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Morris' big night for Suns eclipses LeBron's return

Jan 14, 2015

Morris' big night for Suns eclipses LeBron's return

LeBron James rejoined the Cavaliers and brought a lot of excitement with him. Just not quite enough for a Cleveland victory. James scored 33 points in his return from a two-week layoff but couldn’t prevent the Cavaliers from suffering their sixth straight loss, 107-100 ...

Garnett head-butts Howard, gets ejected

Jan 13, 2015

Garnett head-butts Howard, gets ejected

Dwight Howard’s face might have been stinging from Kevin Garnett ramming his head into it, and now his ears were ringing as fans directed loud boos toward him. Howard wasn’t tempted to silence them by demanding the ball at the expense of Houston’s offense. ...

Streaking Hawks blow out Wizards

Jan 12, 2015

Streaking Hawks blow out Wizards

The streaking Atlanta Hawks made it look easy against the Washington Wizards. “At this point, I don’t think we’ve played a better game,” guard Kyle Korver said. “We had that 6-minute stretch in the second quarter, but otherwise that’s about as good as we’ve ...

Gasol torches Bucks for 46

Jan 11, 2015

Gasol torches Bucks for 46

The Chicago Bulls went right inside to Pau Gasol on their first possession, and just kept feeding the big man. There was no reason to go anywhere else. Gasol had a career-high 46 points to go along with 18 rebounds, and the Bulls bounced ...

Wall gets win over Rose

Jan 10, 2015

Wall gets win over Rose

First, Chris Paul. Then Derrick Rose. John Wall has erased a pair of major o-fers against two of the top point guards in the NBA. Wall beat Rose head-to-head for the first time Friday night, getting 16 points and 12 assists in a 102-86 ...

Jan 10, 2015

Wizards forward honors victims

Washington Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin wore a black T-shirt bearing the phrase “Je Suis Charlie” before Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls. “Je Suis Charlie” — “I Am Charlie” in English — has become a worldwide slogan to show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, ...

Hornets notch fourth straight win

Jan 9, 2015

Hornets notch fourth straight win

Kemba Walker made the big shot for the Charlotte Hornets — again. A night after hitting his third winning shot of the season, Walker scored 29 points to help the Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 103-95 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. ...

Thompson drops 40 on Indy

Jan 8, 2015

Thompson drops 40 on Indy

Most wins have come easy for the Golden State Warriors. The latest victory did not. And that’s why coach Steve Kerr called it one of his favorites this season. Klay Thompson scored 27 of his 40 points in the second half, and the Warriors ...

Streaking Pistons beat defending champions

Jan 7, 2015

Streaking Pistons beat defending champions

The San Antonio Spurs kept giving the Detroit Pistons hope and Brandon Jennings made the most of one last chance. The Pistons guard took a bad inbounds pass by Tim Duncan and drove the length of the court in the final seven seconds, weaving ...

Hawks soar past Clippers

Jan 6, 2015

Hawks soar past Clippers

The Atlanta Hawks just keep rolling on the road. They pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-98 Monday night and earn their seventh straight road victory for the first time in 21 years. They have been doing it ...

Jan 6, 2015

Cavs, Thunder, Knicks swap players

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks completed a three-team trade involving six players on Monday, with the injury-hit Cavs (19-16) acquiring guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith from the Knicks. Cleveland announced it had also received a protected 2015 first-round ...