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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 ...

Cavs trade for sharpshooter Korver

Jan 8, 2017

Cavs trade for sharpshooter Korver

The defending NBA champions just got a whole lot tougher to stop. Two days after agreeing to the deal, the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a trade with Atlanta for Kyle Korver, one of the league’s best 3-point shooters, who will be able to spot up ...

Jan 7, 2017

Hawks GM says sorry for remark

Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox has apologized for making a joke a fan believed was racially insensitive. Wilcox insisted he was only trying to make fun of himself and his family. Wilcox, who is white, made a reference to his mixed-race marriage and ...

Knicks rally past Bucks in fourth

Jan 7, 2017

Knicks rally past Bucks in fourth

Two nights after losing to the Bucks on a last-second shot at home, the New York Knicks rallied late in the rematch and stunned Milwaukee. Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 10 assists, including a clutch 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, and the Knicks ...

Westbrook's 49 not enough as Thunder fall

Jan 6, 2017

Westbrook's 49 not enough as Thunder fall

The Houston Rockets weren’t happy to have squandered an 18-point lead, leaving them tied with Oklahoma City with just seconds left on Thursday night. But they were proud of the plays they made at the end of the game to hang on for the ...