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The San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, who became only the sixth forward to lead the NBA in steals per game since the league started tracking the statistic 42 years ago, is the recipient of the 2014-15 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA announced today. He becomes the first Spurs player to win the award since David Robinson in 1991-92.
The Atlanta Hawks announced Wednesday that a group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler has agreed in principal to a deal to purchase the NBA franchise.
Portland guard Arron Afflalo will miss his fifth straight game with a strained right shoulder, and the Trail Blazers also will be without center Chris Kaman on Wednesday night in Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Hornets announced that forward Cody Zeller will be rehabbing the next three months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a tendon in his right shoulder.
The NBA is the first U.S. professional league to visit sports-crazy Cuba since the declaration of detente between the Cold War enemies late last year.
The Dallas Mavericks, down 0-2 to Houston in their first-round playoff series, will be without Chandler Parsons for the rest of the season because of a right knee injury.
Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks say they had a productive meeting to discuss ways to pay for a new stadium for the team, but no deal has been reached.
Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules during Game 2 of Houston's first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks.
Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic will miss Thursday's playoff game at Milwaukee because of an injured left knee.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have fired coach Scott Brooks.
Thunder center Enes Kanter has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will return to normal offseason work in 4-6 weeks.
Rajon Rondo wasn't talking after sitting for almost the entire second half of Dallas' 111-99 loss to Houston that left the Mavericks trailing 2-0 in the first-round series.
Luol Deng and Chris Paul will play in an NBA exhibition game in South Africa on Aug. 1, the league said on Wednesday in its biggest step to win some territory on the soccer-mad African continent.
Chandler Parsons and Devin Harris are out with injuries for the Dallas Mavericks in Tuesday night's Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series with the Houston Rockets.
DeAndre Jordan is following in some Shaq-sized footsteps any time he gets repeatedly fouled and goes to the line. The Hack-a-Shaq strategy employed against Shaquille O'Neal during his playing days remains alive and well at Staples Center.
Mike Conley should be resting right now, letting his sprained right foot heal.
The Brooklyn Nets say forward Mirza Teletovic is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff series against top-seeded Atlanta after missing nearly three months because of blood clots.
Tony Parker expects to be in the starting lineup for the San Antonio Spurs after rolling his ankle against the Los Angeles Clippers in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series.
Mark Cuban wants Mavericks fans in the seats for the early start of their home opener in the playoffs.
The Milwaukee Bucks' president is pressuring legislative leaders to finalize a deal on a new arena.