• Mavericks sign 1st-round pick Justin Anderson

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed first-round draft pick Justin Anderson on Saturday.

  • Calipari, Towns impressed by Wildcats’ summer workouts

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari believes his latest class of talented recruits can keep the Wildcats in the national championship discussion.

  • NBA basketball player Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers watches his shot during the Team World practice for their NBA Africa Game at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 31, 2015.  The NBA is in Africa, and a practice session at a downtown Johannesburg arena on Friday, the day before the NBA's first exhibition game on this continent, was dominated not by basketball but by talk of who is going where and doing what off the court.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    NBA’s current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

  • NBA basketball player Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers watches his shot during the Team World practice for their NBA Africa Game at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 31, 2015.  The NBA is in Africa, and a practice session at a downtown Johannesburg arena on Friday, the day before the NBA's first exhibition game on this continent, was dominated not by basketball but by talk of who is going where and doing what off the court.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    NBA’s current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

  • Parker leads LA Sparks to 88-77 win over Chicago Sky

    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Candace Parker scored 31 points and all five starters reached double figures to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to their first road win of the season, 88-77 over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.

  • Mystics win 5th straight, 88-53 over Stars

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kia Vaughn scored all 15 of her points in a decisive first half, Stefanie Dolson had 14 and the Washington Mystics beat the San Antonio Stars 88-53 on Friday night for the their fifth straight win.

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen, left, grabs the ball against Atlanta Dream guard Angel McCoughtry, right, during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Moore leads Minnesota Lynx past Atlanta Dream, 86-70

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 21 points, the 10th straight game the All-Star MVP has had at least 20 points, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the fast-starting Minnesota Lynx cruise to an 86-70 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.

  • Nuggets sign Emmanuel Mudiay to multiyear deal

    DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets signed top pick Emmanuel Mudiay to a multiyear deal Friday.

  • Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from 76ers for Wallace

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

  • In this March 30, 2011 file photo, Texas Legends head coach Nancy Lieberman, center, leads her team during a time out in an NBA Development League basketball game against the Springfield Armor in Frisco, Texas.  A person with knowledge of the decision says Lieberman has agreed to become an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings, joining Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs as another female NBA assistant coach. The Kings were expected to make a formal announcement later Friday, July 31, 2015, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't made it official. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    AP Source: Nancy Lieberman to become a Kings assistant coach

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball’s highest level.