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Warriors waive forward Marquese Chriss

Forward Marquese Chriss was waived by the Warriors on Tuesday, providing room for Golden State to sign Damion Lee for the remainder of the season.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Pistons’ Blake Griffin out indefinitely after knee surgery

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is out indefinitely after having surgery on his left knee. The Pistons announced Tuesday that Griffin will have an extended rehabilitation period with no timetable …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Cavs’ Kevin Love regrets recent ‘childish’ outbursts during games

Kevin Love knows he should have better handled his recent frustrations. He was childish. “I wasn’t acting like a 31-year-old, I was acting like a 13-year-old,“ Love said. “That was …


Around the NBA: Russell Westbrook set to return to face a Thunder team that is OK

Once Russell Westbrook headed to Houston, the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to be headed toward a rebuild. The team Westbrook returns to face this week doesn’t look like a …




Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura underwent groin procedure

Washington Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura will be re-evaluated in two weeks while he continues to recover from a minor procedure associated with a groin injury he sustained on Dec. …


NBA roundup: James Harden scores 44 in triple-double, Rockets beat 76ers

James Harden had 44 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the Houston Rockets’ 118-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.


NBA roundup: Heat rely on defense to beat Raptors 84-76

Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Miami Heat put together their best defensive performance of the season in an 84-76 victory over the Toronto Raptors on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Larry Stone: David Stern’s legacy in Seattle is simple: There are no Sonics

The death of David Stern on Wednesday elicited the expected tributes to his far-reaching legacy as the 30-year commissioner of the NBA. No less an eminence than Michael Jordan extolled …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77

David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA’s longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died on New Year’s Day. He was 77.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Rui Hachimura expected to miss ‘a couple’ of more weeks with groin soreness

Rui Hachimura, the Washington Wizards forward and former Gonzaga standout, was off to a promising rookie season before taking a kick to the groin on Dec. 16.




The King reigns: LeBron James is AP’s male athlete of decade

He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the …


NBA roundup: Luka Doncic has 9th triple-double of season, Mavs rout Warriors

Luka Doncic had 31 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds in his ninth triple-double of the season and the Dallas Mavericks routed the Golden State Warriors 141-121 on Saturday night.


NBA roundup: Luka Doncic nets 24 in return from injury, Mavs beat Spurs 102-98

Luka Doncic returned to the Dallas lineup after missing four games due to injury and scored 24 points, helping the Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-98 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019

NBA roundup: Clippers claim L.A. showdown

The Los Angeles Clippers were resilient and dominant in the second half to put away the Los Angeles Lakers, using the NBA’s marquee Christmas game to show why the city …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk embracing his veteran role with Miami Heat, Canadian National Team

This season marks Kelly Olynyk’s third in Miami and seventh in the NBA, and the affable big man is drawing on his previous experiences to help younger teammates acclimate to …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

The NBA’s showcase day – Christmas – has arrived

The MVP is playing. So are the reigning champions, north of the border.


NBA roundup: Pacers hold off Raptors in overtime

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Reports: Former Gonzaga standout Johnathan Williams nears return to NBA

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams is close to returning to the NBA, according to published reports. Williams is expected to sign with the Washington Wizards.


NBA roundup: Raptors use biggest rally in franchise history to beat Mavs

Kyle Lowry had 32 points and 10 assists, Chris Boucher scored a career-high 21 points and the Toronto Raptors overturned a 30-point deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 on …


Fallen Nets star Jayson Williams tries to rebound from dark past

Former NBA player Jayson Williams still has rebounding on his mind. More than two decades removed from NBA glory – having since served 18 months in prison for the death …


NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks rout Knicks 123-102

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his third triple-double of the season, and the Milwaukee Bucks followed their big victory over the Lakers by routing …


NBA roundup: Miami snaps 76ers’ 14-game home winning streak, wins 108-104

Kendrick Nunn scored 26 points to help the Miami Heat hand the Philadelphia 76ers their first home loss of the season, 108-104 on Wednesday night.


Injured Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura to miss at least 5 games

Washington Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura will miss at least the team’s next five games after hurting his groin



UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Couch Slouch: No one does the ownership thing worse than Daniel Snyder and James Dolan

Couch Slouch: Just before the turn of the century, two monsters of a new millennium were unleashed on the unsuspecting sporting communities of New York and Washington. Twenty years later, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

NBA roundup: LeBron James, Lakers beat Hawks for 7th win in a row

Not looking the least bit tired after a whirlwind weekend, LeBron James scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven with a 101-96 victory …