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  • The Times' NBA rankings

    Broderick Turner ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. PORTLAND: Ranked first in the NBA in rebounds per game (46.8) and second in points allowed (96.5). (1) 2. GOLDEN STATE:...
  • Victor Oladipo gives Magic energy boost in 101-85 win over the Bucks

    Victor Oladipo gives Magic energy boost in 101-85 win over the Bucks
    For the first eight minutes Friday night, the Orlando Magic looked as bad as they’ve looked all season. It’s one thing to miss shots, and the Magic did plenty of that against the Milwaukee Bucks. But the Magic did something worse: They began...
  • Milwaukee Holds Off Late Rally In 117-113 Win Over Knicks

    Milwaukee Holds Off Late Rally In 117-113 Win Over Knicks
    Bucks 117, Knicks 113: Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 points in 20 minutes off the bench as host Milwaukee held off a furious rally to win for the fourth time in five games. Zaza Pachulia had 14 points and 13 rebounds while Brandon Knight finished with 14...
  • Milwaukee Bucks are the surprise team of the NBA

    No one saw this coming. Anybody who suggests they knew the Milwaukee Bucks would be a competitive team this season is not telling the truth. But here the Bucks stand at 7-5 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, becoming the surprise team in...
  • Spurs will deny LeBron again, win title

    Spurs will deny LeBron again, win title
    Is the 50-year wait over for the city of Cleveland? Can LeBron James deliver the first title since Jim Brown did it in 1964? Have the defending champion San Antonio Spurs finally gotten so old that LeBron can now catch them? That, ladies and...
  • Eastern Conference preview: Can LeBron bring home a championship?

    Here's our team-by-team preview of the Eastern Conference. Teams are in predicted order of finish in their divisions. SOUTHEAST DIVISIONMiami Heat Last Season: 54-28, 1st in Southeast. Lost to San Antonio in NBA Finals. The Buzz: See the Cleveland...
  • NBA: Players with Virginia connections on opening-night rosters

    NBA: Players with Virginia connections on opening-night rosters
    Here’s a list of players with Virginia connections on NBA rosters as the regular season begins: Cleveland Cavaliers: 12 Joe Harris (SG, 6-6, U.Va.) Indiana Pacers: 22 Chris Copeland (SF, 6-8, U. of Colorado, Hermitage High) Milwaukee Bucks: 5...
  • Of tweets, tanks, and tabloid fodder: the NBA midseason awards

    It's always more fun to be inclusive when it comes to NBA midseason awards. So for every Kevin Durant (our most valuable player), we like to mix in a Larry Sanders (most exasperating) or a Kendall Marshall (most unlikely rise to a starter). Here,...
  • Dick Bavetta's streak is impressive, but he's no Cal Ripken Jr.

    Referee Dick Bavetta is such great fun whether he's holding a ball as part of a skit with a team mascot, racing Charles Barkley or casually yukking it up with a superstar that you wish he could work another 2,633 consecutive games. The 74-year-old has...
  • Lakers drop close game to Milwaukee Bucks, 108-105

    Milwaukee Bucks 108 - Lakers 105 (end of regulation) The only true win for the Lakers on Thursday night in Milwaukee against the Bucks was a loss. Already out of the playoffs, the Lakers hurt their draft position with back-to-back wins over the...
  • Can Lakers find a way to climb in the 2014 NBA draft?

    Can Lakers find a way to climb in the 2014 NBA draft?
    The Lakers hoped to land a top-three pick in the NBA draft lottery last month. Instead, the team dropped from the sixth to seventh when the lottery order was announced. Do the Lakers have any means to climb in the draft?  If so, to what end? The top...