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Jan 21, 2015

Shaq becomes reserve police officer

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is now a reserve police officer in South Florida. Doral Police Chief Donald De Lucca swore the retired basketball player in during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Shaq originally applied in September. He will not receive a salary and will ...

Knicks end 16-game slide

Jan 20, 2015

Knicks end 16-game slide

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks walked off the court, and for the first time in weeks it wasn’t with heads hanging. The sound of boos that had provided the audio at Madison Square Garden was replaced by the voice of James Brown ...

Evans lifts Pelicans with late shot

Jan 19, 2015

Evans lifts Pelicans with late shot

The short-handed New Orleans Pelicans took the Toronto Raptors’ best punch — and delivered a decisive blow of their own. Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with 1.6 seconds left and the Pelicans beat the Raptors 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in ...

Jan 18, 2015

Lakestars halt Phoenix's win streak at 15

by Ed Odeven

All streaks eventually come to an end. For the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix, that reality came true on Sunday in an 89-84 home loss to the Shiga Lakestars. The Lakestars had 33 fourth-quarter points and held the Phoenix to 23 to secure a victory in ...

M'Baye runs riot in NBL All-Star Game

Jan 18, 2015

M'Baye runs riot in NBL All-Star Game

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japanese basketball has been plagued by negative news lately, like the FIBA suspension and managerial changes of the Tsukuba Robots and Wakayama Trians. But on this particular day, the players were all smiles for this mid-winter festivity. Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins forward Amath M’Baye racked ...

Warriors run over Rockets

Jan 18, 2015

Warriors run over Rockets

Klay Thompson had a great night offensively on Saturday. More impressive, though, was his work on defense as he limited NBA leading scorer James Harden to just 11 points. Stephen Curry and Thompson, known as the “Splash Brothers,” scored 27 points each and the ...

Westbrook excels for Thunder

Jan 17, 2015

Westbrook excels for Thunder

Russell Westbrook had little to say about one of the best performances of his career. He felt his play said it all. Westbrook scored 17 points, had a career-high 17 assists and matched a career best with 15 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City ...

Fukushima outplays Iwate in series opener

Jan 16, 2015

Fukushima outplays Iwate in series opener

by Ed Odeven

Set aside an eight-game losing streak in the fall, and the expansion Fukushima Firebonds have played nearly .500 ball so far in their inaugural bj-league season. In addition, the Firebonds collected a hard-earned 79-74 home victory over the Eastern Conference heavyweight Iwate Big Bulls ...

Cavaliers end six-game slide

Jan 16, 2015

Cavaliers end six-game slide

LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 19 points and career-high 17 assists. Kyrie Irving added 22 points for Cleveland, which had ...