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NBA — LeBron James proves too much for Lakers

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James was coming down the lane with a full head of steam. And the Los Angeles Lakers smartly stood to the side and watched James throw down a monster two-handed dunk.Growing up watching James as...

Kevin Pelton – Is LeBron James breaking the aging curve?

During his 15th NBA season, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is performing at a level that echoes the prime that saw him win four MVPs.As James nears his 33rd birthday later this month, his performance at that age...

Austin Rivers of LA Clippers suffers concussion in game vs. Orlando Magic

Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday's 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head...

NBA — The stepback 3, the cheat code that’s made James Harden virtually unguardable

HOUSTON -- "By yourself! By yourself!"Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue hollers from the bench after a ball screen set at the top of the arc prompts power forward Jeff Green to switch onto James Harden, the Houston Rockets...

LeBron James has 17 assists and Cleveland Cavaliers hit 20 3-pointers in win over...

CLEVELAND - LeBron James had one of the greatest passing nights of his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers had their most prolific outside shooting night of the season in Tuesday's 123-114 win over the Atlanta Hawks.James tied a...

NBA player rankings – LeBron James, Rockets’ backcourt dominated Week 7

The King and Houston's All-Star backcourt rolled through yet another week full of standout performances, but who came out on top?Every week, we'll rank the top 10 players from the previous week using game score as our starting...

Danilo Gallinari of Los Angeles Clippers out again with new glute injury

LOS ANGELES -- On the same night the LA Clippers will welcome back one starter, another starter re-exits the lineup due to injury.Power forward Danilo Gallinari, who missed 13 games with a glute injury and returned to action...

NBA — McDermott leads Knicks bench in win against Hawks

NEW YORK -- Not much about the New York Knicks' win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday was pretty, but New York head coach Jeff Hornacek pushed enough of the right buttons to help New York get back...

Joel Embiid late scratch for Philadelphia 76ers with stiff back

The 76ers decided to sit Joel Embiid minutes before Philadelphia's 131-124 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday because of stiffness in the 7-foot center's back.Embiid was expected to play in New Orleans after sitting out Saturday night's loss...

NBA — Bulls win back-to-back games upon Mirotic return

CHICAGO -- After taking a well-publicized shot from Bobby Portis, Nikola Mirotic called his own shot in his return to the Bulls' lineup.Mirotic, who missed almost two months because of facial fractures and a concussion suffered in a...

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Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur making unexpected returns to lineup

Ottawa Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur is making an unexpected return to the lineup for the Senators on Tuesday night vs. the Red...

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