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LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics

LeBron James doesn’t usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception Tuesday night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics. James, who has ...

Jack lifts Nets to dramatic victory over Warriors

Mar 3, 2015

Jack lifts Nets to dramatic victory over Warriors

There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him. Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Curry’s stirring fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday night. ...

Harden outduels James as Rockets get by Cavaliers in OT

Mar 2, 2015

Harden outduels James as Rockets get by Cavaliers in OT

James Harden has been putting up MVP-caliber numbers all season. Given the chance to go head to head with one of his biggest competitors for the award, Harden and the Rockets came out on top. Harden scored 33 points and Cleveland star LeBron James ...

Peppers lifts Rizing past Bambitious

Mar 1, 2015

Peppers lifts Rizing past Bambitious

by Ed Odeven

Like teammate Cohey Aoki did in Saturday’s series opener, Rizing Fukuoka star Josh Peppers carried his team on the offensive end on Sunday afternoon. Peppers poured in 33 points (three more than Aoki had a day earlier) and added 19 points and 10 rebounds ...

Hawks down Heat despite holding out four players

Mar 1, 2015

Hawks down Heat despite holding out four players

Even without four players, the Atlanta Hawks had more than enough. Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists and the intentionally depleted Hawks held off the Miami Heat 93-91 on Saturday night. Kent Bazemore scored 15, including a ...

Ex-NBA bruiser Mason dead at 48

Mar 1, 2015

Ex-NBA bruiser Mason dead at 48

Anthony Mason’s game was grit over glitz, more force than flash. That might not fit some stereotypes of New York, but it was the perfect style for the Knicks of the 1990s, and made the rugged forward a beloved bruiser by teammates and fans. ...

Mar 1, 2015

Westbrook has cheekbone surgery

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek Saturday and the NBA’s hottest player will miss at least a game. The Thunder said the surgery took place in Los Angeles, where they will play the Lakers on Sunday, ...

Feb 28, 2015

Hamamatsu triumphs over Osaka in OT

by Ed Odeven

The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix outlasted the Osaka Evessa on Saturday night, winning 80-76. The Phoenix (31-6) are in a three-way tie for first place in the bj-league’s 10-team Western Conference along with the defending champion Ryukyu Golden Kings and Kyoto Hannaryz. Hamamatsu forced 24 ...

Aldridge leads Blazers past Thunder

Feb 28, 2015

Aldridge leads Blazers past Thunder

LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-112 Friday night, spoiling Russell Westbrook’s third straight triple-double. Westbrook, who fell and hit his face on teammate Andre Roberson’s knee in the final ...

Feb 27, 2015

Gunma completes sweep over lowly Saitama

by Ed Odeven

Since an 0-9 start this season, the Gunma Crane Thunders have made a dramatic turnaround. They’ve gone 15-12 since that long losing streak, including an 84-71 victory over the visiting Saitama Broncos on Friday night. Gunma (15-21) has won three consecutive games to climb ...

LeBron, surging Cavaliers send message to Warriors

Feb 27, 2015

LeBron, surging Cavaliers send message to Warriors

LeBron James says he isn’t about personal statements. He made one anyway Thursday night. James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 for their 18th victory in 20 games. James added 11 rebounds, outplaying fellow MVP ...

Feb 27, 2015

NBA pioneer Lloyd dead at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game, has died at the age of 86. Friends of the Lloyd family called WXYZ TV in Detroit to report Lloyd’s death, which was later confirmed by his alma mater, West Virginia State University. ...