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April 14, 2014

Curry has 47, but Warriors fall 119-117 to Blazers

lamarcus aldridgeLaMarcus Aldridge said an overtime thriller over Golden State was good preparation for the looming postseason. ''It definitely shows what we're going to see in the playoffs,'' Portland's All-Star forward said, ''where every possession counts and every basket counts.'' Aldridge had 26 points, including the go-ahead basket in the waning moments of overtime, and the Trail Blazers emerged with a 119-117 victory over the Warriors on Sunday night. The win, which featured 16 lead changes and nine ties, assured the Blazers of no less than the fifth seed in the playoffs. Portland's win came despite the best efforts of Golden State's Stephen Curry, who had a season-high 47 points.Read more here.

Pacers hold on to top spot in East by beating OKC


lance stephensonThe Pacers were back to being themselves Sunday. They made shots. They defended hard for 48 minutes. Lance Stephenson regained his swagger and, yes, the reeling Pacers even looked like a playoff-ready team. David West made three free throws in the final 15 seconds and Stephenson produced his league-leading fifth triple-double to give Indiana a 102-97 win over Oklahoma City 102-97, putting the Pacers on the cusp of clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. ''We're going to treat it (the season finale) like a playoff game. We have to get that No. 1 spot,'' Stephenson said. ''That's what we wanted from the beginning of the season so we have to take it, not get it, we have to take it.'' Read more here.

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April 7, 2014

Durant scores 38 but Suns beat Thunder 122-115

kevin durantFor the 41st game in a row, Kevin Durant scored at least 25 points. Not even Michael Jordan ever did that. Even so, Durant would probably trade his 38 points for a win. P.J. Tucker, who had to guard Durant most of Sunday night, scored 11 of his career-high 22 points in the fourth quarter and Phoenix beat the Thunder 122-115, giving the Suns a critical victory in their drive to make the playoffs and dealing a blow to Oklahoma City's tenuous hold on the No. 2 spot in the West. Goran Dragic scored 26 points, Gerald Green 24 and Eric Bledsoe 18 for the Suns, who shot a season-best 58.4 percent. With Memphis' loss to San Antonio, the Suns are a game ahead of the Grizzlies for the No. 8 spot in the West and a half-game behind No. 7 Dallas. Read more here.

LeBron scores 38, Heat top Knicks 102-91


lebron jamesLeBron James couldn't wake up Sunday. He was sluggish when his alarm went off at 8 a.m. and still in a funk when the Miami Heat and New York Knicks tipped off five hours later. He eventually got into form, just in time to perhaps doom the Knicks' playoff chances. James scored 38 points and the Heat survived an NBA-record 22 3-point attempts from New York's J.R. Smith in a 102-91 victory that kept Miami atop the Eastern Conference standings. ''You do your job and you live with the results,'' James said. ''We lived with the result of J.R. making some of those bombs.'' Chris Bosh added 14 points and Ray Allen had 12 for the Heat (53-23), who are a full game ahead of Indiana (53-25) and two up in the loss column in the East race. The Pacers lost at home to Atlanta later Sunday night. Read more here.

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March 31, 2014

Pacers stumble again, lose 90-76 to Cavs

dion waitersSitting in the last chair on Indiana's bench, David West stared straight ahead, unable to look at the court. As the final seconds ticked off the clock on another disheartening loss, West seemed dazed. The Pacers' promising season is unraveling. Dion Waiters scored 19 points, Luol Deng added 15 and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept their playoff push going with a 90-76 win Sunday over the skidding Pacers, who are losing their grip on the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Tristan Thompson had 16 rebounds as the Cavs snapped a nine-game losing streak against Indiana. Cleveland came in three games behind slumping, idle Atlanta for the conference's final playoff spot. Read more here.

Durant leads Thunder past Jazz 116-96


kevin durantThe drama was sapped early from Oklahoma City's blowout win over Utah, except for one detail. Thunder forward Kevin Durant is nearing Michael Jordan's mark for consecutive games with at least 25 points. With the crowd buzzing late in the third quarter, Durant reached the mark for the 38th consecutive time, leaving him two games short of Jordan's accomplishment, which is the most in the past 50 years. He finished with 31 points and nine assists to help Oklahoma City defeat the Jazz 116-96 on Sunday afternoon. Jordan did it for 40 straight games for the Chicago Bulls during the 1986-87 season. Durant is aware of the mark, but the NBA's leading scorer left worrying about it to the crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Read more here.

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March 24, 2014

Jack, Cavs snap Knicks' 8-game win streak

jarrett jackA chance to gain ground in the playoff race was there, until Jarrett Jack took it away. Now the New York Knicks have 3,000 miles to think about how this game - and maybe any realistic postseason hopes they had - was lost. Jack scored a season-high 31 points Sunday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 106-100 victory over the Knicks, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped. The Knicks wasted a chance to pull within two games of a playoff spot before leaving for a five-game Western Conference trip that starts Tuesday against the Lakers. ''This was a huge opportunity lost, one we can't afford,'' Knicks guard J.R. Smith said. ''But we can't get it back. We've just got to go on the road, win some games and try to come back home and win.'' Read more here.

Nets top Mavs 107-104 in OT in Kidd's Dallas visit


joe johnsonThe Brooklyn Nets waited until they got to the locker room to dump ice water on coach Jason Kidd after his victorious return to Dallas. They presumably didn't want to make a mess of the court where he was essentially a coach between the lines for the Mavericks when they won the franchise's only title in 2011. Joe Johnson scored 22 points, including the tying layup in regulation and the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, to lead the Nets past the Mavericks 107-104 Sunday night in Kidd's first game as a coach in the city where his career started in 1994 and reached its peak in his second stint 17 years later. The Nets swept the two-game season series with Dallas in their first year under Kidd, who was also celebrating his 41st birthday. Read more here.

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March 17, 2014

Griffin leads Clips past Cavs to 11th straight win

blake griffinBlake Griffin entered the back half of his 20s with a birthday serenade from the crowd and another dynamic demonstration of why he's only getting better with age. The Los Angeles Clippers' winning streak also gets a whole lot more impressive with every passing week. Griffin had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists on his 25th birthday, and the Clippers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-80 Sunday night for their 11th consecutive victory. The Clippers' high-flying forward threw himself a nice little party: Griffin has scored at least 20 points in 26 consecutive games, a mark exceeded only by Kevin Durant this season. Read more here.

Davis powers Pelicans past Celtics in overtime


anthony davisAnthony Davis is getting even better while the New Orleans Pelicans close out another difficult season. Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in overtime to lead the Pelicans to a 121-120 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. ''My teammates tell me that they feed off my energy and they want me to be great so I can't be timid and do what it takes to help my team win,'' said Davis, who also blocked three shots, making him the eight player in NBA history with at least 40 points, 20 rebounds and three blocks in a game. ''We're trying to do a better job of making me comfortable down the stretch.'' Read more here.

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March 10, 2014

Noah, Augustin lead Bulls over Heat 95-88 in OT

joakim noahThe real victory for the Chicago Bulls will come when they're knocking the Miami Heat out of the playoffs, not during the regular season - no matter how charged the atmosphere is. Even so, they'll take this. Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 22 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 95-88 in overtime Sunday after Butler blocked LeBron James at the end of regulation. ''I want what they have - a championship,'' Noah said. ''One day, we're going to have to get through those guys.'' The Heat have owned them when it counts in recent seasons. Read more here.

Meeks powers Lakers past Durant, Thunder 114-110


jodie meeksFrom Jodie Meeks' big day to the final result, this was definitely a surprise. Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant. Pau Gasol added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the injury-ravaged Lakers, who had lost 29 of their previous 37 games. Meeks was 11 of 18 from the field and 14 for 14 at the line while becoming the third player to reach the 30-point mark this season for last-place Los Angeles (22-42). ''The most important thing is that we keep going out there and fighting and not giving up,'' Meeks said. ''The season isn't going the way that we planned, but we still have 18 games left. So we'll play them hard and see what happens.'' Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





March 3, 2014

Suns scorch Hawks in 1st half of 129-120 win

gerald greenThe Phoenix Suns might be excused for their defensive lapses. They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. The Suns achieved season highs in total points, points in a half and assists, and tied their single-game best for made 3-pointers in a 129-120 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. Their first-half point total of 79 was the most in the NBA before halftime this season and two shy of a US Airways Center record for points in a half. The only cloudy spot for the Suns was that they allowed more than 100 points for the fifth straight game. This after they sank 15 3-pointers and dished out 29 assists in a blink-and-you-missed it kind of game where neither team paid any mind to the shot clock. Read more here.

Noah leads Bulls to easy 109-90 win against Knicks


joakim noahThe Chicago Bulls were open all over the floor, so Joakim Noah kept collecting assists. Jumpers for Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich. A dunk for Taj Gibson, another jumper for Butler, and on and on it went. The All-Star center put on quite a show. Noah had 14 assists in his fifth career triple-double, leading the streaking Bulls to a 109-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday. ''It's really all my teammates,'' he said. ''I think we're getting better every game.'' Noah also had 13 points and 12 rebounds in his second triple-double of the season, but it was his deft passing that really stood out. It was the most assists by an NBA center since at least the 1985-86 season and a franchise record for his position. Read more here.

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February 17, 2014

NBA All-Star Game: East 163, West 155

kyrie irvingDefense in an NBA All-Star Game is such a missing commodity it probably belongs on a milk carton, but this was video-game scoring gone wild. Behind 31 points and 14 assists by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and 30 points by New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, the East All-Stars obliterated a flurry of scoring records on their way to a 163-155 victory over the West in the 63rd All-Star Game on Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center. "I was just going out there trying to compete," Irving said after hoisting the All-Star MVP trophy. "It's been an honor. I'm just happy to be the most valuable player." The 163 points broke the all-time scoring record for points in a game -- 155 by the West in a double-overtime victory in 2003. The previous high score in a regulation game was 153 points, accomplished in 1961, 1992 and 2007. Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





February 10, 2014

Irving scores 28, Cavs beat Memphis 91-83 in OT

kyrie irvingInterim general manager David Griffin said before the Cavaliers' game Sunday night that he'd like to see a few more smiles from his team. Following Cleveland's 91-83 overtime win over Memphis, there were happy faces all around the locker room. ''The game is fun,'' said Kyrie Irving, who scored 28 points as Cavaliers won back-to-back games for the first time in a month. ''Being out there, just competing at the highest level. At the end of the day, it's just a game.'' The Cavaliers, who broke a six-game losing streak Friday night against Washington, have won both games since general manager Chris Grant was fired last week. Irving scored the final four points in regulation to tie it. Luol Deng's 3-pointer on the first possession of overtime put Cleveland ahead for good, 81-78. Read more here.

Durant scores 41 as Thunder defeat Knicks 112-100


kevin durantThe showdown between the NBA's top two scorers turned out to be a mismatch. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant outscored New York's Carmelo Anthony 41-15, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 112-100 on Sunday. Durant, the league's leading scorer, also had 10 rebounds and nine assists. Anthony, the league's No. 2 scorer, had 15 points on 5-for-19 shooting for the Knicks. Thunder coach Scott Brooks took Durant out of the game with 1:24 remaining, leaving Durant short of a rare 40-point triple-double by a single assist. Reggie Jackson had 19 points and six assists and Ibaka had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who were coming off a 103-102 loss to struggling Orlando on Friday night. Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





January 24, 2014

Aldridge scores 44, Blazers beat Nuggets 110-105

lamarcus aldridgeLaMarcus Aldridge's 44-point outburst against the Denver Nuggets came the same day the All-Star starters were announced. Aldridge wasn't on the list. So naturally there were questions whether his new career-high was perhaps an answer to a perceived snub. ''It was nothing about that,'' the Trail Blazers' forward said. ''We lost two games and we needed this win.'' Aldridge also had 13 rebounds in Portland's 110-105 come-from-behind victory over the Nuggets on Thursday night. Wesley Matthews added 24 points for the Blazers, who snapped a two-game losing streak coming off a 2-2 road trip. The Blazers have not lost three straight this season. Read more here.

4 first-timers voted to start NBA All-Star game


kevin loveKobe Bryant called for younger players in the All-Star game, and the fans listened. They still want Bryant, too. Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Paul George and Kyrie Irving were voted NBA All-Stars Thursday, putting four first-time starters in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans. Bryant was elected by fans to his 16th All-Star game, second-most in NBA history, but this one is shaping up as a kids' game. Curry, perhaps the biggest snub last season, will join him in the Western Conference backcourt. Love passed Dwight Howard in the final days of voting and will start in the frontcourt along with Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and the Clippers' Blake Griffin. ''Hey, I'm popular now,'' Love joked. Read more here.

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January 19, 2014

Noah, Bulls rout 76ers 103-78

joakim noahAfter another dominating performance, nothing could wipe the smile from Joakim Noah's face. Noah had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Carlos Boozer added 15 points and 13 boards, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-78 on Saturday night. ''I haven't felt healthy like this in a long time. My feet don't hurt, my body's feeling good,'' Noah said. ''I put in a lot of work in the summertime. The third day of camp I got hurt (strained groin). It was an unfortunate setback, but now I'm feeling like it's all coming together.'' Noah extended his streak of double-digit rebound games to 12, the longest stretch of his career. The duo's powerful performance was awfully similar to the teams' last meeting at the United Center, when Noah posted a triple-double and combined with Boozer for 44 points and 33 rebounds on Feb. 28, 2013. Read more here.

Aldridge, Blazers run past Mavs, win streak at 5


lamarcus aldridgeThe Portland Trail Blazers no longer are chasing the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA's Western Conference. LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and the Trail Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks 127-111 on Saturday night to pull even with the Spurs at 31-9. The Trail Blazers have won five consecutive games, including a 109-100 victory at San Antonio on Friday. ''I was really proud of the way our team played, especially on the heels of an emotional win in San Antonio,'' coach Terry Stotts said. ''Our resolve, defensively, I thought was very good and got us into a position to have a large lead.'' The lead reached 38 points at 111-73 with 9:43 to play. Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





January 13, 2014

Mike Conley gets double-double, Grizzlies defeat Hawks

mike conleyMike Conley put up 21 points and recorded 13 assists, his fourth double-double of the season, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 108-101. The Grizzlies took quality shots in this game, finishing 43-83 (51.8%). Memphis (17-19) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Phoenix Suns on Friday. Conley went 7-15 and converted 7-7 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Memphis were Zach Randolph with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Kosta Koufos with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Paul Millsap scored 21 points for Atlanta on 7-14 shooting (1-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-8 from the free throw line. Read more here.

Durant scores 33 to lead Thunder past Bucks 101-85


kevin durantKevin Durant did the expected. And for a change, Oklahoma City's defense came along for the ride. Durant scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 17 rebounds and the Thunder snapped a two-game skid by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 101-85 Saturday night. Oklahoma City was coming off two poor defensive efforts. On Tuesday, the Thunder let the Jazz shoot 59 percent from the field on their way to a 112-101 win. Two nights later, Denver led 89-66 after three quarters before holding on for a 101-88 win over the Thunder. This time, the Thunder held the Bucks to 40 percent shooting and sent them to their fifth consecutive loss. ''All we wanted to focus on was defense,'' Durant said. Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





January 4, 2014

Iguodala's buzzer-beating 3 beats Hawks

david leeAndre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, David Lee scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors won their eighth straight game with a 101-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Stephen Curry added 22 points with nine assists and Klay Thompson 21 for Golden State, which recovered from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to get back in the game and extend its road winning streak to five straight. Pero Antic finished with a career-high 16 points and Shelvin Mack had 15 for the Hawks. Atlanta had won three of four and six of eight. Iguodala was inbounding the ball with 2.8 seconds remaining near the Hawks' bench and had 6-foot-11 center Antic defending him when he passed the ball to Curry near the halfcourt line. Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





December 8, 2013

Cousins leads Kings past Jazz 112-102 in OT

demarcus cousinsSacramento blew a big lead in the fourth quarter and the Kings' began to show that look of defeat. ''You saw it on everybody's face. It was like 'Here we go again,''' Isaiah Thomas said. ''But I just told guys, 'Let's just stick together. Win or lose, let's stick together this time.''' Thomas noticed his teammates started keeping their heads up. He saw something different in their eyes. ''We stayed together and fought hard. We fought until the end,'' said Thomas, who scored 23 of his 26 points after halftime to help the Kings snap a six-game skid with a 112-102 overtime victory against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. ''I just wanted to be aggressive and make some plays. Read more here.

Ellis hits winner and Mavs beat Blazers 108-106


monta ellisOn Saturday morning, the Trail Blazers added a play designed for Monta Ellis. It worked to perfection Saturday night. Ellis drained 21-foot jumper with no time left on the clock and Dallas snapped the Portland's four-game winning streak with a 108-106 victory. The game-winner came on an inbounds pass from Jose Calderon. ''Calderon, we were walking out, we made eye contact and I told him, 'Give me the ball, I'm ready for it,''' Ellis said. ''He gave it to me and I came off and hit the shot.'' Ellis finished with 22 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 28, along with a season-high seven assists, for the Mavericks' third straight win. Damian Lillard had a season-high 32 points for the Blazers, including a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left that tied it at 106. Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





November 25, 2013

Henry, Gasol lead Lakers past Kings 100-86

xavier henryXavier Henry had another one of those solid games that Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni wishes he could get from his guard on a consistent basis. Henry scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings 100-86 Sunday night. ''I haven't played as well these last few games, but I know I can still bring defensive intensity,'' Henry said. ''So I just came out and played the same game, but I just was just a little more aggressive.'' Steve Blake finished with 12 assists, nine points and five rebounds. The 11-year veteran, has recorded double digits in assists in each of the last five. Read more here.

Durant, Ibaka pace Thunder to 95-73 win over Jazz


kevin durantOklahoma City is having no problem adjusting to the occasional game without All-Start Russell Westbrook. The Thunder cruised to a 95-73 win over struggling Utah on Sunday night while their star point guard took the night off to rest his surgically repaired right knee. They did so behind 19 points from Kevin Durant, as well as a 17-point, 11-rebound effort from Serge Ibaka - stretching their lead to as many as 37 points in the third quarter before finishing the game out with reserves. ''We just wanted to play our game,'' Durant said. ''No matter who's on the floor, we want to execute a game plan on both ends. ''... Of course, we would love to have Russell out, but everybody stepped up.'' Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





November 17, 2013

Warriors hold off Jazz 102-88 after O'Neal injury

klay thompsonJust about everything had gone as planned for the Golden State Warriors at home this season until 11:26 remained in the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Backup center Jermaine O'Neal slipped along the baseline, spraining his right knee and straining his right groin. The announced sellout crowd of 19,596 hushed, and players and coaches huddled over O'Neal before he was helped off the court. It was far more drama than the Warriors wanted against the NBA's worst team. Just as they have in the four previous games at home, though, they responded. Klay Thompson led the way with 25 points, and five others scored in double digits in an all-around effort that helped the Warriors hold off the Jazz 102-88 for their third straight victory - though perhaps its costliest one. Read more here.

Clippers work for win over injury-weakened Nets


blake griffinDespite playing without four of their big guns, the Brooklyn Nets almost dealt the Los Angeles Clippers an embarrassing loss. In the end, though, the Clippers hit some critical shots to slip past the injury-depleted Nets. "I'll call it a win at the end of the day," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "We obviously didn't play great, but I was happy our guys hung in there." Forward Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds and J.J. Redick added 26 points as the Clippers pulled out a 110-103 victory on Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 19,349 at Staples Center. Center DeAndre Jordan had 16 rebounds, five blocks and nine points for the Clippers (7-3), who used a late third-quarter spurt and turned back several runs by the Nets (3-6) in the fourth quarter to win their fourth in a row and stay unbeaten at home at 5-0. Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





November 4, 2013

Lakers blow big lead, beat Hawks 105-103

xavier henryA little bit of tweaking to the starting lineup by coach Mike D'Antoni worked wonders for the Los Angeles Lakers, resulting in a dominant first half against the Atlanta Hawks. Then came the second half, and they ended up fighting for their lives to escape with a victory. Xavier Henry scored 18 points, Pau Gasol hit two tiebreaking free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and the Lakers beat the Hawks 105-103 on Sunday night after blowing a 21-point lead. ''There was a little bit of an energy drop in the second half and a lot of missed assignments, but we picked it up and a lot of guys made some good plays,'' Henry said. ''I don't want to say it was because we wanted it more, but you could tell.''' Read more here.

Wolves beat Knicks 109-100 for a 3-0 start


kevin loveFor the Minnesota Timberwolves, a 3-0 start is as much cause for caution as celebration. The Wolves have had too much bad luck lately to think things will stay this smooth. Kevin Love had 34 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, Kevin Martin scored 30 points and Minnesota improved to 3-0 for the first time in 12 years with a 109-100 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night. The Timberwolves, averaging a whopping 37.3 points in the first quarter, are healthy again after an injury-wrecked 2012-13 and showing the early promise of a team that can contend for its first playoff berth since 2004. But after being limited to 18 games last season, Love knows nothing is guaranteed. Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com





October 30, 2013

Heat beat Bulls, spoil Rose return

lebron jamesThe Miami Heat collected their 2012 championship rings, then showed Derrick Rose and Chicago just how hard it will be to knock them from the top of the NBA. LeBron James and the Heat used a dominant second quarter to seize control of their season-opening contest en route to a 107-95 triumph. They spoiled the return of Chicago star Derrick Rose, whose comeback after missing all of last season recovering from a torn knee ligament has the Bulls tipped as contenders to topple two-time defending champions Miami in the Eastern Conference. Read more here.

Lakers' reserves stun Clippers 116-103 in opener


xavier henryPau Gasol and Steve Nash watched the entire fourth quarter from the bench. Kobe Bryant sat one row behind them in a black shirt and suit. The Lakers' three veteran stars were spectators for one remarkable show put on by five Lakers reserves who weren't ready to cede Los Angeles supremacy to their Staples Center rivals. Xavier Henry scored a career-high 22 points, Jordan Farmar added 16, and the Lakers surged past the Los Angeles Clippers in the final minutes for a 116-103 victory in both clubs' season opener Tuesday night. By the time the Lakers' reserves were done with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, coach Doc Rivers' Clippers debut was wrecked - and so were many preconceptions about the Lakers' prospects this season. Read more here.

Source: sports.yahoo.com



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