Basketball Topics

Jan 7, 2017

Hawks GM says sorry for remark

Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox has apologized for making a joke a fan believed was racially insensitive. Wilcox insisted he was only trying to make fun of himself and his family. Wilcox, who is white, made a reference to his mixed-race marriage and ...

Karl up to old tricks with new book

| Jan 3, 2017

Karl up to old tricks with new book

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Many who know George Karl will tell you there’s a good side, welcoming, generous, warm and funny, though George works very hard to hide it. And so it is again these days with his second memoir, his new book, “Furious George,” that has produced ...

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Jan 3, 2017

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Following a year of inconsistency and disappointment, the Chicago Bulls entered 2017 with plenty of resolutions. There’s one thing, however, they are hoping remains the same — the production of Jimmy Butler. Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying Chicago in a ...

Hawks snap long run of futility against Spurs

Jan 2, 2017

Hawks snap long run of futility against Spurs

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer finally has his first win over Gregg Popovich, his longtime former boss in San Antonio. It took career and season-high point totals from Tim Hardaway Jr. and Paul Millsap, respectively, to make it happen. Hardaway matched his career high with ...

Cavaliers rally to beat Warriors in NBA Finals rematch

Dec 26, 2016

Cavaliers rally to beat Warriors in NBA Finals rematch

With another clutch shot, Kyrie Irving took the Warriors on a trip down memory lane. Irving dropped a short, turnaround jumper over Klay Thompson with 3.4 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied just the way they did in June’s NBA Finals to defeat ...

| 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 ...