NBA-Highlights of Monday's NBA games
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:23:35 PST)
Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Monday: Warriors 126, Cavaliers 91 The Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, using a 78-point, first-half explosion to crush the defending NBA champions 126-91. Klay Thompson scored a game-high 26 points and Draymond Green recorded an 11-point, 13-rebound, 11-assist triple-double, propelling the Warriors to their first win over the Cavaliers since Game 4 of last year's NBA Finals.
Anthony says has proved Knicks loyalty
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:57:04 PST)
(Reuters) - With each successive defeat, Carmelo Anthony's stay in New York becomes more contentious as his future with the Knicks is put into question. Anthony, who has been an All Star for the franchise each season since being traded to the Knicks in 2011, has been asked in recent days about the possibility of waiving the no-trade clause in his contract which would allow the team to move him. Responding to an article that suggested it was time for Anthony to depart New York, the forward said on Sunday that if Knicks management no longer wants him then "that's a conversation that we should have." Following New York's 108-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Anthony was again pushed on the subject of his stay with the team.
NBA-Anthony says has proved Knicks loyalty
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:54:47 PST)
With each successive defeat, Carmelo Anthony's stay in New York becomes more contentious as his future with the Knicks is put into question. Anthony, who has been an All Star for the franchise each season since being traded to the Knicks in 2011, has been asked in recent days about the possibility of waiving the no-trade clause in his contract which would allow the team to move him. Responding to an article that suggested it was time for Anthony to depart New York, the forward said on Sunday that if Knicks management no longer wants him then "that's a conversation that we should have." Following New York's 108-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Anthony was again pushed on the subject of his stay with the team.
With Humphries help Hawks' Schroder sinks Knicks
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:37:31 PST)
Atlanta's German guard Dennis Schroder delivered the killing blow in the Hawks' 108-107 NBA victory over the New York Knicks on Monday -- with a big assist from Kris Humphries. Humphries had a good look at a potential game-winning shot, but instead tossed the ball to Schroder, who drained a three-pointer with 22 seconds remaining that saw the Hawks swoop for their ninth win in their last 10 games. "I thought Kris was unbelievable," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said of the power forward who came off the bench to score 14 points with seven rebounds and one -- crucial -- assist.
Schroder hits go-ahead 3, scores 28 as Hawks edge Knicks (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:01:19 PST)
Dennis Schroder gave the Hawks the lead and the New York Knicks had three chances to take it back. Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah, who they hoped would be the backbone of a contending team, all failed from inside a few feet. Schroder scored 28 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 22 seconds left, to lead the Hawks to a 108-107 victory on Monday.
Dose: Here Comes Kanter (Rotoworld)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:35:00 PST)
Enes Kanter and Jonas Valanciunas are rolling, James Harden and Russell Westbrook are unfair and Tony Allen and Thabo Sefolosha are under-owned.
Dunleavy settles in at Atlanta, NBA Raptors batter Knicks
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:25:34 PST)
Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98. Dunleavy, who was playing in just his second NBA game with the Hawks, initially baulked at a trade to Atlanta that sent Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It took a meeting with coach Mike Budenholzer to convince him it was a good career move.
NBA-Highlights of Sunday's NBA games
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:21:50 PST)
Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Sunday: Hawks 111, Bucks 98 It didn't take long for Mike Dunleavy to change his mind about the trade that brought him to Atlanta. The 14-year veteran almost sought a buyout when he was acquired by the Hawks in a deal that sent Kyle Korver to Cleveland on Jan. 7. Thunder 122, Kings 118 Russell Westbrook scored 36 points to record his 20th triple-double of the season, and Evan Kanter came off the bench to score 29 as Oklahoma City beat Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center.
Isaiah Thomas insists he did not curse at Dennis Schröder's mom (Ball Don't Lie)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:05:46 PST)
Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas do not appear to be very close friends. A beef that began broiling during the 2016 postseason started sizzling again this weekend, as the point guards of the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics paired their on-court battle with an off-court war of words — or, more accurately, a war of words over which words actually got used in the on-court battle. When the Hawks and Celtics tangled in the first round of last season’s Eastern Conference playoffs, Boston All-Star Isaiah Thomas and Atlanta’s Dennis Schröder — then a backup to top dog Jeff Teague — tangled during Game 3 at TD Garden.
Knicks' Porzingis may return for game against Hawks (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:46:23 PST)
The New York Knicks are cautiously optimistic they will have their star second-year forward Kristaps Porzingis available for their next four games, which they play in six nights. The 21-year-old missed his second straight game, a 116-101 loss at Toronto on Sunday, with a sore left Achilles, and is questionable for Monday when the Knicks (18-23) host the Atlanta Hawks (23-17) at Madison Square Garden. Porzingis' replacement, Lance Thomas, sustained a fractured orbital bone and had concussion-like symptoms after being hit with an inadvertent elbow from Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas during Sunday's game.
Bucks host 76ers as emerging superstars square off (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:49:15 PST)
It'll be "The Process" vs "The Greek Freak" Monday afternoon when the Milwaukee Bucks host the Philadelphia 76ers in a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day matinee at the Bradley Center. Antetokounmpo has emerged as a dominant force, leading Milwaukee in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals per game.
DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points, Raptors rout Knicks 116-101 (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:26:12 PST)
The Toronto Raptors left the New York Knicks behind in a hurry in a big third quarter. Toronto had a 25-2 edge in the first 9:20 of the third and coasted to a 116-101 victory Sunday. Toronto outscored New York 27-8 in the third quarter to take a 96-62 lead.
Bazemore, Dunleavy pick up offense, Hawks beat Bucks (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:59:56 PST)
Now with his third team in two seasons, Mike Dunleavy thinks he's found a good fit with the Atlanta Hawks. The 36-year-old Dunleavy was disappointed to get traded last week from Cleveland, the best team in the Eastern Conference, but Atlanta could offer him a bigger role. Kent Bazemore scored 24 points, Dunleavy added 20 and the Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98 on Sunday.
Hot Celtics, Thomas take on Hornets (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:50:28 PST)
Isaiah Thomas spent part of his day Friday visiting one of his favorite football teams, the Seattle Seahawks, during their walk-through in preparation for their NFL playoff loss in Atlanta. Saturday night, Thomas was on the field pregame in Foxborough, Mass., wearing his autographed Tom Brady jersey and trying to fire up his other favorite team, the New England Patriots. In between, Thomas found time for another dynamic fourth-quarter performance, this one capped by the winning basket with 2.4 seconds left that enabled the Boston Celtics to dispose of the Atlanta Hawks.
Antetokounmpo scores 33 but Bucks fall to Hawks
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:42:49 PST)
Giannis Antetokounmpo piled up 33 points but was unable to prevent the Milwaukee Bucks from sliding to a 111-98 defeat against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Greek star Antetokounmpo also added eight rebounds and six assists but it was not good enough to prevent Atlanta grabbing a win which saw them improve to 23-17. It was Atlanta's eighth win in nine games, a run of results which has left them firmly rooted in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Bucks' Brogdon comes home to face Hawks (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:21:50 PST)
Milwaukee rookie Malcolm Brogdon returns to his hometown Sunday, and he'll do it as a member of the starting lineup. Brogdon, who has started the last eight games at guard for the Bucks, grew up in the northeast Atlanta suburb of Norcross and led Greater Atlanta Christian School to two state high school championships. Brogdon was Mr. Georgia Basketball and went on to star at the University of Virginia.
The Week Ahead: Week 13 (Rotoworld)
(Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:05:00 PST)
Jonas Nader looks at the schedule, injury report and some trade rumors to get you ready for Week 13!
Irving, Korver shine as Cavaliers usurp battling Kings
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:24:31 PST)
(The Sports Xchange) - Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a series of runs by the Sacramento Kings to post a 120-108 victory at the Golden 1 Center on Friday. LeBron James had 16 points and 15 assists, and Cleveland (29-10) snapped a two-game skid in his annual visit to the city where he made his debut in 2003. James' teams have now won nine times in his 12 visits against the Kings.
NBA-Irving, Korver shine as Cavaliers usurp battling Kings
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:08:37 PST)
Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a series of runs by the Sacramento Kings to post a 120-108 victory at the Golden 1 Center on Friday. LeBron James had 16 points and 15 assists, and Cleveland (29-10) snapped a two-game skid in his annual visit to the city where he made his debut in 2003. James' teams have now won nine times in his 12 visits against the Kings.
Irving, Korver lead Cavaliers past Kings 120-108 (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:59:38 PST)
One shootaround was all it took for Kyle Korver to find his shooting groove with his new team. Korver scored 18 points and delivered a needed spark to the second unit in his most productive game since joining Cleveland, and the Cavaliers tuned up for a NBA Finals rematch by beating the Sacramento Kings 120-108 on Friday night. ''Personally it was good to have a game when you got some good looks just to feel good about going forward,'' said Korver, who was just 2 for 10 in his first two games since being acquired from Atlanta.
NBA-Highlights from Friday's NBA games
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:37:18 PST)
Highlights from Friday's National Basketball Association games: 76ers 102, Hornets 93 Joel Embiid had 24 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots as the surging Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets 102-93 on Friday. Dario Saric added 15 points for the Sixers, who won their third straight and their fifth in six games. Ersan Ilyasova finished with 12 points and Robert Covington and Sergio Rodriguez contributed 11 apiece for Philadelphia (12-25).
Celtics' Thomas sinks Hawks in Horford's return to Atlanta
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:57:29 PST)
Boston guard Isaiah Thomas drained the game-winner in the waning seconds Friday to make first-year Celtics teammate Al Horford victorious in his return to Atlanta. The Celtics triumphed 103-101, snapping the Hawks' seven-game winning streak. Thomas sealed the win with a step-back jump shot with two seconds left, scoring 13 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter.
Thomas steadies Celtics, Horford triumphant in return home (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:39:44 PST)
Isaiah Thomas has no problem taking charge of the Boston Celtics late in the fourth quarter. ''He trusts me,'' Thomas said. Thomas scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, Al Horford made a triumphant return and the Celtics snapped the Atlanta Hawks' seven-game winning streak with a 103-101 victory Friday night.
Isaiah Thomas is quickly becoming the NBA's next great clutch performer (Ball Don't Lie)
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:33:52 PST)
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has spent the bulk of his career answering doubts about a variety of issues, to the point where his first All-Star selection last February didn’t even silence the questions about his ability to serve as the top scorer on a legitimate playoff team. Thomas is certainly used to it all in his sixth NBA season. If Thomas continues his current form, those ever-present concerns are likely to become a thing of the past.
Parker, Antetokounmpo lead Bucks past Heat, 116-108 (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:13:27 PST)
The Milwaukee Bucks made quick work of the slumping Miami Heat. Jabari Parker had 24 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Bucks scored 42 first-quarter points in their 116-108 victory Friday night. ''The first quarter was a great carryover from our last game,'' Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said, pointing to Bucks' victory Tuesday night in San Antonio.
Horford surprised to hear so many boos back in Atlanta (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:04:46 PST)
Al Horford was caught by surprise Friday night. Returning with a new team to Philips Arena, the former Hawks center quickly realized that he's no longer a fan favorite. ''They weren't expected, but it is what it is,'' Horford said.
X-ray, MRI on Wizards guard Wall's pinkie show no damage (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:55:00 PST)
The Wizards say an X-ray and an MRI on John Wall's right pinkie finger revealed no breaks or tears. Brooks said after practice Friday that everything ''came back clean'' on Wall, who could remain in the lineup when the Wizards host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Despite the injuries, Wall had 10 assists in Washington's loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.
Kardashians give Tristan Thompson All-Star bump, and Hassan Whiteside doesn't want to talk about it (Ball Don't Lie)
(Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:03:30 PST)
Hassan Whiteside (left) and Tristan Thompson (right) are battling for All-Star positioning. One of the hundreds of thousands of NBA fans who have cast a vote using the hashtag #NBAVOTE on social media.
Cavs carry 2-game losing streak to Sacramento (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:50:05 PST)
The Cleveland Cavaliers made it to Sacramento without a snow-dictated hiccup. The weather-whipped defending champs will try to end a two-game losing streak Wednesday when they face the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center, and they would figure to be a bit refreshed. Cleveland (28-10) lost 100-92 at Utah on Tuesday night, then arrived at Portland at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and got to the hotel after 4 a.m. amid a blizzard.