Marc J. Spears

    Marc Spears covers the NBA for Yahoo! Sports. He previously has written for the Boston Globe and Denver Post.

  • As the Golden State Warriors headed toward the locker room after the buzzer sounded, head coach Steve Kerr went in the opposite direction to offer respect to Damian Lillard. "It's a level of respect considering the fact that he is the championship coach of the best team in the league," Lillard told Yahoo Sports. Kerr's words came after Lillard told The Oregonian he didn't like Kerr comparing him to Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry.

  • Why Steve Kerr might be the biggest roadblock to the Warriors reaching 72 wins

    Golden State's coach doesn't want to chase the Bulls' record for regular-season victories at all costs.

  • Thunder coach Billy Donovan perseveres in season of adversity

    It’s been a difficult, painful season for the first-year coach, who is without his two top assistants.

  • Free-agent Kris Humphries has committed to sign with the Atlanta Hawks once he clears waivers, a source told Yahoo Sports. The Phoenix Suns waived Humphries, 31, on Sunday. The Suns acquired the 6-foot-9, 235-pounder from the Washington Wizards in a trade on Feb. 18.

  • But I think if you know basketball, all the people that really know basketball and the coaches and guys that pay attention to who makes the team go engine-wise, they know that I'm having one of my best seasons. Parker witnessed the passing of the Spurs' torch from Hall of Famer David Robinson to Tim Duncan. Five years ago, Parker was honored to take the lead from Duncan with the blessing of coach Gregg Popovich.

  • The Los Angeles Clippers traded guard Lance Stephenson to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward Jeff Green, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers was in Oklahoma City attending the funeral for the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, and the team did not expect to make any major moves but was able to complete its goal of unloading Stephenson just before the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, a source told Yahoo Sports.

  • Source: Pistons acquire Tobias Harris from Magic

    Orlando received point guard Brandon Jennings and forward Ersan Ilyasova in the deal.

  • All-Star Kevin Durant not stressing about upcoming free agency

    The 2014 league MVP is focused on the success of the Thunder and even pondering his second career.