Stories tagged: nba
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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” …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
Bill Plaschke: Can the greatest Laker ever save the worst Lakers ever?
The Los Angeles Lakers now belong to Earvin Johnson, and there’s nothing magic about it.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
Lakers fire Mitch Kupchak, put Magic in charge of basketball ops
The Los Angeles Lakers have fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise’s front office.
Mon., 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 …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
NBA needs to work on its relationships
Everybody in the NBA makes a lot of money but nobody gets along. “Family Feud” could do a month-long NBA version and not run out of hostilities, squabbles and quarrels.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Kings trade All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans
DeMarcus Cousins’ third All-Star Game as a Sacramento King apparently was his last.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Silver: NBA will keep eye on states’ inclusion policies
The NBA is continuing to monitor how states are handling laws regarding the protections of transgender people, with Commissioner Adam Silver warning that any less-than-inclusive policies will help the league …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Commentary: A new Seattle Arena belongs in Sodo
The process of fashioning an arena for the purpose of bringing an NBA and possibly NHL team to Seattle drones on, complicated by an amalgam of conflicts that are political, …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo got many assists growing up
He was just a scrawny, hungry kid, the son of migrants from Nigeria, trying to survive in Sepolia, a modest Athens neighborhood.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
All-Star weekend: Glenn Robinson III takes dunk contest
Glenn Robinson III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and a Pacers cheerleader.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5 a.m.
Shawn Windsor: Old-timers like Isiah Thomas must admit NBA is faster, better now
A couple dozen of the world’s best basketball players will gather this weekend in New Orleans for the NBA All-Star Game. Several of them – LeBron James, James Harden, Russell …
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
NBA roundup: Nuggets tie NBA mark with 24 3s in 132-110 win over Warriors
Nikola Jokic got his second career triple-double and the host Denver Nuggets tied an NBA record with 24 3-pointers while shocking the Golden State Warriors 132-110 on Monday night.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
NBA roundup: Tobias Harris leads Pistons to 102-101 comeback win over Raptors
Tobias Harris had 24 points off the bench, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 21, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 13.2 seconds left and the Detroit Pistons overcame a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Ex-Knick Latrell Sprewell returns to MSG, 2 days after Oakley’s ban
Former Knicks star Latrell Sprewell has returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 13 years, just two days after Charles Oakley was banned from the building.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Warriors win in Durant’s return to Oklahoma City
Kevin Durant scored 34 points while being booed throughout his return to Oklahoma City, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Thunder 130-114 in a chippy game on Saturday night.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
New York Knicks owner James Dolan bans Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden; Ex-Knick tweets thanks to fans
Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan banned Charles Oakley from the arena, though he’s open to reconciling with the Knick great. In an interview Friday with ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay, …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Green gets rare triple-double as Warriors beat Grizzlies
Draymond Green had an uncommon triple-double while scoring only four points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Memphis 122-107 on Friday night for their first victory over the Grizzlies in …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Kevin Durant still loves Oklahoma City despite fans’ frustrations
As much as it still hurts for so many Oklahomans to see Kevin Durant shine elsewhere, the Golden State star remains committed to the community he called home for nearly …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Bucks’ Jabari Parker hurts left knee again, out for year
The Milwaukee Bucks say Jabari Parker suffered a season-ending left ACL injury for the second time in three years. Parker will need surgery after tearing the ACL in the third …