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Curry's game lifts Warriors

Dec 25, 2014

Curry's game lifts Warriors

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was driving in a car with his wife, Ayesha, over the summer when they put on a song by a popular rapper that everybody had been telling them to play. “Been Steph Curry with the shot,” Drake ...

Lillard steals show in win over Thunder

Dec 24, 2014

Lillard steals show in win over Thunder

In a matchup of star Western Conference point guards, Portland’s Damian Lillard made the big shots and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook didn’t. Lillard scored 40 points, making a tying 3-pointer with three seconds left in regulation, and the Trail Blazers rallied from a 13-point, ...

Pierce relishes Christmas stage

Dec 24, 2014

Pierce relishes Christmas stage

For the third straight year, Paul Pierce will awaken to play on Christmas in New York. The feeling never gets old. Playing on Christmas Day — the traditional start of the NBA’s national broadcast schedule, and when fans seem to begin paying more attention ...

Dec 24, 2014

Heat waiting for Smith's decision

Over the years, the Miami Heat have seen Josh Smith put up some big games against them, and more than a few clunkers as well. Now the Heat wouldn’t mind seeing what he does in their colors. Heat guard Dwyane Wade said Tuesday that ...

Fukuoka fires Duncan after 6-16 start

Dec 23, 2014

Fukuoka fires Duncan after 6-16 start

by Ed Odeven

The Rizing Fukuoka, who gutted their roster of several prominent bj-league veterans in the offseason, made another big move on Monday. Head coach James Duncan was relieved of his duties a day after his team defeated the Saitama Broncos twice in their two-game series ...

Harden drops 44 on Trail Blazers

Dec 23, 2014

Harden drops 44 on Trail Blazers

James Harden wouldn’t admit he was thinking about last season in Houston’s first game against Portland since the Trail Blazers eliminated the Rockets from the playoffs in the first round. Dwight Howard was certain he was. “I know it’s kind of like a weight ...

Dec 23, 2014

Herrera recovering after shooting

Former NBA player Carl Herrera is out of intensive care and improving following a weekend shooting, the club he coaches said Monday. The Gigantes de Guayana team said in a series of Twitter posts that Herrera is no longer in critical condition “and is ...

LeBron, Waiters lead Cavaliers to win over Grizzlies

Dec 22, 2014

LeBron, Waiters lead Cavaliers to win over Grizzlies

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent. On Sunday, Dion Waiters finished Memphis. Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Cleveland Cavaliers handled one of the Western Conference’s ...

Dec 22, 2014

Gallinari out with torn meniscus

Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to soon undergo surgery. The team has yet to announce a timetable for his return. Gallinari turned in one of his best games of the season Saturday in a ...

Joho sparks Toyama in victory over rival Iwate

Dec 21, 2014

Joho sparks Toyama in victory over rival Iwate

by Ed Odeven

Star guard Masashi Joho’s return to the Toyama Grouses lineup this weekend delivered what the team has come to expect during his tenure with the franchise: victories. Joho, the 2013-14 bj-league MVP, scored a game-high 20 points and made three steals in the Grouses’ ...