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Blazers spoil LeBron's L.A. debut

Basketball / NBA Oct 19, 2018

Blazers spoil LeBron's L.A. debut

LeBron James opened with two thunderous dunks and had 26 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Damian Lillard had 28 points and ...

Kawhi Leonard makes successful start with Raptors

Basketball / NBA Oct 18, 2018

Kawhi Leonard makes successful start with Raptors

Kawhi Leonard helped the Toronto Raptors extend their success in season-opening games. Leonard had 24 points and 12 rebounds in his Toronto debut, Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-104 on Wednesday night, extending their streak of opening-night victories ...

Basketball / B. League Oct 17, 2018

Grouses pull away late to keep B-Corsairs winless

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs entered Wednesday's game seeking their first victory of the young season. The Toyama Grouses wanted to end a two-game slide. Only one team was assured of achieving its objective. The Grouses accomplished their goal, beating the hosts 88-84 at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in a ...

Warriors outpace Thunder with strong fourth quarter

Basketball / NBA Oct 17, 2018

Warriors outpace Thunder with strong fourth quarter

Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet. On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little ...

Curry, Warriors ready to fend off NBA rivals

Basketball / NBA Oct 15, 2018

Curry, Warriors ready to fend off NBA rivals

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry will enjoy watching the Golden State Warriors hoist another championship banner Tuesday when they open the 2018-19 season against Oklahoma City. But the 3-point sharpshooter doesn't need to look to the rafters to know the Warriors remain the team to ...

Grizzlies rookie Yuta Watanabe makes opening-night roster

Basketball / NBA Oct 14, 2018

Grizzlies rookie Yuta Watanabe makes opening-night roster

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Yuta Watanabe was one of 17 players named on Saturday to the team's opening-day roster. The 24-year-old Watanabe signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Grizzlies over the summer. He scored 11 points in the team's victory over the Indiana Pacers in ...

Minnesota's Jimmy Butler misses practice amid drama

Basketball / NBA Oct 13, 2018

Minnesota's Jimmy Butler misses practice amid drama

Jimmy Butler was absent as the Minnesota Timberwolves wrapped up preparations for their preseason finale Friday night. Butler has demanded a trade but returned to practice with the team Wednesday, a session that included him verbally challenging teammates and coaches. He was not with the ...