Basketball

  • Draymond Green ends the San Francisco Giants’ “Even Year” reign of terror

    Draymond Green is a hero to Major League Baseball fans everywhere. Also, the Cubs were there.

    With a few days off between pre-season games, Golden State Warriors star and noted Oakland A’s fan Draymond Green decided to take in a ballgame across the bay.

  • Draymond Green gets ejected for freaking out, Warriors handle Kings anyway (109-86)

    After scoring only 47 points in the first half, Golden State goes for 43 points in the third quarter.

    I’m not saying the Golden State Warriors don’t need Draymond Green, but they didn’t need him tonight.

  • Draymond Green is still mad Kevin Hart tied him in a 3-point contest

    Draymond Green and Kevin Hart still have a feud going on. Green went on Conan on Tuesday, and O’Brien had to bring up Hart, seeing as how both of them have histories with the comedian. O’Brien noted that Hart loves to brag about his basketball skills, and Green’s first response was, “He suck.”

  • Draymond Green recorded the 1st NBA triple-double without the points

    Draymond Green is an NBA All-Star for a reason beyond scoring: he contributes to all areas of winning. And the Warriors’ point forward showed why he’s an invaluable piece to a championship organization on Friday during Golden State’s 122-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • DURANT COMPLETES BIG 4 OF THE WARRIORS

    VANCOUVER, CANADA - Kevin Durant, 28,  joining the Golden State Warriors make the most powerful Big 4 of the NBA. The Cavs led by Lebron James can only boast of a Big 3 of him, Irving and Love but not as deep as the Warriors’ Big 4 namely, Curry, Thompson and Green. KD is long, can shhot the treys and can defend and rebound.

  • Durant jokes assistant coach is only reason he's at Golden State

    Yes, with Kevin Durant on the roster, the Golden State Warriors have potential to be one of the highest scoring teams ever.

    But one of the big reasons Durant joined the Warriors has to do with defense.

  • DURANT SHARP, WARRIORS COME BACK VS KINGS

    SAN JOSE – The turnovers, oh the turnovers.

    That’s what Warriors coach Steve Kerr will talk about, and that’s perhaps the biggest problem the team will spend the next week trying to solve.

    The Warriors committed 15 giveaways in the first half Thursday night and 24 for the game and still posted a 105-96 preseason win over the Sacramento Kings at SAP Center in downtown San Jose.

  • Durant-Westbrook set to become most bitter rivalry in NBA

    With Kevin Durant’s departure to the rival Golden State Warriors and Russell Westbrook’s decision to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder, in which he emphasized loyalty, upcoming matchups between the two are likely to become the most bitter personal battles the NBA has seen since the days of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.

  • Durham Leads Bolts to OT Win in Game 1

    Allen Durham took charge in the overtime period to pull off the 114-109 stunner over Ginebra in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Durham Unfazed by Precarious Finals Position

    Ginebra finally found something to throw off Meralco’s hulking reinforcement Allen Durham.Coach Tim Cone employed a double team on the Best Import awardee, which worked wonders as the Gin Kings limited him to a measly four points in the first half.

  • Dwight Howard says his back is no longer a problem

    Dwight Howard has never quite been the same player since his back surgery in 2012. As a snapshot, look at his PER the three years before in Orlando were 24, 26.1, and 24.2; the four years since it has been 19.3, 21.4, 19.2, and 18.9. Those are still strong numbers, but not the dominant numbers we had seen in Orlando. He hasn’t looked like a No. 1 offensive option anymore, and he’s also battled knee and other issues that had him missing 52 games the past two seasons in Houston.

  • E-Painters, Beermen go for second win

    WINNERS in their PBA Philippine Cup debuts, the Rain or Shine Elastopainters and San Miguel Beermen try to build on their good start and go for their second win against separate opponents in league action today at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

    The Elastopainters tussle with the Mahindra Floodbuster in the curtain-raiser at 4:15 p.m. while the Beermen engage the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters in the night cap at 7 p.m.

    Rain or Shine, coached anew by Caloy Garcia, began their campaign in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association tournament on the right foot, fashioning out a 101-87 win over TNT KaTropa on opening week.

  • Early Lead One NBA team is already preparing for an ugly Stephen Curry-Kevin Durant divorce

    Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have played exactly zero minutes together as Golden State Warriors teammates, so we have no real idea how the two will work together.

  • Elfrid Payton’s career night leads hot-shooting Magic past the Hawks

    Career highs in points and assists from Payton led the Magic’s monster offensive performance on the road.

    It’s unclear when the Magic’s defense is going to return to the standard they established in recent weeks, but for now they’re relying on their offense to carry them, and it’s never looked better. Thanks to Elfrid Payton’s outstanding performance off the bench, scoring 26 and dishing 14 assists, both career highs, as well as big scoring nights from Serge Ibaka (29) and Evan Fournier (23), the Magic were able to win a shootout in Atlanta, 131-120.

  • Elite race to 2-0 card

    A PROMISING start in the PBA Philippine Cup continued for the Blackwater Elite as they chalked up their second win in as many games in the tournament yesterday at the expense of the Meralco Bolts, 86-84, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Had it rough last year in the Philippine Basketball Association that saw them near bottom-scraping much of the time, the Elite have come out strong in the season-opening conference on the strength of a roster bannered by young up-and-comers.

  • Elliot Williams Signs Deal With The Golden State Warriors

    Former Portland Trail Blazers draft pick Elliot Williams has landed in the Bay Area, after signing a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, as reported by Shams Charania of The Vertical. The value of the contract is still unknown, but is partially guaranteed. He'll still need to earn a spot in training camp to avoid being cut.

  • Enes Kanter proved his worthlessness in Thunder win over Bulls

    20 points and 11 rebounds are just numbers. Let’s look at the plays.

    The myth of Enes Kanter being a worthwhile addition to the Oklahoma City Thunder continues to hold merit in Thunder forums. After the 106 to 94 win at the Bulls tonight, Enes specifically mentioned team defense as a reason for the team’s dominant third quarter.

  • Enforcers for real, surprise Beermen

    MAHINDRA proved that it is for real after notching one of its biggest wins in franchise history.

  • Eric Bledsoe paces Suns to season sweep of Toronto Raptors with 40 points in 115-103 win

    Bledsoe’s 40 points is a career high

    For three quarters, the Toronto Raptors held the fort against the Phoenix Suns, taking a lead early in the 1st quarter and protecting it for an 85-82 advantage entering the 4th quarter.

    Then Eric Bledsoe laid siege to that fort.

  • Evan Turner’s Fourth Quarter Overwhelms Lakers; Blazers win 118-109

    Evan Turner scored 12 points in the final frame, and L.A. came up empty from the field for over five minutes down the stretch, helping the Blazers to a franchise record ninth consecutive win against the Lakers.

    Damian Lillard’s return from a 5-game absence was supposed to be the story tonight when the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers faced off at the Moda Center.

    But the Blazers’ much maligned Evan Turner upstaged Lillard down the stretch, scoring 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and inspired the Blazers to a 118-109 victory. D’Angelo Russell led the way for the Lakers with 22 and Jordan Clarkson added 21 off the bench.