LeBron James

Oakland, CA: LeBron James sitting out for Lakers against Warriors

OAKLAND, CA (AP) — LeBron James was ruled out for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Golden State Warriors, two days after he returned from a 17-game absence with a strained left groin he hurt at Oracle Arena on Christmas night. Coach Luke Walton made the announcement about James’ “load management” some 80 minutes before … Continue reading Oakland, CA: LeBron James sitting out for Lakers against Warriors

He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s male athlete of 2018

LeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the dominant player in the basketball, adding even more glitz on a … Continue reading He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s male athlete of 2018

Vintage Derrick Rose savors career-high 50 points in win

During the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn’t score 50 points in all of January. Or February. Or March. Or April. He was hurting, always in and out of the lineup, never in rhythm. Those problems, all his years of problems, seemed so long ago Wednesday night, when Rose was better than ever — finishing … Continue reading Vintage Derrick Rose savors career-high 50 points in win

Nick Nurse’s long route from pole-vault pit to Raptors coach

Nick Nurse talks about the long route to his first head coaching job in the NBA, the hot start by his Toronto Raptors and how he came up with some creative ways to play defense in the latest edition of PodcastOne Sports Now . The Raptors head coach also describes how he and Kawhi Leonard … Continue reading Nick Nurse’s long route from pole-vault pit to Raptors coach

PHOENIX  | LeBron James gets 1st win as a Laker in romp over Suns

PHOENIX  — In his fourth game, LeBron James finally got his first victory as a Los Angeles Laker. James flirted with what would have been his 74th career triple-double, finishing with 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter of a 131-113 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. … Continue reading PHOENIX  | LeBron James gets 1st win as a Laker in romp over Suns

LOS ANGELES | Lakers’ Ingram grateful 4-game suspension wasn’t harsher

LOS ANGELES— Brandon Ingram is grateful he wasn’t punished more harshly for his role in the fight that got the Los Angeles Lakers’ season off to a weird start. Ingram began his four-game suspension Monday night when the Lakers hosted the San Antonio Spurs. The normally mild-mannered forward confronted an official, shoved Houston‘s James Harden … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Lakers’ Ingram grateful 4-game suspension wasn’t harsher

CLEVELAND | Rookie Young scores 35, Hawks rout LeBron-less Cavs 133-111

CLEVELAND— Trae Young had 35 points with 11 assists — the best line for an NBA rookie in eight years — and Kent Bazemore scored 23 as the Atlanta Hawks rolled to an easy 133-111 win on Sunday over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost their home opener and fell to 0-3 in their first season … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Rookie Young scores 35, Hawks rout LeBron-less Cavs 133-111

MINNEAPOLIS | Butler leads T-wolves with 33 points in 131-123 win vs. Cavs

MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler brushed off some early jeers from the jaded home crowd, scoring 33 points in 36 minutes to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Cleveland Cavaliers 131-123 on Friday night. Andrew Wiggins pitched in with 22 points and Anthony Tolliver hit three 3-pointers off the bench to bolster a vintage all-around effort … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Butler leads T-wolves with 33 points in 131-123 win vs. Cavs