12:57 AM EST, Fri February 27, 2015
Akron Beacon Journal 2 hours ago

LeBron James scores season high 42, Cavs beat Warriors 110-99

CLEVELAND: LeBron James’ candidacy for Most Valuable Player has been slow to gain traction this season but with seven weeks left, that might soon start changing. James scored a season-high 42 points, Kyrie Irving scored 24 and the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors on Thursday 110-99 for their 18th victory in their last 20 games. Despite winning four MVP awards, James has gone largely unnoticed this season while the Warriors’ Steph Curry and Houston’s James Harden have garnered most of the attention. But James outscored and outplayed Curry on Thursday, scoring more points than...
Rusty Simmons / San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

LeBron’s big game paces Cavs to easy win over Warriors

LeBron James decided he wasn’t ready to hand over his thrown as the face of the NBA on Thursday night, making a 40-point night and Cleveland’s 110-99 victory over the Warriors look easy in a nationally televised game that many believe represented an NBA Finals preview. James played only 36 minutes...
NBA 53 mins ago
Video: LeBron James' Big 42-Point Game Nets Win Versus Warriors

Watch: LeBron James' Big 42-Point Game Nets Win Versus Warriors

LeBron James dropped 42 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the red-hot Cavaliers down the Warriors in Cleveland. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The league is truly global, with ga

Second honeymoon for Crowder

BOSTON -- At the start of the February, it felt like the honeymoon was over. Jae Crowder, acquired in mid-December as part of the deal that sent Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, had raised eyebrows early in his Boston tenure and, when Jeff Green was dealt away to Memphis in early January, Crowder elevated to starting small forward. But his production waned and, in a 10-game span beginning on Jan. 14, Crowder was a team-worse minus-71 in plus/minus and his advanced numbers were an absolute eyesore (team-worst minus-16.
Mavs Moneyball 12 hours ago

A complete history of Rajon Rondo pissing off his coaches

Tuesday's spat with Rick Carlisle is far from the first time. Rajon Rondo's done it again. See, his yelling match in Tuesday's home win against Toronto and his subsequent one-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team" which he served Wednesday is far, far from the first time Rondo and...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago

Report: Lakers Are Rondo's First Choice in Free Agency

Reportedly the Lakers are Rajon Rondo's destination of choice in free agency. Is his interest reciprocated? According to a report from CBS Sports' Ken Berger, the Los Angeles Lakers are Rajon Rondo's first choice as a destination in his upcoming free agency. There are rumblings among rival front...

Bulls' Derrick Rose to have surgery on Friday

The Bulls announced Derrick Rose is scheduled to have surgery on Friday morning to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. 
CBS Sports 9 hours ago
Video: Derrick Rose injury could affect Cavs, LeBron James

Watch: Derrick Rose injury could affect Cavs, LeBron James

CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger and Jamie Erdahl discuss if the injury to Derrick Rose could make it easier for LeBron James to make it to the Finals.
Marc Berman / New York Post 4 hours ago

How frustration could land Fisher, Knicks a stud PG

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — If Reggie Jackson succeeds with the Pistons, he may have found his long-term home at last Thursday’s trade deadline. But if Jackson is not thrilled with...
Marc Berman / New York Post 4 hours ago

Jose Calderon’s season — and Knicks tenure — could be over

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Jose Calderon escaped last Thursday’s trade deadline, but may not escape the summer as a Knick. Calderon is now wearing a walking boot on his left...
Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago

Richard Hamilton, who helped Detroit Pistons win 2004 NBA title, announces retirement

Hamilton spent nine of his 14 NBA seasons with the Pistons and led the club in scoring for six straight seasons.
Hot Hot Hoops 2 hours ago
Hot or Cold: Was signing Beasley the right move?

Hot or Cold: Was signing Beasley the right move?

Welcome to “Hot or Cold”, our new ongoing feature at Hot Hot Hoops where we debate the top issues surrounding your Miami Heat. HHH writers Earnest Christian and David Ramil will tackle a subject from both sides - read on and let us know whose side you’re on! Thursday's announcement that the Miami Heat would be signing Michael Beasley to a 10-day contract was met with varying responses. The team is struggling to keep pace in the Eastern Conference and, despite the recent acquisition of Goran Dragic, injuries to Chris Bosh have hurt Miami's short-term impact this season. Beasley has...
News-Herald 56 mins ago

Cleveland Cavaliers notes: Kevin Love reflects on busy summer, including near trade to Golden State Warriors

If things had worked out a bit differently, Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love would have been a member of the Warriors on Feb. 26 at Quicken Loans Arena.Trade talks were intense between the Timberwolves and Warriors. Minnesota wanted shooting guard Klay Thompson, and according to the rumor mill, the Warriors wouldn't include him in the potential deal for Love.
CelticsBlog 14 hours ago

Sullinger's Commits to Better Conditioning

Jared Sullinger provided 7 minutes worth of newsworthy information last night, and was totally transparent with regard to his need to get in much better shape. Then Danny Ainge followed up this AM with a radio interview stating that Jared was the only player on the Celtics that did not meet the strength and conditioning goals that were set for each player. The conditioning gauntlet has been thrown down and Sully says he's going to take it up to another level. Jared Sullinger provided an extensive interview last night and fielded all questions regarding his conditioning, or lack thereof. ...
Plain Dealer 2 mins ago
LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers take down Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors: DMan's Report, Game 59

LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers take down Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors: DMan's Report, Game 59

LeBron James scored 42 as the Cavs defeated the Warriors, 110-99, Thursday night -- Cleveland's 18th victory in 20 games.
CBS Sports 11 hours ago
Video: 3 things to watch: Warriors at Cavaliers

Watch: 3 things to watch: Warriors at Cavaliers

CBSSports.com basketball writer Matt Moore breaks down the key things to watch in Thursday's Golden State vs. Cleveland game.
Daily Thunder 3 hours ago
Thunder vs Suns: Pregame Primer

Thunder vs Suns: Pregame Primer

vs. Thunder (32-25, 13-17 road) vs. Suns (30-28, 16-12 home) TV: TNT Stream:  Click here Radio:  WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa) Time: 9:30 CT Offensive Rating: Thunder – 105.9 (13th), Suns  –
Orlando Sentinel 7 hours ago

The Magic have another test: rebounding from their tough loss to the Heat

Nikola Vucevic stepped to the free-throw line with 42.0 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, and he sank both of his foul shots to give the Orlando Magic an 83-75 lead over the Miami Heat.

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Kenny Smith tells Chick and BMitch what's wrong with the Wizards

Kenny "The Jet" Smith stopped by SportsTalk Live tonight. Watch him explain to Chick and BMitch what is going wrong with the Wizards.
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Kyrie Irving will not travel with team to Indiana, listed as doubtful with shoulder injury

Kyrie Irving suffers a shoulder injury and will have an MRI that will prevent him from traveling with the team to Indiana.
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Akron Beacon Journal 41 mins ago

Kyrie Irving will have MRI on ailing shoulder, doubtful for Friday's game at Indiana

CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving did not travel with the team to Indiana on Thursday and will instead have an MRI on his ailing left shoulder Friday morninig. He is listed as doubtful for Friday night’s game at the Pacers. Irving was injured in the third quarter of the Cavs’ 110-99 victory Thursday night, but returned to play the fourth quarter. He scored 24 points and the Cavs won for the 18th time in their last 20 games, but the celebration will be muted if Irving is forced to miss an extended amount of time. “It’s a little sore right now,” Irving said. “Obviously it’s...

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