| Mar 12, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The Lakers (17-46) ended a five-game losing streak on Tuesday with a win over the Detroit Pistons (23-41). On Thursday night, they'll host the worst team in the NBA at Staples Center, the 12-51 New York Knicks.
The Knicks defeated the Lakers in early...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 10:04 PM
Games between the Lakers and New York Knicks used to mean something. Rest assured, they still do.
Thursday's game between the two teams at Staples Center matters — but only because of pingpong balls.
The Knicks lead the Lakers in lottery...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 8:04 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Hill has given Indiana the scoring punch it needed all season. He's also helping the Pacers' improved defense deliver the knockout punch.
The combination has surging Indiana right back in the playoff chase.
| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:06 PM
NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant won't play in Sunday's All-Star game, his season already over because of a shoulder injury. Dwyane Wade will also skip it because of a sore hamstring. Carmelo Anthony is here, a reasonable expectation because the New York...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 8:25 PM
Russell Westbrook almost made history Sunday, scoring the second-most points in All-Star game history as the Western Conference held off the East, 163-158.
Westbrook had 41 points, one fewer than Wilt Chamberlain scored in 1962, and was an easy choice...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 6:34 PM
PHILADELPHIA — In Sam Hinkie's eyes, his plan hasn't changed, despite trading point guard Michael Carter-Williams.
Rather, the 76ers are simply moving forward without the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year.
"I think our plan is just the same...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:46 PM
This was the right opponent at the right time.
There will be greater challenges for the Miami Heat in coming days -- in terms of emotion and quality of competition -- but what Erik Spoelstra's team needed Friday night at Madison Square Garden was a...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:04 PM
Miami Heat star Chris Bosh will miss the rest of the season because of blood clots on one of his lungs, the team announced Saturday.
Bosh, 30, is receiving treatment at a hospital in South Florida. He checked himself in to the hospital Thursday after...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 7:45 AM
For three seasons, Erik Spoelstra preached position-less with the Miami Heat. So Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole largely played as point guards in designation only, with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade facilitating.
Two championships resulted.
| Feb 18, 2015
| 7:48 PM
At least the Bulls' participatory issues have moved from training staff-related to travel.
Everyone but Derrick Rose participated in an intense, 90-minute practice Wednesday at the Advocate Center. Barring a Kirk Hinrich setback or an injury during...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:36 PM
When/Where: 7:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden, New York.
TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.5-FM, 710-AM (Spanish).
Scouting report: The Heat return from the All-Star break on a four-game road losing streak, playing shorthanded in the wake of...