Stories tagged: basketball
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
How Abdul-Jabbar became Kareem and decided to talk about it
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been – at least …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:53 p.m.
NBA capsules: Nuggets make 24 3-pointers, beat Bucks 134-123
Nikola Jokic had a triple-double wrapped up in the first half, and the Denver Nuggets put together one of the best 3-point shooting nights in NBA history in a 134-123 …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
NBA Capsules: James Harden, Rockets win 10th straight, topping Kings
James Harden had 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Houston Rockets held on for their 10th straight victory, 100-91 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:29 p.m.
NBA Capsules: LeBron James has 37, new-look Cavs avenge loss to Thunder
LeBron James scored 37 points, and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers got a much different result this time against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 120-112 victory on Tuesday night.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 10:23 p.m.
NBA capsules: Donovan Mitchell, Jazz top Spurs for league-best 10th straight win
Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead pull-up jumper with 39.2 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz extended their league-best winning streak to 10 games with a 101-99 win …
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Top 25 capsules: No. 14 North Carolina pulls away late, tops Notre Dame 83-66
Theo Pinson scored 14 of his 16 points after halftime to go with 10 rebounds, helping UNC pull away late to beat Notre Dame 83-66 on Monday night in Chapel …
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
Katie Smith, Tina Thompson headline Women’s hoops Hall of Fame class
Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018 announced Monday.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
LaVar Ball: If Lakers don’t draft LiAngelo, Lonzo will leave in free agency
LaVar Ball proclaimed in an interview with Lithuanian basketball reporter Donatas Urbonas he will instruct his oldest son to leave the Lakers in free agency if the team opts not …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
NBA capsules: Cavaliers beat Celtics 121-99 on Paul Pierce’s day
LeBron James quieted a Celtics crowd that came to celebrate Paul Pierce on Sunday, finishing with 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to give new-look Cleveland a 121-99 victory …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
NBA Capsules: LeBron James, Cavs begin reboot with win over Hawks
LeBron James had a triple-double and Kyle Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Sixers unsure whether Markelle Fultz will play again this season
Markelle Fultz, the top overall pick in last year’s NBA draft, may not play again this season as he deals with a right shoulder injury and works on his shot.
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 11:12 p.m.
NBA capsules: Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown lead Celtics over Wizards in OT
Kyrie Irving scored 12 of Boston’s last 17 points and finished with 28 to help the Celtics remain in sole possession of the Eastern Conference lead with a 110-104 overtime …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 11:08 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Kristaps Porzingis tears ACL as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks beat Knicks
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points, jumping over Tim Hardaway Jr. for one high-flying slam, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 103-89 on Tuesday night after Kristaps Porzingis …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis tears ACL in left knee
The New York Knicks say All-Star Kristaps Porzingis has torn the ACL in his left knee. Porzingis was hurt in the second quarter of New York’s loss to Milwaukee. He …
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:09 p.m.
NBA capsules: Pistons stay unbeaten with Blake Griffin, beat Blazers 111-91
Andre Drummond had 17 points and 17 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 111-91 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 6:07 p.m.
NBA capsules: Al Horford’s jumper wins it as Celtics top Trail Blazers, 97-96
Al Horford made a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer and the Boston Celtics topped the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 on Sunday, giving New England fans a few hours to get …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
NBA capsules: Chris Paul, Rockets roll to fourth straight win, rout Cavs 120-88
Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, Ryan Anderson added 21 points and the Houston Rockets became the latest team to thump Cleveland on national TV, beating the disconnected …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Cavs’ Kevin Love out 2 months with broken hand, avoids surgery
Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will be sidelined two months, but does not need surgery on his broken left hand. Love was injured in the first quarter of a game …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Pelicans acquire Nikola Mirotic from Bulls for 3 players and pick
The New Orleans Pelicans have acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls get center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 10:43 p.m.
NBA Capsules: LeBron gets 24, Cavs top Heat 91-89 in 1st game without Love
LeBron James scored 24 points, Jae Crowder made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:21 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers began a long stretch without injured All-Star Kevin Love by holding off …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
GSL boys: Shamrock Campbell, Ferris too much for CV
Shamrock Campbell scored 22 points and visiting Ferris (16-3, 10-3 GSL) downed Central Valley (10-9, 8-5) 56-41 on Tuesday night in a Greater Spokane League game.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
NBA Capsules: James Harden first NBA player to score 60 in triple double
James Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double and the short-handed Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107 on Tuesday …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Kevin Love breaks hand in Cavaliers’ 125-114 loss to Detroit
Andre Drummond had 21 points and 22 rebounds, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons beat Cleveland 125-114 after the Cavaliers lost Kevin Love to a potentially season-altering hand injury. Love exited …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
James Harden has first 60-point triple-double in NBA history
James Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double as the short-handed Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107. Harden scored …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 7:18 p.m.
Ex-Zag Kelly Olynyk a great fit with the Miami Heat
After the Boston Celtics, who he’d played his first four NBA seasons for, cut ties after last season, Kelly Olynyk had to decide where to play this season and beyond.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Analysis: Blake Griffin trade to Pistons shows NBA’s current direction
The East is open for business. The West is closed until further notice. There’s the takeaway from the deal where Blake Griffin got sent from the Los Angeles Clippers to …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:44 p.m.
Wizards All-Star guard John Wall to have left knee surgery
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and could miss much of the rest of the regular season.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Authorities won’t charge Bucks’ Sterling Brown after Walgreens arrest
Police officials say they will not seek charges against Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown, who was arrested last week during a confrontation in a Walgreens parking lot.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:26 p.m.
AP Source: Pistons finalizing deal to acquire Blake Griffin
The Detroit Pistons were finalizing a trade Monday night to acquire star forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:33 p.m.
NBA capsules: Bucks win fourth straight since firing of coach Jason Kidd
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 18 rebounds, Matthew Dellavedova scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 107-85 …