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Leonard, Spurs end long trip with 101-74 rout of Suns (Yahoo Sports)

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs drives against the Phoenix Suns on February 28, 2015 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

San Antonio is finally going home, and with a lopsided victory. Phoenix forward Markieff Morris left the locker room grumbling about Suns fans. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Spurs dominated from the opening tip in a 101-74 rout Saturday night. The Spurs, playing the finale of their annual nine-game ”rodeo road trip,” were up 51-24 at the break, the fewest points in a half for the Suns in franchise history.


Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 5:46 am

Williams’ 25 points lead Nets to 104-94 win over Mavericks (Yahoo Sports)

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 28: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against Rajon Rondo #9 of the Dallas Mavericks on February 28, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Williams felt right at home while helping the Brooklyn Nets close out a string of 22 days on the road on a winning note. Williams scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Thaddeus Young had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench as the Nets topped the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Saturday night. ”The last one on a road trip when you’ve been gone for a month is sometimes the hardest because you’re just so ready to get home,” said Williams, who played his high school ball at The Colony High near Dallas. ”So, I’m really proud of how we fought and got the win.” The victory completed a 3-5 run in road games for the Nets that started before the All-Star-break.


Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 5:23 am

Gasol, Grizzlies withstand scare from Wolves in 101-97 win (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 28: Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots against the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 28, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

When Kevin Garnett was thrown out of the game, Marc Gasol went to work and Flip Saunders went looking for a rulebook. Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. Conley finished with 17 points and hit two free throws with 11 seconds left for Memphis, which had been sluggish over the previous five games. I wish it was different, 4-1 or 5-0 would’ve been better of course, but that’s the way it went, and on to the next week.” Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points and Ricky Rubio had 13 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Wolves.


Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 4:42 am

Knicks win 2nd straight, hand Raptors 5th consecutive loss (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Tim Hardaway Jr. #5 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against the Toronto Raptors on February 28, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Tim Hardaway Jr. made a call early Saturday to his father, a former teammate of Anthony Mason in Miami and one of the people Hardaway knew would be saddened by Mason’s death. Many of them were connected to the Knicks, so Hardaway was more aware than most what a good effort hours later against Toronto would mean. ”So we just wanted to go out there and compete for him.” Hardaway scored 22 points, Langston Galloway made a clinching 3-pointer and the Knicks ended a sad day for the franchise with a 103-98 victory over Toronto, the Raptors’ season-high fifth straight loss. Former Raptors center Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points and newcomer Alexey Shved had 15 for the Knicks.


Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 4:31 am

Hawks give 4 players rest, still top Heat 93-91 (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots against Henry Walker #5 of the Miami Heat on February 28, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Even without four players, the Atlanta Hawks had more than enough. Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists and the intentionally depleted Hawks held off the Miami Heat 93-91 on Saturday night. Kent Bazemore scored 15, including a big 3-pointer with about a minute left that gave the Hawks an 89-80 lead. John Jenkins scored 12 for Atlanta, which turned 23 Miami turnovers into 31 points.


Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 4:05 am

Anthony Mason, rugged forward of 1990s Knicks, dies at 48 (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - 1994: Anthony Mason #14 of the New York Knicks poses for a photo during media day on October 1, 1994 in New York, New York. (Photo by NBA Photos/NBAE via Getty Images)

Anthony Mason’s game was grit over glitz, more force than flash. Mason died Saturday morning, the Knicks said. Former teammate Patrick Ewing said his ”heart is heavy” after learning Mason died after recent heart problems. ”As a competitor, there was none fiercer than Anthony Mason.


Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 2:10 am

Cavaliers’ Irving to miss second game with shoulder injury (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 26: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots after being fouled by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on February 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 110-99. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Cavaliers will be without at least one All-Star on Sunday in Houston. Point guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game with a strained left shoulder, an injury the team had thought would only sideline him for one game. Irving injured his shoulder in the second half of Thursday night’s home win over Golden State. He did not travel with the team for Friday night’s game at Indiana and Cavs coach David Blatt was hopeful Irving could join the team in time to face the Rockets.


Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 1:19 am


ESPN - United States

Former Knicks fan favorite Mason dies at 48

Anthony Mason, a longtime NBA player who helped the New York Knicks reach the 1994 NBA Finals, has died at the age of 48.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 1:52 pm

Spurs silence Suns; Markieff Morris rips fans

Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated from the opening tip in a 101-74 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 9:01 am

Bosh released from hospital, resting at home

All-Star forward Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat has been released from a South Florida hospital following a weeklong stay for treatment after blood clots were found on one of his lungs.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 6:41 am

Warriors’ Ezeli suspended 1 game for scuffle

Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli was suspended for one game without pay Saturday for initiating an altercation with Toronto’s Tyler Hansbrough on Friday night.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 6:39 am

Cavs’ Irving will sit out Sunday for shoulder

The Cavaliers will be without at least one All-Star on Sunday in Houston.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 6:38 am

Nets into 8th with win over Rondo, Mavs

Deron Williams scored 25 points, Thaddeus Young had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets topped the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Saturday night.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 6:21 am

Raptors rest ailing Lowry in loss to Knicks

Banged-up Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry sat out Saturday’s game against the Knicks to rest, his first missed game of this season. Coach Dwane Casey said he could look to rest Lowry for a few days down the stretch.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 6:04 am

Inside Hoops - United States

Spencer Dinwiddie plays well for Pistons in loss

Spencer Dinwiddie plays well for Pistons in loss
Here’s Michigan Live reporting some silver lining for the Detroit Pistons, who lost Saturday to the Washington Wizards:

Detroit Pistons rookie Spencer Dinwiddie wasn’t ready to take over the starting job at point guard, which is why the team traded for Reggie Jackson. But Saturday night, in an ill-fated comeback attempt, […]

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 5:55 am

Russell Westbrook undergoes procedure to address fracture in face

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent a successful procedure today to address a fracture to the zygomatic arch of his right cheek, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced.
The procedure was performed by Dr. John Joseph Rehm and Dr. Jason Hamilton with Thunder medical personnel present at the Osborne Head and […]

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 11:19 pm

Kyrie Irving out with shoulder strain

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving experienced a left shoulder injury during Thursday night’s game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland vs. the Golden State Warriors. He did not travel with the team on the current two game road trip to Indianapolis and Houston and received additional examination, including an MRI, Friday morning at Cleveland Clinic Sports […]

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 11:15 pm

Blazers survive monster game from Westbrook

Blazers survive monster game from Westbrook
Here’s the Oregonian reporting on the Portland Trail Blazers, who were able to come away with a win despite Russell Westbrook unleashing yet another monster game for the OKC Thunder as Kevin Durant continues to miss time due to injury:
Nicolas Batum looked over the stat sheet searching for something he could point […]

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 6:14 pm

Wizards keep struggling, fall to Sixers

Wizards keep struggling, fall to Sixers
Here’s the Washington Post reporting on the Wizards, who are dropping games left and right these days and are 33-26 for the season and losers of six games in a row:
No, the Washington Wizards had not reached their lowest possible point Wednesday, when they lost by 20 to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the […]

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 6:10 pm

Anthony Mason dead at 48

Anthony Mason dead at 48
Here’s the New York Daily News reporting that beloved former New York Knick Anthony Mason has passed away at the age of 48:
Anthony Mason, a bruising power forward who personified the gritty Knicks of the mid-’90s, died early Saturday morning. He was 48. Mason had suffered a massive heart attack earlier in the […]

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 6:04 pm

Isaiah Thomas playing well for Celtics

Isaiah Thomas playing well for Celtics
Here’s the Boston.com Blog reporting on the Celtics, who are having fun lately:
The Isaiah Thomas era continued its promising start on Friday night.
Boston’s new point guard scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half, enabling the Celtics to fight back from a 16-point second half deficit against the Charlotte Hornets, […]

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 6:00 pm

NBA - United States

NBA fan favorite Anthony Mason dead at 48

Anthony Mason’s game was grit over glitz, more force than flash.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 3:27 am

Garnett ejected in 3rd quarter after 2nd technical foul

Kevin Garnett was ejected from the Minnesota Timberwolves’ game against Memphis on Saturday night in the third quarter after picking up his second technical foul.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 3:26 am

Irving (shoulder) to miss Sunday’s game vs. Houston

The Cavaliers will be without at least one All-Star on Sunday in Houston.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 1:24 am

Westbrook has surgery on fractured cheekbone

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek Saturday and the NBA’s hottest player will miss at least a game.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 1:09 am

Struggling Lowry gets night off against Knicks

The Toronto Raptors gave struggling All-Star guard Kyle Lowry the night off Saturday against the New York Knicks.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 12:36 am

Heat say Bosh has been released from hospital

Chris Bosh’s first step toward recovery is complete. He’s home.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 12:35 am

Pat Riley Statement On Anthony Mason

Pat Riley has released the following statement on the passing of Anthony Mason:

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 11:21 pm


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