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Toronto overcomes sluggish start to run past Pacers 104-91 (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 27: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors brings the ball up court against the Indiana Pacers on January 27, 2015 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toronto’s dynamic backcourt delivered a one-two knockout punch Tuesday night. This time with All-Star starter Kyle Lowry spreading the floor and DeMar DeRozan finding his way to the basket, their teammates exploited other openings in Indiana’s defense. It was simply too much for the struggling Pacers. DeRozan finished with 24 points, Lowry had 19 and three of their teammates also scored in double figures, as the Raptors pulled away 104-91.


Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:38 am

Balanced Bucks beat Heat for 3rd time this season, 109-102 (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 27: Brandon Knight #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks goes to the basket against the Miami Heat on January 27, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Brandon Knight had 17 points and six assists and the Milwaukee Bucks put seven players in double figures on the way to beating the Miami Heat 109-102 on Tuesday night. Khris Middleton also scored 17 for the Bucks, who got 15 from Jerryd Bayless, 14 from O.J. Mayo, 13 from Giannis Antetokounmpo, 12 from John Henson and 11 from Chris Dudley. With fighters Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao watching courtside, Milwaukee beat Miami for the third time in as many meetings this season, moving three games clear of the Heat in the race for No. 6 in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks’ bench outscored Miami’s 44-13.


Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:18 am

Irving, James lead Cavs to 7th straight, 103-95 over Pistons (Yahoo Sports)

AUBURN HILLS, MI - JANUARY 27: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers takes a shot against the Detroit Pistons on January 27, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 38 points and LeBron James added 32 to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight victory Tuesday night, 103-95 over the Detroit Pistons. The Cavs avenged a 23-point home loss to Detroit late last month. His two-handed breakaway dunk early in the fourth put Cleveland up 80-68.


Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:11 am

Grizzlies G Conley out against Mavericks with sprained wrist (Yahoo Sports)

DALLAS (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is sitting out against the Dallas Mavericks, one night after spraining his left wrist in a win over Orlando.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 2:11 am

Wisconsin governor proposes plan to help fund Bucks arena (Yahoo Sports)

Gov. Scott Walker proposed a plan Tuesday that calls for Wisconsin to help build a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks with $220 million in bonds that would be funded by projected growth in income taxes from NBA players. The Republican governor said his ”Pay Their Way” proposal would protect state taxpayers and keep the team in Milwaukee. A new arena in downtown Milwaukee could cost about $450 million to $500 million. Former owner and ex-U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl has promised $100 million of his own money to help replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center, which was built in 1988.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 11:21 pm

Pistons’ Brandon Jennings has successful Achilles surgery (Yahoo Sports)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say guard Brandon Jennings has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 10:43 pm

Clippers’ Barnes fined $25,000 for inappropriate language (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 9:46 pm


ESPN - United States

Mayweather, Pacquiao courtside at Heat game

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the same arena? Can it be?

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 4:03 am

Benson seeks dismissal of lawsuit by family

Tom Benson’s attorney fought back in court Tuesday, asking that the lawsuit filed against the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner by his daughter and grandchildren be dismissed.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:59 am

Blatt: LeBron belongs in MVP convo more

The Cleveland Cavaliers have turned their season around, winning their seventh game in a row with Tuesday’s 103-95 road victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:53 am

Raps reach prebreak milestone with 30th win

DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry added 19 on Tuesday, leading Toronto to a 104-91 victory at Indiana and a franchise record for most wins before the All-Star break with 30.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:37 am

LaVine, Plumlee among dunk contestants

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota’s Zach LaVine, Orlando’s Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee will be the contestants in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, the NBA announced Tuesday night.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:25 am

Irving, James boost Cavs to 7th win in row

Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 38 points and LeBron James added 32 to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight victory Tuesday night, 103-95 over the Detroit Pistons.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:25 am

Clippers’ Barnes fined, blames Suns owner

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 1:55 am

Inside Hoops - United States

Brandon Jennings out for season after surgery

Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings out for season after surgery

The Detroit Pistons announced today that guard Brandon Jennings underwent successful surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon. After joint consultations between Dr. Stephen Lemos, team orthopedist for the Detroit Pistons, and Dr. Martin O’Malley, the operating physician, the surgical procedure was implemented […]

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 11:03 pm

Matt Barnes fined $25,000 by NBA

Matt Barnes fined $25,000 by NBA

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred with 4:28 remaining in the second quarter of the Clippers’ 120-100 win over the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 25, at US […]

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 10:41 pm

Knicks sign Langston Galloway for rest of season

Knicks sign Langston Galloway for rest of season

The New York Knicks have signed guard Langston Galloway for the remainder of the season, President Phil Jackson announced. An expected move, since Galloway has been one of the team’s lone recent bright spots lately.
Galloway, 6-2, 200-pounds, is averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists over 28.0 […]

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 10:12 pm

Kemba Walker injury update: torn lateral meniscus in left knee

Kemba Walker injury update: torn lateral meniscus in left knee

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker received a second opinion on his left knee today in New York. Dr. David Altchek confirmed Hornets team orthopedic physician Dr. Marcus Cook’s previous diagnosis of a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Walker will undergo surgery, performed by Dr. […]

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 1:15 am

January 26 Trail Blazers at Nets game postponed, and rescheduled for April 6

The National Basketball Association has announced that tonight’s Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets game, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Barclays Center, has been postponed due to severe weather conditions. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m.
All tickets for tonight’s game will be honored on the rescheduled date, April 6.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 12:00 am

January 26 Kings at Knicks game postponed, and rescheduled for March 3

The National Basketball Association has announced that tonight’s Sacramento Kings at the New York Knicks game has been postponed due to expected severe weather conditions.
The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden. It will be the first contest of an eight-game road trip that has the […]

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 11:53 pm

Robbie Hummel has broken hand

Robbie Hummel has broken hand
The Minnesota Timberwolves tonight announced that Robbie Hummel suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand. The injury occurred at the end of the third quarter of tonight’s game at Atlanta. An x-ray taken at Philips Arena confirmed the injury. He will be out indefinitely.
In 36 games […]

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 3:02 am

NBA - United States

Heat’s Deng, Andersen out; Wade leaves in 3rd

Dwyane Wade left Miami’s game against Milwaukee Tuesday night in the third quarter with another hamstring injury, after Luol Deng and Chris Andersen were held out with injuries.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:31 am

Antetokounmpo, LaVine, Oladipo, Plumlee to compete in Sprite Slam Dunk contest

The 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk at NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City will feature four exciting, up-and-coming players and a format change that adds an old-school feel to the 30th edition of the contest.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 1:10 am

Pelicans owner wants judge to dismiss heirs’ lawsuit

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by recently estranged heirs who are seeking control of his NFL and NBA teams.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 12:43 am

Pistons’ Jennings has successful surgery on torn ACL

The Detroit Pistons say guard Brandon Jennings has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 10:53 pm

Knicks sign guard Galloway for rest of season

The New York Knicks have signed guard Langston Galloway for the remainder of the season.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 9:43 pm

Clippers’ Barnes fined for inappropriate language

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 9:04 pm

Durant inks endorsement deal with insurance company

Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt have signed endorsement deals with American Family Insurance, the company said Tuesday.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 8:51 pm


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