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LeBron on new milestone: 'I always think back to my hometown'

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:12 PM

After passing Wilt Chamberlain in the NBA's all-time scoring list, LeBron James looks back at how far he has come

BIG NIGHT. LeBron James delivers a record and a win for the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron James surpasses Wilt in NBA's all-time scoring list

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:45 PM

'The King' joins Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan in the Top 5

RACKING IT UP. LeBron James climbs up the NBA's all-time scoring list with a jaw-dropping performance for the Los Angeles Lakers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron's record night tows Lakers past Blazers

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers pick up their sixth win in 7 games as LeBron James erupts for 44 points

ON A ROLL. LeBron James drives around a screen set by Los Angeles teammate Lonzo Ball ad he's chased by Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu in the game won by the streaking Lakers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Butler beaten on debut as Magic rally stuns Sixers

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Orlando roars from a 16-point deficit in the final quarter to spoil Jimmy Butler's Philly debut

NEW CHAPTER. Jimmy Butler drops 14 points in his first game with the Sixers. Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry will sit out 3-game road trip

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The Warriors superstar is still being monitored for a nagging left groin strain

STILL OUT. Even minus Steph Curry, the defending champion Warriors lead the Western Conference at 12-3. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

No more drama as Warriors hold off Hawks

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Minus the suspended Draymond Green and the injured Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors roll to their 12th victory

FOCUSED. Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors move on from the team drama. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Green benched by Warriors after Durant spat

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The Kevin Durant-Draymond Green on-court feud reportedly flared into a confrontation in the locker room

CLASH. Teammates play down the feud between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green as ‘just team spirit.’ Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Nets guard LeVert won't need surgery for dislocated foot

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:01 AM

After rehabilitation, Brooklyn top scorer Caris LeVert is expected to 'return to full strength' this season

WELL WISHES. Players around the league sent messages of support and prayers to Caris LeVert. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis shines as Pelicans end Raptors' streak

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:16 PM

The win is another sign the Pelicans are back on track after a six-game losing streak which jolted their early season progress

ON TRACK. Anthony Davis topscores for 25 points to help the Pelicans stun the Toronto Raptors. Photo by Jonathan Bachmann/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Caris LeVert sustains gruesome injury, NBA community reacts

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Caris LeVert of the Brooklyn Nets suffers an unfortunate right leg injury that could end his breakout season

BELOVED. The Brooklyn Nets and significant figures from the NBA community send their love to Caris LeVert who picked up a gruesome injury. Photo from Twitter (@brooklynnets)

Harden powers Rockets to first home win as Melo situation gets sorted out

Nov 12, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Carmelo Anthony, who is in his first year in Houston, is reported to be waived by the team soon

EARLY EXIT. Carmelo Anthony could be on his way out of Houston. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron's putback dunk lifts Lakers past Hawks

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Los Angeles stretches its winning streak to 3 games

IN CRUNCHTIME. LeBron James comes up clutch for the Los Angeles Lakers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

'We didn't cave in on our principles,' LeBron as Lakers even record

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers climb to 6-6, the first time they have as many wins as losses this NBA season

WINNING GROOVE. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers win 4 of their last 5 games. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Minus Curry, Cook heats up as Warriors clip Nets

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Quinn Cook steps ups and Kevin Durant delivers a double-double as Golden State cruises to an 11th win without the injured two-time NBA MVP

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 22: Quinn Cook #4 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Phoenix Suns at ORACLE Arena on October 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler heads to Philly as Sixers form new Big 3

Nov 11, 2018 - 8:07 AM

The deal gives Philadelphia a formidable looking Big 3 of Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

WISH GRANTED. The Minnesota Timberwolves grant Jimmy Butler’s trade request. Photo from AFP

The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Embiid fires 42 as Sixers stay perfect at home

Nov 10, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers go 7-0 in their homecourt as Joel Embiid powers the Sixers to an overtime escape versus the Hornets

FIERY FOURTH. Sixers star Joel Embiid pumps in 16 of his 42 points in the 4th quarter. Photo from the NBA

Knicks coach Fizdale pleasantly surprised by Porzingis progress

Nov 10, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Nine months after surgery, Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis posts photos of himself sprinting on an outdoor track

ON TRACK. New York’s Kristaps Porzingis says he’s ‘getting itchy’ to return to the court. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors star Curry 'day-to-day' with groin strain

Nov 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM

'He's a little bummed out but I think the MRI was basically good news,' Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Curry

SIDELINED. Two-time MVP Steph Curry won’t see action in the Warriors’ next game against the Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry to undergo MRI following groin injury

Nov 09, 2018 - 4:32 PM

The two-time MVP joins the Golden State Warriors' growing injury list

STANDBY. The Warriors await Steph Curry's test results. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks drub Dubs in 23-point beatdown

Nov 09, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Steph Curry suffers an injury as the Warriors absorb their first home game loss this season against the Bucks

BLOWOUT. Golden State's Kevin Durant loses the ball against Milwaukee's Donte DiVincenzo (left) and Tony Snell in the lopsided match won by the Bucks. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder thump Rockets despite missing Westbrook

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:25 PM

After a 0-4 start, the OKC Thunder roar to a seventh straight victory behind Paul George

BALL OUT. Houston's Carmelo Anthony (left) Gary Clark block Oklahoma's Steven Adams from shooting during the first half of the game won by the Thunder. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson consistent despite Cavs' struggles

Nov 09, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Now focused on the Cavs campaign, Clarkson shares how his Pinoy family still relishes his Gilas stint: ‘My grandma was crying every game, watching me play!’

EFFICIENT. Jordan Clarkson has been the Cavs second-leading scorer after Kevin Love, averaging 15.2 points off the bench and playing in all 11 games. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

NBA veteran Wade and wife welcome baby daughter

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:14 AM

'Welcome to the party sweet girl,' Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade says after the arrival of his baby with actress Gabrielle Union

SWEET BUNDLE. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union welcome their first child together. Photo from Wade’s Twitter account

Raptors improve to 11-1 in Kawhi's return from injury

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:50 PM

After a slow start, Kawhi Leonard finds his form to lead Toronto past Sacramento with 25 points and 11 rebounds

IN FORM. Kawhi Leonard finds his groove after getting sidelined due to a sore ankle. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers beat Pacers to solve their road woes

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Joel Embiid drops a double-double as the Philadelphia Sixers snap a five-game losing skid on the road

BOUNCE BACK. Joel Embiid picks up his 11th double-double against the Pacers as the Sixers recover from a 25-point beatdown by the Nets 3 nights earlier. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Lakers spoil Derrick Rose's 31-point effort

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:58 PM

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers hang on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves for their third straight win

GRITTY WIN. Los Angeles superstar LeBron James drives to the basket past Minnesota's Jimmy Butler in the thriller won by the Lakers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets ace Jokic fined for offensive comments

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:24 AM

Denver's Nikola Jokic gets into trouble for his 'no homo' post-game remark

KEY COG. Nikola Jokic has been averaging a double-double for the Denver Nuggets. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

McCollum's 40 points propel Blazers over Bucks

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers deal Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks just their second loss of the season

ON FIRE. Portland’s CJ McCollum erupts for 19 points in the 3rd quarter alone. PHOTO BY Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics' Kyrie Irving fined for ball toss

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

'The ball deserves to go in the crowd after a move like that. So I threw it in the crowd,' says Boston star Kyrie Irving

ANNOYED. Boston’s Kyrie Irving thinks Denver’s young ace Jamal Murray showed disrespect. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers ink veteran center Tyson Chandler

Nov 07, 2018 - 8:47 AM

The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year may just provide the much needed boost in the Lakers' interior defense and rebounding

BATTLE-TESTED. Tyson Chandler (right) hopes to bring his championship-level experience to the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors, Nuggets march on in NBA

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Jamal Murray explodes for 48 points while Klay Thompson leads the defending champion with 27 points

STILL HOT. Klay Thompson is still waxing hot after his historic three-point display over the Bulls. Photo from NBA Twitter

Russell Westbrook injury scare as Thunder roll to fifth win

Nov 06, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Russell Westbrook appears to be suffering from a sprained left ankle

SPRAIN. Russell Westbrook limps into the locker room after rolling over his ankle. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Evan Fournier hits buzzer-beater over Cavs

Nov 06, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Orlando Magic's Evan Fournier dashes the hopes of the league's cellar-dweller Cleveland Cavaliers

CLUTCH. Evan Fournier works his clutch magic to send the Cleveland Cavaliers to another heartbreaking loss. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Cleveland Cavaliers sign Larry Drew for remainder of season

Nov 06, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Drew has taken charge of the Cavaliers since Tyronn Lue was dismissed following the team's 0-6 start to the season

OFFICIAL. Larry Drew officially takes over Tyronn Lue's position as Cleveland Cavaliers head coach. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors frustrate Lakers, LeBron at home

Nov 05, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Toronto hikes its record to an Eastern Conference-leading 9-1 slate as Los Angeles drops to 4-6

STRUGGLING. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers absorb another crushing defeat at home. File photo Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Antetokounmpo posts triple double as Bucks roll on

Nov 05, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Milwaukee secures its eighth win in 9 games for its best NBA start in franchise history

FILLING IT UP. Giannis Antetokounmpo posts his second triple-double of the season. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Joel Embiid trolls Andre Drummond again

Nov 04, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The 76ers star posts a video of the Pistons center dancing on his Instagram after dropping a monster double-double in a win

BIG MAN BEEF. Joel Embiid amps up his off-court beef with Andre Drummond. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Lakers claim 2nd straight win at Blazers' expense

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Los Angeles exacts revenge on Portland for its season-opening loss two weeks ago

SLOWLY IMPROVING. LeBron James and the Lakers notch their fourth win in 9 games. File photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Oladipo powers Pacers to thrilling victory over Celtics

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:14 PM

The reigning Most Improved Player delivers on both ends, sinking a go-ahead three-pointer and coming away with the win-sealing steal

TAKE OVER. Victor Oladipo lifts the Indiana Pacers to their seventh win in 10 games. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Amid scoring highlights, defense keeps Warriors rolling

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:23 PM

'I thought our fourth-quarter defense was tremendous,' says Warriors coach Steve Kerr

FIRED UP. Everything's just clicking for Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors at both ends. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Huge fourth-quarter surge lifts Warriors past Timberwolves

Nov 03, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The defending champions outscore the Timberwolves, 33-12, in the final 12 minutes as the Warriors streak to their seventh straight win

ON FIRE. Kevin Durant shoots perfect from the field in the 1st quarter on the way to a 33-point finish. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Lakers coach Walton confident of management support

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Los Angeles coach Luke Walton has reportedly come under fire from Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson

NOT WORRIED. Lakers coach Luke Walton says a meeting with Magic Johnson has been ‘routine.’ Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' Love to miss 6 weeks after foot surgery

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Kevin Love's extended absence is another blow to a Cleveland squad still reeling from the departure of superstar LeBron James

SIDELINED. Kevin Love played through pain in the the Cavs’ first 4 games of the season. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Sizzling Celtics set franchise record, deal Bucks first loss

Nov 02, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Boston unleashes 24 three-pointers to topple the last unbeaten team in the NBA

THRILLER. Boston's Kyrie Irving and Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon battle for a loose ball during the second half of the thriller won by the Celtics. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-NBA star's dog seized from hand luggage in Australia

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Former NBA player Lamar Patterson's French bulldog Kobe gets seized by Australian customs officials

NEW SQUAD. Former Atlanta Hawks swingman Lamar Patterson (left) recently arrived in Australia after signing with the Brisbane Bullets. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

JR Smith admits he'd like to be traded from Cavs

Nov 02, 2018 - 9:43 AM

'I don't mind taking a back seat or sitting down... but at least communicate that to me,' says Cleveland guard JR Smith

BENCHED. JR Smith's playing time Cavs has been sharply reduced this season. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron gives Lakers fans a fright

Nov 01, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'It's Halloween so we had to give the crowd a scare, I guess,' says LeBron James

STILL A WIN. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers escape the Dallas Mavericks by the slimmest of margins. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron, Klay and more NBA stars light up Halloween

Nov 01, 2018 - 3:08 PM

LeBron James kills the competition as a 6-foot-8 Jason while Klay Thompson rides on the Jackie Moon ribbing

GAME ON. Klay Thompson brings the headband back, but this time for the Flint Tropics. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter account

Warriors punch in huge numbers for 6th straight win

Nov 01, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Steph Curry unleashes 37 points as the rest of the Golden State stars also deliver in the Warriors' win over the Pelicans

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP