Breaking down the NBA playoff races, which are winding down

MIAMI (AP) — The playoff field is largely set. The positioning, that's still anyone's guess. So even while some of what we could have had for drama over the final 2...

Chris Bosh ready to see his jersey retired by Miami Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh is making a lot of music these days. He drinks beer and thinks about making more beer. He sketches. He paints. He plays with his kids. He has even learned how to use a wrench. ...

Shaq coming back to Miami next week _ to play music

MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal is coming back to play in Miami next week. Play music, that is. The former star center and four-time NBA champion still has a hectic l...

The West will be wild, but in the end, Duke will win title

Think of the greatest rivalries in college sports. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Alabama vs. Auburn. Miami vs. Florida State. Everybody vs. Notre Dame. Duke vs. North Carolina is as good ...

Kobe Bryant's message to USA Basketball: Be ready

Kobe Bryant has a message for USA Basketball going into the FIBA World Cup: Be ready. Bryant, the two-time Olympic gold medalist for the U.S. and one of the global ambassadors for th...

US draws Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan in World Cup group

The United States' quest for a third straight FIBA World Cup championship will begin with matchups against Turkey, the Czech Republic and Japan this summer. The Americans are in Grou...

Bucks, down 20 at half, run away to beat Heat 113-98

MIAMI (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to beat the Miami Heat 113-98 on Friday night. Antetokounmpo als...

Heat start 2nd half on 21-0 run, top Pistons 108-74

MIAMI (AP) — Justise Winslow scored 16 points, and the Miami Heat opened the second half on a 21-0 run on the way to an easy 108-74 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. I...

Mitchell, Jazz back Westbrook, say Utah won't condone racism

NBA star Russell Westbrook will play in Utah again one day. When he does, a fan who allegedly made racial taunts against him will not be there to watch. A day after the Oklahoma City...

Raptors tie team record with 21 3s, top Heat 125-104

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists, Pascal Siakam scored 20 and the Toronto Raptors tied a franchise record with 21 3-pointers on the way to beating the Miami Heat 125-104 on Sunday....

Heat stay hot, pull away late to beat Cavaliers 126-110

MIAMI (AP) — Josh Richardson scored 20 points, Rodney McGruder had a seven-point possession in the fourth quarter to help put the game away, and the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-110 on ...

Wade surprises Huerter with a farewell gift _ his jersey

MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Huerter used to have Dwyane Wade's sneakers. Now, he's got his jersey. Wade has been exchanging uniform tops with opposing players all season lon...

Wade scores 14 in 4th to help Heat stave off Hawks, 114-113

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat won their season-high third straight home game by topping the Atlanta Hawks 114-113 on Monday night. ...

Raptors, Rockets to play in Japan next preseason

MIAMI (AP) — Toronto and Houston will play a pair of preseason games in Japan next season. The NBA announced Monday night that the Raptors and Rockets will play on Oct. 8 and Oct. 10...

Heat run away from Nets, win 117-88

MIAMI (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 25 points, Derrick Jones Jr. added 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat never trailed on the way to easily topping the Brooklyn Nets 117-88 on Saturday night. ...