Spurs cling on for victory over Sixers


The winless Philadelphia Sixers cut a 25-point, first-half deficit to just five in the closing minutes, before the San Antonio Spurs hung on for a 109-103 victory. Spurs 109, 76ers 103 Forward Kawhi Leonard scored 26-points, pulled in 10 rebounds

Paul shines as Clippers beat Heat


Chris Paul had 26 points and a game-high 12 assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Miami Heat. Clippers 110, Heat 93 Blake Griffin added 26 points, while center DeAndre Jordan contributed 12 points and a game-high 11

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Nov 30 (The Sports Xchange) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was reflective after returning from a two-game absence because of an undisclosed minor medical procedure. Popovich, 65, said he was happy to be back before meeting the host

Love powers Cavs to big win, Hornets lose ninth in a row


Round-up: Forward Kevin Love scored a season-high 28 points and added 10 rebounds as Cleveland won its third straight game. — — — Cavaliers 109, Pacers 97 Forward Kevin Love scored a season-high 28 points and added 10 rebounds as

Kobe leads Lakers to second win of season


Kobe Bryant scored 28 points to surpass 32,000 in his career and helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks, just their second victory this season. Lakers 114, Hawks 109 Bryant joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl

Grieving Red Star win as Real Madrid stutter


Red Star Belgrade boosted their hopes of reaching the Euroleague Top 16 with a 79-62 home win over Neptunas Klaipeda in a sombre atmosphere as the Serbian club mourned last week's death of a supporter killed in fan violence in

Gasol hails ‘pioneer’ Martin on crash death anniversary

Pau Gasol hailed Fernando Martin as the "pioneer" of Spanish NBA players on Wednesday, the 25th anniversary of the former Portland Trail Blazers centre's death in a car crash in Madrid. Martin, who spent most of his professional career at

FIBA clears Australia of World Cup deliberate defeat


Basketball Australia have welcomed the results of an investigation that cleared them of deliberately losing a game at the World Cup in September. Basketball's world governing body FIBA opened disciplinary proceedings against Australia over suspicions they had thrown a game

Evans spoils Durant’s season debut as Pelicans down Thunder


Tyreke Evans scored 15 consecutive fourth-quarter points en route to a season-high 30, as New Orleans ruined Kevin Durant's season debut with a 112-104 victory over Oklahoma City at the Smoothie King Center. Pelicans 112, Thunder 104 Pelicans forward Anthony