Curry and Warriors rout Mavericks 130-92

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, rookie Jonathan Kuminga put on a show in the fourth and scored 22 points, and the Golden State Warriors routed Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks 130-92 on Tuesday night. It was a tough night for Dallas seeing Tim Hardaway Jr. … Read more

‘Old Man’ Love relishing reserve role with rising Cavaliers

Cleveland (AFP) – Kevin Love pulled off his seat, a place on the bench that revived his career and helped fuel the Cavaliers’ astonishing rise, bypassing coach JB Bickerstaff who was standing near the scorers’ table. Stopping near the middle, Love yelled and pointed to teammate Dean Wade, another Cleveland Reserve, who drew a three-pointer … Read more

Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee set for matchup with Cleveland

Milwaukee Bucks (30-19, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (29-19, fifth in the Eastern Conference) Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 pm EST BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo is fourth in the league averaging 28.6 points per game. The Cavaliers are 16-10 in Eastern Conference games. Cleveland ranks … Read more

Lakers’ Frank Vogel shrugs off worries about job insecurity

Los Angeles (AFP) – Lakers coach Frank Vogel shrugged off widespread reports of job insecurity Wednesday night, saying it was all part of being in charge of the 17-time NBA champion. “In this business and with this team, if you don’t win at a very high level, you get that kind of hype,” Vogel said … Read more

Towns’ three-point play helps Wolves edge Knicks 112-110

New York (AFP) – Karl-Anthony Towns converted a three-point game with 29 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame the New York Knicks 112-110 on Tuesday night. The Knicks had a strong game from Kemba Walker on his comeback from a nine-game absence with a left knee injury and took the lead for most of … Read more

Warriors minority owner under fire for comments on Uyghurs

SAN FRANCISCO (Associated Press) – The Golden State Warriors minority owner who said “nobody cares” about Uighurs in China is under fire and the team is distancing themselves from him. In the latest edition of the All-In Podcast, billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya Reject the situation in China, who is accused by the United States of genocide … Read more

Expectations skyrocket in Grizzlies’ Ja Morant’s 3rd season

A season that started with all-star goals for Memphis goalkeeper Ja Morante has gone far beyond that. The third-year point guard has emerged as a legitimate candidate for best player. Opposing coaches use words like “special,” “real star,” and “one of the NBA’s best players” to describe Morant. “I don’t know any other way to … Read more

LeBron scores 25 as Lakers end three-game skid, beat Jazz

Los Angeles (AFP) – LeBron James scored 25 points and Stanley Johnson scored 10 of 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-95 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Russell Westbrook added 15 points and the Lakers closed out a three-game losing streak, after an ugly … Read more

New York plays Minnesota in non-conference matchup

Minnesota Timberwolves (21-22, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (22-22, 11th in the Eastern Conference) New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Knicks -1.5; more / less than 210.5 Bottom Line: Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves take Julius Randle and New York Knicks in non-conference action. The Knicks are 11-12 at … Read more

Los Angeles faces Denver on 3-game road slide

Los Angeles Clippers (22-23, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (22-20, sixth in the Western Conference) Denver. Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST Bottom Line: Los Angeles will aim to stop slipping on the three-game road when the Clippers play Denver. Nuggets 15-13 against Western opponents. Denver has a 12-13 record against over .500 teams. … Read more