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Curry, Durant fire Warriors past short-handed Blazers

Jan 5, 2017

Curry, Durant fire Warriors past short-handed Blazers

Stephen Curry marvels at Kevin Durant’s efficiency: 30 points on 16 shots in his latest outing. KD finds plenty of things in the MVP’s game to praise, too. And when these two get clicking together, the Golden State Warriors are oh so good. It ...

Thomas gets teammates involved in victory over Jazz

Jan 4, 2017

Thomas gets teammates involved in victory over Jazz

Isaiah Thomas keeps setting personal bests, and the Boston Celtics keep winning games. Thomas had 29 points and a career-high 15 assists for Boston, which made 17 3-pointers for the second straight game while defeating the Utah Jazz 115-104 on Tuesday night. Thomas was ...

Karl up to old tricks with new book

| Jan 3, 2017

Karl up to old tricks with new book

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Many who know George Karl will tell you there’s a good side, welcoming, generous, warm and funny, though George works very hard to hide it. And so it is again these days with his second memoir, his new book, “Furious George,” that has produced ...

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Jan 3, 2017

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Following a year of inconsistency and disappointment, the Chicago Bulls entered 2017 with plenty of resolutions. There’s one thing, however, they are hoping remains the same — the production of Jimmy Butler. Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying Chicago in a ...

Coach K takes leave of absence to undergo lower back surgery

Jan 3, 2017

Coach K takes leave of absence to undergo lower back surgery

Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is stepping away from the team to have lower back surgery. The school announced Monday that the procedure is scheduled for Friday, with an anticipated recovery time of four weeks. Krzyzewski will coach Wednesday night’s game against ...

Baranski stays cool as Alvark sweep past Albirex

Jan 2, 2017

Baranski stays cool as Alvark sweep past Albirex

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Like every job, there is work-related pressure in basketball. How a team copes with the biggest pressure-packed moments is often the difference between winning and losing. Alvark Tokyo forward Zack Baranski handled that pressure with flying colors on Monday afternoon. In the pivotal third ...

Hawks snap long run of futility against Spurs

Jan 2, 2017

Hawks snap long run of futility against Spurs

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer finally has his first win over Gregg Popovich, his longtime former boss in San Antonio. It took career and season-high point totals from Tim Hardaway Jr. and Paul Millsap, respectively, to make it happen. Hardaway matched his career high with ...

Cavaliers fend off late rally by Celtics

Dec 30, 2016

Cavaliers fend off late rally by Celtics

LeBron James accepted “Happy Birthday” wishes as he walked out of Cleveland’s locker room. He was in no mood to party after his final game as a 31-year-old. “I was horrible,” he said. Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and made two critical layups before ...