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  • LeBron scores 42, Cavs beat Warriors for 18th win in last 20

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 on Thursday night for their 18th victory in 20 games. James added 11 rebounds, outplaying…

  • Warriors-Cavaliers, Box

    GOLDEN STATE (99) Barnes 4-10 0-2 11, Green 7-13 2-5 16, Bogut 3-8 0-0 6, Curry 5-17 5-5 18, K.Thompson 5-13 0-0 13, Iguodala 4-9 0-0 9, Lee 8-11 3-5 19, Speights 0-1 0-0 0,…

  • Warriors-Cavaliers, Box

    GOLDEN STATE (99) Barnes 4-10 0-2 11, Green 7-13 2-5 16, Bogut 3-8 0-0 6, Curry 5-17 5-5 18, K.Thompson 5-13 0-0 13, Iguodala 4-9 0-0 9, Lee 8-11 3-5 19, Speights 0-1 0-0 0,…

  • Former NBA, NCAA champ Richard Hamilton retires

    Richard Hamilton has retired from basketball. The former UConn and Detroit Pistons guard announced his decision Thursday during an appearance on ESPN’s “His & Hers” show. He hadn’t played in the NBA since 2012-13, when…

  • Bulls say Rose to have surgery on Friday

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls are optimistic Derrick Rose will suit up again this season and that surgery Friday on his right knee won’t sideline him the rest of the way. The organization sounded…

  • Basketball pioneer, Va. native Earl Lloyd dies at 86

    WASHINGTON – Earl Lloyd, who grew up in Alexandria and became the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association when he took the court for the Washington Capitols in 1950, has died. He…

  • Kings center DeMarcus Cousins doubtful to play against Spurs

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings say center DeMarcus Cousins is doubtful to play against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night because of a sprained left ankle and bruised left hip. Cousins limped…

  • Cole helping keep Pelicans afloat in West playoff chase

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans. So far, so…

  • Pacers’ George goes through 1st full practice since injury

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George put himself on the clock Thursday. Almost seven months after a gruesome leg injury seemingly ended his season, the Pacers’ star finished his first full practice — three days ahead…

  • FSU’s Rathan-Mayes turns in memorable scoring outburst

    Now Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes’ name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and “Pistol” Pete Maravich. They’re on a short list of players to get into…

  • A look behind the scenes on those welcoming KG back to MN

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett’s emotional return to Minnesota after almost eight years has stirred nostalgia for the only stretch of success the Timberwolves franchise has ever had. It also created some skepticism for the…

  • Roberts, NBA writers open discussion over locker room access

    NEW YORK (AP) — A spokesman for Michele Roberts says the executive director of the NBA Players Association looks forward to further discussing her comments about reporters in the locker room with members of the…

  • Michael Beasley returns to Miami Heat

    MIAMI (AP) — Looking for help for the stretch run, the Miami Heat turned to a familiar face. Michael Beasley is with the Heat for a third time, signing a 10-day contract on Thursday with…

  • Kings’ Collison to have surgery, re-evaluated in 3-6 weeks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison will have surgery next week and be sidelined for at least another month. The team said Thursday the operation is to repair a “core muscle…

  • A quick look at the investors on “Shark Tank”

    A look at the six investors who appear on the reality TV show “Shark Tank”: BARBARA CORCORAN Founder of New York real estate brokerage The Corcoran Group, which she sold for $66 million in 2001.…