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Knicks overcome Timberwolves rookie Towns' 47-point performance

Dec 1, 2016

Knicks overcome Timberwolves rookie Towns' 47-point performance

Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns are building a tantalizing rivalry for the NBA’s new age. Carmelo Anthony let the kids have their fun until it was time to go home. Porzingis had 29 points and eight rebounds and Towns had 47 points and 18 ...

Bucks take charge against Cavaliers

Nov 30, 2016

Bucks take charge against Cavaliers

After building a big third-quarter lead against the defending NBA champions, the Milwaukee Bucks poured it on in the fourth. And when the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled their starters, including LeBron James, midway through the final period, the young Bucks still didn’t let up. “We ...

Nov 29, 2016

Hokkaido's Orimo tops 9,000 points for career

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Levanga Hokkaido shooting guard Takehiko Orimo surpassed the 9,000-career point milestone on Monday night in an 84-62 loss to the red-hot Chiba Jets. The 46-year-old basketball icon, known for decades of outside shooting prowess, eclipsed 9,000 points on, appropriately, a 3-point basket with 50 ...

Warriors hold off Hawks, win 12th straight

Nov 29, 2016

Warriors hold off Hawks, win 12th straight

Runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in two straight seasons, Draymond Green desperately wants to prove how good Golden State can be on that end of the floor. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can have all the scoring glory. Green takes ...

Westbrook too much for Pistons to handle

Nov 27, 2016

Westbrook too much for Pistons to handle

Russell Westbrook continues to reach new heights. Westbrook recorded his second straight triple-double, his NBA-best seventh of the season, with 17 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 106-88 on Saturday night. Westbrook, who tied LeBron ...

Reserves give Spurs a big lift against Celtics

Nov 26, 2016

Reserves give Spurs a big lift against Celtics

The trade that brought Kawhi Leonard to San Antonio was already a success for the Spurs, even before throw-in Davis Bertans began contributing. The Latvian rookie set a career high in scoring for the second straight game, pitching in 15 of the Spurs’ 56 ...

Green won't apologize for passionate style

Nov 25, 2016

Green won't apologize for passionate style

For five months, Draymond Green has worked to block out the unrelenting criticism that his Game 5 suspension in the NBA Finals cost Golden State a repeat championship — punishment for a fateful swipe at LeBron James’ groin that swung the series for Cleveland. ...

SeaHorses glide past Evessa

Nov 24, 2016

SeaHorses glide past Evessa

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Powerful rebounding and strong 3-point shooting guided the SeaHorses Mikawa to a 104-78 home triumph over the Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. The West Division powerhouse pulled down 53 rebounds while limiting Osaka to 33. SeaHorses center Isaac Butts, who grabbed 18 boards, and ...

Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Nov 24, 2016

Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Kevin Love didn’t think anything unusual was going on Wednesday night. The scoreboard told a different story. Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 137-125. Love fell three points shy ...