Lloyd Pierce, coach of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, was named Monday as an assistant coach on the United States national team, a replacement for departing Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan.
As the Golden State Warriors bowed down to Los Angeles Clippers 135-131 in the Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round playoffs series, center DeMarcus Cousins also suffered a non-contact injury on Tuesday (Manila time).
The Los Angeles Clippers delivered the biggest comeback in NBA playoff history Monday, rallying from a 31-point deficit for a shocking 135-131 win over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.
The top seeded Golden State Warriors face the first challenge in their quest for a NBA three-peat, which begins on Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The NBA champion Golden State Warriors routed the Charlotte Hornets 137-90 Sunday, bouncing back from a frustrating defeat to regain first place in the Western Conference.
Two-time defending champion Golden State had all five starters in double figure scoring and the Warriors maintained the best record in the Western Conference by clobbering the Indiana Pacers 112-89 on Thursday.
Oklahoma City Thunder all-star Russell Westbrook was slapped with a one-game ban Sunday for taking out his frustrations on an opponent in a 110-88 NBA loss to the Golden State Warriors.
The San Antonio Spurs rolled to their season-best ninth straight win by toppling the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors with a 111-105 victory on Monday.