In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
In his strongest terms to date, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday that no new players will be considered for the roster for this summer's Olympics despite a flurry of injuries.
The U.S. added Blake Griffin of the Clippers and LaMarcus Aldridge of Portland on Monday to the 18 holdovers who hope to go for more basketball gold.
Without Tony Parker and Joakim Noah, France was no match for Pau Gasol's Spain at the European basketball championship.
Dirk Nowitzki made four free throws in the last 19 seconds, leading Germany past Turkey 73-67 Friday at the European Championship.
Brazil handed Argentina its first loss of the Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for the Americas, beating the host team 73-71 on Wednesday behind 19 points from Rafael Hettsheimer.
Brothers Marc and Pau Gasol combined for 43 points to lead defending champion Spain past Germany 77-68 Wednesday at the European basketball championship.
France rallied with a big fourth quarter despite playing without Tony Parker to defeat Italy 91-84 on Sunday and advance to the second round of the European basketball championship.
Andy Rautins scored all 15 of his points on 3-pointers to lead Canada to a 73-72 victory over the Dominican Republic in the Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas.
Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol scored 29 points to help defending champion Spain beat Poland 83-78 in its opening match at the European Championship.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has been granted Spanish nationality on Friday, clearing the way for him to help Spain defend its European championship this summer.
Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd will be with Team USA as a special guest of the coaching staff for its Las Vegas training camp through July 24, sources said.
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Spain beat defending champion Greece and Russia defeated Lithuania on Saturday to reach the final of the European basketball championship on Sunday.
Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points to lead Germany to an 81-70 win over Japan on Friday night.