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Hawks win 19th straight

Feb 1, 2015

Hawks win 19th straight

The 76ers’ decision to “let it fly” with 3-pointers almost grounded the Hawks’ winning streak. Al Horford’s clutch play in the closing minutes helped keep the streak alive. Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in ...

Hawks push winning streak to 18

Jan 31, 2015

Hawks push winning streak to 18

The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench. Atlanta overcame 37 points by Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge to win its 18th straight game by overpowering the ...

Lakers hold off Bulls in 20T

Jan 30, 2015

Lakers hold off Bulls in 20T

When the Los Angeles Lakers blew a nine-point lead in 70 seconds late in regulation, they certainly seemed to be careening straight toward another loss in overtime. That’s when the young, patchwork Lakers discovered a poise they’ve never had before — just in time ...

Irving drops career-best 55 on Trail Blazers

Jan 29, 2015

Irving drops career-best 55 on Trail Blazers

Kyrie Irving put on a spectacular show and LeBron James watched it from a front-row seat. Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record as James sat out with an injury to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 ...

Bulls snap Warriors' run

Jan 28, 2015

Bulls snap Warriors' run

One after another, teams trotted into rowdy Oracle Arena the past two months confident they could cool off the NBA’s hottest team on their home floor. It took 113 points, 53 minutes and one big shot from a former MVP to finally make it ...

Veteran bigs lead Grizzlies

Jan 27, 2015

Veteran bigs lead Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies closed out their longest homestand of the season by dominating another struggling visitor from the Eastern Conference. Zach Randolph had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 16 points and 10 boards, and Memphis beat the Orlando Magic 103-94 on ...

Aldridge lifts Blazers to win

Jan 25, 2015

Aldridge lifts Blazers to win

Each time that LaMarcus Aldridge went to the free-throw line late in the game against the Washington Wizards, the Trail Blazers’ forward was showered with a chant of “MVP, MVP,” from the hometown fans. Just two days before, Aldridge had announced he was going ...

Hawks win 15th consecutive game

Jan 24, 2015

Hawks win 15th consecutive game

The Atlanta Hawks romped to their 15th straight victory, the longest streak in franchise history. Don’t expect them to savor it for long. This team is focused firmly on what’s in front of them. Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and ...

Focused Bulls pound Spurs

Jan 23, 2015

Focused Bulls pound Spurs

Derrick Rose drove hard to the rim. The defense was at its stifling, suffocating best. More than anything, the swagger was back and so were the Bulls. Rose scored 22 points and struggling Chicago beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-81 on Thursday night. The ...