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LeBron, surging Cavaliers send message to Warriors

Feb 27, 2015

LeBron, surging Cavaliers send message to Warriors

LeBron James says he isn’t about personal statements. He made one anyway Thursday night. James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 for their 18th victory in 20 games. James added 11 rebounds, outplaying fellow MVP ...

Fans give Garnett big welcome back

Feb 26, 2015

Fans give Garnett big welcome back

His first game in a Timberwolves uniform in nearly eight years was 30 minutes away, and Kevin Garnett was bouncing off the walls in the locker room he called home for 12 years. Minnesota owner Glen Taylor pulled him aside and tried to calm ...

Bulls star Rose to have knee surgery for second straight year

Feb 25, 2015

Bulls star Rose to have knee surgery for second straight year

Derrick Rose’s knee has failed him again. The Chicago Bulls star will have surgery on his right knee for the second straight season, casting doubt on whether the once-dynamic point guard will ever be the same after a series of injuries. The team announced ...

Garnett savors 'perfect' comeback

Feb 25, 2015

Garnett savors 'perfect' comeback

Kevin Garnett never wanted to leave Minnesota when the Timberwolves traded him to Boston nearly eight years ago, never wanted to jump from a sinking Celtics ship before Paul Pierce convinced him to follow him to Brooklyn two years ago. And he sure didn’t ...

Grizzlies top Clippers in tight duel

Feb 24, 2015

Grizzlies top Clippers in tight duel

The Memphis Grizzlies are on a roll with Jeff Green. The Los Angeles Clippers aren’t the same without Blake Griffin. When the teams got together, they played a grind-it-out style better suited to the Grizzlies than the high-flying Clippers, whose four-game winning streak ended ...

Pistons drive past Wizards

Feb 23, 2015

Pistons drive past Wizards

Reggie Jackson really wanted to make a good impression in his Detroit Pistons debut. As it turned out, he wanted it way too much. Jackson turned himself into a nervous wreck and missed his first eight shots before recovering in the second half to ...

Feb 22, 2015

Rockets blow out Raptors

The Houston Rockets needed a spark against the Toronto Raptors to bounce back from a loss to Dallas in which they were so lethargic that coach Kevin McHale said it looked like they were wearing “mud shoes.” Corey Brewer provided that spark, coming off ...

Feb 21, 2015

Heat concerned over Bosh's health

All-Star forward Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat underwent more tests in a South Florida hospital on Friday, amid concerns that blood clots have worked their way from his legs to his lungs to create a condition that could be season-ending or worse. Heat ...

Raptors overwhelm rival Hawks

Feb 21, 2015

Raptors overwhelm rival Hawks

The Toronto Raptors proved they’re a team to watch in the Eastern Conference. They also showed once again they can beat the Atlanta Hawks — and in convincing fashion. The matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top teams turned into rout as Toronto opened the ...

Garnett returns to T-Wolves in trade

Feb 20, 2015

Garnett returns to T-Wolves in trade

Kevin Garnett is coming back to the place it all began. And it won’t be for just one final victory lap. The Minnesota Timberwolves are sending forward Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Garnett, two people with knowledge of the deal told AP. ...

Hack-a-D.J. strategy fails to pay off for Spurs

Feb 20, 2015

Hack-a-D.J. strategy fails to pay off for Spurs

DeAndre Jordan gets tired of teams playing Hack-a-D.J. Tim Duncan doesn’t like it, either, although he knows it’s a useful strategy against a mediocre free throw shooter like Jordan. It just backfired on the Spurs. Jordan had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Jamal Crawford ...

Anthony to undergo knee surgery

Feb 19, 2015

Anthony to undergo knee surgery

Carmelo Anthony will have surgery on his left knee that could keep him off the court for four to six months. New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Wednesday a timetable for Anthony’s recovery couldn’t completely be determined until after the surgery, but early ...