Although Kobe Bryant has coined his own nicknames before, his latest self-created moniker seemed particularly appropriate after an intoxicating performance against Atlanta.
Kobe Bryant drove past Josh Smith and rose up with the athleticism of a player half his age, throwing down an arena-rocking, one-handed dunk. A few possessions later, Bryant drove right at Smith and willed a layup over the taller defender for the Los Angeles Lakers’ winning points.
David West and George Hill came to Indiana to make the Pacers title contenders.
After losing four of five games, Coach P. J. Carlesimo is struggling to come up with productive rotations as the season winds down.
The Thunder beat the Clippers in a showdown of two of the best teams in the Western Conference, and the Spurs, without Tony Parker, routed the Pistons.
John Wall has longed for the opportunity he received Sunday night, though likely not in the way he got it.
Manu Ginobili scored 17 points, Tim Duncan had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs routed the Detroit Pistons 114-75 on Sunday night despite playing without All-Star point guard Tony Parker.
Kenyon Martin has said and done the right things since joining the Knicks on a 10-day contract. The Knicks must decide Monday whether to keep him around for a bit longer.
Chandler Parsons scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-13 shooting and the Houston Rockets snapped a nine-game losing streak to Dallas with an easy 136-103 win over the Mavericks on Sunday night.
Guard J. R. Smith continued his poor shooting against the Heat, hitting only three of a game-high 14 3-point attempts, and made critical turnovers in the loss.
As long as LeBron James plays for the Miami Heat, the Knicks and their fans face an ultimately grim future.
John Salmons scored 22 points and Jason Thompson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings in a 119-83 victory over the slumping Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.
A research paper presented at the M.I.T. Sloan and Sports Analytics Conference showcases a method for assessing basket protection.
Tayshaun Prince had 14 points and Marc Gasol added 12 points and 11 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies cruised to a 108-82 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.
Toby Rolfes, a lawyer from Cologne, Germany, visited Barclays Center to cheer for his countryman Dirk Nowitzki when the Mavericks played the Nets.
Led by LeBron James, who brushed off a knee injury and scored 29 points, Miami overcame a double-digit deficit to beat the Knicks for the first time this season.
With Oklahoma City trying to hold off another marquee team, Russell Westbrook took charge â?? in the huddle. He urged his Thunder teammates to keep their composure, set screens and play defense.
There were two convincing statements made on Sunday at Madison Square Garden; the Miami Heat is the NBA’s best team and LeBron James is still the best player on the planet. The latter has plenty to do with the former as LeBron scored 12 fourth quarter points.
LeBron Jame marched like a soldier on parade on Sunday afternoon after bombing in a 3-pointer, and a little while later he was stealing a mindless J.R. Smith pass and sealing the Knicks’ fate with a monster breakaway dunk that they must have loved back in South Beach.
More than an hour after the Knicks had been humbled by the Miami Heat on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony ambled over to his locker with an amused look.