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Celtics great, HOFer White dies of cancer at 71

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:28
Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, whose No. 10 jersey has been retired by the Celtics, has died at 71 after a battle with cancer.

Jazz's Sefolosha opts for right knee surgery

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:47
Utah Jazz starting forward Thabo Sefolosha has opted to have right knee surgery, set for Wednesday, to repair an avulsion of his MCL. The Jazz did not offer a timetable for his return.

Steph Curry still tops NBA jersey sales

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:26
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry still tops the NBA in jersey sales, but Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks has surged to fourth for the first three months of the season.

Lakers' Ball likely out vs. OKC with sore knee

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:55
While Brandon Ingram returned to practice for the Lakers, rookie Lonzo Ball remained out with a sore left knee and likely will not play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

DeRozan gets $15K fine for criticizing officials

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:41
DeMar DeRozan, after saying he felt the Raptors were "playing 5-on-8" during their loss to the Warriors on Saturday, was fined $15,000 for his criticism of the officiating.

Hornets' Clifford returns after 21-gm absence

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:47
Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford returned to practice Tuesday following a 21-game absence due to headaches caused by sleep deprivation.

Sources: Growing discontent among Cavs

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:15
Multiple Cavaliers players acknowledged growing discontent and a strong sense of concern that unlike past seasons, this year's team does not have enough to fix the problems that ail their current squad.

D'Antoni accuses Griffin of intentional contact

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:17
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Clippers forward Blake Griffin intentionally made contact with him Monday night before a heated confrontation that led to double technical fouls with 3½ minutes to play.

Sources: Rockets push into Clips' locker room

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:50
Houston's James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green pushed into the LA Clippers' locker room Monday night looking to confront Austin Rivers after the Rockets' 113-102 loss, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

CP3 draws mixed reception in return to L.A.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:31
The boos for Chris Paul weren't the reason it was a disappointing return to L.A. for the former Clippers star, with his Rockets falling 113-102 at Staples Center on Monday night.

Warriors suffer through cold showers at 'The Q'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:43
The Warriors, after taking down the Cavs with a stout fourth quarter in which they shot 53 percent, were cooled off in visitors' locker room after the win. "Somebody call Bron!" Kevin Durant could be heard yelling.

Melo 'done' with refs after Westbrook ejected

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:08
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's ejection minutes before the end of Monday's game resulted in a technical foul for coach Billy Donovan and led teammate Carmelo Anthony to say he's "done" with officials.

Anthony Davis' play is evidence that it's best to be patient with Kristaps Porzingis

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:01
Kristaps Porzingis is just 44 games into his role as the No. 1 option in an NBA offense, so the flashes of brilliance could yet become a regular thing.

Kevin Durant dominates the Cavaliers again as Warriors sweep series

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:25
The Golden State Warriors took advantage of Cleveland's porous defense to sweep the season series.

Lonzo in limbo until swelling in knee subsides

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:25
Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball says he can't run on his minor knee sprain but hopes to return soon. "I know my body the best," Ball said. "So as long as I can run, that is pretty much all I need."

Mirotic: Trade possibility fueling improved play

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:57
Bulls forward Niko Mirotic, on the first day he could be traded, said speculation around his future in Chicago has been a motivating factor as he continues the best stretch of his NBA career.

Lue: Cavs are best in the East … or will be, soon

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:56
Ahead of Monday's showdown with the Warriors, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue admitted that the Cavs may not be playing like the best in the Eastern Conference, but with LeBron James, they will be the best.

Simmons on Lowry dustup: 'I won't play around'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:12
The 76ers' Ben Simmons and Raptors' Kyle Lowry were tossed after exchanging words in an altercation near the end of Monday's game.

Fultz's shooting woes unique territory for Brown

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:49
Markelle Fultz is now healthy enough to practice with the Philadelphia 76ers but is trying to find his shooting stroke, which has been ugly and ineffective following a right shoulder injury.

NBA player rankings: Anthony Davis just had the best week of his career

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:38
Chris Paul, Lou Williams and The Brow lead the way in our weekly rankings.