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Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

| Jan 28, 2017

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

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First in a two-part series Jim Barnett will be the first to tell you that he’s “seen it all” during his long association with the NBA, first as a player for seven franchises (1966-77) and since the 1985-86 campaign as a popular color commentator ...

Harden goes off for 51 on 76ers

Jan 28, 2017

Harden goes off for 51 on 76ers

The 76ers closely guarded Houston’s potent 3-point threats rather than double-team James Harden, and the Rockets’ All-Star guard made them pay with a memorable offensive performance. Harden scored 51 points and added 13 rebounds and 13 assists to lead Houston to a 123-118 victory ...

Jan 28, 2017

Ex-N.C. State star Shackleford dies

Charles Shackleford, a North Carolina State basketball star in the 1980s who spent six seasons in the NBA, was found dead in his home Friday. He was 50. The cause of death hasn’t been determined and an investigation is underway, spokesman Woody Spencer of ...

Hannaryz grind out win over 89ers

Jan 27, 2017

Hannaryz grind out win over 89ers

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Kevin Kotzur’s double-double and 13-point efforts from Marcus Dove and Shingo Utsumi sparked the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz to a 63-58 victory over the Sendai 89ers on Friday night. Kotzur contributed team-high totals of 17 points and 12 rebounds for Kyoto (15-18), and blocked two ...

Bulls' Rondo rips teammates Wade, Butler in Instagram rant

Jan 27, 2017

Bulls' Rondo rips teammates Wade, Butler in Instagram rant

Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo criticized Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler in an Instagram rant Thursday for questioning the team’s desire. Rondo fired back one day after Chicago’s stars went off following a rough loss to Atlanta. Though he didn’t mention Wade and Butler ...

Westbrook pumps in 45 as Thunder down Mavs

Jan 27, 2017

Westbrook pumps in 45 as Thunder down Mavs

Just when it looked as if the Oklahoma City Thunder might squander a big lead, Russell Westbrook unleashed his full fury on the Dallas Mavericks. Westbrook scored 17 of his 45 points in the final 8:23 to help the Thunder beat the short-handed Mavericks ...

Kings heap further misery on Cavs

Jan 26, 2017

Kings heap further misery on Cavs

The criticism quieted. The problems persist. LeBron James and the NBA champions are a mess right now. Arron Afflalo dropped a 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds left in overtime as the Sacramento Kings rallied for a 116-112 win Wednesday night over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, ...

Jan 24, 2017

No. 3 Gonzaga improves to 20-0

Zach Collins had 13 points and No. 3 Gonzaga remained the nation’s only undefeated Division I team with an 83-64 victory over Portland in a game Monday night that was rescheduled because of a winter storm earlier this month. The Bulldogs have won 20 ...

Waiters nails clutch 3 as Heat top Warriors

Jan 24, 2017

Waiters nails clutch 3 as Heat top Warriors

Dion Waiters went from air ball to game-winner. Waiters made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to cap his 33-point effort, and the Miami Heat beat Golden State 105-102 on Monday to end the Warriors’ seven-game winning streak. “He’s not scared. He’s not afraid,” ...