Basketball

 
Golden State's Klay Thompson (left) fouls Cleveland's LeBron James in the third quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

Curry’s triple-double leads Warriors to Game 2 rout

By The Sports Xchange on June 05, 2017, at 12:12 a.m.

Former Lakers guard Fisher suspected of DUI after car flips in crash

By The Sports Xchange on June 04, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) loses the ball while defended by Golden State Warriors forward James Michael McAdoo (20) in the first half of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

Curry, Durant help Warriors rout Cavs in Game 1

By The Sports Xchange on June 02, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.

Final exam: Will Cavaliers beat Warriors again?

By Fred Bowen, The Washington Post on June 02, 2017, at 6:33 a.m.
They’re back. The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship series starting Thursday night.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) during the third quarter in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena.

NBA Finals: 10 things to watch

By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange on June 01, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
When the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet in a third consecutive NBA Finals beginning Thursday, it will mark the first time the same clubs staged a three-peat performance on the game’s biggest stage.
Ryan Player of Fort Fairfield slides safely into third base as Will Whitman of Limestone Community School/Maine School of Science and Mathematics prepares to field the throw during a May 16 game at Fort Fairfield.

Fort Fairfield baseball team looks to take championship step

By Ernie Clark on May 30, 2017, at 2:49 p.m.
Fort Fairfield High School has been noteworthy far beyond its local borders through its recent schoolboy baseball, basketball and soccer successes.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks and scores against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA playoffs at the TD Garden in Boston on Thursday night.

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on May 25, 2017, at 11:27 p.m.
Sam Huston of Husson University connects with the ball during an April 30 game at the Winkin Complex in Bangor. The versatile sophomore from Bangor has been a defensive stalwart behind the plate.

UMaine-Presque Isle appoints new athletic administrator

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 24, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.

Thornton eager to coach Old Town boys basketball team

By Ernie Clark on May 24, 2017, at 12:12 p.m.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during the second half in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

Irving’s 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on May 24, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.
The Cavs, ahead 3-1 in the series, can reach their third straight NBA Finals, and LeBron James his seventh in a row, with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston.
MILLINOCKET, MAINE -- 12/20/2016 - Piscataquis head coach Jamie Russell (left) yells a play to his team during their basketball game against Stearns in Millinocket Tuesday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Longtime boys coach Jamie Russell takes Central girls basketball post

By Larry Mahoney on May 24, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“If coaching is an extension of the classroom, I have been teaching girls every day for 34 years, 175 days a year. There won’t be any drastic changes. I may have a different tone of voice with girls.”
Hall of Fame Boston Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan (right) talks to fans at Sea Dog Brewing Company in Bangor Monday.

Celts win over Cavs among franchise’s best, iconic sportswriter says

By Larry Mahoney on May 23, 2017, at 1:15 a.m.
The engaging and charismatic Ryan fielded questions from some of the approximately 60 people who were in attendance.
High school basketball coaches such as Tyler Putnam of Washburn, shown here during a 2017 Class D North tournament game in Bangor, will have more space to roam the sidelines next season under new rules adopted by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Coaches’ warning among high school basketball rules changes

By Ernie Clark on May 22, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) defends Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the second half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit

By Reuters on May 22, 2017, at 8:26 a.m.
Avery Bradley’s three-pointer in the last second of Game Three touched every part of the rim before bouncing in, giving the Celtics an improbable 111-108 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives against Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during the first half in game two of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs on May 19 at TD Garden. Thomas will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury.

Celtics’ prospects dimmed by loss of Thomas for rest of season

By The Sports Xchange on May 21, 2017, at 9 a.m.
Former John Bapst head coach Mike Webb waits for his team to take on Central during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

John Bapst replacing longtime girls basketball coach

By Larry Mahoney on May 20, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Mike Webb will not return for his 16th season as the girls basketball coach at Bangor’s John Bapst Memorial High School next winter, according to John Bapst athletic director Rick Sinclair.
Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson (left) tries to steal the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half in game two of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden in Boston on Friday night.

Cavaliers steamroll Celtics to take 2-0 lead

By The Sports Xchange on May 19, 2017, at 11:18 p.m.

UMaine men’s basketball signs point guard

on May 18, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.
Boston's Isaiah Thomas (4) fouls Cleveland's LeBron James during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA's Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

Cavaliers get off to quick start in rout of Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on May 17, 2017, at 11:38 p.m.

UMaine men’s basketball team to add 6-5 guard

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 17, 2017, at 2:49 p.m.