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Warriors hold off Bulls for 14th straight road win

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:04:49 -0500

Klay Thompson scored 38 points, Steph Curry added 30 and the Warriors beat the Bulls 119-112 for their franchise record-tying 14th straight road win.


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NBA suspends Rockets' Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green two games for Clippers locker room incident

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:12:24 -0500

The Houston players will sit out two games for trying to enter the Clippers locker room after a loss Monday night.


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Re-invented Toronto Raptors have their best chance at deep playoff run in years

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:22:23 -0500

The different-look Raptors, led by MVP candidate DeMar DeRozan, are on pace for a franchise-record victories with a mix of veterans and youth.


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Bucks' bad habits return late in home loss to Heat

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:13:03 -0500

Milwaukee got bogged down in the fourth by well-known habits of over-dribbling and settling for tough jumpers and lost to Miami 106-101.


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Raptors hold on for win as Pistons fade down the stretch

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:27:38 -0500

Toronto held Detroit to 10 points over the final seven-plus minutes for a 96-91 win.


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Midseason NBA MVP rankings: Welcome to the race, Anthony Davis

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:05:49 -0500

Davis is the first player since 1988 to record back-to-back games with at least 45 points and 15 rebounds.


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Rookie power rankings: Chicago Bulls' Lauri Markkanen making NBA history

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:47:02 -0500

Rookie Lauri Markkanen reached 100 three-pointers faster than any player in NBA history.


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Toronto Raptors announce new Drake-inspired collaboration

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:46:59 -0500

The Raptors and Drake announced a new partnership aimed at celebrating and fostering basketball in Canada.


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'A decline in civility': Inside the tensions between NBA players and refs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:10:36 -0500

The tensions between the league’s referees and its players continue to escalate with All-Star meeting a month out.


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NBA Click & Roll: Get exclusive analysis in newsletter

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:53:00 -0500

Insider content and expert commentary from USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt.


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Record projections, award predictions for 2017-18 NBA season

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:33:50 -0400

Who will take home the MVP? How many game will the Warriors win? Is Draymond Green up for another Defensive Player of the Year award? We take a look.


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Predicting the NBA All-Star teams: Starters, reserves and snubs

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:49:33 -0500

USA TODAY NBA insiders Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt offer their All-Star predictions ahead of Los Angeles.


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Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:51:06 -0500

Amid doping scandals, Russians are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago


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G-League Showcase is one-stop shopping for USA Basketball

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:45:12 -0500

With NBA players unavailable for FIBA World Cup qualifying games, USA Basketball is scouting G-League Showcase to find players.


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Clippers hang on to beat Nuggets 109-104 for 6th win in row

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:09:53 -0500

Blake Griffin had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Denver Nuggets 109-104 for their season-high sixth win in a row


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LeBron James on retiring: My kids will be a 'deciding factor in how long I want to play'

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:47:55 -0500

LeBron James isn't close to retiring, but he said missing his kids' basketball games weighs on him.


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Mitchell scores 34 in Utah's 120-105 win over Kings

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:31:23 -0500

Donovan Mitchell scored 23 of his 34 points in the second half and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 120-105


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Aldridge, Mills lead Spurs over Nets after Leonard shut down

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:18:38 -0500

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 points, Patty Mills made seven 3-pointers and the San Antonio Spurs responded to the latest absence of Kawhi Leonard by beating the Brooklyn Nets 100-95


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Evans has 23 points, 10 assists as Grizzlies beat Knicks

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:15:32 -0500

Tyreke Evans had 23 points, including three free throws in the closing seconds, along with 10 assists to lift the Memphis Grizzlies over the New York Knicks 105-99


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Evolution of an All-Star: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan adds new wrinkle to offensive game

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:11:49 -0500

DeMar DeRozan has improved his three-point shot in the best all-around season of his career, leading the Raptors to second place in the East.


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The story behind Nike's new NBA City Edition uniforms

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:01:56 -0500

Each City Edition uniform dives deep into city and team culture, referencing everything from monuments to franchise legends.


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Whiteside leads Heat to 106-101 win over Bucks

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:44:32 -0500

Hassan Whiteside had a season-high 27 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Miami Heat to a 106-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks


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Valanciunas has double-double as Raptors beat Pistons 96-91

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:17:09 -0500

Valanciunas has 17 points and 16 rebounds as Raptors beat Pistons 96-91 to avoid first three-game losing streak of season


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Bazemore hits winning shot, Hawks beat Pelicans 94-93

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:08:34 -0500

Kent Bazemore hit a jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Hawks rallied from 19 points down to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 94-93 before a sparse crowd on an icy night in Atlanta


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Hornets hammer Wizards 133-109 in Clifford's return

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:28:24 -0500

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 21 points, Dwight Howard had another double-double and the Charlotte Hornets used a record-setting first half to beat the Washington Wizards 133-109 in coach Steve Clifford's return


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Houston's Ariza, Green suspended 2 games apiece by NBA

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:47:56 -0500

The NBA decides: Rockets players Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green each suspended two games for entering Clippers' locker room


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Golden State's Bell leaves with sprained left ankle

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:51:07 -0500

Golden State's Jordan Bell departs with sprained left ankle






Lonzo Ball out vs Thunder, unlikely to play Friday either

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:04:41 -0500

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball was ruled out for a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due a sore left knee



Spurs' Leonard out indefinitely to continue injury rehab

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:40:55 -0500

The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a right quadriceps injury


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Dwyane Wade put his ego aside and is thriving off the bench for the Cavs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:08:00 -0500

Dwyane Wade said he looked in the mirror and realized if he wanted to be the best player he could be for the Cavs, he needed to come off the bench.


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Sights and sounds: Warriors players share highlights from fantastic preseason China trip

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 17:32:50 -0400

Now on their way home, some of the Warriors shared a few of their best memories from their preseason China trip.


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When athletes share their battles with mental illness

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:20:28 -0400

Roughly one in five Americans suffer from mental illnesses. Athletes might be more at risk


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