Lakers move on without Nash

A day after Steve Nash's season - and possibly his career - ended before the regular season opener there wasn't much said at all about the point guard who never played enough to make a difference ...

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

NBA owners fail to approve draft lottery reform

NBA owners voted down proposed changes to the league's draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

'Antsy' Durant doesn't plan to rush back

Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a tough time getting used to the fact that he will miss the early part of the season with a bone fracture in his right foot.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Celtics beat Nets in experimental 44-minute game

NEW YORK - Jared Sullin­ger had 21 points and 19 rebounds to help the Boston Cel­tics beat the Brookyln Nets 95-90 on Sunday in an experimental 44-minute game.

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Hawks fall to Pistons in preseason game

ATLANTA - Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-100 on Saturday night in a preseason game.

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Irving back on court for Cavs

CLEVELAND - Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving returned to the court Friday night after missing three games with a sprained right ankle.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Bulls nip Hawks

CHICAGO - Jimmy Butler hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Chicago Bulls an 85-84 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Nowitzki in favor of NBA playing a shorter season

Dirk Nowitzki has a problem with the NBA messing with his game.

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Thunder prepare to play without Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY - For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Durant to miss start of season with foot injury

Kevin Durant, the NBA's leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot.

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

James still 'undecided' on playing in Olympics

The beaches and glamour of Rio de Janeiro haven't yet convinced LeBron James that he should come back in two years for a shot at a third Olympic gold medal.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

James says facing Heat 'really not a storyline'

LeBron James downplayed Saturday's meeting between the Cleveland Cavaliers and his former team, the Miami Heat, in a preseason game in Brazil.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Pacers sign coach to extension

Larry Bird ended the speculation about Frank Vogel's job security before it could even begin. He's safe.

Hawks' improved depth helps inspire optimism

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks management had to spend too much of the off-season saying "We're sorry." Hawks players have a different message in training camp: "We're better."
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Faried agrees to extension with Nuggets

A person familiar with the negotiations says Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract extension.

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Hawks' forward-center breaks his nose

Atlanta Hawks forward-center Pero Antic will miss Monday night's preseason opener against New Orleans with a broken nose.

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Atlanta Hawks could have new owner in 2014

Atlanta's mayor says he hopes the city's NBA team will have a new owner by the end of the year.

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Dallas Maverick forward wishes trip could have happened

Al-Farouq Aminu had a trip to Africa to participate in a basketball camp canceled in June because of fears from the Ebola outbreak.

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

James back on floor in Cleveland

Long lines wrapped around Quicken Loans Arena as Cavaliers fans eagerly waited to welcome back LeBron James.

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Hawks take it easy with Horford

The Atlanta Hawks are playing it safe with Al Horford, not wanting to risk another injury like the ones that kept him out for the better part of two seasons.
By Paul Newberry

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