NBA

Kobe reflects on LeBron before final matchup in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kobe Bryant remembers giving a pair of his sneakers to LeBron James as a gift and offering the teenager some advice.

The years in between have passed in a blur.

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis gets interim job

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.

Fisher was fired Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Warriors run NBA-record start to 18-0, beat Kings 120-101

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry scored 19 points in Golden State's NBA-record 18th straight win at the start of a season, but what he didn't do against the Sacramento Kings was just as important to the defending champion Warriors.