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LeBron rejects 'coach killer' tag

Jan 28, 2016

LeBron rejects 'coach killer' tag

LeBron James disdains the notion he’s a coach killer. Widely criticized in basketball circles for a perception that he pushed for Cleveland’s front office to fire David Blatt last week, James said the criticism that he undercuts coaches is unfair. “But what can I ...

Durant steals show in win at MSG

Jan 27, 2016

Durant steals show in win at MSG

Kevin Durant heard all about Golden State and San Antonio the last few days, and isn’t bothered the NBA’s best have been hogging all the headlines. “We just try to worry about us and what we could do every single day to get better,” ...

Griffin sidelined after breaking hand in fight with friend

Jan 27, 2016

Griffin sidelined after breaking hand in fight with friend

Blake Griffin is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken shooting hand after punching a Los Angeles Clippers staff member during a road trip. The star forward underwent a procedure and was treated by an orthopedic surgeon after returning early to ...

Warriors maul sloppy Spurs

Jan 26, 2016

Warriors maul sloppy Spurs

Stephen Curry and the dominant Warriors aren’t just beating teams anymore, they’re throwing staggering knockout punches against the NBA’s best — make that second-best. In a span of eight days, Golden State has 30-point wins over Cleveland, Chicago and San Antonio. Curry scored 37 ...

Cavaliers lose in Lue's first game as coach

Jan 24, 2016

Cavaliers lose in Lue's first game as coach

They changed coaches. Everything else about the Cavaliers looked the same. And as if they don’t have enough problems, new coach Tyronn Lue said they’re out of shape. Lue didn’t make much of a difference in his coaching debut for Cleveland, as Pau Gasol ...

Warriors defeat Pacers as Kerr returns to bench

Jan 23, 2016

Warriors defeat Pacers as Kerr returns to bench

Steve Kerr had butterflies Friday night for his long-awaited season debut coaching the defending NBA champions. Then, he got right back to winning. Golden State’s second-year coach knocked down a half-court shot in Cleveland earlier this week that pointed to him returning to full ...

Cavs fire Blatt in shocking move

Jan 23, 2016

Cavs fire Blatt in shocking move

Even after wins, and there were a bunch of them, the Cavaliers didn’t celebrate. Everything was too easy for them, way too easy. Loaded with talent, they’re lacking chemistry and cohesion. A championship roster without championship heart. David Blatt took the fall. The second-year ...

Jan 22, 2016

Bucks' Kidd to resume coaching next week

The Milwaukee Bucks say Jason Kidd is expected to resume his coaching duties next week. Kidd has been recovering from right hip surgery on Dec. 21. He has missed the last 15 games. The Bucks announced Thursday that Kidd will be back on the ...

Jan 22, 2016

George sentenced to nine years in prison for running Ponzi scheme

Former NBA player and University of Connecticut star Tate George was sentenced in a New Jersey federal court Thursday to nine years in prison for running a real estate Ponzi scheme. A federal judge in Trenton also ordered George to pay $2.5 million in ...

Spurs whip Suns to notch 12th consecutive victory

Jan 22, 2016

Spurs whip Suns to notch 12th consecutive victory

Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their 12th straight victory, a 117-89 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Leonard, selected as an All-Star starter for first time in his career earlier in the day, scored eight ...

Curry, Warriors crush Bulls

Jan 21, 2016

Curry, Warriors crush Bulls

Stephen Curry glanced at the “72” banner hanging from the rafters during the morning shootaround. A number that for two decades seemed unattainable just might be in reach for the Warriors if they keep playing this way. Curry scored 25 points, and Golden State ...

Warriors steamroll Cavs in rematch of NBA Finals

Jan 19, 2016

Warriors steamroll Cavs in rematch of NBA Finals

Stephen Curry didn’t smell champagne. Blood was in the air. Curry scored 35 points in three quarters, Andre Iguodala added 20 and Golden State returned to the arena where it won the NBA championship last season and embarrassed the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-98 on Monday ...