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Nuggets roll over Cavaliers

CLEVELAND: Ty Lawson scored 24 points and Arron Afflalo added 23 as the struggling Denver Nuggets ended Cleveland’s four-game winning streak with a 106-97 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday.…

Bulls overpower Raptors 100-93 – Mavericks notch biggest-ever win; 53 points

TORONTO: Pau Gasol had a season-high 27 points and 11 rebounds, Derrick Rose scored 20 points before leaving with a sore left hamstring, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto…

LeBron’s triple-double lifts Cavs past Pelicans

CLEVELAND: LeBron James had a triple-double with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and Kyrie Irving scored 27 of his 32 in the second half to lead the Cleveland…

Lakers notch first win of season

LOS ANGELES: Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin each scored 21 points as Los Angeles rallied to beat Charlotte for their first victory of the season after five straight losses. Carlos…

New-look NBA: TV money changing league landscape

NEW YORK: For the longest time the cash infusion that the NBA was expected to gain from a renegotiated television contract was nothing more than a whisper, a mythical figure…

US rout Serbia to win World Cup

MADRID: The United States romped to their fifth basketball World Cup title after overcoming an early deficit to overwhelm the tournament’s surprise package Serbia 129-92 in a one-sided final on…

Serbia hold off France to reach final

MADRID: Serbia held off France 90-85 in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid on Friday to set up a title fight against undefeated reigning champions…

Can anyone slow down US, Spain?

MADRID: From the start of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the United States and Spain have been on a collision course from two different sides of the bracket. Slovenia…

Spain beat France 88-64 to go 4-0 at World Cup

GRANADA: Ricky Rubio’s quick hands set the tone and Marc Gasol had a game-high 17 points as Spain beat France 88-64 Wednesday to remain undefeated at the Basketball World Cup.…

Talking basketball, there is nothing lost in translation

BILBAO: The guy who tells Ukraine what plays to run speaks English. So does the guy who tells the Dominican Republic what their opponents will do. Yet, not much is…

US down battling Turkey, France edge Serbia

MADRID: A sluggish United States needed a strong final quarter to overpower Turkey 98-77 in the basketball World Cup and European champions France celebrated a dramatic 74-73 win over dark…

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…

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