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Warriors lose Durant to injury, lose game to Wizards

Even after Kevin Durant injured his left knee and departed only 93 seconds in, and even after Golden State trailed by as many as 19 points, and even after Stephen Curry’s drought from behind the arc stretched to 14 attempts over two games, the NBA-best Warriors had a pretty good ...

Agent: Bogut to join Cavaliers

Andrew Bogut has chosen to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving LeBron James and the defending champions another accomplished veteran as ...

Hawks push back against Celtics

Feb 28, 2017

Hawks push back against Celtics

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer knew that stopping the Boston Celtics hinged on making things hard for Isaiah Thomas. They did, and it helped end their longest losing streak in two months. Dennis Schroder had 21 points and the Hawks snapped a three-game skid ...

Bosh makes debut appearance as TV analyst

Feb 28, 2017

Bosh makes debut appearance as TV analyst

Chris Bosh has a new job, yet does not sound like he’s abandoning his old one. More than a year removed from his last NBA game, Bosh said during his debut appearance as an analyst for Turner Sports’ “Players Only” programming that he’s working ...

Westbrook too strong for Pelicans

Feb 27, 2017

Westbrook too strong for Pelicans

Russell Westbrook blew past Steven Adams’ pick and saw 211-cm, 122-kg DeMarcus Cousins slide over to block his path to the rim. Westbrook didn’t care. Oklahoma City’s 190-cm point guard leaped up and uncorked a devastating right-handed jam over the new member of the ...

Hannaryz rebound to beat Sunrockers

Feb 26, 2017

Hannaryz rebound to beat Sunrockers

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Desire fueled the Kyoto Hannaryz’s bounce-back win over the Sunrockers Shibuya on Sunday. For Kyoto, this fierce determination produced more points, more rebounds and more big plays at both ends of the court in the Hannaryz’s feisty 79-75 decision over the Sunrockers at Aoyama ...

Feb 25, 2017

McGee responds to Shaq's criticism

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee fired back at Shaquille O’Neal via Twitter after the former star-turned TNT analyst posted on his verified account a disparaging photo of McGee with the words, “America meet Javale “BUM” McGee.” O’Neal also responded angrily to McGee , ...

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 ...