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Timberwolves surge past record-chasing Warriors in OT

Apr 6, 2016

Timberwolves surge past record-chasing Warriors in OT

Coach Steve Kerr knows just what his players are going through down the stretch of a potentially record-setting season. Having stumbled to the finish of a 72-win season as a player with the Chicago Bulls two decades ago, Kerr is watching his Golden State ...

Mutombo encourages more Asians to follow Yao's lead

Apr 5, 2016

Mutombo encourages more Asians to follow Yao's lead

Dikembe Mutombo on Tuesday hailed the induction of “best friend” Yao Ming into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and urged more Asians to follow the Chinese star’s lead. Mutombo said more Asian players should leave their comfort zone and take risks just ...

Iverson, Shaq, Yao elected to Hall

Apr 5, 2016

Iverson, Shaq, Yao elected to Hall

Despite being elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, Allen Iverson knows he still won’t be able to shake his infamous rant about practice. “I’m in the Hall of Fame and I can go outside today and go to a restaurant or ...

Spurs get franchise-record 64th win

Apr 3, 2016

Spurs get franchise-record 64th win

The San Antonio Spurs got exactly what they were hoping for against the Toronto Raptors — a scare. Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 33 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 15 rebounds and the Spurs held off the Raptors 102-95 Saturday night for ...

Celtics halt Warriors' record 54-game home winning streak

Apr 2, 2016

Celtics halt Warriors' record 54-game home winning streak

Everybody expected Stephen Curry to make the 3 from way out with the clock winding down, just as he always does. Instead, this time Curry missed a long 3-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors suffered their first ...

LeBron carries Cavaliers in rout of Nets

Apr 1, 2016

LeBron carries Cavaliers in rout of Nets

LeBron James continues to move up the NBA’s career scoring list, but he has more important matters on his mind. James scored 24 points to move into 12th place and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 107-87 on Thursday night. He passed Dominique ...

Curry ignites history-chasing Warriors in overtime

Mar 31, 2016

Curry ignites history-chasing Warriors in overtime

The Warriors’ countdown to become the winningest team in NBA history is down to five. Stephen Curry scored 31 points, including six straight in overtime, and Golden State continued its historic run with a 103-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. The ...

Mar 31, 2016

Clippers' Paul to skip Rio Games

Chris Paul is passing up a shot at Olympic history to take a much-needed summer off. The Los Angeles Clippers star said it was a difficult decision to pull his name from consideration for this summer’s Olympics in Rio, but after spending a decade ...

Warriors move step closer to record

Mar 30, 2016

Warriors move step closer to record

Steve Kerr and his do-everything superstar, Stephen Curry, expected Golden State to build on its championship run of last season. This record, though? No way. And 60 games over .500 at this stage? Yeah, right. Curry knocked down six more 3-pointers to increase his ...

Aldridge leads way as Spurs top Grizzlies

Mar 29, 2016

Aldridge leads way as Spurs top Grizzlies

The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies both were short-handed, but the Spurs still had LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge had 31 points and 13 rebounds, helping the Spurs earn a 101-87 victory on Monday night despite resting stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. ...

Mar 29, 2016

Longtime NBA fixture Boryla dies

Vince Boryla, a former player, coach and general manager in the NBA, died Sunday. He was 89. The death was confirmed by the Denver Nuggets and the University of Denver, where he’s a member of the school’s Hall of Fame. Before the Nuggets’ game ...