| Dec 20, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. MEMPHIS: Ended Golden State’s 16-game win streak; then won back-to-back game at San Antonio in triple OT. (3)
2. GOLDEN STATE: Bounced back from having 16-...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time career scoring list, then he helped the Lakers win their third in a row with a 100-94 victory over the Timberwolves in Minnesota.
Bryant climbed into third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 10:52 PM
For all the hardware he'd accumulated in his life — championship rings, MVP trophies, All-Star awards — one peculiar item heralded the imminent appearance of the NBA's third-leading scorer at a postgame news conference.
A green plastic...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:45 PM
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics said goodbye to their captain and then said hello to their third straight win on Friday night.
With Rajon Rondo in Dallas courtesy of a trade that brought the Celtics three players and two draft picks, his former team...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:25 PM
The Clippers extended their winning streak to five games Monday night, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 127-101, at Staples Center.
After trailing by six points early, the Clippers took control of the game in the second quarter and never let up,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad.
We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo has been named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First Team, league officials announced moments ago.
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams, Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke, Brooklyn Nets center Mason...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Minnesota has a whole lot of lakes and quite a few Bruins. Chalk up one more in the Bruins category.
The Timberwolves selected UCLA product Zach LaVine with the 13th pick of the NBA draft on Thursday, and he joins Kevin Love, Luc Mbah a Moute and...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Thursday was a banner day for UCLA basketball as the Bruins' Zach LaVine, Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson were selected in the first round of the NBA draft.
A full story about the trio's draft experiences will be published Sunday, but here are some...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:33 PM
If the 2013 NBA draft was a wine vintage, retailers would already have their "Big Clearance Sale!" signs up to help make way for the highly anticipated crop next June.
The early returns from this season's rookie class indicate this was one of the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 PM
1. San Antonio
2012-13 finish: 58-24.
Coming: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Pendergraph.
Going: Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair.
Before anyone asks the Spurs to appear en masse on the next episode of "Derek," Ricky Gervais' thoughtful look at...