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NBA roundup: James Harden scores 35 points, Rockets beat Raptors 121-119

James Harden scored 35 points for his 22nd straight game with 30 or more and the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 121-119 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

NBA roundup: Warriors win 9th straight behind Steph Curry’s 38 points

Stephen Curry scored 38 points, local product Kevin Durant had 21 and the Golden State Warriors hammered the ball inside to beat the Washington Wizards 126-118 Thursday night for their …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo picked as All-Star captains

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the captains for this year’s NBA All-Star Game. James and Antetokounmpo will pick their teams on Feb. 7, in advance of the Feb. 17 …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 1:13 p.m.

Pacers lose All-Star Victor Oladipo to season-ending injury

The Indiana Pacers have lost All-Star guard Victor Oladipo with a season-ending ruptured quad tendon in his right knee. Oladipo was injured during Wednesday night’s 110-106 victory over Toronto. He …


NBA roundup: James Harden ties Kobe Bryants’ MSG opponent mark, scores career-best 61

James Harden scored a career-high 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant’s record for a visiting opponent at the current Madison Square Garden, and the Houston Rockets edged the New York Knicks …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo suffers serious knee injury

The Indiana Pacers lost All-Star guard Victor Oladipo to a serious right knee injury in the second quarter of their game against Toronto. Oladipo’s leg bent awkwardly as he fell …


NBA roundup: Paul George, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder past Trail Blazers 123-114

Paul George had 36 points and eight rebounds, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail …


No bursting his bubble: Monte Morris hones jumper with gum wrapper

Denver Nuggets point guard Monte Morris went to work over the offseason to hone his jumper. He wedged a gum wrapper between his thumb and index finger on his guide …


Rockets, Bulls finalize deal sending ’Melo to Chicago

The Rockets and Bulls have finalized a trade sending Carmelo Anthony from Houston to Chicago. The Bulls acquired the draft rights to Jon Diebler and cash considerations in exchange for …


On Basketball: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s dunk wins Round 1 against Luka Doncic

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment. The established All-Star drove the lane. The rising …



Couch Slouch: Offense out of control in today’s defenseless NBA

Couch Slouch: Before this season, there was a little-noted change in the NBA rulebook that stated, “Defenders shall not impede any shot by an opponent; if at all possible, the …


Derrick Rose lifts Timberwolves past Suns, 116-114

Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.9 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Milwaukee Bucks to retire Marques Johnson’s No. 8

The Milwaukee Bucks are retiring four-time All-Star Marques Johnson’s No. 8 jersey.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

NBA capsules: James Harden, Eric Gordon help Rockets rally past Lakers in OT

James Harden scored 48 points, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime Saturday night.


NBA roundup: DeMarcus Cousins fouls out of Warriors debut in win over Clippers

Stephen Curry scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 14 before fouling out of his Warriors debut after being sidelined for nearly a year, and Golden State pulled away in the …


NBA capsules: Wizards beat Knicks in London on goaltending call

Allonzo Trier goaltended on Thomas Bryant’s layup with 0.4 seconds remaining, giving the Washington Wizards a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night.


NBA roundup: James Harden has 58 points in Rockets’ OT loss to Nets

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden’s 58-point night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston …


NBA roundup: Warriors rout Nuggets after NBA-record 51 in first quarter

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 31 points as the Golden State Warriors, propelled by an NBA-record, 51-point first quarter, regained the top spot in the Western Conference by …


NBA coaches’ new play: tending to health to cope with grind

Coaches around the NBA are taking preventive measures to get through the grind and stresses of an NBA season. That hasn’t always been the case. Now, the NBA Coaches Association …



NBA Capsules: Stephen Curry hits 11 3s, scores 48 points, Warriors beat Mavericks

Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 119-114 on Sunday night at Dallas. Kevin Durant added 28 points and …


NBA Capsules: Blake Griffin scores 44 points against former team

Blake Griffin scored 44 points in his return to Staples Center for the first time against his old team and the Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-104 on …


NBA capsules: Nikola Jokic has triple-double, Nuggets beat Clippers

Nikola Jokic had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his 21st career triple-double and the Denver Nuggets extended their home winning streak to 11 with a 121-100 victory …


NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks beat James Harden, Rockets 116-109

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and a season-high 21 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks withstand a 42-point performance from James Harden and beat the Houston Rockets 116-109 on Wednesday …


NBA roundup: Nikola Jokic’s 4th triple-double leads Nuggets past Heat 103-99

Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season, and his basket with 2.4 seconds left put the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets …



NBA Capsules: Timberwolves fire coach Tom Thibodeau after routing Lakers

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Timberwolves fire coach, president Tom Thibodeau

The Minnesota Timberwolves fired head coach Tom Thibodeau on Sunday, halfway into his third season with the team that began with the turmoil surrounding the eventual trade of All-Star Jimmy …


NBA Capsules: Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam lead Raptors past Bucks, 123-116

Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 on Saturday night in a matchup …