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N.B.A. All-Star Game Back in Charlotte in 2019

The game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the N.B.A. moved it because of a state law restricting the rights of LGBT people.

Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99: Kyrie Irving Scores 42 to Help Cavaliers Rally Past Celtics

Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as Cleveland moved to within one game of returning to the finals.

On Pro Basketball: Spurs’ Manu Ginobili Gets Quite a Send-Off, but Will He Retire?

After 15 seasons in San Antonio, Ginobili, 39, said he would weigh retirement in the coming weeks.

Warriors Sweep Spurs to Reach Third Finals in Three Years

Stephen Curry scored 36 points, and Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 rebounds, as Golden State advanced to the N.B.A.’s championship series to face either Cleveland, for the third straight time, or Boston.

N.B.A. Player Enes Kanter Blames Erdogan for Detention in Romania

Kanter, a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was stuck at a Bucharest airport for hours because Turkey had canceled his travel documents.

Knicks Will Not Renew Contract of Josh Longstaff, an Assistant Coach

Longstaff was a favorite of the Knicks’ young star Kristaps Porzingis, who is on rocky terrain with the team after he skipped his exit meeting last month.

Celtics’ Upset of Cavaliers Stretches Out a Foregone Conclusion

Boston trails the Cavaliers by only two games to one, but before you make plans for a Game 7, consider the unusual events that led to Sunday’s surprising win.

Celtics 111, Cavaliers 108 | Cleveland Leads Series, 2-1: Celtics Rally to Send Cavaliers to First Loss of the Postseason

Boston trailed by 21 in the third quarter and won on Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with less than a second to go. The Celtics held LeBron James to 11 points.

On Pro Basketball: Did Anyone Think These Warriors Would Have Trouble Meshing?

If so, they were wrong. All the new pieces have fit nicely, and now Golden State is on the verge of sweeping the Spurs and roaring into the N.B.A. finals.

Warriors 120, Spurs 108: Warriors Take 3-0 Series Lead on the Depleted Spurs

San Antonio lost David Lee in the first quarter when he hurt his left knee, and Coach Gregg Popovich relied heavily on a bench that could not keep up with Golden State.

ESPN’s Holly Rowe Finds Work Cathartic as She Battles Cancer

Rowe, a veteran sideline reporter who was diagnosed with melanoma, said of being on the air, “I don’t think about having cancer when I’m out here.”

Bring On the Monstars: Another Rout Shows LeBron James Is on Jordan’s Level

As the Cleveland Cavaliers blow through the N.B.A. playoffs, it’s time to admit that James has reached the same celestial level of a certain “Space Jam” star, an achievement worth celebrating.

W.N.B.A. Is Helping Officials Up Their Game

The league is increasing training for referees after missed calls in last season’s playoffs led to widespread criticism.

Cavaliers 130, Celtics 86 | Cleveland leads series, 2-0: Cavaliers Build 41-Point Halftime Lead and Crush the Celtics

Isaiah Thomas was lost to a strained right hip for the second half, but the game had already been decided. Cleveland’s halftime lead set an N.B.A. playoff record.

N.B.A. Announces M.V.P. Finalists, and LeBron James Is Not Included

Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are on the short list for the award.

From Spurs to Warriors, David West Targets First Title With Precision

West, a 14-year veteran, played for San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich last year. Now he’s in Golden State’s star-studded lineup, providing assists off the bench.

Kevin Durant Is Certain Kawhi Leonard Will Play — ‘100 Percent’

The San Antonio Spurs are listing Leonard, their injured star, as “questionable” for Game 3 on Saturday night.

Keeping Score: The Irresistible Cavaliers. The Immovable Warriors.

With their regular-season blips behind them, both teams are tearing through the playoffs and seem headed toward a Finals rematch.

LeBron James Named to All-N.B.A. First Team for 11th Time

James tied a record shared by Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, while joining James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis as a first-team choice.

San Antonio Bets Its Small Stars Can Be Supernovas

Despite its depth at guard, the Stars took 5-foot-8 Kelsey Plum with its No. 1 draft pick, making for a size-disadvantaged, but promising, team.

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