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Rockets impress with win over Cavs

/ Mar 13, 2017

Rockets impress with win over Cavs

James Harden and the Houston Rockets have shown at times this season that they could be title contenders. Lately, however, they’ve failed to rise to the occasion against the NBA’s elite. That changed on Sunday night when Harden had a triple-double of 38 points, ...

T-Wolves deal Warriors latest loss

/ Mar 11, 2017

T-Wolves deal Warriors latest loss

Stephen Curry got free for a clean look, and a record crowd at Target Center held its collective breath when he let it fly. Like it has so often during a remarkable slump for the game’s best shooter, the ball clanked off the rim ...

/ Mar 11, 2017

Former mayor Kevin Johnson now sports agency executive

Ex-Sacramento mayor and NBA star Kevin Johnson is joining the sports agency Independent Sports and Entertainment. Power agent Dan Fegan has been ousted as part of the shake-up. ISE said Friday that Johnson will serve as vice chairman, addressing the company’s “corporate vision and ...

Westbrook powers Thunder to victory over Spurs

/ Mar 10, 2017

Westbrook powers Thunder to victory over Spurs

Oscar Robertson is the only player ever to have more triple-doubles in a season than Russell Westbrook. Westbrook had his 31st triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-92 on Thursday night. He had 23 points, ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Ex-Trail Blazer Robinson hospitalized

Former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson has been hospitalized in Portland with and undisclosed illness. Robinson’s family issued a statement confirming that the 50-year-old former forward was being treated at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. “He is grateful for the support of family and friends. ...

Celtics outplay Warriors in crunch time

/ Mar 9, 2017

Celtics outplay Warriors in crunch time

The Boston Celtics had their way in Golden State’s typically imposing building again. Last April, it was wrecking the Warriors’ record 54-game home winning streak. This time, they spoiled Golden State’s lone appearance at Oracle Arena in a nearly three-week span. Isaiah Thomas scored ...

/ Mar 8, 2017

Lakers hire Pelinka as new GM

Longtime agent Rob Pelinka was formally named the Los Angeles Lakers’ new general manager on Tuesday. Pelinka got the job shortly after Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, as the club’s top basketball executives last month. The team ...

Nowitzki tops 30,000 points in Mavs victory

/ Mar 8, 2017

Nowitzki tops 30,000 points in Mavs victory

Dirk Nowitzki ducked his head into a mob of teammates, with Dallas owner Mark Cuban clutching the side of his jersey before the Mavericks superstar found coach Rick Carlisle for a hug. The celebration of 30,000 points came a lot faster than most would ...

Spurs' Leonard makes big statement in victory over Rockets

/ Mar 7, 2017

Spurs' Leonard makes big statement in victory over Rockets

With “MVP!” chants reverberating through the AT&T Center, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard outdueled Houston’s James Harden in the fourth quarter of a battle between two of the league’s top players. Leonard scored 39 points, including 17 in the final quarter, and made big plays ...

Curry gets back on track in victory

/ Mar 6, 2017

Curry gets back on track in victory

Stephen Curry’s shot still wasn’t falling, and that wasn’t the only strange thing. Madison Square Garden’s decision to play no sound during warmups or stoppages in play in the first half Sunday created a silent setting that was more fitting for middle school than ...

Spurs overcome fatigue to defeat T-Wolves

/ Mar 5, 2017

Spurs overcome fatigue to defeat T-Wolves

Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs didn’t get much sleep after a long night’s work Friday. It didn’t seem to bother San Antonio’s All-Star forward, at least. Leonard had 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a listless start to beat the Minnesota ...

Raptors outduel rival Wizards

/ Mar 4, 2017

Raptors outduel rival Wizards

The Toronto Raptors knew they’d need a better performance from their bench Friday night than they got in the first game of a home-and-home set with the Washington Wizards. Norman Powell made sure it happened. Powell scored a season-high 21 points off the bench, ...