Basketball

AP source: Thunder's Anthony to opt in, take $28…

AP source: Thunder's Carmelo Anthony to opt in, take $28 million

Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise

Deandre Ayton arrived in Phoenix on Tuesday comfortable with the pressurized role he will find himself in as the No.1 pick in the NBA draft

Stephen Curry hits from way downtown in the third…

Stephen Curry hits from way downtown in the third quarter

Dirk to Doncic: Mavs tap brakes on inevitable…

Mavericks tap brakes on comparisons after drafting promising Euro player Luka Doncic to lift struggling franchise 20 years after doing same with Dirk Nowitzki

Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is…

General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star Kawhi Leonard is unhappy with the San Antonio Spurs

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No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young…

The Phoenix Suns have made Deandre Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history

A mom's fairytale draft spoiled by employer _ the…

A mom's NBA draft fairy tale ending spoiled by employer _ the 76ers

Behind the scenes of Kevin Huerter's draft moment

The hardest part of NBA draft night for Kevin Huerter was keeping a straight face

Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars…

Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted

AP source: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets…

Person familiar with situation says Charlotte Hornets agree to trade center Dwight Howard to Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov, 2 future second-round draft picks.

Block of the Night: Draymond Green

Draymond Green chases James Harden down and swats it away in the paint.

NBA in London: Wizards vs Knicks in January

The NBA returns to London for regular-season game between the Wizards and Knicks on Jan. 17 in O2 Arena

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over…

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing Milwaukee and its police department, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black

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Play of the Day: James Harden

James Harden dimes it behind his back to Clint Capela as he rises for the huge slam.

Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of…

Cavaliers enter NBA draft not knowing LeBron's plans

DiVincenzo's path: NCAA title-game star to NBA…

Donte DiVincenzo's plan was test the NBA draft waters this spring _ until the national title game happened

Move of the Night: Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon catches it inbounds and runs fullcourt to euro step and lay it up and in at the halftime buzzer.

AP source: Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

AP source: Kawhi Leonard decides he wants to be traded from San Antonio

Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

Golden State fans in gold and blue and holding signs that read "Dynasty" lined the streets as Oakland celebrated another Warriors title with a parade downtown

Steal of the Night: James Harden

James Harden steals it away from Kevin Durant and rushes down the lane for the slam.

Warriors GM Bob Myers will give Durant new deal…

Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr

Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with…

The Detroit Pistons hire Dwane Casey, giving him 5-year deal

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Dunk of the Night: Clint Capela

James Harden drives and lobs it up to Clint Capela in the air to throw down the slam.

Assist of the Night: James Harden

James Harden dimes it behind his back to Clint Capela as he rises for the huge slam.

Kevin Durant dials from long distance in the…

Kevin Durant dials from long distance in the fourth quarter