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High-scoring Nara hammers Tokyo

by Ed Odeven

The Bambitious Nara staged an offensive clinic against the struggling Tokyo Cinq Reves on Sunday. Portland State product Chehales Tapscott had a game-high 31 points and Andre Murray, also a PSU alum, added 19 as the Bambitious rolled past Tokyo 100-77 in Nara. The Cinq Reves (4-22) have lost 13 ...

Davis powers Pelicans past Spurs

Dec 27, 2014

Davis powers Pelicans past Spurs

Anthony Davis stepped to his right and blocked a direct path to the basket for Tim Duncan, who instead went up for a layup. Davis took over from there. The 208-cm power forward blocked Duncan’s shot before tying up the ball, drawing loud cheers ...

Dec 27, 2014

Ex-Globetrotter Hall dead at 87

Former Harlem Globetrotter Robert “Showboat” Hall, who spent nearly three decades with the team, has died at age 87 in his hometown of Detroit. The Globetrotters said Hall died Wednesday. A cause of death was not immediately available. Hall attended and played basketball at ...

Dec 27, 2014

Cavs' Varejao has Achilles surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the club said, but the Brazilian star is not expected to return this season. Brian Donley performed the procedure following an injury that took place Tuesday, when Varejao ...

Heat spoil LeBron's return

Dec 26, 2014

Heat spoil LeBron's return

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wrapped each other in a pregame embrace, chatted and laughed at halftime, then hugged again after the final buzzer. Just like old times. Only this time, just one got to enjoy a victory. James’ return to Miami as an ...

Marbury finding peace in China

Dec 26, 2014

Marbury finding peace in China

After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown away from basketball. He is so entrenched, he wants to one day ...

Watanabe, GWU upset Wichita State

Dec 26, 2014

Watanabe, GWU upset Wichita State

Kethan Savage sparked a late rally and scored 12 points to lead George Washington to a 60-54 upset over 11th-ranked Wichita State in the final of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night. Freshman forward Yuta Watanabe added 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting, including ...

Dec 25, 2014

Free agent Smith joining Rockets

Josh Smith will join the Houston Rockets following his release by the Detroit Pistons, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Smith hasn’t yet cleared waivers. Smith was let ...

Curry's game lifts Warriors

Dec 25, 2014

Curry's game lifts Warriors

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was driving in a car with his wife, Ayesha, over the summer when they put on a song by a popular rapper that everybody had been telling them to play. “Been Steph Curry with the shot,” Drake ...

Lillard steals show in win over Thunder

Dec 24, 2014

Lillard steals show in win over Thunder

In a matchup of star Western Conference point guards, Portland’s Damian Lillard made the big shots and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook didn’t. Lillard scored 40 points, making a tying 3-pointer with three seconds left in regulation, and the Trail Blazers rallied from a 13-point, ...