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Knicks beat Mavs as Porzingis booed in his first game back

Nov 15, 2019 - 4:04 PM

New York fans scream 'traitor' as the Knicks give their former star Kristaps Porzingis a rude welcome

THRILLER. Kristaps Porzingis drops a double-double but the Mavericks still absorb a narrow loss to the Knicks. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Struggling Blazers pick up Carmelo Anthony

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Carmelo Anthony joins his fifth team in 3 years as the Portland Trail Blazers try to pump life into their campaign with the former All-Star

ROCKY RUN. Carmelo Anthony last played over a year ago with the Rockets. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

No-mercy Lakers thrash Warriors

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:52 PM

The nightmare continues for the Warriors as LeBron James and the Lakers crush the former champions by 26 points

LOPSIDED. LeBron James and the Lakers slip past Glenn Robinson III and the Warriors. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Harden erupts as Rockets down Clippers

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:16 PM

James Harden unleashes 47 points as the Rockets rip Kawhi Leonard's Clippers

SIZZLING. Former MVP James Harden delivers one of his usual scoring outbursts. Photo from Houston Rockets

Kuzma late show as Lakers eclipse Suns

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Kyle Kuzma knocks in clutch treys as the Lakers bounce back on the road against the Suns

RESURGENT. Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers stay on top of the Western Conference. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

NBA games back on free TV in PH

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Starting November 16, select NBA games will be televised on CNN Philippines

FILIPINO FANS REJOICE. LeBron James and the Lakers can now be watched on free television again in the Philippines. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

LOOK: Spurs retire French NBA star Parker's number in ceremony

Nov 12, 2019 - 5:33 PM

'Thanks for all those years. It was a crazy ride,' says Tony Parker in his emotional jersey retirement ceremony

LEGEND. Tony Parker is remembered for winning 4 NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kawhi's Clippers struggle to win over NBA champion Raptors

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Kawhi Leonard leads the Clippers over his former team defending champions Toronto Raptors

FAMILIAR FOE. Kawhi Leonard goes up against the Toronto Raptors, the team he led to an NBA championship. Photo by from NBA Twitter

Steph Curry expects to return before NBA season ends

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:57 PM

'I'm excited that potentially the rest of the season isn't lost', says Golden State Warriors star Curry

WORST INJURY. Steph Curry hopes to return before the NBA season ends to salvage the Warriors' lackluster start. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks to lose injured Middleton for 3 to 4 weeks

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Khris Middleton reportedly sustains a leg injury from the game against OKC

BIG BLOW. The Milwaukee Bucks lose All-Star guard Khris Middleton to injury. Photo from Khris Middleton's Instagram

Celtics' Hayward to miss 6 weeks with broken hand

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Gordon Hayward is set to sit out of the Celtics' next few matches before the NBA Christmas games

MISSING THE ACTION. Gordon Hayward is set to recover from his left finger injury. File photo

Dion Waiters suspended by Heat for 10 games after 'scary' situation

Nov 11, 2019 - 2:59 PM

According to multiple reports, Dion Waiters was involved in an incident on the team plane, one involving ingesting THC, the active ingredient in marijuana

PUNISHED. Dion Waiters will not be paid by the Heat while suspended. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors stop streaking Lakers, put to waste another LeBron triple-double

Nov 11, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The defending champion Raptors pull off the victory even without injured stars Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka behind 6 players finishing in double figures

BACK TO REALITY. LeBron James and the Lakers see their seven-game winning streak snapped. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Nuggets on a roll as Jokic hits second straight game-winner

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Nikola Jokic comes through in the clutch anew to lift the Nuggets to their fourth straight win

ICE IN HIS VEINS. Nikola Jokic hits the game-winner over Karl-Anthony Towns. Photo from Instagram/@nuggets

Raptors lose Lowry for two weeks, Ibaka indefinitely

Nov 10, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The defending champion Toronto Raptors face the LA Lakers next minus team stars Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka

Photo by Kathryn Riley/AFP

Thunder thwart injury-hit Warriors anew

Nov 10, 2019 - 12:57 PM

After getting thrashed by 28 in their first meeting, the Warriors try to put up a late fight against the Thunder this time

UPPER HAND. Chris Paul and the Thunder pick up their fourth triumph, two at the expense of the former champion Warriors. Photo from OKC Thunder

Celtics beat Spurs but lose Hayward to broken left hand

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Amid a stellar start to the season, the Boston Celtics absorb an early blow as star forward Gordon Hayward suffers an injury

LeBron records career numbers as Lakers win 7th straight

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Despite snapping his triple-double streak, LeBron James posts career numbers in the Lakers' seventh straight win

HIGH HOPES. LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers to a seventh straight win. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA fines Celtics' Smart $15K for criticizing refs

Nov 09, 2019 - 8:13 AM

'It just seems like whenever I get the ball and I'm on offense, I can't get a call,' says Marcus Smart on the officiating

HITTING BACK. Marcus Smart expresses his displeasure on the game's officiating knowing that he'll be fined. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi's late surge lifts Clippers past Blazers

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:08 PM

After getting fined for contradictory statements on Kawhi Leonard's fitness, the Clippers pull off a win behind their well-rested star

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers rebounds against Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, 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 Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics down Hornets in Walker's emotional return to Charlotte

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:14 PM

New Celtics guard Kemba Walker calls it an 'amazing night' as the Hornets give their former star a tribute

MUCH LOVE. Kemba Walker gets a standing ovation from Hornets fans. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Shoulder injury sidelines Sixers' Simmons

Nov 08, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers try to do without All-Star guard Ben Simmons for at least one game

KEY LOSS. Ben Simmons suffers a grade one shoulder sprain. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

NBA docks Clippers $50,000 for Rivers' Kawhi injury comments

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:56 AM

The Clippers sit out Kawhi Leonard in a marquee clash due to injury but coach Doc Rivers issues a statement 'inconsistent' to the star's health status

PENALIZED. Clippers coach Doc Rivers gets into trouble for his post-game comments on Kawhi Leonard. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Zion Williamson positive about a healthy return to Pelicans

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Injured top rookie pick Zion Williamson looks to help New Orleans soon as the Pelicans struggle with a 1-6 start

RECOVERING. It may take two more months before topnotch rookie Zion Williamson hits the floor again. File photo

Jazz ease past Sixers as Simmons suffers injury

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Philadelphia star Ben Simmons sustains a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter of the Sixers' narrow loss to the Jazz

Harden fires 36 as Rockets rout banged-up Warriors

Nov 07, 2019 - 1:16 PM

James Harden and the Rockets deal the injury-hit Warriors their sixth loss in 8 games

ON FIRE. James Harden drops half of his 36 points from beyond the arc. Photo from NBA

Warriors center Looney to miss at least 2 more weeks

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:59 AM

The Warriors' injury woes continue as center Kevon Looney gets sidelined due to nerve-related symptoms

INJURY JINX. Already off to a worst start, the Warriors lose another key cog in Kevon Looney. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi to miss marquee clash with Giannis, Bucks

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:27 AM

Citing load management and injury, the Clippers sit out Kawhi Leonard against the Bucks in a contest touted as a possible NBA Finals preview

Fans won't see the early clash between Kawhi Leonard and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron sparks Lakers in NBA comeback triumph at Chicago

Nov 06, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The Lakers rally from 19 points down as LeBron James drops his third straight triple-double

Trail Blazers lose Zach Collins for 4 months after surgery

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Portland's 7-foot forward Zach Collins starts rehab treatment after dislocating his shoulder

KEY LOSS. An erratic-playing POrtland squad hopes to hit its stride even minus Zach Collins. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Hawks ace John Collins banned 25 games for doping

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:15 AM

John Collins, who averages 17 points for the Hawks, admits he took a supplement unaware that it's 'contaminated with an illegal component'

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Harden, Kyrie turn in big nights; hurting Warriors win

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Houston's James Harden pumps in 44 points while Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving unloads 39 to power their teams to separate victories

ON FIRE. Kyrie Irving and James Harden sizzle in separate games on the road. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Suns scorch Sixers to topple NBA's last unbeaten club

Nov 05, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Devin Booker unleashes 40 points as the Phoenix Suns shock one of the Eastern Conference favorites

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 04: Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball under pressure from Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the 76ers 114-109. 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs guard Porter gets one-game NBA ban for ref contact

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Nineteen-year-old Kevin Porter Jr gets suspended without pay following an incident with a game official

PENALIZED. Cavs' young gun Kevin Porter Jr gets into trouble just two weeks after his debut. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Leonard, Clippers back on track with comeback victory over Jazz

Nov 04, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Kawhi Leonard leads 6 players in double figures as the Clippers seize solo No. 3 in the Western Conference

PILING IT UP. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers nail their fifth win in the young NBA season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LeBron triple-double powers Lakers to 5th straight win

Nov 04, 2019 - 12:58 PM

LeBron James registers his second straight triple-double as the Lakers topple the Spurs to seize the top spot in the Western Conference

ON A ROLL. LeBron James and Dwight Howard have both been big for the streaking Lakers. Photo from Instagram/@lakers

Korkmaz drains game-winner as Sixers nip Trail Blazers

Nov 03, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The Sixers stay unbeaten even without suspended star Joel Embiid as Furkan Korkmaz comes to the rescue

CRUNCH MAN. Furkan Korkmaz comes up clutch for the perfect Philadelphia 76ers. Photo from Twitter/@sixers

Bucks trounce Raptors behind Antetokounmpo near triple-double

Nov 03, 2019 - 1:24 PM

The Bucks exact revenge on defending champion Raptors in their first meeting since the Eastern Conference finals last season

DO-IT-ALL. Giannis Antetokounmpo looks determined to retain his MVP award this season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Injured Curry determined to play in 2020 Olympics

Nov 03, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Steph Curry won’t be back until next year, but the Warriors superstar still targets an Olympic debut

RECUPERATING. Steph Curry looks to recover after sustaining a left hand fracture. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors injury jinx strikes again as Green sidelined

Nov 03, 2019 - 9:18 AM

Already playing minus injured stars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, another key cog in Draymond Green gets sidelined

 Photo from NBA

LeBron, Luka set record triple-doubles in OT thriller

Nov 02, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Putting on a triple-double show, LeBron James and Luka Doncic become the oldest and youngest players to post 30-10-15 stat lines

POWER PLAYS. LeBron James lifts the Lakers to an overtime win against Luka Doncic and the Mavs. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Curry out for 3 months after surgery

Nov 02, 2019 - 8:48 AM

After a series of catastrophic defeats, the Warriors hope to get it together even minus superstar Steph Curry

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA stars dress up for Halloween

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:57 PM

LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Paul George steal the Halloween spotlight with their costumes

HALLOWEEN KING. LeBron James takes Halloween seriously. Photo from Instagram/@kingjames

Kawhi Leonard returns as Clippers hand Spurs first loss

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Coming off a one-game absence after sitting out against the Utah Jazz due to load management, Leonard puts up a dominant double-double performance

ANOTHER ONE. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers earn their fourth win in the young NBA season. Photo from Instagram/@laclippers

Embiid, Towns hit with two-game bans for altercation

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:16 AM

A day after figuring in a dustup, All-Star players Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns get slapped with two-game suspensions

HEATED. Sixers' Joel Embiid and Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns have a history of talking trash on and off the court. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors' Curry undergoes tests on broken hand

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The former NBA champions absorb another blow as injured Steph Curry gets sidelined indefinitely

ROUGH START. Steph Curry and the Warriors still can't fin their footing. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Harden explodes for 59 points as Rockets escape Wizards

Oct 31, 2019 - 3:03 PM

'I work hard every single day. I fall in love with it, mastering the game,' says Rockets star James Harden after unleashing 59 points

ESCAPE ACT. James Harden and the Rockets slip past the Wizards by a point. Photo from Houston Rockets

Warriors' woes pile up as Curry suffers broken hand

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Tough luck continues for the former champions as Warriors superstar Steph Curry sustains an injury

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid, Towns ejected as Sixers win fourth straight

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:15 AM

After exchanging words, league stars Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns wrestle each other to the ground

MELEE. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns figure in a fight as Timberwolves coach Brett Brown and Sixers' Ben Simmons break them apart along with Timberwolves' Jeff Teague and Robert Covington. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors end skid for 1st win

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Warriors bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans for a breakthrough win this season

FIRST WIN. The Golden State Warriors score a breakthrough win after dropping their first two games of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter