Knicks overcome Timberwolves rookie Towns' 47-point performance

Dec 1, 2016

Knicks overcome Timberwolves rookie Towns' 47-point performance

Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns are building a tantalizing rivalry for the NBA’s new age. Carmelo Anthony let the kids have their fun until it was time to go home. Porzingis had 29 points and eight rebounds and Towns had 47 points and 18 ...

Halftime lineup switch pays off for Knicks

Nov 15, 2016

Halftime lineup switch pays off for Knicks

The New York Knicks spent $72 million to make Joakim Noah the anchor of their defense. On Monday, they sat him down and turned around a game. Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 24 points, and the Knicks rolled after a halftime lineup ...

U.S. routs Serbia for third straight gold in men's basketball

Aug 22, 2016

U.S. routs Serbia for third straight gold in men's basketball

The trip wasn’t always easy, though they arrived at their expected destination. The players on the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team never doubted they would be standing on the gold-medal platform, even after some close calls in Rio and criticisms they lacked the usual ...

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

Aug 2, 2016

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

There were no bumps on this road to Rio. Next up for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team is the trip to Brazil, where the Americans think they can play even better now that they’re done having to go place to place. “As a ...

Team USA starts prepping for Rio

Jul 19, 2016

Team USA starts prepping for Rio

Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the squad opened camp in Las Vegas with just two players back from the 2012 national team that won the gold medal in London. Carmelo Anthony returns for his fourth ...

Jul 14, 2016

Speaking at ESPY Awards, LeBron leads call to end gun violence

LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling. The show honoring the year’s best athletes and sports ...

Jun 28, 2016

NBA stars Durant, Anthony headline 12-man U.S. Olympic team

Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. James isn’t going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball’s best players. The Americans think they’ll be just fine with ...

LeBron set to skip Rio; Anthony to play for U.S.

Jun 24, 2016

LeBron set to skip Rio; Anthony to play for U.S.

With LeBron James taking a pass, Carmelo Anthony alone will have a chance to become the most-decorated Olympian in men’s basketball history. The New York Knicks forward has agreed to chase a fourth Olympic medal, a person with knowledge of the details said Thursday. ...

Mar 31, 2016

Clippers' Paul to skip Rio Games

Chris Paul is passing up a shot at Olympic history to take a much-needed summer off. The Los Angeles Clippers star said it was a difficult decision to pull his name from consideration for this summer’s Olympics in Rio, but after spending a decade ...

Fisher a victim of Jackson's coaching purism

| Feb 16, 2016

Fisher a victim of Jackson's coaching purism

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Phil Jackson is much less Zen master than basketball apostle. I once remember Phil telling me a story about a period after his basketball playing career before he became arguably the greatest and most successful basketball coach in NBA history. He’d failed at attempts ...

Dec 24, 2015

NBA calls for end to gun violence in public service announcement

Stephen Curry heard about a shooting involving a 3-year-old girl over the summer. “My daughter Riley is that age,” he said. That begins a public service announcement that debuts on Christmas and features four NBA stars lending their voices to the campaign to end ...

Cavaliers extend winning streak to eight games

Nov 14, 2015

Cavaliers extend winning streak to eight games

With LeBron James spending so much energy shutting Carmelo Anthony down in the second half, it was good to have Mo Williams with him to finish the game offensively. James scored 31 points, Williams made a tiebreaking jumper with 41 seconds left and the ...