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Lakers’ Russell Westbrook Deal Shifts Power Back to Los Angeles

Westbrook, 32, averaged a triple-double last season and should help the Lakers rebound from their first-round exit from the playoffs.As the N.B.A. braces for the start of free agency negotiations on Monday,...

Brilliance, and Heartbreak: The Story of Chris Paul’s Career

Paul, the veteran Phoenix Suns point guard, ends this N.B.A. season the same way he has 15 times before: without a championship. The question is whether that should define him.In defeat, Devin...

How a Steal and Alley-Oop Now Leave the Bucks One Win from Title

Jrue Holiday’s daring decisions sealed a victory for Milwaukee in Game 5, giving the Bucks a 3-2 series lead over the Phoenix Suns.PHOENIX — In the most consequential sequence of his basketball...

Team U.S.A. Names Replacements for Bradley Beal and Kevin Love

Beal and Love are out of the Olympics for health reasons. The Spurs’ Keldon Johnson and the Nuggets’ JaVale McGee will join the men’s basketball team.The U.S. men’s national basketball team added...

Team U.S.A. Basketball Falls to Australia, Its 2nd Straight Loss

An American men’s basketball team preparing for the Tokyo Olympics lost to Australia two days after a surprising defeat by Nigeria.Fresh off winning the 1992 N.C.A.A. championship with Duke, Grant Hill joined...

Nigeria Wins Historic Upset Over Team U.S.A. in Olympic Exhibition

Nigeria defeated a roster stacked with All-N.B.A. players on Saturday, becoming the first African team to beat the U.S. men’s national team.The U.S. men’s basketball team was upset by Nigeria on Saturday...

N.B.A. Finals: Booker Leads Suns Over Bucks in Game 2

“If Book shoots it, I expect it to go in,” Chris Paul said after Phoenix took a 2-0 lead over Milwaukee in the N.B.A. Finals.PHOENIX — Devin Booker grew up in Grand...

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo Returns in Finals Loss to Suns

Giannis Antetokounmpo came back from injury, but the Suns beat the Bucks, 118-105.PHOENIX — Giannis Antetokounmpo writhed on the court, eyes clenched, dreams ostensibly dashed, in Game 4 of the N.B.A.’s Eastern...

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