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Hornets notch fourth straight win

Jan 9, 2015

Hornets notch fourth straight win

Kemba Walker made the big shot for the Charlotte Hornets — again. A night after hitting his third winning shot of the season, Walker scored 29 points to help the Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 103-95 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. ...

Jan 9, 2015

Bridgeman, Hill to bid on Hawks

Former NBA players Junior Bridgeman and Grant Hill are leading a group that will bid on the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. They’ve hired New York-based advisory firm Galatioto Sports Partners to explore a purchase, said the ...

Jan 9, 2015

Ex-Apache C Swift arrested for robbery

Former Tokyo Apache and NBA big man Robert Swift’s legal troubles are growing. He was arrested on suspicion of robbing a home in Snohomish County, Washington, on Tuesday, according to published reports. The 216-cm Swift, who has confessed he’s addicted to heroin, and another ...

Jan 8, 2015

Shimane signs forward Witherspoon

by Ed Odeven

Forward Wesley Witherspoon, who saw action in three preseason games for the San Antonio Spurs in 2012 as an undrafted rookie, has joined the Shimane Susanoo Magic, the bj-league club announced on Wednesday. The 206-cm Witherspoon fills a roster spot vacated by power forward ...

Thompson drops 40 on Indy

Jan 8, 2015

Thompson drops 40 on Indy

Most wins have come easy for the Golden State Warriors. The latest victory did not. And that’s why coach Steve Kerr called it one of his favorites this season. Klay Thompson scored 27 of his 40 points in the second half, and the Warriors ...

Financial woes force Trians to quit NBL

Jan 7, 2015

Financial woes force Trians to quit NBL

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Wakayama Trians finished runnerup last year in the NBL, but they were able to enjoy that success for only a short time. The club announced Wednesday that it will not complete the remainder of the current season due to severe financial woes and ...

Streaking Pistons beat defending champions

Jan 7, 2015

Streaking Pistons beat defending champions

The San Antonio Spurs kept giving the Detroit Pistons hope and Brandon Jennings made the most of one last chance. The Pistons guard took a bad inbounds pass by Tim Duncan and drove the length of the court in the final seven seconds, weaving ...

Hawks soar past Clippers

Jan 6, 2015

Hawks soar past Clippers

The Atlanta Hawks just keep rolling on the road. They pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-98 Monday night and earn their seventh straight road victory for the first time in 21 years. They have been doing it ...

Jan 6, 2015

Cavs, Thunder, Knicks swap players

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks completed a three-team trade involving six players on Monday, with the injury-hit Cavs (19-16) acquiring guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith from the Knicks. Cleveland announced it had also received a protected 2015 first-round ...

Sports personality Scott dies at 49

Jan 5, 2015

Sports personality Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49. Scott had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, the cable TV sports network said, but remained dedicated to his craft even as ...

Heat break out of funk with victory over Nets

Jan 5, 2015

Heat break out of funk with victory over Nets

When Hassan Whiteside came to the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade was under the impression that the center was a rookie. His NBA debut was actually in 2010. His coming-out party, however, seems to be happening now — and for the struggling Heat, it might ...