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Cavaliers continue downward spiral with loss to Mavericks

NBA: Over one season or two, no team in NBA history has lost as many games in a row as these Cleveland Cavaliers. The surging Mavericks beat Cleveland 99-96 on …


Bobcats’ Jackson won’t change despite technicals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the end of a shootaround last week, Charlotte owner Michael Jordan yelled across the floor lamenting about how his Bobcats often play a man down when …


Heat hand Cavs 21st straight loss

NBA: Once again, LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers reach a milestone in the NBA standings. First to 40 wins one year.


Celtics beat Lakers in rematch of NBA finals

LOS ANGELES – Paul Pierce says the Boston Celtics had no reason to discuss their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the NBA finals last summer before they returned to …


Briefs: Free throw helps No. 1 Ohio State hold off Northwestern

College basketball: Jared Sullinger scored 21 and hit the second of two free throws with 3.5 seconds left Saturday night and No. 1 Ohio State (22-0, 9-0 Big Ten) overcame …


Portland keeps winning despite injuries

PORTLAND, Ore. – Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan dreads hearing his phone ring first thing in the morning because it usually means bad news, like another injury. McMillan has had …


Road trips make and break: Wizards 0-18 in away games

MILWAUKEE – On the road again. It’s a recurring theme for teams as they navigate through the marathon National Basketball Association season trying to win while living out of a …


No offense, Larry Brown

The way Stephen Jackson sees it; the Charlotte Bobcats had no other choice than to fire Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown so they could shift to a more effective …


Flyers end 22-year drought

NHL: James van Riemsdyk, Daniel Carcillo and Scott Hartnell scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers win for the first time in Detroit in more than 22 years, 3-2 over the …


In brief: Mavs lose Dirk, earn win at Oklahoma City

NBA: The Dallas Mavericks lost Dirk Nowitzki to a knee injury in the second quarter, but beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Monday night for their 17th victory in …


In brief: Boozer, Rose lead Bulls past Pistons in OT

NBA: Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Rose added 23 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 95-92 …


New York pulls away in end to beat Chicago

NEW YORK – Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks limited the Chicago Bulls to two baskets in the first 10 minutes of …


LeBron’s triple-double leads way for Miami

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes. “Just asked …


Bass, Orlando end Boston’s 14- game win streak

ORLANDO, Fla. – The remolded Magic are the NBA’s new streak-busters. Brandon Bass scored 21 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 15 and the Orlando Magic ended the Boston Celtics’ winning streak …


Durant scores 44 as OKC knocks off Denver

OKLAHOMA CITY – With one quarter to go, the first 50-point game of Kevin Durant’s career seemed within his grasp. That he chose not to force the issue meant he …


Ellis’ 39-point effort too much for Trail Blazers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Monta Ellis scored 39 points and the Golden State Warriors scored 11 straight points to erase a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter and beat the Portland …


James, Heat pummel Lakers

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes. “Just asked …


I won’t be home for Christmas

MIAMI – Phil Jackson and LeBron James agree: Christmas Day games are not the ideal holiday gift. A day after the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach reiterated his longtime stance against …


Big day for Lakers: Meeting Obama, and greeting Bynum

WASHINGTON – Not much can upstage a visit with President Barack Obama, but in the Los Angeles Lakers’ world, the announcement of Andrew Bynum’s return comes close. The Lakers were …


James ignores fans’ catcalls in virtuoso return

CLEVELAND – He tuned out the boos. He smiled at the derisive chants. He embraced all the negativity Cleveland could muster. LeBron James wasn’t fazed by anything. He brought his …


Oft-injured Oden won’t play this season

PORTLAND – Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, the former No. 1 draft pick whose short career has been marred by injuries, will have microfracture surgery on his left knee …


James, Wade, Bosh have 15 turnovers in loss

BOSTON – LeBron James and the Miami Heat were showered with chants of “overrated!” They sure looked that way in their debut as a team formed to win a championship. …


Austin Daye draws start for Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – After making more 3-pointers than any of his Detroit teammates this preseason, Austin Daye will be in the Postons’ starting lineup on Wednesday – at power …


NBA notes: Heat, Celtics get things started

The Miami Heat will take what they hope is their first step toward the NBA championship when a season of title expectations finally opens tonight in Boston. Miami squares off …


Slouch counts out Miami Heat

In regard to the Miami Heat, let me first say this: “Miami Vice” was championship- caliber for years with just Tubbs and Crockett; they won their time period season after …


NBA overview: Miami’s ‘Big Three’ aims to stop L.A. threepeat

Kobe Bryant had just finished with a Big Three when LeBron James and friends got to work building another. Dwyane Wade soon announced he was staying in Miami, flanked by …


Wizards cut Adam Morrison

The Wizards on Thursday released former Gonzaga University standout Adam Morrison and 10-year veteran Sean Marks.


Heat patiently wait on Wade

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade worked out Sunday afternoon. So did his Miami Heat teammates. They just weren’t together, and there’s no clear indication yet when the Heat will be whole …


James all business as Heat start training camp

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – On Day 1, LeBron James looked perfectly comfortable in new surroundings. He pumped his fist after passing over a double-team and setting Joel Anthony up for …


Morrison invited to Wizards camp

Former Gonzaga University star Adam Morrison of Mead has accepted a training camp invitation with the Washington Wizards, according to a Washington Post blogger Michael Lee, who quotes two league …