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Bradley lifts Celtics with last-second 3

Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off the improbable. Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to give Boston a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, the ...

Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Feb 5, 2016

Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Kyle Lowry credited backcourt teammate DeMar DeRozan for Toronto’s latest win. Lowry had 30 points, DeRozan added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped Portland’s five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. “DeMar was aggressive and stayed aggressive ...

Feb 4, 2016

Jayson Williams charged with drunken driving

Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams, who served more than a year in prison for the 2002 accidental shooting death of a limo driver, has been charged with drunken driving after he crashed his vehicle in upstate New York. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office tells ...

Curry drops 51 on Wizards

Feb 4, 2016

Curry drops 51 on Wizards

Following one of his worst offensive games this season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry stopped thinking about basketball and recalibrated his mind. It worked out just fine. Curry was all systems go Wednesday night as he made 11 3-pointers and scored 51 points to ...

Lakers snap 10-game losing streak

Feb 3, 2016

Lakers snap 10-game losing streak

Kobe Bryant has lifted the Los Angeles Lakers onto his shoulders countless times over the past two decades, and he rarely flinches under the weight. Even during a demoralizing losing streak in his farewell season, the 37-year-old superstar summoned his skills to carry the ...

Hoop sage Bach lived incredible life

| Feb 2, 2016

Hoop sage Bach lived incredible life

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You probably don’t know Johnny Bach. You’ve seen him, the ruddy-faced guy with the stern demeanor sitting on the bench of the champion Chicago Bulls next to Phil Jackson in the 1990s, steely grey eyes fixed on the defensive play, his “Doberman defense” as ...

Feb 2, 2016

Lowly Suns dump Hornacek

The Phoenix Suns, mired in one of the worst stretches in their history, have fired coach Jeff Hornacek and promoted Earl Watson to interim coach. Watson was selected after interviews were conducted Monday with all three Suns assistants. Watson was an NBA point guard ...

Denver halts Toronto's 11-game surge

Feb 2, 2016

Denver halts Toronto's 11-game surge

The Toronto Raptors were ready for Danilo Gallinari. They didn’t have an answer for Nikola Jokic. The rookie center had 27 points and 14 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets ended Toronto’s 11-game winning streak with a 112-93 victory over the Raptors on Monday. Jokic’s ...

Warriors need late heroics from Barnes to put away Sixers

Jan 31, 2016

Warriors need late heroics from Barnes to put away Sixers

This was a game even the Warriors felt they should have lost. Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining and Golden State escaped with a 108-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Klay Thompson had 32 points and Stephen Curry scored ...

Thunder storm past Rockets

Jan 30, 2016

Thunder storm past Rockets

Russell Westbrook once again did a little bit of everything for the Thunder. He finished Friday night with 26 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds, his sixth triple-double of the season, the third in his past nine games and the 25th of the Oklahoma ...

Raptors reel off 10th straight

Jan 29, 2016

Raptors reel off 10th straight

The 10-game winning streak the Toronto Raptors are on now is all part of the process coach Dwane Casey put in place five years ago. “He told us to stick to everything he’s showing us and teaching us from the beginning,” DeMar DeRozan said. ...

Spurs rip Rockets for 34th consecutive home victory

Jan 28, 2016

Spurs rip Rockets for 34th consecutive home victory

The San Antonio Spurs were an angry team looking to take out some frustration and they did so swiftly. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Spurs rebounded from their worst loss in three years to bash the Houston Rockets 130-99 ...

LeBron rejects 'coach killer' tag

Jan 28, 2016

LeBron rejects 'coach killer' tag

LeBron James disdains the notion he’s a coach killer. Widely criticized in basketball circles for a perception that he pushed for Cleveland’s front office to fire David Blatt last week, James said the criticism that he undercuts coaches is unfair. “But what can I ...