| 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 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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 11:09 PM
Dwight Howard sat out because of a strained knee, immediately eliminating a captivating part of Wednesday's game.
Nobody called anybody “soft.” No wild elbows flew. The referees didn't have to separate anybody.
But with Dwight vs. Kobe...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 7:54 PM
The Lakers won't be sweeping confetti from their hair next June. Figueroa will be bereft of purple and gold.
That over-30 wins wager you made last month? Doesn't look so solid right now.
These are sad times for Lakers fans who, at the risk of sounding...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Ira, the Heat and Bulls should work out a deal so Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose play together, that way when one takes a day off the other can play. -- Harvey.
A: If Wade's situation grows as muddled at Rose's in Chicago, then the Heat are in major...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:05 AM
"We were a little late to that party." -- Pat Riley, in late July, on the Miami Heat's free-agency pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.
Of course they were. There were, after all, other priorities earlier that month, including what proved to be misguided...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Somehow, the NBA schedule makers placed Derrick Rose in the Moda Center on Friday night, 364 days after he tore his right meniscus here, changing the direction of the Bulls' season but not the trajectory of Rose's downward trend.
That Rose watched the...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:56 PM
This is what Dwyane Wade said when told NBA general managers, polled to name the league's best shooting guards, didn't mention him for the first time in eight years:
"I don't care,'' he said.
No motivation in that?
"I've got enough motivation,''...