Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns to meet in Western Conference Finals

LOS ANGELES, California — Tyronn Lue improved to 12-1 in closeout games as a head coach as the Los Angeles Clippers advanced to the Western Conference Finals on Friday, for the first time in franchise history. The close-out victory was viewed by 17,105 at Staples Center, after California eased COVID-19 safety restrictions on Tuesday. Terance…

Celtics Acquire Five-Time All-Star Al Horford in Deal with Thunder

BOSTON, Massachusetts  —  The Boston Celtics have acquired 14-year NBA veteran and five-time All-Star Al Horford in addition to Moses Brown, and a 2023 second round draft pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for guard Kemba Walker, a 2021 first round draft pick, and a 2025 second round draft pick, the team announced today….

Phoenix Suns Willie Green a Candidate for Orlando Magic Head Coaching job

DETROIT, Michigan — Former Detroit Titans and current assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns, Willie Green is reportedly among a list of candidates for the Orlando Magic’s head coach vacancy following Steve Clifford’s departure from the organization, according to The Athletic’s Josh Robbins. The Magic have asked permission to interview Green, as well as Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Charles…

Antetokounmpo, Middleton dominate as Bucks force Game 7 in Brooklyn

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to victory on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 with the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Middleton finished with a career playoff high with 38 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 points as the Bucks defended their home court in a 104-89 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Jrue…

AT&T Brings Together Star-Studded NBA Conference Finals Concert Series Featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Cordae & CHIKA 

DALLAS, Texas —  AT&T, the Official 5G Wireless Network Partner of the NBA and presenting partner of the NBA Conference Finals, is giving fans the best in music to celebrate the best in basketball with AT&T 5G Courtside Concerts. The four-part concert series will feature two-time Grammy nominated Cordae , rising star CHIKA, and hip-hop legends 2 Chainz and Big Sean as they each perform a unique, multi-dimensional set powered by the most innovative extended reality (xR) and AT&T network…

Hawks comeback from 26 points down, take Game 5 in Philly

ATLANTA, Georgia — Trae Young scored 39 points for the Atlanta Hawks who rallied from 26-point deficit to claim a 109-106 Game 5 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. “We found a hot hand in Lou and found a rotation that works and stayed with it,” McMillan said. “They showed their true character.”…

LaMelo Ball Named 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The NBA announced today that Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been named the 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, making him the third rookie in franchise history to be selected as Rookie of the Year along with Larry Johnson (1991-92) and Emeka Okafor (2004-05). Ball earns Rookie of the…