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Boston’s Smart fined $50K for shoving Embiid

NEW YORK (AFP) –Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday after forcefully shoving Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid to the floor in a loss a night earlier. Smart received a flagrant foul and automatic ejection for the shove, which took place with 7:06 remaining in the third quarter of […]

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T-Wolves lose Rose, Covington, Teague for season

NEW YORK (AFP) – Minnesota Timberwolves’s slim NBA playoffs hopes suffered a major setback Thursday with the announcement that guards Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague and forward Robert Covington were ruled out for the rest of the season. The T-Wolves are 32-39 after dropping seven of their past 10 games and would need to win […]

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Bucks lose Mirotic with broken left thumb

The Bucks announced Wednesday that an x-ray and examination by team physician William Raasch revealed the fracture, but did not list a timetable for his return.

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Chinese, Croatian teams to join NBA Vegas Summer League

The 15th NBA Summer League will be an 83-game competition from July 5-15 on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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Sixers nip  Celtics in stormy duel

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Jimmy Butler led a fourth quarter comeback as the Philadelphia 76ers overpowered the Boston Celtics, 118-115, in a stormy Eastern Conference duel on Wednesday. Butler scored 15 points in the final period as the Sixers overturned a nine-point deficit to seal their first win of the season against Boston while extending […]

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Rockets down Hawks as Harden makes history; Curry stars for GSW

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Houston Rockets star James Harden carved a piece of NBA history on Tuesday after a 31-point haul against the Atlanta Hawks made him the first player to score at least 30 points against every team in the league in the same season. The 29-year-old reigning NBA MVP’s points milestone came in […]

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