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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall signs with pro team in England

Former Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall is continuing his professional career with the Leicester Riders, the British Basketball League (BBL) team announced Friday.

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo leads NBA’s All-Defensive team

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the Defensive Player of the Year, so it should be no surprise that he was also the leading vote-getter for the league’s All-Defensive team.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 4, 2020

Jewell Loyd hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Storm top Sparks 90-89

Jewell Loyd made a 3-pointer off an inbounds pass with 0.8 seconds left to give the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm a 90-89 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 29, 2020

Breanna Stewart scores 21, Storm stay atop WNBA standings

Breanna Stewart had 21 points and eight rebounds, Natasha Howard added 17 points and 15 rebounds, and the Seattle Storm beat the shorthanded Chicago Sky 88-74 to stay atop the …

Kristaps Porzingis out for rest of first round with right knee injury

Kristaps Porzingis will miss the rest of the Dallas Mavericks’ first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a torn ligament in his right knee.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

NBA playoffs resume Saturday as sides detail new commitments

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – NBA players want change that makes their communities safer. They want people to vote – they hope in their home arenas.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

Lute Olson, Hall of Fame coach, Arizona icon, dies at 85

Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, has died. He was 85.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

A 2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injustice

An unprecedented NBA walkout over racial injustice postponed a second day of the playoffs Thursday, although players pledged to finish the postseason even as they wrestled with their emotions about …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

WNBA games postponed following shooting of Jacob Blake

The WNBA will not play its three games following the shooting of Jacob Blake over the weekend.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed, with players around the league choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

Breanna Stewart scores 27, Storm stay atop WNBA standings

Breanna Stewart had 27 points, nine rebounds and four assists and the league-leading Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 87-74 to end a two-game losing streak.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Laura Stockton signs pro deal with German team

Former Zag Laura Stockton has signed a professional deal with Herner TC, a pro basketball team in Germany, the team announced Friday.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Commentary: Why play sports in a pandemic? Damian Lillard is showing us

Damian Lillard is the essential superstar for this sterile moment. Bucket by steely bucket, his tenacious, high-scoring excellence demonstrates the purest why of sports during this awkward and pandemic-impaired time.

Former Griz Standout Kendal Manuel Signs International Contract

He will take his talents overseas in Spain.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

WNBA All-Star Cambage set to return to Australian league

Associated Press

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 14, 2020

Into the unknown: NBA teams face concerns outside of bubble

Luke Walton was trying to find the right words to motivate his players to finish the season strong.

Jewell Lloyd, Breanna Stewart lead Seattle past Phoenix 74-68

Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and Breanna Stewart added 15 points and Seattle used the second quarter to take control in a 74-68 win over Phoenix.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

Breanna Stewart, Storm overcome Chennedy Carter’s career-high 35 points

Breanna Stewart scored 27 points and the Seattle Storm made all 10 of their free throws at the end to fend of the Atlanta Storm 93-92.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

In the NBA bubble, the race for No. 8 out West is quite wild

The best race in the bubble is the race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference and the right to face LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los …

Breanna Stewart scores 22, Storm hit 11 3s in 87-74 win over Sun

Breanna Stewart scored 22 points and hit three of Seattle’s 11 3-pointers as the Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 87-74 on Tuesday night.

UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Celtics in restart opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks …

UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

Liberty rookie Sabrina Ionescu’s AP diary: Playing again

New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu is checking in periodically from the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy.

UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Ariel Atkins scores 22 points, unbeaten Mystics top Storm 89-71

Ariel Atkins scored 22 points and led four scorers in double figures as the Washington Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 89-71.

Here’s 10 things to know about the NBA season restart

Welcome back, NBA. The games start Thursday night at Walt Disney World, and here’s 10 things to know as the season enters its restart phase.

Montana Guard Timmy Falls Leaves Program

Falls would have been the only four-year senior on the Grizzlies’ basketball roster in 2020.

UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

For the NBA, it’s time to play, kneel and demand change

With the return of NBA basketball, players and coaches are determined to ensure they use this opportunity and their platform to make polarizing statements at a time when the demand …

UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

Game on: NBA finally set to see games that count again

The world has changed since the NBA stopped on March 11. For 22 franchises, however, there is a goal that remains in place.

UPDATED: Tue., July 28, 2020

NBA notes: Lakers’ Anthony Davis’ status unclear after poked in the eye

Anthony Davis’ status is uncertain with the restart of the NBA season looming.

UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Masked man: Spurs’ Gregg Popovich wears face covering for game

Gregg Popovich was working in a mask on Thursday, when the San Antonio Spurs made their scrimmage debut at the NBA restart at Walt Disney World.

UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

Rui Hachimura hit the rookie wall. After the NBA restart, Wizards expect him to become a leader.

When the NBA ground to its sudden halt in early March, the timing wasn’t all that bad for Rui Hachimura.