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Wall drives Wizards past Blazers, to fourth straight victory

Mar 17, 2015

Wall drives Wizards past Blazers, to fourth straight victory

There was less than a minute left on the clock, the Washington Wizards appeared set to hold on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers after letting a 25-point lead dwindle to three, and yet there went John Wall, launching himself into the stands, tumbling ...

Rockets sink Clips on road

Mar 16, 2015

Rockets sink Clips on road

James Harden and the Houston Rockets got back on track after a pair of frustrating road losses, overcoming Blake Griffin’s return for the Los Angeles Clippers. Harden scored 34 points, Terrence Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Rockets beat Los Angeles ...

Curry leads Warriors in rout of lowly Knicks

Mar 15, 2015

Curry leads Warriors in rout of lowly Knicks

Birthday boy Stephen Curry received a postgame locker room visit from Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who gifted Golden State’s All-Star point guard from Charlotte with a football jersey sporting his No. 30. What a way to celebrate turning 27. He had a snazzy ...

Westbrook nets triple-double again in win

Mar 14, 2015

Westbrook nets triple-double again in win

After yet another triple-double, Russell Westbrook was nitpicking. The electric point guard collected his sixth triple-double in eight games and scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder pull away for a 113-99 victory over the Minnesota ...

Mar 13, 2015

Irving's 57 fires Cavs by Spurs

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving left his superstar teammate LeBron James in awe. His spectacular play overwhelmed the San Antonio Spurs. The guard collected a career-high and NBA season-high 57 points and his fadeaway 3 sent the emotional game into overtime where Cleveland rallied ...

CP3 fuels win over Thunder

Mar 12, 2015

CP3 fuels win over Thunder

The superstar point guard trying to lead a team without its high-scoring forward had his way Wednesday night. Only this time, it wasn’t Russell Westbrook. It was Chris Paul. Paul had 33 points and nine assists, J.J. Redick added 25 points and the Los ...

LeBron helps Cavs rout Mavericks

Mar 11, 2015

LeBron helps Cavs rout Mavericks

Even without his trademark headband, LeBron James was easy to recognize. He was still wearing the No. 23 jersey and dominating with his play. James had 27 points and took over sole possession of the Cavaliers’ career assists record as Cleveland beat the Dallas ...

Hawks get 50th win in rout

Mar 10, 2015

Hawks get 50th win in rout

The Hawks gave Kyle Korver the weekend off, hoping it would help him break out of his shooting slump. Boy, did it ever. And the rest of the team came along for the ride. Korver and DeMarre Carroll each scored 20 points as Atlanta ...

Westbrook has another good day with triple-double

Mar 9, 2015

Westbrook has another good day with triple-double

Even against a fellow All-Star, Russell Westbrook’s dominance continued. Oklahoma City’s dynamic point guard posted his fifth triple-double in six games to help the Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 108-104 on Sunday night. Westbrook, the NBA’s leading scorer, had 30 points, matched a career ...

Wade leads way as Heat battle past Kings in overtime

Mar 8, 2015

Wade leads way as Heat battle past Kings in overtime

Down by 35 on Friday night, the Miami Heat almost pulled off an incredible comeback. Down by 16 on Saturday night, they were barely fazed. Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, Tyler Johnson’s 24-point effort was capped by a backbreaking 3-pointer as the shot clock ...

Hawks' defense befuddles LeBron

Mar 7, 2015

Hawks' defense befuddles LeBron

LeBron James tossed a pass to no one in the corner. He argued about a call so vehemently that he received a technical. By the end of his frustrating night, the Atlanta Hawks had sent a clear message to the King: We’re the team ...