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Hawks survive Westbrook's 46 to beat Thunder

Dec 20, 2016

Hawks survive Westbrook's 46 to beat Thunder

Paul Millsap took advantage of a chance to show off his rare versatility. Atlanta’s 203-cm forward shifted to center because Dwight Howard was out and scored a season-high 30 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 12.7 seconds left. He helped the Hawks overcome Russell ...

Beal goes off to help Wizards put away Clippers

Dec 19, 2016

Beal goes off to help Wizards put away Clippers

Bradley Beal fell a point short of his career high Sunday. He’ll have to settle for making a fan out of Chris Paul. Beal scored 41 points — including 18 during the third quarter — in the Washington Wizards’ 117-110 victory over the Los ...

| Dec 6, 2016

Ex-referee Vanak helped improve job with courage

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John Vanak was a quiet revolutionary. The humble, simple man from his beloved Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, about 145 km northwest of Philadelphia, was one of the four men who defied the National Basketball Association and, effectively, created modern refereeing in the NBA. Vanak, a 30-year ...

Warriors hold off Hawks, win 12th straight

Nov 29, 2016

Warriors hold off Hawks, win 12th straight

Runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in two straight seasons, Draymond Green desperately wants to prove how good Golden State can be on that end of the floor. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can have all the scoring glory. Green takes ...

Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Nov 24, 2016

Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Kevin Love didn’t think anything unusual was going on Wednesday night. The scoreboard told a different story. Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 137-125. Love fell three points shy ...

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 ...

Spurs play spoiler as Kings unveil new downtown arena

Oct 28, 2016

Spurs play spoiler as Kings unveil new downtown arena

Kawhi Leonard ripped the ball away from Ben McLemore and drove the other way for a three-point play. Then the next time down the court, Leonard grabbed it away from McLemore and scored on the other end. Those two plays turned the momentum San ...

DeRozan drops 40 on Pistons in opener

Oct 27, 2016

DeRozan drops 40 on Pistons in opener

DeMar DeRozan had clearly been itching for the start of the regular season. Like so many other veterans, he had to grind his way through exhibition games in training camp, gradually moving from 11 points in his first preseason game, to 15, to 20 ...