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  • Kobe Bryant sits out the Lakers' game against the Magic for rest purposes

    Kobe Bryant sits out the Lakers' game against the Magic for rest purposes
    LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center. You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....
  • Monta Ellis scores 20 points, Mavericks beat Cavaliers 109-90 for 5th straight win

    While the wins keep piling up for the Dallas Mavericks, all the Cavaliers keep adding are injuries. Monta Ellis scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 15 and the Mavericks won their fifth straight game Sunday, a 109-90 victory over the Cavaliers, whose...
  • Defense rests for Clippers in 107-98 loss to Hawks

    Defense rests for Clippers in 107-98 loss to Hawks
    The floor-spacing, three-point-shooting Atlanta Hawks tend to serve as a referendum on whether their opponent has a capable defense. For the second time in 13 days, it was a resounding nay for the Clippers. The Clippers struggled to stop the Hawks...
  • Heat's Wade, Bosh reflect on passing of Stuart Scott

    Heat's Wade, Bosh reflect on passing of Stuart Scott
    While Sunday's focus for the Miami Heat was on snapping their four-game losing streak, not even the victory over the Brooklyn Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena took the sadness out of the day. Both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh said it was an emotional time,...
  • ESPN's Stuart Scott dies after lengthy battle with cancer

    Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died Sunday after a battle with cancer, the network announced. He was 49. Scott, who worked as an anchor for ESPN and ABC Sports for 21 years, was one of the most recognizable figures on sports television. He was...
  • Heat still feel like the hunted - on smaller scale

    Heat still feel like the hunted - on smaller scale
    For Heat center Chris Bosh, it was still playing Los Angeles Lakers. When he was with the Toronto Raptors, he said was always a big deal playing against the Lakers. At the time, they were removed from the days as being the league's premiere franchise....
  • Actress-director Eva Longoria turns focus on sports world with new ESPN series of short films

    Eva Longoria is putting her focus on the sports world in a new series of short films the actress is executive producing for ESPN. Longoria's first effort for the "Versus" series debuting in May is about Sebastien De La Cruz, the young mariachi singer...
  • In L.A. NBA battle, Lakers have the past, Clippers have the present

    In L.A. NBA battle, Lakers have the past, Clippers have the present
    Byron Scott smiled in late October when asked which of Los Angeles' NBA teams ruled the city. "When they get about 13 banners," the Lakers coach said of the Clippers, mindful that his team had won 16 championships and its cross-town rival zero, "then it...
  • Derrick Rose's slump extends to defensive end too

    Derrick Rose's slump extends to defensive end too
    There's an enduring image from this summer's FIBA World Cup in Spain of Derrick Rose in a tight, squat defensive stance, picking up his opponent full-court. Rose didn't clap or hike up his shorts, so this wasn't Michael Jordan and Gary Payton dueling in...
  • Heat crumble again in third, fall 99-83 to Blazers

    You couldn't say they didn't see it coming. Not when the Portland Trail Blazers have shown substantial resilience this season. And when the Miami Heat have shown third-quarter ineptitude. Thursday night at the Moda Center it all held to all-too-...
  • Wade says 'togetherness' lacking amid Heat lapses

    Wade says 'togetherness' lacking amid Heat lapses
    For four seasons, there was an inherent trust, as well as a Harlem Shake video and plenty of video bombing. It wasn't always smooth during the Miami Heat's Big Three run through four consecutive NBA Finals, but there was a collective expectation of...