Yahoo Sports - United States
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Miami guard Dwyane Wade is expected to miss Sunday night’s game at Detroit.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 11:20 pm
Another sizzling start for the Celtics, only this time they kept pouring it on. By the time they were finished, they had battered the New York Knicks in the most lopsided NBA game this season. Jordan Crawford made six 3-pointers and scored 23 points, and Boston won its third straight with a 114-73 victory on Sunday. Jared Sullinger added 21 for the Celtics, who jumped to leads of 12-0, 18-1 and 25-3 and improved their Atlantic Division-leading record to 10-12.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 8:56 pm
- On Saturday morning, the Mavericks added a play designed for Monta Ellis. Ellis drained 21-foot jumper with no time left on the clock and Dallas snapped the Portland’s four-game winning streak with a 108-106 victory. ”He gave it to me and I came off and hit the shot.” Ellis finished with 22 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 28, along with a season-high seven assists, for the Mavericks’ third straight win. Damian Lillard had a season-high 32 points for the Blazers, including a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left that tied it at 106.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 5:52 pm
Sacramento blew a big lead in the fourth quarter and the Kings’ began to show that look of defeat. It was like ‘Here we go again,”’ Isaiah Thomas said. We fought until the end,” said Thomas, who scored 23 of his 26 points after halftime to help the Kings snap a six-game skid with a 112-102 overtime victory against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. After early foul trouble, DeMarcus Cousins finished with 28 points, dominating the paint in overtime.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 6:13 am
Brook Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets needed a strong performance after an embarrassing loss to the New York Knicks. Call it a perfect time for a trip to Milwaukee. Lopez scored 32 points, Joe Johnson had 15 and the Nets beat the lowly Bucks 90-82 on Saturday night. He also had seven rebounds and four assists as Brooklyn bounced back from Thursday night’s 113-83 home loss to New York.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 5:26 am
This was no ordinary victory for Paul George and the Indiana Pacers. They know how difficult it is to beat the San Antonio Spurs. George scored 28 points and Indiana defeated San Antonio 111-100 on Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs. Something great is going on in here, if we just continue to keep on this path, we have a positive future.” David West had 20 points and Lance Stephenson scored 15 for the Pacers, who enjoyed a 41-34 rebounding edge.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 5:15 am
Klay Thompson erased a previous bad outing by scoring early and in the process helped himself accomplish a first in his NBA career. Thompson scored 30 points Saturday night and the Golden State Warriors ended an 11-game losing skid to Memphis, defeating the short-handed Grizzlies 108-82. ”I’ve been in this league three years, and I haven’t beaten them in three years,” said Thompson, who was limited to five points in a loss at Houston on Friday. ”So, to finally get a win, the way we did, it felt great to win big like that.” David Lee added 23 points for the Warriors and Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, despite shooting 7 of 16 on the night.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 5:12 am
ESPN - United States
Celtics top Knicks 114-73, biggest rout of season
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 11:42 pm
Kobe Bryant developed an air of invincibility during his NBA career, one that was shattered by his Achilles injury. Can he get it back?
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 4:45 pm
After their third loss in their last four games, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers called his team out for “pouting” in their 88-82 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers and said they are not where they need to be “maturity-wise.”
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 6:41 am
A fan walked onto the court during the second quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers-Cleveland Cavaliers game on Saturday, tapped Kyrie Irving on the shoulder and continued to follow him down the court before finally being taken away.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 5:59 am
Kobe Bryant was on the court for nearly every minute of the seven games he played last April before tearing his Achilles.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 1:27 am
Carmelo Anthony says he’s trying to shoot — and score — less and it’s working for the Knicks, who are riding a two-game win streak.
Posted on 7 December 2013 @ 10:05 pm
Hawks swingman Kyle Korver has set an NBA record by making a 3-pointer in his 90th straight game.
Posted on 7 December 2013 @ 3:54 am
Inside Hoops - United States
Here’s the Philadelphia Inquirer with a health report on Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams:
The 76ers are saying that Michael Carter-Williams is fine.
It turns out, however, that his right-knee problems are being caused by an infection. The rookie point guard spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital because of soreness and a [...]
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 12:12 pm
The Sacramento Kings recalled center Hamady Ndiaye (Ah-meh-dee enj-eye) from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, it was announced today by General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Ndiaye will rejoin the Kings squad in Utah for tonight’s game against the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena.
Ndiaye recorded seven points (2-4 FG, 3-6 FT), a team-high-tying seven [...]
Posted on 7 December 2013 @ 7:00 pm
The Orlando Magic are rebuilding, and a losing team, and in such a situation it tends to be easier for a player with talent to stand out more than he normally might on a better team. With that disclaimer out of the way, Magic guard Arron Afflalo is having a terrific season. Here’s OrlandoMagic.com with [...]
Posted on 7 December 2013 @ 2:13 pm
After trading Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, the Boston Celtics are building. Yet with a 9-12 record, playing without injured point guard Rajon Rondo, they have done better than expected. And currently lead the woeful Atlantic divison — for now. Here’s ESPN Boston with more good news for the team:
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said [...]
Posted on 7 December 2013 @ 1:36 pm
The Indiana Pacers have been great this season, and getting Danny Granger back, even if he’s not the player he used to be, would make them even deeper. Here’s the Indianapolis Star:
The unexpected continues on the Indiana Pacers’ eventful trip to Texas: Danny Granger practiced.
“I feel good,” Granger said following the Friday session, his first [...]
Posted on 7 December 2013 @ 1:13 pm
Kobe Bryant will make his return for the Lakers this Sunday in Los Angeles, where they will face the Toronto Raptors.
The Lakers are off to a better-than-expected start this season, putting up a 9-9 record. They’ve shown good team chemistry and have been fun to watch.
It’ll be interesting to see how good Kobe Bryant still [...]
Posted on 6 December 2013 @ 9:23 pm
Here’s the Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog on Kyle Korver looking to get his name in the record books:
Much of the talk around Hawks practice this morning revolved around Kyle Korver’s shot at owning the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer. With a long-range shot against the Cavaliers tonight Korver will own the streak outright [...]
Posted on 6 December 2013 @ 8:19 pm
NBA - United States
Miami guard Dwyane Wade is expected to miss Sunday night’s game at Detroit.
Posted on 9 December 2013 @ 12:01 am
? One of the intriguing matchups in tonight’s game will be the individual battle between stars Kevin Durant of the Thunder and Paul George of Indiana. Both are playing at a high level, Durant leads the NBA in scoring (28.5 ppg) and George is 4th (24.8 ppg). Thunder center Kendrick Perkins told reporters “one thing I do love about the KD-Paul George matchup is that each time they guard each other. When we play Miami LeBron (James) and KD don’t guard each other most of the time.” Thunder head coach Scott Brooks also had high praise for George, “he’s definitely a superstar in this league. That word gets thrown around a lot but he is one.”
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 11:21 pm
? Tonight’s coaches, Dallas’ Rick Carlisle and Portland’s Terry Stotts, were together on the Mavericks’ staff from 2008-12 ? Carlisle as head coach, Stotts as his chief assistant. Is tonight any more of an emotional game for either coach? “I have a lot of friends over there, particularly on the coaching and training staff,” Stotts said. “We spent four good years together and won a championship ? those are pretty close bonds. Rick’s the ultimate competitor and a great friend. We enjoy each other’s company. You have some emotions before and after, but you don’t think about that during a game.”
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 3:21 am
Forwards Derrick Favors and Marvin Williams have been ruled out for Utah’s game against the Sacramento Kings.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 2:48 am
Dwyane Wade has already missed more games because of nagging knee issues than he would have liked. Then an illness kept him out of Miami’s most recent game, prolonging the frustration for him early this season.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 2:05 am
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is not going to play against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night because of tightness in his left calf.
Posted on 8 December 2013 @ 12:18 am
Philadelphia guard Michael Carter-Williams sat out the 76ers’ game Saturday night against Denver, the second straight game he has missed because of a skin infection on of his right knee.
Posted on 7 December 2013 @ 11:41 pm