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Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams dunks in front of Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor in the first quarter of their game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. CHICAGO 76ers center Jahlil Okafor is doubtful for Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls with soreness in his ri…
24 March 2017
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24 March 2017
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24 March 2017
Kyrie Irving turns 25 today. Does that make you feel old? It makes me feel old. I want him to stay young forever.
23 March 2017
Add another first for Russell Westbrook - a triple-double without missing a shot.
23 March 2017
We have a group of young men who are as impressive as any you’ll find in the country. They also happen to play some pretty good basketball. Ask Duke.
23 March 2017
David Murphy is a sports columnist for the Daily News. He joined the company in 2008 and spent the next six years on the Phillies beat.
23 March 2017
The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, signals to his team after a score as he and his brother, the Dallas Mavericks' Seth Curry, left, come down court at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. less The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, signals to his tea…
23 March 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY 76ers center Jahlil Okafor will play on Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. He announced the news around an hour before the game after participating in a pregame warmup.
22 March 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY 76ers center Jahlil Okafor is questionable to play Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Okafor missed Monday's road game against the Orlando Magic and seven overall because of right knee soreness.
22 March 2017
Apple Valley High School's Tre Jones is the Pioneer Press Boys' Basketball Player of the Year, Apple Valley, March 20, 2017. Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press.
21 March 2017
Those backyard shooting contests and one-on-one games between Curry and his brother, Steph, sometimes got a little wild. "They were fun - real competitive," Seth said.
21 March 2017
The 76ers say they have no plans to shut down Jahlil Okafor for the rest of the season because of his sore right knee. Monday's matchup against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center marked the seventh game this season that the center missed because of knee soreness.
20 March 2017
Chandler has two years, $26.8 million left on his contract.
17 March 2017
It appears that the Trail Blazers aren't the only ones benefiting from the midseason deal that brought Jusuf Nurkic over from the Nuggets . While "Nurkic Fever" is still grabbing headlines, Mason Plumlee is in the midst of a revival of his own.
17 March 2017
Josh McRoberts may be one the Heat's forgotten men when it comes to the fans and those who have taken notice of the team's stunning turnaround the last two months. But the organization is fully engaged in getting the veteran power forward healthy.
15 March 2017
One would assume that the second-year player would consider sitting the rest of the campaign to rest his knee. Okafor returned to action in Thursday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center after missing the last two games because of the soreness.
10 March 2017
It's been one month since the news about Jabari Parker's injury was announced, where it was declared that he had re-torn the same ACL he originally tore in his rookie season. Nearly a week later, Parker had a successful operation to repair the damage to his knee, and we haven't heard any news since.
9 March 2017
Okafor, who participated in Thursday's shootaround, missed the last two games because of soreness in his right knee. If he doesn't have any setbacks, he'll start alongside T.J. McConnell, Nik Stauskas, Robert Covington, and Dario Saric.
9 March 2017
Clippers guard J.J. Redick brings the ball up court against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half. But after the game was over, while Redick sat inside a quiet Clippers locker room following the loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves , he sat in a chair wearing a black sleeve over his right…
9 March 2017
Cavaliers 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Cleveland CaValiers as a part of Sports Media 101 . For news, op/ed, game reviews, team updates and even rumors you will find all of it on Cavaliers 101.
9 March 2017
This year's National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is a standout class. Announced on Wednesday, the seven-man group includes former Wisconsin and Wisconsin-Platteville coach Bo Ryan, plus these players: Wake Forest's Tim Duncan, Winston-Salem State's Cleo Hill, Indiana's Scott May, Purdue's Ric…
8 March 2017
Former Duke star Jay Williams has drawn praise most recently for his memoir "Life Is Not An Accident," but he is also still being recognized for his on-court achievements. The former national champion became the sixth Blue Devil to earn induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame…
8 March 2017
One of the most decorated and celebrated players in Duke history can now call himself a Hall-of-Famer as Jay Williams was announced as a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 on Wednesday. Williams is the sixth member of the Duke men’s basketball progr…
8 March 2017
The podcast is about the decision on whether 76ers center Jahlil Okafor should have surgery and/or not play the final 19 games because of his sore knee. It is unclear what's best for him long term, but it would destroy his already dwindling trade value for this summer.
8 March 2017
The center received treatment on Tuesday instead of practicing. Okafor has missed the past two games with the soreness.
7 March 2017
If the Jazz are to make a run in the postseason, they are going to need a healthy Rodney Hood in the lineup. Quin Snyder said as much Monday night after Utah held off New Orleans.
7 March 2017
Pitt announcer, former Duke two-sport star to be recognized during New York Life ACC Tournament BROOKLYN, N.Y. – University of Pittsburgh basketball radio analyst Dick Groat is this year’s recipient of the Marvin “Skeeter” Francis Award presented by the Atlantic Coast Sports…
7 March 2017
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points, and Tony Snell had 18 of his season-high 21 in the first half.
7 March 2017
Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor drives against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in New York. 76ers center Jahlil Okafor will miss his second consecutive game on Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks at the We…
6 March 2017
Stephen Curry broke out of a shooting slump with 31 points and moved into the top 10 on the NBA's career 3-point list, and the Golden State Warriors bounced back from consecutive losses to beat the New York Knicks 112-105 on Sunday. Klay Thompson added 29 points to help the Warriors end their first…
6 March 2017
Okafor missed Saturday's game with the injury. He did not complete all of Monday morning's shootaround at the team practice facility.
6 March 2017
Madison Square Garden's decision to play no sound during warmups or stoppages in play in the first half Sunday created a silent setting that was more fitting for middle school than a nationally televised NBA game. Curry broke out of a shooting slump with 31 points and moved into the top 10 on the NB…
6 March 2017
Stephen Curry rediscovered his scoring touch with a haul of 31 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Klay Thompson added 29 points for the Warriors, while Derrick Rose scored 28 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Kni…
6 March 2017
No matter how much effort they displayed, it was obvious that the Sixers didn't have a chance Monday night as the Milwaukee Bucks cruised to a 112-98 victory at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers were without Jahlil Okafor for the second straight game because of right knee soreness.
6 March 2017
Stephen Curry broke out of a shooting slump with 31 points and moved into the top 10 on the NBA's career 3-point list as the Golden State Warriors recovered from consecutive losses to beat the New York Knicks 112-105. NEW YORK: Stephen Curry broke out of a shooting slump with 31 points and moved int…
6 March 2017
" Stephen Curry broke out of a shooting slump with 31 points and moved into the top 10 on the NBA's career 3-point list as the Golden State Warriors recovered from consecutive losses to beat the New York Knicks 112-105 on Sunday. Klay Thompson added 29 points to help the Warriors end their first reg…
6 March 2017
Sacramento, Calif. a Rodney Hood has been battling a sore knee for weeks. But on Sunday the shooting guard was more concerned with his hot hand.
6 March 2017
The Sixers' Jahil Okafor tries to blok a shot by New York's Lance Thomas during the 2nd half of an NBA game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on March 3, 2017. The Sixers won 105-102.
5 March 2017
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 13 of his 26 points in Detroit's dominating third quarter.
5 March 2017
The Wolves finish up their road trip tonight in San Antonio against the Spurs having won two in a row on the road. The Spurs will, of course, be tough, but had to go to overtime last night to beat the Pelicans in New Orleans, so the Wolves once again catch a bit of a schedule break.
4 March 2017
While he took responsibility for what occurred, the second-year player said he was fatigued and did what he was instructed to do. NBA TV, ESPN and a couple of local television stations aired the clip of Okafor basically standing still, exerting little to no effort late in the first quarter of Wednes…
3 March 2017
Bob Ford is an award-winning sports columnist for the Inquirer. He is a four-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year, as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
3 March 2017
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones dribbles down court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. ORG XMIT: OTK110 Relegated to the bench or specific situational matchups until very recently, Timberwolves second-year guar…
3 March 2017
Sixers center Jahlil Okafor, trying to stop Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony on Feb. 25, was criticized for his defensive efforts against the Heat. Okafor, the second-year 76ers center, has often been criticized for what is perceived as a lack of defensive effort.
3 March 2017
James Harden thought that was lazy defense.
2 March 2017
One of the biggest points of contention when it comes to the game of Kyrie Irving has been his play-making, or the lack thereof. Since entering the league, Irving's biggest gift has been his ability to provide efficient volume scoring and create his own shot.
28 February 2017
Philadelphia 76ers' TJ McConnell collides with Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during the third quarter on Monday, Feb. 24, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Warriors beat the Sixers 119-108.
28 February 2017
Stephen Curry had an unusually quiet night but the Golden State Warriors did not need him as they beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-108. Kevin Durant recorded 27 points as he returned to the line-up and although Curry scored 19 points he went 0 for 11 from three-point range - the worst three-point sho…
28 February 2017
Did anyone really threaten a Warriors/Cavaliers finals with their moves? Sorry Toronto, but no.
27 February 2017