| 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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Michael Jordan promised star power in free agency, and the Charlotte Hornets owner is on the verge of landing Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson.
ESPN reported Jordan, general manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford and assistant coach Patrick...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
If Len Bias could attend his own Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday, he'd do so as a 50-year-old man.
That's a heck of a thing to wrap your head around if, like me, you grew up as an obsessed ACC basketball fan in the 1980s. Lenny has lived as an idea...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel signed a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday after a disastrous finish to the 2013-14 season.
Terms of the contact were not released.
Last season, the Pacers earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:06 PM
HARTFORD — The Celtics have brought some of the NBA's marquee names to Hartford on their many trips from Boston to Connecticut in the past 40 years.
Fans in Hartford saw John Havlicek and Dave Cowens in the 1970s, they caught the Larry Bird-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...