Stories by Brian Mahoney

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Simmons goes first in NBA Draft

NEW YORK - The Philadelphia 76ers selected Louisiana State freshman Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick Thursday night as the NBA Draft opened with three freshmen chosen in a row.
By Brian Mahoney

Monday, June 20, 2016

Australia's Simmons could go first in the NBA Draft

The NBA Draft should include many international players, including Australia's Ben Simmons.
By Brian Mahoney

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Warriors to make run at Bulls' record in second half

TORONTO - The Golden State Warriors are chasing history. Everyone else in the NBA is chasing the Warriors.
By Brian Mahoney

Bryant goes out a winner in All-Star Game

TORONTO - Kobe Bryant said his NBA All-Star Game goodbye and the next generation of the West's best sent him off a winner, rolling to a record-setting 196-173 victory over the East on Sunday night.
By Brian Mahoney

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

NBA players join campaign to end gun violence

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Joakim Noah also are featured in the spot in support of Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation's largest violence prevention organization in the country.
By Brian Mahoney

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Hawks drop Knicks

NEW YORK - Jeff Teague scored 23 points, Al Horford added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the New York Knicks 112-101 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season.
By Brian Mahoney

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

NBA coaches want to cut back number of preseason games

The NBA preseason schedule, with so many games that Gregg Popovich didn't even bother going to San Antonio's opener, is mercifully nearing its end.
By Brian Mahoney

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Trio is NBA video game cover boys

League MVP Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis earned cover honors for the NBA 2K16 video game
By Brian Mahoney

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

NBA star Moses Malone dies at 60

Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball's most ferocious rebounders, died Sunday in Norfolk, Virginia, where was scheduled to appear at a charity golf event. He was 60.
By Brian Mahoney

NBA great Moses Malone dies

Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball's most ferocious rebounders, died Sunday. He was 60.
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
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