Kevin Durant scored 21 points to lead six double-figure scorers for defending NBA champion Golden State and the Warriors pulled away in the third quarter to beat Utah 126-101 on Wednesday. The Warriors hit 33-of-46 shots in the second half, outscoring the Jazz 42-22 in the third quarter to blow open a close game in which Durant — who added six rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots — didn’t play in the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Durant leads Warriors over Utah, Cavaliers fall to Kings”

Former star NBA point guards Steve Nash and Jason Kidd head the list of first-time eligible candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2018, the organization said Thursday. Canada’s Nash, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player with the Phoenix Suns, ranks third in the NBA history with 10,335 assists. Kidd, the current… Continue reading “Nash, Kidd among basketball Hall of Fame 2018 nominees”

SUNRISE, Fla. — Junior guard Marcquise Reed scored 22 points and reached a milestone on Saturday afternoon, leading Clemson to a 71-69 upset win over 22nd-ranked Florida in the annual Orange Bowl Classic at the BB&T Center. … more month. … Clemson plays host to rival South Carolina on Tuesday. While Clemson has missed the NCAA Tournament six straight years, South Carolina reached the 2017 Final Four. … Florida plays James… Continue reading “Clemson topples No. 22 Florida”

12-12-17-rodman Dennis Rodman joined Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s “The Late Show” to reveal some things about his outlandish relationship with Kim Jong-un. RELATED: Dennis Rodman thinks he’s the best chance at fixing Trump and Kim Jong-un’s relationship Watch the video The 56-year-old NBA Hall of Famer and the dictator have shared a bizarre friendship for years thanks to a mutual interest in basketball. Continue reading “Dennis Rodman finally realizes what everyone else already knows about Kim Jong-un”

Chris Smith, the New Jersey native, former Louisville standout and one-time Knicks guard, was once best-known as J.R. Smith’s younger brother. Now Smith’s story–and faith–have changed that. Chris Smith is now Ariel Smith, a name change brought upon by a conversion to Orthodox Jewish faith. As detailed in a conversation with the New York Post, Smith… Continue reading “Ex-Knick, N.J. star making basketball comeback with new name, religion”