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Spurs maintain stranglehold over Grizzlies

Apr 20, 2016

Spurs maintain stranglehold over Grizzlies

The more things change the more the San Antonio Spurs remain constant. Twelve years to the day after holding Memphis to franchise lows in total points and points in a quarter, San Antonio put another stranglehold on the Grizzlies. Patty Mills had 16 points, ...

Warriors triumph in Game 2 with Curry out hurt

Apr 19, 2016

Warriors triumph in Game 2 with Curry out hurt

As Stephen Curry emphatically waved his arms to ignite the crowd and coached from the bench when he could do little else, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors’ supporting cast proved they can win on the playoff stage without their NBA MVP. They ...

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

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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

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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 ...