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Teague carries Pacers to victory in overtime

Nov 21, 2016

Teague carries Pacers to victory in overtime

Indiana coach Nate McMillan wrote an instruction on the white board in the Pacers’ locker room Sunday: “Scrap.” Jeff Teague did just that, scoring eight of his 30 points in overtime, harassing Russell Westbrook defensively all night and lifting the short-handed Pacers to a ...

NeoPhoenix outlast Sunrockers to earn series split

Nov 20, 2016

NeoPhoenix outlast Sunrockers to earn series split

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When a team’s point production decreases for four straight quarters, the odds of pulling out a victory become significantly harder. Exhibit A: The Sunrockers Shibuya produced that story on Sunday — and it didn’t involved a happy ending for coach BT Toews’ squad. Instead, ...

Celtics react fastest to sink Pistons

Nov 20, 2016

Celtics react fastest to sink Pistons

Al Horford got the winning basket, though it was Marcus Smart who made the biggest play. With the game tied at 92, Jae Crowder missed a go-ahead 3-pointer, but Smart came from the corner to tip the ball back at the basket. His shot ...

Fazekas powers Brave Thunders past Albirex

Nov 19, 2016

Fazekas powers Brave Thunders past Albirex

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There’s no secret about the Kawasaki Brave Thunders’ recipe for success. It all starts with Nick Fazekas. The ex-NBA big man delivered a splendid 36-point, 11-rebound performance to guide Kawasaki past the Niigata Albirex BB on Saturday. Fazekas made 13 of 18 shots from ...

Westbrook, Oklahoma City cruise past Brooklyn

Nov 19, 2016

Westbrook, Oklahoma City cruise past Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Nets knew they couldn’t afford to let Russell Westbrook run wild in the paint. It didn’t matter. Westbrook had 30 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Nets ...

Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

Nov 18, 2016

Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

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The Osaka Evessa jumped out to a 12-point lead after the opening quarter and held on for a narrow victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Friday night. The Evessa’s 86-82 win at Sumiyoshi Sports Center in Osaka raised their season record to 8-7 in ...

Rockets pounce on Trail Blazers

Nov 18, 2016

Rockets pounce on Trail Blazers

In the postgame locker room after the Houston Rockets’ 126-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night, James Harden teased teammates, laughed about excess shower water caught in his beard and joked with reporters. It was a stark contrast from the more ...

Pass-happy Warriors sizzle against Raptors

Nov 17, 2016

Pass-happy Warriors sizzle against Raptors

Drake Night or not, the Golden State Warriors pushed aside the Toronto Raptors. Though the Canadian rapper and Toronto Raptors’ global ambassador had never had to witness his hometown team losing on his special night the first three years it had been held, he ...

Nov 17, 2016

Cuban's Mavs avoid Trump hotels

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says the team’s decision not to stay at Donald Trump-branded hotels in New York and Chicago was made before the presidential election. The billionaire technology entrepreneur declined Wednesday to elaborate on the decision, telling The Associated Press it “was ...

Cavs beat Raptors to match best start

Nov 16, 2016

Cavs beat Raptors to match best start

The Cavaliers are far more focused on how they’ll finish. They are not complaining about their start, though. With Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson sitting courtside, LeBron James came up one rebound shy of a triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 24 points to lead ...