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Rubio conquers Thunder with clutch 3-pointer before final buzzer

Mar 12, 2016

Rubio conquers Thunder with clutch 3-pointer before final buzzer

Ricky Rubio’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rubio finished with 13 points and 12 assists for his eighth double-double of the season. Warriors 128, Trail Blazers 112 In Oakland, Stephen Curry ...

Spurs remain undefeated at home

Mar 11, 2016

Spurs remain undefeated at home

The San Antonio Spurs continued their historic start to the season, even if the team has little interest in such milestones. Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio won its 31st straight at home ...

Walker lifts Hornets in win over Pelicans

Mar 10, 2016

Walker lifts Hornets in win over Pelicans

Kemba Walker said he hasn’t felt this confident shooting the basketball since leading Connecticut to the national championship five years ago. “I’m shooting it really well,” Walker said. Walker turned in his fourth straight 30-point game, pouring in 35 to help the Charlotte Hornets ...

Mar 10, 2016

Spurs CEO Holt steps down after 20 years

San Antonio Spurs CEO and chairman Peter Holt, whose selfless ownership is credited with helping the team win five NBA championships, is retiring after 20 years running one of sports’ elite franchises. He will be replaced as CEO by his wife, Julianna and, at ...

Spurs bounce back, beat T-Wolves

Mar 9, 2016

Spurs bounce back, beat T-Wolves

Ettore Messina had a simple goal when he took over the San Antonio Spurs for two games while coach Gregg Popovich stayed home to tend to a family matter. “The machine is a well-oiled machine,” Messina said. “It goes on. You try to sit ...

Mar 8, 2016

Short-handed Grizzlies pull stunner on Cavs

Tony Allen scored a season-high 26 points and the Memphis Grizzlies, despite playing without four injured starters, shocked the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-103 on Monday night. Vince Carter made four free throws in the final 13.4 seconds to steal the upset by a Memphis team ...

Warriors win record 45th straight at home

Mar 8, 2016

Warriors win record 45th straight at home

As all the records keep piling up for Stephen Curry, he is far from ready to pick a favorite. There’s still too much yet to accomplish — like that best-ever Chicago Bulls’ mark of 72 wins, another championship, maybe the MVP again. Curry scored ...

Young Lakers help engineer stunning upset of Warriors

Mar 7, 2016

Young Lakers help engineer stunning upset of Warriors

Even a team that dominates the way the Golden State Warriors have this season is bound to stumble every now and then. They tossed out a clunker against the Los Angeles Lakers, losing 112-95 on Sunday while shooting a season-worst 13 percent from 3-point ...

LeBron passes Duncan in victory

Mar 6, 2016

LeBron passes Duncan in victory

LeBron James was touched when Tim Duncan, arguably the best power forward in NBA history, pulled him aside following the 2007 NBA Finals. Although Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs had swept Cleveland, the All-Star center told a young James that the league was ...

DeRozan seals victory at foul line

Mar 5, 2016

DeRozan seals victory at foul line

After watching his Raptors survive a 50-point game from Damian Lillard and hang on for a 117-115 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto coach Dwane Casey was in disbelief. “How he isn’t an All-Star in our league? Shame on us,” Casey said. “That ...

Warriors equal NBA record with 44th straight home win

Mar 4, 2016

Warriors equal NBA record with 44th straight home win

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors matched one record set by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls as they close in on the bigger mark. Curry scored 33 points in his return from an ankle injury and the Warriors tied Chicago’s NBA mark by winning ...