| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Observations from Friday night's 90-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre:
-- The ball stopped moving and the Heat's 20-point third-quarter lead began shrinking.
-- And shrinking.
-- Yes, it looked as if the Heat lost interest, at...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:04 AM
The Denver Nuggets recovered quickly from a rough start and look to extend their winning streak to five when they host the struggling New York Knicks on Friday. The Nuggets lost four of their first five games, but they have continued to improve on the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Art Garcia, The Sports Xchange
Nuggets 110, Mavericks 96
DALLAS -- Guards Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson carried the Denver Nuggets in the second half of an easy 110-96 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:48 PM
March 31, 2007: Derrick Rose is selected as Mr. Basketball of Illinois. Finally free of a media ban imposed by Simeon High School, Rose tells the Tribune that the person he admires most is his mother, Brenda.
May 20, 2008: The Bulls win the lottery,...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 10:03 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Michael Kelly, The Sports Xchange
Nuggets hold on against Mavericks
DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets' hot shooting from long range suddenly went cold, but with the game on the line, they found the first-half magic one last time....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Among the many questions about the Lakers' lineup: Who's going to play power forward?
Pau Gasol will take over at center, leaving a gap down low that might be filled by Jordan Hill. Might.
The eighth pick in the 2009 draft worked on his outside shot...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Alex Each always believes in Kobe.
His wife might elbow him in the ribs if he didn't; the first name of the Lakers' biggest star is the middle name of the couple's youngest son.
So even things like Kobe Bryant's uncertain return from a torn Achilles'...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Virginia Tech’s Erick Green was part of a trade-crazed NBA draft Thursday night and landed with the Denver Nuggets.
The Utah Jazz selected Green with the 46th overall pick, midway through the second round, but sent Green to Denver for cash and...
| Jun 29, 2013
Erick Green was not a prototype point guard at Virginia Tech. Surrounded by young, marginal talent, he had to create offense first for himself and then others.
But at 6-foot-3, Green is small by NBA shooting guard specs, which prompted questions about...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 8:27 AM
The NBA got it right when it came to the All-Star ballot. It got it all wrong when it comes to the media vote for the 2013 All-NBA teams.
Moving away from the stodginess of we-always-have-done-it-that-way thinking, the league changed the All-...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The Lakers trailed by two, and when Kobe Bryant doesn't have the ball there's usually one other teammate perfect to have it. Derek Fisher. He's hit these shots numerous times in his 16-year career and in nearly every circumstances. Fisher nailed it even...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Caught in the web: What our colleagues are saying about the Lakers' 93-89 victory over the Nuggets on Friday night in Denver: --The Times' Ben Bolch writes about how the Lakers won with a flurry of big fourth-quarter plays. -- ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave...