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Harden carries Rockets past Bulls

Feb 4, 2017

Harden carries Rockets past Bulls

With the game on the line, James Harden resorted to his step-back jumper on three key plays and drained two of them. Harden had 42 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to rally the Houston Rockets past the Chicago Bulls 121-117 in overtime Friday ...

Popovich equals NBA mark for wins with one franchise

Feb 3, 2017

Popovich equals NBA mark for wins with one franchise

Gregg Popovich greeted his latest career milestone with his usual self-deprecation and deflection, insisting he only achieves these records because he is old. Friends and players rarely disagree with the San Antonio Spurs’ emotional coach. But they did this time. Popovich tied the NBA ...

Heat whip Hawks, extend winning streak to nine

Feb 2, 2017

Heat whip Hawks, extend winning streak to nine

Ask anyone in the Miami Heat locker room how this is happening, and the answers will all be largely the same. They can’t explain. That doesn’t bother them, either. The NBA’s hottest team stayed that way Wednesday night, as Goran Dragic scored 27 points, ...

LeBron fires back at Barkley

Feb 1, 2017

LeBron fires back at Barkley

LeBron James is done bowing to Sir Charles. After he was criticized by Charles Barkley for questioning Cleveland’s front office, James tore into the former NBA star and opinionated TV commentator on Monday night following a loss in Dallas. James not only countered what ...

Spurs shut down Westbrook late in victory over Thunder

Feb 1, 2017

Spurs shut down Westbrook late in victory over Thunder

The San Antonio Spurs have admired the outstanding season Russell Westbrook is having and the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard didn’t disappoint in person. Neither did the Spurs, who took playing Westbrook as a great challenge. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points and San Antonio ...

Lowly Mavs trump Cavs

Jan 31, 2017

Lowly Mavs trump Cavs

Yogi Ferrell was hours away from playing in an NBA Development League game when he got a call that Dallas wanted to sign him. Three days, two games and about 2,400 km later, Cleveland stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, along with the defending ...

Hawks top Knicks in quadruple OT

Jan 30, 2017

Hawks top Knicks in quadruple OT

Paul Millsap made the decisive basket in a four-overtime game that lasted almost four hours and proclaimed it to be great fun that he never wants to experience again. Millsap had a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds remaining in ...

Curry refinds spark to lead Warriors past Clippers

Jan 29, 2017

Curry refinds spark to lead Warriors past Clippers

When Kevin Durant arrived in Golden State this season, Stephen Curry made an extra effort early in the season to make sure his new teammate got his shots. Warriors coach Steve Kerr wanted Curry to know how important it was for him to be ...

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

| Jan 28, 2017

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

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First in a two-part series Jim Barnett will be the first to tell you that he’s “seen it all” during his long association with the NBA, first as a player for seven franchises (1966-77) and since the 1985-86 campaign as a popular color commentator ...

Harden goes off for 51 on 76ers

Jan 28, 2017

Harden goes off for 51 on 76ers

The 76ers closely guarded Houston’s potent 3-point threats rather than double-team James Harden, and the Rockets’ All-Star guard made them pay with a memorable offensive performance. Harden scored 51 points and added 13 rebounds and 13 assists to lead Houston to a 123-118 victory ...