Bryon Scott won’t return to coach Lakers

Feb 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott looks on during the first half against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Scott coached the Lakers for the two worst seasons in the 16-time NBA champion franchise’s history, going 38-126. The Lakers are making a clean break from the Kobe Bryant era by firing the coach who shepherded the superstar guard’s farewell season, but couldn’t coax many wins out of an otherwise dismal roster. Los Angeles finished with the NBA’s second-worst record ... Read More »

These Spurs as silent (and dangerous) as ever


“We like to fly under the radar,” guard Danny Green said the other day. “That’s our preference. Our style of play, I’m sure, even if we were at the top and had the historic numbers, just the way we are, how boring we are, how people say we’re boring, we’d still fly under the radar regardless, just how we conduct ... Read More »

Cavs move on, Pistons learn lessons in first round

Apr 24, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The veteran Cavaliers got tested, their taste for playoff basketball renewed by a scrappy rival that stayed close, played physical and pushed the defending conference champions right up till the final second of the final game. But they got all that done in the minimum possible time, 192 minutes stretched across eight days. Which meant: No extra games. No additional ... Read More »

Warriors take control, but real score is Curry’s status

Mar 11, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts between plays against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

HOUSTON — Each time they took the court from way back in October and painted another fantastic masterpiece, they were creating a new art form that couldn’t be contained by the edges of the canvas. They weren’t competing against opponents so much as their own imaginations, blasting to an NBA record 24-0 start and zooming through the finish line of ... Read More »