Basketball Topics

Hawks claim 14th in a row

Jan 22, 2015

Hawks claim 14th in a row

Kyle Korver got out ahead of the break, took a pass from Al Horford and saw a clear path to the basket. It was time to show his teammates that he really can dunk. With Korver providing the highlight of the night with his ...

Thunder go above .500 with victory over Heat

Jan 21, 2015

Thunder go above .500 with victory over Heat

Just about every statistic was what the Miami Heat would have wanted. They kept Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook off the foul line for the most part, watched Oklahoma City’s two stars combine to miss every 3-pointer they tried, limited both to under 20 ...

Knicks end 16-game slide

Jan 20, 2015

Knicks end 16-game slide

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks walked off the court, and for the first time in weeks it wasn’t with heads hanging. The sound of boos that had provided the audio at Madison Square Garden was replaced by the voice of James Brown ...

Evans lifts Pelicans with late shot

Jan 19, 2015

Evans lifts Pelicans with late shot

The short-handed New Orleans Pelicans took the Toronto Raptors’ best punch — and delivered a decisive blow of their own. Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with 1.6 seconds left and the Pelicans beat the Raptors 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in ...

Warriors run over Rockets

Jan 18, 2015

Warriors run over Rockets

Klay Thompson had a great night offensively on Saturday. More impressive, though, was his work on defense as he limited NBA leading scorer James Harden to just 11 points. Stephen Curry and Thompson, known as the “Splash Brothers,” scored 27 points each and the ...

Westbrook excels for Thunder

Jan 17, 2015

Westbrook excels for Thunder

Russell Westbrook had little to say about one of the best performances of his career. He felt his play said it all. Westbrook scored 17 points, had a career-high 17 assists and matched a career best with 15 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City ...

Cavaliers end six-game slide

Jan 16, 2015

Cavaliers end six-game slide

LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 19 points and career-high 17 assists. Kyrie Irving added 22 points for Cleveland, which had ...

Hawks claim 10th straight

Jan 15, 2015

Hawks claim 10th straight

The Atlanta Hawks have the best record in the Eastern Conference and have won 10 straight for the first time in 17 years. Life is so good for the Hawks, they even have the depth to platoon starters during a busy stretch. DeMarre Carroll ...

Morris' big night for Suns eclipses LeBron's return

Jan 14, 2015

Morris' big night for Suns eclipses LeBron's return

LeBron James rejoined the Cavaliers and brought a lot of excitement with him. Just not quite enough for a Cleveland victory. James scored 33 points in his return from a two-week layoff but couldn’t prevent the Cavaliers from suffering their sixth straight loss, 107-100 ...

Garnett head-butts Howard, gets ejected

Jan 13, 2015

Garnett head-butts Howard, gets ejected

Dwight Howard’s face might have been stinging from Kevin Garnett ramming his head into it, and now his ears were ringing as fans directed loud boos toward him. Howard wasn’t tempted to silence them by demanding the ball at the expense of Houston’s offense. ...

Streaking Hawks blow out Wizards

Jan 12, 2015

Streaking Hawks blow out Wizards

The streaking Atlanta Hawks made it look easy against the Washington Wizards. “At this point, I don’t think we’ve played a better game,” guard Kyle Korver said. “We had that 6-minute stretch in the second quarter, but otherwise that’s about as good as we’ve ...