Basketball

  • Bulls vs. Nets final score: Jimmy Butler saves Chicago from embarrassing loss

    Butler’s buzzer-beater caps off late Bulls run

    The Bulls really had no business beating the lowly Nets at home thanks to a miserable performance throughout most of Wednesday night’s game, but a superhuman effort by Jimmy Butler and a timely Brooklyn collapse resulted in a 101-99 victory.

  • Bulls vs. Pelicans final score: Jimmy Butler dominant again in 117-110 victory

    Butler scored 39 as the Bulls’ winning streak hits four games

    Jimmy Butler played nearly an entire game of dominant basketball in the Bulls’ come-from-behind victory over the Hawks on Saturday, so you could’ve excused him for being a little tired against the Pelicans on Sunday. Instead, Butler came out and delivered another superstar performance as the Bulls won 117-110 to earn their fourth straight victory and solidify their place in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

  • Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Bulls rebound with absolute destruction of Pistons

    remarkable 1st half after 3 straight bad losses

    Fred Hoiberg might as well update his pop culture references to something merely 10 years old.

    There’s a ship sinking in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but it’s not in Chicago. Both them and the Pistons came into Monday night in desperate circumstances, but it was only the Bulls who played desperately, riding an insane first half performance to a 113-82 victory.

  • Bulls vs. Pistons Recap: Chicago Completely Demolishes Detroit for a 117-95 Victory

    Five Bulls scored in double figures on a night that saw the team assist on more than 75% of its baskets.

    One night after one of their worst closing-minutes collapses of the entire season, the Chicago Bulls rallied through abscences from both their starting and backup centers to blow out the Detroit Pistons at home to the tune of a 117-95 win. Jimmy Butler scored only 16 points on six shots over the course of the entire game, but double-figure scoring performances from four other Bulls combined with some of the best team-ball movement of their season proved to be more than enough for Chicago to overwhelm Detroit.

  • 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.

  • Calm down about the Warriors (and every other NBA team)

    It’s only been a week. They’ll be fine. Elsewhere: What a fun week it’s been.

    After one week of the new NBA season, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller hooked up to discuss early surprises and disappointments.

  • 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.

  • 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.