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  • Howard shines as Hawks halt skid
    Howard shines as Hawks halt skid AFP News - 19 hours ago

    Dwight Howard scored 23 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks end their seven-game NBA losing streak with a 103-95 victory over the Miami Heat. "It was good to get the monkey off our backs, but we've got to keep working," said Howard, who connected on nine of 11 shots from the floor and made five of six from the free-throw line. Defensively, Howard helped limit Miami's Hassan Whiteside to just eight points -- 10 fewer than his season average. More »

  • Spurs rally, roll toward NBA history on the road
    Spurs rally, roll toward NBA history on the road AFP News - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 2:23 PM SGT

    The San Antonio Spurs erased an early 10-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-91 and extend their perfect record on the road to 13-0. The Spurs are closing in on NBA history. San Antonio notched away win No. 13 without veteran stars Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, with Parker ruled out because of a knee contusion and Ginobili in uniform but on the bench on the second night of back-to-back games. More »

  • Klay Thompson explodes for 60 as Warriors rout Pacers in NBA
    Klay Thompson explodes for 60 as Warriors rout Pacers in NBA AFP News - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 5:17 PM SGT

    Klay Thompson exploded for a career-high 60 points in a phenomenal individual display as Golden State steamrolled the Indiana Pacers 142-106 on Monday. Thompson tormented Indiana with a mesmerizing performance which saw him rack up 40 points in the first two quarters alone. A further 20 points in the third quarter gave Thompson the highest individual game tally of his career and the highest of any player in the NBA this season as the Warriors improved to 18-3. More »

  • LeBron James steers clear of Trump hotel - report
    LeBron James steers clear of Trump hotel - report AFP News - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 4:32 PM SGT

    LeBron James is among a group of Cleveland Cavaliers players who have refused to stay in a hotel affiliated with President-elect Donald Trump when the NBA champions visit New York later this week, it was reported Monday. ESPN cited multiple team sources as saying that James, who endorsed Trump's rival Hillary Clinton during last month's election, would not stay with other team members at the Trump SoHo hotel in Manhattan for this week's game against the Knicks. The 46-story luxury building, which opened in 2010, is branded with Trump's name through a licensing agreement. More »

  • Thompson first player to post 60 points in under 30 minutes
    Thompson first player to post 60 points in under 30 minutes Reuters - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 3:37 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson remembers the night Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006. Thompson, a teenager growing up in Los Angeles as the son of an NBA player, was offered tickets to the game. Almost 11 years later, Thompson did his best impersonation of a performance he never saw, exploding for 23 of his career-high 60 points in the second quarter on Monday night, propelling the Golden State Warriors to a 142-106 home victory over the Indiana Pacers. More »

  • Westbrook in rare NBA territory with fifth straight triple-double
    Westbrook in rare NBA territory with fifth straight triple-double AFP News - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 1:52 PM SGT

    Russell Westbrook became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to notch five straight triple-doubles in the NBA, his latest on Sunday powering Oklahoma City to a 101-92 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans. Westbrook scored 28 points, pulled down 17 rebounds and handed out 12 assists for his 10th triple-double of the season and his fifth in a row. "It's just a blessing," Westbrook said. More »

  • Westbrook first since Jordan with 5 straight triple-doubles
    Westbrook first since Jordan with 5 straight triple-doubles Associated Press - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM SGT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook became the first NBA player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989. More »

  • Curry leads Warriors over Suns
    Curry leads Warriors over Suns Associated Press - Sun, Dec 4, 2016 4:49 PM SGT

    OAKLAND, California (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 31 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors ran their NBA-record streak of regular season games without consecutive losses to 106 by beating the Phoenix Suns 138-109 on Saturday night. More »

  • NBA Capsules
    NBA Capsules Associated Press - Sun, Dec 4, 2016 3:06 PM SGT

    OAKLAND, California (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 31 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors ran their NBA-record streak of regular season games without consecutive losses to 106 by beating the Phoenix Suns 138-109 on Saturday night. More »

  • Warriors' Green slams NBA for flagrant foul call
    Warriors' Green slams NBA for flagrant foul call Reuters - Sun, Dec 4, 2016 2:47 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green slammed the NBA on Saturday for its officiating, two days after he was penalized for a flagrant foul that led to his team losing to the Houston Rockets. Green was given a flagrant foul late in the game against the Rockets when his flailing leg connected with the head of James Harden during a shot attempt.Houston earned two points and possession of the ball in their 132-127 double overtime win over the Warriors, who had their 12-game winning streak snapped.The play was the latest for Green who has been repeatedly penalized for his frequent high kicks."I just laugh at it," Green told the Mercury News. More »

  • Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue
    Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue Associated Press - Sun, Dec 4, 2016 12:08 PM SGT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes. More »

  • Warriors coach Kerr says marijuana could ease pain
    Warriors coach Kerr says marijuana could ease pain AFP News - Sun, Dec 4, 2016 6:50 AM SGT

    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says marijuana didn't help his chronic back pain, but he still thinks pro sports leagues must eventually reconsider their opposition to the drug. Kerr told CSN Bay Area that he experimented with marijuana a "few times" to help him cope with pain. Medicinal marijuana use has been legalized by the state of California, although it's still illegal under US federal law and against the rules for players in the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. More »

  • Clippers down Pelicans in follow-up to big win over Cavs
    Clippers down Pelicans in follow-up to big win over Cavs AFP News - Sat, Dec 3, 2016 1:57 PM SGT

    The Los Angeles Clippers finished a potentially disastrous NBA road trip on a strong note, following up their impressive upset of the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 114-96 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans. "It was average, it was OK," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said of the six-game road swing that yielded three victories. "Obviously, we won three games, we went .500," Rivers said. More »

  • James makes good on wager, wears Cubs kit to Bulls game
    James makes good on wager, wears Cubs kit to Bulls game AFP News - Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:56 AM SGT

    Cleveland star LeBron James made good on a World Series wager Friday, sporting a full Chicago Cubs baseball uniform upon arriving for the Cavaliers' Friday NBA game at the Chicago Bulls. In a bet with friend and former teammate Dwyane Wade, now with the Bulls, James agreed that he would turn out in the Cubs kit if the Chicago team beat the Cleveland Indians in baseball's championship showcase this year. The Cubs did indeed end their epic title drought, battling back from a 3-1 series deficit to do so. More »

  • 76ers celebrate 50th anniversary of NBA's great champions
    76ers celebrate 50th anniversary of NBA's great champions Associated Press - Sat, Dec 3, 2016 4:29 AM SGT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers may as well have won the NBA championship when they dethroned the Boston Celtics in the east. The delirious Sixers fans stormed the court and swarmed Wilt Chamberlain. One fan even hung on a rim as the players hustled past outstretched arms to the locker room. More »

  • Clippers snap skid with rout of Cavaliers
    Clippers snap skid with rout of Cavaliers AFP News - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 1:16 PM SGT

    The Los Angeles Clippers snapped a three-game NBA skid in impressive style Thursday, humbling the reigning champion Cavaliers 113-94 in Cleveland. LeBron James and the Cavaliers endured their second straight defeat on the heels of an upset loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. It's the first time this season the 13-4 Cavaliers have lost two straight. More »

  • Clippers roll to 113-94 win over listless Cavaliers
    Clippers roll to 113-94 win over listless Cavaliers Associated Press - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 1:14 PM SGT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Upon arriving at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers received commemorative watches, the latest gifts to celebrate their NBA championship. More »

  • Isaiah Austin cleared to play 2 years after Marfan diagnosis
    Isaiah Austin cleared to play 2 years after Marfan diagnosis Associated Press - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 2:52 AM SGT

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin has been cleared to play basketball again, 2 1/2 years after he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during a physical before the NBA draft. More »

  • Cuban blasts 'ridiculous' officiating in Clippers-Nets game
    Cuban blasts 'ridiculous' officiating in Clippers-Nets game Associated Press - Thu, Dec 1, 2016 2:08 PM SGT

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is again expressing frustration with NBA officials, although this time his criticism has nothing to do with his own team. More »

  • Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation
    Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation Associated Press - Thu, Dec 1, 2016 2:05 PM SGT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A scheduled game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers was postponed Wednesday night by the NBA because of condensation on the court at the Wells Fargo Center. More »