| Dec 19, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Dreaming of Kevin Durant? Easy to do.
He was a main theme while at Staples Center. And he didn't even play because of a sprained ankle.
It didn't matter, the Lakers losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 104-103, Russell Westbrook more than carrying the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:08 AM
The Lakers wrapped their exhibition season on Friday with a buzzer-beating 93-92 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
A difficult (3-5) preseason ended with two injuries as Wayne Ellington suffered a concussion and Ronnie Price a bruised knee.
Earlier in the...