Thursday Sports in Brief | AP News

NBA SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Klay Thompson shimmied his way to 32 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their sixth NBA Finals in the past eight seasons by beating the Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. Thompson scored 19 points in the first half, including … Read more

Thursday Sports in Brief | AP News

NBA SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Klay Thompson shimmied his way to 32 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their sixth NBA Finals in the past eight seasons by beating the Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. Thompson scored 19 points in the first half, including … Read more

Pelicans Top-10 Rookies for 2022 NBA Draft’s Second Round

The New Orleans Pelicans own the 8th41stand 52nd overall picks in the 2022 NBA Draft. Most of the focus will be on the lottery pick, for good reason. However, how the front office uses their stash of second-round picks, both this year and moving forward, will signal how the team plans to build in the … Read more

NBA, sports media strategist Alyson Furch: 100 influential Black women

Courtesy of Alyson Furch Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports — from veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more — in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Alyson Furch, head of communications for the Underdog Venture Team, was … Read more

Celtics’ Grant Williams: The Art of Being a Role Player

Grant Williams entered the playoffs as an intelligent, versatile defender who attempted and made more threes in his third year than in his first two combined. He was all-around solid enough, as a 23-year-old seventh man on a serious title contender. Fast forward to today, and Williams is integral, averaging eight more minutes in the … Read more