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Mavericks demolish lowly 76ers by 53 points

Nov 14, 2014

Mavericks demolish lowly 76ers by 53 points

The Dallas Mavericks had no need for another big comeback when playing the NBA’s only winless team. This time, the Mavs built a big early lead that kept growing until they had their largest victory ever, 123-70 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. “The ...

Magic deal Knicks 6th straight loss

Nov 13, 2014

Magic deal Knicks 6th straight loss

This was the fourth quarter the Orlando Magic needed a night earlier, and it sure helped that Carmelo Anthony had to watch a key part of it. Evan Fournier scored a career-high 28 points, and the Magic bounced back from a poor finish with ...

Nov 13, 2014

Gonzaga, Pitt to play hoops in Okinawa

The Gonzaga University men’s basketball team will face the University of Pittsburgh in the 2015 Armed Forces Classic on Nov. 13 at Camp Foster in Okinawa. The Spokesman Review first reported the planned contest between the Zags and Panthers earlier this week. ESPN plans ...

Spurs' Big Three cool off Warriors

Nov 12, 2014

Spurs' Big Three cool off Warriors

Steve Kerr approached Gregg Popovich on the court, smiled and shared a laugh with one of his mentors following his first home loss as coach of the Golden State Warriors. “I just told him, ‘Thanks a lot for picking tonight to play your best ...

Nov 12, 2014

NBA rescinds LeBron triple-double

The NBA has stripped LeBron James of a triple-double. After reviewing film of the Cavaliers’ 118-111 win Monday night over New Orleans, the league took away a rebound and assist from James, who initially had been credited with his 38th career triple double — ...

Leonard's 26, late rally propel Spurs past Clippers

Nov 11, 2014

Leonard's 26, late rally propel Spurs past Clippers

Normally, the San Antonio Spurs like to move the ball around and get everyone touches. On this night they needed a go-to scorer, so coach Gregg Popovich started calling plays for Kawhi Leonard. Last season’s NBA Finals MVP tied his career high with 26 ...

Susanoo Magic fire coach Hanson

Nov 10, 2014

Susanoo Magic fire coach Hanson

by Ed Odeven

The Shimane Susanoo Magic ended their season-long losing streak on Sunday. But that wasn’t enough for head coach Reggie Hanson to retain his job. Hanson’s departure was announced after the game, and he became the first head coach in the 22-team bj-league to be ...

Susanoo Magic end drought with win over Firebonds

Nov 9, 2014

Susanoo Magic end drought with win over Firebonds

by Ed Odeven

Rebuilding a team from scratch is never expected to be a simple task. There are countless examples that it takes hard work and patience to accomplish this, including in the NBA this season with team president Phil Jackson’s New York Knicks. In the bj-league, ...

Warriors beat Rockets to stay unbeaten

Nov 9, 2014

Warriors beat Rockets to stay unbeaten

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr can’t figure out how his team is still undefeated. After a 98-87 victory over the depleted Houston Rockets on Saturday night gave the Warriors their first 5-0 start in 20 years, Kerr laughed about his club’s 26 turnovers. ...

Nov 8, 2014

Fukushima rallies for victory over Shimane

by Ed Odeven

The Fukushima Firebonds overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and snapped an eight-game losing streak on Saturday against the visiting Shimane Susanoo Magic, winning 73-67. The Firebonds (2-9) outscored the Magic 29-17 in the third quarter to pull ahead 52-50 in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. Guard ...

Conley's late 3 lifts Grizzlies over Thunder

Nov 8, 2014

Conley's late 3 lifts Grizzlies over Thunder

Even without injured stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City made the latest chapter of its rivalry with Memphis look like many of the previous ones. Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, and Memphis ...