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Heat reel off 13th straight victory

Feb 11, 2017

Heat reel off 13th straight victory

Two streaks grew in Brooklyn on Friday night. James Johnson scored a season-high 26 points and the Miami Heat won their 13th straight game with a 108-99 victory over the beleaguered Brooklyn Nets, who dropped their 12th in a row. “Coach says it all ...

Kohama's legacy certain to live on

| Feb 11, 2017

Kohama's legacy certain to live on

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Mototaka Kohama leaves behind a trail of memories with those who knew him well or casually crossed paths with him during his decades-long involvement in basketball. After the Godfather of Japanese basketball’s death on Jan. 12 at age 84 after a battle with cancer, ...

Madison Square Garden boss bans Oakley after row

Feb 11, 2017

Madison Square Garden boss bans Oakley after row

Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan banned Charles Oakley from the arena Friday, though said he was open to reconciling with the former Knicks forward. In an interview with ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay, Dolan also confirmed a report that he had fired the ...

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

Feb 10, 2017

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

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The Japan men’s national team knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers en route to an 85-74 victory over Iran in the opener of a two-game exhibition series on Friday night in Sapporo. Interim head coach Luka Pavicevic’s team shot 52.2 percent (12-for-23) ...

Westbrook cuts down Cavs

Feb 10, 2017

Westbrook cuts down Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers considered resting their stars, then played the Oklahoma City Thunder at full strength and lost anyway. Russell Westbrook scored 29 points and had his 26th triple-double of the season to lead Oklahoma City to a 118-109 victory on Thursday night. Cavaliers ...

Feb 10, 2017

Cavs sign forward Derrick Williams to 10-day contract

Derrick Williams will get a chance to impact the NBA champions. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been looking for roster help as they defend their title. Williams, who was ...

Bucks' Parker hurts left knee again, out for year

Feb 10, 2017

Bucks' Parker hurts left knee again, out for year

Forward Jabari Parker tried to get up immediately after falling to the floor with pain in his left knee. But Parker stayed down, even with teammates trying to help. The way the leg buckled without contact, coupled with the grimace on Parker’s face, made ...

Timberwolves sign  Stephenson to 10-day contract

Feb 9, 2017

Timberwolves sign Stephenson to 10-day contract

The Minnesota Timberwolves are giving Lance Stephenson another shot in the NBA. Just how many he has left remains to be seen. The Timberwolves signed Stephenson to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, hoping the enigmatic guard can bring some toughness and experience to a ...

Clippers prevail over Knicks; Oakley arrested after scuffle

Feb 9, 2017

Clippers prevail over Knicks; Oakley arrested after scuffle

The Los Angeles Clippers saw plenty of fight at Madison Square Garden — especially from a former Knick. Blake Griffin scored a season-high 32 points and the Clippers beat New York 119-115 on Wednesday night after ex-Knick Charles Oakley was ejected and arrested in ...

Feb 9, 2017

Warriors guard Curry rips Trump

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry stepped gamely into the political fray on Wednesday, responding to Under Armour apparel company chief Kevin Plank’s description of President Donald Trump as a “real asset” to the country. “I agree with that description, if you remove the ...