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Feb 14, 2015

World team wins Rising Stars game

Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the World team beat the U.S. 121-112 on Friday night in the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend. Wiggins, the No. 1 pick from Canada who plays ...

Rose scores 30 as Bulls runs past Cavaliers

Feb 13, 2015

Rose scores 30 as Bulls runs past Cavaliers

Derrick Rose drove hard to the rim and heard those familiar “MVP! MVP!” chants from the crowd. The star point guard was in top form, and so were the Bulls. Rose scored 30 points, and Chicago handed Cleveland just its second loss in 16 ...

| Feb 12, 2015

Shimane showing surprising improvement

by Ed Odeven

Despite a disastrous start this season, the Shimane Susanoo Magic won’t challenge the Takamatsu Five Arrows’ league record of 50 losses. Shimane has made a dramatic turnaround in recent weeks, winning eight of its past 11 games. The Susanoo Magic (11-21 through Sunday) now ...

Warriors 42-9 after win over T-Wolves

Feb 12, 2015

Warriors 42-9 after win over T-Wolves

After a first 51 games unlike any other in franchise history, the Golden State Warriors need a rest. That much was clear in their final game before the All-Star break, when they had to grind out their 42nd win of the season against the ...

Hall of Fame coach 'Tark the Shark' passes away at 84

Feb 12, 2015

Hall of Fame coach 'Tark the Shark' passes away at 84

He couldn’t stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses. ...

Warriors' Curry, Thompson step out of fathers' shadows

Feb 11, 2015

Warriors' Curry, Thompson step out of fathers' shadows

Before Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson grew up to be the Splash Brothers, they were just the sons of famous fathers trying to make it big. Dell Curry recalls his son tagging along with him before and after games with the Charlotte Hornets, learning ...

Harden powers Rockets past Suns

Feb 11, 2015

Harden powers Rockets past Suns

The Houston Rockets blew an early 18-point lead and were down by one after three quarters in Phoenix. Then, as he so often does, James Harden took over. The NBA’s leading scorer got 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the ...

Popovich wins 1,000th game

Feb 10, 2015

Popovich wins 1,000th game

Gregg Popovich’s grand plan has produced plenty of wins. The Spurs made it an even 1,000 for him on Monday night. San Antonio rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit and got a 5-meter baseline jumper from Marco Belinelli with 2.1 seconds left to give ...

Feb 10, 2015

Kings nearing deal to name Karl coach

The Sacramento Kings and George Karl are discussing a deal for him to take over as coach, a person with knowledge of the talks said Monday. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the negotiations were private. A second person said ...

Feb 9, 2015

OKC takes advantage with Griffin sidelined

The Los Angeles Clippers stumbled in their first test without Blake Griffin. The Clippers announced before their game at Oklahoma City on Sunday that the All-Star forward would be out indefinitely because of a staph infection in his right elbow. Without him, the Clippers ...