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Gerald Henderson dunked all over Jusuf Nurkic as the Hornets easily disposed of the Nuggets 104-86 in Denver on Saturday.
1 February 2015 | 5:40 am

In the midst of Louisville's comeback from an 18-point deficit, Montrezl Harrell showed why he's considered to be one of the best athletes in college basketball.
1 February 2015 | 1:44 am

Oct 18, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Andre Dawkins drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs small forward Austin Daye during the second half at AT&T Center. The Heat won 111-108 in overtime.
31 January 2015 | 9:26 pm

The Lakers assigned forward Ryan Kelly to their D-League affiliate, the LA D-Fenders, on Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported. Kelly has been in the starting lineup for each of the Lakers' last four games, although hamstring injuries kept him sidelined in all but three games in the first two month…
31 January 2015 | 8:57 pm

Second-year power forward Ryan Kelly scored a game-high 30 points on Friday nights, making a quick appearance with the D-Fenders. The Lakers briefly assigned Kelly to their NBA Development League affiliate, and the Duke product helped lead the D-Fenders to a 136-126 victory over the Bakersfield Jam…
31 January 2015 | 3:30 pm

News on Pelicans and other teams around the NBA.
31 January 2015 | 3:02 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 44 points, and LeBron James scored 19 in his return from a one-game absence, as the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed hot, beating the Sacramento Kings 101-90 on Friday night for their ninth straight win.
31 January 2015 | 3:36 am

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) loses control of the ball under pressure from Sacramento Kings’ Ben McLemore (23) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Cleveland.
31 January 2015 | 3:34 am

The Clippers will have JJ Redick back after the shooting guard missed one game with back spasms. Reddick averages 14.9 points for Los Angeles, which enters the game on a six-game winning streak.
31 January 2015 | 1:11 am

Lakers send starting forward Ryan Kelly down to D-League Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1BBkKh6 The Lakers sent Kelly to the Los Angeles D-Fenders on Friday before they departed on an East Coast road trip. Kelly started the Lakers' last four games, but scored just 13 points on…
31 January 2015 | 1:00 am

Before the Lakers head out on a four-game trip, starting in New York on Sunday, second-year forward Ryan Kelly will play a game in El Segundo on assignment in the NBA Development League. The Lakers sent Kelly to the D-Fenders, who play host to the Bakersfield Jam on Friday, but are expected to recal…
30 January 2015 | 11:52 pm

The Lakers sent Kelly to the Los Angeles D-Fenders on Friday before they departed on an East Coast road trip. Kelly started the Lakers' last four games, but scored just 13 points on 3-for-13 shooting.
30 January 2015 | 11:26 pm

The Cavaliers host the Sacramento Kings tonight and the chances Irving has another monster game will have a lot to do with LeBron James' availability. Without or without LeBron, there's no doubt Irving is hot.
30 January 2015 | 3:24 pm

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30 January 2015 | 3:13 pm

CLEVELAND — Two players out of the Cavaliers’ “Big Three” will be part of the NBA All-Star Game. Point guard Kyrie Irving was selected as one of seven reserves Thursday by Eastern Conference coaches and will join small forward LeBron James, who was named a starter in fan voti…
30 January 2015 | 9:00 am

Celtics coach Brad Stevens has been impressed by Andre Dawkins's play in the NBA Development League this season. The former Duke guard has averaged 22.1 points and made 46.3 percent of his 3-point attempts in 13 games.
30 January 2015 | 2:16 am

Cavaliers' guard Kyrie Irving was voted in by the Eastern Conference coaches to be a reserve in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, league sources told Northeast Ohio Media Group. Irving will be making his third All-Star appearance alongside teammate LeBron James as Cleveland's representatives in New York o…
29 January 2015 | 10:34 pm

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said he found out that J.J. Redick couldn't play Wednesday against the Utah Jazz only five to 10 minutes before tipoff. Redick was sidelined during the Clippers' 94-89 win over the Jazz with back spasms he was suffering because of a hit he took during the fourth quarter of…
29 January 2015 | 9:26 pm

Kyrie Irving's 55-point extravaganza Wednesday night was a career high and the most points ever scored at The Q. 1. The most points scored in an NBA game, of course, was Wilt Chamberlain's 100 against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962. 2. The second-most points in a game came courtesy of Kobe Bry…
29 January 2015 | 9:24 pm

On today's Sports Insider, Bud Shaw and I talked Cavaliers, Indians and Browns. You can watch the archive of the show above.
29 January 2015 | 8:13 pm

The Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo, the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year runner-up, and Brooklyn Nets standout Mason Plumlee are among four rising stars named Tuesday to the 30th NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Greek 20-year-old forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota rookie guard Zach…
29 January 2015 | 7:50 pm

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29 January 2015 | 7:47 pm

Butler appears to be recovered from an illness.
29 January 2015 | 6:46 pm

Tie game. Six-point-four seconds remaining. Twenty-thousand delirious Cavaliers fans, already well aware they're witnessing history and yet a little shocked their team had a chance to beat the Portland Trail Blazers without LeBron James.
29 January 2015 | 4:48 pm

The Cavaliers went into the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night as an underdog when LeBron James was ruled out with a wrist sprain. Portland has one of the most potent offenses in the league.
29 January 2015 | 3:53 pm

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Point guard Kyrie Irving scored 55 in the Cavs' 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at The Q. Here is a capsule look at how Irving achieved his points, based on a dvr review of the Fox Sports Ohio telecast: Notable: Catch-and-shoot off inbounds pass fr…
29 January 2015 | 9:25 am

CLEVELAND — It was the kind of game everyone dreams about as a kid. With four-time league MVP LeBron James sitting out with a sprained right wrist, Kyrie Irving scored an arena-record 55 points Wednesday night to lead the Cavaliers to a thrilling 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
29 January 2015 | 7:30 am

Not really, of course. When Thompson, one half, along with Stephen Curry, of Golden State's "Splash Brothers," swan-dived and cannonballed nine three-pointers in nine tries into the basket and 13 of 13 shots overall, all in 12 minutes of play, he set record for being beserker hot that might last for…
29 January 2015 | 5:26 am

Round-up: Kyrie Irving had a career-high 55 points, the highest scoring output in the NBA this season, in a huge win.
29 January 2015 | 5:22 am

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers, behind 55 points from Kyrie Irving, defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 99-94, Wednesday night at The Q. Here is a capsule look at the game after a dvr review of the Fox Sports Ohio telecast: Rank it No. 1: The Cavs authored their most impressive victory of the sea…
29 January 2015 | 4:27 am

Even without LeBron James, the Cavaliers extended their winning streak to eight games on Wednesday thanks to a 55-point effort from Kyrie Irving in a 99-94 victory over the Blazers.
29 January 2015 | 4:24 am

Portland Trail Blazers’ Meyers Leonard (11) fouls Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Cleveland.
29 January 2015 | 4:03 am

Career-high and NBA season-high 55 points. 24 of the Cavs’ final 28 points.  16 of the Cavs 20 ……
29 January 2015 | 3:32 am

Kyrie Irving single-handedly lifted the Cavaliers to an 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers -- the team's eighth straight win -- with a career-high 55-point outing at The Q on Wednesday night. With LeBron James missing his 10th game of the season with a sprained right wrist sustained in Tu…
29 January 2015 | 3:27 am

Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick was sidelined for Wednesday's 94-89 win against the Utah Jazz with back spasms.
29 January 2015 | 2:19 am

Jan 17, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick uses a foam roller on the sideline during the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports If the Clippers want to kick off their eight-game road trip with a…
29 January 2015 | 1:55 am

Mason Plumlee will be busy on All-Star Weekend. After being named as one of four contestants in the Sprite Slam Dunk competition on Tuesday, the NBA named him to the Team USA roster in the Rising Stars game.
28 January 2015 | 8:55 pm

Nov 17, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee celebrates scoring with guard Bojan Bogdanovic during the first quarter against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports The Brooklyn Nets are believed to have no future by many of their…
28 January 2015 | 8:42 pm

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28 January 2015 | 4:40 pm

The game clock read 1:05 in the fourth quarter last night when Kyrie Irving's sixth three-pointer splashed through the net. The shot gave the Cavaliers a 10-point lead over the Detroit Pistons, sent about half of the 18,178 at The Palace toward the exits, and drew one of those specialized handshakes…
28 January 2015 | 11:07 am

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is the talk of college basketball this week as he tries to set an unprecedented milestone for Division I Men’s Basketball this Sunday when he’ll attempt to get his 1000th career win as a head coach. As we pointed out yesterday, many major media outle…
21 January 2015 | 7:49 pm

As we prepare for an iconic moment in the history of Duke basketball and in the coaching career of Mike Krzyzewski, many outlets are putting together some cool features to recognize the accomplishment of Coach K closing in on his 1000th career win. While Coach K is downplaying the significance of th…
20 January 2015 | 1:48 pm

Shane Battier is the future President of the United States – at least, he is if you believe Bill Walton. The wildly colorful, and sometimes delusional, Walton was part of ESPN’s broadcast team for the Stanford vs. UCLA game Thursday night and gave his assessment that the former Duke All-…
9 January 2015 | 1:50 pm

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker suffered a bad injury in Monday night’s win over the Phoenix Suns and the team reported Tuesday night that he tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season. The injury occurred in the third quarter of Monday’s game when his…
17 December 2014 | 2:27 pm

Christian Laettner will be the feature of an upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 film. ESPN Films announced Tuesday that the former Duke All-American and two-time National Champion would be the focus of a documentary titled “I Hate Christian Laettner.” The 30 for 30 film series by ESPN is an award-w…
18 November 2014 | 5:43 pm

Lance Thomas has always had a high motor. Despite being an undersized post player, he worked his way to becoming one of the most sought after recruits in the country. Despite being undersized as a post player in the ACC, he worked his way into being a huge part of Duke’s run to the 2010 [&hell…
14 November 2014 | 5:33 pm

When Luol Deng signed with the Miami Heat this past offseason, team president Pat Riley called the signing one of the most important in the history of the franchise. While most people around the NBA, and likely many Heat fans, were wondering how the organization would recover from the loss of LeBron…
10 November 2014 | 2:12 pm

Johnny Dawkins finds himself in a position where he can relate to Mike Krzyzewski this season – he’s got four very promising freshmen on his Stanford team. The incoming class may not be as heralded as Duke’s No. 1 ranked recruiting class from the offseason, but the Cardinal group i…
5 November 2014 | 3:25 pm

Chris Collins has been impressing folks in the Midwest since taking over the coaching job at Northwestern. It may not seem like much, but his ability to guide the Wildcats to a 14-19 record and six wins in the Big Ten last season was quite an accomplishment. Notching wins over Illinois, Wisconsin an…
4 November 2014 | 8:38 pm

Anybody who thought Shane Battier would slow down after life in the NBA obviously hasn’t followed him over the years. The former National Player of the Year and Academic All-American at Duke is a man of many talents, and he’s making the most of his transition away from playing in the NBA…
4 November 2014 | 12:13 am