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Ibaka, Johnson ejected in Raptors' loss to Heat

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:33
After trading punches in the third quarter, Raptors forward Serge Ibaka and Heat forward James Johnson were ejected. The Heat managed a last-second victory over the Raptors, ending Toronto's 12-game home winning streak.

Thunder's defense slipping just as offense started to click

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:32
While Oklahoma City has started to jell on offense, its defense has taken a big step backward, continuing a frustrating struggle to pull everything together.

Sources: Injury-hit Pelicans adding Liggins

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:20
The New Orleans Pelicans are using an injury exception to sign guard DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day contract, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Milwaukee Bucks waived Liggins on Sunday.

Melo: Ref-player issues due to lack of dialogue

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:03
Carmelo Anthony says that changes in the 15 years he has played in the NBA -- the rules, the style, the pace -- have led to a lack of time to forge relationships between officials and players, resulting in recent tension.

Lowe: Can Miami get red-hot again without making a big move?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:38
Zach Lowe goes deep on a Heat squad trying to spark another incredible run this season. Is this a sleeping East contender, or do the Heat need to swing a major deal?

Ball Bros. combine for 29 in overseas pro debut

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:13
LiAngelo Ball scored 19 points and LaMelo Ball added 10 points and had several no-look assists in their first Lithuanian professional game for Prienai Vytautas.

Bulls' LaVine to debut Saturday vs. Pistons

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:09
Zach LaVine of the Bulls, out since last February with a torn ACL, will make his season debut Saturday against the Pistons.

Sources: Adidas inks Wall to 5-year shoe deal

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:00
Wizards guard John Wall, who left Adidas in 2015 and has been wearing a variety of Nike sneakers over the past two seasons, will return to the company on a five-year deal.

LeBron slams controversial H&M image

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:40
LeBron James has weighed in on the controversy surrounding H&M, chiding the retailer for its advertising image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle."

Spurs' Parker again hobbled, 'just bad luck'

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 07:34
Spurs guard Tony Parker, who missed the first 19 games of this season and has yet to play in back-to-back games this season, is unsure if he'll play against the Lakers on Thursday.

Raptors' Lowry sidelined by acute back spasm

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 03:52
Toronto's Kyle Lowry was carried off the court after landing on his lower back while going for an offensive rebound in overtime of the Raptors' 114-113 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. The team said he suffered an acute back spasm.

Cavs without answers after 'ugly' lopsided loss

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:16
After a 28-point loss in which they trailed by as many as 41, the Cavaliers are looking to get better amid a 3-6 stretch.

NBA player rankings: Steph Curry right back to his MVP form

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:26
The Warriors point guard and a scorching DeMar DeRozan battle for the top spot in our weekly rankings.

Rockets hit 10-plus 3s for 35th straight game

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:35
The Houston Rockets extended their NBA record streak of making 10 or more three pointers to 35 consecutive games Monday night against the Chicago Bulls.

Cavaliers' Thomas ejected for hit on Wiggins

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:11
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas was ejected from Monday's game after swinging his right arm upward at the Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins in the third quarter.

Griffin out Monday, making progress in protocol

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:34
The LA Clippers ruled Blake Griffin (concussion) and Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia) out Monday night as they host the Atlanta Hawks. Griffin suffered the head injury in Saturday's loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Indiana bill includes 'integrity fee' for NBA, MLB

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:26
An Indiana House bill introduced Monday includes a 1 percent "integrity fee" that would be distributed to the NBA and Major League Baseball if federal law legalizes sports wagering and the state passes the legislation.

Rookie Kuzma stands up for coach Walton

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:14
Rookie forward Kyle Kuzma says comments by LaVar Ball about head coach Luke Walton were "upsetting."

Warriors' Green fined $25K for criticizing refs

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:10
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been fined $25,000 after publicly criticizing officials on Saturday night.

Lakers' KCP released from detention center

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:05
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was released on Monday from his 25-day sentence that he served at the Seal Beach Detention Center. Caldwell-Pope has been cleared from all legal matters stemming from a probation violation.