News and notes from around the NBA:
Earl Watson takes over Phoenix Suns
A slow start and a season-ending knee injury to guard Eric Bledsoe contributed to the firing of Jeff Hornacek as coach of the Phoenix Suns. Former UCLA guard Earl...
A team-by-team look at the Western Conference:
BEN BOLCH'S PICKS (in predicted order of finish)
NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE
(new players listed in bold)
1. Golden State
2014-15 finish: 67-15
Projected starters: Stephen Curry, Klay...
The Lakers (17-49) beat the Jazz in Utah in late February. On Thursday, they'll host the Jazz (30-37) at Staples Center.
Utah has evolved into one of the better defensive teams in the league, holding teams to a league-best 95.0 points a game.
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Cory Higgins had 28 points to help Colorado take an 87-75 win over No. 19 Kansas State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Alec Burks had 24 points and seven rebounds while Andre Roberson added 11 points...