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Durant possibly out for rest of year

Mar 21, 2015

Durant possibly out for rest of year

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant is unlikely to return to playing this season, dealing a major blow to Oklahoma City’s playoff hopes. Thunder’s general manager Sam Presti said Friday that Durant still has pain in his right foot, well after he was expected to ...

Harden nets career-high 50 in win over Nuggets

Mar 20, 2015

Harden nets career-high 50 in win over Nuggets

Even the biggest stars of the Houston Rockets’ past couldn’t outshine James Harden on Thursday night. Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on a night when the team celebrated ...

Warriors blow away Hawks

Mar 19, 2015

Warriors blow away Hawks

The Golden State Warriors whipped perfect passes through the lane that led to pretty shots and plenty of high-flying dunks. Once unselfish Golden State got it going on both ends, the Hawks had a hard time keeping up in a matchup of the NBA’s ...

Lowly Knicks surprise Spurs in OT

Mar 18, 2015

Lowly Knicks surprise Spurs in OT

The poor passing and sloppy shooting in overtime hurt, though the effort was more disappointing than the execution to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. “We didn’t respect the game,” he said. “We didn’t respect our opponent. It was a pathetic performance, and I hope every ...

Wall drives Wizards past Blazers, to fourth straight victory

Mar 17, 2015

Wall drives Wizards past Blazers, to fourth straight victory

There was less than a minute left on the clock, the Washington Wizards appeared set to hold on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers after letting a 25-point lead dwindle to three, and yet there went John Wall, launching himself into the stands, tumbling ...

Rockets sink Clips on road

Mar 16, 2015

Rockets sink Clips on road

James Harden and the Houston Rockets got back on track after a pair of frustrating road losses, overcoming Blake Griffin’s return for the Los Angeles Clippers. Harden scored 34 points, Terrence Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Rockets beat Los Angeles ...

Curry leads Warriors in rout of lowly Knicks

Mar 15, 2015

Curry leads Warriors in rout of lowly Knicks

Birthday boy Stephen Curry received a postgame locker room visit from Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who gifted Golden State’s All-Star point guard from Charlotte with a football jersey sporting his No. 30. What a way to celebrate turning 27. He had a snazzy ...

Westbrook nets triple-double again in win

Mar 14, 2015

Westbrook nets triple-double again in win

After yet another triple-double, Russell Westbrook was nitpicking. The electric point guard collected his sixth triple-double in eight games and scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder pull away for a 113-99 victory over the Minnesota ...

Mar 13, 2015

Irving's 57 fires Cavs by Spurs

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving left his superstar teammate LeBron James in awe. His spectacular play overwhelmed the San Antonio Spurs. The guard collected a career-high and NBA season-high 57 points and his fadeaway 3 sent the emotional game into overtime where Cleveland rallied ...

CP3 fuels win over Thunder

Mar 12, 2015

CP3 fuels win over Thunder

The superstar point guard trying to lead a team without its high-scoring forward had his way Wednesday night. Only this time, it wasn’t Russell Westbrook. It was Chris Paul. Paul had 33 points and nine assists, J.J. Redick added 25 points and the Los ...

LeBron helps Cavs rout Mavericks

Mar 11, 2015

LeBron helps Cavs rout Mavericks

Even without his trademark headband, LeBron James was easy to recognize. He was still wearing the No. 23 jersey and dominating with his play. James had 27 points and took over sole possession of the Cavaliers’ career assists record as Cleveland beat the Dallas ...