Stories by Brian Mahoney

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Title favorite isn't clear in wide-open NBA playoffs

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now.
By Brian Mahoney

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Late dunk lifts short-handed Hawks

NEW YORK - Al Horford made the go-ahead basket on a dunk with 19 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-111 on Wednesday night to complete a season sweep.
By Brian Mahoney

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Point guards, Garnett are moved at NBA trade deadline

Point guards moving quickly made this trade deadline a transition game. Kevin Garnett is also headed back where he started.
By Brian Mahoney

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

NBA's preseason favorites now in chase-mode

NEW YORK - LeBron James isn't used to looking up at so many teams at the All-Star break. The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks occupy his former perch atop the standings, and both teams ...
By Brian Mahoney

Westbrook leads West in All-Star Game

NEW YORK - Russell Westbrook scored 41 points, one shy of the NBA All-Star Game record, and the Western Conference beat the East 163-158 on Sunday night.
By Brian Mahoney

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

NBA would gain if Knicks could get NBA Finals there

The NBA's first trip back to New York for All-Star week since '98 was a smashing success. City officials estimated it made a nearly $200 million impact on the city, according to NBA Commissioner ...
By Brian Mahoney

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Stars get chilly reception in Big Apple

NEW YORK - After years of performing only in warm-weather cities in the South and West, the NBA's All-Star game has come back to the bitterly cold Big Apple,
By Brian Mahoney

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

All-Star Game to bring good basketball back to Big Apple

The NBA All-Star festivities come to New York, and locals say the enthusiasm can't be diminished no matter how many games the Knicks or Nets have lost.
By Brian Mahoney

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Referees union backs female official

NEW YORK - The union representing NBA referees defended official Lauren Holtkamp on Friday after "personal and unprofessional comments" by Clippers guard Chris Paul.
By Brian Mahoney

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Hawks knock off Knicks again

NEW YORK - Paul Millsap scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder extended his best stretch in the NBA with two big baskets in the final 2 minutes.
By Brian Mahoney

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Team USA turns focus to Rio after romping to title

The Americans run perhaps the most stable program in the world, gold medalists at both the men's and women's, senior and junior levels.
By Brian Mahoney

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

U.S. rolls into Basketball World Cup final

BARCELONA, Spain - James Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third quarter as the United States rolled to a 96-68 semifinal victory over Lithuania on Thursday night in the ...
By Brian Mahoney

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Americans wrap up pool play unbeaten

BILBAO, Spain - James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World ...
By Brian Mahoney

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Americans improve to 4-0 in FIBA World Cup

BILBAO, Spain - Kenneth Faried kept up his sharp shooting with 16 points and the U.S. national team rolled to a 4-0 start with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night.
By Brian Mahoney

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

US routs New Zealand at Basketball World Cup

BILBAO, Spain - Anthony Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried added 15 and 11 boards and the U.S. stayed unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup.
By Brian Mahoney

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Spain, Greece earn a trip to the round of 16

Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup.
By Brian Mahoney

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014

US surges past Turkey after slow start

BILBAO, Spain - Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the ...
By Brian Mahoney

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

US cruises in final tuneup

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands - Anthony Davis scored 18 points with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory.
By Brian Mahoney

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Coach K, US team pay visit to West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Mike Krzyzewski returned to West Point on Monday with the U.S. national team, which toured the campus, ate lunch with cadets in the mess hall and held an open practice for ...
By Brian Mahoney

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

James, Cavaliers to play Heat in Miami on Christmas

NEW YORK - LeBron James will play his first game since rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers at home Oct. 30 against New York, then return to Miami for the first time on Christmas Day.
By Brian Mahoney
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