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After a couple of friendly games where he shot poorly, Jorge Gutierrez shot well vs. Lithuania Saturday in Gran Canaria, but the veteran Lithuanian squad defeated Mexico, 87-74, in Group D play.
Brazil's Marcelinho Huertas, center, shoots over France's Florent Pietrus, left, and Boris Diaw, right, during the Group A Basketball World Cup match between Brazil and France in Granada, Spain Brazil's Marcelinho Huertas, center, shoots over France's Florent Pietrus, left, and Boris Diaw, right, during the Group A Basketball World Cup match ... (more)
Marcelinho Huertas had 16 points and five assists, and Brazil held on to edge France 65-63 on Saturday in its opening game at the Basketball World Cup.
Nets center Brook Lopez signs autographs for youngsters during the first ever Nets Hamptons Basketball Camp at the Southampton Town Recreation Center on Aug. 29, 2014.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup is the best hoops you can get outside of the NBA season.
Deron Williams has largely been silent this summer. Since he underwent surgery on both his ankles in May, he's said nothing and tweeted mostly about his charities, particularly his annual DodgeBall event on September 15. He has spoken with Lionel Hollins , but for the most part, it's been all about the rehab and a couple of medical exams.
Aug 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; United States forward Mason Plumlee dunks against Puerto Rico during the fourth quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden.
Russia 's airline company Aeroflot said Thursday it will not continue sponsoring the U.S. National Basketball Association club, Brooklyn Nets, which is own by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.
It is no big secret that the Brooklyn Nets will be heading into this season with lower expectations than last season.
Marc Stein of ESPN.com reported Thursday morning that Mike Krzyzewski said that DeMarcus Cousins "cemented" a spot as the backup center for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup.
In a league as star-driven as the NBA , there tend to be a handful of players that fall through the mainstream media's cracks.
Get ready for a crazy two weeks as three Nets , plus a free agent, put on national team colors in the FIBA World Cup.
The four-time NBA champion, nicknamed "The General", will be in town to conduct basketball clinics and sign autographs for fans in late September.
Sam Amick of USA Today on KD's shoe deal : "Profitable Under Armour might be less interested in making money on Durant deal than it is increasing its exposure in the basketball shoe and apparel market.
Lionel Hollins , talking with China Daily by phone last week made it clear what he wants from his team this season.
Updated: Sun Aug 31, 2014 01:45 am
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