Stories tagged: nba
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Resurgent Hawks rout Hornets 103-76 for 4th straight victory
Dwight Howard had 19 points and 12 rebounds as the resurgent Atlanta Hawks won their fourth straight game, routing the listless Charlotte Hornets 103-76 on Tuesday night to wrap up …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Nuggets spoil Romo day for Mavericks, topping Dallas 109-91
Gary Harris scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets beat Dallas 109-91 with the Mavericks honoring retiring Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as an honorary player. With nothing at stake in …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Final day of NBA season will decide some seeds, matchups
There will be final-night intrigue in the NBA.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Tony Romo’s honorary Mav day turns spectacle for final home game
Tony Romo couldn’t say no when Dirk Nowitzki asked the retiring Dallas Cowboys quarterback to join the Mavericks as an honorary teammate for a day. Now it’s turned into a …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
NBA roundup: Bulls embarrass Magic 122-75, near playoff berth
Emergency starter Jerian Grant had 17 points and a career-high 11 assists on Monday night, and the host Chicago Bulls routed the Orlando Magic 122-75 to move closer to a …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Associated Press picks: The NBA award winners are … unclear
When three NBA writers from The Associated Press made their picks, they were unanimous on nothing. And in two of six categories, everybody voted for someone different.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
Norman Chad: Here’s everything you need to know about NBA playoffs in less than two months
The NBA playoffs are upon us, which seems unlikely considering the NBA regular season never ends. The only thing that lasts longer than the NBA regular season is a Ken …
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook sets triple-double record, Thunder beat Nuggets
Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 56-year-old record with his 42nd triple-double of the season Sunday, then he broke the Denver Nuggets’ hearts with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for a 106-105 victory …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Damian Lillard scores 59 as Blazers earn key win
Damian Lillard scored a franchise-record 59 points and matched his career high with nine 3-pointers to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 101-86 on Saturday night.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Westbrook secures triple-double average, falls short of 42nd
Russell Westbrook became the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, but failed for the second game in a row to break Oscar Robertson’s single-season …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
In Seattle, arena debate rests on potential teams, timing
For more than half this decade, the debate around building a new arena in Seattle has gone nowhere.
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Tim Kawakami: Watch out: Improved Golden State gets Kevin Durant back
They splashed and twirled their way to their 12th consecutive victory, they’ve all but clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the postseason, and now the Warriors have a next …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
As the Cavaliers turn: Drama subsided, NBA champions hit stride
Back from Boston, Kevin Love spent part of his day off talking to kids about fitness. The topic was appropriate. The Cavaliers look in much better shape.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
NBA still seeks solutions for rest issue but won’t reduce games
The NBA is still searching for ways to stop teams from resting healthy players. Shortening the 82-game season won’t be the answer.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Millsap, Hardaway boost Hawks past Celtics
Paul Millsap scored 26 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 23 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game skid with a 123-116 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Kevin Durant cleared to resume full practice after knee injury
Kevin Durant has been medically cleared to resume full practice and is scheduled to play in Saturday’s home game against New Orleans if he experiences no setbacks. Coach Steve Kerr …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9 a.m.
Fans appreciate Russell Westbrook’s energy during his historic run
Fans are rarely disappointed when they watch Russell Westbrook play. The Thunder guard seems to never take play off, much less miss a game. He just missed breaking the record …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
NBA Capsules: LeBron James leads Cavaliers to rout of Celtics
LeBron James had 36 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers ran past the Boston Celtics 114-91 on Wednesday night to move back into first place in …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Klay Thompson scores 41, Warriors roll to 12th straight win
Klay Thompson scored 41 points for his 10th career 40-point game, Stephen Curry had 19 points and nine assists, and the playoff-ready Golden State Warriors ran their winning streak to …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Slumping Hawks facing tough week against Celtics and Cavs
The slumping Hawks, who have dropped to sixth in the eight-team Eastern Conference playoff standings, will play three games in four days against the conference’s top two teams this week. …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
NBA Capsule: Timberwolves halt Blazers’ win streak
Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped Portland’s six-game winning streak with a 110-109 victory over the Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
NBA Capsules: LeBron James’ triple-double helps Cavaliers beat Pacers
LeBron James made a big 3-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime and scored 41 points to offset 43 by Indiana’s Paul George, and the Cleveland Cavaliers opened …
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Jimmy Butler fuels Bulls past Hawks
Jimmy Butler scored 33 points and hit two free throws with 2.1 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to a 106-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
NBA Capsules: LeBron James leads Cavaliers to win over 76ers
LeBron James scored 34 points, Kyrie Irving dropped 24 and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a turbulent and troublesome March with an easy 122-105 win over the injury-weakened Philadelphia 76ers on …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
NBA Capsules: LeBron moves to seventh all-time scoring, Bulls down Cavaliers
Nikola Mirotic tied season highs with 28 points and six 3-pointers, Jimmy Butler scored 25, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-93 on a night when LeBron James …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Westbrook scores 57 in Thunder’s 114-106 OT win over Magic
Russell Westbrook had 57 points – the most in a triple-double in NBA history – 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Warriors hopeful Kevin Durant can return in regular season
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been cleared for non-contact basketball drills and could return from his knee injury before the end of the regular season. The Warriors say …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Pacers waive Rodney Stuckey after another injury hits
The Indiana Pacers have waived backup guard Rodney Stuckey. The move comes a day after the team announced he would miss four to six weeks with a strained left patellar …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Curry’s 32 lead Warriors over Rockets 113-106
Stephen Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and the Golden State Warriors built a big lead early and held on for a 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Pau Gasol giving Spurs everything they expected, and more
When Pau Gasol was languishing in Memphis early in his career, when he was winning championships in Los Angeles and certainly when he was on a two-year layover in Chicago, …