| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:27 PM
The NBA All-Star break starts this week, yet the halfway point of the regular season has already slipped by.
But the All-Star game has long been regarded as the unofficial halfway point of the season.
So it's time for this reporter to hand out some...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:44 PM
Jacque Vaughn has left the building.
A franchise stuck in the mud has not.
The Orlando Magic fired their head coach on Thursday, a passive-aggressive kind of thing since team officials had acknowledged privately that Vaughn was dead man walking a week...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:40 PM
The Rockets played without injured center Dwight Howard and still won with relative ease, 101-90, scoring the first 13 points of the fourth quarter. The Bulls again struggled on defense, allowing James Harden & Co. to take control in the...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:45 AM
HOUSTON — Fourth-year pro Jimmy Butler had come home to play before, but never as an All-Star. And never with so much of the spotlight directed at his 6-foot-7 frame.
Before the Bulls' Wednesday morning shootaround, he reminded an area reporter...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:51 PM
Rarely has a Lakers player been so happy to see one winter month melt into another.
Nick Young hated January, the reasons more than easy to assemble — he shot 32%, was benched for the second half of a game and then sprained his ankle in practice,...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:56 PM
Who can forget Jan. 5 at the United Center?
Pau Gasol posted a monster double-double, Derrick Rose put his fingerprints all over the finish and Jimmy Butler locked down James Harden in the second half as the Bulls captured a shootout over the Rockets to...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 9:34 AM
The Lakers (12-31) have lost seven in a row coming into their Sunday-night battle against the Houston Rockets (30-14).
They'll play without Kobe Bryant, who may be out for the season with a torn rotator cuff.
Houston may not have center Dwight Howard,...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:58 PM
Magic center Nikola Vucevic has posted impressive statistics this season. The numbers just weren't good enough to land him his first spot in the NBA All-Star Game.
He was considered a longshot to make it and Eastern Conference coaches did not vote to...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 1:32 PM
The distinction between what coaches say and what they mean has long involved a considerable chasm, unless that coach is Gregg Popovich.
So, for what it's worth, consider the words of Hornets coach Steve Clifford before Wednesday's game against the...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Shaquille O'Neal made a list of the players he thinks should be selected as reserves on this year's Western Conference All-Star team.
Among those players was DeAndre Jordan.
The Clippers superstar center did not appear on the lists from Charles...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:41 PM
Facing heightened speculation that he's about to lose his job, along with palpable frustration within the Orlando Magic organization about his team's performance, coach Jacque Vaughn said Friday that he's not allowing himself to be distracted by noise...