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Hawks equal franchise wins record

Apr 5, 2015

Hawks equal franchise wins record

The Hawks looked playoff-ready while building a big first-half lead over a Brooklyn team which had won six straight. Then Paul Millsap, Atlanta’s leading scorer and rebounder, left the court with a pained expression on his face as he held his right shoulder, tarnishing ...

Kentucky's perfect season ends with loss to Wisconsin

Apr 5, 2015

Kentucky's perfect season ends with loss to Wisconsin

Nobody ever said they were perfect. Now, the Kentucky Wildcats aren’t undefeated, either. The hard-nosed Wisconsin Badgers did what nobody else could this season: They knocked off the Wildcats 71-64 on Saturday night behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from birthday boy Frank Kaminsky ...

Hamamatsu torches Nara from 3-point range

Apr 4, 2015

Hamamatsu torches Nara from 3-point range

by Ed Odeven

The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix found their comfort zone from beyond the 3-point arc on Saturday. The Bambitious Nara only found frustration from the same spot at the opposite end of the court. The Phoenix drained 13 of 28 3-pointers and held the visitors to ...

Apr 4, 2015

Kaminsky named AP Player of Year

Frank Kaminsky, the 213-cm big man who anchored Wisconsin’s run to a second straight Final Four, is the runaway choice as The Associated Press’ Player of the Year, it was announced on Friday. Kaminsky averaged 18.7 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 54.9 percent ...

Spurs claim 6th straight

Apr 4, 2015

Spurs claim 6th straight

Denver Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt compared San Antonio’s dominant start to a first-round knockout. However, the Spurs may have also taken a big blow early. Danny Green scored 21 points, including 6-for-6 shooting on 3-pointers, and the Spurs cruised to a 123-93 victory over ...

Apr 4, 2015

Texas names Smart coach

Shaka Smart finally received an offer he couldn’t resist. Smart was introduced as the new basketball coach at Texas on Friday, leaving Virginia Commonwealth for the Longhorns after turning down several suitors, including UCLA, since taking VCU to the NCAA Final Four in 2011. ...

Apr 3, 2015

Ryukyu whips West rival Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

Kibwe Trim notched a double-double and five teammates scored in double figures as the Ryukyu Golden Kings steamrolled the host Rizing Fukuoka 108-79 in their bj-league series opener on Friday. Reigning champion Ryukyu (38-9 overall, 18-5 on the road) led 60-45 at halftime, then ...

Warriors win 11th straight on last-second shot by Barnes

Apr 3, 2015

Warriors win 11th straight on last-second shot by Barnes

Harrison Barnes made two huge defensive mistakes in the final minute. He redeemed himself and the Golden State Warriors with one big shot. That’s just how things have gone for Golden State this season. Barnes hit a running shot in the lane with less ...

Apr 3, 2015

Takahashi named Kyoto assistant

Tetsuya Takahashi has joined Kyoto Hannaryz bench boss Honoo Hamaguchi’s staff as an assistant coach, the bj-league team announced on Friday. Takahashi, who turns 30 on Aug. 1, served as the Osaka Kyoiku University men’s basketball head coach from April 2008 to last month. ...

Apr 2, 2015

Hiroshima Lightning approved as 2015-16 expansion team

by Ed Odeven

The Hiroshima Lightning will replace the Astrais Nagasaki as a new team entering the bj-league for the 2015-16 campaign, it was announced on Wednesday. Last week, Nagasaki Sports Town Management Co. Ltd.’s application to withdraw its entry for the upcoming season was approved by ...

Harden drops 51 on Kings

Apr 2, 2015

Harden drops 51 on Kings

James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players in Houston Rockets history in the process. He had a career-high 51 points, and the Rockets squandered a huge early lead but ...