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NBA — The Lakers’ education of how to help Lonzo Ball succeed

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Well before their No. 2 overall pick nearly made history by almost becoming the youngest player in NBA history to collect a triple-double, the Los Angeles Lakers began their education of Lonzo Ball by...

Houston Rockets’ James Harden winning series over Russell Westbrook – Houston Rockets Blog

HOUSTON -- While Russell Westbrook was cursing on live television, saying he'd already answered a question about his shots and had heard that his coach said he got tired, James Harden was headed home up 2-0.The Houston Rockets...

NBA All-Star Game all about Anthony Davis and dunking – Stats & Info

Things got a little nuts scoring-wise at the NBA All-Star Game. What were the most amazing numbers to come from the competition?The 374 combined points are the most in All-Star Game history, five more than the mark set...

LaMarcus Aldridge finds strong finishing touch for San Antonio Spurs – San Antonio Spurs...

HOUSTON -- As LaMarcus Aldridge sat near his locker swiping through one text message after the next, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich walked up, tapped the power forward on the shoulder, then waved over shooting guard Danny...

Russell Westbrook’s All-Star starter snub befuddles NBA peers

A number of current and former NBA players voiced their displeasure with Russell Westbrook not being named a Western Conference All-Star starter, despite the Oklahoma City Thunder star averaging a triple-double over his first 44 games this season.Triple-DoublesAll-Star...

NBA player rankings – James Harden and LeBron James race for Week 3 crown

LeBron James and James Harden both delivered career performances last week, dropping 50 and then some, while doing it in entirely different ways. Though both were spectacular, there can only be one winner. Who rose to the top...

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry believes new All-Star game format is great for game

SHENZHEN, China -- Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry believes the changes the NBA announced surrounding the All-Star Game are "great for the game."The NBA and National Basketball Players Association announced Tuesday that the exhibition game held in...

Adidas officials pressure referees to avoid calling technical fouls on LaVar Ball

Before a female referee was replaced on Friday, officials with Adidas had pressured referees at their Summer Championships event in Las Vegas to avoid calling technical fouls against LaVar Ball because of his drawing power and their potential...

SportsNation — Check out the NBA’s new alternate uniforms

Nike and the NBA on Friday night unveiled an alternate uniform for each of the 30 teams -- dubbed the Statement edition. According to Nike, the design is inspired by the teams' "desire to make a bold statement...

James Harden of Houston Rockets scores career-high 56 points in win over Utah Jazz

HOUSTON -- James Harden set a career high with 56 points in a spectacular shooting display in the Houston Rockets' 137-110 win Sunday over the Utah Jazz.Harden was 19-of-25 shooting, including 7-of-8 from 3-point range. He is the...

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Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks — Deshaun Watson of Houston Texans...

Richard Sherman had high praise for rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson after the Seattle Seahawks outlasted the Houston Texans 41-38 in an epic shootout...

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