Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni has ended talks aimed at extending his contract with the NBA club beyond next season, US media reported Thursday.
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss Friday's NBA playoff game at Houston after an MRI scan revealed a strained right calf, the reigning league champions announced Thursday.
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry walked back his moon-walk skepticism Wednesday, saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings were a hoax.
Houston coach Mike D'Antoni is at a loss to explain the Rockets sputtering start to the NBA season, but he's confident the team that led the league with 65 wins last season can regroup.
NBA regular-season wins leader Houston, powered by James Harden's 30 points and 27 from Chris Paul, edged defending champion Golden State 95-92 Tuesday to level their semi-final playoff series at two wins each.
Chris Paul scored 41 points to lead Houston into the NBA Western Conference finals on Tuesday with a series-clinching 112-102 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Defending champion Golden State, on the brink of sweeping out San Antonio in the first round of the NBA playoffs, will welcome back Stephen Curry to modified team workouts starting Saturday.
Steve Clifford was fired as coach of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets on Friday, three days after the end of their third losing season in four campaigns.