Stories tagged: nba
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 8:33 P.M.
NBA roundup: Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors certainly looked ready to trade some more blows with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come June.
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 10:26 P.M.
NBA roundup: James Harden’s 12th triple-double helps Rockets end 2-game skid
James Harden had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 12th triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets easily ended their first losing streak of the season …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 11:10 P.M.
NBA Capsules: DeRozan powers Raptors to comeback win over Celtics, 114-106
DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 41 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Toronto Raptors rallied to end the Boston Celtics’ four-game winning streak with a 114-106 victory Tuesday night.
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 10:11 P.M.
NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook, Thunder cruise past Bulls 109-94
Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder pull away from the Chicago Bulls for an easy 109-94 victory Monday night.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 10:44 P.M.
NBA roundup: James Harden powers Rockets past Raptors for 8th straight win
James Harden had 40 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 10th triple-double of the season, and the Houston Rockets beat the host Toronto Raptors 129-122 on Sunday night …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 6:36 P.M.
After giving up 24-point lead, Golden State knows it can’t cruise through season
The truth is that the Warriors have been playing with fire. The general indifference with which they’ve gone through the regular season has made them a different team from the …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 6:01 P.M.
AP source: Cavs nearing deal for Hawks’ Kyle Korver
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers are working on a deal to acquire shooting guard Kyle Korver from Atlanta. One of the NBA’s best outside shooters, …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 11:27 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Butler’s big fourth leads Bulls to win over depleted Cavs
Jimmy Butler scored 10 straight points during a critical stretch in the fourth quarter, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 106-94 win Wednesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 10:48 P.M.
NBA roundup: Isaiah Thomas’ 29 points, 15 assists send Celtics past Jazz 115-104
Isaiah Thomas had 29 points and a career-high 15 assists, and the Boston Celtics made 17 3-pointers for the second straight game in beating the Utah Jazz 115-104 on Tuesday …
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 9:28 P.M.
NBA roundup: Jimmy Butler has 52 to help Bulls top Kemba Walker, Hornets
Jimmy Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying the Chicago Bulls in a 118-111 victory over the visiting Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 9:53 P.M.
NBA roundup: Tim Hardaway powers Hawks to long-awaited OT win over Spurs
Tim Hardaway Jr. made a tying 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in regulation and scored nine points in overtime, including the go-ahead free throw, to lift the Atlanta Hawks to …
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 8:38 P.M.
As he turns 32, LeBron James savors ‘magical’ ride in 2016
Not everyone wants 2016, month after month of messy moments and mayhem, to end. For LeBron James, it was a charmed year.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 11:23 P.M.
NBA roundup: Jimmy Butler scores 40, buzzer-beater lifts Bulls over Nets 101-99
Jimmy Butler matched his season high with 40 points and hit an 18-footer at the buzzer roughly five minutes after being helped off the court with an apparent injury Wednesday …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016
The king of 2016: LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of Year
LeBron James ended Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought in 2016 and capped his big year by being named AP’s Male Athlete of the Year. James beat out Olympic stars Michael Phelps …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 6:04 P.M.
‘Granny’ shot master Rick Barry is glad someone had the guts to bring it back to the NBA
Despite evidence it can improve free throw shooting, especially for big men, the “Granny-style” free throw has remained foreign from the NBA since Hall of Famer Rick Barry retired in …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 2 A.M.
NBA: 2 calls were missed in final moments of Cavs-Warriors
The NBA says two calls were missed in the final moments of Cleveland’s win over Golden State on Sunday, and both aided the Cavaliers in what became their one-point victory.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 9:30 P.M.
NBA roundup: Pistons rout Cavaliers 106-90 while LeBron James rests
Tobias Harris scored 21 points to help the Detroit Pistons snap a five-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-90 on Monday night while LeBron James sat out resting.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 9:19 P.M.
Russell Westbrook has 31 points as Oklahoma City Thunder beat Minnesota Timberwolves
Russell Westbrook often has taken over as a scorer in the second half when his team has needed scoring punch. This time, he pushed his Oklahoma City Thunder over the …
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 9:17 P.M.
Lakers snap 11-game skid versus rival Clippers, 111-102
Nick Young and Timofey Mozgov scored 19 points apiece and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their 11-game losing streak in their rivalry with the Los Angeles Clippers with a 111-102 …
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 6:10 P.M.
Aldridge’s season-high 33 help Spurs hold off Bulls
LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Chicago Bulls 119-100 on Sunday after nearly blowing a hot start.
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 4:58 P.M.
For Dwyane Wade and others, NBA Christmas games remain a privilege
Christmas has already been celebrated at Dwyane Wade’s house. His wife and kids unwrapped their presents on Wednesday night, since waiting until Sunday morning wasn’t an option this year. Dad’s …
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 9:07 P.M.
Cavs’ J.R. Smith out 3 months with thumb, blow to NBA champs
CLEVELAND – The defending NBA champions will be without a major piece for at least three months. Cavaliers starting guard J.R. Smith could be sidelined until the end of the …
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 6:53 P.M.
NBA, players complete process of ratifying new labor deal
NBA players have voted to approve the terms of a new deal with the league, the final step before labor peace could be assured for years. The vote was a …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 11:35 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Heat erase 19-point deficit, top Lakers
Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside each finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied from 19 points down to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-107 on …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:17 P.M.
To the rafters: Heat retire Shaq’s No. 32 jersey
Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey retired by Miami Heat in halftime ceremony marked by gifts and laughter.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 7:15 P.M.
AP Sources: Owners pass new labor deal, players next
A new labor deal in the NBA is on the verge of being finalized, after owners voted Wednesday to approve a proposed seven-year collective bargaining agreement that was tentatively agreed …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 9:04 P.M.
NBA roundup: Patty Mills’ 3-pointer lifts Spurs over Rockets 102-100
Patty Mills hit a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs over the Houston Rockets 102-100 on Tuesday night.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 3:30 A.M.
Clippers say Blake Griffin to have surgery, miss 3-6 weeks
Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers will have surgery on Tuesday to clean out his right knee, and is expected to miss three to six weeks.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 2:30 A.M.
Cavaliers’ Kevin Love doesn’t practice because of sore left knee
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love didn’t practice because of a sore left knee and is questionable for Cleveland’s game in Milwaukee on Tuesday.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 1:30 A.M.
NBA adds players, media vote to All-Star Game selections
The NBA is adding players and media to the voting process in a change to the way starters for the All-Star Game are selected.