| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:47 PM
To celebrate the silver anniversary of the UConn men's 1989-90 Dream Season, The Courant will be looking at players and coaches who helped make that team special. Stories will appear periodically throughout the season.
The Dream Season did not have a...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin.
The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season.
The patience with a center who at times came up small.
The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 3:54 PM
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics are still blowing leads at a rather alarming rate.
The difference now is that they are actually starting to hang on and win.
"We're growing. It shows that we're growing," Boston guard Rajon Rondo said after his team blew all...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Byron Scott didn't eat with any Boston Celtics. No chance.
"I'm still real old school," the Lakers coach said Friday. "I don't have breakfast with Danny [Ainge] and all those guys."
He didn't tease Kobe Bryant about grabbing an early meal Thursday...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Coach Gregg Popovich understands that the San Antonio Spurs might be lacking a bit of energy and focus this season as they deal with the defense of their NBA title and the grind of another 82-game season.
It was different last season, when the Spurs...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:49 PM
A simple reason for a rare Lakers victory was the return of Nick Young, the self-proclaimed "Swaggy P" always one step and two laughs ahead in life.
"It's like my swag just rubbed off on everybody," he said after bringing some desperately needed scoring...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Cliché all you want about the team game, but the NBA, at its highest level, very much can be a singular equation, one player making all the difference.
So on July 11, when LeBron James said he was coming home, as Cleveland exulted, the question became...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:02 PM
NEW YORK — From the May 1, 2012, playoff game vs. the 76ers directly after he tore his left ACL to the April 29, 2014, playoff game in which the Wizards eliminated the Bulls, Derrick Rose watched.
Oh, sure, he logged those 10 games at the start of...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:04 PM
This Bulls-Cavaliers rivalry is going to be something.
Friday's home opener at the United Center produced the agonizingly familiar sight of Derrick Rose sitting in the locker room during the fourth quarter and overtime.
It also produced some...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:19 PM
Her broken ankle. His aching heart. Marques Johnson's ruptured disk. Bill Walton's bum foot. Whatever the affliction, Donald and Shelly Sterling have long favored one particular cure: a lawsuit.
Over the last four decades, the billionaire couple have...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:53 PM
On Monday night, the Magic continue their preseason road tour against a team whose building blueprints they might want to study.
We've heard so much about the Magic's desire to emulate San Antonio and Oklahoma City, largely because young GM Rob Hennigan...