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Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Kyle Lowry credited backcourt teammate DeMar DeRozan for Toronto’s latest win. Lowry had 30 points, DeRozan added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped Portland’s five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. “DeMar was aggressive and stayed aggressive throughout the game,” Lowry said. “His ...

Curry drops 51 on Wizards

Feb 4, 2016

Curry drops 51 on Wizards

Following one of his worst offensive games this season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry stopped thinking about basketball and recalibrated his mind. It worked out just fine. Curry was all systems go Wednesday night as he made 11 3-pointers and scored 51 points to ...

Lakers snap 10-game losing streak

Feb 3, 2016

Lakers snap 10-game losing streak

Kobe Bryant has lifted the Los Angeles Lakers onto his shoulders countless times over the past two decades, and he rarely flinches under the weight. Even during a demoralizing losing streak in his farewell season, the 37-year-old superstar summoned his skills to carry the ...

Hoop sage Bach lived incredible life

| Feb 2, 2016

Hoop sage Bach lived incredible life

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You probably don’t know Johnny Bach. You’ve seen him, the ruddy-faced guy with the stern demeanor sitting on the bench of the champion Chicago Bulls next to Phil Jackson in the 1990s, steely grey eyes fixed on the defensive play, his “Doberman defense” as ...

Feb 2, 2016

Lowly Suns dump Hornacek

The Phoenix Suns, mired in one of the worst stretches in their history, have fired coach Jeff Hornacek and promoted Earl Watson to interim coach. Watson was selected after interviews were conducted Monday with all three Suns assistants. Watson was an NBA point guard ...

Denver halts Toronto's 11-game surge

Feb 2, 2016

Denver halts Toronto's 11-game surge

The Toronto Raptors were ready for Danilo Gallinari. They didn’t have an answer for Nikola Jokic. The rookie center had 27 points and 14 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets ended Toronto’s 11-game winning streak with a 112-93 victory over the Raptors on Monday. Jokic’s ...

Feb 1, 2016

Family ties lead Toyama past Gunma

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Bob and Bobby Nash, a father-son coaching tandem, have kept the Toyama Grouses in the hunt for the Eastern Conference title in the bj-league’s final season. The Grouses recorded their eighth straight victory on Sunday, posting a 93-62 home triumph over the Gunma Crane ...

Warriors need late heroics from Barnes to put away Sixers

Jan 31, 2016

Warriors need late heroics from Barnes to put away Sixers

This was a game even the Warriors felt they should have lost. Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining and Golden State escaped with a 108-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Klay Thompson had 32 points and Stephen Curry scored ...

Thunder storm past Rockets

Jan 30, 2016

Thunder storm past Rockets

Russell Westbrook once again did a little bit of everything for the Thunder. He finished Friday night with 26 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds, his sixth triple-double of the season, the third in his past nine games and the 25th of the Oklahoma ...

Jan 29, 2016

Division II coach ties Summitt's all-time win mark

McKendree University men’s basketball coach Harry Statham posted his 1,098th career victory Thursday night, matching Pat Summitt’s mark for the most at a four-year school. Statham is in his 50th season at the Division II college. He guided the Bearcats past Wisconsin-Parkside 92-85 on ...

Jan 29, 2016

George Washington falls in 2OT

ShawnDre’ Jones scored 29 points, Khwan Fore had 18 and the pair combined for all 13 Richmond points in the second overtime of a 98-90 win over George Washington on Thursday. Each made a basket and combined to go 9 of 12 from the ...