Basketball

Thompson's playmaking a steadying force for defending champs

Klay Thompson's playmaking a steadying force for defending NBA champion Warriors

Who would win "Best Dressed" on the Timberwolves?

Andrew Wiggins? Jimmy Butler? Tyus Jones? Who has the best fashion sense on the Timberwolves?

Harden, Rockets score 90 in 1st half and rout…

James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half en route to a 142-116 win over the Phoenix Suns

After friend's death, Brown fuels Celtics win…

Jaylen Brown played a night after his childhood best friend died, overcoming his grief to help the Boston Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 92-88 for their 14th straight victory

Phoenix Suns trade Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee Bucks

The Suns and Bucks are “finalizing” a trade that would send Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe report. Phoenix will receive Greg Monroe, a first-round pick and a second-round pick in return.

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Embiid's career-high 46 lead 76ers past Lakers…

Joel Embiid scored a career-high 46 points _ the most by a Philadelphia player in 11 years _ and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the Los Angeles Lakers 115-109

At Replay Center, NBA refs far from the game but right in it

NBA referees are in the games, just not at the games when they have Replay Center duty

Minot State trounces Blue Hawks

Nick Wright gives Kevin Durant a career wake-up…

After watching Golden State fall to Boston, Nick Wright discusses Kevin Durant's performance, comparing KD's accolades to those of LeBron James and where KD sits on the list of the NBA's all-time greats.

Hawks get their most lopsided win ever, 126-80…

Dedmon leads Hawks to franchise-best 46-point margin of victory, 126-80 over Kings

The Pistons are 10-3, and might be the surprise…

The Detroit Pistons are heading on the road for a few days, so maybe someone will see them play

LeBron Is Vaguely Expressing Displeasure Online…

Can you believe we’re only three weeks into the NBA season and LeBron James is already posting cartoon images of anthropomorphic aardvarks in an apparent reference to his team’s poor play?

Lillard has 26 points to lead Blazers over Magic 99-94

Damian Lillard had 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Orlando Magic their third straight loss, 99-94

Karl-Anthony Towns: Time for NBA to allow medical marijuana

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns says he believes the NBA should permit the use of medicinal marijuana

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Brad Stevens is the key to the Celtics' win over…

Drawing upon Boston's current 14-game win streak capped off with their win over Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors, Nick Wright reveals to Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe why Brad Stevens deserves all the credit and not Kyrie irving.

Aldridge has 32 points, Popovich gets milestone…

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-91

Masked man: Irving returns as Celtics win 13th…

Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing a mask, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 for their 13th straight victory

Pacers build big lead, hold on to beat Grizzlies 116-113

Darren Collison scored a season-high 30 points, Victor Oladipo had 21 and the Indiana Pacers built an early lead before holding off a late rally to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-113 on Wednesday night

DeRozan scores 25, leads Raptors over Pelicans 125-116

DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors kept hitting 3s to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 125-116

Cris Carter picks the Boston Celtics over the…

Reacting to Boston's win over Golden State, Cris Carter explains to Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe why Kyrie Irving and the Celtics are the best team in the NBA

Without injured Curry, Durant leads Warriors past…

Kevin Durant had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, Shaun Livingston scored a season-best 16 points in place of the injured Stephen Curry, and the Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 110-100 for their seventh straight win

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Embiid, Covington lead 76ers to 109-105 win over…

Joel Embiid scored 32 points, Robert Covington added 31 and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Clippers 109-105 to hand Los Angeles its sixth consecutive loss

Hardaway hits late 3 to lift Knicks over Jazz 106-101

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points, including a key 3-pointer with 32.9 seconds left, to help the New York Knicks rally in the second half and beat the Utah Jazz 106-101

LeBron James scores 31 points, Cavaliers top Hornets 115-107

LeBron James scored 31 points, Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers continued their dominance against the Charlotte Hornets with a 115-107 victory