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Spurs lose Gasol to broken finger, still down Nuggets

The San Antonio Spurs got a glimpse of their future and it was both encouraging and daunting. Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, rookie Dejounte Murray added a season-high 24 and the short-handed Spurs overcame a pregame injury to Pau Gasol in beating the Denver Nuggets 118-104 on Thursday night. Denver’s ...

Warriors blast Cavaliers by 35

Jan 17, 2017

Warriors blast Cavaliers by 35

Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry for the third straight time, complete with the hard-nosed play of Draymond Green, dazzling dunks from ...

Rockets bounce back for easy win against Nets

Jan 16, 2017

Rockets bounce back for easy win against Nets

Even an offense as potent as Houston’s can go cold during the long NBA winter. “It happens,” James Harden said. “But as long as we stay at an even level, we just continue to get better, continue to learn from our mistakes, we’ll be ...

Suns eclipse Spurs in Mexico City

Jan 15, 2017

Suns eclipse Spurs in Mexico City

Devin Booker said he wanted to make the most of his visit to Mexico City. He did. The 20-year-old Booker scored a career-high 39 points for the second game in a row and the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-105 on Saturday ...

Horford booed in Atlanta return

Jan 14, 2017

Horford booed in Atlanta return

Al Horford was caught by surprise Friday night. Returning with a new team to Philips Arena, the former Hawks center quickly realized that he’s no longer a fan favorite. He heard plenty of cheers, too, but the boos were tough to accept. “They weren’t ...

Spurs crush hapless Lakers by 40 in rout

Jan 13, 2017

Spurs crush hapless Lakers by 40 in rout

The Spurs responded as they traditionally do after a home loss, by blowing out their next opponent. The Lakers learned that the hard way, taking their worst defeat ever against San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard had 31 points despite sitting out the fourth quarter, and ...

Celtics' Thomas torches Wizards in pivotal fourth quarter

Jan 12, 2017

Celtics' Thomas torches Wizards in pivotal fourth quarter

Isaiah Thomas was good for three quarters and nearly unstoppable in the fourth. Thomas scored 20 of his 38 points in the final period and the Boston Celtics pulled away late for a 117-108 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. The Celtics ...

DeRozan rallies Raptors to victory

Jan 11, 2017

DeRozan rallies Raptors to victory

Faced with the possibility of their longest losing streak in over a year, DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors finally hit their stride. DeRozan had a season-high 41 points and Toronto overcame a late 16-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 114-106 on Tuesday ...

Davis drops in 40 as Pelicans rout Knicks

Jan 10, 2017

Davis drops in 40 as Pelicans rout Knicks

Anthony Davis dominated the Knicks until they finally knocked him out of the game with a hard foul. New York was more concerned with Derrick Rose than Davis. Davis had 40 points and 18 rebounds before leaving with a left hip injury in the ...

Harden's big night carries Rockets

Jan 9, 2017

Harden's big night carries Rockets

James Harden had his 10th triple-double of the season to help the Houston Rockets run their winning streak to eight games. He still sees a lot of room for improvement. “One hundred percent,” Harden said after finishing with 40 points, 11 assists and 10 ...