Stories tagged: nba
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Deron Williams signs with champion Cavaliers
Free agent point guard Deron Williams signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving the NBA champions another playmaker to help them defend their title.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook scores 41 in triple-double as Thunder top Pelicans
Russell Westbrook scored 41 points in his 29th triple-double of the season to help the host Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-110 on Sunday night.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Dwyane Wade, Bulls defeat Cavs without LeBron James
Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler recorded a triple-double, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 117-99 victory Saturday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played without LeBron James.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers, 110-93
Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and his new teammates fit in seamlessly as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
For Ricky Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief
Trade talks were just that – all talk – for Ricky Rubio and many others Thursday, and those players could finally feel a sense of relief. In most cases around …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Magic President: Season has been ‘incredibly disappointing’
Magic president Alex Martins says it has been an “incredibly disappointing” season for Orlando. He did say he is pleased with Orlando’s young core of players and coach Frank Vogel. …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Injured 76ers rookie Ben Simmons won’t play this season
The Philadelphia 76ers say No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons will miss the rest of the season because his surgically repaired right foot hasn’t healed as quickly as expected. He …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Hawks suspend Dennis Schroder for a game for late return to team
The Atlanta Hawks suspended starting point guard Dennis Schroder for one game on Friday for failing to return to the team on time following the All-Star break. Schroder is not …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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, …
Wed., 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, …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
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.