Mourning Thunder beat Pelicans

Feb 12, 2016

Mourning Thunder beat Pelicans

Basketball didn’t matter much to Kevin Durant on Thursday night. Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife, Ingrid, was involved in a car crash Tuesday night in Oklahoma City and died Wednesday. Monty Williams coached the Pelicans last season before coming to Oklahoma City to ...

Kobe set to take center stage in first ASG outside U.S.

Feb 12, 2016

Kobe set to take center stage in first ASG outside U.S.

Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. Though Bryant probably wouldn’t be too unhappy walking away with another All-Star Game MVP trophy. The ...

Kobe, LeBron share spotlight for last time as Cavs triumph

Feb 11, 2016

Kobe, LeBron share spotlight for last time as Cavs triumph

With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. One on one. “It was just a lot of mutual respect,” James said of the embrace. “Sometimes what is known doesn’t need to be ...

Wizards use fast start to spoil Rambis' Knicks debut

Feb 10, 2016

Wizards use fast start to spoil Rambis' Knicks debut

The Washington Wizards put the New York Knicks in the same kind of hole under Kurt Rambis they kept falling into under Derek Fisher. John Wall had 28 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 26, and the Wizards beat New York 111-108 on ...

Clippers suspend Griffin for punch

Feb 10, 2016

Clippers suspend Griffin for punch

Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay on Tuesday for punching a team staff member, and the Los Angeles Clippers will dock the star forward’s pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. In all, Griffin will lose $859,442 from ...

George delivers in crunch time for Pacers

Feb 9, 2016

George delivers in crunch time for Pacers

Kobe Bryant gave Indiana Pacers fans one last thrill Monday night. Paul George made sure there was no Hollywood finish for one of the game’s biggest stars. After Bryant made three straight 3-pointers to give the Los Angeles Lakers a three-point lead with 2:30 ...

Fisher out as coach of Knicks

Feb 9, 2016

Fisher out as coach of Knicks

Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1½ seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else. Fisher was fired on Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine ...

Celtics continue winning ways against Kings

Feb 8, 2016

Celtics continue winning ways against Kings

The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth victory in 10 games. “Whenever you ...

Curry, Warriors hold off Thunder

Feb 7, 2016

Curry, Warriors hold off Thunder

With a Super Bowl-sized stage, a celebrity-filled crowd and two championship contenders on the floor, it felt more like late May in Oracle Arena than early February. Stephen Curry was up to the task. Curry scored 26 points and keyed a strong closing stretch ...

Bradley lifts Celtics with last-second 3

Feb 6, 2016

Bradley lifts Celtics with last-second 3

Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off the improbable. Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to give Boston a stunning 104-103 win over the ...

Feb 5, 2016

Spurs' Ginobili sidelined with groin injury

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is out for at least a month after surgery Thursday for a testicle injury he suffered during the team’s win over New Orleans earlier this week. The 198-cm Argentine is averaging 10 points, 3.3 assists, 3 rebounds and ...

Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Feb 5, 2016

Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Kyle Lowry credited backcourt teammate DeMar DeRozan for Toronto’s latest win. Lowry had 30 points, DeRozan added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped Portland’s five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. “DeMar was aggressive and stayed aggressive ...