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Apr 14, 2015

Kawabuchi to be named JBA chief: source

Saburo Kawabuchi, the former head of the Japan Football Association, will be appointed as new chairman of the Japan Basketball Association, an informed source said Tuesday. Kawabuchi, honorary president of the JFA, heads a reform task force instigated by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), ...

Apr 14, 2015

NBA president Thorn to step down

Rod Thorn says he will retire as NBA president of basketball operations in August. The 73-year-old Thorn is in his second stint at the league office. He says the plan was always to stay two years during the transition from David Stern to Adam ...

Bucks punch ticket for postseason

Apr 13, 2015

Bucks punch ticket for postseason

The rebuilding plan is way ahead of schedule for the Milwaukee Bucks. A year after a franchise-worst 67-loss season, the Bucks are headed to the playoffs. Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points and coach Jason Kidd’s team relied on defense in a 96-73 victory over ...

Redick, Griffin key Clippers' victory

Apr 12, 2015

Redick, Griffin key Clippers' victory

Don’t ask the Los Angeles Clippers about their playoff seeding or first-round opponent. They have no clue. “When you figure it out let me know,” coach Doc Rivers said after a 94-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. J.J. Redick and Blake ...

Apr 12, 2015

Sefolosha arrest raises concerns

The NBA Players Association and reportedly the league itself are looking into the arrest of Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha in New York. Sefolosha and Hawks teammate Pero Antic were charged with resisting arrest at a New York night club in the pre-dawn hours on ...

Apr 12, 2015

Sendai stretches winning streak to 11

by Ed Odeven

The Sendai 89ers rolled to their 11th straight win on Saturday, downing the Toyama Grouses 86-78. Sendai big man Jeral Davis was virtually unstoppable, scoring 28 points on 13-for-17 shooting. He added eight rebound and three blocks for the 89ers (33-14). 89ers star Kejuan ...

Spurs edge Rockets for 10th straight

Apr 11, 2015

Spurs edge Rockets for 10th straight

The San Antonio Spurs hacked Josh Smith for most of the second half against the Houston Rockets on Friday night to keep the ball out of James Harden’s hands. Coach Gregg Popovich’s strategy worked. The Spurs held Harden to 16 points and got their ...

Apr 11, 2015

Kaminsky, Stewart win Wooden Award

Frank Kaminsky of national runnerup Wisconsin and Breanna Stewart of three-time national champion Connecticut won the John R. Wooden Award as national college basketball players of the year Friday night. For Kaminsky, it was the last in a raft of player of the year ...

Apr 10, 2015

Shiga trounces Oita for fifth straight win

by Ed Odeven

The Shiga Lakestars took a 25-point lead into the fourth quarter against the host Oita HeatDevils on Friday night. Which was too much for the HeatDevils to overcome. Shiga earned an 87-68 victory in the bj-league series opener, extending its winning streak to five ...

Curry pumps in 45 as Warriors rack up 64th win of season

Apr 10, 2015

Curry pumps in 45 as Warriors rack up 64th win of season

Stephen Curry never talks about his case for NBA MVP unless he’s asked. Instead, he prefers to let his play speak for itself. Note to Curry: The message is coming through loud and clear. Curry eclipsed his own NBA record for most 3-pointers in ...

Apr 10, 2015

Hawks' Sefolosha breaks fibula

Atlanta forward Thabo Sefolosha will miss the Hawks’ final four regular-season games and the postseason because of a fractured right fibula and ligament damage suffered when he and teammate Pero Antic were arrested early Wednesday in New York. The Hawks confirmed Sefolosha’s injury Thursday ...