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/ Mar 8, 2017

Lakers hire Pelinka as new GM

Longtime agent Rob Pelinka was formally named the Los Angeles Lakers’ new general manager on Tuesday. Pelinka got the job shortly after Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, as the club’s top basketball executives last month. The team ...

Nowitzki tops 30,000 points in Mavs victory

/ Mar 8, 2017

Nowitzki tops 30,000 points in Mavs victory

Dirk Nowitzki ducked his head into a mob of teammates, with Dallas owner Mark Cuban clutching the side of his jersey before the Mavericks superstar found coach Rick Carlisle for a hug. The celebration of 30,000 points came a lot faster than most would ...

Spurs' Leonard makes big statement in victory over Rockets

/ Mar 7, 2017

Spurs' Leonard makes big statement in victory over Rockets

With “MVP!” chants reverberating through the AT&T Center, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard outdueled Houston’s James Harden in the fourth quarter of a battle between two of the league’s top players. Leonard scored 39 points, including 17 in the final quarter, and made big plays ...

Curry gets back on track in victory

/ Mar 6, 2017

Curry gets back on track in victory

Stephen Curry’s shot still wasn’t falling, and that wasn’t the only strange thing. Madison Square Garden’s decision to play no sound during warmups or stoppages in play in the first half Sunday created a silent setting that was more fitting for middle school than ...

Brex shut down Alvark in fourth quarter

/ Mar 5, 2017

Brex shut down Alvark in fourth quarter

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Sunday night’s marquee matchup between the Alvark Tokyo and Tochigi Brex provided a glimpse of what to expect during the playoffs to close out the B. League’s inaugural season. A dogfight — intense competition from start to finish. This time, though, the Brex seized ...

Spurs overcome fatigue to defeat T-Wolves

/ Mar 5, 2017

Spurs overcome fatigue to defeat T-Wolves

Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs didn’t get much sleep after a long night’s work Friday. It didn’t seem to bother San Antonio’s All-Star forward, at least. Leonard had 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a listless start to beat the Minnesota ...

Kagoshima team in cash crisis

/ Mar 4, 2017

Kagoshima team in cash crisis

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The Kagoshima Rebnise have been behind schedule on salary payments to players and team staff for the entire season, The Japan Times has learned. Interviews with former Rebnise players paint a broad picture of the team’s financial crisis. Last week, American forward Cyrus Tate, ...

Raptors outduel rival Wizards

/ Mar 4, 2017

Raptors outduel rival Wizards

The Toronto Raptors knew they’d need a better performance from their bench Friday night than they got in the first game of a home-and-home set with the Washington Wizards. Norman Powell made sure it happened. Powell scored a season-high 21 points off the bench, ...

/ Mar 4, 2017

Jeanie Buss drops court request

Jeanie Buss went to court to stop what her attorneys call an attempt by brothers Jim and Johnny Buss to oust her as controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers. The brothers’ lawyers responded that they have no such intentions and that ...