KD scores 37 points as Warriors cruise past Rockets 119-106

HOUSTON, Texas — Kevin Durant scored 37 points on Monday night to lead the Warriors to a 119-106 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. “He’s one of the best scorers ever,” D’Antoni said of Durant. “I thought he was extremely good. But we can withstand that. We can’t…

Jalen Rose’s 2017 NBA re-draft: Who goes No. 1 overall?

NEW YORK — After the rookies compiled their report cards following their first NBA Season, Former NBA All-Star and member of the Michigan Wolverines “Fab Five,” Jalen Rose, re-drafts the 2017 rookie class on Get Up along with Stephen Jackson and Michelle Beadle.

Celtics take Game 1 of Eastern COnference, Brown scores 23 points in 108-83 win

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Marcus Morris scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds as the Boston Celtics scored 61 first half points to take an eventual Game 1 victory in the Eastern Conference Finals over Cleveland 108-83 on Sunday. The Celtics led by as much as 28 points before Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue sat 4-time…

Cavs’ George Hill earns degree from IUPUI

INDIANAPOLIS — The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, George Hill, received his degree from the School of Liberal Arts from IUPUI in Indianapolis while his teammates prepared forGame 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston. “He’s been great,” Lue said. “Just coming into Game 7 versus Indiana, where he hadn’t played in three-plus games, to…

Atlanta Hawks named Lloyd Pierce as next head coach

ATLANTA, Georgia -– The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club announced it has reached an agreement in principle with Lloyd Pierce to become the team’s new head coach. Pierce will be the 13th full-time head coach in Hawks history. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. “As we set out to find a new…

Dwane Casey Relieved Of Head Coaching Duties

TORONTO, Canada — Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri announced Friday that Dwane Casey has been relieved of his duties as the team’s head coach. “After careful consideration, I have decided this is a very difficult but necessary step the franchise must take. As a team, we are constantly trying to grow and improve in order…

Rockets and Warriors to meet in Western Conference Finals

HOUSTON, Texas — CP3 poured in a career playoff high scoring 41 points as the Houton Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz with a 112-102 victory in Game 5 on Tuesdy night. “The performance that Chris put out there — if he didn’t make it out this time, something’s wrong,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. Paul knocked…

T.J. McConnell helps 76ers claim 103-92 victory, Force Game 5

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — T.J. McConnell a career-high 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in only his second start of the season to force a Game 5 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday night. “The obvious is the obvious,” Brett Brown said of the fallout from Monday’s starting line-up shuffle. “It’s the way he…

Knicks Officially name David Fizdale the 29th head coach in the franchise’s history

NEW YORK, New York – The New York Knickerbockers announced on Monday that David Fizdale has been named the 29th head coach in the franchise’s history. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I would like to congratulate and welcome David to the Knicks organization,” said Jim Dolan, Executive Chairman and CEO, The Madison Square…

The Cavs sweep Raptors to advace to Eastern Conference Finals

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Cavaliers swept straight through their Eastern Conference Semifinal showdown against the Toronto Raptors to the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth year in a row with a 128-93 win in Game 4 on Monday night. Lebron James finished with 29 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds. Kevin Love added 23…