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Jack McCloskey, Architect of Detroit Pistons’ ‘Bad Boys’ Teams, Dies at 91

By drafting and trading for rugged players like Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer, Mr. McCloskey built a pugnacious squad that won two N.B.A. titles.

W.N.B.A. Players’ Overseas Obligations Cramp Their Teams

The Liberty will be losing two stars, Kia Vaughn and Epiphanny Prince, for most of June because they will be playing in the EuroBasket tournament.

Oakley Rejects Plea Bargain and Demands Day in Court

Charles Oakley, the former Knicks star, declined a plea offer to dispose of assault charges stemming from an altercation at Madison Square Garden, insisting he wanted to go to trial.

Rihanna vs. Apple Outshines Warriors vs. Cavs

The pop sensation stole the spotlight Thursday night, drawing the attention of Kevin Durant, Jeff Van Gundy and Apple Music’s Eddy Cue.

On Pro Basketball: Switching, Swarming and Suffocating: Warriors Defense Dominates

The Warriors’ one-for-all activity and athleticism has been a less-celebrated constant during an extraordinary three-season run.

Warriors 113, Cavaliers 91 | Golden State leads series, 1-0: The Warriors Drub the Cavaliers in a Defeat for Parity

Kevin Durant, the new guy to the rivalry, leads Golden State to victory in yet another lopsided N.B.A. playoff game.

N.B.A. Commissioner Is Ready for Change in ‘One-and-Done’ Rule

Adam Silver said of the draft-eligibility rule, “My sense is it’s not working for anyone,” though he isn’t sure how it should be modified.

N.B.A. Finals: Cavs vs. Warriors Game 1 Live Updates

Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis from Game 1 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.

On Pro Basketball: Against Warriors, Cavaliers Could Render the Regular Season Meaningless

After beating a Golden State team that had 16 more wins in their second N.B.A. finals matchup a year ago, Cleveland is looking to repeat that feat.

2017 N.B.A. Finals: Cavs and Warriors Ready for Game 1

Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis from Game 1 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.

Sorry, Cavaliers. It’s Warriors (in Four, Five, Six or Seven).

Editors and writers from The Times predict how the much anticipated N.B.A. finals will play out.

An N.B.A. Throwback: Ads on Jerseys

Players on company teams once sported uniforms emblazoned with logos, like that of Goodyear. When N.B.A. teams begin wearing ads from sponsors next season, Goodyear will again be on a uniform.

LeBron James’s Los Angeles Home Painted With Racial Slur, Police Say

The slur had already been covered up by the time the police arrived. James’s Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors in the N.B.A. finals, starting Thursday.

The Warriors, Once the N.B.A.’s Darlings, Flirt With the Villains’ Role

Things turned when Golden State signed Kevin Durant because fans want “Hulk Hogan versus Andre the Giant, not for them to tag-team together.”

On Pro Basketball: The One Thing LeBron James Can’t Win: A Comparison to Michael Jordan

By playing in different eras, the outspoken James and the follow-the-rules Jordan are like apples and oranges.

Sports Briefing: Enes Kanter Scoffs at Report on Turkish Warrant

Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkey’s president, wrote on Twitter, “I will come on my own will anyway, to spit on your ugly, hateful faces.”

Them Again? And Again? Warriors-Cavaliers Finals Are an N.B.A. First

A third consecutive championship matchup, never before seen in the N.B.A., is a rarity in any professional team sport.

Greater Than Michael Jordan? LeBron James Says It Doesn’t Matter

James, the Cavaliers star, says that trying to pass Jordan, the Bulls legend, in titles, points or Most Valuable Player Awards is merely motivation.

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.

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