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Warriors rack up 65th victory

Mar 26, 2016

Warriors rack up 65th victory

After a record-setting night of 3-pointers for Golden State, coach Steve Kerr’s focus was more on deficiencies at the other end of the court that nearly cost his team a game against an undermanned opponent. Klay Thompson scored 40 points and Stephen Curry added ...

Lopez leads late charge as Nets run past Cavs

Mar 25, 2016

Lopez leads late charge as Nets run past Cavs

LeBron James was so good for three quarters that the only one who could stop him was his own teammate. The fourth quarter belonged to Brooklyn. Brook Lopez scored 22 points and the Nets blew by James and the Cleveland Cavaliers down the stretch ...

Cavs put aside drama in victory over Bucks

Mar 24, 2016

Cavs put aside drama in victory over Bucks

The only drama was guessing when Kyrie Irving would cut into his birthday cake. After a few strange days, the Cavs got back to business. LeBron James scored 26 points, Kevin Love returned to the lineup to add 24 and Irving celebrated turning 24 ...

Westbrook shines in Thunder win

Mar 23, 2016

Westbrook shines in Thunder win

Russell Westbrook’s recent play has been on par with some of the game’s all-time greats. The dynamic point guard had 21 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds to help the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 111-107 on Tuesday night. Westbrook has 15 triple-doubles this ...

Lin provides spark in 4th

Mar 22, 2016

Lin provides spark in 4th

Eleven seconds into the second quarter, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford called a timeout with his team trailing the San Antonio Spurs 30-7. “I told them please try harder,” Clifford said after the game with a laugh. “I’m begging you. I know y’all make ...

Nowitzki, Williams power Mavs to victory

Mar 21, 2016

Nowitzki, Williams power Mavs to victory

Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams played on Sunday as if everything was on the line. Nowitzki scored 40 points and Williams had 31 points and 16 assists, all season highs, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 132-120 overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers. ...

Spurs slow down Warriors

Mar 20, 2016

Spurs slow down Warriors

The San Antonio Spurs continued their dominance at home, even against the NBA’s most dominant team. LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 87-79 on Saturday night to remain perfect at the AT&T Center this ...

Splash Brothers bury Mavs

Mar 19, 2016

Splash Brothers bury Mavs

Stephen Curry had several dazzling plays on his way to 31 points, fellow “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson scored 39 and the Golden State Warriors tuned up for a Saturday showdown in San Antonio with a 130-112 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. The ...

Lowry, DeRozan carry Raptors past Pacers in OT

Mar 18, 2016

Lowry, DeRozan carry Raptors past Pacers in OT

With Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan driving from the backcourt, the Toronto Raptors are on track for the best season in franchise history. Against Indiana on Thursday night, the Raptors duo wore down the Pacers late and gave Toronto the clutch plays it needed ...

Warriors extend remarkable home win streak to 50

Mar 17, 2016

Warriors extend remarkable home win streak to 50

Here’s an uncanny option for the defending NBA champions: 208-cm Marreese Speights spotting up from deep and getting in on the 3-point fun right alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. “He’s auditioning for that Splash Cousin, maybe,” said Curry, who with Thompson makes up ...

Spurs get boost from bench in win

Mar 16, 2016

Spurs get boost from bench in win

The emergence of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge has made the San Antonio Spurs less reliant on their bench than in previous years. But the Los Angeles Clippers learned San Antonio’s reserves can still be potent. Leonard had 20 points and the Spurs wore ...