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Apr 28, 2015

Ex-Apache assistant Hill wins title

by Ed Odeven

In a season of great achievement for the Golden State Warriors organization, add this one to the list: Former Tokyo Apache assistant coach Casey Hill guided the Santa Cruz Warriors to the team’s first-ever NBA Development League championship on Sunday. The Warriors prevailed 109-96 ...

Nets even series with Hawks

Apr 28, 2015

Nets even series with Hawks

Deron Williams finally delivered the game that’s expected of him, and he wasn’t going to let the Nets lose it. And after he finished carrying them into a 2-2 tie with the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed, the guy who had been being beaten ...

Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

Apr 27, 2015

Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on ...

Curry shines as Warriors complete sweep of Pelicans

Apr 26, 2015

Curry shines as Warriors complete sweep of Pelicans

Stephen Curry wasn’t about to say that shooting over Anthony Davis was easy. The Warriors’ prolific scorer was just crafty enough to make it look that way sometimes. Equally devastating from long range and on drives to the hoop, Curry scored 39 points, and ...

Fukushima earns playoff berth as first-year franchise

Apr 25, 2015

Fukushima earns playoff berth as first-year franchise

by Ed Odeven

In the penultimate game of their inaugural season, the Fukushima Firebonds clinched a playoff spot on Saturday. The Firebonds accomplished the feat by beating the slumping Shinshu Brave Warriors 89-77 in Shirakawa, Fukushima Prefecture. As the East’s seventh-place squad, Fukushima (20-31) can finish no ...

Spurs rout Clips, take 2-1 lead

Apr 25, 2015

Spurs rout Clips, take 2-1 lead

Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. The Clippers scored a franchise postseason low and their 11 ...

Rowsom happy to coach in Japan again

Apr 25, 2015

Rowsom happy to coach in Japan again

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Basketball Kaz Nagatsuka The Toshiba Brave Thunders needed to fill an assistant coaching vacancy after last season, so his name came up. And Brian Rowsom seemed to be a good fit because he used to play for the team and had coaching experience. The ...

Apr 24, 2015

Takamatsu torches Fukuoka in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Takamatsu Five Arrows shot a sizzling 57.9 percent from 3-point range and Dexter Lyons flirted with a triple-double in a 102-86 victory over the Rizing Fukuoka on Friday night. Justin Watts paced the Five Arrows (17-34) with 23 points, including 3-for-4 from beyond ...

Warriors top Pels in OT

Apr 24, 2015

Warriors top Pels in OT

Stephen Curry wasn’t about to turn down the music, or put any kind of damper on a giddy locker room celebration that seemed more reminiscent of a series-clinching triumph. The Golden State Warriors still need one more victory to close out their first-round playoff ...