| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:24 PM
The struggling Bulls entered Thursday without Joakim Noah and Mike Dunleavy and faced a defending champion Spurs team finally hitting its stride with a healthy Kawhi Leonard. There couldn't have been a better time to learn that Derrick Rose was cleared to...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:38 PM
Sometimes, Tim Duncan doesn't play the entire fourth quarter because Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is resting him. Thursday night at the United Center, Duncan sat because the Bulls put the game out of reach. Derrick Rose scored 22 points in...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Kobe Bryant will have his torn rotator cuff examined in Los Angeles on Friday, and the Lakers (12-31) are set to play the San Antonio Spurs (27-17) without him.
In December, the Lakers beat the Spurs in San Antonio, 112-110, led by Nick Young with 29...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:56 PM
Clippers All-Star power forward Blake Griffin said he doesn't like sitting out games.
However, it's an option he had to consider during a recent stretch during which the team played at least every other day from Dec. 5 through New Year's Eve. ...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:17 PM
Brian Shaw remembers that 20-something kid who used to laugh at him.
“What's with all the ice?” Kobe Bryant would ask, scoffing at the veteran's habit of slapping ice bags around his knees, shoulders, back — whatever hurt, really...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:17 PM
Observations from Friday night's 95-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena:
-- The teams entered with virtually the same records, but the Heat entered in the thick of the playoff race, while the Kings already are waiting for next...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:57 PM
CHARLOTTE — Growing up in Tarboro, N.C., Montrezl Harrell was like a lot of other Tobacco Road-raised basketball-loving kids, dreaming of one day donning a sky blue uniform at the University of North Carolina.
As Harrell started to develop some...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Lots of games. Barely any practices.
That's the reality facing the Clippers, who are 16 days into a 26-day stretch in which they will play 15 games without consecutive days off.
So far, they have practiced all of one time since this portion of their...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Everyone knows market size rarely matters in the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth title last season while the Lakers and New York Knicks combined for roughly 12 million in population and zero playoff games.
Who could have seen that coming?...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The accolades keep coming for Kobe Bryant, and it has nothing to do with stats.
Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki took turns complimenting Bryant in the days after he passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Julius Randle was hard at work at Lakers' practice on Wednesday, rehabilitating his mending right leg.
"I'm off crutches. I'm walking around, just trying to get the strength back in my leg," said Randle, who is out for the season after breaking his...