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Towns sparks T-Wolves past Trail Blazers

/ Apr 4, 2017

Towns sparks T-Wolves past Trail Blazers

As Karl-Anthony Towns powered through Portland’s smaller frontcourt, the Trail Blazers found out just how much they’re going to miss big man Jusuf Nurkic down the stretch. Towns had 34 points and 12 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped Portland’s six-game winning streak with ...

LeBron outduels George

/ Apr 3, 2017

LeBron outduels George

The playoffs are nearing. The Cavaliers are already feeling the pressure. LeBron James made a big 3-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime and scored 41 points to offset 43 by Indiana’s Paul George, and Cleveland opened its April schedule with an ...

DeRozan lifts Raptors over Pacers

/ Apr 1, 2017

DeRozan lifts Raptors over Pacers

After playing cat and mouse with the Indiana Pacers for much of the first half Friday night, the Toronto Raptors scored 34 points in the third quarter to take full control. With DeMar DeRozan’s 40 points leading the way, they cruised to a 111-100 ...

/ Mar 31, 2017

Veteran guard Stephenson returns to Pacers

The Indiana Pacers are bringing back Lance Stephenson. More than two years after the brash 195-cm guard left in free agency, the Pacers re-signed Stephenson on Thursday — just in time to fill a gaping hole as they try to make a final playoff ...

LeBron passes Shaq for 7th on NBA scoring list

/ Mar 31, 2017

LeBron passes Shaq for 7th on NBA scoring list

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers just might be at their lowest point since the King came home three years ago. Either way, they’ll have to do better than this if they’re going to be crowned again. Nikola Mirotic tied season highs with 28 ...

Superb Harden leads Rockets past Thunder

/ Mar 27, 2017

Superb Harden leads Rockets past Thunder

James Harden was Houston’s fourth-leading scorer on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, it was clear to everyone that he was the key to Houston’s victory. Lou Williams scored 31 points off the bench, Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and ...

/ Mar 21, 2017

Silver weighs in on teams resting starters

NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league’s board of governors Monday, describing the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games as “an extremely significant issue for our league” and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making ...

/ Mar 11, 2017

Former mayor Kevin Johnson now sports agency executive

Ex-Sacramento mayor and NBA star Kevin Johnson is joining the sports agency Independent Sports and Entertainment. Power agent Dan Fegan has been ousted as part of the shake-up. ISE said Friday that Johnson will serve as vice chairman, addressing the company’s “corporate vision and ...

/ Mar 4, 2017

Jeanie Buss drops court request

Jeanie Buss went to court to stop what her attorneys call an attempt by brothers Jim and Johnny Buss to oust her as controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers. The brothers’ lawyers responded that they have no such intentions and that ...