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What did LeBron say to Lonzo after the game?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:08:23 GMT

LeBron James spoke to Lonzo Ball after the Cavs played the Lakers, but he lifted his jersey up over his mouth to foil lip-readers.



James laughs off 'white noise' over Ball birthday greeting

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:45:03 GMT

LeBron James laughs off rumours that he is mentoring LA Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball after he wished him a happy birthday on Twitter.



Durant, Warriors top Mavericks 112-97

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:07:07 GMT

Durant leads Warriors past Mavericks for eighth straight win OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- After his brilliant game, Omri Casspi returned to the court to sing a Hanukkah prayer along with hundreds of fans and then took his turn lighting the large menorah on night three of the festival of lights -- and on Jewish



Lonzo Ball: LeBron James 'best player in the world right now'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:45:00 GMT

-- Lonzo Ball got an up-close look at the biggest baller of them all. LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double in front of Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won for the 16th time in 17 games, 121-112 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night



Bottom-dwelling Hawks and Grizzlies meet

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:33:02 GMT

Something will have to give Friday night when the struggling Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies meet at FedEx Forum. The Hawks (6-22) will take the Eastern Conference's worst record into the contest. The Grizzlies (8-20) were tied for the West's worst before the Dallas Mavericks lost to Golden



NBA - James ties Bird with 59th triple-double

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:16:02 GMT

- Cleveland star LeBron James tied Larry Bird for sixth all time in NBA triple-doubles as the Cavaliers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-112. "King" James scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and 12 assists for the 59th triple-double of his 15-season career. "He's one of the greatest



GAME RECAP: Warriors 112, Mavericks 97

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:45:03 GMT

Kevin Durant goes off for 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists as the Warriors blow out the Mavericks on Thursday night 112-97.



Durant leads Warriors past Mavericks for eighth straight win

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:35:58 GMT

OAKLAND, Calif. Kevin Durant had 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the short-handed Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-97 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. Klay Thompson scored 25 points, making all five of his 3-pointers and shooting 10 for 18 overall as the



Pacers end homestand against Pistons

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:35:13 GMT

The Indiana Pacers were not ready for their prime-time close-up. In an ESPN nationally televised game, Oklahoma City knocked off the Pacers 100-95 on Wednesday night. Much of the attention was centered on Paul George's return to Indiana.



Raptors return home to host Nets

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:27:52 GMT

The Toronto Raptors already have put most of their heavy travelling for this season behind them. The Raptors will be back home Friday night when they play the Brooklyn Nets at Air Canada Centre. The Nets (11-16) will be playing the second half of a back-to-back.



Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope misses game against Cavaliers for a personal matter

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:25:04 GMT

"You know what I love about him is he just goes about his business and just talks about winning games and says nothing else really matters unless we're winning," said Love, who, like Ball, played one season in Westwood before going to the NBA. "Him just speaking that into existence



NBA standings

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:10:31 GMT

Dec 15 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NBA on Thursday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 24 6 .800 - 2. Toronto 18 8 .692 4 3. NY Knicks 15 13 .536 8 4. Philadelphia 14 13 .519 8 1/2 5. Brooklyn 11 16 .407 11 1/2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 21 8 .724 - 2. Milwaukee



Assist Of The Night: Lonzo Ball

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:09:06 GMT

Lonzo Ball throws the crosscourt outlet pass to Brandon Ingram for the layup.



NBA Power Rankings: Cavs, Warriors, Rockets Battle for Top Spot

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:02:55 GMT

↓ 5 Spots Glass half-full: Blowing big leads means, at some point, you actually built a big advantage in the first place. That's about all the Memphis Grizzlies have to cling to these days. Having squandered huge scoring edges (17 points against the Toronto Raptors and 20 points against the Oklahoma



LeBron's 59th triple-double leads Cavaliers past Lakers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:30 GMT

The Cleveland Cavaliers powered past the Los Angeles Lakers thanks to a LeBron James triple-double.



The Kings blame Joel Embiid for loss

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:56:18 GMT

The Kings had some beef with Joel Embiid on Thursday night ... and they maybe had a point. By Jordan Hall



Kevin Durant helps fan, while also leading Warriors to win over Dallas

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:55:16 GMT

OAKLAND – The ball fired way past the intended target, nailing a courtside fan in the left eye that left her dazed and confused. Suddenly, a concerned Kevin Durant approached the fan, leaned down and softly kissed in hopes to make everything better. The moment unsurprisingly went viral after Dallas guard



Kevin Garnett: Timberwolves owners 'suck ... I'm a C till I die'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:54:50 GMT

Never short on words or shy with opinions, future NBA Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett sat down for an enlightening interview with Vice Sports published Thursday. The TNT personality and former Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets forward talked about his love for basketball and today



The Fast Break: Mavs at Warriors

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:54:15 GMT

Final: Warriors 112, Mavs 97 Box Score | Highlights Behind the Box Score The Mavs got off to a great start in the first quarter, scoring 1.273 points per possession and shooting 60 percent from the field. The bigger key to their success though was avoiding turnovers, committing only two in the opening



National Basketball Association roundup

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:53:41 GMT

(The Sports Xchange) - Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green added his name to a growing list of injured teammates in being ruled out for Thursday's home game against the Dallas Mavericks, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Green is nursing a sore right shoulder that also held him out of



LeBron James chats up Lonzo Ball, plays mind games with world

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:51:04 GMT

LeBron James spoke with Lonzo Ball for a few seconds after the two faced off Thursday night in Cleveland, but why did Bron make like a pitcher for his beloved Yankees and keep good (and bad) lip-readers from trying to decipher what he was telling the Lakers rookie? Just makes us want to know all the



Twi-lights: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Sacramento Kings

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:41:11 GMT

Check out all the highlights from the Minnesota Timberwolves' 119-96 win over the Sacramento Kings, as well as postgame interviews with Karl-Anthony Towns, Marcus Georges-Hunt, Gorgui Dieng and head coach Tom Thibodeau.



Nets got pushed around and lost their home court to Knicks

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:38:42 GMT

First the Nets saw the Knicks fans take over Barclays Center. Then the Nets let their rivals take over the game. Brooklyn got beaten up and battered around in a 111-104 loss to the Knicks on Thursday night. “Similar to the first game, they turned up their pressure, their physicality, really. They were



New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis left game vs. Brooklyn Nets with knee injury

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:10:09 GMT

NEW YORK -- New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis left Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a sore left knee. Porzingis appeared to injure his knee on a non-contact play attempting to defend a shot by Brooklyn's Rondae Hollis-Jefferson early in the third quarter. He exited with



'Santa 'Dre:' Andre Drummond gets 9 assists, misses 1st triple-double

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:40:07 GMT

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy happy to end seven-game losing streak Thursday in a 105-91 win over the NBA-worst Hawks on Dec. 14, 2017 in Atlanta. ATLANTA — Andre Drummond probably would have passed on an alley-oop dunk just this once. In the closing minutes of the 105-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks



GAME RECAP: Pistons 105, Hawks 91

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:39:06 GMT

Tobias Harris scores 19 points and four rebounds as the Pistons get the 105-91 win over the Hawks.



GAME RECAP: Knicks 111, Nets 104

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:39:06 GMT

Courtney Lee leads the Knicks to a 111-104 win over the Nets with 27 points and four rebounds.



Vrankic drains NBA-range three

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:34:05 GMT

Josip Vrankic makes it rain deep from center court for Santa Clara.



Charles Barkley has jokes even as he makes $1 million pledge

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:13:41 GMT

Even when Charles Barkley is doing something very good (and serious), he has to have fun with it. Barkley said Thursday during "Inside the NBA" that he's donating $1 million to women of color in Alabama after they helped elect Democratic candidate Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate in a special



People really want to know what LeBron James said to Lonzo Ball

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:08:23 GMT

The greatest mystery of the NBA season is what LeBron James said to Lonzo Ball when he lifted his jersey up over his mouth to foil lip-readers.



Unreleased NBA Nike jerseys apparently leak on NBA 2K18

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:52:59 GMT

Astute gamers playing NBA 2K18 noticed some unrecognized jersey images believed to be the previously unreleased City Edition uniforms.



Towns scores 30 as Wolves cruise to 119-96 win over Kings

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:03:25 GMT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points and 14 rebounds in his league-leading 23rd double-double, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and nine assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 119-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.



Towns scores 30 as Wolves cruise to 119-96 win over Kings

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:31:51 GMT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns put the blame for an overtime loss to Philadelphia squarely on his shoulders, saying he cost his team a win. Towns wasn't going to let the same thing happen Thursday. The 7-footer had 30 points and 14 rebounds in his league-leading 23rd double-double, Jimmy Butler



Knicks hold on to beat Nets after Porzingis leaves

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:44:36 GMT

Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson asked before facing the Knicks if anyone knew how to stop Kristaps Porzingis. The Nets never really did, and they couldn't beat New York even after the star forward was injured. Courtney Lee scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half, Michael Beasley added 15, and



Five NBA teams knocking on the door of playoff legitimacy

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:11:32 GMT

We've seen a healthy amount of teams get off to good starts so far, just as we've seen teams that started hot go to pieces (Pistons). What's funny is how perceptions can shape so much of these evaluations, rather than a big-picture view. The Thunder (who have been dissected enough) are thought



Boston Celtics parquet City Edition Nike jerseys leaked via NBA 2K18

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:58:33 GMT

A sly gamer caught a sneak peek at the unreleased NBA Nike City Edition jerseys Thursday, which of course included a previously unseen Celtics jersey. The good news is it pays homage to the parquet floor. The bad news is the return of the widely loathed grey jersey. The craziest part? The leaked jersey



NBA results

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:30 GMT

Dec 15 (Gracenote) - Results from the NBA games on Thursday (home team in CAPS) GOLDEN STATE 112 Dallas 97 CLEVELAND 121 LA Lakers 112 MINNESOTA 119 Sacramento 96 Detroit 105 ATLANTA 91 NY Knicks 111 BROOKLYN 104



J.R. Smith rocked Supreme-branded sleeve during Cavs game

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:45:09 GMT

A couple nights after the Wizards' Kelly Oubre wore a Supreme leg sleeve during a game, J.R. Smith wore the sleeve on his arm at The Q. The sleeve is a product made by the billion-dollar brand Supreme in collaboration with Nike and the NBA. However, when Oubre wore one, he was told to switch it out



Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. describes leg injury as 'serious'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:26:07 GMT

Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been absent from the lineup since suffering a stress injury in his lower left leg early this month, and he may be out a while longer. Hardaway spoke with members of the media Thursday before New York's matchup against the Nets, and he painted an ominous picture regarding



NBA Draft Tracker: Arizona C DeAndre Ayton

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:19:26 GMT

With the Bulls clearly focused on the future, Mark Schanowski takes a look at some of the best NBA Draft prospects next summer.



Michael Jordan named world's highest-paid athlete of all time

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:51:00 GMT

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has been named the world's highest paid athlete of all time by Forbes magazine. Jordan's career earnings stand at $1.85 billion, according to Forbes. Golfer Tiger Woods ranks second at $1.7 billion. The report credits Jordan's dozens of longtime endorsements



Depth-challenged Nuggets face tall task vs. Pelicans

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:46:03 GMT

Guarding DeMarcus Cousins is a difficult task on its own, but when teams have to deal with Anthony Davis too, the job becomes close to impossible. The two New Orleans big men are dominant individually, and with both on the floor, teams usually have to pick their poison. It helps to be at full strength



Robert Covington (back) to return for Sixers' game vs. Thunder

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:37:11 GMT

Robert Covington practiced with the Sixers on Thursday - his birthday - and will suit up for Friday night's matchup against the Thunder. By Matt Haughton



Shorthanded Clippers look to defeat Wizards again

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:21:54 GMT

The Los Angeles Clippers are short-handed, but they are not pushovers these days. The Clippers (11-15) and Wizards meet for the second time in less than a week with Friday's meeting in Washington. Los Angeles won a 113-112 thriller on Saturday and turned the momentum into a three-game winning streak



Shorthanded Clippers look to defeat Wizards again (Dec 15, 2017)

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:21:54 GMT

WASHINGTON — The Los Angeles Clippers are short-handed, but they are not pushovers these days. Their next opponent knows that firsthand. The Clippers (11-15) and Wizards meet for the second time in less than a week with Friday's meeting in Washington. Los Angeles won a 113-112 thriller on Saturday



Live updates: Warriors vs. Mavericks on Thursday night

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:18:38 GMT

Get live updates, news and analysis on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors put their seven-game winning streak on the line when they face the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle. The Warriors (22-6) will be short-handed once again as Stephen Curry (ankle), Draymond Green (shoulder), Zaza Pachulia (shoulder)



Rolling Thunder face struggling 76ers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:13:30 GMT

The Oklahoma City Thunder appear to be rounding into form. The Philadelphia 76ers, meanwhile, can only hope they are beginning to regain theirs, as they host the Thunder on Friday night. Oklahoma City (13-14) underwent a facelift in the offseason, acquiring 12-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony and four-time



With Leonard back, Spurs look to cool off Rockets

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:08:15 GMT

For the San Antonio Spurs, the result was rendered immaterial. Having contested the first 27 games without their best player, the Spurs were so pleased to welcome back forward Kawhi Leonard on Tuesday night that their loss to the Dallas Mavericks was essentially a footnote. San Antonio (19-9) managed



Hornets aim to start turnaround against Heat

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:04:02 GMT

The Charlotte Hornets hope to use a favorable home schedule to make a run at the .500 mark when they take on the Miami Heat on Friday night to begin a stretch of six of seven at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets (10-17) find themselves in a big hole in the early Eastern Conference playoff chase thanks



Three Things to Watch: Bulls square off against Giannis and the Bucks

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:51:17 GMT

The Bulls take a quick trip to Milwaukee to battle the Bucks on Friday on NBC Sports Chicago. Pregame Live begins at 6:30 before opening tip!



Effort, consistency nets Pistons' Bullock promotion

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:47:02 GMT

Atlanta — Stan Van Gundy met with his coaching staff Wednesday to try to work through a dilemma: How to get more out of the starting lineup. The current conundrum is what to do to jump-start the first five, with a focus on the small forward position. The answer was stark — move Reggie Bullock to the