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Veteran bigs lead Grizzlies

Jan 27, 2015

Veteran bigs lead Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies closed out their longest homestand of the season by dominating another struggling visitor from the Eastern Conference. Zach Randolph had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 16 points and 10 boards, and Memphis beat the Orlando Magic 103-94 on ...

Jan 27, 2015

Kobe awaits shoulder surgery

Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant seriously aggravated a lingering shoulder ache while dunking last week in New Orleans. The star guard and the Lakers decided Monday ...

'Helicopter' flies in for reunion with Bryant in Fukuoka

Jan 26, 2015

'Helicopter' flies in for reunion with Bryant in Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

Veteran scoring standout John “Helicopter” Humphrey arrived in Fukuoka on Monday to join the bj-league’s Rizing Fukuoka, a league source told The Japan Times. The four-time bj-league season scoring champion (2005-06, 2006-07, 2012-13 and 2013-14) will reunite with Fukuoka coach Joe Bryant, his former ...

Jan 26, 2015

Jennings out for remainder of year

Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings will miss the rest of the season after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon. Jennings was injured in the third quarter of Saturday night’s 101-86 loss at Milwaukee. He averaged 15.4 points and 6.6 assists in 41 games this ...

Coach K becomes first to reach 1,000 victories

Jan 26, 2015

Coach K becomes first to reach 1,000 victories

Coach 1K. How grand. Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square ...

Jan 25, 2015

Wat's head into All-Star break with win over B-Corsairs

by Ed Odeven

Aomori Wat’s frontcourt standouts Gyno Pomare and Paul Williams made their presence felt against the Yokohama B-Corsairs on Sunday in the teams’ final game before the bj-league’s 2015-16 All-Star Game, which will be held on Feb. 1 in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture. Pomare converted 10 ...

Aldridge lifts Blazers to win

Jan 25, 2015

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 ...

Jan 25, 2015

Cuban slams All-Star voting system

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggests the NBA should eliminate fan balloting for the All-Star Game, saying the leading total of 1.5 million votes for Golden State’s Stephen Curry was so low it was “embarrassing.” Cuban says the squads should be expanded to 14 ...

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 ...