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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 ...

Nov 15, 2016

Retired Gen. Dempsey selected as USA Basketball chairman

Retired Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been elected chairman of USA Basketball. Dempsey replaces Jerry Colangelo, who held the position for two terms but will focus now on his role as managing director of the ...

Halftime lineup switch pays off for Knicks

Nov 15, 2016

Halftime lineup switch pays off for Knicks

The New York Knicks spent $72 million to make Joakim Noah the anchor of their defense. On Monday, they sat him down and turned around a game. Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 24 points, and the Knicks rolled after a halftime lineup ...

Second unit helps guide Cavs to win over Hornets

Nov 14, 2016

Second unit helps guide Cavs to win over Hornets

LeBron James played with a different supporting cast down the stretch, but the result looked familiar. James, Cleveland’s only starter on the floor in the fourth quarter, scored 11 of his 19 points in the final period and the Cavaliers rallied for a 100-93 ...

Clippers beat Timberwolves for sixth straight win

Nov 13, 2016

Clippers beat Timberwolves for sixth straight win

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers burst into Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau’s postgame press conference, hollering “Can you come on! I’m out here waiting!” to his longtime friend and former assistant. “That’s what happens when you win,” a chuckling Thibodeau said. Rivers would ...

B. League needs more marquee players

| Nov 12, 2016

B. League needs more marquee players

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The B. League is doing a commendable job marketing and promoting itself in its inaugural season. Social media feeds and magazine reports are ever-present aspects of the publicity machine in the early stages of the 2016-17 campaign. What’s more, TV highlights and game coverage ...

Sixers edge Pacers for first win

Nov 12, 2016

Sixers edge Pacers for first win

Joel Embiid wanted the ball down the stretch and the 76ers were happy to give it to him. Embiid scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead Philadelphia to its first victory of the season, 109-105 over the ...

Nov 12, 2016

Watanabe scores 18 in season debut

George Washington junior Yuta Watanabe shined in the school’s season opener, scoring 18 points and grabbing six rebounds in the Colonials’ 75-71 win on Friday night over the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Watanabe sank 10 of 12 free throws and drained 2 of 3 ...