NBA

Finch: Towns' struggles in Game 3 'hard to watch'

Karl-Anthony Towns is having a historically difficult start to the Western Conference finals. After another rough night in a Game 3 loss that put Minnesota on the brink of playoff elimination, there was no sugarcoating it from his coach, Chris Finch. ... Continue Reading

'Born for this': Irving, Doncic rally Mavs again

Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic came up big in crunch time again as the Mavericks took a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Timberwolves on Sunday. ... Continue Reading

Mavs center Lively ruled out with neck sprain

Mavericks rookie center Dereck Lively II was ruled out of Game 3 against the Timberwolves because of a neck sprain. ... Continue Reading

With script flipped, Celts hope to close out Pacers

The Celtics are aware that their work is far from over with a 3-0 series lead heading into Game 4 against the Pacers on Monday night. ... Continue Reading

Stan Van Gundy reveals cause of wife's death

Stan Van Gundy's wife of 35 years died Aug. 16, at which time her cause of death was said to be "unexpected." Van Gundy said on the "South Beach Sessions" podcast that Kim, 61, died by suicide. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Kings, Mike Brown table contract talks

Kings coach Mike Brown has one guaranteed season left on his original four-year contract. ... Continue Reading

Mavs outduel Wolves in clutch again to win Game 3

Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic came up big in crunch time again as the Mavericks took a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Timberwolves on Sunday. ... Continue Reading

Haliburton status in limbo with season on brink

Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton is out for Game 3 against the Celtics due to a left hamstring injury. His availability for Game 4 is in question. ... Continue Reading

Anthony Edwards puts Daniel Gafford on a poster

Late in the third quarter, Edwards threw down a momentum-shifting dunk over Gafford. ... Continue Reading

Follow live: Mavericks look to extend lead against Timberwolves

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Stephen and Ayesha Curry welcome fourth child

The couple's new son, named Caius Chai, is their first child since 2018. ... Continue Reading

How Rudy Gobert made peace with being the NBA's most ridiculed player

Gobert has found himself the subject of barbs and ridicule from star players, fans -- even Hall of Famers. ... Continue Reading

Edwards aims for bounce back with 'lot of shots'

Anthony Edwards said he needs to be "super aggressive" with his shot if the Timberwolves are going to flip the script in Dallas. ... Continue Reading

Cavs on Bickerstaff firing: Need a 'new approach'

J.B. Bickerstaff didn't do anything wrong to deserve being fired; the Cavaliers just feel like they reached their limit with him, Cavs president Koby Altman said. ... Continue Reading

Doncic inspires Mavericks' magic: Biggest takeaways from Game 2

We break down Luka Doncic's clutch shot, the Wolves' chances at getting back into the series and more. ... Continue Reading