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Cavaliers stage fourth-quarter rally against Raptors

Dec 10, 2014

Cavaliers stage fourth-quarter rally against Raptors

LeBron James acknowledged that it didn’t look good for the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. As usual when his team is in trouble, he did something about it. James scored 35 points, making the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 48 seconds remaining, and Cleveland rallied to beat ...

Warriors pound T-Wolves for 13th straight win

Dec 9, 2014

Warriors pound T-Wolves for 13th straight win

Stephen Curry overcame an off night from long range to score 21 points and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors extended their franchise-record winning streak to 13 games by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-86 on Monday. “I’m proud this meant something to us,” ...

Red-hot Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers

Dec 8, 2014

Red-hot Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers

Anthony Davis is just scratching the surface, and New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams is itching to see how much more the third-year forward can accomplish this season. Davis scored eight of his 23 points in the final 6 minutes of the fourth quarter, ...

Cavs cruise past Raptors

Dec 6, 2014

Cavs cruise past Raptors

Less than two weeks ago, the Raptors went into Cleveland and rallied from an early 18-point deficit to win 110-93, causing LeBron James to call the Cavaliers “a very fragile team.” It hasn’t taken long for Cleveland to toughen up. James had 24 points ...

Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Pelicans for 11th straight win

Dec 5, 2014

Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Pelicans for 11th straight win

The Golden State Warriors built the top record in the NBA on the strength of their offense, one of the league’s best. They kept it going behind another strong defensive display. Stephen Curry had 19 points and a season-high 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored ...

76ers snap 17-game slide

Dec 4, 2014

76ers snap 17-game slide

The Philadelphia 76ers were 16 seconds into their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Henry Sims was stepping to the free throw line when referee Zach Zarba blew his whistle and stopped the game. Turns out the Sixers were going in the wrong direction, ...

Pelicans spoil Durant's return

Dec 3, 2014

Pelicans spoil Durant's return

Kevin Durant didn’t look rusty when he drove past Anthony Davis for a two-handed dunk, or when he fired off any of his three 3-pointers. The 27 points scored by the reigning NBA MVP in his comeback from a foot injury just wasn’t enough ...

Spurs hand hapless 76ers 17th straight loss to start season

Dec 2, 2014

Spurs hand hapless 76ers 17th straight loss to start season

The Spurs didn’t have Tim Duncan or Tony Parker, and it gave Kawhi Leonard a chance to shine. Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers ...

Kobe's triple-double leads Lakers past Raptors in OT

Dec 1, 2014

Kobe's triple-double leads Lakers past Raptors in OT

Kobe Bryant wanted this one badly, especially after missing a clutch free throw in the final minute of regulation. And by the time the Los Angeles Lakers had beaten the Toronto Raptors, the 19-year veteran had his 20th career triple-double. Bryant had 31 points, ...

Mavericks sink Sixers

Nov 30, 2014

Mavericks sink Sixers

After setting a franchise record for losses to start the season, the 76ers continued to focus on long-term goals. Tyson Chandler had 20 points and 13 rebounds to help the Dallas Mavericks beat Philadelphia 110-103 on Saturday night, sending the 76ers to a 16th ...

Westbrook shines in return

Nov 29, 2014

Westbrook shines in return

The crowd roared when Russell Westbrook was introduced, and he gave Thunder fans what they had been anticipating for a month. Oklahoma City’s point guard scored 32 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, and the Thunder rolled past the ...