Basketball

NBA commissioner lauds refs, players for airing…

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league's players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship

All-Stars collide in LA with teams picked by…

The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams

Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball…

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Migos star shines in celebrity game, Watson does…

Migos star shines in celebrity game, Watson does double duty

2 Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising…

Pair of Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game

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Simmons, Mitchell and young NBA phenoms set for…

Simmons, Mitchell and young NBA phenoms set for Rising Stars

Races too close to call at NBA All-Star break

NBA's races could be closer than ever at All-Star break

Gibson, Butler lead Timberwolves rally past Lakers, 119-111

Gibson, Butler lead Timberwolves in rally past Lakers for 119-111 victory entering All-Star break

Nuggets make 24 3-pointers, beat Bucks 134-123

Nikola Jokic recorded a triple-double in the first half, and Denver matched a franchise record for made 3-pointers with 24 in win over Bucks

Welts pours longtime love of NBA, experience into…

Golden State's Rick Welts pours longtime love of NBA, experience into new arena

James' 37 lead Cavaliers past Thunder 120-112

James' 37 lead Cavaliers past Thunder 120-112

Jazz win 11th straight, beating Suns 107-97

Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Royce O'Neale had a career-high 19 and the Utah Jazz won their 11th straight game, beating the Phoenix Suns 107-97

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Davis leads Pelicans' rout of Lakers

Davis goes for 42 points, 15 rebounds as New Orleans Pelicans beat Los Angeles Lakers 139-117

Hill, Driesell among Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

LeBron James to produce new "House Party" movie

LeBron James to produce fresh version of "House Party" movie franchise

NBA players step toward equality in limited…

NBA players step toward equality in limited edition sneakers

George, Westbrook's triple-double lead OKC past Grizzlies

Paul George scored 28 points, Russell Westbrook registered another triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder survived a late Memphis rally to defeat the Grizzlies 121-114

Pacers win 3rd straight, hand Nets 7th straight loss

Victor Oladipo scored 25 points, Corey Joseph added 15 points and 11 assists, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-103

Jazz rally in 4th quarter, edge Spurs for 10th…

Donovan Mitchell helps Jazz rally past Spurs 101-99 for 10th straight win

Towns scores 29 points, Wolves rally to beat…

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 29 points, Jeff Teague added 12 points and 10 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame an uncharacteristic sloppy performance at home to beat the Sacramento Kings 111-106

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Jordan has 30 points and 13 rebounds, Clippers beat Celtics

DeAndre Jordan had 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 129-119 night for their fourth victory in five games

Lowry leads Raptors to 7th win in row, 122-98 over Bulls

Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 10 assists, Serge Ibaka also scored 20 points and the Toronto Raptors cruised into the All-Star break with their seventh straight victory, 122-98 over the Chicago Bulls

The Sacramento Bee, Jason Jones column