April 16, 2014 9:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle... more »
April 4, 2014 10:58 PM
SALT LAKE CITY - Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward each scored 21 points and the Utah Jazz held off the New Orleans Pelicans 100-96 on Friday night to snap a five-game skid. Burks had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and Hayward added eight final-period points. The Jazz... more »
April 1, 2014 2:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU basketball post player Johnny O'Bryant III says he will bypass his senior season and make himself eligible for the NBA draft. O'Bryant, who has been projected as a late first-round or second-round draft pick, led LSU in scoring this season, averaging a career-high 15.4 points to go... more »
March 29, 2014 7:46 PM
SAN ANTONIO - Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is not playing against the San Antonio Spurs because of a left ankle injury. Davis injured the ankle 4 minutes into New Orleans' home game against the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Alexis Ajinca is scheduled to start in Davis' place on Saturday... more »
March 25, 2014 7:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Ryan Anderson will miss the remainder of the season because of a herniated cervical disc that has sidelined him since early January. Anderson is scheduled to have neck surgery April 8 to repair the injury, which occurred when he collided with... more »
March 14, 2014 10:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Damian Lillard scored 27 points, Nicolas Batum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game skid while playing without All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 111-103 Friday night. Wesley Matthews had 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who held out Aldridge with a... more »
March 12, 2014 10:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Mike Conley hit a driving layup against Austin Rivers with 1.5 seconds remaining to complete the Memphis Grizzlies' comeback for a 90-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Conley's basket closed out a 9-0 Grizzlies run to end the game. Memphis trailed 88-81 with... more »
February 28, 2014 6:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say starting point guard Jrue Holiday has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his right tibia and will miss the rest of the season.
The club says Friday's surgery was successful.
Holiday, a former Eastern Conference All-Star acquired from Philadelphia... more »
February 26, 2014 8:44 AM
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Jason Collins made history this week when he became the NBA's first openly gay player.
Now he's the league's most popular player, at least in terms of jersey sales. After playing just one game, his number 98 Brooklyn Nets uniform is the top seller on NBA.com.... more »
February 18, 2014 6:34 PM
METAIRIE - Eric Gordon says it would be premature to break up the team that Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams put together for this season. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday. And with 30 games left, New Orleans (23-29) is 7 1/2 games out of the... more »
February 13, 2014 10:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans revealed the new face of their mascot Pierre the Pelican Wednesday night.
Gone are the red beak and yellow feathers that inspired a number of internet memes poking fun at the "terrifying" mascot. Pierre's new look is covered in brown, with a... more »
January 10, 2014 10:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Monta Ellis added 23 and the Dallas Mavericks sent the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans to their fourth straight loss, 107-90 on Friday night. Vince Carter added 14 points and Jae Crowder 12 for Dallas, which never trailed. The Mavericks led by as... more »
December 28, 2013 11:10 PM
HOUSTON - Dwight Howard had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and James Harden scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter in the Houston Rockets' 107-98 comeback victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Chandler Parson added 19 points and seven rebounds, and Terrence Jones had... more »
December 25, 2013 10:53 PM
SAN ANTONIO - James Harden scored 28 points and Dwight Howard had 15 points and 20 rebounds, leading the balanced Houston Rockets to a 111-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Each of Houston's starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs... more »
December 25, 2013 10:49 PM
LOS ANGELES - Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade had 23 points apiece, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-95 on Wednesday for their sixth straight win. Bosh also had 11 rebounds in the Heat's fifth consecutive victory against the Lakers on Christmas Day. LeBron James added 19... more »
December 6, 2013 10:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook added 25 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat New Orleans for the ninth straight time, 109-95 on Friday night. Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 14 of its last 15 against the... more »
December 3, 2013 6:34 AM
CHICAGO- Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to... more »
November 14, 2013 8:56 AM
NEW YORK- NBA players are dressing up for Christmas - in sleeves. The leagued debuted short-sleeved jerseys Thursday for the 10 teams that will play on the holiday, replacing the traditional sleeveless NBA uniforms. The jerseys featured a large logo in the center on the front of the jersey. The... more »
October 30, 2013 8:57 AM
UNDATED - The Miami Heat celebrated their second straight NBA championship by distributing rings and raising the title banner before Tuesday's season-opening game against the Chicago Bulls.
They spent the first half proving they have the horses to win a third straight championship.
Miami built a 54-33 halftime... more »
September 9, 2013 9:51 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say second-year small forward Darius Miller has had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Team officials say Miller had surgery in southern California on Friday and will return to New Orleans on Tuesday to begin his rehabilitation, which is expected... more »
September 5, 2013 2:16 PM
The NBA will install motion-tracking cameras in every arena this season. The cameras will monitor player movement and help teams and players get even more detailed analysis of the action on the court. It's the next step in a partnership between the league and STATS that began in 2009. The... more »
July 31, 2013 4:39 PM
LEXINGTON - The NBA's Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans will play a pre-season game in Rupp Arena on October 19th at 7:00 p.m., the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced today. The game will feature three former UK players, Anthony Davis and Darius Miller from... more »
July 31, 2013 9:41 AM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say former Kansas standout Jeff Withey has signed his rookie contract, but the team didn't release details.
Withey was drafted by Portland in the second round of the draft with the 39th overall pick. He was then traded to New Orleans as part... more »
July 9, 2013 9:55 AM
CLEVELAND - A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers have offered free-agent center Andrew Bynum a two-year contract.
The Cavs made the offer Monday night, a deal that includes a team option for the second year.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the offer and said... more »
July 6, 2013 12:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says forward Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a 1-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because NBA rules prevent the deal from becoming official until July 10. The extension... more »
July 3, 2013 4:53 PM
BOSTON - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have come to an agreement with Brad Stevens to be the 17th head coach of the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
Stevens, age 36, has served for the past six years as the head... more »
July 2, 2013 1:35 PM
SACRAMENTO, Ca. - Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have made an offer to Sacramento Kings restricted free agent guard Tyreke Evans. The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because the offer was supposed to remain private. Several media... more »
June 27, 2013 7:01 PM
NEW YORK - The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick, a surprising start to the NBA draft. The Cavaliers passed on big men Nerlens Noel and Alex Len in favor of the forward who has starred for Canada's junior national teams and was... more »
June 26, 2013 12:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he wants to maintain a "poker face" and give away as little as possible regarding his club's intentions heading into Thursday night's NBA Draft. The Pelicans- formerly called the Hornets - hold the sixth overall pick and have no... more »
June 24, 2013 3:41 PM
MIAMI - The last piece of confetti had landed, the Miami Heat championship celebration was officially over and many in the crowd of revelers were starting to make their way to the exits. Players and coaches remained on the stage. They were in no hurry to leave. Every member of... more »
June 24, 2013 10:32 AM
MIAMI - The parade honoring the NBA champion Miami Heat is underway. With Chris Bosh holding the NBA championship trophy and LeBron James standing atop a double-decker bus with a cigar in his mouth, the Heat began making their way through a downtown Miami route late Monday morning. It's the... more »
June 23, 2013 10:47 AM
MIRAMAR, Fla. - A teen watching NBA Finals postgame coverage in South Florida was hit by what police believe was celebratory gunfire. Fifteen-year-old Brandon Reid says he was watching Miami Heat basketball players celebrate their world championship Thursday when a bullet came through his mother's sliding glass door and grazed... more »
June 20, 2013 10:13 AM
MIAMI - The NBA championship will be determined tonight in Miami as the Heat entertain the Spurs.
It's Game 7 of the Finals and with Miami's last-second, overtime win two nights ago, the Heat and Spurs find themselves matching up one final time with the winner taking home the... more »
June 18, 2013 10:22 AM
MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs will attempt to finish off the NBA Finals and the Miami Heat this evening when the two teams square off in Miami.
The Spurs took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 114-104 win Sunday night. If Miami wins tonight's outing,... more »
June 17, 2013 10:36 AM
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs are heading to Miami with two shots at winning their fifth NBA title -- and fourth in the Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili era. Parker and Ginobili combined for 50 points as the Spurs took a 3-2 series lead with a... more »
June 13, 2013 10:25 AM
SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James calls it a "must win" situation. The league MVP and his Miami Heat find themselves down two-games-to-one to San Antonio heading into tonight's Game 4 of the NBA Finals. And the Heat need a much better performance than their 36-point loss in Game 3 if... more »
June 12, 2013 4:58 PM
SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James slung his practice jersey over his head, letting the piece of mesh fabric sway down his back much in the way that a cape would. Fitting. In Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, he might need a hero's effort to save the... more »
June 12, 2013 10:26 AM
SAN ANTONIO - You wouldn't think so after a 36-point win, but the San Antonio Spurs have a big concern today. Star guard Tony Parker pulled up lame during last night's Game 3 victory over Miami and is set to have an MRI done on his sore hamstring today. The... more »
June 6, 2013 10:37 AM
MIAMI - The opening game of the NBA Finals is taking place this evening in Miami as the Heat entertain the San Antonio Spurs. The well-rested Spurs eliminated Memphis in four games while the Heat needed seven to get rid of the Pacers. During the regular season the Spurs and... more »
May 30, 2013 10:12 AM
MIAMI - Defending NBA champion Miami has its hands full with Indiana. Their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final is all tied at 2-2 with Game 5 tonight in Miami.
The Heat took the opening game before dropping the second game on the home floor. The series then shifted to Indianapolis... more »
May 29, 2013 9:51 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers refuse to be pushovers.
The Eastern Conference finals are tied at two games apiece after the Pacers closed on a 16-6 run to beat the Miami Heat 99-92. The late spurt came after the Heat put together a 14-2 run to take an 86-83... more »
May 20, 2013 10:10 AM
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs took Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference finals by shredding the league's top defense.
San Antonio shot 53 percent from the field and set a team playoff record by draining 14 three-pointers in a 105-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The... more »
May 14, 2013 10:32 AM
UNDATED - The Warriors and Spurs return to San Antonio tonight for the start of what amounts to a best-of-three series. The teams have split the four first-round games of the NBA Western Conference semifinal series, with each winning once on the road. Each team has a key player hobbled.... more »
May 10, 2013 9:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.
The club says the procedure, performed Thursday in Los Angeles, was aimed at alleviating pain caused by scar tissue.
Gordon is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately and return... more »
May 9, 2013 10:07 AM
CAMDEN, N.J. - Kobe Bryant says in a court filing that he never gave his mother permission to sell mementos from his high school days and early professional basketball career.
Bryant is in a court battle over whether hundreds of items can be auctioned off.
Pamela Bryant says... more »
May 8, 2013 10:25 AM
MIAMI - Luol Deng is staying in Chicago and not rejoining the Bulls for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Deng was recently hospitalized because of illness, needing a spinal tap. He was planning to fly to Miami and at least... more »
May 6, 2013 8:51 PM
NEW YORK - Jason Collins, the NBA veteran who recently announced he was gay, is seeking a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. Officials at three publishing houses said Monday that they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four... more »
May 6, 2013 10:24 AM
UNDATED - The opening games of two NBA conference semifinals are taking place this evening as Miami plays host to Chicago and San Antonio is home to Golden State. The Heat advanced with a four-game sweep of the Bucks in their first-round series while the Bulls took seven games to... more »
May 4, 2013 12:08 PM
CHICAGO - Over the past week, some have called NBA player Jason Collins a role model for being the first man in a major U.S. professional sport to come out as gay. In some ways, young athletes and their supporters have helped pave the way for pros like Collins. Ellen... more »
April 30, 2013 9:05 AM
LOS ANGELES - Jason Collins says the support that he's received since coming out has been "incredible."
In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America", Collins says that he believes people are ready to support an openly gay basketball player.
The 34-year-old became the first active player in... more »
April 25, 2013 3:07 PM
HOUSTON - Houston point guard Jeremy Lin is listed as day to day with a bruised right chest muscle he suffered in a Game 2 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lin was injured in the first half of the 105-102 loss on Wednesday night and didn't return in the... more »
April 18, 2013 5:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Hornets haven't waited even a full day after their season-ending loss at Dallas to announce their formal name-change to the Pelicans. After a 27-win 2012-13 campaign, the organization was understandably eager to adopt a new identity. How long it takes for the club to become a... more »
April 16, 2013 10:25 AM
CLEVELAND - LeBron James watched from the bench in street clothes as Norris Cole stripped Kyrie Irving of the ball with 2 seconds left to give the Miami Heat, resting most of their top players for the playoffs, a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Cole finished... more »
April 11, 2013 9:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets say they will sit overall top draft choice Anthony Davis for their final three games because of his left knee injury. The 6-foot-10 rookie forward was hurt when he collided with Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's loss at Sacramento.... more »
April 9, 2013 10:35 AM
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade will not play Tuesday night when the Miami Heat host to the Milwaukee Bucks, the fifth straight game the All-Star guard will miss while dealing with ankle and knee soreness. Wade was able to participate in the team's morning shootaround practice Tuesday. He remains listed as... more »
March 31, 2013 4:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared to play after missing eight games with a strained left shoulder. Irving will be active and is expected to play Sunday night against the Hornets. The 21-year-old has been sidelined since March 15, when he hurt his left... more »
March 29, 2013 10:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - LeBron James scored 36 points, hitting six consecutive 3-pointers in less than six minutes during the first half, and the Miami Heat rebounded from their first loss in nearly two months to beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-89 on Friday night. The Heat, whose 27-game winning streak... more »
March 29, 2013 10:25 AM
UNDATED - The New Orleans Hornets are the lucky team to face the Miami Heat after the Heat suffered their first loss after that 27-game winning streak. Tonight in the Crescent City the Hornets are playing host to the Heat, who were beaten by the Bulls in Chicago two nights... more »
March 21, 2013 9:52 AM
CLEVELAND - The Miami Heat seem to be able to switch on their game anytime they want.
Two days after winning their 23rd straight game by overcoming a 17-point deficit at Boston, the streaking Heat rallied from 27 down in the third quarter to shock Cleveland 98-95. The win... more »
March 19, 2013 10:09 AM
BOSTON - LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory, 105-103 over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. It's the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, surpassing the 22 straight that Houston won in 2007-08 and trailing only the 33... more »
March 15, 2013 8:42 PM
WASHINGTON - John Wall put on a rare shooting show Friday night, scoring a season-high 29 points and matching his career high with three 3-pointers as the Washington Wizards ran their home winning streak to four with a 96-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Wall went 12 for 15... more »
March 15, 2013 10:51 AM
UNDATED - Kobe Bryant received several hours of treatment on his severely sprained left ankle Thursday in hopes of a speedy return to the Lakers line-up.
The All-Star guard suffered what he called the worst sprain of his 16-year career late in the Lakers loss to Atlanta Wednesday night.... more »
March 12, 2013 10:17 PM
NEW YORK - Brook Lopez scored 26 points and had a big dunk over twin brother Robin, Deron Williams added 21 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-98 on Tuesday night. Brooklyn squandered a 10-point lead in the third quarter before pulling off... more »
March 12, 2013 11:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets have signed veteran forward Lou Amundson for the rest of the season and released Henry Sims. The Hornets are Amundson's third NBA team this season. The 6-foot-9 former UNLV standout opened the 2012-13 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who waived him early last... more »
March 11, 2013 10:33 AM
UNDATED - Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have lost, the Miami Heat are the hottest team in sports. The club led by LeBron James won its 18th straight game last night, beating Indiana 105-91. The Heat are now 47-14, just one win shy of tying San Antonio for the most... more »
March 6, 2013 9:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 run in the last 6:22 of the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 25-point deficit to fend off the New Orleans Hornets, 108-102 on Wednesday night. The Hornets were still ahead by 21... more »
March 1, 2013 3:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps says 7-foot reserve forward and center Jason Smith will miss the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Meanwhile, the Hornets also say rookie forward Anthony Davis will be out for Friday night's game... more »
February 22, 2013 10:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Vince Carter capped a 22-point performance with a 3-pointer that gave Dallas the lead with 6.5 seconds left, and the Mavericks held on for their third straight victory, 104-100 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night. Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points for the Mavericks, while Elton... more »
February 21, 2013 10:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets have decided against making any late-hour roster moves before Thursday's NBA trade deadline. The next chance for the franchise to continue rebuilding comes this summer, when the team changes names to the Pelicans, and can work to strengthen its roster through trades, the... more »
February 21, 2013 10:31 AM
UNDATED - The NBA trade deadline is this afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern time and there's usually a flurry of deals just before the deadline. A person familiar with the situation says the Houston Rockets have reached separate agreements on trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney... more »
February 18, 2013 11:08 AM
LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles Lakers' owner Jerry Buss has died at age 80. Spokesman Bob Steiner says Buss died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He'd been hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure. Buss shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships.... more »
February 13, 2013 10:35 AM
UNDATED - San Antonio, the winningest team in the NBA, is on the road for a game this evening in Cleveland. The Spurs, who have won nine of their last 10 games and are 41-12 on the season, are facing a Cavaliers club that has lost two straight and is... more »
February 11, 2013 10:51 AM
UNDATED - There are eight games on the NBA schedule tonight, with one team looking for an eighth straight victory.
The Boston Celtics have no time to rest after an exciting 118-114 triple overtime win over the Denver Nuggets last night. Tonight, they are in Charlotte to play the... more »
January 24, 2013 3:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Hornets confirmed what could be the worst-kept secret of 2013; they're changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The team made the announcement this afternoon in a nationally-streamed press conference.
Owner Tom Benson said in a promotional video it was the "perfect" symbol... more »
January 24, 2013 10:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets are a few hours away from the expected announcement that they're changing their name to the Pelicans.
A countdown clock on the team's website is ticking down to a 3 p.m. reveal, which is widely believed to be owner Tom Benson's rebranding... more »
January 24, 2013 10:38 AM
UNDATED - There are only three games being played tonight in the NBA. The Pacific Division leading Clippers take their 32-11 record to Phoenix to face the Suns while Atlantic Division leader New York is in Boston to play the Celtics. In the final game, Orlando is home to Toronto.... more »
January 23, 2013 5:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - People familiar with the decision say the New Orleans Hornets have decided to change their name to the Pelicans next season. The people spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets have not announced the decision. One person says the proposed name... more »
January 23, 2013 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says the Miami Heat will get personal congratulations from the basketball-fan-in-chief on their NBA championship. President Barack Obama plans to host the team at the White House Monday. The White House says he also will recognize their support of the military.
The players plan... more »
January 22, 2013 4:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Ryan Anderson scored 27 points and the New Orleans Hornets survived a second half without Anthony Davis in a 114-105 victory over Sacramento on Monday.
Anderson scored 17 points in the second quarter, making 5 of 8 3-point attempts, when the Hornets raced to a 64-39... more »
January 17, 2013 10:23 AM
UNDATED - Today's four-game NBA schedule tips off in London, where the Knicks and Pistons will have at it in the O2 Arena used for last summer's Olympics (3 p.m. Eastern).
New York is 24-13 and holds a two-game lead over Brooklyn atop the Atlantic Division standings. Detroit is... more »
January 16, 2013 10:32 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Love is expected to return sometime in March after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that the operation to repair Love's third and fourth metacarpal bones was successful. The procedure was done by Dr. Michelle Carson at the Hospital for Special... more »
January 11, 2013 10:39 AM
UNDATED - There are 11 games on the schedule this evening in the NBA. In Memphis the top two teams in the Southwest Division are squaring off as the Grizzlies play host to the Spurs. San Antonio comes in with a 2 ½ game lead over the Grizzlies. The 20-14... more »
January 7, 2013 4:41 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference has taken a major step backward since last year, when it was the home of the national champion and had the most NBA draft picks of any league. The SEC enters league play Tuesday with a losing record against each of the other five... more »
December 18, 2012 10:22 AM
UNDATED - The Golden State Warriors are back home following a sensational 6-1 road trip that included wins at Brooklyn, Miami and Atlanta. It was the team's best trip of at least six games since winning four of seven during the 1970-71 season. The East Coast trek has the Warriors... more »
December 17, 2012 10:43 AM
UNDATED - The Los Angeles Lakers can celebrate consecutive wins for the first time in nearly a month. Sunday night in Philadelphia Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a 111-98 win over the 76ers. Elsewhere, Jose Calderon had... more »
December 12, 2012 10:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jordan Crawford scored 26 points and the Washington Wizards spoiled the return of overall No. 1 pick Anthony Davis, beating the New Orleans Hornets 77-70 on Tuesday night.
Bradley Beal added 15 points for the Wizards, who trailed by as many as 13 and never led... more »
December 10, 2012 10:30 AM
UNDATED - The marquee game of the night in the NBA will be played in Miami as the Heat play host to Atlanta.
In the NBA's Southeast Division, Miami stands on top with a record of 13-5, while the Hawks are 12-5. Atlanta is red-hot, having won 9 of... more »
December 5, 2012 1:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Could the New Orleans Hornets be going through a name change?
Reports and speculation suggest a color scheme and name change could be coming for the NBA franchise.
Saints owner Tom Benson bought the Hornets this April for a reported $338 million in an attempt... more »
December 4, 2012 9:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Enjoy rooting for the Hornets? You'll have to change your chant.
The NBA team will likely go by the Pelicans next season.
Tom Benson recently bought the team. Benson also owns the Saints and a TV station in New Orleans.
The name isn't new to... more »
November 23, 2012 10:48 AM
UNDATED - It's back to basketball after the NBA took a day off yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving. Play resumes tonight with 12 games on the schedule including the two teams with the best record in the league. The Knicks visit Houston, while Memphis hosts the Lakers. New York and the... more »
November 14, 2012 8:19 AM
LOS ANGELES - Danny Green hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.3 seconds left, Tony Parker scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles 84-82 Tuesday night in the Lakers' first loss since firing coach Mike Brown.
After Pau Gasol missed a 3-pointer, Tiago Splitter's hustle prevented... more »
November 6, 2012 10:44 AM
UNDATED - The NBA schedule on election night consists of just three games.
In Chicago, the Bulls are playing host to Orlando. The visiting Magic may not have Dwight Howard any longer but they are going for their first 3-0 start to a season in three years. The Magic... more »
October 26, 2012 9:36 AM
NEW YORK - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.
Confident the NBA is in good shape and certain he has found someone who can... more »
October 25, 2012 3:39 PM
NEW YORK - NBA Commissioner David Stern has informed the NBA Board of Directors that he will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years to the day after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. Stern told owners during their two days... more »
July 24, 2012 9:44 AM
SHREVEPORT - Former NBA player Stromile Swift has been placed on probation for 18 months after pleading guilty to stalking a Shreveport woman. The District Attorney's Office tells The Times the 32-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to one count of stalking, and Judge Ramona Emanuel gave him a suspended six-month jail... more »
July 20, 2012 10:14 AM
LAS VEGAS - The NBA Board of Governors approved a new look for uniforms and a couple of changes in the use of video replay.
Commissioner David Stern met with the media Thursday after the Board of Governors held their annual summer meeting.
He said the league is... more »
July 19, 2012 1:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets will start the 2012-13 preseason with a long road trip.
The Bugs will take on the Orlando Magic in Mexico City.
The game will be played October 7 in the new Mexico City Arena.
Tickets go on sale July 20th. more »
June 15, 2012 11:03 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder finally faced a deficit even Kevin Durant couldn't rescue them from.
Another slow start put Oklahoma City down 16 almost from the start, and even Durant's 16-point fourth quarter wasn't enough to rally the Thunder back in a 100-96 loss to the... more »