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Lakers shock Warriors

Lakers shock Warriors

Lou Williams and Julius Randle scored 20 points each as the Los Angeles Lakers shocked Golden State 117-97 on Friday to give coach Luke Walton a big win in his first game against his former team.

Rockets devour Yao’s Sharks

James Harden scored 16 points and handed out 10 assists as the Houston Rockets launched their NBA pre-season with a 131-94 rout of Yao Ming’s Shanghai Sharks.

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Argentina edges Brazil in double OT

Argentina snatched a thrilling 111-107 double-overtime win against Brazil amid fears of fan violence, as Spain kept its Rio Games basketball hopes alive by crushing Lithuania.

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Serbia pushes US to  limit before losing

The vaunted USA basketball squad survived a last-second scare from Serbia on Friday to win 94-91 in a Rio Olympics contest that exposed their potential vulnerability for a second straight game.

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Big scare from Down Under

Anthony scored 31 points on the night he became the U.S. men’s Olympic career scoring leader, combining with Irving for all the Americans’ baskets in the fourth quarter of a 98-88 victory over Australia on Wednesday night.

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US rips Venezuela

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US rips Venezuela

Shaking off a sluggish, sloppy start and maybe some Brazilian boredom, the Americans regrouped in the second quarter and romped over Venezuela 113-69 on Monday, taking another step toward a possible third straight gold medal.

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