4 Dec 2016 at 7:06am
Tommy Beer breaks down Saturday's nine-game slate, including the Greek Freak getting freaky and Isaiah Thomas delivering 37 points.
4 Dec 2016 at 2:02am
Stephen Curry finished with 31 points as the Golden State Warriors extended their league record streak of games without consecutive defeats with a dominating 138-109 win over the Phoenix Suns. The Warriors have now gone 106 games without back-to-back losses as they rebounded Saturday from a 132-127 double overtime defeat two night earlier to the Houston Rockets. The Warriors shot a season-high 62.8 percent from the field against the Suns, just shy of their franchise record of 63.6 percent.
4 Dec 2016 at 12:59am
While Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum didn't have their usual offensive outburst against Miami, they both got baskets when it mattered. Lillard scored 19 points and McCollum had 17, including a pair of late baskets, to rally the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-92 victory over the Heat on Saturday night. ''We just find a way,'' Lillard said.
3 Dec 2016 at 11:29pm
Wesley Matthews has taken greater responsibility with Dirk Nowitzki out of the Dallas Mavericks' lineup much of this season. Matthews scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half of Dallas' 107-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. ''Matthews was the star of the game, obviously,'' Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said.
3 Dec 2016 at 2:54pm
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade make their way into work. The Cleveland Cavaliers star entered Friday night?s game with the Chicago Bulls by cashing in on a World Series bet made with pal Dwyane Wade, walking into Chicago?s United Center while wearing a Chicago Cubs uniform at the behest of Cub-fan Wade, after James? Cleveland team lost in seven games to the Cubs in the World Series (note: neither of these players really roots for either of those teams).
3 Dec 2016 at 1:25pm
Jonas Nader looks at the schedule and the injury report to prepare you for Week 7.
3 Dec 2016 at 4:15am
Jared Johnson breaks down all the action from Friday's 9-game slate, including the return of Will Barton (ankle) and a big signing in Brooklyn.
3 Dec 2016 at 1:49am
Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls handed the Cleveland Cavaliers a third straight defeat, and superstar LeBron James said it should serve as a wakeup call to the defending NBA champions. "It's a new season and everyone is gunning for us every night," James told reporters after his Cavs fell 111-105. "The honeymoon stage is over," James added.
3 Dec 2016 at 1:13am
Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Friday: Raptors 113, Lakers 80 Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and dished out seven assists, DeMar DeRozan added 16 points with six assists and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 113-80 Friday night to extend their winning streak to five games. The Raptors (13-6) led from the outset as the Lakers (10-11) lost for the second time in three games on a four-game trip that ends Saturday. Spurs 107, Wizards 105 Kawhi Leonard capped his 23-point performance by drilling a game-winning 17-foot jumper with 6.1 seconds to play as San Antonio outlasted Washington in a furious finish at the AT&T Center.
2 Dec 2016 at 11:06pm
Cleveland's superstar had plenty to say after the Cavaliers gave up 78 points in the paint on the way to another loss. Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat James and the slumping Cavaliers 111-105 on Friday night. Taj Gibson added a season-high 23 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago.
2 Dec 2016 at 10:14pm
After back-to-back losses to drop an NBA-worst 3-15, the Dallas Mavericks are grasping for any positives heading into Saturday night's game against the visiting Chicago Bulls. It's not the kind of thing a franchise like Dallas, which has made playoff appearances in 15 of the last 16 seasons, is used to doing, but right now they have little choice. "Look, it's a 48-minute game and good starts are a very important part to winning in this league, but one thing I like is if we get off to a slow start, our guys don't get discouraged," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said following Thursday's 97-87 loss to the Hornets.
2 Dec 2016 at 9:56pm
Cleveland star LeBron James made good on a World Series wager Friday, sporting a full Chicago Cubs baseball uniform upon arriving for the Cavaliers' Friday NBA game at the Chicago Bulls. In a bet with friend and former teammate Dwyane Wade, now with the Bulls, James agreed that he would turn out in the Cubs kit if the Chicago team beat the Cleveland Indians in baseball's championship showcase this year. The Cubs did indeed end their epic title drought, battling back from a 3-1 series deficit to do so.
2 Dec 2016 at 6:35pm
LeBron James dressed like a champion - a World Series champion. James made good on a bet with close friend Dwyane Wade and showed up wearing a Chicago Cubs uniform before Friday night's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls. James made a friendly wager on the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Cubs with his former Miami teammate Wade, a Chicago product who signed with his hometown team in the summer.
2 Dec 2016 at 4:35pm
Let it never be said that LeBron James isn?t a man of his word:
2 Dec 2016 at 1:52am
LeBron James might not be in the most wonderful mood Friday when his Cleveland Cavaliers tip off against the Chicago Bulls. For one thing, James is coming off his worst performance of the season. For another, the Akron native and Cleveland Indians fan agreed to show up to the United Center wearing the full uniform of the Chicago Cubs.
2 Dec 2016 at 1:40am
The Denver Nuggets players were warm and cozy in their homes Thursday, surely watching their Friday night opponents go play deep into the night. The Nuggets have to feel fortunate. Stopping the Rockets is tough, but after 58 minutes of intense basketball their legs might be a little weary Friday night.
2 Dec 2016 at 12:00am
After seeing their white-hot start to the 2016-17 NBA season stall with three straight losses, capped by a wild Tuesday night defeat that saw them blow an 18-point lead to the Brooklyn Nets, we?ve spent the last week wondering what?s wrong with the Los Angeles Clippers. On Thursday, in a marquee nationally televised matchup against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Doc Rivers? team offered their answer: not a damn thing. The Clippers waltzed into Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night and smacked the Cavs around, dominating the game in the second and third quarters en route to a breezy 113-94 win that had the Northeast Ohio streaming toward the exits early in the fourth.
1 Dec 2016 at 11:16pm
Upon arriving at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers received commemorative watches, the latest gifts to celebrate their NBA championship. The Los Angeles Clippers then handed them a second straight loss. J.J. Redick scored 23 points, Blake Griffin matched a career high with 11 assists and the Clippers bounced back from a brutal loss with a 113-94 victory on Thursday night over the Cavs, who have lost two straight for the first time since winning their title.
1 Dec 2016 at 8:47pm
Kemba Walker scored 18 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-87 on Thursday night for their third win in the last four games. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 14 points and Jeremy Lamb had 12 off the bench for the Hornets, who remained in first place in the Southeast Division. Harrison Barnes scored 17 points and Justin Anderson added 15 for the Mavericks, who have lost 10 of their last 11 games.
1 Dec 2016 at 7:18pm
After the Toronto Raptors were pushed to the limit before defeating the depleted Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, coach Dwane Casey is urging his team to put up a "defensive presence" from the start of their game Friday against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. If the Raptors were caught underestimating a Grizzlies team that was hit by absences to key players, they plan to be ready for the Lakers, who are coming off a 96-90 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. "They're playing well right now with a lot of confidence," Casey said of the Lakers on Thursday.
1 Dec 2016 at 3:03pm
Dwyane Wade has been dressing LeBron James for years. Chicago Cubs fans have waited 108 years to see LeBron James wear their team?s jersey to a basketball game in December, and due to a recent series of Cubs wins, they?ll finally have their chance to take in such a sight. The Chicago Cubs, one of Dwyane Wade?s two favorite baseball teams to play in Chicago, won the World Series in November.
1 Dec 2016 at 2:10pm
LeBron James will be Mr. Cub for a little while. To pay off a bet on the World Series he lost to close friend Dwyane Wade, James will wear a Cubs cap, jersey, pants and socks to Friday's game in Chicago before the Cavaliers play the Bulls. James made a friendly wager on the Series between the Cleveland Indians and Cubs with Wade, his former Miami teammate and Chicago native who returned to play in his hometown this season.
1 Dec 2016 at 5:24am
Russell Westbrook did it again, Boogie Cousins mopped the floor to no avail, Andrew Harrison & Robin Lopez went off and Josh Richardson is hurt. Dose!
1 Dec 2016 at 12:23am
Nov 30 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Wednesday: Spurs 94, Mavericks 87 Reserve guard Patty Mills scored a season-high 23 points, and the San Antonio Spurs remained perfect on the road by rallying past the Dallas Mavericks 94-87 on Wednesday night. The Spurs (15-4) improved to 11-0 on the road, the third-best away start in NBA history. San Antonio also won its seventh straight in the series against Dallas (3-14). The Spurs came back from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter. ...
1 Dec 2016 at 12:03am
The Los Angeles Lakers needed a basket, and Julius Randle wanted the ball. Coach Luke Walton loved the whole thing. ''If it's a one-on-one situation with space, we feel very confident that he'll win that matchup,'' Walton said.
30 Nov 2016 at 10:58pm
The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Nick Young for two to four weeks due to a strained right calf muscle, adding another injury to an already depleted backcourt. Young was hurt in the first quarter Tuesday night in a 105-88 loss at New Orleans. ''He's been playing great, such a huge part of what we've done so far,'' first-year coach Luke Walton said.
30 Nov 2016 at 7:03pm
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is expected to be out two to four weeks with a strained calf muscle in his right leg, the team announced Wednesday. Young was injured in the first quarter of Tuesday night's 105-88 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center and did not return. The 31-year-old Young fell to the floor after trying to prevent a breakaway layup by Pelicans guard Tim Frazier.
30 Nov 2016 at 4:59pm
Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert wore ?biker jeans, brown combat boots, an olive green beanie, and a distressed Guns N? Roses T-shirt? to his interview with Complex recently, so you can get an idea that he was more than composed and ready for his interview with Karizza Sanchez. After talking fashion, sneaker lists and the like with Complex, Sanchez touched on Shumpert?s initial instinct should his team be once again invited to the White House following an NBA title.
30 Nov 2016 at 3:51pm
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton said they are going to have to "get creative" with their roster after guard Nick Young was placed on the injured list on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Young suffered a strained right calf muscle in the Lakers' 105-88 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday and is expected to be out for two to four weeks. "It will be tough," Walton said.
30 Nov 2016 at 3:10pm
The Knicks and the Timberwolves are pairing up to create one of the stranger home-and-home runs in recent NBA memory. The two franchises are hardly longtime rivals and they play just twice a year, but the teams have been instructed to play those two games in three nights starting Wednesday night in Minnesota, followed by a Friday night showing half a country away in New York City. The Wolves haven?t made the postseason since 2004, and though the Knicks have dropped into the playoffs a few times since the team?s James Dolan-led upheaval in 2001, the squad?s stay away from the realm of the relevant has been dutifully documented.