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Jan 23, 2015

Gasol brothers make All-Star history

Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star Game, while Toronto’s Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference. Lowry passed Dwyane Wade and will start alongside Washington’s ...

Jan 23, 2015

Blazers lose Aldridge to injury

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge said he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery. He said he could be out six to eight weeks. The three-time All-Star spoke before Portland’s game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Aldridge ...

Jan 22, 2015

Jordan tears up over business award

A humbled and emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears, feeling vindicated after years of criticism, after being named the Charlotte Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year. The Charlotte Hornets owner said during a nine-minute acceptance speech Tuesday night posted on Sports Business Daily ...

Hawks claim 14th in a row

Jan 22, 2015

Hawks claim 14th in a row

Kyle Korver got out ahead of the break, took a pass from Al Horford and saw a clear path to the basket. It was time to show his teammates that he really can dunk. With Korver providing the highlight of the night with his ...

Thunder go above .500 with victory over Heat

Jan 21, 2015

Thunder go above .500 with victory over Heat

Just about every statistic was what the Miami Heat would have wanted. They kept Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook off the foul line for the most part, watched Oklahoma City’s two stars combine to miss every 3-pointer they tried, limited both to under 20 ...

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 ...