| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The Lakers (12-27) are in 14th place in the Western Conference, just one game behind the Jazz (13-26), who they will play Friday night in Utah.
The benefit from an awful season is typically a high draft pick, but the Lakers owe their 2015 first-...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:05 PM
DENVER It wasn't just for Dirk Nowitzki's health that he and two other starters sat out Wednesday's 114-107 loss Wednesday against Denver.
It was for the overall health of the Mavericks' season. And franchise.
If sacrificing a January game in Denver...
| Jan 14, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. As the Dallas Mavericks muddle along trying to establish themselves as a force in the Western Conference, there's something else they'd like to ascertain.
They didn't do much to find it Tuesday night at Sleep Train...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:59 PM
The Denver Nuggets traded backup point guard Nate Robinson to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday for guard Jameer Nelson.
Robinson was a member of the Celtics for parts of 2009-10 and ‘10-11. He averaged 5.8 points for Denver this season a year after...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:12 PM
Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Marcus Smart made a key three-pointer in the closing minute, and the Celtics beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-100 on Monday night in Boston.
Jae Crowder scored 22 points, Marcus Thornton had 13 and ...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:24 AM
Phil Jackson won more championships than anyone as a coach, and seems committed to losing big in his first season as an executive.
Maybe he's right, and trading J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert for financial reasons is the best and quickest way to build...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:43 PM
Doc Rivers has had his tearful return to TD Garden.
He's hugged Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen before and after coaching against the stars who helped him win his only NBA title.
That leaves Rajon Rondo as the last significant link from...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:38 PM
If Blake Griffin could design the Clippers' schedule, it would include ample practices between games.
That would mean extra time for the power forward to work with shooting coach Bob Thate to refine the stroke of one of the most dynamic players in the...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:00 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The Boston Celtics pulled forward Jeff Green from their lineup before Friday's game against the Pacers amid rumors he would soon be dealt to Memphis.
Green is averaging a team-best 17.6 points. He had started each of the Celtics'...
| 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 3, 2015
| 9:25 PM
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:...