After a lockout threatened the entire NBA season this year, the shortened season that players and owners agreed to tips off Christmas Day. Some of the league's premier franchises will help kick off the season.
Here are Sunday's games (all times EST):
Boston at New York, 12 p.m. Miami... more »
DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have acquired versatile swingman Rudy Fernandez and forward Corey Brewer from the Dallas Mavericks for a future second-round pick. The trade was finalized Tuesday and gives the Nuggets depth as the team attempts to work out deals with free agent big man Nene and... more »
MIAMI (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are NBA champions, and they went through LeBron James for that long-awaited first title. Jason Terry scored 27 points, Nowitzki added 21 and the Mavericks topped the Miami Heat 105-95 in Game 6 of the NBA finals on Sunday night. The... more »
DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson is directing some sharp words toward Miami's LeBron James on the eve of Game 5 in the NBA finals. Stevenson says the Heat forward "checked out" in the final minutes of Game 4 on Tuesday night, when James was held to eight points... more »
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The 2011 NBA Finals will be a battle of barbecue sauce vs. key lime pie.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued a statement Tuesday, saying that he's wagered a case of barbecue sauce in support of the Dallas Mavericks in their best-of-seven series against the Miami... more »
DENVER (AP) - Nuggets center Nene missed the game Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks with a strained left groin. Nene was bothered by the injury near the end of a win over Houston on Saturday. He's listed as day-to-day. The Nuggets are already banged-up in the frontcourt with Kenyon... more »
DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points in his return from an ankle injury and the Denver Nuggets had their biggest win of the season, routing the Dallas Mavericks 127-91 on Tuesday night. Anthony, the NBA's second-leading scorer, returned after missing eight consecutive games with a left ankle sprain.... more »