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NBA wRap: Harden outplays LeBron, Houston wins in OT

Mar 02, 2015 - 1:45 PM

LeBron misses two free throws with 0 4 seconds left in overtime handing the Rockets the win

NEW KING JAMES? James Harden shoots over LeBron James, leads the Rockets in win over the Cavaliers. Photo from the NBA Official Facebook page

NBA wRap: Harden goes off as Rockets beat Suns

Feb 11, 2015 - 4:26 PM

James Harden strengthened his case for NBA MVP consideration by scoring 40 points for the second straight game in a near triple double

THE HARDEN WAY. A case can be made that James Harden is the most formidable offensive player in the league. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Pelicans end Hawks' winning streak

Feb 03, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Atlanta plays catch up all game as New Orleans led by rising All Star Anthony Davis end the Hawks winning streak at 19

SHOW STOPPER. New Orleans' Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Atlanta's Jeff Teague as the Pelicans end the Hawks' streak at 19. New Orleans Pelicans Facebook Page

NBA wRap: Wiggins battles LeBron to a draw, but Cavs win

Feb 01, 2015 - 3:05 PM

Rajon Rondo gets knocked out Josh Smith gets booed in Detroit and Coach Pop gets hit in the head by a ball This and more on today s NBA wRap

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NBA wRap: Aldridge surprise return leads Portland to victory

Jan 25, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Aldridge supposed to be sidelined due to a hand injury delivers 26 points 9 rebounds and 3 assists as Portland takes down Washington

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NBA wRap: NBA celebrates MLK Day

Jan 20, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The New York Knicks end their 16 game losing streak while Chicago and Cleveland dueled to highlight a busy MLK Day in the NBA

UNCLE DREW STRIKES. Kyrie Irving finished with 18 points and 12 assists as Cleveland defeated Chicago. Photo by Jason Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

NBA wRap: Harden burns former team as Rockets win

Jan 16, 2015 - 3:27 PM

The Bucks spoil Melo s return Harden nearly gets a triple double and LeBron and Kobe meet in a showdown of legends

FEAR THE BEARD. James Harden made his former team pay as he led the Rockets to victory. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Butler is clutch as Bulls win 7th straight

Dec 30, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Jimmy Butler hit a wide open shot in the corner with 1:07 left to help the Bulls thwart a Pacers comeback attempt

CLUTCH. Jimmy Butler squares up for a jumper that gives the Bulls a win over the Pacers. Photo from the Facebook page of the NBA on ESPN

NBA wRap: Rockets take flight in J-Smoove's debut

Dec 27, 2014 - 3:29 PM

Josh Smith scores 21 points off the bench in his Houston debut Rajon Rondo shines as a Maverick with a near triple double and more on today s NBA wRap

HOT START. Josh Smith debuts for the Houston Rockets with 21 points and 8 rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies. Photo by Joe Murphy/AFP

NBA wRap: Wade, Heat win in LeBron's return to Miami

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:29 PM

There s no love lost between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the two hug it out before the Heat take down the Cavs

REUNION. Former teammates LeBron James (L) and Dwyane Wade (R) were all smiles at the sidelines as LeBron returned to Miami for the Heat vs Cavs Christmas showdown. Photo from the NBA on ESPN Facebook page

NBA wRap: Mavs beat Spurs in Rondo's debut

Dec 21, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Rajon Rondo dishes his usual stat stuffing numbers while Monta Ellis went off for 39 points as the Mavs gave the Spurs its third straight setback

GETTING ALONG. Monta Ellis (L) and Rajon Rondo (R) play well to help the Mavs beat the Spurs. Photo from the NBA's Official Facebook page

NBA wRap: Spurs lose in triple OT again

Dec 20, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Damian Lillard explodes for 43 points as Portland sends San Antonio to its second straight triple overtime loss

DAME'S GOT GAME. Portland's Damian Lillard (R) drives against San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (C). Photo by D. Clarke Evans / NBAE / Getty Images / AFP

NBA wRap: Kerr makes history as Warriors win 14th straight

Dec 11, 2014 - 4:03 PM

History was made in the Bay Area for Steve Kerr as his Warriors beat the Houston Rockets to earn the best coaching record for a newcomer through 21 games

GOLDEN PERFORMANCE. Steve Kerr’s selection as Golden State Warriors coach was criticized by some but his performance has been history-making so far. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Griffin delivers at the buzzer

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Chris Paul inbounds the ball to Blake Griffin who faked a pass back before stepping back for the game winning 3 pointer

LA Clippers' Blake Griffin glides for a layup against the Phoenix Suns. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA wRap: Cleveland gets payback vs New York

Dec 05, 2014 - 6:21 PM

Kyrie Irving puts on a show at Madison Square Garden while Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis figured in a duel out in the West

GAME-WINNER. Kyrie Irving (C) blows by Iman Shumper (L) and makes a layup over Amare Stoudemire (R) to seal the win for the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

NBA wRap: Curry breaks Magic hearts with game-winner

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:57 PM

Kevin Durant makes his NBA return the Mavs and Bulls need an extra 10 minutes to decide a winner while Curry needs just a few seconds to break hearts

LITTLE BIG MAN. Stephen Curry of Golden State was clutch against Orlando. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Grizzlies own Clippers in Western Conference showdown

Nov 24, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The Clippers had no answer for Marc Gasol who drops 30 points 12 rebounds and 2 blocks as the Grizzlies go on to win big 107 91

Marc Gasol leads the Grizzlies to a lopsided win over the Clippers. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA wRap: Anthony Davis explodes for 43 points

Nov 23, 2014 - 7:22 PM

Anthony Davis records career high vs the Jazz Chandler Parsons underwhelming return to Houston and Cavs continue to struggle as they fall to the Raptors

Anthony Davis, who scored a career-high 43 points against the Jazz, soars for the slam. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA wRap: Cavs, Lakers lose again in day of blowouts

Nov 22, 2014 - 6:25 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers fall to playoff contender Washington Wizards while the Lakers struggled mightily against the Mavericks

STRUGGLING. LeBron James's (L) Cleveland Cavaliers and Kobe Bryant's (R) LA Lakers continue to struggle in the young NBA Season. LeBron photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP , Kobe photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA wRap: LeBron fumbles as Spurs beat Cavs

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:21 PM

LeBron James loses the game for the Cavs as he fumbles a dribble at halfcourt and turns the ball over in the dying seconds

DISAPPOINTED. LeBron James reacts after being called for a foul during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Kobe makes history again

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Kobe increases his career scoring total to 32 000 points – and inches to closer to Michael Jordan s 32 292 – as the Lakers claim a much needed win over Atlanta

ANOTHER MILESTONE. Kobe Bryant (L), seen here stealing the ball away from Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (R), records 32,000-point of his career. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA wRap: Bulls sans Rose and Gasol embarrass Clippers

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:51 PM

No Rose No Gasol no problem for the Bulls pulling off an impressive win over Western Conference contender LA Clippers

JIMMY BUCKETS. Jimmy Butler (C) looks for help while defended by Los Angeles Clippers players Chris Paul (L) and Blake Griffin (R). Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA wRap: Kobe scores 44 but Lakers lose again

Nov 17, 2014 - 3:36 PM

The Knicks halt their 7 game losing streak Chris Bosh shoots bricks in a Miami loss and Kobe Bryant drops 44 points in another losing cause

NOT ENOUGH. Kobe Bryant dropped 44 points on the Warriors but it still wasn't enough for a win as the Lakers fell to 1-9. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

NBA wRap: Cavs on fire, Stephenson slaps himself

Nov 16, 2014 - 6:50 PM

The Cavs go 9 9 from three point land in the first quarter Lance Stephenson introduces the slap flop

DOWNTOWN KING. LeBron James shoots one of the four triples he made as the Cavaliers beat the Hawks. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: New Orleans sets records, Duncan milestone

Nov 15, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The Pelicans could do no wrong in a win vs the Tmberwolves while Tim Duncan scores 25 000th point of his career

NEAR-PERFECT. Jrue Holiday, seen here attacking the basket, shoots 9/10 from the field in their game vs Minnesota. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

NBA wRap: Derrick Rose gets hurt again

Nov 14, 2014 - 5:54 PM

Derrick Rose goes down with a hamstring injury Courtney Lee hits a game winning reverse layup alley oop

HURT AGAIN. Derrick Rose, seen here taking a layup, goes down again, this time with a hamstring injury. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

NBA wRap: Blazers' 84 points in first half

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:25 PM

The last time any team scored that much in the first half was during March 25 2011 when Golden State led against Toronto

Damian Lillard, seen here driving vs Utah's Trey Burke, scores 27 points on 4/5 shooting fron downtown. File photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA wRap: Kobe and Dirk make history

Nov 12, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Kobe now holds record for most missed shots in NBA history while Dirk Nowitzki passes Hakeem Olajuwon as highest scoring international player

Kobe Bryant (L) and Dirk Nowitzki (R) both broke NBA records on November 13, 2014. File photos by EPA.

NBA wRap: CP3 pulls a Chris Webber, Cavs Big 3 dominate

Nov 11, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Chris Paul calls an excess timeout that cost the Clippers the game while the Cavs Big 3 all put up huge numbers in their win vs the Pelicans

MENTAL LAPSE. Chris Paul, seen here talking to a game official, calls a timeout but forgot his team didn't have any left. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA wRap: Dwight takes flight as Rockets remain unbeaten

Nov 07, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Dwight Howard takes flight on 6 alley oop plays and dominates the paint with 32 points and 16 rebounds

DOMINANT. Dwight Howard was a beast in the paint in their game against the Spurs. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA wRap: Chris Paul triple-double, Mavs vs Celtics shootout

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:39 PM

CP3 gets his first triple double as a Clipper and Mavericks outshoot Celtics from downtown This and more on the November 4 edition of Rappler’s NBA wrap

DYNAMIC DUO. Chris Paul (L) tallies his first triple double as a Clipper while Blake Griffin (R) scores 31 points to lead all scorers. File photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

NBA wRap: Heat, Warriors remain unbeaten at 3-0

Nov 03, 2014 - 2:32 PM

DeMarcus Cousins dominates the Clippers front line Klay Thompson posterizes Robin Lopez and Miami proves they can win without LeBron More in the November 3 edition of the NBA wRap

SPLASH DOWN. Klay Thompson continued his stellar play, hitting the game-clinching shot against Portland. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

NBA wRap: LeBron, Cavs take round one against Bulls

Nov 01, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Kobe s reverse dunk Rudy Gay s offensive explosion and the Cavs first win of LeBron s return More in the November 1 edition of the NBA wRap

LeBron James blows past Taj Gibson as he wins his first game in his return to Cleveland. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

NBA wRap: Westbrook a hero, Kidd fined $50K

Dec 02, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Russell Westbrook s triple at the buzzer gives OKC the win but Jason Kidd s spilled drink only gets him a 50K fine

HERO. Russell Westbrook was the hero for the Oklahoma City Thunder as he sank an incredible game-winning triple against the Golden State Warriors. File Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA