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New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, right, watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Phil Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won’t be him

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won’t be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing […]

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, center, talks to his assistants during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named NBA coach of the year on Tuesday, making him just the third coach in league history to win the Red Auerbach trophy three times in his career. […]

04/22/2014

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, center, talks to his assistants during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

NBA and TNT pay tribute to Craig Sager

The NBA playoffs are in full swing and a most unlikely thing happened during yesterday’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs — Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich did something nice! Following an in-game […]

04/21/2014

From left to right, Philadelphia 76ers' Henry Sims, Hollis Thompson, Michael Carter-Williams and James Anderson watch the final minutes during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Houston. Houston won 120-98. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

76ers on cusp of NBA record 27th straight loss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are on the cusp of winning the NBA’s version of The Biggest Loser. Think of all the can’t-watch-this bad basketball in the league’s history. The seven-win Charlotte Bobcats in […]

03/28/2014

Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem, left, and LeBron James, right, block a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters, center, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Cleveland.  Miami defeated Cleveland 100-96. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

LeBron’s 43 lead Heat over Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 43 points — 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display — and Chris Bosh added 21, leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland […]

03/18/2014

Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, pursues a loose ball with Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Hickson leads Nuggets to 110-100 win over Clippers

DENVER (AP) — Reserve J.J. Hickson had 21 points and Ty Lawson scored eight of his 19 in a late fourth-quarter run, helping the Denver Nuggets end the Los Angeles Clippers’ 11-game winning streak with […]

03/17/2014

West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) heads to the hoop as East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Griffin named Western Conference Player of the Month

The National Basketball Association today announced that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Month for February.  It marks the first time Griffin has achieved this honor and […]

03/06/2014

Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan defends as Phoenix Suns' P.J. Tucker, right, drives during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Barnes, Griffin lead Clippers to 5th straight win

PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Barnes scored 18 of his season-high 28 points in the third quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers won their fifth game in a row, 104-96 over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday […]

03/04/2014

Miami Heat's LeBron James celebrates afer scoring two points with Chris Andersen during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Monday, March 3, 2014 against the Charlotte Bobcats. LeBron James scored a team recond of 61 points. The Heat won 124-107. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

History! LeBron nets 61, Heat top Bobcats 124-107

MIAMI (AP) — Best player. Best game of his career. LeBron James clearly isn’t ready to concede his MVP award to anyone yet. Dazzling from inside and out, James put on the best scoring show […]

03/03/2014

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Clippers mid-season report with Brian Sieman

It’s the all-star break in the NBA, and we want to take a couple minutes to analyze what the Clippers have done so far, and what they are capable of in the second half. Phil […]

02/14/2014

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, pulls down rebound in front of Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson, center, as Clippers forward Blake Griffin looks on in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 116-115 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Foye’s 3 at buzzer to lifts Nuggets past Clippers

DENVER (AP) — Randy Foye hit a 30-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 36-point performance by Blake Griffin to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 116-115 on Monday night. Kenneth Faried […]

02/03/2014

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul celebrates with his right arm in a sling after Jamal Crawford made a three pointer during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Paul has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 AC joint separation and will be out up to six weeks after suffering an injury in the game against the Dallas Mavericks on January 3rd. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Clippers’ Paul hopes to play in All-Star game

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul says he hopes to play in the All-Star game but it’s too early to know whether he’ll be healthy enough to return for the Feb. 16 contest in […]

01/30/2014

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