Yahoo Sports - United States
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 James may not add another NBA MVP trophy to his collection this year.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 12:54 am
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
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
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 has decided its basketball future rests with the best of its past.
Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 1:35 pm
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