In somber setting after school shooting, Mavericks avoid elimination

The Mavericks avoided getting swept by the Warriors in the Western Conference finals thanks to Luka Doncic's 30 points in a Game 4 win.

By Ben GolliverMay 25, 2022

Steve Kerr slams senators after Uvalde school shooting

The Golden State Warriors coach called on senators to pass a bill that would expand federal background checks for gun purchases.

By Ben GolliverMay 25, 2022

What to know about the 2022 NBA playoffs

The schedule and scores from the NBA playoffs.

By Ben GolliverMay 24, 2022

The Celtics-Heat series is a loopy, inexplicable mystery

This Eastern Conference finals have been a notably lopsided affair. And somehow, this series is tied.

By Candace BucknerMay 24, 2022

Thanks to lottery luck, Magic faces its biggest decision of the decade

Magic President Jeff Weltman pledged to conduct a thorough and wide-ranging evaluation process that should include Jabari Smith Jr., Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero.

By Ben GolliverMay 23, 2022

Bradley Beal is rehabbing his wrist and a local basketball court

The guard is out of his cast and still leaning toward re-signing with the Wizards. In the meantime, he's sponsoring a court refurbishment in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

By Ava WallaceMay 23, 2022

At No. 10 spot in NBA draft, Wizards have more options than usual

Washington didn't move up in the lottery but should have a wide number of possibilities in the draft.

By Ava WallaceMay 18, 2022

Chris Miller replaces Justin Kutcher as Wizards’ TV play-by-play voice

Chris Miller has covered the Wizards as a reporter at NBC Sports Washington for the past 15 years.

By Scott AllenApril 29, 2022

Stephen Curry, still rolling, lifts Warriors to cusp of NBA Finals

The star guard has outlasted his peers and outplayed the NBA's next generation while positioning the Warriors for their sixth Finals appearance since 2015.

By Ben GolliverMay 23, 2022

For the Celtics and Heat, gruesome playoff injuries hurt so good

The injuries that have marred the Eastern Conference finals can turn your stomach and stir your spirt.

By Candace BucknerMay 22, 2022

Kevon Looney, the Warriors’ fifth Beatle, stole the show in Game 2

Golden State's unheralded big man came up huge in the second game of the Western Conference finals.

By Ben GolliverMay 21, 2022

Warriors welcome Mavericks to the big stage with a vintage blowout

Golden State sent a clear message to Dallas in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals: We're not the Suns.

By Ben GolliverMay 19, 2022

In an era of NBA phenoms, Jimmy Butler might be the most overlooked superstar

Most NBA stars like to fly. Jimmy Butler likes “banging into people” and seeing who will quit first.

By Candace BucknerMay 18, 2022

As an immature coach, Jason Kidd failed. Then he found Luka Doncic.

Luka Doncic is destined to surpass Jason Kidd. But first, he's lifting him up.

By Jerry BrewerMay 18, 2022

Orlando Magic rediscovers lottery luck to win top pick in NBA draft

The Magic will pick first for the first time since taking Dwight Howard in 2004, as NCAA stars Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero vie to be the top selection.

By Ben GolliverMay 17, 2022

Luka Doncic jumps up a level of stardom with Game 7 shocker over Suns

If the Mavericks upset the Warriors and go on to win the title, Luka Doncic would stand apart in modern NBA history because singular stars rarely win so much, so soon.

By Ben GolliverMay 16, 2022

Hot-shooting Celtics dethrone Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks in Game 7

Grant Williams scored a career-high 27 points to help the hot-shooting Celtics earn a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.

By Ben GolliverMay 15, 2022

Spencer Haywood, who knows fan abuse, worries about our ‘demonic time’

Words of wisdom from a veteran of fan abuse: Fools make noise, but good still perseveres.

By Jerry BrewerMay 15, 2022

Jayson Tatum outduels Giannis Antetokounmpo as Celtics force Game 7

Boston's star forward scored a game-high 46 points to force a Game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

By Ben GolliverMay 14, 2022

Joel Embiid, like Charles Barkley, might need to leave the 76ers

Joel Embiid's Philadelphia 76ers were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs for the fourth time in the past five years.

By Ben GolliverMay 13, 2022

NBA redesigns Finals trophy, adds awards named after Magic Johnson, Larry Bird

The NBA unveiled an updated Larry O'Brien Trophy and announced it will hand out conference finals MVP awards.

By Ben GolliverMay 12, 2022

Grizzlies ‘whoop’ Warriors, revealing some potentially fatal flaws

To reach the Western Conference finals, the Golden State Warriors must bounce back from the worst playoff loss of the Steve Kerr era.

By Ben GolliverMay 12, 2022

Nets GM noncommittal on Kyrie Irving, says he wants ‘selfless’ players

"We’re looking for guys that want to come in here and be part of something bigger than themselves," General Manager Sean Marks said. "Play selfless, play team basketball, and be available."

By Des BielerMay 11, 2022