Stories by Brian Mahoney

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

USA Basketball looking to build foundation for future

LAS VEGAS - While many countries are still trying to qualify for the Olympics, the U.S. is already lining up guys to play. Not just next summer, but potentially five summers down the line.
By Brian Mahoney

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

New NBA schedule features more rest

The Golden State Warriors will see an old friend on opening night and LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas, two of the highlight games of their title defense.
By Brian Mahoney

Friday, June 26, 2015

Big markets load up at NBA Draft

NEW YORK - From coast to coast, the NBA Draft was a big night for the biggest markets.
By Brian Mahoney

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Timberwolves take Towns with No. 1 pick

NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves surprised exactly no one by making Karl-Anthony Towns the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. They were the only team he worked out for.
By Brian Mahoney

Saturday, June 13, 2015

James ready to do whatever is needed for Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. - LeBron James casually swished a jumper from the corner, an otherwise ordinary shot with a higher degree of difficulty given the backpack hanging over his shoulders. In the NBA ...
By Brian Mahoney

Friday, June 12, 2015

NBA already addressed issues

The NBA tried to deal with TV cameras on the basline and concussions long before Thursday night's gagme.
By Brian Mahoney

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Warriors plan to make adjustments for Game 4

Just as they fought their way out a deficit against Memphis in the Western Conference semifinals, the Golden State Warriors believe they will overcome another 2-1 deficit.
By Brian Mahoney

Saturday, June 6, 2015

James vows Cavaliers will be ready in Game 2

OAKLAND, Calif. - The NBA Finals hyped as LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry now seems like James against the Golden State Warriors.
By Brian Mahoney

Friday, June 5, 2015

Cavaliers lose Irving to fractured kneecap

Point guard Kyrie Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that could sideline him for three to four months, the Cavaliers said Friday.
By Brian Mahoney

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Curry, James meet again in NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors square off against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
By Brian Mahoney

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Timberwolves land No. 1 in NBA Draft

NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick.
By Brian Mahoney

Friday, May 1, 2015

Hawks close out Nets

NEW YORK - Paul Millsap had 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Atlanta Hawks finally finished off the Brooklyn Nets in six games.
By Brian Mahoney

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nets out to force Hawks to go the distance

The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets have delivered one of the closest, most competitive series of the first round.
By Brian Mahoney

Monday, April 27, 2015

Nets beat Hawks to tie series at 2

NEW YORK - Deron Williams rebounded from two dismal games with 35 points, and the Brooklyn Nets pulled out a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, tying the series at ...
By Brian Mahoney

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nets beat Hawks in Game 3

NEW YORK - Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Brooklyn trimmed Atlanta's lead to 2-1 with a 91-83 victory Saturday.
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
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