| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Observations from Wednesday night's 102-82 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center:
-- Consistency remains an abstract for the Heat.
-- In their overall record.
-- In their lineup combinations.
-- This time it was Justin Hamilton's first...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Kobe Bryant has fought through a broken bone in his knee, torn Achilles' tendon, numerous sprained ankles and chronic knee pain so severe it required cutting-edge treatment in Germany, all while investing 46,386 career minutes over 19 seasons (not...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 10:52 PM
For all the hardware he'd accumulated in his life — championship rings, MVP trophies, All-Star awards — one peculiar item heralded the imminent appearance of the NBA's third-leading scorer at a postgame news conference.
A green plastic...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:08 PM
DeAndre Jordan knows what he's here to do in the NBA.
Rebound. Defend. Dunk lob passes, set picks and make putbacks.
Anything else is a bonus. And Jordan put the Clippers in bonus territory Wednesday night at Staples Center.
He made the two free...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James made up Plan A. Pau Gasol was Plan B.
Jordan Hill? Is there such a thing as Plan J?
The Lakers re-signed Hill only after it became apparent that neither Anthony nor James would head west and Gasol would travel east....
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:19 PM
NEW YORK -- New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher said he wanted to reward shooting guard J.R. Smith with his first start of the season Sunday based on his work ethic in practice the day before.
Smith, usually the first man off the Knicks bench, responded...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Somehow, the NBA schedule makers placed Derrick Rose in the Moda Center on Friday night, 364 days after he tore his right meniscus here, changing the direction of the Bulls' season but not the trajectory of Rose's downward trend.
That Rose watched the...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 11:01 PM
Despite denying it, Kobe Bryant considers it highly important to pass Michael Jordan's career scoring mark. So says one of Bryant's closest ex-teammates.
Bryant is only 218 points from passing Jordan for third on the NBA all-time list after scoring 27...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 11:44 AM
No matter what happens between now and April 15, the presumed end of the Lakers season, Byron Scott won't wall himself off.
He left that behind more than 20 years ago, when he and James Worthy had to assume the unofficial roles of team spokesmen after...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Broderick Turner picks the West (in predicted order of finish)
2013-14 finish: 62-20.
Coming: Kyle Anderson.
Going: No one of significance.
Despite a storied history, the Spurs have never won back-to-back titles. In...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Here's our team-by-team preview of the Western Conference. Teams are in predicted order of finish in their divisions.
SOUTHWEST DIVISIONSan Antonio Spurs
Last Season: 62-20, 1st in Southwest. Defeated Miami to win NBA title.
The Buzz: The way the...