Russell Westbrook erupts for historic 51-point triple-double

Russell Westbrook erupted for 51 points Friday night in a 113-110 overtime win against the Suns, the highest-scoring triple-double since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975. Westbrook finished with 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double of the season and the 38th of his career. He was one assist shy of a triple-double in the […]

NBA fines Dwyane Wade for making throat-slash gesture in win over Celtics

NBA fines Dwyane Wade for making throat-slash gesture in win over Celtics

Dwyane Wade was fined $25,000 for “making an inappropriate gesture,” the league announced on Friday. The incident occurred with 26.3 seconds remaining in Chicago’s 105-99 win over the Celtics. Wade hit a huge shot to help seal the win, then made a throat-slashing gesture. Wade likely knew that a fine was on the way, and issued an […]

Kevin Garnett has found his next job after retiring from the NBA

Kevin Garnett won’t be competing against his NBA peers anymore, he’ll be analyzing them. The Big Ticket announced he’s joining TNT’s broadcast team, and while he won’t sit with Charles, Kenny, Shaq and EJ on the “Inside the NBA” set — he’ll work in his “own space” —€” you can be sure he’ll trade trash […]

Cavaliers Defeat Raptors in Eastern Conference Finals Rematch

Cavaliers Defeat Raptors in Eastern Conference Finals Rematch A fourth quarter comeback bid came up just short for the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, as they fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers by a final score of 94-91. It was a close encounter throughout with the Raptors only grabbing their first lead of the game late […]

Strong Second Quarter Lifts Pistons to Victory

Strong Second Quarter Lifts Pistons to Victory

Strong Second Quarter Lifts Pistons to Victory Basketball games aren’t won in the second quarter, but they can certainly be lost as the Orlando Magic found out on Friday night. The Detroit Pistons used a 16-0 run in the second to take a 54-31 lead into halftime. The visitors were never able to stage a […]

Russell Westbrook sends less than subtle message in ‘Now I Do What I Want’ Nike ad

If it wasn’t already clear, Russell Westbrook isn’t weeping over the Great Kevin Durant Departure. Westbrook’s spent the intervening time between Durant’s signing with the Golden State Warriors and the NBA season laughing off questions about his former teammate and, well, clowning. And in a new Jordan Brand ad, Westbrook promotes his lifestyle shoe, the Westbrook 0.2, […]

Ben Simmons insists there are no plans to sit out his entire rookie season

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons suffered a foot fracture in the team’s final training camp scrimmage, and while the estimated timetable for his return was placed at three months, there has been some speculation that the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft may simply shut it down for the entire regular season. But Simmons, speaking to […]

Lakers make contract decisions on their young core ahead of season opener

Hours before their regular-season opener against the Rockets on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers picked up team options for their young trio of Larry Nance Jr., Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell for the 2017-18 season. The Lakers are looking to build around their nucleus of young players in the hopes of ending their three-year playoff […]

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