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LeBron, surging Cavaliers send message to Warriors

LeBron James says he isn’t about personal statements. He made one anyway Thursday night. James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 for their 18th victory in 20 games. James added 11 rebounds, outplaying fellow MVP candidate Stephen Curry and leading Cleveland ...

Feb 26, 2015

Ex-NBA big man Ely sparks Gunma in victory over Saitama

by Ed Odeven

Former NBA center Melvin Ely notched a double-double and three teammates also scored in double figures as the Gunma Crane Thunders cruised past the visiting Saitama Broncos 75-61 in Thursday’s series opener. The 36-year-old Ely had a game-high 20 points on 7-for-9 shooting, pulled ...

Fans give Garnett big welcome back

Feb 26, 2015

Fans give Garnett big welcome back

His first game in a Timberwolves uniform in nearly eight years was 30 minutes away, and Kevin Garnett was bouncing off the walls in the locker room he called home for 12 years. Minnesota owner Glen Taylor pulled him aside and tried to calm ...

Bulls star Rose to have knee surgery for second straight year

Feb 25, 2015

Bulls star Rose to have knee surgery for second straight year

Derrick Rose’s knee has failed him again. The Chicago Bulls star will have surgery on his right knee for the second straight season, casting doubt on whether the once-dynamic point guard will ever be the same after a series of injuries. The team announced ...

Garnett savors 'perfect' comeback

Feb 25, 2015

Garnett savors 'perfect' comeback

Kevin Garnett never wanted to leave Minnesota when the Timberwolves traded him to Boston nearly eight years ago, never wanted to jump from a sinking Celtics ship before Paul Pierce convinced him to follow him to Brooklyn two years ago. And he sure didn’t ...

Grizzlies top Clippers in tight duel

Feb 24, 2015

Grizzlies top Clippers in tight duel

The Memphis Grizzlies are on a roll with Jeff Green. The Los Angeles Clippers aren’t the same without Blake Griffin. When the teams got together, they played a grind-it-out style better suited to the Grizzlies than the high-flying Clippers, whose four-game winning streak ended ...

Feb 24, 2015

Bosh's condition improving: Heat

Miami Heat All-Star forward Chris Bosh is expected to leave a South Florida hospital in the coming days, another positive development as he continues to recover from blood clots making their way to one of his lungs. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday that ...

Pistons drive past Wizards

Feb 23, 2015

Pistons drive past Wizards

Reggie Jackson really wanted to make a good impression in his Detroit Pistons debut. As it turned out, he wanted it way too much. Jackson turned himself into a nervous wreck and missed his first eight shots before recovering in the second half to ...

Feb 23, 2015

Durant undergoes surgery on foot

Kevin Durant had surgery Sunday to alleviate pain in his right foot, and the Oklahoma City Thunder expect him to return during the regular season. A screw was replaced from his October operation for a broken bone in the right foot. Thunder general manager ...

Feb 22, 2015

Cinq Reves beat Broncos to end barren run

by Ed Odeven

The Tokyo Cinq Reves found a way to win on Sunday, routing the Saitama Broncos 89-61 in Musashino. By doing so, they snapped an epic 18-game losing streak. Before the bj-league series finale against their Eastern Conference rival, they hadn’t come out on top ...

Feb 22, 2015

Rockets blow out Raptors

The Houston Rockets needed a spark against the Toronto Raptors to bounce back from a loss to Dallas in which they were so lethargic that coach Kevin McHale said it looked like they were wearing “mud shoes.” Corey Brewer provided that spark, coming off ...

Feb 22, 2015

Bosh sidelined with blood clots

Not even a week ago, Chris Bosh was talking about how eager he was to get home in an effort to turn the Miami Heat’s season around. His focus will be on something far more important now. The All-Star forward’s season is over, with ...