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Nov 2, 2014

Hornets raise Phills' jersey again

Bobby Phills’ retired No. 13 jersey has returned to Charlotte. The Hornets raised Phills’ jersey to the rafters at their downtown arena during a ceremony at halftime of Saturday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. His widow, Kendall Phills, said: “I’m humbled and filled ...

Iwate crushes Tokyo, improves to 8-1

Nov 1, 2014

Iwate crushes Tokyo, improves to 8-1

by Ed Odeven

Nothing the Tokyo Cinq Reves did on Saturday could slow down the Iwate Big Bulls, and nothing could stop them from taking an insurmountable lead. The Big Bulls led by 15 points after one quarter, and then it was a 51-17 advantage at halftime. ...

Griffin, Clips  edge Lakers

Nov 1, 2014

Griffin, Clips edge Lakers

Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants on Friday. DeAndre Jordan had ...

T-Wolves extend Rubio

Nov 1, 2014

T-Wolves extend Rubio

Ricky Rubio has fought through a horrific knee injury to become one of the elite passers and steal artists in the NBA. Two full seasons removed from that terrible injury as a rookie, Rubio believes he’s ready to join the upper echelon of point ...

Knicks outplay Cavaliers in LeBron's return to Cleveland

Oct 31, 2014

Knicks outplay Cavaliers in LeBron's return to Cleveland

LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn’t look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air. His homecoming was horrendous. “I didn’t press,” James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. “I didn’t do much.” James struggled from the start ...

Kerr triumphs in coaching debut

Oct 30, 2014

Kerr triumphs in coaching debut

The only thing Steve Kerr lost in his coaching debut was his voice. Stephen Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 19 points and the undermanned Golden State Warriors made Kerr a winner in his first game, shaking off a slow ...

Reigning champion Spurs triumph in opener against Mavs

Oct 29, 2014

Reigning champion Spurs triumph in opener against Mavs

Tony Parker made a clutch shot in the fourth quarter. Manu Ginobili had a big game, and Tim Duncan contributed with a double-double. San Antonio’s efficient performance on opening night looked awfully familiar. Parker made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:07 remaining, and the Spurs ...

Oct 26, 2014

Kyoto bounces back with victory over Ryukyu

by Ed Odeven

Shun Watanuki scored 20 points for the second day in a row, converting 8 of 10 shots from the field, and the Kyoto Hannaryz clamped down on the defending champion Ryukyu Golden Kings in the second quarter, holding them to seven points in the ...