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Curry and Thompson help Warriors beat Clippers 110-106 (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors goes up froa shot against Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Warriors won 110-106. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Stephen Curry snaked through the paint, came out near his bench, dribbled behind his back and faked Chris Paul to the floor on a jumper from the left corner, drawing oohs from the crowd. Curry finished with 27 points and Klay Thompson added 25. I didn’t see the bench’s reaction, but they said everybody was going crazy.” David Lee added 17 points for the Warriors, who had lost four in a row at Staples Center, where the crowd created a playoff atmosphere. They booed to drown out the chants of ”MVP” for Curry by the many Warriors fans.


Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 6:52 am

Spurs stay hot, pull away from Heat for 95-81 win (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 31: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Miami Heat on March 31, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Something about the Miami Heat brings out the best in Kawhi Leonard. Leonard had 22 points, nine rebounds and four steals, Tony Parker added 16 points in his 1,000th NBA game, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Heat 95-81 on Tuesday night. ”We played good D,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after his team’s fourth straight win, holding opponents under 92 points in each of those games. Leonard was NBA Finals MVP last year against Miami, and has scored at least 20 points on at least 53 percent shooting in each of his last five games against the Heat.


Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 3:50 am

Nets back into 8th, beat Pacers for fourth straight win (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Thaddeus Young #30 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Indiana Pacers on March 31, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Big games in Brooklyn were big disappointments for the home team earlier this season, but the Nets believe they are a different team now – potentially a playoff one. Brook Lopez had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Nets reclaimed sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference by beating the Indiana Pacers 111-106 on Tuesday night for their season-high fourth straight victory. Realizing we have a chance to make these playoffs and we’re just trying to make a push,” point guard Deron Williams said. The Nets moved back ahead of Boston and dealt a blow to the Pacers, who fell 1 1/2 games behind Brooklyn.


Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 3:20 am

Drummond leads Pistons past Hawks 105-95 (Yahoo Sports)

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 31: Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons takes a shot against the Atlanta Hawks on March 31, 2015 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-95 on Tuesday night.


Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 2:04 am

Hometown MVP: LeBron honored in Akron with prestigious award (Yahoo Sports)

LeBron James may not add another NBA MVP trophy to his collection this year. James was given the H. Peter Burg Award during the Greater Akron Chamber’s annual meeting held inside historic Goodyear Hall, once home of the Akron Wingfoots, a professional basketball team in the 1930s. The 30-year-old James has established several youth-related programs in Akron, and the LeBron James Family Foundation has mentored and sponsored thousands of area school kids through his ”I Promise” and ”Wheels For Education” programs.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 12:43 am

Struggling Stephenson doesn’t regret signing with Hornets (Yahoo Sports)

Lance Stephenson doesn’t regret his decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent, even though this season has been a huge struggle for the five-year NBA veteran. The Hornets gave Stephenson a three-year, $27 million deal this past offseason expecting him to bring a boost with his playoff experience. Things have gone so downhill that he didn’t even play in Charlotte’s biggest game so far this season – a 116-104 loss Monday night to the Boston Celtics – despite two starters being out with injuries. Hornets coach Steve Clifford said sitting Stephenson was the result of a combination of things, including the need to have a stronger defender on the floor with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out with an ankle injury.

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 9:59 pm

Thunder star Kevin Durant has bone graft surgery (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- MARCH 24: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots around during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 24, 2014 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he’ll return to basketball activities in four to six months. The Thunder said in a statement that Durant had surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, with team medical personnel present. Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Durant has been like an assistant coach throughout the ordeal.


Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 7:51 pm


ESPN - United States

Griffin: Clips don’t have home-court advantage

Blake Griffin doesn’t believe home court in the playoffs would be much of an advantage if Tuesday night’s 110-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors is any indication.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 8:20 am

Clips’ Rivers, Warriors’ Kerr spar again in rivalry

Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr’s latest bit of verbal jousting came before the Clippers hosted the Warriors at Staples Center on Tuesday night.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 8:13 am

Warriors hold off Clippers despite Griffin’s 40

Stephen Curry scored 27 points, Klay Thompson added 25 and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 on Tuesday night for their 10th consecutive victory.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 7:52 am

Durant: Want to stick with OKC for whole career

Kevin Durant made some of his strongest comments yet about his future free agency, going as far to say he wants to have his jersey retired in Oklahoma City.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 4:06 am

Spurs dump Heat to go 12-3 in month of March

Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points, Tony Parker added 16 in his 1,000th NBA game, and the Spurs added more steam to their playoff push by beating the Heat 95-81 on Tuesday night.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 3:49 am

Clips’ Crawford nears return from calf injury

Jamal Crawford went through a full workout on Tuesday before the Los Angeles Clippers played the Golden State Warriors and is nearing a return to the court.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 2:57 am

Hometown MVP: LeBron receives civic award

LeBron James may not add another NBA MVP trophy to his collection this year.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 2:47 am

Inside Hoops - United States

Glen Davis fined for kicking seat cushion

Glen Davis fined for kicking a seat cushion into the stands

Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis has been fined $15,000 for kicking a seat cushion into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred with 4:16 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 119-106 win over the […]

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 1:02 am

Rodney Hood diagnosed with concussion

Rodney Hood diagnosed with concussion

The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz guard/forward Rodney Hood:
Hood has been diagnosed by the Jazz medical staff with a concussion, after receiving an elbow to the head during the third quarter of last night’s 104-84 victory at Minnesota.
Per the NBA’s Concussion Policy, Hood will now begin the NBA-mandated […]

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 10:58 pm

Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery today

Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery today

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant underwent bone graft surgery today for the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley with Thunder medical personnel present at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New […]

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 4:43 pm

Trail Blazers clinch spot in 2015 NBA Playoffs

Trail Blazers clinch spot in 2015 NBA Playoffs

The 48-25 Portland Trail Blazers have officially clinched a spot in the 2015 NBA playoffs, joining the Warriors, Grizzlies, Rockets and Clippers in the West so far, leaving three West spots still up for grabs. Here’s the Oregonian reporting:
The Blazers dominated the the Suns after halftime and emphatically punched their […]

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 6:03 am

Blazers sign Tim Frazier for remainder of season

Blazers sign Tim Frazier for remainder of season

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Tim Frazier for the remainder of the season, President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Frazier, 24, signed two 10-day contracts with the Philadelphia 76ers last month, averaging 5.7 points, 3.2 […]

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 2:17 am

D-League: Westchester Knicks fire head coach

D-League: Westchester Knicks fire head coach
Here’s the New York Post reporting on the Westchester Knicks, who are the New York Knicks’ D-League team:
Kevin Whitted is out as head coach of the D-League affiliate Westchester Knicks, and assistant coach Craig Hodges will take over for the final few games of the season.
There was tension between the two coaches […]

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 5:55 pm

Nets beat short-handed Lakers 107-99

InsideHoops.com Postgame Notes
BROOKLYN — Behind 30 points and 11 rebounds from center Brook Lopez, 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists from small forward Joe Johnson, and 17 points from guard Markel Brown, the Nets beat a badly short-handed Lakers squad 107-99
Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer, Kobe Bryant (out for season) and […]

Posted on 29 March 2015 @ 10:44 pm

NBA - United States

Hawks’ Schroder (sprained left toe) did not travel

Hawks guard Dennis Schroder suffered a left toe injury during last night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks and did not travel with the team to Detroit.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 1:07 am

LeBron honored in Akron with prestigious award

LeBron James may not add another NBA MVP trophy to his collection this year.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 12:54 am

Heat tie team record with 30th starting lineup

It’s now a record-setting season for the Miami Heat, in a way they never envisioned.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 12:47 am

Hornets’ Stephenson doesn’t regret his decision

Lance Stephenson doesn’t regret his decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent, even though this season has been a huge struggle for the five-year NBA veteran.

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 10:14 pm

Durant undergoes successful bone graft surgery on foot

Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he’ll return to basketball activities in four to six months.

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 7:34 pm

St. John’s tabs former standout Mullin as new coach

St. John’s has decided its basketball future rests with the best of its past.

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 1:35 pm

Bulls’ Rose takes contact in practice

Bulls star Derrick Rose took contact in practice Monday for the first time since undergoing right knee surgery late last month.

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 2:46 am


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