Casspi becomes NBA's first star from Israel

Feb 18, 2016

Casspi becomes NBA's first star from Israel

When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a bar mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square Garden and boldly vowed he ...

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 ...

Kings halt Clippers' win streak at 10

Jan 17, 2016

Kings halt Clippers' win streak at 10

Without DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin inside, the Clippers were forced to shoot jumpers. The Sacramento Kings were on the perimeter contesting shots and disrupting their looks. DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Omri Casspi added 17 points and the Kings stopped ...

Kings hammer Suns

Jan 3, 2016

Kings hammer Suns

Sacramento Kings coach George Karl shrugged off his milestone 1,155th victory Saturday, preferring to focus on his team’s current plight rather than tying Phil Jackson for the fifth-most career victories in NBA history. DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and nine rebounds to help give ...

McCollum takes charge for Blazers

Dec 28, 2015

McCollum takes charge for Blazers

Overshadowed for the last two years as he played behind a pair of seasoned guards, C.J. McCollum has blossomed into a rising star for the Portland Trail Blazers. McCollum had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Blazers to a 98-94 ...

Dec 16, 2015

Rondo issues stronger apology for gay slur

Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo has offered a stronger apology for directing a gay slur at veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy. Rondo said on Monday his actions toward Kennedy on Dec. 3 were out of frustration and not meant to offend anyone. Rondo issued ...

Nov 12, 2015

Longtime NBA executive Stirling dies at 86

Gordon “Scotty” Stirling, the former NBA vice president of operations and longtime team executive and scout, died Wednesday. He was 86. The NBA said Stirling died in Sacramento. “Scotty was a highly regarded league executive who dedicated more than 35 years of his life ...

Aug 1, 2015

Lieberman named Kings assistant

Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman was hired as an assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings, joining Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs as another female NBA assistant coach. Lieberman, 57, joins George Karl’s staff in the state capital just shy of a year ...

Mavs pry Jordan away from Clippers

Jul 4, 2015

Mavs pry Jordan away from Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks have landed center DeAndre Jordan, one of the most coveted NBA free agents of 2015, the Dallas Morning News reported on Friday. The deal, which can’t be sealed until the free agent signing period begins on July 9, is reportedly worth ...

Harden drops 51 on Kings

Apr 2, 2015

Harden drops 51 on Kings

James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players in Houston Rockets history in the process. He had a career-high 51 points, and the Rockets squandered a huge early lead but ...

Hawks get 50th win in rout

Mar 10, 2015

Hawks get 50th win in rout

The Hawks gave Kyle Korver the weekend off, hoping it would help him break out of his shooting slump. Boy, did it ever. And the rest of the team came along for the ride. Korver and DeMarre Carroll each scored 20 points as Atlanta ...

Wade leads way as Heat battle past Kings in overtime

Mar 8, 2015

Wade leads way as Heat battle past Kings in overtime

Down by 35 on Friday night, the Miami Heat almost pulled off an incredible comeback. Down by 16 on Saturday night, they were barely fazed. Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, Tyler Johnson’s 24-point effort was capped by a backbreaking 3-pointer as the shot clock ...