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  • Utah gets third straight over Washington
    Utah gets third straight over Washington Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 30 points while Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 20 rebounds as Utah beat Washington 102-92 for its third straight NBA victory on Sunday. More »

  • Hayward powers Jazz past Wizards
    Hayward powers Jazz past Wizards AFP News - 17 hours ago

    Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 30 points as the Utah Jazz handed the Washington Wizards a rare home loss at the Verizon Center arena with a 102-92 victory. The Jazz led by as many as 24 points en route to their third consecutive win in the battle between the two first place NBA teams. Rudy Gobert finished with 15 points and 20 rebounds and George Hill tallied 21 for the Northwest Division-leading Jazz, who improved to 37-22 on the season. More »

  • Emotional Hamilton back at Palace as Pistons retire No. 32
    Emotional Hamilton back at Palace as Pistons retire No. 32 Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (AP) — By the time Richard Hamilton's tenure with the Detroit Pistons was over, the franchise was far removed from its days among the NBA's elite. His final season with the team was a tumultuous one, and his switch to Chicago seemed like the best move for everyone involved. More »

  • Utah gets third straight over Washington
    Utah gets third straight over Washington Associated Press - 20 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 30 points while Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 20 rebounds as Utah beat Washington 102-92 for its third straight NBA victory on Sunday. More »

  • Hawks suspend Schroder for tardy return after All-Star break
    Hawks suspend Schroder for tardy return after All-Star break AFP News - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 4:39 AM SGT

    The Atlanta Hawks suspended German guard Dennis Schroder for one game without pay for failure to report to the team on time after the NBA All-Star break. Schroder was to serve his one-game suspension on Friday when the Hawks hosted the Miami Heat. "Dennis has played an important role for our team and been a significant contributor to our success this season," president of basketball operations and head coach Mike Budenholzer said in a statement Friday. More »

  • Aussie top NBA pick Simmons ruled out for season
    Aussie top NBA pick Simmons ruled out for season AFP News - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 3:41 AM SGT

    Australian playmaker Ben Simmons, the top pick in last year's NBA draft, has been officially ruled out for the rest of what would have been his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers with a broken foot. Simmons is "heartbroken" over the news that the injury to his right foot has not fully healed, 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo said in making the announcement on Friday. More »

  • Charles Barkley drops curse word on 'Inside the NBA'
    Charles Barkley drops curse word on 'Inside the NBA' Associated Press - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 8:31 PM SGT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Charles Barkley accidentally used a curse word on-air when describing the New York Knicks' play on TNT's "Inside the NBA." More »

  • Warriors, Cavaliers return from NBA All-Star break with wins
    Warriors, Cavaliers return from NBA All-Star break with wins AFP News - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 4:05 PM SGT

    The Golden State Warriors exploded for 50 points in the third quarter Thursday to roar past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-113 in their first game after the NBA All-Star break. NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry had 20 of his 35 points and Kevin Durant added 15 of his 25 in the third period -- when the Warriors erased a 12-point halftime deficit and put themselves on the road to their 10th straight victory over their Western Conference rivals. The Warriors had scored just 18 points in the second quarter -- 49 in the first half -- as the Clippers seized the initiative despite the absence of injured point guard Chris Paul. More »

  • Mavericks send Bogut to 76ers in Noel deal
    Mavericks send Bogut to 76ers in Noel deal AFP News - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 11:44 AM SGT

    Australian center Andrew Bogut has been traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA deal sending forward Nerlens Noel to Dallas. As the league's transfer window slammed shut on Thursday ahead of the resumption of games after the NBA All-Star break, teams made final moves to tweak rosters for playoff runs or to reduce their payrolls in hopes of free agency spending next July. The Mavericks confirmed the widely reported deal with Philadelphia, which sees the Mavericks also send guard Justin Anderson and a first-round NBA Draft choice. More »

  • D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor league system
    D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor league system Associated Press - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 3:41 PM SGT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joel Bolomboy has been back and forth between the NBA Development League's Salt Lake City Stars and the Utah Jazz 15 times since November. More »

  • NBA legend Yao Ming named Chinese basketball chief
    NBA legend Yao Ming named Chinese basketball chief AFP News - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 2:57 PM SGT

    NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming called for "urgent" reform and said he was facing a multitude of problems as he was elected president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Thursday. The giant former Houston Rockets centre, 36, arrives at the post as China searches for new superstars and more glory days for its national team, which has largely stalled since his retirement in 2011. Yao, the first league head not drawn from government ranks, has long advocated reform of how basketball is run in his country, which has failed to produce anyone close to his calibre. More »

  • NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season
    NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season Associated Press - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 8:49 AM SGT

    LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA players and management have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season. More »

  • Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations
    Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations Reuters - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 4:48 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Magic Johnson was named the president of basketball operations for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as one of the NBA's most storied franchises undergoes a major shakeup to the their front office. In addition to promoting Johnson, a Hall of Famer who won five NBA titles with Los Angeles in the 1980s, Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, from his role as vice president of basketball operations. More »

  • Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations
    Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations Reuters - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 4:45 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Magic Johnson was named the president of basketball operations for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as one of the NBA's most storied franchises undergoes a major shakeup to the their front office. In addition to promoting Johnson, a Hall of Famer who won five NBA titles with Los Angeles in the 1980s, Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, from his role as vice president of basketball operations. More »

  • Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup
    Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup AFP News - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 3:31 AM SGT

    Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad. Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie's brother and son of former owner Jerry Buss, who died in 2013. More »

  • Pelicans' Davis grabs All-Star MVP on home court
    Pelicans' Davis grabs All-Star MVP on home court AFP News - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 2:05 PM SGT

    Anthony Davis scored a record 52 points on his home court as the West team continued their domination by outgunning the East 192-182 in the 66th annual NBA All-Star Game. The New Orleans Pelicans star Davis was named MVP and broke the scoring record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. More »

  • No defense allowed as West beats East in All-Star game
    No defense allowed as West beats East in All-Star game Reuters - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 12:27 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - In the full-court layup drill and three-point contest otherwise known as the 66th NBA All-Star Game, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis set an All-Star record with 52 points and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook added 41 points to carry the Western Conference to a 192-182 victory over the Eastern Conference on Sunday night in New Orleans. In a game in which defense was outlawed and feuding former teammates Westbrook and Kevin Durant played together for only 81 seconds, the West defeated the East for the sixth time in the last seven games. More »

  • Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star events
    Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star events Associated Press - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 11:07 PM SGT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. More »

  • Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest
    Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest AFP News - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 1:22 PM SGT

    Glenn Robinson scored a perfect 50 on his final dunk to capture the NBA All Star Game's slam dunk title after leaping over three people for a dynamic two-handed reverse jam. Indiana Pacers forward Robinson jumped over teammate Paul George, the club's mascot and a Pacer cheerleader to easily win the contest over Phoenix Suns rookie Derrick Jones. The Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon were eliminated in the earlier rounds. More »

  • The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events
    The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events Associated Press - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 12:34 PM SGT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's NBA All-Star events (all times local): More »