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  • Curry magic as Golden State Warriors down Rockets
    Curry magic as Golden State Warriors down Rockets AFP News - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 6:23 PM SGT

    Stephen Curry turned on the style as the Golden State Warriors overcame a brave Houston Rockets fightback to triumph 123-110 and stretch their winning streak to 10 games on Tuesday. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Curry scored 35 points in a pulsating battle in Oakland to take the Warriors' record to 47-4 for the season. The highlight of Curry's latest masterclass was his role in a remarkable passage of play in the third quarter, when he stripped the ball inside the Warriors paint and then darted forward to launch an attack. More »

  • NBA: Clippers suspend Griffin four games for punching incident
    NBA: Clippers suspend Griffin four games for punching incident Reuters - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 3:24 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended forward Blake Griffin four games and will withhold his pay for an additional contest for punching an equipment manager last month, the NBA team said on Tuesday. The Clippers said the Jan. 23 incident in Toronto, which left the five-time All-Star with a broken hand and was expected to keep him sidelined four to six weeks, has no place in its organization. "Blake is remorseful and has apologized for his actions," the Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and head coach Doc Rivers said in a joint statement. More »

  • Clippers suspend Griffin four games for punching incident
    Clippers suspend Griffin four games for punching incident Reuters - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 6:37 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended forward Blake Griffin four games and will withhold his pay for an additional contest for punching an equipment manager last month, the NBA team said on Tuesday. The Clippers said the Jan. 23 incident in Toronto, which left the five-time All-Star with a broken hand and was expected to keep him sidelined four to six weeks, has no place in its organization. "Blake is remorseful and has apologized for his actions," the Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and head coach Doc Rivers said in a joint statement. More »

  • James triple-double leads Cavs over Kings
    James triple-double leads Cavs over Kings AFP News - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 2:56 PM SGT

    Cleveland superstar LeBron James posted his 40th career triple-double -- and his first this season -- to lead the Cavaliers to a 120-100 NBA win over the reeling Sacramento Kings. James had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and teammate Kyrie Irving added 32 points and 12 assists to pile on the misery for the Kings, who have lost four straight and eight of their last nine. Sacramento coach George Karl reportedly could be fired before next weekend's All-Star break. More »

  • Slumping NBA Knicks sack head coach Fisher
    Slumping NBA Knicks sack head coach Fisher AFP News - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 4:15 AM SGT

    The slumping New York Knicks sacked Derek Fisher on Monday, promoting Kurt Rambis to the job of interim head coach in a bid to reverse their sagging NBA fortunes. "It's time for us to make a change, turn this team around and move forward," Knicks President Phil Jackson said Monday afternoon, hours after the team confirmed the move in a statement posted on its website. The decision to axe Fisher, who was hand-picked by Jackson prior to the 2014-15 season despite his lack of coaching experience, came a day after the Knicks fell 101-96 to the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden -- the Knicks' season-high fifth straight defeat and their ninth defeat in their last 10 games. More »

  • Struggling Knicks fire coach Fisher in second season
    Struggling Knicks fire coach Fisher in second season Reuters - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 2:00 AM SGT

    The struggling New York Knicks have fired head coach Derek Fisher less than two years after he was brought in to help turn around the once-proud franchise, the National Basketball Association team said on Monday. Fisher was dismissed a day after the NBA's most valuable team (23-31) lost their fifth consecutive outing, falling five games back of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Associate head coach Kurt Rambis has been named interim head coach, the Knicks said in a statement. More »

  • Warriors hold off charge to beat Thunder
    Warriors hold off charge to beat Thunder Reuters - Sun, Feb 7, 2016 2:58 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors showed why they are considered the best team in the NBA. Guard Klay Thompson hit a key 3-pointer with 1:40 remaining as the Golden State Warriors erased a nine-point deficit, blew a 20-point lead and outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-108 Saturday night at Oracle Arena. "In the third quarter we got careless," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. More »

  • Spurs hold off Bryant and Lakers to continue home run
    Spurs hold off Bryant and Lakers to continue home run Reuters - Sun, Feb 7, 2016 2:11 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - Retiring Los Angeles guard and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant may have won the battle on Saturday in his final trip to San Antonio, but it was the Spurs who won the war, thanks to a combined 46 points from their two starting forwards and a pair of huge baskets by point guard Tony Parker down the stretch. The Spurs survived a riveting command performance in the Alamo City by Bryant and outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers 106-102 to win their fourth straight game and remain unbeaten at home. Bryant, who is retiring at the end of this campaign after spending 20 seasons in the NBA, all with Los Angeles, finished with 25 points, 16 of them in the third period to help lead the Lakers back into the game. More »

  • Bradley seals Celtics' stunning win over Cavs
    Bradley seals Celtics' stunning win over Cavs AFP News - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 2:42 PM SGT

    Boston's Avery Bradley drilled a three-pointer as time expired as the Celtics rallied to stun NBA Eastern Conference leaders Cleveland 104-103 on their home floor. The Celtics snatched the victory after trailing by five points in the final 20 seconds. The Cavaliers, led by superstar LeBron James, had trailed by seven with four minutes to play. More »

  • From Greece to New York, Antetokounmpo lands with Knicks
    From Greece to New York, Antetokounmpo lands with Knicks Reuters - Sat, Feb 6, 2016 11:29 AM SGT

    By Philip O'Connor NEW YORK (Reuters) - As paths to the NBA from Europe go, Thanasis Antetokounmpo has taken the long way, but having signed a second short-term contract with the New York Knicks and made his NBA debut, he is determined to make his stay as long as possible. Thanasis, 23, was drafted by the Knicks in 2014, but subsequently farmed out to their D-League affiliate. More »

  • L.A. Lakers down Pelicans for second straight NBA win
    L.A. Lakers down Pelicans for second straight NBA win AFP News - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 2:57 PM SGT

    With a lead slipping away again, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant showed his younger teammates how to put away an NBA game. Bryant, 37 and heading into retirement after this season, drained three three-pointers in the final 6:07, scoring 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 99-96 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans. Although the shots sounded the death-knell for the Pelicans, they were greeted by cheers from fans, who like their counterparts around the country have greeted Bryant like one of their own during a season that has turned into a farewell tour. More »

  • Stephen Curry to defend NBA three-point crown at all-star showcase
    Stephen Curry to defend NBA three-point crown at all-star showcase AFP News - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 9:26 AM SGT

    Stephen Curry, who is on pace to shatter his single-season three-point record, will attempt to defend his long-range shooting title at next week's NBA All-Star Game weekend in Toronto. The announcement Thursday comes less than 24 hours after the Golden State superstar Curry finished one three-pointer shy of matching the one game NBA record of 12 three pointers in the Warriors' 134-121 win over Washington. Reigning league Most Valuable Player and current NBA scoring leader Curry has made 232 three-pointers in 49 games this season, putting him on track to break his own record of 286 which he established last season. More »

  • Essentials: Toronto, from what's new to classic attractions
    Essentials: Toronto, from what's new to classic attractions Associated Press - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 1:37 AM SGT

    TORONTO (AP) — Grab your toque (what Canadians call a wool hat) and get your game face on if you're heading for the NBA All-Star Game in the 6ix —a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto's unofficial ambassador, for his hometown. More »

  • Curry nets 51 as NBA champions Golden State Warriors beat Wizards
    Curry nets 51 as NBA champions Golden State Warriors beat Wizards AFP News - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 4:37 PM SGT

    Stephen Curry scored 51 points, including an NBA season-high 11 3-pointers, to power the defending league champion Golden State Warriors past host Washington 134-121. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Curry on Wednesday scored 25 points in the first quarter as the Warriors improved to 45-4 with their eighth consecutive victory. Curry went 11-of-16 from beyond the arc, finishing one 3-pointer shy of matching the one-game NBA record of 12 3-pointers shared by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and former NBA standout Donyell Marshall. More »

  • Curry lights up Wizards for Warriors' 8th straight win
    Curry lights up Wizards for Warriors' 8th straight win Associated Press - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 1:05 PM SGT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Following one of his worst offensive games this season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry stopped thinking about basketball and recalibrated his mind. It worked out just fine. More »

  • Red-hot Curry helps Warriors run through Wizards
    Red-hot Curry helps Warriors run through Wizards Reuters - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 12:22 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - Stephen Curry scored 25 of his 51 points in the first quarter and sank 11 three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors downed the Washington Wizards 134-121 for their eighth straight win on Wednesday. Golden State (45-4) obliterated Washington early with Curry providing the firepower, including 36 points in the first half on 13-of-14 shot attempts with eight from beyond the arc. After the Wizards closed to 81-79 midway through the third quarter, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player helped fend off Washington with a pair of three-pointers. More »

  • NBA Mavericks owner Cuban buys into US Futsal League
    NBA Mavericks owner Cuban buys into US Futsal League AFP News - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 7:46 AM SGT

    Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and an investor on the US television show "Shark Tank," is backing a new American sports venture, the Professional Futsal League (PFL). While futsal has made little US impact, an indoor version of football, arena soccer, is played using artificial turf inside ice hockey boards. More »

  • Kobe Bryant scores 38 as LA Lakers snap NBA skid
    Kobe Bryant scores 38 as LA Lakers snap NBA skid AFP News - Wed, Feb 3, 2016 9:05 PM SGT

    Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 38 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 119-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves that halted the Lakers' 10-game losing streak. With Tuesday's victory, the Lakers avoided the humiliation of setting a franchise record for consecutive defeats. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion with the Lakers who will retire after this season, scored 14 of the Lakers' last 18 points. More »

  • NBA Rockets center Howard suspended, coach fined for criticizing refs
    NBA Rockets center Howard suspended, coach fined for criticizing refs AFP News - Wed, Feb 3, 2016 4:46 AM SGT

    The NBA suspended Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for one game on Tuesday for striking the arm of a referee, and his coach J.B. Bickerstaff was fined $10,000 for criticizing officiating after the same game. Howard was to miss Tuesday night's home game against the Miami Heat over the incident in the fourth quarter of the Rockets' 123-122 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Howard scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the game but was ejected for the second straight contest after tangling with Wizards center Nene. More »

  • Spurs' Parker might miss Olympics in Rio
    Spurs' Parker might miss Olympics in Rio Reuters - Wed, Feb 3, 2016 2:06 AM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - San Antonio guard Tony Parker, a four-time NBA champion with the Spurs, told a French radio station on Tuesday that he could miss the Summer Olympics because his wife is due to give birth to the couple's second son at the end of July. Both president Jean-Pierre Siutat and technical director Patrick Beesley said they had not been told of Parker's situation. More »