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Westbrook ties triple-double mark in victory

/ Apr 5, 2017

Westbrook ties triple-double mark in victory

For just a few moments, Russell Westbrook slowed down. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s mile-a-minute point guard took the time to soak in the atmosphere Tuesday night after he matched Oscar Robertson’s single-season record with his 41st triple-double. The home crowd stood and chanted “MVP! ...

Ewing hired as new Georgetown coach

Apr 4, 2017

Ewing hired as new Georgetown coach

Patrick Ewing put Georgetown basketball on the map, turning the Hoyas into a national power as the menacing force in the middle in the 1980s. Three decades later, Ewing is the Big Man on Campus again. Georgetown hired Ewing on Monday, bringing the Hoyas ...

Towns sparks T-Wolves past Trail Blazers

/ Apr 4, 2017

Towns sparks T-Wolves past Trail Blazers

As Karl-Anthony Towns powered through Portland’s smaller frontcourt, the Trail Blazers found out just how much they’re going to miss big man Jusuf Nurkic down the stretch. Towns had 34 points and 12 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped Portland’s six-game winning streak with ...

Tar Heels down Gonzaga to win NCAA hoop title

Apr 4, 2017

Tar Heels down Gonzaga to win NCAA hoop title

It’s OK, Carolina, you can open your eyes. An unwatchable game turned into a beautiful night for the Tar Heels, who turned a free-throw contest into a championship they’ve been waiting an entire year to celebrate. Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with ...

LeBron outduels George

/ Apr 3, 2017

LeBron outduels George

The playoffs are nearing. The Cavaliers are already feeling the pressure. LeBron James made a big 3-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime and scored 41 points to offset 43 by Indiana’s Paul George, and Cleveland opened its April schedule with an ...

Meeks carries Tar Heels back to championship game

Apr 2, 2017

Meeks carries Tar Heels back to championship game

Kennedy Meeks relentlessly attacked the boards, posting up deep in the paint and playing with an aggressive edge that hasn’t always been there through his North Carolina career. The Tar Heels needed every bit of it, too, to survive against Oregon in the Final ...

Gonzaga beats South Carolina to reach first NCAA title game

Apr 2, 2017

Gonzaga beats South Carolina to reach first NCAA title game

Their star guard was outstanding. Their big men dominated inside. Still, it came down to some last-second strategy for Gonzaga to move on to the NCAA Tournament championship game for the first time. Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points, Gonzaga’s big men combined for 27 ...