Stories tagged: basketball
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:40 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Stephen Curry leads huge 3rd quarter and Golden State beats Clippers
Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 35 points in a 3-point flurry over the final 3:37 of the third quarter, and the two-time reigning MVP also had seven rebounds, five …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 6:22 P.M.
Charles Oakley attends Knicks-Cavaliers game in Cleveland
Charles Oakley, still at odds with the New York Knicks, watched his former team in his hometown Thursday night. The Cleveland native sat next to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert as …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 6:10 P.M.
The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day
Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose all stayed in place on NBA trade-deadline day, despite tons of speculation that they could be on the move. In all, …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 1:04 P.M.
Tempers flare after calls to separate Native American basketball tournaments from other tourneys
The topic of race entered the Montana high school basketball conversation this week as divisional tournaments begin around the state.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:41 P.M.
NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season
The NBA returns to action Thursday night after a week off for the All-Star break. But the league has hardly been idle. DeMarcus Cousins moved from Sacramento to New Orleans, …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:32 P.M.
Wizards acquire Bojan Bogdanovic in trade with Nets
The Wizards acquired swingman Bojan Bogdanovic in a trade with the Nets. Washington sent a protected 2017 first-round pick, Marcus Thornton and Andrew Nicholson to Brooklyn for Bogdanovic and Chris …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:31 P.M.
Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova from 76ers for Tiago Splitter
The Atlanta Hawks have received scoring help for their playoff push by acquiring forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Philadelphia 76ers for center Tiago Splitter and draft picks.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:29 P.M.
Column: Lakers can’t count on celebrity to bring back glory
Chasing celebrity isn’t mentioned anywhere in the first chapter of the playbook to NBA relevance. It hasn’t worked in New York, where Phil Jackson’s 11 rings haven’t helped turn around …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:27 P.M.
Reeling Lakers return to practice for 1st time in Magic era
Magic Johnson has spoken to the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since taking over as president of basketball operations. The Hall of Famer’s words were brief, with some …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:25 P.M.
In nearly 3 years on job, Phil Jackson hasn’t fixed Knicks
Phil Jackson has made his relationship with Carmelo Anthony worse and hasn’t made the Knicks better. Heading into the trade deadline and nearly three years since he was hired, there …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:23 P.M.
Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins: He and Anthony Davis can ‘wreak havoc’ together
DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected. The New Orleans Pelicans’ newest All-Star says while he liked Sacramento, he’d been “praying” …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:21 P.M.
Chris Paul cleared by doctors, could return against Warriors
Chris Paul has been cleared by doctors and could be back in the Los Angeles Clippers’ lineup at Golden State. Coach Doc Rivers said Paul has “looked great” and the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 5:11 P.M.
Steve Christilaw: Poise is the most important ingredient for a championship team
Somewhere along the way I’ve lost track of how many state championship basketball games I’ve witnessed. Not that I was ever really keeping track.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:11 P.M.
Lean on me: International NBA players supporting each other
Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:05 P.M.
Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it’s still a real battle
Finding the right time to rest NBA players is a conundrum that many coaches have wrestled with for years. They struggle with the decision even more so now given the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 9:48 P.M.
Candice Dupree traded to Indiana Fever as part of 3-way deal
The Phoenix Mercury traded Candice Dupree to the Indiana Fever as part of a three-team deal that includes Connecticut. The Fever also get the No. 17 pick in the draft …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Candice Wiggins says her WNBA experience was ‘toxic’
Candice Wiggins says her experience playing in the WNBA was “toxic” and was a major reason why she retired last season. Wiggins said in an interview with the San Diego …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 10:13 P.M.
Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 12 Ohio State uses hot start to upset No. 2 Maryland
Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points and No. 12 Ohio State used a sizzling start to upset second-ranked Maryland 98-87 on Monday night in Columbus, Ohio.
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 10:09 P.M.
Top 25 roundup: Bruce Brown’s 3 lifts Miami over No. 18 Virginia, 54-48 in OT
Bruce Brown made a 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds left in overtime and the Miami Hurricanes beat Virginia 54-48 in Charlottesville, Virginia, and gave the Cavaliers their fourth straight loss.
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 7 P.M.
All-Star game ratings are best since 2013
The NBA All-Star game drew an average audience of 7.8 million viewers, making it the most-viewed All-Star broadcast since 2013. Turner Sports announced the numbers on Monday. The number of …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 7:58 P.M.
Women’s Top 25 roundup: Sophie Cunningham’s late layup sends Missouri past No. 6 South Carolina
Sophie Cunningham made a layup with 0.6 seconds to give Missouri a 62-60 comeback victory over No. 6 South Carolina on Sunday in Columbia, Missouri.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 5:38 P.M.
Top 25 roundup: Marcus Foster’s 35 points leads No. 20 Creighton in win over Georgetown
Marcus Foster scored a career-high 35 points and Creighton broke open the game early in the second half and defeated Georgetwn 87-70 in Omaha, Nebraska. Creighton shot 53 percent while …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 11:30 P.M.
Christian Jurlina scores 26, Whitworth topples George Fox again, 91-70
Christina Jurlina hit 26 points, three points shy of his careeer high, as the Whitworth Pirates shut down the George Fox Bruins 91-70 for the second time this season.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:45 P.M.
Jamal Murray, Buddy Hield, lead World past US, 150-141 in Rising Stars
Jamal Murray scored 36 points and Buddy Hield, a New Orleans Pelicans rookie, added 28 to the delight of the locals as the World squad beat the United States 150-141 …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:38 P.M.
Little big man: Isaiah Thomas a full-fledged All-Star
All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics has a shot at setting a franchise scoring record – and maybe even NBA MVP honors as well. Thomas is averaging 29.9 …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:37 P.M.
Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance. Just not about one another. Reunited on the Western Conference All-Star team, the former Oklahoma City …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 7:34 P.M.
Dallas Wings trade Odyssey Sims to Los Angeles Sparks for No. 4 pick
Dallas Wings trade Odyssey Sims to Los Angeles Sparks for No. 4 pick in the draft.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 11:08 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Russell Westbrook scores 38 in triple-double as Thunder top Knicks
Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and had his 27th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 116-105 on Wednesday night.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:03 P.M.
NBA chooses Carmelo Anthony as Kevin Love’s All-Star replacement
Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks is going to the All-Star Game for the 10th time, chosen as the replacement for injured Kevin Love.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 5:47 P.M.
AP source: Charles Oakley’s ban from Madison Square Garden lifted
Charles Oakley is allowed back in Madison Square Garden, though the former New York Knicks star says he wants an apology before he would return. A person briefed on the …