| Dec 6, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Here's what you don't do amid the hubbub about the very real imbalance between the NBA's two conferences, with the West again pummeling the East this season: You don't realign.
Because in two years Kevin Durant could be back home in Washington,...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:07 PM
He can stuff a box score, as he does regularly but perhaps never as impressively as when he announced his ascendance with 26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks and three steals in the Pelicans' season-opening victory over the Magic.
He can make veterans...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:20 AM
May 19 will be an important date for general manager Sam Hinkie and the Philadelphia 76ers.
That's when the annual Ping-Pong ball extravaganza known as the NBA Draft Lottery takes place. The draft is set for June 25.
While the Sixers might be able...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:50 PM
SAN ANTONIO -- Moving from end to end with the acceleration of a Porsche, guard Russell Westbrook scored 34 points, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the San Antonio Spurs 114-106 Thursday.
Westbrook also passed for 11 assists.
Fans in San...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Howie Dickenman continued a family tradition of nearly four decades at his home on Christmas Eve. Only this time, the Central Connecticut basketball coach had another guest.
"Every Christmas Eve for 38 years, since she was 3 weeks old, I have read...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and the Detroit Pistons used an 18-0 run in the second quarter to roll past the host Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-80, on Sunday.
It was Cleveland's second blowout loss at home in less than two weeks. The Cavaliers lost,...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:48 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Brett Brown knows it requires time to develop players into quality NBA shooters.
Asked Thursday how long it takes, Brown replied, "I think anywhere from three to five years."
"Everybody's different, but I think in general —...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The crests and dips of a Lakers fan's confidence would be easy to map over time.
An incredible number of highs for several decades. Many, many lows the last three seasons.
But Coach Byron Scott said he stood by the vision of Lakers executives Jim Buss...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Lakers (4-13) remained undefeated against the Eastern Conference on Sunday night, defeating the first-place Toronto Raptors (13-4).
With three wins against the east, but just one in 14 tries against the Western Conference, the Lakers currently...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:08 PM
WASHINGTON — So much for all the jokes about the Lakers wishing they played in the Eastern Conference.
They returned to the regularly scheduled narrative of their season, another loss, after a two-game spree against the East.
The M-V-P chant was...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 11:38 AM
The Oklahoma City Thunder is getting better in a hurry.
Four days after all-star point guard Russell Westbrook returned from a lengthy absence caused by a broken hand, reigning NBA most valuable player Kevin Durant is expected to make his season debut...