Detroit Pistons bid to host 2020, 2021 NBA All-Star games

DETROIT – The Motor City looks to bring the NBA All-Star experience to Little Caesars Arena, as the Detroit Pistons has officially submitted a bid to host the star-studded event for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, the club announced Friday. It will be the first time the game will be played in Detroit since 1959….

Harden scores 34 points to lead Rockets past OKC – Western Conference Semifinals

HOUSTON – MVP candidate Houston Rockets James Harden scored 34 points (4 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 3 steals) as the Houston Rockets moved forward to the Western Conference Semifinals despite a 47-point effort from Russell Westbrook to earn a 105-99 win  on Tuesday night. The Rockets and head coach Mike Dantoni received steady…

Drake to Host First-Annual NBA Awards

NEW YORK – Drake continues to make Headlines, bagging another gig as the host for the first annual NBA Awards ceremony by TNT this upcoming June. The show, which will be held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, will air on June 26 at 9 p.m. ET. Hosting first-ever NBA Awards…

Hawks even series 2-2 with 111-101 over Wizards

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks received a 20 minute contribution from 35-year-old Spanish playmaker Jose Calederon ( 10 points, 5 assists) that propelled the them to a 111-101 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night at Phillips Arena. Chill, Dwight. pic.twitter.com/duasbWJToV — Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) 25 april 2017 The Hawks used a balanced attack…

Cavs Sweep Pacers 4-0; Advance to Eastern Conference Semifinals

ATLANTA – Lebron James nailed the go-ahead basket, a three-pointer over the Indiana Pacers Myles Turner (22 points) with one minute and ten seconds left to play in the 4th quarter to lift the reigning NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-102 victory on Sunday night. The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player finished with 33…

Clippers tie series with 99-91 victory in Game 2

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Clippers bounced back from a game 1 loss behind the play of Blake Griffin 24 points and a 99-91 victory on Tuesday night that tied their playoff series at 1-1. 🔥✔️ pic.twitter.com/rTi7azpD76 — LA Clippers (@LAClippers) 19 april 2017 DeAndre Jordan finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds, and…

BIG 3 Announces 10-Week Schedule

NEW YORK, NY – The BIG3, the highly-anticipated 3-on-3 professional basketball league, has un-veiled its full 10-week schedule. The season will tip off June 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, followed by reg-ular season stops in basketball hotbeds Charlotte, Philadelphia, Tulsa, Nashville, Dallas, Lexington (Ky.) and Los Angeles. The BIG3 Playoffs will bring professional…

Leonard scores 37 points as Spurs take 2-0 series lead

SAN ANTONIO – Kawhi Leonard scored a playoff career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. The former NBA Finals MVP finished 9 for 14 from the field and was 19 for 19 on…

Cavs take 2-0 series lead over Pacers

CLEVELAND – Kyrie Irving scored 37 points to lead all scorers on Monday night to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 117-111 win and a 2-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Kevin Love poured in 27 points and 11 rebounds while Lebron James added 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists….

Josh Jackson declares for NBA Draft

Photo by Kansas Athletics//Jeff & Laura Jacobsen

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Detroit native Josh Jackson of the Kansas Jayhawks announced his decision to enter the 2017 NBA Draft on Monday after one season at the program. The 6-foot-8 guard, who is considered a top pick, earned Big 12 newcomer of the year honors after averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. Jackson guided the…