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Teague gives Pacers big lift against Jazz

/ Mar 21, 2017

Teague gives Pacers big lift against Jazz

Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague looked like a natural playing a leading role Monday night. With Paul George struggling and the Pacers in desperate need of a win, the former All-Star jumped in and didn’t miss a beat. Teague had 21 points, five rebounds ...

Lillard on fire as Trail Blazers scorch Heat

/ Mar 20, 2017

Lillard on fire as Trail Blazers scorch Heat

The end of a five-game road trip, capped by a back-to-back, is not the usual scenario for someone to have an offensive explosion. Damian Lillard apparently disagrees. Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, tied a career high with nine 3-pointers, and carried the Portland ...

76ers jump on Mavericks in third en route to rout

/ Mar 18, 2017

76ers jump on Mavericks in third en route to rout

After being traded to Philadelphia by Dallas, Justin Anderson couldn’t wait for the opportunity to prove his worth to his former team. Anderson tied his career high with 19 points and Robert Covington scored 12 of his 18 points in Philadelphia’s dominant third quarter, ...

Thunder blow out Raptors as Westbrook leads way again

/ Mar 17, 2017

Thunder blow out Raptors as Westbrook leads way again

With four straight triple-doubles contributing directly to wins, Russell Westbrook’s ability to make the Oklahoma City Thunder tick is undeniable. Not that there was any doubt on Thursday night as the NBA’s leading scorer had 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds to lead ...

Rockets pummel lowly Lakers

/ Mar 16, 2017

Rockets pummel lowly Lakers

Rockets guard Lou Williams found the perfect cure for his recent shooting woes — a good, old-fashioned revenge game. Williams scored 30 points against his former team and James Harden had his 17th triple-double of the season to lead Houston over the Los Angeles ...

Curry persists to lead Warriors past Sixers

/ Mar 15, 2017

Curry persists to lead Warriors past Sixers

Even after a series of misses from deep where he makes his money, Stephen Curry kept letting it fly from long range. Then, at last, the ball started falling. Curry scored 29 points on his 29th birthday, Klay Thompson added 28 and the Golden ...

/ Mar 14, 2017

Longtime Knicks analyst Andariese dies

John Andariese, a New York Knicks broadcaster for more than 35 years, died Monday. He was 78. The Knicks confirmed Andariese’s death, but did not provide a cause. A star player at Fordham and member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame, ...

Spurs equal Warriors for top record with win

/ Mar 14, 2017

Spurs equal Warriors for top record with win

Overcoming a season-high 23 turnovers with a strong defensive showing kept the Spurs from getting into real trouble with their coach and the Atlanta Hawks. Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points in his return from a concussion and San Antonio tied Golden State for the ...

Rockets impress with win over Cavs

/ Mar 13, 2017

Rockets impress with win over Cavs

James Harden and the Houston Rockets have shown at times this season that they could be title contenders. Lately, however, they’ve failed to rise to the occasion against the NBA’s elite. That changed on Sunday night when Harden had a triple-double of 38 points, ...

T-Wolves deal Warriors latest loss

/ Mar 11, 2017

T-Wolves deal Warriors latest loss

Stephen Curry got free for a clean look, and a record crowd at Target Center held its collective breath when he let it fly. Like it has so often during a remarkable slump for the game’s best shooter, the ball clanked off the rim ...

/ Mar 11, 2017

Former mayor Kevin Johnson now sports agency executive

Ex-Sacramento mayor and NBA star Kevin Johnson is joining the sports agency Independent Sports and Entertainment. Power agent Dan Fegan has been ousted as part of the shake-up. ISE said Friday that Johnson will serve as vice chairman, addressing the company’s “corporate vision and ...