| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:41 PM
C.J. Miles had 19 points, Kyrie Irving scored 15 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late Minnesota rally to hand the Timberwovles their first loss of the season, 93-92, Monday night at Cleveland.
The Timberwolves erased almost all of a 23-point...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:34 PM
The pleasantries quickly gave way to a more sobering discussion when Doc Rivers first met with Chris Paul.
Topics of conversation did not include Paul's six All-Star game appearances, his unmatched ability to close out games or his status as possibly...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:57 PM
It is one thing for the Clippers to embrace the high expectations that come with being considered one of the elite teams in the NBA.
It is quite another for the Clippers to live up to the hype of being among the top teams in the Western Conference, such...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:08 AM
The Lakers' preseason got underway with a win and a loss.
Newcomer Xavier Henry made a strong first impression in a 104-95 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.
The following night, the Lakers lost 97-88 to the Denver Nuggets, losing...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Jerry Tarkanian, the droopy-eyed coach from California's Central Valley known as "Tark the Shark," will finally get his due Sunday when he joins former NBA defensive player of the year Gary Payton, All-Star forward Bernard King, fellow coach Rick Pitino...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:43 PM
UCLA Coach Jim Mora was preaching team play to the Bruins before practice and to the media afterward.
His shining example? Former Boston Celtics center Bill Russell, whom Mora knows.
Mora said he showed a video about Bill Russell to the Bruins because...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Jeff Green capped a last-minute Boston rally with a three-point shot at the buzzer and the Celtics stunned the Heat, 111-110, Saturday at Miami. The Heat had led 110-106 with 3.6 seconds on LeBron James' two free throws. Gerald Wallace responded with a...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves.
Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts.
It's tough to earn...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Kobe Bryant gave, but he didn't give enough.
In taking a $40-million to $50-million, two-year contract extension with the Lakers on Monday, Bryant accepted a discount from the maximum allowed under the rules at $66 million.
The Lakers' All-Star had...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:03 PM
They won an NBA championship together in 2008 and lost in the Finals in 2010 when they were with the Boston Celtics, when their bond and kinship was stronger than ever.
Now Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and Brooklyn Nets forwards Paul Pierce and Kevin...