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NBA: Westbrook makes triumphant return for Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook defends on a shot by Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee (22) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Oklahoma City won 103-96. AP

Russell Westbrook, who missed the entire pre-season and Oklahoma City’s first two games of the NBA campaign, scored 21 points in his return Sunday to spark the Thunder over Phoenix 103-96.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Suns trade Scola to Pacers in 3-player deal

Luis Scola averaged 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds over 82 games with Phoenix last season. (File/ Associated Press)

The Indiana Pacers have bolstered their front-line depth with the acquisition of Luis Scola from the Phoenix Suns.

The Pacers sent forward Gerald Green, center Miles Plumlee and a lottery-protected first-round draft pick to the rebuilding Suns.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Kobe’s legacy on the line with guarantee

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, blocks the shot of Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson as guard Kobe Bryant, second from right, and forward Earl Clark, right, look on during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

If the guarantee was somewhat shocking, it’s only because the Los Angeles Lakers have been shockingly bad. That’s hardly Kobe Bryant’s fault, though as usual he’s the one charged with fixing the mess. He has to, because his coach can’t seem to figure it out, and neither can the stars brought in to help him […]

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Rubio won’t travel with Wolves to Utah, Denver

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, front, of Spain, drives around Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) during the second half on an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Minneapolis. Rubio made his season debut after recovering from surgery on his left knee and the Timberwolves won 114-106. AP /Genevieve Ross

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will not travel with the team for a two-game road trip to Utah and Denver this week because of back spasms.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

D’Antoni hopes Lakers start playing like Knicks

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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni yells at his team in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 100-94. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Mike D’Antoni never built the team he wanted in New York. Now he looks at the Knicks and sees what he would like his Lakers to become.

D’Antoni returns to Madison Square Garden on Thursday for the first time since resigning as Knicks coach last March, hoping to see the type of performance his new team hasn’t demonstrated nearly enough.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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