5:34 AM EST, Sun February 07, 2016
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Kobe Bryant looks great in tribute video but not on court as Lakers lose his final game at San Antonio

The Kobe Bryant tribute video lasted 2 minutes 29 seconds, a sharply produced compilation with kind words from San Antonio players and Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Bryant's shot was neither sharp nor kind and they lost a relatively entertaining game to the Spurs on...
Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times 8 hours ago

Byron Scott wishes Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell were 'a tad further along' in his development

The Kobe Bryant goodbye tour isn't the only thing winding down. D'Angelo Russell has a little more than two months to go on the first lap of his pro career. He had a 27-point game in Sacramento and an almost scoreless one against Chicago, leading to an overall acknowledgment from Lakers Coach Byron...
Silver Screen and Roll 7 hours ago

Lakers Highlights: Kobe Bryant goes supernova against the Spurs

Kobe B3an Bryant! Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of the season, and received a really nice tribute from his longtime rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, before taking the floor against them on Saturday night. But Kobe is not retired yet, and he showed it by knocking down three consecutive three-pointers...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago

Lakers vs. Spurs final Score: Lakers' winning streak ends in San Antonio with 106-102 loss

Kobe Bryant had a phenomenal third quarter, but it wasn't enough to stop a Spurs team that's won over 30 games in a row at home going back to last season. The Los Angeles Lakers played a competitive game against the San Antonio Spurs but saw their winning streak end in a 106-102 loss. The game went...
K.c. Johnson / Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago

MRI confirms knee strain for Bulls' Jimmy Butler

The MRI exam on Jimmy Butler's left knee injury confirmed a strain, according to the Bulls. Butler will miss at least Saturday's game against the Timberwolves and very likely more games. The team said in its release that "the timeline for his return to play will be determined by further evaluation...

Warriors make statement with win over Thunder

In a statement game about not giving up his spot so easily, Barnes put up 19 points in the Warriors’ 116-108 victory over the Thunder in a showcase game that acted as an appetizer for the Super Bowl. Barnes and Kevin Durant traded three-pointers, leaving the Warriors clinging to a 103-100 lead with just more than four minutes to play. After Stephen Curry missed a three-pointer, Durant made a pair of free throws to trim Oklahoma City’s deficit to 103-102. Draymond Green was fouled while attempting a putback of a Curry floater and made a foul shot to extend the Warriors’ advantage to...
Silver Screen and Roll 2 hours ago
Kobe Bryant's third quarter scoring reminded Gregg Popovich of Michael Jordan

Kobe Bryant's third quarter scoring reminded Gregg Popovich of Michael Jordan

An all-time great coach admiring an all-time great player. The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night in Kobe Bryant's final professional game in the city, with Bryant going 1-6 in the fourth quarter as his aging body was unable to conjure up one more clutch performance in his 20th season. But as badly as Bryant played in the fourth quarter, he was just as impressive in the third. Kobe went supernova in the penultimate period, making 6 of his 12 shots and going 3-6 on three pointers to score 16 points. It was the type of scoring outburst that used to be much more...
Chicago Tribune 6 hours ago

Timberwolves spoil Mike Dunleavy's season debut with 112-105 victory

Mike Dunleavy turned down overtures from LeBron James and the Cavaliers to re-sign with the Bulls last summer, content family-wise in Chicago and confident in the franchise's ability to compete for a championship. The team Dunleavy made his season debut for Saturday night resembled anything but...
Chronicle-Telegram 4 hours ago
Cavaliers 99, Pelicans 84: Anderson Varejao provides big spark in rare playing time

Cavaliers 99, Pelicans 84: Anderson Varejao provides big spark in rare playing time

CLEVELAND — Anderson Varejao got his chance Saturday night, and he’s going to get another one. “The Wild Thing” didn’t have jaw-dropping numbers, but he was way more important to the Cavaliers’ 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans than two points, a season-high 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks indicate. “The Read More... The post Cavaliers 99, Pelicans 84: Anderson Varejao provides big spark in rare playing time appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1...
Welcome to Loud City 5 hours ago
Thunder vs Warriors, final score: OKC shows defensive mettle, falls short 116-108

Thunder vs Warriors, final score: OKC shows defensive mettle, falls short 116-108

The Thunder came close, but couldn't knock off the Warriors on the road. Box Score | Golden State of Mind The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the league-leading Golden State Warriors on the road, 116-108. The Warriors have made a habit out of laying waste to the entire National Basketball League, and it was widely believed that the Thunder, with their porous defense, would not be able to contain Stephen Curry and the league's best offense. For a half, those people were proven correct as the Warriors put up 73 points and created any shot they wanted. However, the Thunder made tremendous...
New York Daily News 6 hours ago
Lowly Nets hit new low losing to Sixers, NBA’s worst team

Lowly Nets hit new low losing to Sixers, NBA’s worst team

Nerlens Noel added 18 points, including a key dunk in the fourth quarter, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-98 victory over the Nets.

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Lone star setting: Kobe Bryant savors his last visit to a most formidable foe

Lone star setting: Kobe Bryant savors his last visit to a most formidable foe
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago

How LeBron James and J.R. Smith got over the Cavaliers' terrible loss to the Celtics

LeBron James accompanied former teammate Norris Cole to Cleveland State Saturday for Cole's jersey retirement as a way to decompress from a bad loss to the Celtics Friday night.
Akron Beacon Journal 3 hours ago
Cavs 99, Pelicans 84; Jason Lloyd's 18 thoughts on a Wild Thing, 3-pointers, Kyrie's All-Star goal

Cavs 99, Pelicans 84; Jason Lloyd's 18 thoughts on a Wild Thing, 3-pointers, Kyrie's All-Star goal

CLEVELAND: Eighteen thoughts for 18 Pelicans assists in Saturday’s 99-84 win over New Orleans… 1. LeBron James didn’t let go of Friday’s loss to the Celtics until 1-year-old Zhuri woke him up Saturday morning by running into his arms. J.R. Smith held onto it even longer – all the way up until he returned to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Pelicans. 2. Given the way they kicked away the game against the Celtics, the Cavs needed a victory. Any victory will do. But one win doesn’t make it all better. This team still isn’t happy with the way they’re playing right now. Tyronn...
New York Daily News 3 hours ago
Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis is the anit-Frederic Weis

Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis is the anit-Frederic Weis

Possibly the most impressive dunk of Vince Carter’s career was during the 2000 Olympics when he literally jumped over Frederic Weis.
Deseret Morning News 4 hours ago
Jazz notes: Booker a bright spot for Suns, but Utah likes what they see in Lyles

Jazz notes: Booker a bright spot for Suns, but Utah likes what they see in Lyles

Utah used its No. 12 pick in last year's draft on Devin Booker’s teammate, Trey Lyles. So far, this is a situation...
Blazers Blog | Oregonian 4 hours ago

Trail Blazers slow James Harden, blow past Houston Rockets: Game rewind

The Blazers (25-27) broke the game open in the second quarter and avoided a repeat of the late let down the team suffered in Houston in November.

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There is no joy in Bullsland

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