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Focused Spurs wallop Blazers

Dec 24, 2016

Focused Spurs wallop Blazers

Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed the Portland Trail Blazers their fifth straight loss, winning 110-90 on Friday night despite resting key players. Patty Mills added 23 points off the bench for the Spurs, who led by as many ...

Cavaliers without Smith for 3 months after surgery

Dec 24, 2016

Cavaliers without Smith for 3 months after surgery

The defending NBA champions will be without a major piece for at least three months. Cavaliers starting guard J.R. Smith could be sidelined until the end of the regular season following surgery to repair what the team called a “complex fracture” of his right ...

Brave Thunders roll past Alvark for 15th straight victory

Dec 23, 2016

Brave Thunders roll past Alvark for 15th straight victory

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A sensational start fueled the Kawasaki Brave Thunders’ latest victory. Coach Takuya Kita’s club opened Friday’s game against the Alvark Tokyo, another powerhouse team, with a 16-0 run. Tokyo rebounded with a strong second quarter, but lost 93-81 as the Brave Thunders extended their ...

Dec 23, 2016

Duke suspends tripping-prone Allen

Duke suspended Grayson Allen indefinitely from the team Thursday, one day after he was caught tripping an opponent for the third time in a year. In a brief statement announcing the suspension, coach Mike Krzyzewski said the program “needed to take further steps regarding ...

Durant, Warriors storm back to post victory over Nets

Dec 23, 2016

Durant, Warriors storm back to post victory over Nets

The Golden State Warriors knew they would need energy and were missing the guy who often provides it, so they weren’t totally surprised by their poor first half. “It’s kind of what we expected,” coach Steve Kerr said. “I don’t know I expected to ...

Thunder ease past Pelicans

Dec 22, 2016

Thunder ease past Pelicans

Russell Westbrook’s left-handed, inside-out dribble wrong-footed Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, creating an open lane for a driving layup. That was one of many scoring highlights for the Oklahoma City star, who sometimes looked like he could have outscored New Orleans by himself. He didn’t ...

Dec 22, 2016

Former Laker Sacre set to join Sunrockers

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Ex-Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre will join the B. League’s Sunrockers Shibuya, a basketball insider told The Japan Times. According to the source, the 27-year-old big man is scheduled to arrive in Japan in early January. The annual single-elimination All-Japan Championship is being ...

LeBron's late 3 leads Cavaliers past Bucks

Dec 21, 2016

LeBron's late 3 leads Cavaliers past Bucks

LeBron James had a big night beyond the arc and capped it with three pivotal points. James buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 114-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night ...

Dec 20, 2016

Clippers' Griffin needs knee surgery

Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers will have surgery on Tuesday to clean out his right knee, and is expected to miss three to six weeks. The Clippers said the surgery will be “a routine arthroscopic procedure” to remove loose bodies from the ...