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NBA: LeBron, Giannis named All-Star captains

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is a captain and an All-Star starter — again. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will choose his own teammates as the other captain. And Hornets guard Kemba Walker is about to make his first All-Star start, on his home floor in Charlotte. While there were perhaps mild […]

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NBA: Paul, Russell star for OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Paul George had 36 points and eight rebounds, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 123-114 on Tuesday night. Steven Adams and Terrance Ferguson each added 14 points for Oklahoma City, which snapped a three-game […]

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NBA: Doncic fined after first ejection

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Dallas Mavericks prodigy Luka Doncic has been fined $10,000 for kicking a ball into the stands during his team’s defeat by the Indiana Pacers, the NBA confirmed Tuesday. The NBA confirmed the punishment in a brief statement from Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league’s executive vice president of basketball operations. Slovenian teenager Doncic, […]

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Boston’s Smart fined $35K after Bembry altercation

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Monday after multiple attempts at rushing Atlanta’s DeAndre Bembry after being ejected from a Saturday road victory.

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George leads Thunder romp, NBA-best Bucks blast Mavs

Oklahoma City’s Paul George scored 31 points while Russell Westbrook added 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists Monday as the Thunder routed New York 127-109.

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NBA: Rose stars as Wolves  edge Suns

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Derrick Rose nailed a three pointer from 18 feet with just 0.6 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. “It was about damn time I hit a shot like that,” said Rose. Rose and Karl-Anthony Towns took turns carrying the ‘Wolves […]

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