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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 ...

Durant steals show in win at MSG

Jan 27, 2016

Durant steals show in win at MSG

Kevin Durant heard all about Golden State and San Antonio the last few days, and isn’t bothered the NBA’s best have been hogging all the headlines. “We just try to worry about us and what we could do every single day to get better,” ...

Griffin sidelined after breaking hand in fight with friend

Jan 27, 2016

Griffin sidelined after breaking hand in fight with friend

Blake Griffin is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken shooting hand after punching a Los Angeles Clippers staff member during a road trip. The star forward underwent a procedure and was treated by an orthopedic surgeon after returning early to ...

Warriors maul sloppy Spurs

Jan 26, 2016

Warriors maul sloppy Spurs

Stephen Curry and the dominant Warriors aren’t just beating teams anymore, they’re throwing staggering knockout punches against the NBA’s best — make that second-best. In a span of eight days, Golden State has 30-point wins over Cleveland, Chicago and San Antonio. Curry scored 37 ...

Cavaliers lose in Lue's first game as coach

Jan 24, 2016

Cavaliers lose in Lue's first game as coach

They changed coaches. Everything else about the Cavaliers looked the same. And as if they don’t have enough problems, new coach Tyronn Lue said they’re out of shape. Lue didn’t make much of a difference in his coaching debut for Cleveland, as Pau Gasol ...

Warriors defeat Pacers as Kerr returns to bench

Jan 23, 2016

Warriors defeat Pacers as Kerr returns to bench

Steve Kerr had butterflies Friday night for his long-awaited season debut coaching the defending NBA champions. Then, he got right back to winning. Golden State’s second-year coach knocked down a half-court shot in Cleveland earlier this week that pointed to him returning to full ...

Cavs fire Blatt in shocking move

Jan 23, 2016

Cavs fire Blatt in shocking move

Even after wins, and there were a bunch of them, the Cavaliers didn’t celebrate. Everything was too easy for them, way too easy. Loaded with talent, they’re lacking chemistry and cohesion. A championship roster without championship heart. David Blatt took the fall. The second-year ...

Jan 22, 2016

Bucks' Kidd to resume coaching next week

The Milwaukee Bucks say Jason Kidd is expected to resume his coaching duties next week. Kidd has been recovering from right hip surgery on Dec. 21. He has missed the last 15 games. The Bucks announced Thursday that Kidd will be back on the ...

Jan 22, 2016

George sentenced to nine years in prison for running Ponzi scheme

Former NBA player and University of Connecticut star Tate George was sentenced in a New Jersey federal court Thursday to nine years in prison for running a real estate Ponzi scheme. A federal judge in Trenton also ordered George to pay $2.5 million in ...