Joy in Minnesota After Timberwolves Pick Towns, Tyus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 8,000 Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night, knowing that Karl-Anthony Towns was coming. They hoped Tyus Jones might be sticking around, too. For once the Timberwolves gave their long-suffering fans exactly what they wanted. The Wolves drafted Towns, the Kentucky... Read more
Timberwolves Select Towns with No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft
NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant. Knicks fans just got mad – though not for long. Minnesota selected Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the... Read more
Timberwolves Hold First Pick in Tonight’s NBA Draft
NEW YORK (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns hoisted a child high up toward his shoulders, letting the youngster at an NBA community service event feel what it was like to rock the rim with a dunk. Next up for Towns might be trying to help lift the Minnesota Timberwolves. The... Read more
Karl-Anthony Towns Says There is ‘No Promise’ from T-Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns has heard his name connected to the Timberwolves for the upcoming NBA draft for more than a month now, with the Kentucky big man seemingly destined to land in Minnesota on Thursday night. Even after a report surfaced Monday that the Timberwolves have already... Read more
Potential Top Pick Karl-Anthony Towns Works Out For Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, less than a week before the Wolves pick first in the NBA draft. Towns arrived in the Twin Cities on Friday night. He took a tour of the Wolves’ new $25 million practice... Read more
Warriors Win NBA Title In Game 6
CLEVELAND (AP) — As the final seconds ticked off and the Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at him. James could do nothing more. He extended a conceding hand and congratulations. Moments later, Curry was hoisting a trophy... Read more
Warriors’ Iguodala Voted MVP of the NBA Finals
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest from Game 6 of the NBA Finals: Golden State’s Andre Iguodala has been voted NBA Finals MVP. Iguodala didn’t start a game all season until Steve Kerr inserted him into the lineup in Game 4 after the Warriors trailed 2-1. Iguodala defended LeBron James... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The final buzzer sounded, and LeBron James wasn’t done. As fans filed out of the quieting arena, James grabbed the ball and spiked it with all his might. He flexed his arms and pounded his chest, letting out a roar that echoed from California to... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in... Read more
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston’s embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to do was take that frustration out on the other team. Harden did just that, scoring a playoff career-high... Read more