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Toronto's DeRozan delivers 43-point performance against Celtics

Feb 25, 2017

Toronto's DeRozan delivers 43-point performance against Celtics

New talent helped the Toronto Raptors, though a familiar face pushed them over the finish line. Fresh off starting in last weekend’s All-Star Game, and with Kyle Lowry out with a right wrist injury, DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points to lead Toronto ...

Injured 76ers rookie Simmons to miss remainder of season

Feb 25, 2017

Injured 76ers rookie Simmons to miss remainder of season

Ben Simmons won’t make his NBA debut this season. His surgically repaired right foot hasn’t healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday. Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the final training ...

Hill has high hopes for Yao in new role as CBA president

Feb 24, 2017

Hill has high hopes for Yao in new role as CBA president

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Longtime NBA coach Bob Hill welcomed Yao Ming’s unanimous appointment this week as the Chinese Basketball Association’s new president. In fact, Hill, who has worked as a technical consultant for the Taiwan men’s national team in recent years, hailed the move. “Yao is an ...

Rockets rout Pelicans, spoil Cousins' debut

Feb 24, 2017

Rockets rout Pelicans, spoil Cousins' debut

What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy. The Pelicans’ tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Reserve Lou Williams hit ...

Yao Ming chosen as Chinese Basketball Association's new president

Feb 23, 2017

Yao Ming chosen as Chinese Basketball Association's new president

Yao Ming has moved into management in a bid to hasten China’s basketball development. The Chinese Basketball Association voted unanimously to appoint the former Houston Rockets star as its president on Thursday, in a step toward reform for an organization which has in past ...

New Pelicans star Cousins ready to 'wreak havoc' with Davis

Feb 23, 2017

New Pelicans star Cousins ready to 'wreak havoc' with Davis

DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected. The New Orleans Pelicans’ newest All-Star maintained Wednesday that he liked Sacramento and initially wasn’t happy about being traded Sunday night, but added he’d become frustrated waiting through ...

Brex use late rally to beat Alvark

Feb 22, 2017

Brex use late rally to beat Alvark

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In a display of poise and focus, the Tochigi Brex rallied past the Alvark Tokyo on Wednesday night in the B. League. In the final 24 seconds, Takatoshi Furukawa and Ryan Rossiter made clutch shots to lead the Brex to a dramatic 77-76 win ...

Magic in charge in LA; Buss, Kupchak ousted

Feb 22, 2017

Magic in charge in LA; Buss, Kupchak ousted

With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. And she removed her own brother from his job to do it. Jeanie Buss fired general ...

Pelicans agree to trade with Kings for Cousins

Feb 20, 2017

Pelicans agree to trade with Kings for Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento — and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game ...

West wins high-scoring All-Star Game

Feb 20, 2017

West wins high-scoring All-Star Game

Pelicans’ Davis sets ASG mark with 52 pointsMove over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more. Anthony Davis took care of that. At the defense-free dunkfest that now serves as the NBA’s All-Star Game, Davis scored a record 52 points ...

Veteran Parker leads Jets past Diamond Dolphins

Feb 19, 2017

Veteran Parker leads Jets past Diamond Dolphins

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For more than a decade in Japan, versatile forward Michael Parker has played an exciting, high-energy brand of all-around basketball. His arrival a few weeks into the 2007-08 season gave the Rizing Fukuoka a big spark at both ends of the floor, helping lead ...