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 »
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 »
MIAMI (AP) - Mike Miller is heading to Chicago with concerns about his new daughter's health.
Miller and his wife welcomed a new daughter named Jaelyn last week, who has remained in the pediatric intensive care unit of a South Florida hospital. Miller says her condition is improving, and... more »
LeBron James has made his decision. He's going to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh with the Miami Heat. James made his long-awaited announcement in a hastily arranged ESPN special Thursday night in Greenwich, Conn., and James wasted no time in making a prediction: "We're going to be a real... more »
DENVER (AP) - The Pepsi Center remains Dwyane Wade's personal house of horrors. The Miami Heat star fell to 0-6 in Denver when Carmelo Anthony and Nene led the Nuggets to a 114-96 rout Thursday night. Denver is the only city where Wade has never won in his seven seasons... more »
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, Jermaine O'Neal added 18 and the Miami Heat dealt the Denver Nuggets their first loss of the season, 96-88 on Friday night. Mario Chalmers scored 16 points, Quentin Richardson added 13 and Udonis Haslem finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for... more »