| Oct 27, 2013
Position: Small forward.
Who's the starter: Maurice Harkless.
Why he's starting: Harkless, 20, is at the heart of the Magic's player-development plans. He is the team's youngest player – and one of its most athletic. He played just one season at...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:22 PM
NEW YORK — The Orlando Magic started Friday night's game against the New York Knicks well.
In the first few minutes, Jameer Nelson threw a pinpoint bounce pass that Arron Afflalo converted into a layup. Nelson hit a 3-pointer. Victor Oladipo...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Kobe Bryant gave, but he didn't give enough.
In taking a $40-million to $50-million, two-year contract extension with the Lakers on Monday, Bryant accepted a discount from the maximum allowed under the rules at $66 million.
The Lakers' All-Star had...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:17 PM
All Knicked up
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, on the discrepancy between the Houston Rockets being awarded 44 free throws and the Knicks 27 during a Rockets victory: "You see how guys get their calls. Me, I've got to get cut. You've got...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:17 PM
In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions.
Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs!
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The Lakers are 6-7, lingering in the bottom half of the Western Conference and running on a treadmill the size of a franchise while awaiting the return of Kobe Bryant.
But how will Bryant look? What's the deal with Steve Nash? Who took over Jordan Hill'...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:44 PM
THAT's what Chicago has been waiting for.
After 18 months recovering from a torn knee ligament, Rose was finally playing in Chicago in games that count Thursday. And in typical D-Rose fashion, he buried the winning bucket to lift the Bulls to an 82-81...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:02 AM
The Lakers figure to have significant spending power next summer. One of the top free agents available will be New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony, who has an early termination option for the 2014-15 season ($23.3 million), recently told...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The Lakers began the 2013-14 NBA season with a 2-2 record, playing four games in six nights.
Playing without Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from Achilles' tendon surgery, for an unknown stretch may make it difficult for the Lakers to finish the season...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Orlando Magic only have played one-quarter of their season, but the refrain after each game already sounds like a broken record.
They show plenty of fight, but they have too many lapses, especially on the defensive end.
And they keep losing....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Was it the fadeaway jumper he made over Nick Young? The step-back shot that was too much for Xavier Henry?
The proof must have been on the practice court for the Lakers, who just committed two more years and $48.5 million to Kobe Bryant before really...