King James scores 43 as Cavs take 2-0 lead over Raptors

TORONTO, Canada — Kevin Love (31 points and 11 rebounds) felt something special on the verge following shoot around, as Lebron James finished with 43 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 128-110 on Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. unreal pic.twitter.com/JQOhiENrOH — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) 4 maj…

Suns Agree to Terms with Igor Kokoškov To Become New Head Coach

PHOENIX, Arizona — The Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms with Igor Kokoškov to become the team’s new head coach, making him the first head coach born and raised outside North America in NBA history. Kokoškov will begin his duties as Suns head coach following the conclusion of the Utah Jazz season. “We are thrilled…

Jazz make adjustments to tie Series at 1-1; Mitchell posts double-double

HOUSTON, Texas — The Utah Jazz made adjustments following the Game 1 blowout, as they captured a 116-108 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals Wednesday night. Utah will now return home to Salt Lake City for Game 3 on Friday night. “[Donovan] made good decisions in the pick-and-roll,…

James has triple-double, Cavs beat Raptors in OT in Game 1

TORONTO, Canada — There was no doubt in the Cavs after trailing 33-19 in first period, as they claimed a road victory in overtime in Game 1 over the Toronto Raptors, shifting the series momentum in their direction. LeBron James recorded his 21st career playoff triple-double with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds —…

Celtics defense contains 76ers in Game 1, Win 117-101

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Rozier, Tatum and Hortford combined for 83 points as the Boston Celtics took game 1 with a 117-101 win over the Phildelphia 76ers on Monday night of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Backup point guard Terry Rozier scored 29, eight rebounds and six assists, rookie forward Jayson Tatum had a career-high 28 points…

Pacers force return to Cleveland; Lebron “I’m focused on Game 7”

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers forced a game seven, behind Victor Oladipo’s first career postseason triple-double, as the Pacers sent the series back to Cleveland with a 121-87 blowout win on Friday night. “I thought they really played fast and tried to attack us early,” Lue said. “I don’t even remember (what happened to start…