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Backcourt stars Karimata, Jones carry Fukushima past Yokohama

by Ed Odeven

The Fukushima Firebonds put on a shooting clinic from 3-point range at Yokohama International Swimming Pool on Saturday. Yes, their long-range perimeter marksmen did their best impersonation of the Golden State Warriors — indeed, the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, would’ve enjoyed the action, too. Masaya Karimata sank ...

Splash Brothers help Warriors top Grizzlies

Mar 28, 2015

Splash Brothers help Warriors top Grizzlies

The Golden State Warriors matched their franchise record for wins in a season by routing the closest team to them in the Western Conference. And, whatever is bothering the Memphis Grizzlies continues to plague the team that is now losing its grip on what ...

Kentucky rips West Virginia

Mar 27, 2015

Kentucky rips West Virginia

Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide. The Wildcats were as advertised: too big, too strong, too everything. Just too good. Perfect and pulverizing. Trey Lyles scored ...

Mar 27, 2015

Dean Smith put players in his will

Dean Smith is still giving to his University of North Carolina players — even after his death. Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach’s name, said on Thursday that letters were sent this month to each of the ...

Mar 27, 2015

Ilyasova ignites Bucks to victory

Ersan Ilyasova had a career-high 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Indiana Pacers 111-107 on Thursday night. Khris Middleton added 17 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 for the Bucks. They have won two straight after breaking a six-game losing streak. ...

Mar 27, 2015

Price named Charlotte 49ers coach

Mark Price doesn’t have much coaching experience at the college level. But the former four-time NBA All-Star is confident the knowledge he’s gained from playing and coaching in the league will translate to success at his new job as head coach of the Charlotte ...

Cavs put on clinic against Grizzlies

Mar 26, 2015

Cavs put on clinic against Grizzlies

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent dominance carried over to a trouncing of one of the best teams in the Western Conference. The Cavaliers built a 29-point lead in the third quarter, maintained the cushion through the fourth and defeated Memphis 111-89 on Wednesday night, handing ...

Warriors win division

Mar 25, 2015

Warriors win division

The music was turned up in the locker room and the mood was festive, but Golden State didn’t overdo the celebration of the team’s first division title in 39 years. These Warriors aren’t done yet. “We might be a little subdued, but I think ...

Mar 24, 2015

Legends guard Togashi sidelined for rest of D-League season

Texas Legends guard Yuki Togashi will miss the remainder of the NBA Development League season due to an injured left ankle, his management company said Tuesday. The 167-cm Togashi, 21, injured his left ankle in a game against the Oklahoma City Blue on Feb. ...