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Thompson powers Warriors

Jan 6, 2016

Thompson powers Warriors

After Stephen Curry came up limping from another blow to his sore left leg, Golden State coach Luke Walton thought the reigning MVP should take the rest of the night off while the Warriors wrapped up another blowout win. Walton also knows Steph wouldn’t ...

Spurs pound Bucks by 25 in road victory

Jan 5, 2016

Spurs pound Bucks by 25 in road victory

The veteran San Antonio Spurs got a big night from rookie Jonathon Simmons. The reserve swingman had a career-high 18 points, Kawhi Leonard scored 10 of his 24 in the decisive third quarter and the Spurs beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-98 on Monday night ...

Jan 5, 2016

76ers sign veteran Brand for second time

His career seemingly over, Elton Brand believed his only veteran leadership would come at home with his kids. The Philadelphia 76ers had other ideas. With a youthful roster sorely in need of mentoring, the Sixers signed the free-agent forward on Monday with the hope ...

Jan 4, 2016

Nets' Jack tears ACL, done for season

Brooklyn Nets point guard Jarrett Jack has a torn ACL in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. Jack was hurt Saturday in a victory at Boston and the Nets said Sunday he also has a small medial meniscus tear. ...

Butler eclipses Jordan's mark during victory over Raptors

Jan 4, 2016

Butler eclipses Jordan's mark during victory over Raptors

For one half, Jimmy Butler was better than Michael Jordan. That’s all it was, Butler said. One half. Still, it was an amazing run. Butler broke the Hall of Famer’s team record for points in a half, scoring 40 of his 42 after the ...

Kings hammer Suns

Jan 3, 2016

Kings hammer Suns

Sacramento Kings coach George Karl shrugged off his milestone 1,155th victory Saturday, preferring to focus on his team’s current plight rather than tying Phil Jackson for the fifth-most career victories in NBA history. DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and nine rebounds to help give ...

Jan 2, 2016

Soma sparks Osaka in rout of Niigata

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The Osaka Evessa didn’t shy away from feeding the ball to Takuya Soma on the perimeter on Saturday. Smart move. The 24-year-old swingman sank 9 of 16 3-pointers and scored a game-high 29 points, leading the Evessa to an 85-64 victory over the Niigata ...

Whiteside ignites Heat

Jan 2, 2016

Whiteside ignites Heat

With 17 games to play in 31 days and two brutal road trips awaiting, the Miami Heat know January will be far from easy. At least it’s off to a flying start. Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 19 rebounds, Gerald Green added 19 ...