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News about basketball. Commentary and archival information about basketball from The New York Times.

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Cavaliers’ Reward for the Title Is to Share a Prized Trophy

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:48:52 -0500

Like some other recent N.B.A. champions, Cleveland has taken the Larry O’Brien Trophy on tour, but the extent to which they have embraced the trophy is unique.

N.B.A. Preview: Crystal Balls Show Cavaliers and Warriors Back in the Finals

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:29:53 -0500

The two teams who met in the finals last season are most likely to outclass the rest of the league once again.

W.N.B.A. Admits Officials Made Critical Error Late in Game 5 of Finals

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:00 -0500

Officials missed a shot clock violation by the Sparks with 1:14 left in the deciding Game 5 Thursday, when Los Angeles beat the Minnesota Lynx, 77-76.

With 3.1 Seconds Left, Los Angeles Sparks Seize W.N.B.A. Title

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:46:55 -0500

Nneka Ogwumike hit a short jumper to lift the Sparks past the Minnesota Lynx. It was the first title for Candace Parker, who finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds.

Louisville’s Rick Pitino Claims Dominion, Except When Scandal Hits

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:56:45 -0500

Like any successful coach, Pitino has an obsessive attention to detail. Still, he insists, he had no knowledge of a staff member providing Louisville basketball recruits with stripteases and sex.

N.C.A.A. Charges Louisville’s Rick Pitino With Rules Violations in Sex Scandal

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:37:10 -0500

The charges against the coach and other staff in the men’s basketball program were related to a scandal in which a university employee provided prostitutes to players and recruits.

Sparks’ Candace Parker Ignores Slights, Heeding Pat Summitt’s Lessons

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:42:36 -0500

Parker, left off the roster for the Rio Olympics and absent from the all-W.N.B.A. teams, has kept the focus instilled by Summitt, her college coach.

Ex-N.B.A. Star Amar’e Stoudemire Rises as an Art Connoisseur

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:02:26 -0500

The former Knick collects art, advises pro basketball players and was tapped by Sotheby’s to be a liaison to high net-worth athletes.

Jury Clears Knicks’ Derrick Rose of Liability in Rape Suit

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:40:27 -0500

A jury on Wednesday found in favor of the Knicks guard and two of his friends in a federal civil suit filed by a woman who had accused them of rape.

N.B.A. Executives Predict a Finals Rematch

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:58:54 -0500

The league’s general managers expect a third straight matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.