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  • Highlights of Thursday's NBA game
    Highlights of Thursday's NBA game Reuters - 23 hours ago

    (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association game: - - - Bucks 111, Pacers 107 Ersan Ilyasova set a career high with 34 points as the Milwaukee Bucks won consecutive games for the first time in more than a month with a 111-107 victory over the Indiana Pacers in the only game on the NBA schedule. Ilyasova, who connected with five three-pointers, made 12 of 14 shots from the field and also had six rebounds, two assists and two steals. ... More »

  • Nevada coach Musselman gets 5-year, $2M deal; Pack will run
    Nevada coach Musselman gets 5-year, $2M deal; Pack will run Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:04 AM SGT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state Board of Regents approved a five-year contract worth $2 million Thursday for new Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman, a two-time former NBA coach who says he's already on the recruiting trail and is planning to run a high-octane offense. More »

  • Woman behind NBA ex-owner Donald Sterling's downfall denies they had romance
    Woman behind NBA ex-owner Donald Sterling's downfall denies they had romance Reuters - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 9:28 AM SGT

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The woman whose recording of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks that cost him his NBA franchise testified in court on Thursday that she loved him but insisted again that they never had a romantic relationship. V. Stiviano, 32, described herself instead as a onetime confidante, personal assistant and platonic companion of the 80-year-old billionaire real estate mogul, who she said chose to give her large sums of money and expensive gifts as gestures of his love and appreciation. Stiviano was called to the witness stand in Los Angeles Superior Court on the second day of the non-jury trial of a lawsuit brought by Sterling's wife, Shelly, seeking the return of more than $3.6 million in joint marital assets she claims her husband was swindled into furnishing Stiviano without her permission. A forensic accountant called as an expert witness by the plaintiffs testified that gifts from Donald Sterling to Stiviano included a $1.8 million duplex in Los Angeles, $1.2 million in cash payments and several luxury cars. More »

  • Metta World Peace says he can still make an impact
    Metta World Peace says he can still make an impact Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 4:13 AM SGT

    MILAN (AP) — Metta World Peace had barely landed in Italy when the former NBA All-Star was soon singing with fans of his new team and thinking of a second season. More »

  • NBA to play in Shenzhen as league seeks China growth
    NBA to play in Shenzhen as league seeks China growth AFP News - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 2:31 AM SGT

    The NBA Wednesday announced two games to be played this fall in China in the US pro basketball league's latest effort to mine a massive market with an insatiable taste for hoops. The Charlotte Hornets will go up against the Los Angeles Clippers in Shenzhen and Shanghai in October exhibition games to kick off the 2014-15 season for Chinese National Basketball Association fans. The NBA is expected to announce additional international games in the weeks ahead, part of the US league's quest to make basketball the world's leading sport. The NBA has invested especially heavily in China, where the game is played by an estimated 300 million people and where it has announced a venture to sell NBA apparel and footwear in more than 6,000 stores owned by Adidas and Chinese sportswear brand ANTA. More »

  • Clippers and Hornets to play two pre-season games in China
    Clippers and Hornets to play two pre-season games in China Reuters - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:44 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - The Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers will play two pre-season games in China, including a first visit to Shenzhen, the National Basketball Association said on Wednesday. As part of the league's Global Games China 2015 program, the Clippers, led by eight-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul and five-time All-Star Blake Griffin and Hornets will meet in Shenzhen on Oct. 11 and again in Shanghai on Oct. 14. More »

  • Hornets, Clippers will play 2 preseason games in China
    Hornets, Clippers will play 2 preseason games in China Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 9:36 PM SGT

    The NBA announced the Michael Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets will play eight-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers in two preseason games in China in October. More »

  • Bucks, Mavericks beat tight rivals in NBA playoff fight
    Bucks, Mavericks beat tight rivals in NBA playoff fight AFP News - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:51 AM SGT

    A last-shot win for the Milwaukee Bucks and a Dallas Mavericks team with something to prove took NBA triumphs over rivals in tight playoff races. Milwaukee's Khris Middleton's 3-pointer at the buzzer on Tuesday gave the host Bucks an 89-88 victory over Miami while Monta Ellis scored 38 points on 16-of-27 shooting to spark Dallas over visiting San Antonio 101-94. More »

  • Westbrook scores 27, Thunder win 127-117 over Lakers
    Westbrook scores 27, Thunder win 127-117 over Lakers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:40 AM SGT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It would have been understandable for the Oklahoma City Thunder to overlook the struggling Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night with a road game looming against defending NBA champs San Antonio More »

  • Nash upbeat despite anticlimactic end to stellar career
    Nash upbeat despite anticlimactic end to stellar career Reuters - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:17 AM SGT

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes EL SEGUNDO, California (Reuters) - Steve Nash could have felt cheated after assorted injuries over the past two years culminated in his retirement from the NBA, but he prefers to focus on all the positives during a stellar career. A two-time NBA most valuable player who is one of the best point guards ever to grace the game, the 41-year-old Canadian held a news conference at the Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo on Tuesday to mark his formal farewell. "Obviously my career didn't end in the fashion that I wanted it to," Nash, smartly dressed in a navy blue suit, told Reuters after being warmly applauded by reporters and Lakers officials after the conference ended. "I feel very fortunate that I have played as long as I have done, regardless of the way it's ended." Nash, whose remarkable career also included two spells with the Phoenix Suns and one with the Dallas Mavericks, officially announced his retirement on Saturday in a letter published on The Players' Tribune website. More »

  • Warriors smother Wizards in 3rd quarter for 107-76 win
    Warriors smother Wizards in 3rd quarter for 107-76 win Associated Press - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 1:59 PM SGT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Closing in on the NBA's top playoff seed, the Golden State Warriors have been at their best. More »

  • Rockets' Harden hits 44, Pacers lose sixth NBA game in a row
    Rockets' Harden hits 44, Pacers lose sixth NBA game in a row AFP News - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 10:51 AM SGT

    NBA scoring leader James Harden struck for 44 points to power the Houston Rockets over Indiana 110-100, delivering the Pacers their sixth consecutive defeat. The Rockets improved to 47-23 with their fourth victory in five games, bouncing back from a loss Saturday at Phoenix to keep the third best record in the Western Conference and fourth-best in the league overall. Rockets reserve Josh Smith added 18 points, Donatas Motiejunas scored 17 and Trevor Ariza grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who remain without injured center Dwight Howard but confident they can make a deep run in the playoffs. More »

  • Absence of oft-injured Davis teases NBA of unique standout
    Absence of oft-injured Davis teases NBA of unique standout Reuters - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 2:38 AM SGT

    By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Anthony Davis has been anointed the next great superstar of the National Basketball Association but injuries keep his reign a future promise instead of a present fulfillment. Davis, 22, is a transcendent talent whose skills defy his power forward position. The New Orleans Pelicans third-year player has already been sidelined for a total of 47 games in his young career, and his absence teases the NBA of its most unique standout. "Since I've been here we've been dealing with injuries," Davis told Reuters following the Pelicans' loss on Sunday to the Los Angeles Clippers. More »

  • Warriors, Hawks prioritizing health over NBA's best record
    Warriors, Hawks prioritizing health over NBA's best record Associated Press - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 2:27 PM SGT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Barring a major turn of events, the only thing the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks have left to play for is the NBA's best record. More »

  • Lakers point guard Nash retires after standout career
    Lakers point guard Nash retires after standout career Reuters - Sun, Mar 22, 2015 5:08 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Two-time NBA most valuable player Steve Nash, one of the best point guards ever to play professional basketball, is retiring after a 19-year career, the Canadian said on Saturday. The future Hall of Famer, a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, made the announcement in a letter published on The Players' Tribune website. An eight-time All-Star, Nash finished his career with 10,335 assists, the third most in NBA history. His retirement was in many ways a mere formality as the point guard, beset by back problems, had been unable to play this season with the Lakers. More »

  • Two-time MVP Steve Nash announces retirement from NBA
    Two-time MVP Steve Nash announces retirement from NBA Associated Press - Sun, Mar 22, 2015 4:56 AM SGT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement Saturday, quietly ending a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards. More »

  • Thunder star Kevin Durant has foot pain, remains out
    Thunder star Kevin Durant has foot pain, remains out Associated Press - Sat, Mar 21, 2015 5:56 AM SGT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season. More »

  • Thunder's Durant out indefinitely with foot problem
    Thunder's Durant out indefinitely with foot problem Reuters - Sat, Mar 21, 2015 1:39 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Kevin Durant, the NBA's most valuable player, has been shut down indefinitely by the Oklahoma City Thunder due to ongoing problems with his surgically repaired right foot. Durant had surgery on Feb. 23 to alleviate soreness in his foot caused by a screw that was inserted in October during a procedure to repair a fracture at the base of his small toe. "Right now, we've decided to take him off the floor so the people who are the experts can make the (medical) determination," Thunder general manager Sam Presti told reporters on Friday. More »

  • Warriors shoot down Hawks in duel of top NBA teams
    Warriors shoot down Hawks in duel of top NBA teams AFP News - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 2:57 PM SGT

    The Golden State Warriors won the battle of the NBA's two best teams, routing the high-flying Atlanta Hawks 114-95. With a season-high 25 points from Harrison Barnes and 21 from Andre Iguodala, the Warriors shook off the injury absence of Klay Thompson and a so-so shooting night for Stephen Curry. With their 10th straight home win, the Western Conference-leading Warriors maintained the best record in the NBA at 54-13 -- narrowly ahead of Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta who fell to 53-15. More »

  • Warriors cruise past Hawks 114-95 for best record in NBA
    Warriors cruise past Hawks 114-95 for best record in NBA Associated Press - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 1:25 PM SGT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes had 25 points, Andre Iguodala added 21 points and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks 114-95 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the NBA's top two teams. More »