| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:55 PM
If there was any doubt that the first-round NBA playoff series between the Clippers and Golden State Warriors would be worthy of a daytime national television spot it was erased Saturday at Staples Center.
The game didn’t go down to the last...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:43 PM
The Golden State Warriors choked. One of them did, anyway.
Klay Thompson was talking to reporters after the game when he accidentally inhaled the deodorant spray Draymond Green was using two lockers away.
Thompson's eyes watered and he coughed for a...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 7:35 PM
The moment was right in front of the Clippers and Golden State Warriors, there to be seized by two teams that have much disdain for each other.
When the time came to grab hold of that moment, when Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Chris Paul couldn't stop watching the play.
Once. Twice. Again. Another time.
It bothered him that he didn't make the right call in a late three-on-one, getting his shot blocked by Harrison Barnes instead of passing to J.J. Redick.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Golden State Warriors 112- Lakers 95 (end of regulation)
All the Golden State Warriors needed was a big second quarter to put away the Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center.
All-Star guard Stephen Curry scored 11 points in the second on four-of-...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Almost everyone gets to see the crazy step-back three-pointers and wild flip-ins that make Kevin Durant so great, his top plays consuming hours of air time on ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, etc.
Considerably fewer have been privy to the madness that is Byron...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:34 AM
With a stat sheet and playing style that embody their coach’s teamwork preachings, Virginia is confounding All-ACC voters this basketball season. The Cavaliers are clearly the league’s best team, but who is their best player, the one most...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:30 PM
OAKLAND — Golden State’s shots kept bouncing off the rim.
Some nicked the front, others clanged off the side and still others caromed high off the back.
It only seemed as though DeAndre Jordan was there to grab every rebound.
| Feb 11, 2012
| 2:30 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Tony Bennett's postmortem Saturday began and ended with questions about foul trouble. Virginia's coach wisely declined the bait.
Sure, early fouls by post players Mike Scott and Akil Mitchell were the last thing the 19th-...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 7:41 AM
ACC basketball’s talent drain continues at a record pace. With the expected news that Duke’s Austin Rivers and North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes and John Henson are entering the NBA draft, the conference next season will return no first-...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:47 AM
The early NBA exits and staggering coaching turnover have marinated. The rosters are close to set, and the summer recruiting circuit will commence next month.
So why not do some early handicapping of next season’s ACC basketball race?