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Green won't apologize for passionate style

Nov 25, 2016

Green won't apologize for passionate style

For five months, Draymond Green has worked to block out the unrelenting criticism that his Game 5 suspension in the NBA Finals cost Golden State a repeat championship — punishment for a fateful swipe at LeBron James’ groin that swung the series for Cleveland. ...

SeaHorses glide past Evessa

Nov 24, 2016

SeaHorses glide past Evessa

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Powerful rebounding and strong 3-point shooting guided the SeaHorses Mikawa to a 104-78 home triumph over the Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. The West Division powerhouse pulled down 53 rebounds while limiting Osaka to 33. SeaHorses center Isaac Butts, who grabbed 18 boards, and ...

Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Nov 24, 2016

Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Kevin Love didn’t think anything unusual was going on Wednesday night. The scoreboard told a different story. Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 137-125. Love fell three points shy ...

Levanga hold off Northern Happinets in overtime

Nov 23, 2016

Levanga hold off Northern Happinets in overtime

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Daniel Miller put the Levanga Hokkaido ahead for good in the final minute of overtime on Wednesday in their 75-70 triumph over the host Akita Northern Happinets. Miller’s jumper and subsequent free throw gave his club the narrowest of leads, 71-70, with 40 seconds ...

Porzingis, Rose carry torch for Knicks in victory

Nov 23, 2016

Porzingis, Rose carry torch for Knicks in victory

Derrick Rose had a red-hot Kristaps Porzingis and an ice-cold Carmelo Anthony, and he chose neither. Down the stretch, Rose called his own number. Rose made the go-ahead basket with 3:15 remaining and hit the jumper that clinched it with 6.8 seconds left as ...

Thompson shoots Warriors to win

Nov 22, 2016

Thompson shoots Warriors to win

Klay Thompson kept his shooting touch in sync Monday night. All he needed was a trip to his second home. The All-Star guard again dazzled Indiana Pacers fans with a knockout performance. He scored 25 points in 26 minutes and took the entire fourth ...

Teague carries Pacers to victory in overtime

Nov 21, 2016

Teague carries Pacers to victory in overtime

Indiana coach Nate McMillan wrote an instruction on the white board in the Pacers’ locker room Sunday: “Scrap.” Jeff Teague did just that, scoring eight of his 30 points in overtime, harassing Russell Westbrook defensively all night and lifting the short-handed Pacers to a ...

NeoPhoenix outlast Sunrockers to earn series split

Nov 20, 2016

NeoPhoenix outlast Sunrockers to earn series split

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When a team’s point production decreases for four straight quarters, the odds of pulling out a victory become significantly harder. Exhibit A: The Sunrockers Shibuya produced that story on Sunday — and it didn’t involved a happy ending for coach BT Toews’ squad. Instead, ...

Celtics react fastest to sink Pistons

Nov 20, 2016

Celtics react fastest to sink Pistons

Al Horford got the winning basket, though it was Marcus Smart who made the biggest play. With the game tied at 92, Jae Crowder missed a go-ahead 3-pointer, but Smart came from the corner to tip the ball back at the basket. His shot ...

Fazekas powers Brave Thunders past Albirex

Nov 19, 2016

Fazekas powers Brave Thunders past Albirex

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There’s no secret about the Kawasaki Brave Thunders’ recipe for success. It all starts with Nick Fazekas. The ex-NBA big man delivered a splendid 36-point, 11-rebound performance to guide Kawasaki past the Niigata Albirex BB on Saturday. Fazekas made 13 of 18 shots from ...