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NCAA Record: 138 Points by One Player in One Game

Grinell's Jack Taylor shatters decades-old collegiate record

(Newser) - A Grinnell College sophomore launched himself into the record books last night after scoring 138 points in a single basketball game. Jack Taylor took a dizzying 108 shots during the game, which averages out to one attempt every 20 seconds, reports the AP , securing his team's 179-104 victory over... More »

Dream Team Holds Off Spain, 107-100

US men's basketball outlasts dogged underdogs

(Newser) - Kevin Durant scored 30 points, LeBron James added 19, and the US men's basketball team defended its Olympic title, holding off stubborn Spain 107-100 today for the gold medal—just as the Americans did in 2008. Kobe Bryant added 17 for the US, which only led by one point... More »

Thunder Drops Game 3 to Heat

Big mistakes result in 91-85 Thunder loss

(Newser) - The lead was 10, the building was quiet, it was late in the third quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder were on the cusp of grabbing command of the NBA Finals again. Then the mistakes started. Soon, it was the Miami Heat taking the lead in this championship series—and... More »

LeBron Sprain Rattles Team USA

Forward leaves Olympic practice after injuring right ankle

(Newser) - Team USA got a shock last night when LeBron James sprained his right ankle in a practice scrimmage in a high school gym, reports the Los Angeles Times. Team officials said it was a minor injury, but the star will be carefully evaluated today. His Beijing-bound teammates were optimistic James... More »

Sonics' Durant Named Rookie of the Year

Seattle's star guard joins mentor LeBron in honored group

(Newser) - Kevin Durant was so excited to learn he had just won the NBA Rookie of the Year award, he went back to sleep. That's what seven months and 82 games—more than double the amount the lanky 19-year-old had played in any previous season—can do to a teenager. More »

At Likely Seattle Finale, Boos Amid Sonic Boom

NBA franchise appears headed for Oklahoma City after arena impasse

(Newser) - Amid a playoff-type atmosphere, the Seattle SuperSonics rallied to win their final game of the season—and, USA Today reports, likely their final game in Seattle. If the NBA's board of governors gives owner Clay Bennett the go-ahead this week, the team will be on its way to Oklahoma City... More »

Sonics Beat Mavericks 99-95

Seattle gets win in what is possibly its last ever home game there

(Newser) - Rookie Kevin Durant scored twice in the final 45 seconds, and the Sonics rallied from a six-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-95 on Sunday night. It was quite possibly the last time the Sonics took the floor in Seattle and this squad will... More »

Rockets Beat SuperSonics 103-80

Houston hands Seattle 18th loss in last 20 games

(Newser) - Rafer Alston scored 18 points and Luis Scola added 13 points and 12 rebounds as the Houston Rockets, playing without Tracy McGrady, easily beat the Seattle SuperSonics 103-80 on Wednesday night. McGrady sat out with a sore left shoulder that's bothered him for more than a week, but the Rockets... More »

Suns Battle Sonics for 6th Straight Success

Clippers can't keep up with Warriors, T'wolves shock Grizz with rally

(Newser) - The Sonics tried desperately to reverse their trend of 12 losses in 13 games, and with the Suns giving up 17 turnovers in the first half alone, that feat seemed possible, the Arizona Republic reports. But Phoenix rallied past their own dreadful defense to shoot 57%, with 15 three-pointers, on... More »

Vet Warriors Top Rookie Sonics

Ellis, Davis outshine Durant, Green in 105-99 result

(Newser) - The Seattle SuperSonics, though one of the NBA's worst teams, played competitive basketball in the first half of their game against Golden State last night. But the Warriors surged in the third quarter to leave the Sonics behind 105-99, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Baron Davis (20 points) and Monta... More »

Bryant Gets Boot in Sonics' Loss

Star can't stop arguing with ref, but team doesn't suffer

(Newser) - Seattle never had a chance to get close to the Lakers in last night's 111-91 loss, not even once Kobe Bryant had left the game on his second technical foul. Bryant had pulled together 21 points and 10 assists when he got the first whistle in the third quarter for... More »

Sonics Give Blazers Tit for Tat

99-87 win comes on heels of hard-fought loss

(Newser) - The night after a close Trail Blazers victory over the SuperSonics in Portland, the two teams moved to Seattle to battle again, and everything changed. The Sonics had little trouble dispatching the Blazers 99-87, combining 17 points from Kevin Durant with five other double-digit contributions in an all-team effort, reports... More »

Blazers Best Depleted Sonics

Trade-lightened Seattle can't go the distance in 92-88 loss

(Newser) - The Trail Blazers pulled up from a five-game losing streak with a hard-fought 92-88 victory over the SuperSonics, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. With chunks of their team traded away, the Sonics battled to a 74-73 lead before losing the advantage for good with nine minutes remaining. Kevin Durant threw in... More »

Hawks Welcome Bibby With Sloppy Loss

Kings break down Blazers, Grizzlies fall just short of Sonics

(Newser) - Mike Bibby proved not to be the panacea that Atlanta was hoping for—at least not yet—as his old rivals the Lakers trounced the Hawks 122-93. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol each put up 23 points for Los Angeles, while Bibby's five points and three assists came on 16... More »

Passionless Pistons Fall to Bulls, Gordon

Rockets shock Spurs with T-Mac back, Mavs hand Sonics 10th loss

(Newser) - The Bulls helped the Pistons drop their fifth game of the last nine, as lackluster Detroit starters and a hot Chicago bench combined for a 97-81 result. Ben Gordon had 33 points and Andres Nocioni 21 for the Bulls, as no one but Chauncey Billups (27 points) really produced for... More »

Hornets Smash Lagging Sonics 123-92

Hawks struggle against win-hungry Bucks, come up short 87-80

(Newser) - The Hornets were up by 19 points at halftime last night, and although Seattle briefly showed some spark in a 15-4 third-quarter run, the Sonics fell further behind to lose by their familiarly large margin. The 123-92 win featured 21 rebounds from New Orleans center Tyson Chandler, 17 of those... More »

Kobe Sinks Sonics' Hopes in OT

123-121 win comes courtesy of Bryant's 6 unanswered points

(Newser) - Kurt Thomas' two missed free throws in overtime left the door open for the Lakers, and Kobe Bryant came charging through it to score the final six points of the game and put away the Sonics, 123-121. Bryant had a season-high 48 points; LA's next-highest scorer was Ronny Tuiaf with... More »

Mavs Too Much for Struggling Sonics

as Seattle's on-court woes, and losing ways continue

(Newser) - The Seattle faithful let their team hear it, as the Sonics suffered an embarrassing 90-70 loss to the Mavericks last night. The loss marks Seattle's sixth straight, and fourth straight blow-out, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Dirk Nowitzki had a game-high 20 points for Dallas, and went 10-for-10 from the free-throw... More »

Blazers Stay Red Hot, Muffle Sonics 89-79

Durant shines in first Christmas showcase; team, alas, does not

(Newser) - So much for the Christmas gift of watching Oden versus Durant. Instead, Seattle's rookie phenom got to face an Oden-less Portland team on a 10-game winning streak, and while Kevin Durant led all scorers with 23 points, the remarkable Trail Blazers—a 50-game loser last year—nabbed a win. More »

T-Mac Pilots Rockets Past Pistons 80-77

Bobcats rally late to beat Clips, Knicks' struggles continue in loss to Sonics

(Newser) - The poor shooting was contagious in Houston as the Pistons shot 36 percent from the field and the Rockets shot a mind-numbing 27 percent from the charity stripe in Houston’s 80-77 win. The Rockets started out just 1-for-15 from the line, but made five of their last seven to... More »

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