| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Kobe Bryant slung a designer backpack over his shoulders — both of them, it was important to note — and talked about something eminently important to him.
He left a game because of a sore right shoulder from a third-...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 2:54 PM
Kobe Bryant is under contract next season with the Lakers for $25 million. With his aging body making the daily grind of the NBA a challenge, would Bryant be willing to give up that much money and forgo his final year with the Lakers?
| Jan 19, 2015
| 10:39 PM
Instead of "rest," the Lakers could cite "future" as a reason for continuing to sit Kobe Bryant.
Next season is already affecting the Lakers, who have sidelined Bryant eight of the last 15 games.
Looking ahead was "part of the process," Lakers Coach...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:59 PM
Next season’s outlook is directly affecting the Lakers, who have turned an eye toward the future as part of their reasoning for sitting Kobe Bryant for several games.
Bryant will not play Monday against the Phoenix Suns, marking his eighth absence...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 7:57 PM
The Hawks kept flying. Kyle Korver doomed his former team with 24 points on 7-for-9 3-point shooting and Al Horford added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Hawks prevailed 107-99 for their 12th straight win and 26th of 28. Derrick Rose...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:58 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Dominique Wilkins slapped Al Horford on his back during a brief locker room chat and dished out a few kind words.
Horford at last had a triple-double to add to his own highlight reel.
"Congratulations on your first one, brother,"...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:55 PM
Two years ago, when asked about their interest in free agency, GM Rob Hennigan said the Magic would be swimming in the "kiddie pool."
After wading out without water wings to sign Channing Frye last offseason, is this the summer they snorkel in the...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 11:07 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:35 AM
The Clippers have had practices for two of the last three days after going nearly a month-long stretch without practicing while playing at least every other day.
"These practices are too much," Clippers' center DeAndre Jordan joked before Sunday's...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
No LeBron James. No Al Horford.
Late decisions by Cleveland and Atlanta to hold out the two stars could have led to a letdown, but Paul Millsap made sure the Hawks were tough down the stretch.
Millsap scored 26 points and took over for Atlanta in...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Josh Smith immediately paid dividends for the Houston Rockets, while the Memphis Grizzlies remained spiraling on their longest losing streak of the season.
Smith, who signed earlier in the day, scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds Friday night as...