Basketball

  • Bulls vs. Spurs Recap: Chicago Hands San Antonio First Road Loss of Season in 95-91 Victory

    The Bulls got back on track this evening with a solid win over one of the best teams in the NBA.

    If you haven’t figured out yet that the Bulls are must-not-miss-television on Thursday night TNT games, then you are missing out.

    The Chicago Bulls took down the San Antonio Spurs 95-91 at the United Center this evening, which marks the first road loss for the Spurs all season. Despite Jimmy Butler getting held to his first scoreless half of the season, the Bulls managed to get solid enough performances from the rest of their starters to crank out a victory in which the Bulls never trailed.

  • Bulls vs. Suns Recap: Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade Lead Chicago Past Phoenix in 128-121 OT Victory

    And did so despite one of the most hilariously awful officiating blunders you will see all year.

    No Cameron Payne, No King Joffrey, and no Anthony Marrow didn’t matter in the first Bulls game post-Taj Gibson as the Chicago Bulls managed to take down the Phoenix Suns tonight 128-121 in overtime. Many of the usual pillars for the Bulls played poorly until the late stages of the game, and the final seconds of regulation featured the worst call you will see all season.

  • Cabagnot’s hot shooting lifts Beermen to 4-0 start

    THE rampage continues.

    League-leading San Miguel cruised to yet another victory, annihilating Mahindra, 109-80, this time around to stretch its winning run to four and remain unscathed in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City last night.

  • Can James, Lakers bring Hollywood ending?

    Los Angeles—LeBron James embarks on the latest and possibly final chapter of his glittering career with the basketball world watching and wondering if the greatest player of his generation can deliver a Hollywood ending.

  • Canada topples Batang Gilas at U17 World Cup

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE run of Batang Gilas at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup came to an end on Thursday when it was routed by Canada, 102-62, in their Round of 16 encounter at the at Newell’s Old Boys in Rosario, Argentina.

  • Capturing the evolution of Kobe Bryant in three of his most memorable seasons

    In honor of Kobe Bryant’s 40th birthday, let’s take a look back at the subtle adjustments the Black Mamba made in three of his most notable seasons.

    For two decades, Kobe Bean Bryant helped in both shaping and representing Los Angeles Lakersbasketball forever in unprecedented fashion.

    Among the multitude of individual accomplishments, and the five championship banners currently hanging in STAPLES Center that Bryant helped shoulder, laid obstacles and uncertain career arcs in which he had to learn how to both assimilate, and adapt to.

  • Carmelo Anthony brought out ‘Hoodie Melo’ for Thunder media day

    Can’t spell Carmelo Anthony without Hoodie Melo.

    Carmelo Anthony seems ready to embrace Oklahoma City and he’s brought his hoodies with him. The best part about this offseason was being formally introduced to Anthony’s better half: Hoodie Melo.

  • Carmelo Anthony deserved better from the New York Knicks

    He had his flaws, but the Knicks shoulder most of the blame for his six-year tenure not fulfilling its promise.

    I remember exactly where I was the night Carmelo Anthony broke the record.

    I was at a bar called Stillwater Tavern in Hampton, Va., where I did my undergrad years. While my friends were ordering drinks, I was watching Melo go to work against the Bobcats on a cold winter night in January. I was obsessed with the Knicks back then. I still am.

  • Carmelo Anthony Is Set to Sign With the Rockets

    Carmelo Anthony is planning to sign with the Houston Rockets upon clearing waivers in coming days, according to two people with knowledge of his plans.

    Anthony is unlikely to become a free agent before next week, at the earliest, because his pending trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks could take several days to be officially completed, according to the people, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the trade publicly.

  • Carmelo Anthony isn’t interested in playing for the Cavaliers, per report

    Anthony isn’t interested in the Cavaliers’ dysfunction

    It’s August and the NBA’s offseason hasn’t been able to slow down, largely because of the Knicks struggles to move on from Carmelo Anthony. (Of course, Kyrie Irving’s trade request has energized the news cycle, as well.) It doesn’t look like that will be changing anytime soon.

  • Carmelo Anthony moves step to closer to Houston after reported three-team trade

    Half a Banana Boat Crew is better than nothing.

    Thursday’s reported trade of Carmelo Anthony from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a three-team deal also involving the Philadelphia 76ers -- and which will be followed by the Hawks waiving Anthony -- obviously clears the way for Anthony to join Chris Paul in Houston. This move has been rumored for weeks once it became clear OKC had to get rid of Anthonyto lower what would have been a lethal luxury tax bill next year.

  • Carmelo Anthony says Knicks almost traded him to the Rockets and Cavaliers

    The trades that never were.

    This wild NBA offseason got a tad wilder when Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder last weekend in a blockbuster deal. But according to Anthony himself, a blockbuster trade elsewhere could have happened much sooner.

  • Carmelo Anthony to reportedly sign for veteran’s minimum with the Rockets

    One step closer.

    Marc Stein is reporting that Carmelo Anthony will officially sign with the Houston Rockets after the Atlanta Hawks release him and he clears waivers.

    Melo has done everything except write his John Hancock on the dotted line. He is going to become a Rocket.

  • Carmelo Anthony traded to Thunder in blockbuster deal

    Melo joins the Thunder after helping drag New York out of the doldrums of NBA standings.

    The New York Knicks have traded perennial All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal marks the end of a seven-year period of Anthony as the face of Knicks basketball.

    As part of the deal, New York receives Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick via the Bulls.

  • Carmelo Anthony will accept a trade to teams other than Rockets, per report

    Anthony had been set on joining the Rockets, but with the season approaching, he may waive his no-trade clause for another team.

    Carmelo Anthony has expanded his list of teams that he would accept a trade to, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and one of those teams is the Cleveland Cavaliers. With the season looming, this is a clear sign that Anthony has blinked — he wants out of New York, even if it’s not on his exact terms.

  • Carmelo Anthony’s frustrating tenure in Oklahoma City is ending

    When he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder last summer, Carmelo Anthony’s career suddenly was granted a reprieve. Sure, playing in New York afforded Melo visibility and a certain kind of status, but it had been four years since Melo’s Knicks had even sniffed the playoffs.

    No longer would he be playing for a clueless franchise whose team president went out of his way to denigrate his game and blame him for the team’s failures. As a veteran with a no-trade clause, the deal required his sign-off. Melo not only agreed, he also waived his $8 million trade kicker.

  • Cavaliers beat Celtics 124-118 behind strong game from the Big Three

    The Cavaliers survived a late push to top the Celtics.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 124-118 on TNT on Thursday night. The matchup pitted the heavy Eastern Conference favorites against one of the few teams with a hope of beating them. The Cavaliers stepped up to the challenge, bouncing back from the Monday loss to the Pistons. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love lead the team to victory, each had a double double, but overall the Cavaliers put on a stellar offensive showing.

  • Cavaliers blow past Raptors

    LeBron James scored 39 points, hopped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night.

    Just like a year ago in the conference finals, the Cavs are up 2-0 on the Raptors, who had better figure some things out or this series will be over quickly. Toronto was blown out for the fifth straight time in Cleveland in the playoffs, losing each by an average of 24.2 points.

  • Cavaliers break NBA’s regular season 3-point record with 25 makes

    The Cleveland Cavaliers hit 25 three-pointers against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, the second time they’ve done just that in the past 12 months. With the 25 threes, the Cavaliers have set a new regular season record for made triples while tying their own all-time record.

  • Cavaliers drop Game 2 107-94, trail Celtics 2-0

    Just like that, the Cavaliers are down 2-0 to the Celtics. Forty-two points from LeBron Jameswere not enough as Cleveland lost Tuesday’s Game 2 in Boston 107-94.

    James also finished with 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Cavs with Kevin Love adding 22 points of his own. Cleveland even lead in this game, holding onto a four-point lead after the first quarter and seven points at half time. And then all of it — Game 2, maybe the Cavs’ season if they can’t rebound from this — unraveled.