Sunrockers rebound in style to sink listless Brave Thunders
After a lousy first quarter against the Kawasaki Brave Thunders on Saturday, Sunrockers Shibuya coach BT Toews challenged his players to elevate their game
B. League announces launch of preseason Early Cup regional tournaments
The B. League is currently in its inaugural season and is putting basketball in Japan in the spotlight like never before. But the league has no intention o
Grizzles survive in OT to tie series with Spurs
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot and that the San Antonio Spurs thought so, too, on a night when he scored a franch
WNBA training camps set to open
It doesn’t seem that long ago that the Los Angeles Sparks were celebrating their first WNBA championship in 14 years after a thrilling Game 5 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.
After Game 3, Markieff Morris calls out the Hawks’ Paul Millsap: ‘He’s a crybaby’
The war of words continue as Morris calls out Millsap.
Markieff Morris calls Paul Millsap a ‘crybaby’
The power forwards in the Washington-Atlanta series exchange bumps on the floor, then words off it.
Warriors’ Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against the Blazers
Golden State’s Kevin Durant won’t play in Saturday’s Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf.
This year was supposed to be different for the Toronto Raptors. Instead, it’s more of the same.
The Raptors were expected to take a step forward in the postseason this year. So far, however, it's been more of the same.
Wizards stumble from the start, fall to Atlanta, 116-98, in Game 3
John Wall scores 29 but gets little help as Washington digs itself a big hole early and never recovers.
Wizards walloped in Atlanta, series tightens
Game 3 started badly for Washington. The middle was bad. The end was bad. As a result, its series lead has been sliced in half.
Bulls may get creative to solve point guard issues in Rajon Rondo's absence
Jerian Grant said he expected to start again Sunday, but he knows he has to play better after committing four turnovers in 15 minutes in Game 3.
Thunder F Gibson providing scoring help for Westbrook
Taj Gibson often describes his role for the Thunder as doing whatever the team needs.
Celtics' 'poison' Avery Bradley helped weaken Jimmy Butler in Game 3
When he wasn't checking Jimmy Butler on Friday, Avery Bradley was helping to make life miserable for the Bulls' replacements for Rajon Rondo at point guard.
Bulls' Jimmy Butler vows to keep taking what Celtics defense gives him
Jimmy Butler took 14 jumpers among his 21 field-goal attempts Friday and attempted no free throws.
Rockets’ Patrick Beverley got into it with a Thunder fan, and now the NBA is investigating
It's reportedly the son of one of Oklahoma City's minority owners.
Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing
They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems.
NBA Mock Draft 2017: Predictions After Simulated Lottery
The season has ended and the projected NBA draft order has been set. Fans know that is only the beginning of the process as it does not guarantee a particular spot but a bad record
It’s more of the same for the Clippers, who lose Blake Griffin for the playoffs
If it weren't for bad luck, they'd have no luck at all.
Kevin Garnett takes unfiltered approach on TV in Area 21
Sitting on a mahogany throne, wearing a casual red sweater, tight grey jeans and sneakers, Kevin Garnett turned to the rapper and actor Ludacris in a lounge chair beside him and
Good news: Jimmy Butler can’t possibly be worse than he was in Game 3
Five things off Game 3 of Bulls-Celtics:
Golden Kings make quick work of Evessa
Two teams entered Saturday's contest with the same target: improving their chances of making the playoffs. The Ryukyu Golden Kings did just that, winning 8
Hope blooms for Celtics as Bulls suffer with Rondo’s bad thumb
Rajon Rondo's absence due to a thumb injury changed the trajectory of a series his Chicago Bulls seemed firmly in control of through the opening two games.
Thunder outlast Rockets, trim series lead to 2-1
Russell Westbrook figured out that he didn't have to do it all. Once that happened, the Thunder figured out how to beat the Houston Rockets. Westbrook scor
LaVar Ball fires back at executive for Nike, says his brand will be its ‘competition’
George Raveling had described Ball as “the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years."
Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to take 2-1 lead
Chris Paul scored 34 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 111-106 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.
Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113
Russell Westbrook figured out that he didn’t have to do it all.
Rajon Rondo didn’t exactly deny trying to trip Celtics’ Jae Crowder from the bench
The Bulls guard, out with a thumb injury, said an old ACL had him merely stretching his legs. Right. Oh, and nice suit!
Rajon Rondo absence significant; Bulls must be willing to adjust to advance
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg must turn more to Paul Zipser and Bobby Portis to go with a bigger lineup to limit damage of inexperienced point guards.
Celtics assist Isaiah Thomas — and vice versa — in victory over Bulls
Celtics help Isaiah Thomas through sister's death, while Thomas leads assist parade against Bulls in Game 3
Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3
Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points, and the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-87 on Friday night after dropping the
Jerry West says Russell Westbrook is like ‘a reincarnation of Michael Jordan’
High praise indeed from West, although he appeared to frame it in terms of athleticism.
Plum happy to be in San Antonio and playing for Stars
Kelsey Plum was thrilled to be in San Antonio and sign her first professional contract.
Column: Savor some unpredictability to begin NBA playoffs
Say this about the NBA playoffs: It’s usually quite predictable.
John Wall and Bradley Beal: From ‘And who else?’ to ‘Who else do they need?’
Seen as insufficient as recently as last offseason, Washington Wizards backcourt came together, on a mission.
Allen Crabbe knows it’s time to step up against Warriors
It’s clear to Allen Crabbe - and just about everyone else who’s watching - that Portland’s bench needs to do more against the Warriors.
Frustrated Pacers still looking to fight back against Cavs
Paul George’s stone face and somber tone reflected the mood of the Indiana Pacers.
Grizzlies will need more from ol’ Zach Randolph vs. Spurs
Zach Randolph, the self-described blue collar forward in a blue collar town, always gives the Grizzlies whatever they need.
Bulls, Celtics undergo starting lineup changes ahead of Game 3
Rajon Rondo’s absence will not be the only personnel change for Game 3 of the Bulls-Celtics Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
The Wizards are making the most of the Hawks’ Dwight Howard-less lineups
Even when Atlanta goes small, the Wizards have answers.
Atlanta is taking advantage of Brandon Jennings’ defense
Washington coach Scott Brooks wants Jennings, and others, to do a better job staying in front of the ball.
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