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Westbrook has another good day with triple-double

Mar 9, 2015

Westbrook has another good day with triple-double

Even against a fellow All-Star, Russell Westbrook’s dominance continued. Oklahoma City’s dynamic point guard posted his fifth triple-double in six games to help the Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 108-104 on Sunday night. Westbrook, the NBA’s leading scorer, had 30 points, matched a career ...

Wade leads way as Heat battle past Kings in overtime

Mar 8, 2015

Wade leads way as Heat battle past Kings in overtime

Down by 35 on Friday night, the Miami Heat almost pulled off an incredible comeback. Down by 16 on Saturday night, they were barely fazed. Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, Tyler Johnson’s 24-point effort was capped by a backbreaking 3-pointer as the shot clock ...

Hawks' defense befuddles LeBron

Mar 7, 2015

Hawks' defense befuddles LeBron

LeBron James tossed a pass to no one in the corner. He argued about a call so vehemently that he received a technical. By the end of his frustrating night, the Atlanta Hawks had sent a clear message to the King: We’re the team ...

Bulls prevail despite Westbrook's 43

Mar 6, 2015

Bulls prevail despite Westbrook's 43

E’Twaun Moore finished off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Westbrook’s triple-double streak at four. After Moore’s 3 put the ...

Westbrook notches fourth straight triple-double

Mar 5, 2015

Westbrook notches fourth straight triple-double

Russell Westbrook donned a mask and played like a superhero. The All-Star Game MVP set career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and added 10 assists for his fourth consecutive triple-double, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 in overtime ...

LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics

Mar 4, 2015

LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics

LeBron James doesn’t usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception Tuesday night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over ...

Jack lifts Nets to dramatic victory over Warriors

Mar 3, 2015

Jack lifts Nets to dramatic victory over Warriors

There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him. Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Curry’s stirring fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday night. ...

Harden outduels James as Rockets get by Cavaliers in OT

Mar 2, 2015

Harden outduels James as Rockets get by Cavaliers in OT

James Harden has been putting up MVP-caliber numbers all season. Given the chance to go head to head with one of his biggest competitors for the award, Harden and the Rockets came out on top. Harden scored 33 points and Cleveland star LeBron James ...

Hawks down Heat despite holding out four players

Mar 1, 2015

Hawks down Heat despite holding out four players

Even without four players, the Atlanta Hawks had more than enough. Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists and the intentionally depleted Hawks held off the Miami Heat 93-91 on Saturday night. Kent Bazemore scored 15, including a ...

Ex-NBA bruiser Mason dead at 48

Mar 1, 2015

Ex-NBA bruiser Mason dead at 48

Anthony Mason’s game was grit over glitz, more force than flash. That might not fit some stereotypes of New York, but it was the perfect style for the Knicks of the 1990s, and made the rugged forward a beloved bruiser by teammates and fans. ...

Aldridge leads Blazers past Thunder

Feb 28, 2015

Aldridge leads Blazers past Thunder

LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-112 Friday night, spoiling Russell Westbrook’s third straight triple-double. Westbrook, who fell and hit his face on teammate Andre Roberson’s knee in the final ...