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Magic in charge in LA; Buss, Kupchak ousted

With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. And she removed her own brother from his job to do it. Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and ...

Pacers' Robinson III soars to dunk crown

Feb 19, 2017

Pacers' Robinson III soars to dunk crown

Glenn Robinson III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse ...

Feb 18, 2017

Oakley joins new 3-on-3 league as player-coach

Charles Oakley, the former NBA star arrested and ejected from Madison Square Garden last week, was named Friday as a player-coach in a new 3-on-3 basketball league debuting in June. Retired New York Knicks legend Oakley will join former NBA stars Chauncey Billups and ...

Feb 18, 2017

Gasol selected for NBPA post

Pau Gasol is the newest member of the National Basketball Players Association’s executive committee. The six-time All-Star from Spain was elected on Friday, and starts his three-year term immediately. The San Antonio Spurs big man replaces Steve Blake, who also had a three-year term ...

Butler carries Bulls to victory over Celtics

Feb 17, 2017

Butler carries Bulls to victory over Celtics

Jimmy Butler and Isaiah Thomas should have plenty to talk about when they see each other in New Orleans this weekend. Butler made two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, sending the Chicago Bulls to a 104-103 victory over Thomas and the Boston Celtics ...

Westbrook bags yet another triple-double

Feb 16, 2017

Westbrook bags yet another triple-double

Russell Westbrook closed out the first half in familiar fashion — with a triple-double and a win. Westbrook scored 38 points and posted his 27th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 116-105 on Wednesday night. ...

Feb 16, 2017

Anthony replaces Love in All-Star Game

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks is an All-Star again. The NBA announced Wednesday night that Anthony has been picked to replace Cleveland forward Kevin Love on the Eastern Conference roster for the All-Star Game in New Orleans. It’s the 10th All-Star selection ...

LeBron leads Love-less Cavs to win

Feb 15, 2017

LeBron leads Love-less Cavs to win

LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love’s knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court. He spent the night backing that up against an ...

Feb 14, 2017

Jordan, Silver try to held end Knicks feud

Michael Jordan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver are helping repair the relationship between Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan. Oakley and Dolan met with Silver on Monday at NBA headquarters, with Jordan participating by phone, the league said in a statement. ...

Spurs extend historic run to 20 seasons

Feb 14, 2017

Spurs extend historic run to 20 seasons

Kawhi Leonard kept the faith Monday night. Eventually, LaMarcus Aldridge came through, too. Together, the new faces of the Spurs produced a familiar result — a 110-06 victory at Indiana for another milestone moment. With their 42nd victory, the Spurs extended their streak of ...

Knicks stun Spurs in last game of tumultuous homestand

Feb 13, 2017

Knicks stun Spurs in last game of tumultuous homestand

Latrell Sprewell was back in the building and so were many other former Knicks. Then the current team pulled out a defensive performance from its past. Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and New York salvaged the finale of a tumultuous five-game homestand by beating ...

Durant leads Warriors to victory in return to Oklahoma City

Feb 12, 2017

Durant leads Warriors to victory in return to Oklahoma City

After a roller-coaster of emotions surrounding his return to Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant was glad to come out with a win and move on. Durant scored 34 points while being booed throughout the night, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Thunder 130-114 in ...