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  • Triple-double machine Westbrook a one-man wrecking crew
    Triple-double machine Westbrook a one-man wrecking crew Reuters - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 4:46 AM SGT

    By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Russell Westbrook is either on the verge of history or overkill this NBA season while on pace for one of the league's most baffling statistical efforts. Soaring, scowling and prowling the court, Oklahoma City's one-man show has become basketball's most captivating storyline as he is seemingly everywhere at once, compiling numbers like an accountant. Through the first half of the 2016-17 campaign, Westbrook is threatening to join Oscar Robertson as the only player average a triple-double for an entire season. More »

  • Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch
    Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch Associated Press - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 1:26 PM SGT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. More »

  • Warriors end Cavs' hex with blowout win
    Warriors end Cavs' hex with blowout win Reuters - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 12:18 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, using a 78-point, first-half explosion to crush the defending NBA champions 126-91. Klay Thompson scored a game-high 26 points and Draymond Green recorded an 11-point, 13-rebound, 11-assist triple-double, propelling the Warriors to their first win over the Cavaliers since Game 4 of last year's NBA Finals. The Cavaliers, swept by the Warriors in two games in the regular season last year and down 3-1 in the Finals, rallied to sweep the final three games en route to their first-ever NBA championship. More »

  • Embiid shines late as NBA 76ers down Bucks
    Embiid shines late as NBA 76ers down Bucks AFP News - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 8:56 AM SGT

    Philadelphia center Joel Embiid came on strong in the fourth quarter on Monday to power the suddenly surging 76ers to a 113-104 NBA victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee. Embiid, playing his injury delayed rookie season, scored 22 points with 12 rebounds and five blocked shots in 29 minutes as the 76ers notched their fourth win in five games. It was his strong move to the basket that drew a sixth foul against Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo with 2:51 remaining. More »

  • With Humphries help Hawks' Schroder sinks Knicks
    With Humphries help Hawks' Schroder sinks Knicks AFP News - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 6:37 AM SGT

    Atlanta's German guard Dennis Schroder delivered the killing blow in the Hawks' 108-107 NBA victory over the New York Knicks on Monday -- with a big assist from Kris Humphries. Humphries had a good look at a potential game-winning shot, but instead tossed the ball to Schroder, who drained a three-pointer with 22 seconds remaining that saw the Hawks swoop for their ninth win in their last 10 games. "I thought Kris was unbelievable," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said of the power forward who came off the bench to score 14 points with seven rebounds and one -- crucial -- assist. More »

  • Dunleavy settles in at Atlanta, NBA Raptors batter Knicks
    Dunleavy settles in at Atlanta, NBA Raptors batter Knicks AFP News - Mon, Jan 16, 2017 2:25 PM SGT

    Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98. Dunleavy, who was playing in just his second NBA game with the Hawks, initially baulked at a trade to Atlanta that sent Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It took a meeting with coach Mike Budenholzer to convince him it was a good career move. More »

  • NBA: League eyes growth in Mexico, looks at possible franchise
    NBA: League eyes growth in Mexico, looks at possible franchise Reuters - Mon, Jan 16, 2017 8:55 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - NBA games have been played in Mexico for a quarter of a century and the league, eager to grow the sport worldwide, is "going to look at" the possibility of establishing a franchise in that country, according to commissioner Adam Silver. Silver said on Saturday when the Phoenix Suns played their second of two games in a week in the Mexican capital that there were no immediate plans to expand the NBA and the next step should be to increase the regular-season games in the region. "In terms of a franchise in Mexico City, it's something that we're going to look at," Silver was quoted as saying by nba.com. More »

  • Curry, Warriors ready for another Cavs rematch
    Curry, Warriors ready for another Cavs rematch Associated Press - Mon, Jan 16, 2017 8:19 AM SGT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When the Warriors traveled to Cleveland last January after winning the 2015 NBA title by beating the Cavs, Stephen Curry had so many fond memories there he mentioned the chance of champagne smells still lingering in the visiting locker room all those months later. More »

  • Statistics make NBA more 'beautiful', says TV chief
    Statistics make NBA more 'beautiful', says TV chief AFP News - Sun, Jan 15, 2017 5:23 PM SGT

    It can look like a tsunami of statistics, but live tracking of every bounce and shot that has become a mark of the NBA has made it a more "beautiful game", according to the executive who introduced the technology. Steve Hellmuth, NBA Entertainment executive vice-president for media operations and technology, told AFP that tracking had been a revolution for the sport and has changed strategies used by the 30 teams. Hellmuth, speaking on the sidelines of the Leaders Meet Innovation conference in London, said tracking is a boon to players and watchers. More »

  • Cavs snap skid, Grizzlies down Rockets
    Cavs snap skid, Grizzlies down Rockets AFP News - Sat, Jan 14, 2017 3:37 PM SGT

    The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a two-game skid, with Kyrie Irving leading the way with 26 points in a 120-108 victory over the Kings in Sacramento. Kyle Korver, recently arrived in a trade from Atlanta, added 18 points off the bench and superstar LeBron James contributed 16 points and 15 assists in his latest outing in the city where he made his NBA debut in 2003. The Cavs responded with a 16-4 scoring run that included seven points from Korver. More »

  • London trip just the ticket for Nuggets
    London trip just the ticket for Nuggets AFP News - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 3:25 PM SGT

    A trans-Atlantic trek proved just the tonic the Denver Nuggets needed Thursday as they snapped a five-game NBA skid with a comprehensive 140-112 victory over the Indiana Pacers in London. Nikola Jokic scored 22 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and handed out seven assists and Wilson Chandler added 21 points for Denver in the NBA Global Games showcase at The O2 Arena. It was billed as a home game for the Nuggets, but Jokic said the three-day stay in unfamiliar territory was even more advantageous to the team than a true homestand. More »

  • Williams shines, Mavericks beat Suns 113-108 in Mexico City
    Williams shines, Mavericks beat Suns 113-108 in Mexico City Associated Press - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 2:08 PM SGT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deron Williams had 23 points and 15 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns 113-108 on Thursday night in the fourth NBA regular-season game played in Mexico. More »

  • Rose fined $200,000 over NBA Knicks no-show: report
    Rose fined $200,000 over NBA Knicks no-show: report AFP News - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 12:29 PM SGT

    The New York Knicks fined Derrick Rose around $200,000 (188,350 euros) for his mysterious no-show, the US media reported on Thursday. Rose created a sensation on Monday when he failed to appear for the Knicks' 110-96 defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans. The New York Post said in a report Thursday that Rose had been fined $193,848 -- 1/110th of his $21.3 million salary -- mirroring the formula used by the NBA for a one-game suspension. More »

  • James leads all-star ballotting in NBA with over a million votes
    James leads all-star ballotting in NBA with over a million votes AFP News - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 9:21 AM SGT

    Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James remains the top overall vote-getter in the second returns of NBA all-star fan balloting announced Thursday, with more than one million votes. Three-time NBA champion James, already 12-time NBA all-star, has received 1.06 million votes and leads Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo (963,110) in voting for Eastern Conference frontcourt players. Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, a three-time all-star, is first among backcourt players in the East with 971,362 votes, ahead of the 514,866 of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade. More »

  • Iverson heads three-a-side league
    Iverson heads three-a-side league AFP News - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 2:38 AM SGT

    Hall of Famer Allen Iverson has been recruited to coach and play in a new three-a-side basketball league due to launch this year aimed at giving veteran NBA stars a new lease of life. The three-on-three competition is the brainchild of hip hop icon Ice Cube. Other former NBA players including Mike Bibby, Chauncey Billups, Rashard Lewis and Jermaine O'Neal have also signed up to play. More »

  • Timberwolves halt red-hot Rockets' NBA win streak
    Timberwolves halt red-hot Rockets' NBA win streak AFP News - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 3:45 PM SGT

    Andrew Wiggins scored a team high 28 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped the Houston Rockets nine-game winning streak with a 119-105 NBA victory at the Target Center arena. Karl-Anthony Towns on Wednesday tallied 23 points and 18 rebounds to post his ninth consecutive double-double and Ricky Rubio had 10 points and tied his career high with 17 assists in the Timberwolves' second straight win. "I'm not going to joke with you," said Canadian Wiggins. More »

  • Still got game? Ice Cube, Iverson back 3-on-3 hoops league
    Still got game? Ice Cube, Iverson back 3-on-3 hoops league Associated Press - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 7:14 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ice Cube has dreamed about seeing his favorite NBA players come out of retirement. More »

  • NBA hopeful, stricken by illness, returns to basketball
    NBA hopeful, stricken by illness, returns to basketball Associated Press - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 8:21 PM SGT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin has arrived in Serbia after being cleared to play basketball again, 2½ years after he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during a physical before the NBA draft. More »

  • Harden plays down MVP talk after latest NBA triple, Cavaliers downed
    Harden plays down MVP talk after latest NBA triple, Cavaliers downed AFP News - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 2:54 PM SGT

    Houston star James Harden played down talk of being this season's NBA MVP after his latest high-scoring triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers stumbled to defeat against Utah. Harden, one of several players excelling in a high-scoring season across the league, on Tuesday finished with 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists as Houston improved to 31-9 with a 121-114 win over the Charlotte Hornets. The Rockets talisman came to Houston's rescue after Charlotte staged a dramatic fourth quarter fightback to take a shock lead. More »

  • Garnett signs on as Clippers consultant
    Garnett signs on as Clippers consultant Reuters - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 1:55 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Retired NBA center Kevin Garnett has been hired by the Los Angeles Clippers as a consultant to work with the team's big men like center DeAndre Jordan and forward Blake Griffin, the team said on Tuesday. Garnett, 40, spent time with the Clippers during a recent training camp, having retired from the NBA before the beginning of the season. "I think when he's here, it's important for our bigs to take advantage of him being out here on the floor, because he brings so much to the table and has so much to offer for the game of basketball," Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson told reporters. More »