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Pelicans extend coach Gentry's contract through 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:42pm

New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry's contract through the 2020-21 season.

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:21pm

American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program.

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Rob Gillies and Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:04pm

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage.

Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:36pm

Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested .

The Latest: Police: 4 shot at Raptors rally in Toronto

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:24pm

The Latest on a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors in Toronto (all times local):

Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:47pm

Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise.

For fantasy sports players, Harden is the NBA MVP

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:32am

Giannis Antetokuonmpo may have helped his team win 60 games and earn the No. 1 seed in the NBA during the regular season.

McBride scores 22, Aces rally past Lynx 80-75

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:40pm

Kayla McBride scored seven of her 22 points in a 14-3 closing run and the Las Vegas Aces overcame a sloppy start and beat the Minnesota Lynx 80-75 on Sunday.

Thomas helps Sun win franchise-record 12th in a row at home

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 3:52pm

Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun are tough to beat this season, especially at home.

Zahui B scores 37 points, Liberty beat Sparks 98-92

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:19pm

Amanda Zahui B scored a career-high 37 points and the New York Liberty ended a 10-game road losing streak with a 98-92 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night.

Wings get 1st win of season, 71-61 over Dream

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:33pm

Arike Ogunbowale scored 17 points, Allisha Gray added 16 points and the Dallas Wings got their first win of the season with a 71-61 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.

Quigley scores 18; Sky win 3rd straight, 70-64 over Fever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 7:15pm

Allie Quigley scored 18 points and the Chicago Sky won their third straight game with a 70-64 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 5:20pm

Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all.

AP sources: Pelicans to trade Anthony Davis to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and 3 1st-round picks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 5:16pm

AP sources: Pelicans to trade Anthony Davis to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and 3 1st-round picks.

Plum scores 19, Aces cruise to 100-65 win over Liberty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 11:07pm

Kelsey Plum scored a season-high 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting and the Las Vegas Aces never trailed in a 100-65 win over the New York Liberty on Friday night.

Gray, Sparks used big third quarter to beat Mercury 85-68

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 10:16pm

Chelsea Gray had 21 points and a season-high nine assists, Nneka Ogwumike scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and the Los Angeles Sparks pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-68 on Friday night.

Jones, Sun beat Lynx 85-81 for fifth win in a row

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 8:41pm

Jonquel Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Shekinna Stricklen and Alyssa Thomas also scored 16 points apiece and the Connecticut Sun pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-81 on Friday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Loyd hits late jumper, Storm rally to beat Mystics 74-71

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 7:56pm

Jewell Loyd scored 14 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 8.6 seconds left, and the defending champion Seattle Storm overcame a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Washington Mystics 74-71 on Friday night in a rematch of the WNBA Finals.

Raptors' title sees Canada set viewing, spending records

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 5:14pm

The final numbers are in, and the NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around.