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Gritty Pistons top Timberwolves

Detroit got a bit of everything down the stretch. A gutty performance from Andre Drummond after hurting his elbow. A tough shot from Reggie Jackson over Karl-Anthony Towns. Two big free throws from Tobias Harris. But Stan Van Gundy knew his Pistons needed just a tiny bit more to outlast Minnesota ...

Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

/ Nov 18, 2017

Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

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The Osaka Evessa dominated on both sides of the ball in Saturday's series opener against the San-en NeoPhoenix, ending a five-game losing streak The Evessa pounded the NeoPhoenix 79-54 in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. Osaka coach Dai Oketani's club had five double-digit scorers: Gyno Pomare (18 points, ...

Bulls edge Hornets to end skid

/ Nov 18, 2017

Bulls edge Hornets to end skid

Exhausted and elated following the birth of his daughter this week, new father Justin Holiday had enough left to give one of the best performances of his career. Holiday scored 27 and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 47-point outburst by Kemba Walker to beat the ...

Celtics come back to down Warriors for 14th straight

/ Nov 17, 2017

Celtics come back to down Warriors for 14th straight

Hours before the Celtics took the court Thursday night to protect their winning streak against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Jaylen Brown was walking around in a fog. Boston's second-year forward was not even thinking about basketball after learning about the sudden death ...

Embiid's 46 lifts 76ers over Lakers

/ Nov 16, 2017

Embiid's 46 lifts 76ers over Lakers

In a matchup of teams with rising young stars, Joel Embiid stood out above the rest. The 213-cm center scored a career-high 46 points — the most by a Philadelphia player in 11 years — and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the ...

UCLA suspends three basketball players for shoplifting in China

Nov 16, 2017

UCLA suspends three basketball players for shoplifting in China

Three UCLA basketball players detained for shoplifting at three high-end stores in China publicly apologized Wednesday before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley won't be allowed to suit up, practice or travel with the ...

Irving returns as Celtics get 13th straight win

/ Nov 15, 2017

Irving returns as Celtics get 13th straight win

Kyrie Irving really dislikes having to play in a mask. On the other hand, he loves what comes next: Boston putting its 13-game winning streak on the line against the NBA champions. "It's definitely an incredible streak we're on, and now comes the whole media frenzy ...