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LeBron, Irving combine to sink Mavs

Jan 13, 2016

LeBron, Irving combine to sink Mavs

Kyrie Irving was headed toward Cleveland’s locker room when he was greeted exuberantly by general manager David Griffin. “You might stick in this league,” Griffin told the fourth-year player from Duke. Irving scored 22 points with some big 3-pointers, including one in overtime after ...

Spurs add to Nets' misery with blowout

Jan 12, 2016

Spurs add to Nets' misery with blowout

The Spurs are the NBA’s pillar of consistency and stability, an organization these Nets could only hope to resemble — on the court and in the front office. “San Antonio is the gold standard for the NBA,” Nets interim coach Tony Brown said. LaMarcus ...

LeBron dazzles as Cavs beat Sixers

Jan 11, 2016

LeBron dazzles as Cavs beat Sixers

The 76ers put up a fight. LeBron James put on a show. James raised the roof, then lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight win, 95-85 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. He tied a season high with 37 points and pushed ...

Wizards keep Magic under their spell

Jan 10, 2016

Wizards keep Magic under their spell

The Washington Wizards have dominated the Orlando Magic over the past three seasons, and All-Star guard John Wall is a big reason why. Wall scored 24 points, handed out 10 assists and controlled the tempo from start to finish as the Wizards beat the ...

Spurs win 22nd straight at home

Jan 9, 2016

Spurs win 22nd straight at home

The San Antonio Spurs got the test they were expecting all season at home, and it almost proved too much for them to overcome. Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and 12 rebounds and San Antonio held off Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks ...

Bulls run past Celtics to sixth straight victory

Jan 8, 2016

Bulls run past Celtics to sixth straight victory

Pau Gasol was so in tune he gave a performance even one of the greatest tenors could appreciate. Gasol had 17 points and 18 rebounds with Placido Domingo looking on, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 101-92 on Thursday night for their ...

Off-target Pacers do enough to beat Magic

Jan 7, 2016

Off-target Pacers do enough to beat Magic

It wasn’t Indiana’s best shooting night, not by a long shot. But the Pacers made enough shots and played enough defense to beat the Orlando Magic 95-86 on Wednesday. “They had a lot of open misses and so did we,” Pacers guard George Hill. ...

Thompson powers Warriors

Jan 6, 2016

Thompson powers Warriors

After Stephen Curry came up limping from another blow to his sore left leg, Golden State coach Luke Walton thought the reigning MVP should take the rest of the night off while the Warriors wrapped up another blowout win. Walton also knows Steph wouldn’t ...

Spurs pound Bucks by 25 in road victory

Jan 5, 2016

Spurs pound Bucks by 25 in road victory

The veteran San Antonio Spurs got a big night from rookie Jonathon Simmons. The reserve swingman had a career-high 18 points, Kawhi Leonard scored 10 of his 24 in the decisive third quarter and the Spurs beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-98 on Monday night ...

Jan 5, 2016

76ers sign veteran Brand for second time

His career seemingly over, Elton Brand believed his only veteran leadership would come at home with his kids. The Philadelphia 76ers had other ideas. With a youthful roster sorely in need of mentoring, the Sixers signed the free-agent forward on Monday with the hope ...

Jan 4, 2016

Nets' Jack tears ACL, done for season

Brooklyn Nets point guard Jarrett Jack has a torn ACL in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. Jack was hurt Saturday in a victory at Boston and the Nets said Sunday he also has a small medial meniscus tear. ...