When Bob Myers hosts a dinner party, he is the guy who once it's all over has a pretty good read on the entire evening: who had a great time, who held something back, which couples are getting along, who might be dealing with a life challenge but…JANIE McCAULEY (AP Sports Writer)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Stan Van Gundy of the Detroit Pistons has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors an NBA coach for his cooperation with media and fans, as well as excellence on the court.
''I've been very blessed the last few years to be a part of this league and play on the big stage,'' said Cleveland star LeBron James, who has now reached the Finals for the eighth time - including each of the last seven years. The Cavaliers and…TIM REYNOLDS (AP Basketball Writer)
Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to keep playing in the Eastern Conference finals, but team doctors and officials convinced him he needed to shut down his season for his long-term health. ''They had multiple people come in and talk…JIMMY GOLEN (AP Sports Writer)
Marcus Smart stepped into the starting lineup, and rookie Jaylen Brown helped out from the bench. The Boston Celtics showed this postseason that they have players who could fill in for Isaiah Thomas when the star point guard was injured. Bradley…JIMMY GOLEN (AP Sports Writer)