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Aldridge lifts Blazers to win

Each time that LaMarcus Aldridge went to the free-throw line late in the game against the Washington Wizards, the Trail Blazers’ forward was showered with a chant of “MVP, MVP,” from the hometown fans. Just two days before, Aldridge had announced he was going to have surgery to repair a ...

Jan 24, 2015

Takamatsu snaps 14-game losing streak

by Ed Odeven

The Takamatsu Five Arrows collected their first victory since Nov. 16 on Saturday, topping the visiting Rizing Fukuoka 88-86. Takamatsu (8-21) ended a 14-game slide in the bj-league. The Five Arrows had the game’s highest scoring quarter by either team in the final stanza ...

Hawks win 15th consecutive game

Jan 24, 2015

Hawks win 15th consecutive game

The Atlanta Hawks romped to their 15th straight victory, the longest streak in franchise history. Don’t expect them to savor it for long. This team is focused firmly on what’s in front of them. Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and ...

Focused Bulls pound Spurs

Jan 23, 2015

Focused Bulls pound Spurs

Derrick Rose drove hard to the rim. The defense was at its stifling, suffocating best. More than anything, the swagger was back and so were the Bulls. Rose scored 22 points and struggling Chicago beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-81 on Thursday night. The ...

Jan 23, 2015

Gasol brothers make All-Star history

Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star Game, while Toronto’s Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference. Lowry passed Dwyane Wade and will start alongside Washington’s ...

Jan 23, 2015

Blazers lose Aldridge to injury

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge said he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery. He said he could be out six to eight weeks. The three-time All-Star spoke before Portland’s game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Aldridge ...

Jan 22, 2015

Jordan tears up over business award

A humbled and emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears, feeling vindicated after years of criticism, after being named the Charlotte Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year. The Charlotte Hornets owner said during a nine-minute acceptance speech Tuesday night posted on Sports Business Daily ...

Hawks claim 14th in a row

Jan 22, 2015

Hawks claim 14th in a row

Kyle Korver got out ahead of the break, took a pass from Al Horford and saw a clear path to the basket. It was time to show his teammates that he really can dunk. With Korver providing the highlight of the night with his ...

Thunder go above .500 with victory over Heat

Jan 21, 2015

Thunder go above .500 with victory over Heat

Just about every statistic was what the Miami Heat would have wanted. They kept Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook off the foul line for the most part, watched Oklahoma City’s two stars combine to miss every 3-pointer they tried, limited both to under 20 ...

Jan 21, 2015

Shaq becomes reserve police officer

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is now a reserve police officer in South Florida. Doral Police Chief Donald De Lucca swore the retired basketball player in during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Shaq originally applied in September. He will not receive a salary and will ...

Knicks end 16-game slide

Jan 20, 2015

Knicks end 16-game slide

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks walked off the court, and for the first time in weeks it wasn’t with heads hanging. The sound of boos that had provided the audio at Madison Square Garden was replaced by the voice of James Brown ...