MIAMI - Goran Dragic is not going to play for Slovenia in this summer's Olympic qualifying tournament, insisting on Thursday that he will not change his stance on being retired from international basketball.The Miami Heat guard has a slew of ...
Jan 23, 2020
NBA
PHOENIX - Igor Kokoskov is the first NBA head coach born and raised outside North America, but he reminded everyone at his introductory news conference with the Phoenix Suns on Monday that he didn't exactly just get off the plane."I ...
May 15, 2018
NBA
MIAMI - Goran Dragic usually needs to play in preseason games to get ready for the season.This year, the Miami point guard needed to not play.It has been a preseason like none other for Dragic, who spent his summer carrying his ...
Oct 12, 2017
NBA
MIAMI - A quick summary of the last few weeks in the life of Miami guard Goran Dragic:He led Slovenia, his mother's homeland and the place he calls home, to an improbable gold medal at the European Championships. The title ...
Sep 23, 2017
SLOVENIA won its first European basketball championship on Sunday, defeating Serbia, 93-85, in Istanbul behind 35 points by Goran Dragic.Dragic, the Miami Heat guard who was voted MVP of the tournament after the game, watched the final four minutes from ...
Sep 18, 2017
NBA
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania - Pau Gasol has become the career scoring leader in the EuroBasket tournament.The San Antonio Spurs center made a 3-pointer in the second quarter of Spain's victory over Hungary on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to give ...
Sep 8, 2017
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's basketball federation accused the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA of hatching a plan to prevent Giannis Antetokounmpo on Saturday from playing in the European championship.About an hour after Antetokounmpo posted on Facebook and Instagram that he ...
Aug 20, 2017
NBA
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Kyle Lowry scored 26 points in 21 minutes, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 93-73 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) in a preseason game.The All-Star point guard, who arrived ...
Oct 5, 2015
SPAIN topped FIBA Europe for the third time in the last four tournaments, with Pau Gasol proving he is still the main man in the continental championship.With a cast that featured mainly European league stars and with Chicago Bulls teammate Nikola ...
Sep 21, 2015
LILLE, France - Tournament MVP Pau Gasol had a double-double as Spain cruised past Lithuania, 80-63, Sunday to regain the European basketball championship title.Spain earned its third title in the last four tournaments after having to settle for bronze two ...
Sep 21, 2015
LILLE, France - Lithuania beat Serbia, 67-64, on Friday to advance to the final of the European basketball championship and clinch a slot at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.In its second consecutive final, Lithuania will play Spain ...
Sep 19, 2015
PBA
LILLE, France - Pau Gasol overwhelmed title holder France by scoring 40 points in an 80-75 victory in overtime on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) as Spain advanced to the final of the European basketball championship and into next year's Olympics. ...
Sep 18, 2015
LILLE, France - Jonas Valanciunas scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds to help Lithuania overcome Italy, 95-85, in overtime on Wednesday for a place in the semifinals of the European basketball championship.Lithuania, a three-time champion and silver medalist two ...
Sep 17, 2015
TONY Parker came up with nine straight points in the second quarter and kept France going in the third en route to an 84-70 win over Latvia on Tuesday that earned them a spot in the Eurobasket semifinals.Eurobasket's all- ...
Sep 16, 2015
LILLE, France - Tony Parker scored 18 points to pace defending champion France to an 84-70 victory over Latvia and set up a showdown with Spain in the semifinals of the European basketball championship.Pau Gasol scored 27 points and Nikola Mirotic ...
Sep 16, 2015
LILLE, France - Jonas Maciulis sank a late 3-pointer and made two free throws to give Lithuania an 85-81 victory over Georgia on Sunday in the round of 16 at the European basketball championship.Maciulis finished with a game-high 34 ...
Sep 14, 2015
LILLE, France - Jan Vesely and Tomas Satoransky had double-doubles to lead the Czech Republic past Croatia 80-59 on Sunday and into the quarterfinals of the European Championship for the first time.The Czech Republic took command early and never relented, ...
Sep 13, 2015
BERLIN - Marco Belinelli nailed a three pointer with 20 seconds remaining in overtime and then made two free throws to secure Italy's 89-82 victory over Germany at the European basketball championship on Wednesday.Italy will play Serbia for first ...
Sep 10, 2015
BERLIN - Marco Belinelli and Danilo Gallinari carried Italy to a 105-98 victory over Spain at the European basketball championship on Tuesday.Belinelli scored 17 of his 27 points in a huge third quarter that decided the game. He nailed two consecutive ...
Sep 9, 2015
BERLIN - Tony Parker became the all-time leading scorer in European championship history by leading defending champion France to a 69-66 win over Poland on Monday.Parker made France's first basket to break the record and finished with a ...
Sep 8, 2015
TIMBERWOLVES forward Nemanja Bjelica came up with a basket with less than a second remaining to frustrate home squad Germany on Sunday in Eurobasket in Berlin.[See Nemanja Bjelica hits game-winner for Serbia over Dirk Nowitzki-led Germany in Eurobasket]The ...
Sep 7, 2015
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