U.S. crushes Japan in World Cup group game

Basketball Sep 6, 2019

U.S. crushes Japan in World Cup group game

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The result was anticipated. Nevertheless, the game left the Akatsuki Five with grief and a sigh. The Japan men’s national team posted a third straight loss in the first round of the FIBA World Cup with a 98-45 pounding to reigning tournament and Olympic champion ...

Boston Celtics players a key for U.S. World Cup team

Basketball Aug 22, 2019

Boston Celtics players a key for U.S. World Cup team

Red, white and blue. The colors of USA Basketball. Except this summer, green — Celtics green, to be precise — would work on that palette as well. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA ...

U.S. holds off Spain in exhibition tilt

Basketball Aug 17, 2019

U.S. holds off Spain in exhibition tilt

Donovan Mitchell scored 13 points to lead the United States to a 90-81 victory over Spain Friday in a FIBA World Cup warm-up for both teams. Khris Middleton added 12 points and Kemba Walker scored 11 with eight assists, six rebounds and two steals for ...

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Basketball / NBA Jan 3, 2017

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Following a year of inconsistency and disappointment, the Chicago Bulls entered 2017 with plenty of resolutions. There's one thing, however, they are hoping remains the same — the production of Jimmy Butler. Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying Chicago in a 118-111 victory ...

Hornets notch fourth straight win

Basketball / NBA Jan 9, 2015

Hornets notch fourth straight win

Kemba Walker made the big shot for the Charlotte Hornets — again. A night after hitting his third winning shot of the season, Walker scored 29 points to help the Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 103-95 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. Walker made ...

Curry's 43 not enough to propel Warriors past Bobcats

Basketball Dec 10, 2013

Curry's 43 not enough to propel Warriors past Bobcats

Kemba Walker loves a good challenge. So when Stephen Curry started lighting it up Monday night in his homecoming game, Walker decided it was time to match him. The other eight players might as well have been on the bench watching in the final few minutes, ...