| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:46 PM
Game 6 of the 2014 NBA Finals this wasn't. Just another NBA preseason outing, albeit an extended one, with the Miami Heat escaping the AT&T Center on Saturday night with a 111-108 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Rookie guard Shabazz...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Suns owner Robert Sarver was so upset that the Spurs were missing marquee players (injured or resting after a European trip) and even Gregg Popovich (who appointed assistant Ettore Messina to coach) that he addressed the crowd in Phoenix during Thursday's...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
A year ago, after his team lost in the 2013 NBA Finals to the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was able to bring back almost his entire roster to eventually vanquish the Heat in the 2014 Finals.
Asked Saturday, before the teams met...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Friday night against the Golden State Warriors at the Sprint Center? Mere preseason fare.
Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center? More than just an exhibition.
With Friday's game against the Warriors typical of NBA...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:34 PM
When/Where: 8:30 p.m., AT&T Center.
TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.5-FM, 710-AM (Spanish).
Scouting report: This completes the first and only back-to-back set of the preseason for the Heat . . . The Heat dropped two of their three games...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:09 AM
The NBA is running a little experiment: They will shorten a game to see if it might be a better game in the long run.
The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game Sunday, shortening the contest from the standard 48 minutes....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
At 36 years old, Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant doesn't have much of a chance of winning the NBA's most valuable player award, according to gambling website Bovada.
Bryant is 11th on Bovada's list, with 30-1 odds.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 10:27 AM
To some, it's as if Chris Quinn never left, considering at 31 he's back with the Miami Heat.
For while, even after he was traded by the Heat in 2010, it felt like he never left, considering what he experienced in one of his ensuing adventures,...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Part of the rhythm of the NBA is the continuum is that you get to pick up where you left off, especially the elite.
While the offseasons tend to be brief, there is ample time to reflect, reassess, rededicate.
Eventually, the Detroit Pistons...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Watch, Michael Beasley will become a superstar under Gregg Popovich. -- D.T.
A: You have to credit the Spurs with their thoroughness, and it's difficult to believe that there isn't an NBA team than couldn't use Beasley's streak scoring. I'd include...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:33 PM
The face of Hollywood's hockey revolution looks like a closed fist.
The most powerful voice of Tinseltown's growing hockey chorus is an undiscernible mumble.
The biggest name on the Southland's coolest sports powerhouse is one that many people...