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Clippers beat Timberwolves for sixth straight win

Nov 13, 2016

Clippers beat Timberwolves for sixth straight win

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers burst into Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau’s postgame press conference, hollering “Can you come on! I’m out here waiting!” to his longtime friend and former assistant. “That’s what happens when you win,” a chuckling Thibodeau said. Rivers would ...

Sixers edge Pacers for first win

Nov 12, 2016

Sixers edge Pacers for first win

Joel Embiid wanted the ball down the stretch and the 76ers were happy to give it to him. Embiid scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead Philadelphia to its first victory of the season, 109-105 over the ...

Popovich blasts Trump

Nov 12, 2016

Popovich blasts Trump

Saying he fears for the country’s future, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made his frustrations and anger over Donald Trump’s election very clearly known Friday night. “He is in charge of our country,” Popovich said. “That’s disgusting.” Popovich spoke before his team played ...

Nov 11, 2016

Atlanta area to land D-League team

With two stadiums already under construction and plans for a major arena renovation, the Atlanta metro area is getting yet another new sports facility. The Hawks announced Thursday they are bringing an NBA Development League team to College Park, an inner suburb that is ...

Wade gets warm welcome in return to Miami with Bulls

Nov 11, 2016

Wade gets warm welcome in return to Miami with Bulls

Dwyane Wade has probably been in the arena the Miami Heat call home thousands of times, so he certainly still remembered how to get there on Thursday. Knowing where he was supposed to be, that was an issue. “Opposite side of the building,” Wade ...

Raptors roll past Thunder

Nov 10, 2016

Raptors roll past Thunder

DeMar DeRozan won a shootout with Russell Westbrook, scoring 37 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 112-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. DeRozan, the NBA’s leading scorer with a 34.1 average heading into the game, made 13 of ...

Warriors' Kerr, West speak out against Trump victory

Nov 10, 2016

Warriors' Kerr, West speak out against Trump victory

Golden State Warriors forward David West and coach Steve Kerr are disgusted with the choice of Donald Trump for president. “The guy who got elected, it’s not just the fact he got elected but people voted for him,” West said after shootaround Wednesday. “That’s ...

Hawks send Cavs to first defeat of season

Nov 9, 2016

Hawks send Cavs to first defeat of season

The Cleveland Cavaliers were handed a surprise Tuesday night. Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 28 points and the Atlanta Hawks gave the reigning NBA champions their first loss of the season, 110-106. Cleveland (6-1) cut into two large second-half deficits, but Atlanta converted clutch ...

Warriors' Curry breaks NBA single-game mark with 13 3-pointers

Nov 8, 2016

Warriors' Curry breaks NBA single-game mark with 13 3-pointers

Stephen Curry let it fly from the top of the arc, backpedaled as his record-breaking 3-pointer dropped and then wildly began bobbing his head and shuffling his feet with the swagger of a two-time reigning MVP. Add another remarkable achievement to a long list ...

Oct 29, 2016

Retired Garnett joins Turner Sports

It didn’t take long for Kevin Garnett to find work after retirement. The 15-time All-Star has a multiyear agreement with Turner Sports to join the network’s wildly popular NBA coverage team. Turner said Garnett will serve as a contributor to the coverage, appearing weekly ...