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Grizzlies blow 23-point lead, hold off Spurs for 3OT victory

The Memphis Grizzlies ended years of frustration in San Antonio, and had to play late into the night to do it. Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and Memphis overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the Spurs on Wednesday. ...

Grizzlies halt Warriors' streak

Dec 17, 2014

Grizzlies halt Warriors' streak

A big boost from the very deep Memphis bench put a stop to the Golden State Warriors’ 16-game winning streak. With all backups on the floor, Vince Carter and the Grizzlies scored 20 straight points to start the second quarter and went on to ...

Dec 17, 2014

Bucks' Parker finished for season

Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Monday night’s 96-94 win at Phoenix. The team said late Tuesday night that Parker will have surgery after tests revealed the extent ...

Dec 16, 2014

McRoberts needs knee surgery

The Miami Heat may be without forward Josh McRoberts for the remainder of the season, after tests Monday revealed a torn right meniscus that will require surgery. The Heat also say Chris Bosh will miss Tuesday’s game at Brooklyn with a strained calf, and ...

Clash of philosophies caused Kings to dismiss Malone

Dec 16, 2014

Clash of philosophies caused Kings to dismiss Malone

Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro stepped to the microphone and talked about how a franchise that was in disarray a little more than 18 months ago when owner Vivek Ranadive bought the team has been stabilized with new leadership, a change in culture ...

Bryant passes Jordan on scoring list in win

Dec 15, 2014

Bryant passes Jordan on scoring list in win

Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air. The Los Angeles Lakers star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA’s career scoring list Sunday night in a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant entered the game needing nine points to pass the icon with ...

Warriors prevail in OT to extend streak to 16

Dec 15, 2014

Warriors prevail in OT to extend streak to 16

As Stephen Curry watched his second 3-pointer in overtime go down from 26 feet out, he shrugged his shoulders then pounded his chest. It’s as if Curry just can’t help himself when the chance to hit a devastating shot arises, and the Golden State ...

Dec 15, 2014

Kings fire head coach Malone

The Sacramento Kings have fired coach Michael Malone just 24 games into his second season with the team. A person with knowledge of the move confirmed the firing Sunday night on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced it yet. The firing ...

Dec 14, 2014

89ers punish sloppy Broncos

by Ed Odeven

There were several stretches of Sunday’s Saitama Broncos-Sendai 89ers game when the home squad’s defense was in complete disarray. Sendai players were left wide open on the perimeter or underneath the basket, and when a Broncos defender appeared, it often happened too late. As ...

Warriors beat Mavs for 15th straight

Dec 14, 2014

Warriors beat Mavs for 15th straight

Stephen Curry thought about protecting his ankles. Golden State coach Steve Kerr screamed for a timeout. The object of their preoccupation? Marreese Speights’ wayward shoe. In a game with a weird footnote, the Warriors won their franchise-record 15th in row Saturday as Curry scored ...

Wall shines in duel with Paul

Dec 13, 2014

Wall shines in duel with Paul

Twice it happened. John Wall poked the ball away from Chris Paul, and the ball deflected off Paul’s leg and out of bounds. Such defensive moments from Wall were just as important as his spin-move, up-and-under layup or any of his many assists. And ...

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

| Dec 12, 2014

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

by Ed Odeven

The Toronto Raptors’ climb hasn’t been an overnight miracle. But it’s been a memorable climb under the steady leadership of head coach Dwane Casey. The Raptors are on pace for an increase in wins for the fourth consecutive season since Casey was hired to ...