Sunday, September 20, 2015
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.
Serbia finished the toughest group undefeated at the European basketball championship by beating Italy 101-82 and blasted organizers on Thursday.
Friday, September 11, 2015
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.