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Davis drops in 40 as Pelicans rout Knicks

Jan 10, 2017

Davis drops in 40 as Pelicans rout Knicks

Anthony Davis dominated the Knicks until they finally knocked him out of the game with a hard foul. New York was more concerned with Derrick Rose than Davis. Davis had 40 points and 18 rebounds before leaving with a left hip injury in the ...

Harden's big night carries Rockets

Jan 9, 2017

Harden's big night carries Rockets

James Harden had his 10th triple-double of the season to help the Houston Rockets run their winning streak to eight games. He still sees a lot of room for improvement. “One hundred percent,” Harden said after finishing with 40 points, 11 assists and 10 ...

Cavs trade for sharpshooter Korver

Jan 8, 2017

Cavs trade for sharpshooter Korver

The defending NBA champions just got a whole lot tougher to stop. Two days after agreeing to the deal, the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a trade with Atlanta for Kyle Korver, one of the league’s best 3-point shooters, who will be able to spot up ...

Jan 7, 2017

Hawks GM says sorry for remark

Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox has apologized for making a joke a fan believed was racially insensitive. Wilcox insisted he was only trying to make fun of himself and his family. Wilcox, who is white, made a reference to his mixed-race marriage and ...

Knicks rally past Bucks in fourth

Jan 7, 2017

Knicks rally past Bucks in fourth

Two nights after losing to the Bucks on a last-second shot at home, the New York Knicks rallied late in the rematch and stunned Milwaukee. Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 10 assists, including a clutch 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, and the Knicks ...

Westbrook's 49 not enough as Thunder fall

Jan 6, 2017

Westbrook's 49 not enough as Thunder fall

The Houston Rockets weren’t happy to have squandered an 18-point lead, leaving them tied with Oklahoma City with just seconds left on Thursday night. But they were proud of the plays they made at the end of the game to hang on for the ...

Jan 5, 2017

Heat forward Winslow to undergo shoulder surgery

Justise Winslow of the Miami Heat will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder Thursday, and the team expects that he will miss the remainder of the season. Winslow was hurt on the final play of Miami’s loss in Boston ...

Curry, Durant fire Warriors past short-handed Blazers

Jan 5, 2017

Curry, Durant fire Warriors past short-handed Blazers

Stephen Curry marvels at Kevin Durant’s efficiency: 30 points on 16 shots in his latest outing. KD finds plenty of things in the MVP’s game to praise, too. And when these two get clicking together, the Golden State Warriors are oh so good. It ...

Thomas gets teammates involved in victory over Jazz

Jan 4, 2017

Thomas gets teammates involved in victory over Jazz

Isaiah Thomas keeps setting personal bests, and the Boston Celtics keep winning games. Thomas had 29 points and a career-high 15 assists for Boston, which made 17 3-pointers for the second straight game while defeating the Utah Jazz 115-104 on Tuesday night. Thomas was ...

Karl up to old tricks with new book

| Jan 3, 2017

Karl up to old tricks with new book

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Many who know George Karl will tell you there’s a good side, welcoming, generous, warm and funny, though George works very hard to hide it. And so it is again these days with his second memoir, his new book, “Furious George,” that has produced ...

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Jan 3, 2017

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Following a year of inconsistency and disappointment, the Chicago Bulls entered 2017 with plenty of resolutions. There’s one thing, however, they are hoping remains the same — the production of Jimmy Butler. Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying Chicago in a ...

Hawks snap long run of futility against Spurs

Jan 2, 2017

Hawks snap long run of futility against Spurs

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer finally has his first win over Gregg Popovich, his longtime former boss in San Antonio. It took career and season-high point totals from Tim Hardaway Jr. and Paul Millsap, respectively, to make it happen. Hardaway matched his career high with ...