Monday, September 21, 2015
Brittney Griner had 23 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, and DeWanna Bonner added 20 points and 11 rebounds as the defending champion Phoenix Mercury beat the Tulsa Shock 91-67 Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
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.
Ivory Latta scored 14 points and Emma Meesseman added 13 to help the Washington Mystics beat the top-seeded New York Liberty 86-83 in double-overtime Friday night in Game 1 of the WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Pau Gasol overwhelmed title holder France by scoring 40 points in an 80-75 victory in overtime on Thursday as Spain advanced to the final of the European basketball championship and into next year's Olympics.
Brittney Griner had 18 points and a WNBA playoff-record 11 blocks to lead the defending champion Phoenix Mercury to an 88-55 win over the Tulsa Shock in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday.
Friday, September 18, 2015
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.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
onas 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.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
John Calipari never could have been a Hall of Famer on his own ability. "I never grabbed a rebound," he said. "I never scored a point. I never had an assist."
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Canada is in position to secure a berth to its first Olympic basketball tournament since Sydney 2000, with Andrew Wiggins leading a young team that has been too much to handle in the qualifiers and is aiming to be a surprise in Rio 2016.