28 Nov 2015 at 2:15am
Anthony Davis goes down, Stephen Curry turns up, James Harden goes off and Kawhi Leonard is on another level in the Saturday Dose.
28 Nov 2015 at 12:16am
(Adds later games) Nov 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Friday: - - - - Cavaliers 95, Hornets 90 LeBron James had 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled out a 95-90 victory over the Hornets. The Cavs trailed by seven points in the fourth quarter but took the lead for good with a 14-4 run midway through the quarter. Cavs forward Kevin Love added 18 points and 16 rebounds. Forward Richard Jefferson scored 13 points and JR Smith had 11. ...
27 Nov 2015 at 11:27pm
How the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors compare to the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who set the NBA single-season record with 72 wins.
27 Nov 2015 at 11:04pm
Paul George and the Indiana Pacers picked up right where they left off before a three-day break. George had 33 points and eight rebounds, and Indiana beat Chicago 104-92 on Friday night for its fourth consecutive win. ''I feel confident that when it's time to settle things down, I'm ready,'' George said.
27 Nov 2015 at 3:32pm
The Portland Trail Blazers' only wins in the past three weeks have come against the NBA's two Los Angeles teams. The Blazers will get to face both clubs again in back-to-back games, beginning with a home game versus the Lakers on Saturday night. Portland (6-10) ended a seven-game slide - its longest in three seasons - with a 102-91 win over the Los Angeles Clippers last Friday and beat the Lakers 107-93 two days later.
26 Nov 2015 at 2:17pm
The Indiana Pacers are knocking down 3-pointers with ridiculous accuracy after a mediocre start, and they seem to be showing no signs of slowing down. Indiana is shooting a league-best 41.6 percent from 3-point range, an unusually good number for a franchise that hasn't finished better than 12th in that category over the last three seasons. The Pacers (9-5) also started off in relatively average fashion, shooting 34.2 percent in their first seven games.
25 Nov 2015 at 7:30pm
Technical fouls occur with enough frequency in the NBA that it's easy to imagine that players don't much mind getting them when they don't affect the result or end up with an ejection. That's not to say they're welcomed, but a tech stopped looking like an unforgivable offense long ago. Even the $2,500 fine is fairly minor. [ Play Yahoo Daily Fantasy and get a 100% deposit bonus with your first deposit ] Yet those factors have not stopped Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler from getting pretty upset with Portland Trail Blazers big man Mason Plumlee for the technical foul he received in Tuesday night's 93-88 Bulls road win. With a little over 4:20 remaining in regulation, Plumlee ran straight through a Butler screen set to free Nikola Mirotic on a curl. Butler's legs caught Plumlee's in the aftermath ? via a seemingly purposeful leg lock ? and the two got in each other's faces immediately after getting up. Take a look: Plumlee received a flagrant-1 foul and Butler got a tech. Despite his part in the tussle, Butler was not happy with the incident. In fact, he wants Plumlee to pay his fine. Here's video of the interview (via PBT ): And here's the transcription via Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times (via Deadspin ): ?You know, he thought it was football for a second there,?? Butler said. ?It?s all good, though, man. I almost had to let the Fort Greene Projects out of me, in Brooklyn, you know what I?m saying??? Reminded that he?s from Texas and not Brooklyn, Butler laughed and said, ?Taj is though, so I can say I?m from there.?? [...] ?Basketball, emotions, that?s part of the game,?? Butler said. ?Yeah, he cost me $2,500. I?m going to ask him to pay me back, and I?m not playing. I?m going to ask, nicely. Yeah, I?m going to get that.?? [...] ?I?m going to tell my agent to e-mail or something,?? Butler added, before taking one last shot at Plumlee, who attended college at Duke. ?I know it?s like MisterDukie@yahoo.com or something.?? We would like to extend our thanks to Jimmy Butler for naming a Yahoo email address to complete his joke. He had so many options to choose from and really did our company a solid. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] Anyway, let's get back to the substance of the issue. It's easy to see why Butler was upset after Plumlee's foul, but the subsequent leg lock would appear to have made things all square. Butler earned his tech and should have to pay the fine himself. Or maybe the league should strike it from the record for that great Duke joke. Seriously, how long did Plumlee play there? Fifteen years? - - - - - - - Eric Freeman is a writer for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @FreemanEric
25 Nov 2015 at 9:49am
With an NBA-record winning streak to start the season, Golden State has a shot at making even more NBA history.
25 Nov 2015 at 2:14am
Stephen Curry scored 24 points as the Golden State Warriors set a new record for the longest unbeaten start to an NBA season with a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers. Reigning MVP Curry turned on the style as the Warriors extended their perfect start to 16 games, surpassing the previous best of 15-0 they had shared with the 1993-94 Houston Rockets and 1948-49 Washington Capitols. A sell-out crowd at the Oracle Arena had come to see the NBA champions make history and the outcome never looked in doubt from the outset against a Lakers side who slumped to 2-12 with the loss.
25 Nov 2015 at 1:26am
25 Nov 2015 at 1:16am
This visit to Portland ended on a much happier note for Derrick Rose than the last. Rose returned after missing two games with a sprained left ankle and scored 17 points in the Chicago Bulls' 93-88 victory over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Rose hadn't played in Portland since he tore the meniscus in his right knee against the Blazers in November 2013, ending his season.
25 Nov 2015 at 12:32am
Nov 24 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from the National Basketball Association games on Tuesday: - - - - Pacers 123, Wizards 106 Paul George scored a season-high 40 points as the Indiana Pacers sank a franchise-record 19 three-pointers in their 123-106 win over the Washington Wizards. Indiana shot 73.1 percent (19 of 26) from beyond the arc, with their starting forwards George and C.J. Miles, with a career-high 32 points, doing the damage. Miles made 8-of-9 three-pointers, while George finished 7-of-8. The duo combined to make their first 11 three-point attempts. ...
24 Nov 2015 at 2:21pm
24 Nov 2015 at 1:31pm
Anyone who thought the Golden State Warriors would be content after winning one NBA title was sadly mistaken. With Stephen Curry hitting 3-pointers at a record-setting pace and the rest of his teammates playing with a high level of intensity and focus, the Warriors have tied the NBA record with 15 straight wins to open the season. The Warriors have a chance to break the record they currently share with the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and 1993-94 Houston Rockets when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
23 Nov 2015 at 5:47pm
Michael Jordan and a supermarket chain have reached an agreement in a years-long lawsuit that alleged misuse of the basketball star's name in advertising, according to spokespeople for both sides. The case involved Jewel-Osco's use of Jordan's name in a 2009 Sports Illustrated ad that congratulated the six-time NBA champion on his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The ad included a large Jewel-Osco logo under the text.
23 Nov 2015 at 4:58pm
Now there's talk that the Golden State Warriors could surpass the record 72-10 season of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. Golden State's Klay Thompson is on record as saying 73 wins are possible for the defending champions, who moved to 15-0 on Sunday. Reigning Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry thinks it would be a tall order -- but has also indicated it wasn't out of the realm of possibility.
23 Nov 2015 at 3:10pm
23 Nov 2015 at 2:13pm
Derrick Rose was in the midst of one of his best games of the season before spraining his left ankle last week. Rose has missed the Bulls' last two games after coming out with 5:53 remaining in last Monday's 96-95 victory over Indiana. Before exiting, Rose had 23 points on 9-of-18 shooting with six assists and no turnovers.
22 Nov 2015 at 10:36pm
The Golden State Warriors defeated the host Denver Nuggets 118-105 to equal the best start to a season in NBA history with their 15th win of 2015. The reigning NBA champion Warriors matched the record 15-0 opening achieved by Washington in 1948-49 and by the Houston Rockets in 1993-94. "To get to 15-0 and tie a record that has been standing for a long time is a huge accomplishment," said reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry.
22 Nov 2015 at 12:44am
21 Nov 2015 at 10:26pm
C.J. Miles made sure Indiana put things away early in the second half. Miles scored 13 of his season-high 21 points in the third quarter to lead the Pacers to a 123-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. ''We jumped on them to start the second half, which is what we needed to do,'' Miles said.
21 Nov 2015 at 6:51am
Until a couple of games ago, Stephen Curry really hadn't thought much about making more NBA history. Now, Curry and the Golden State Warriors are right on the cusp of adding another accomplishment in an incredible year. Curry scored 27 points and the defending champions moved within one victory of matching the best start in NBA history, holding off the Chicago Bulls 106-94 on Friday night to improve to 14-0.
21 Nov 2015 at 3:31am
The Golden State Warriors stretched their perfect record to 14-0 on Friday with a hard-fought 106-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Oakland that left them one win away from matching the best start to an NBA season. Led by Stephen Curry's 27 points, the Warriors matched the best start by a reigning NBA champion -- the 14-0 start of the 1957-58 Boston Celtics. With a win at Denver on Sunday they can match the best ever start to a season of 15-0, achieved by Washington in 1948-49 and the Houston Rockets in 1993-94.
21 Nov 2015 at 2:46am
(The Sports Xchange) - Golden State Warriors moved within one win of equaling the best ever start to an NBA season after two late Harrison Barnes three-pointers secured a 106-94 triumph over the Chicago Bulls on Friday. Golden State's 14th straight victory meant they equaled the 1957-58 Boston Celtics record mark to open a season for a reigning champion. A win on Sunday night in Denver would match the 15-0 starts by the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and 1993-94 Houston Rockets.
21 Nov 2015 at 2:39am
Golden State Warriors moved within one win of equalling the best ever start to an NBA season after two late Harrison Barnes three-pointers secured a 106-94 triumph over the Chicago Bulls on Friday. Golden State's 14th straight victory meant they equalled the 1957-58 Boston Celtics record mark to open a season for a reigning champion. A win on Sunday night in Denver would match the 15-0 starts by the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and 1993-94 Houston Rockets.
21 Nov 2015 at 1:07am
Ethan Norof talks Jonas Valanciunas, Marc Gasol & Deron Williams' revenge game in the Saturday Daily Dose.
21 Nov 2015 at 12:19am
Nov 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games. - - - Warriors 106, Bulls 94 Warriors point guard Stephen Curry broke a tie with a three-pointer with 5:25 to play and Harrison Barnes finally provided some breathing room with back-to-back three's in the final 1:15 as Golden State outlasted the Chicago Bulls 106-94 for their 14th consecutive win. The victory allowed the Warriors to equal the all-time record for consecutive wins at the start of a season for a reigning champion, matching the feat of the 1957-58 Boston Celtics. ...
20 Nov 2015 at 5:33pm
The Golden State Warriors appeared on their way to extending their 19-game home winning streak when the Chicago Bulls visited Oracle Arena in January, holding an 11-point lead with less than nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. Golden State has won 25 consecutive regular-season home games since that loss, and Chicago still isn't sure if it will have Derrick Rose available when it tries to win again in Oakland on Friday night. Stephen Curry had 40 points and 11 rebounds and is averaging 39.3 points over his last four.
20 Nov 2015 at 1:25pm
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBA champions last season and unbeaten so far in their 2015-16 campaign, the Golden State Warriors are again relying on remarkable resilience, unwavering player trust and clutch three-point shooting down the stretch. Twice trailing by 23 points and down by 10 with less than five minutes left against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, the Warriors somehow found a way to prevail 124-117 at Staples Center and extend their perfect record to 13-0. ...
20 Nov 2015 at 1:17pm
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Nov 20 (Reuters) - NBA champions last season and unbeaten so far in their 2015-16 campaign, the Golden State Warriors are again relying on remarkable resilience, unwavering player trust and clutch three-point shooting down the stretch. Twice trailing by 23 points and down by 10 with less than five minutes left against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, the Warriors somehow found a way to prevail 124-117 at Staples Center and extend their perfect record to 13-0. Golden State need just two more wins to match the best start ever to an NBA season, and no one in the league would bet against them given the extraordinary level of trust established by a roster that has barely changed since last season.