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At ESPY Awards, NBA Stars Plead for End to Gun Violence

LeBron James won five trophies

(Newser) - LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling, the AP reports. The show honoring the year's best athletes and sports moments opened... More »

NBA Bans Sterling for Life

Fined $2.5M; owners may force him to sell the team

(Newser) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver dropped the hammer on LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling today, announcing that the league was banning Sterling for life from "any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA." Sterling will not be allowed to attend any NBA games or practices, be involved in... More »

Obama, NBA Stars Play Hoops for Troops

'Wounded warriors' watch; reporters boxed out

(Newser) - President Obama played basketball today with a constellation of NBA stars and a ringer from the national champion UConn women's team. Service members injured in action and participants in the White House mentoring program watched, but the press pool waited outside, the Washington Post reports. Retired stars Magic Johnson and... More »

LeBron Leaning Toward Miami

Odds for Knicks, Cavs plunge

(Newser) - LeBron James has pretty much decided he’ll be joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, sources tell Chris Broussard of ESPN . Of course, James won’t make any announcement before his special tonight at 9pm Eastern—which just happens to be on ESPN—so there’s time for... More »

NBA Stars Turn to 'Hoops Whisperer' for Help

(Newser) - Idan Ravin has never played or coached competitive basketball. He has no formal basketball training. Yet somehow, this mild-mannered, 38-year-old Jewish ex-lawyer is one of the NBA’s most sought-after personal trainers, known in basketball circles as “the Hoops Whisperer,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Ravin’s workouts... More »

B-Ball Stars Say Obama's Got Game

Hoopsters pick apart presidential skills in CNN roundtable

(Newser) - Basketball stars of today and yesterday have dissected President Barack Obama’s game on CNN, the Swamp blog reports. "He's smart at the game," Magic Johnson said today, watching a clip of the president shooting hoops. “He sees the play before it develops. That is how he... More »

Spurs Keep Hopes Alive; Win Over Hornets

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs' Big Three came through, but they'll still have to win one on the road to keep their title defense alive. Manu Ginobili scored 25 points, Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Tony Parker added 15 points in the Spurs' 99-80 victory over the... More »

Duncan Scores 22 as Spurs Even Series

(Newser) - Tim Duncan had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Hornets 100-80 tonight in Game 4 to even the Western Conference semifinals at 2-2. Tony Parker added 21 points for the Spurs, who led nearly the entire game and are assured of a... More »

San Antonio Fights Back; Gets Needed Win

(Newser) - There was no third-quarter breakdown for the San Antonio Spurs last night, just the desperate play of a team whose quest for a second straight NBA title was on the line. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili both scored 31 points to lead the Spurs to a 110-99 victory over the... More »

Hornets Put Spurs in Big Hole

Paul scores 30 as New Orleans grabs 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 30 points and 12 assists, leading the New Orleans Hornets to a 102-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs last night and a 2-0 lead in their second-round series. Peja Stojakovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points for the Hornets, who've won both games by wide... More »

Hornets Hand Mavs First-Round Exit

Chris Paul tallies triple-double as Dallas's furious fourth-quarter rally falls short

(Newser) - Byron Scott accepted his NBA coach of the year award, then guided his team to the second round of the playoffs. Chris Paul had 24 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets held on for a 99-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night to... More »

Mavs on Brink of Another Early Exit

New Orleans goes up 3-1 over Dallas in first-round playoff series

(Newser) - David West let out his pent-up frustration over a poor Game 3 with a determined effort Sunday, scoring 10 of his 24 points in a quick stretch early in the second half to help the New Orleans Hornets pull away for a 97-84 victory and a 3-1 lead in the... More »

Nowitzki, Terry Pull Mavs Back Into Series

Ten-point win over New Orleans gives Dallas new life

(Newser) - Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks finally made the Hornets look like playoff novices, pestering Chris Paul and David West to go a combined 6-for-30 well into the fourth quarter on the way to a 97-87 victory in Game 3. Nowitzki had 32 points, 19 rebounds and six assists to pull... More »

Chris Paul Picks Mavs Apart, Again

New Orleans takes 2-0 series lead after 127-103 blowout

(Newser) - First the brilliant playoff debut, then the encore. Chris Paul had 32 points and a franchise playoff-record 17 assists, leading New Orleans to a 127-103 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that gave the Hornets a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. The old record was 15 assists,... More »

Paul Shines in Playoff Debut as Hornets Win

Star has 25 points, 10 assists to lead comeback over Dallas

(Newser) - So much for playoff experience. Chris Paul had 35 points and 10 assists in his first career playoff game last night, lifting the New Orleans Hornets to a 104-92 come-from-behind victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their first-round series. David West also  scored 23 points to help... More »

Hornets Roll Past Clippers to Clinch Southwest Division

Rookie Thornton scores 26 in loss

(Newser) - David West scored 32 and Chris Paul had 12 during a decisive run in the third quarter as the New Orleans Hornets clinched the Southwest Division by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 114-92 on Tuesday night. The Hornets will have at least the No. 2 seed in the playoffs in... More »

Paul Leads Hornets Past Wolves

New Orleans hands Minnesota sixth straight loss

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 19 points and 16 assists, and the New Orleans Hornets bounced back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-90 Wednesday night. Peja Stojakovic scored 24 points and David West had 22 for the Hornets, who scored just 66 points in a loss to Utah on Tuesday. Rashad McCants... More »

Okur, Jazz Win in New Orleans

Paul loses matchup with Williams in 77-66 clunker

(Newser) - Mehmet Okur had 22 points and 17 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz snap the New Orleans Hornets' 11-game home winning streak, 77-66 on Tuesday night. Deron Williams had 16 assists and outplayed Chris Paul as the Jazz took a 20-point lead early in the fourth quarter and cruised from... More »

Paul's Triple-Double Lifts Hornets

MVP chants heard as New Orleans sets franchise wins record

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 16 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets tied a franchise record for single-season victories with 54 in a 108-96 defeat of the Golden State Warriors. It was the fourth career triple double for Paul, who inspired chants of M-V-P from a sellout... More »

Hornets Clinch Playoff Spot

Become the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 33 points and 15 assists, and the New Orleans Hornets became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth by beating the New York Knicks 118-110 on Friday night. Jamal Crawford had 29 points for the Knicks, who have lost 17 of 19 but stayed... More »

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