Jan 28th, 2015

Tony Wroten Jr. of Philadelphia 76ers stays positive after knee injury

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NEW ORLEANS — Tony Wroten Jr. is among those who believe everything happens for a reason. So what’s the reason for Wroten partially tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee? Well, the former Washington Huskies guard hasn’t quite nailed that down, nor has it affected his mindset. “I’m not really down,” the […]

Jan 27th, 2015

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, a procedure expected to end his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers a little past its halfway point. Bryant’s last three seasons have been cut short because of injury, starting with a torn Achilles […]

Jan 26th, 2015

LeBron James leads Cleveland past Oklahoma City

Tweet{lang: 'it'}CLEVELAND – The sold-out arena buzzed with fans decked out in matching gold T-shirts. There was a national-television audience, two high-profile teams and All-Stars all over the court. It felt like the playoffs in January. LeBron James played as if it was June. James scored 34 points, including the first eight in the fourth […]

Jan 25th, 2015

Warriors’ Klay Thompson wins over his toughest critic

Tweet{lang: 'it'}OAKLAND, Calif. — Mychal Thompson purchased a new, bigger, wider-screen cellphone just a few days ago, and not surprisingly, he is ecstatic he made the investment. The longtime Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster watched the phenomenal performance by his son, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson — 52 points, including an NBA record 37 in […]

Jan 24th, 2015

Bryant has torn rotator cuff; decision on surgery Monday

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery. Bryant was examined Friday in Los Angeles after the third-leading scorer in NBA history tore his rotator cuff Wednesday in New Orleans. “We know it’s a tear, […]

Jan 23rd, 2015

Kobe Bryant tears rotator cuff

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat, the club announced Thursday. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ loss at New Orleans on Wednesday night when he drove the baseline for a two-handed dunk. An MRI exam in San […]

Jan 23rd, 2015

Mayor: NBA says no team is coming to Seattle any time soon

Tweet{lang: 'it'}Mayor Ed Murray says a recent visit with NBA commissioner Adam Silver has him doubting the Seattle can land a team within the next few years. And that has Murray worried no team will arrive before the November 2017 expiration of a Sodo arena funding agreement between the city, King County and entrepreneur Chris […]

Jan 22nd, 2015

Thunder defeats Wizards in overtime

Tweet{lang: 'it'}WASHINGTON — Russell Westbrook drove for the winning layup with 0.8 seconds left in overtime and Kevin Durant scored 34 points Wednesday night as the Oklahoma City Thunder won its fourth straight with a 105-103 victory over the Washington Wizards. Durant and Westbrook scored all 13 of the Thunder’s points in the extra period, […]

Jan 21st, 2015

Oklahoma City wins in Miami to rise above .500

Tweet{lang: 'it'}MIAMI – Just about every statistic was what the Miami Heat would have wanted. The Heat kept Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook off the foul line for the most part, watched Oklahoma City’s two stars combine to miss every three-pointer they tried, limited both to under 20 points and held the Thunder far below […]

Jan 20th, 2015

Atlanta Hawks win 13th in row

Tweet{lang: 'it'}ATLANTA — The NBA’s best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks’ winning streak intact. The Hawks won their 13th straight game, one shy of tying the team record, as Mike Scott and Paul Millsap each scored 20 points Monday in a 93-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Atlanta is allowing 96.3 points per game, tops […]

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