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NEW YORK — LeBron James had 37 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets for their fifth straight victory. James kept up his latest sensational stretch by going 14 for 19 from the floor. He reached 2,000 points in a season for the 10th time, joining Karl Malone […]

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NBA: Celtics’ Irving to undergo knee surgery

By Rafael Bandayrel Boston Celtics star guard Kyrie Irving will undergo what the team described as a “minimally invasive” knee surgery on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The Celtics did not offer further details; instead they stated that “further information will be provided following the procedure.” Head coach Brad […]

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NBA Roundup: Curry gets re-injured in first game back

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry returned from a six-game absence with a right ankle injury only to strain his left knee after scoring 29 points, and the beat-up, undermanned Golden State Warriors held off the Atlanta Hawks 106-94 on Friday night Curry grimaced as he hopped around and made it to the bench on a […]

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Halep wins tough 3-setter in Miami

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Simona Halep knows being ranked No. 1 doesn’t make it any easier to win matches. Halep, of Romania, struggled to post a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 second-round win over French lucky loser Oceane Dodin in their first career meeting at the Miami Open on Thursday. Halep allowed the 98th-ranked Dodin to break […]

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored 46 points and made 10 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets rolled to the most lopsided victory in franchise history by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-79 on Thursday night. Walker had the ninth 40-point game of his career as the Hornets easily overcame the absence of the suspended Dwight Howard. […]

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NBA: Howard turns back the clock

NEW YORK — One of Dwight Howard’s close friends wasn’t too enthused with the center’s effort at halftime. So, he sent him a text message to let him know. It pushed the Charlotte Hornets star to one of the most dominant performances in NBA history. Howard had 32 points and a franchise-record 30 rebounds, becoming […]

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