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Curry persists to lead Warriors past Sixers

/ Mar 15, 2017

Curry persists to lead Warriors past Sixers

Even after a series of misses from deep where he makes his money, Stephen Curry kept letting it fly from long range. Then, at last, the ball started falling. Curry scored 29 points on his 29th birthday, Klay Thompson added 28 and the Golden ...

/ Mar 14, 2017

Longtime Knicks analyst Andariese dies

John Andariese, a New York Knicks broadcaster for more than 35 years, died Monday. He was 78. The Knicks confirmed Andariese’s death, but did not provide a cause. A star player at Fordham and member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame, ...

Spurs equal Warriors for top record with win

/ Mar 14, 2017

Spurs equal Warriors for top record with win

Overcoming a season-high 23 turnovers with a strong defensive showing kept the Spurs from getting into real trouble with their coach and the Atlanta Hawks. Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points in his return from a concussion and San Antonio tied Golden State for the ...

Rockets impress with win over Cavs

/ Mar 13, 2017

Rockets impress with win over Cavs

James Harden and the Houston Rockets have shown at times this season that they could be title contenders. Lately, however, they’ve failed to rise to the occasion against the NBA’s elite. That changed on Sunday night when Harden had a triple-double of 38 points, ...

T-Wolves deal Warriors latest loss

/ Mar 11, 2017

T-Wolves deal Warriors latest loss

Stephen Curry got free for a clean look, and a record crowd at Target Center held its collective breath when he let it fly. Like it has so often during a remarkable slump for the game’s best shooter, the ball clanked off the rim ...

/ Mar 11, 2017

Former mayor Kevin Johnson now sports agency executive

Ex-Sacramento mayor and NBA star Kevin Johnson is joining the sports agency Independent Sports and Entertainment. Power agent Dan Fegan has been ousted as part of the shake-up. ISE said Friday that Johnson will serve as vice chairman, addressing the company’s “corporate vision and ...

Westbrook powers Thunder to victory over Spurs

/ Mar 10, 2017

Westbrook powers Thunder to victory over Spurs

Oscar Robertson is the only player ever to have more triple-doubles in a season than Russell Westbrook. Westbrook had his 31st triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-92 on Thursday night. He had 23 points, ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Ex-Trail Blazer Robinson hospitalized

Former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson has been hospitalized in Portland with and undisclosed illness. Robinson’s family issued a statement confirming that the 50-year-old former forward was being treated at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. “He is grateful for the support of family and friends. ...

Celtics outplay Warriors in crunch time

/ Mar 9, 2017

Celtics outplay Warriors in crunch time

The Boston Celtics had their way in Golden State’s typically imposing building again. Last April, it was wrecking the Warriors’ record 54-game home winning streak. This time, they spoiled Golden State’s lone appearance at Oracle Arena in a nearly three-week span. Isaiah Thomas scored ...

/ Mar 8, 2017

Lakers hire Pelinka as new GM

Longtime agent Rob Pelinka was formally named the Los Angeles Lakers’ new general manager on Tuesday. Pelinka got the job shortly after Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, as the club’s top basketball executives last month. The team ...

Nowitzki tops 30,000 points in Mavs victory

/ Mar 8, 2017

Nowitzki tops 30,000 points in Mavs victory

Dirk Nowitzki ducked his head into a mob of teammates, with Dallas owner Mark Cuban clutching the side of his jersey before the Mavericks superstar found coach Rick Carlisle for a hug. The celebration of 30,000 points came a lot faster than most would ...