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LeBron leads way as Cavs go up 2-0 on Raptors

/ May 4, 2017

LeBron leads way as Cavs go up 2-0 on Raptors

Unstoppable. Untouchable. Undefeated. Back on the playoff stage, where he’s starred so many times before, LeBron James is making things look easy. James scored 39 points, hopped past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 ...

Bird says decision to step down was planned

/ May 2, 2017

Bird says decision to step down was planned

Larry Bird made the decision last year. After nearly 40 years in the NBA, he had started plotting an exit strategy. The 60-year-old Hall-of-Famer finally told the rest of the world Monday: He was stepping down as Indiana’s president of basketball operations, turning the ...

Rockets demolish Spurs with barrage of 3-pointers

/ May 2, 2017

Rockets demolish Spurs with barrage of 3-pointers

The Houston Rockets were willing to take whatever the Spurs gave them in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Houston ended up with a record-setting offensive performance, a huge boost in confidence and home-court advantage. Trevor Ariza scored 23 points, James Harden added ...

Grieving Thomas carries Celtics in Game 1

/ May 1, 2017

Grieving Thomas carries Celtics in Game 1

Nothing it seems can stop Isaiah Thomas this postseason — be it pains big or small. The All-Star led the Celtics to a first-round win over Chicago in a haze after learning the day before that series began that his younger sister, Chyna Thomas, ...

NeoPhoenix bounce back against Albirex

/ Apr 30, 2017

NeoPhoenix bounce back against Albirex

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Rebounding takes effort, hard work and determination. The San-en NeoPhoenix demonstrated this winning formula in a 73-69 victory over the Niigata Albirex BB on Sunday. The NeoPhoenix won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the hosts 50-44 in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture. Six San-en players ...

Celtics close out Bulls with rout

/ Apr 29, 2017

Celtics close out Bulls with rout

The Boston Celtics kept reminding each other not to let up as they closed in on a lopsided victory and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals. No need to worry about that. Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Celtics pounded the ...