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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer to buy LA Clippers for $2b

LOS ANGELES: Former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer will buy the Los Angeles clippers basketball team for an NBA record $2 billion, he announced in a statement Thursday. The NBA is…

Heat secure Eastern final spot

MIAMI: The Miami Heat fought back from eight points down in the final three minutes to beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 and secure a place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference…

LeBron scores 49 as Heat lead over Nets

NEW YORK: His opponent couldn’t stop him, and LeBron James didn’t quite know what to think when his coach tried. Erik Spoelstra asked James about taking a fourth-quarter rest, but…

Rockets stay alive; Spurs, Raptors win

SAN ANTONIO: Dwight Howard scored 22 points and pulled down 18 rebounds on Wednesday as the Houston Rockets stayed alive in the NBA playoffs with a 108-98 victory over Portland.…

Heat survive Knicks barrage

MIAMI: LeBron James scored 38 points and Mario Chalmers added 15 as the Miami Heat survived a 3-point barrage from New York’s JR Smith on the way to dealing the…

Philadelphia equals NBA futility record

HOUSTON: The Philadelphia 76ers tied the National Basketball Association record of 26 consecutive losses after being hammered 120-98 by the Houston Rockets on Thursday. Philadelphia joins the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers…

Mavericks defeat Thunder

DALLAS: Dirk Nowitzki scored seven of his 32 points in overtime, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 128-119 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. Nowitzki also had…

Bulls’ swingman returns with vengeance

CHICAGO: Mike Dunleavy shook off a cruel elbow in the second quarter that left him bloodied and bruised before returning in the third to take down Houston with a superb…

Bulls beat Heat in OT, Mavs roll

CHICAGO: Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds, DJ Augustin scored 22 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 95-88 in overtime Sunday after Jimmy Butler stripped the…

Duke beat Georgia Tech

GREENSBORO: After stumbling a bit down the stretch, No. 10 Duke came to the right city – and faced the right opponent – to get rolling again. The Blue Devils…

Clippers blow out Lakers again 142-94 Spurs rout Heat in finals rematch

SAN ANTONIO: Tim Duncan tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds to power San Antonio to a 111-87 victory over Miami in a rematch of the two NBA finalists from last…

Timberwolves overpower Pacers 104-91

MINNEAPOLIS: Kevin Love had 42 points and 16 rebounds, Ricky Rubio added a career-high 17 assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat Paul George and the Indiana Pacers 104-91 on Wednesday…

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