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  • Russell Westbrook plays on the edge while the Thunder try to avoid it

    Russell Westbrook plays on the edge while the Thunder try to avoid it

    Imagine an American muscle car speeding down the clay-lined freeways here, so fast, so strong — but with the brake lines cut. Imagine a brick stuck to the car’s accelerator. Imagine the car slamming into the guard rails, tipping onto two tires, before eventually getting to the final destination....

  • Lakers meet with Jason Kidd and set a second interview with Tyronn Lue on Wednesday

    Lakers meet with Jason Kidd and set a second interview with Tyronn Lue on Wednesday

    The Lakers have scheduled a second interview with Tyronn Lue on Wednesday in Los Angeles for their head-coaching vacancy, according to people not authorized to speak publicly on the search. This time, Lue will meet with Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss for the first time and again with general manager...

  • Phoenix Suns fire coach Igor Kokoskov after one season

    The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Igor Kokoskov after one season. The team announced Kokoskov's firing in a statement Monday night. A longtime NBA assistant, Kokoskov was the first European-born head coach in NBA history when Phoenix hired him to replace interim coach Jay Triano in 2018. The Suns,...

  • Where has all the drama gone in the NBA playoffs?

    Where has all the drama gone in the NBA playoffs?

    If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it’s this: They won’t have to watch any more first-round games. For that, they should be thankful. Drama is in very short supply so far in these playoffs. Close games? Few...

  • Steve Kerr calls Russell Westbrook's treatment of the media 'dangerous' for the NBA

    Steve Kerr calls Russell Westbrook's treatment of the media 'dangerous' for the NBA

    Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook's attitude toward the media has ranged over the years from openly cantankerous to merely cool, but Steve Kerr believes Westbrook's frequent "next question" approach is "dangerous for the league." Westbrook's disdain for questions, particularly questions from...

  • CBS Sports Network to carry 40 live WNBA telecasts, beginning with the Sky's May 25 opener at the Lynx

    CBS Sports Network to carry 40 live WNBA telecasts, beginning with the Sky's May 25 opener at the Lynx

    Cable’s CBS Sports Network and the WNBA have agreed on a multiyear partnership that will result in 40 live game telecasts this season, beginning with the Sky’s season opener May 25 at the Minnesota Lynx. “This agreement provides great live content throughout the summer in prime time and on weekends...

  • Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead

    Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead

    Damian Lillard scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers held Russell Westbrook without a basket in the second half in beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-98 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their series. Lillard had another big third quarter after scoring...

  • Warriors offering Clippers rookies a valuable NBA playoff initiation

    Warriors offering Clippers rookies a valuable NBA playoff initiation

    Drawing the top-seeded Golden State Warriors in the NBA playoffs’ first round was the Clippers' worst-case scenario for many obvious reasons. The Clippers’ depth and locker-room cohesion helped upend low expectations and overcome dramatic roster turnover, but without any current or former All-Stars,...

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