Warriors pound Mavericks in Game 1

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry had 21 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, Golden State’s defense held Luka Doncic in check, and the Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-87 on Wednesday night for a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Doncic scored 20 points but shot just 6 for 18 and 3 of 10 … Read more

G-League PG Dyson Daniels may be NBA draft option for Knicks

CHICAGO — Is Dyson Daniels a point guard? As NBA personnel men gathered inside Wintrust Arena on Wednesday for the first day of draft combine workouts and measurements, a big question they had regarding Daniels, a fascinating lottery prospect, is whether or not he could be considered a point guard. Born and raised in Australia, … Read more

Mavericks vs. Warriors Game 1 player prop bet predictions

Commercial Content 21+ The Dallas Mavericks did it. Chris Paul and the Suns put up one of the worst Game 7s in NBA history and we are set up for a fascinating Western Conference Finals. The series between Dallas and the Golden State Warriors begins with Game 1 Wednesday, May 18 at 9:00 pm ET … Read more

Where Top 14 picks will go

The Magic are on the clock. For the fourth time in franchise history, Orlando has the No. 1 pick, and the team may need all the time between now and June 23 to decide on its selection. There is no clear-cut No. 1. There are three high-level prospects who can all make a case for … Read more

Knicks stay put at No. 11

CHICAGO — The Knicks’ lottery jinx continued Tuesday in Chicago. Senior executive William Wesley, wearing a dark blue suit and orange tie, couldn’t bring the Knicks any luck as the club stayed put at No. 11 during the pingpong ball rollout. Wesley nodded his head up and down when the Knicks were announced at 11. … Read more

Kyrie Irving, Nets GM Sean Marks yet to talk contract

Nets general manager Sean Marks said the team hasn’t had conversations with Kyrie Irving yet about the mercurial star guard’s contract, adding they’ll see if staying together is “the right fit.” Marks met with the media last week, and also recorded an interview that aired on YES Network on Monday. He addressed Irving’s $36.9 million … Read more

Patrick Beverley faces backlash from NBA stars over Chris Paul rant

Patrick Beverley’s roast of Chris Paul on ESPN’s morning shows wasn’t well-received by some past and present NBA stars. Beverley — who appeared on Monday’s episodes of “Get Up” and “First Take,” just hours after Paul and the Suns were eliminated by the Mavericks in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals series — said … Read more

Knicks looking to break trend in return to NBA Draft lottery

MSG’s CEO James Dolan has experienced an exhilarating last few days in watching his other garden team, the Rangers, stage rally after rally to come back from a 3-1 deficit and advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. A handful of Knicks were at Game 7, including coach Tom Thibodeau and Immanuel … Read more

Immaturity cost Cavaliers ‘more championships’

Kyrie Irving discussed why he asked out of Cleveland just a year after winning a title, and how the blowback he got in the aftermath shaped who he is today. The Nets star — who has a decision to make next month on whether to opt-in to the final year of his Brooklyn contract — … Read more

Luka Doncic’s legend grows, Chris Paul exposed in NBA playoffs

Time gets us all. And in the Mavericks’ dismantling of the top-seeded Suns, Luka Doncic showed his time is now and Chris Paul’s is past. The Mavericks rolled into a 123-90, Game 7 win that was shocking not in the final victor but in how easy that victory was. They led by 42 points after … Read more