3:23 AM EST, Sun February 07, 2016

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...
Los Angeles Times 2 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...
Silver Screen and Roll 5 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 4 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...

MRI exam on Bulls' Jimmy Butler confirms left knee strain

Jimmy Butler spent Saturday night in Chicago instead of the Target Center. That didn't prevent an overriding sense of relief from coursing through the organization when an MRI confirmed Butler suffered a left knee strain in the second quarter of Friday's loss to the Nuggets. Team doctors will examine...
K.c. Johnson / Chicago Tribune 9 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...
News-Herald 6 hours ago
Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue wants to be cautious with Matthew Dellavedova hamstring injury

Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue wants to be cautious with Matthew Dellavedova hamstring injury

The Cavaliers play two more games before beginning a seven-day All-Star break. Coach Tyronn Lue wants to shut down injured guard Matthew Dellavedova until the season resumes with a home game Feb. 18 with the Chicago Bulls.Dellavedova (sore left hamstring) and forward Kevin Love (left thigh contusion) were in street clothes for the game with the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb.
Orlando Sentinel 8 hours ago

Vucevic to Magic: Don't make trades

Somewhere in his memorabilia collection, Scott Skiles has a New York Knicks game jersey.It has his name on the back. The jersey tells a tale about a player's life at the unpredictable trade deadline.Skiles isn't exactly sure when the trade that never was occurred during his career that spanned...
SLC Dunk 21 hours ago

Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke to miss game against Phoenix Suns

Not a bad time to stay at home As reported late last night by Utah Jazz radio personality David Locke, Trey Burke did not make it on the plane to Phoenix. I am assuming that his flu-like symptoms have hampered him for a while to the point that Quin Snyder and the rest of the on-court decision makers decided to keep him in Utah. The Jazz are already without starting point guard Dante Exum, and combo guard Alec Burks -- however, Erick Green was signed to a second 10-Day contract. That contract will expire during the All-Star Break. Both Green and Burke played three minutes last night....
Fear The Fin 16 hours ago

Sharks at Predators preview: Animals of Aggression

These are two teams that are scratching and clawing to be a part of the playoffs. Coincidence that both teams are beasts of prey? I THINK NOT! As the Sharks continue to solidify their playoff spot night after night with win after win, it is a comforting feeling knowing that only slight tweaks should be made to the team in the coming weeks. The Predators on the other hand made a sweeping change when they acquired Ryan Johansen for Seth Jones; it was a trade that sent shock-waves throughout the NHL. The team knew they needed a number one center, they went out and grabbed one, but it came at a...
Rip City Project 15 hours ago

Trail Blazers Trade Rumors: Greg Monroe Available

Trail Blazers Trade Rumors: Greg Monroe is on the market, is Portland an option? According to HoopsRumors.com, the Milwaukee Bucks have informed the league that both Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams are available for trade. The Trail Blazers have once again popped up as a possible destination for the former Georgetown star. Portland is only […] Trail Blazers Trade Rumors: Greg Monroe Available - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Heat Index | ESPN 15 hours ago

Heat to make major trade, become contenders?

Heat to make major trade, become contenders?
Chicago Tribune 4 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...
Silver Screen and Roll 51 mins ago
Jordan Clarkson shines offensively against the Spurs, but his defense needs work

Jordan Clarkson shines offensively against the Spurs, but his defense needs work

The Lakers sophomore guard had an up-and-down effort in his homecoming. Jordan Clarkson has become last year's iPhone model in the eyes of many Lakers fans.  He still has all of the same features that captured everyone's attention last year, but in comparison to his fresh-out-of-the-box teammates that can do a bunch of new and different things, his weaknesses (mainly defense) have been more apparent than they were when he was the newest and shiniest toy. Against his hometown San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night, Clarkson served reminder that while he has received less attention than the...
Chronicle-Telegram 1 hour 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...
New York Daily News 4 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 1 hour 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.
San Jose Mercury News 1 hour ago

Thompson: Thunder play up to their name, so the Warriors' win comes a relief

Oklahoma City has superstar Kevin Durant, so it gives even the Warriors fits
Akron Beacon Journal 1 hour 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 1 hour 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.

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