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Westbrook shines in Thunder win

Mar 23, 2016

Westbrook shines in Thunder win

Russell Westbrook’s recent play has been on par with some of the game’s all-time greats. The dynamic point guard had 21 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds to help the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 111-107 on Tuesday night. Westbrook has 15 triple-doubles this ...

Lin provides spark in 4th

Mar 22, 2016

Lin provides spark in 4th

Eleven seconds into the second quarter, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford called a timeout with his team trailing the San Antonio Spurs 30-7. “I told them please try harder,” Clifford said after the game with a laugh. “I’m begging you. I know y’all make ...

Nowitzki, Williams power Mavs to victory

Mar 21, 2016

Nowitzki, Williams power Mavs to victory

Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams played on Sunday as if everything was on the line. Nowitzki scored 40 points and Williams had 31 points and 16 assists, all season highs, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 132-120 overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers. ...

Spurs slow down Warriors

Mar 20, 2016

Spurs slow down Warriors

The San Antonio Spurs continued their dominance at home, even against the NBA’s most dominant team. LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 87-79 on Saturday night to remain perfect at the AT&T Center this ...

Splash Brothers bury Mavs

Mar 19, 2016

Splash Brothers bury Mavs

Stephen Curry had several dazzling plays on his way to 31 points, fellow “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson scored 39 and the Golden State Warriors tuned up for a Saturday showdown in San Antonio with a 130-112 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. The ...

Lowry, DeRozan carry Raptors past Pacers in OT

Mar 18, 2016

Lowry, DeRozan carry Raptors past Pacers in OT

With Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan driving from the backcourt, the Toronto Raptors are on track for the best season in franchise history. Against Indiana on Thursday night, the Raptors duo wore down the Pacers late and gave Toronto the clutch plays it needed ...

Warriors extend remarkable home win streak to 50

Mar 17, 2016

Warriors extend remarkable home win streak to 50

Here’s an uncanny option for the defending NBA champions: 208-cm Marreese Speights spotting up from deep and getting in on the 3-point fun right alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. “He’s auditioning for that Splash Cousin, maybe,” said Curry, who with Thompson makes up ...

Spurs get boost from bench in win

Mar 16, 2016

Spurs get boost from bench in win

The emergence of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge has made the San Antonio Spurs less reliant on their bench than in previous years. But the Los Angeles Clippers learned San Antonio’s reserves can still be potent. Leonard had 20 points and the Spurs wore ...

Warriors rack up 60th win

Mar 15, 2016

Warriors rack up 60th win

Stephen Curry sliced himself a piece of red velvet birthday cake in the locker room and had a quick sample, then assured everybody he has no plans of slowing down in his late 20s. Curry had 27 points, five rebounds and five assists on ...

Mar 13, 2016

Spurs extend home-court winning streak to 41 games

The San Antonio Spurs have adjusted just fine after a busy offseason. Just ask the Oklahoma City Thunder, who saw the difference while failing to hold another fourth-quarter lead. Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and San Antonio beat Oklahoma City 93-85 on Saturday night ...