Topics

Spurs' Leonard repeats as defensive player of year

Apr 19, 2016

Spurs' Leonard repeats as defensive player of year

an Antonio Kawhi Leonard tends to shrug off all the accolades for his defensive prowess. He will almost always credit his teammates and coach for any praise he receives. It was no different Monday as Leonard won his second straight NBA Defensive Player of ...

Full-strength Cavs beat feisty Pistons

Apr 18, 2016

Full-strength Cavs beat feisty Pistons

LeBron James isn’t all alone. One year after he carried the Cavaliers as far as he could in the postseason, James once again has Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love by his side. Cleveland’s Big 3 is playoff healthy again. Irving scored 31 points in ...

Curry leads Warriors past Rockets in playoff opener

Apr 17, 2016

Curry leads Warriors past Rockets in playoff opener

Stephen Curry dazzled from long range and drove to the hoop with flair and fire until a tweaked ankle finally slowed him down. Once he sat for good after three firm requests to coach Steve Kerr about returning, his supporting cast handled the rest. ...

Apr 16, 2016

Nash's 42-point night ignites Fukushima

by

Rookie forward Le’Bryan Nash scored a game-high 42 points and the Fukushima Firebonds snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday, beating the visiting Sendai 89ers 94-93. As a result, Fukushima also halted Sendai’s 10-game winning streak. Nash, an Oklahoma State product, made 17 of ...

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill

| Apr 16, 2016

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill

by

Second in a three-part series For the team’s inaugural 2005-06 season in the bj-league, the Tokyo Apache hired a head coach with a catchy nickname and a globally renowned son named after a Japanese delicacy. Yes, Kobe’s father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant. The elder Bryant, ...

Apr 16, 2016

Sponsor logos to appear on NBA jerseys

  The NBA will begin putting sponsorship logos on player uniforms in 2017-18, a move that could generate at least $100 million annually and a step that the NFL, MLB and NHL have yet to take. The three-year trial was approved Friday by NBA ...

Warriors set NBA wins mark

Apr 14, 2016

Warriors set NBA wins mark

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors took their last shot at Michael Jordan and history and they swished it — for 73. Down to their final chance at the record, the Warriors became the first 73-win team in NBA history on Wednesday night ...

Kobe signs off with 60-point night

Apr 14, 2016

Kobe signs off with 60-point night

Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah ...

Suns assistant Gaines to guest-coach Japan

Apr 13, 2016

Suns assistant Gaines to guest-coach Japan

by

Corey Gaines, a Phoenix Suns assistant who formerly played in Japan, will be invited to coach the Japanese women’s national team, team assistant Tom Hovasse revealed on Tuesday. Gaines will join the women’s team, which has already secured a spot at this summer’s Rio ...