Dec 25, 2010 18:59 EST
New-look Orlando tops Boston 86-78 to snap Celtics' 14-game streak. The remolded Magic are the NBA's new streak-busters.
Dec 25, 2010 18:08 EST
AP News in Brief. Pope on Christmas Day urged Catholics in China, Iraq to have courage when facing persecution
Dec 25, 2010 13:53 EST
Magic's Stan Van Gundy no Scrooge this Christmas, jokes NBA should increase holiday games. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has gone from being a Scrooge about playing on Christmas to perhaps spreading a little too much holiday cheer.
Dec 25, 2010 13:40 EST
Sports deaths in 2010: Wooden, Steinbrenner reshaped their games with distinctive voices. He was The Boss, and George Steinbrenner came to revel in all it would suggest.
Dec 24, 2010 17:26 EST
The retooled Orlando Magic knocked off NBA leaders San Antonio on Thursday, and have their sights set now on the league's number two team when they host Boston on Christmas Day.
Dec 24, 2010 13:57 EST
Celtics, Magic rematch of Eastern Conference finals has a Christmas Day twist. Celtics coach Doc Rivers remembers when Boston overhauled its roster three years ago. Sure, the talent was there with the Big Three. So were the questions.
Dec 23, 2010 22:54 EST
Newcomer Arenas has big night to help Magic snap Spurs' winning streak in 123-101 victory. Gilbert Arenas had 14 points and nine assists off the bench, and the reconstructed Orlando Magic cruised past San Antonio 123-101 on Thursday night to snap the Spurs' 10-game winning streak.
Dec 23, 2010 18:21 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paul Silas hopes to energize the Charlotte Bobcats with a more up-tempo style after taking over as interim coach from defensive-minded Larry Brown.
Dec 23, 2010 11:26 EST
Setting aside injuries and cold shooting, the Boston Celtics won their 14th NBA game in a row, holding off Philadelphia 84-80 thanks in part to 22 points from Ray Allen.
Dec 22, 2010 23:21 EST
Allen scores 22 points to lead Celtics to 14th straight victory, 84-80 over 76ers. There's something about the Boston Celtics' 14-game winning streak that doesn't seem quite right to coach Doc Rivers.
Dec 22, 2010 21:14 EST
Big Al's back: Jefferson returns to Minnesota for first time since being traded to Jazz. Al Jefferson will always have love for Minnesota and the Timberwolves. This is where he made a name for himself as one of the best low post players in the NBA, signed a $65 million contract and saw his No. 25 jersey on the backs of fans all over Target Center.
Dec 22, 2010 16:28 EST
Bah, humbug? Heat seem to agree with Lakers' Phil Jackson's hope for no NBA games on Christmas. Phil Jackson and LeBron James agree: Christmas Day games are not the ideal holiday gift.
Dec 22, 2010 00:06 EST
With visit from Heat looming, Lakers coach Phil Jackson still dislikes Christmas games. Phil Jackson says humbug to the NBA's Christmas schedule.
Dec 21, 2010 23:09 EST
Caron Butler leads Dallas Mavericks past new-look Orlando Magic 105-99 for Florida sweep. All the uncertainty around Orlando couldn't have worked out better for the Dallas Mavericks.
Dec 20, 2010 21:17 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Decades of frustration gave way to wild celebrations across the United States this year as three struggling teams won their professional league championships to give new hope to the battlers in an age where money and commercialism rule supreme.
Dec 19, 2010 18:00 EST
Dec 19, 2010 17:27 EST
Paul Pierce scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and passed off 12 assists to power the Boston Celtics past Indiana 99-88 on Sunday for their 13th NBA victory in a row.
Dec 19, 2010 15:52 EST
Pierce has 18 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds as Celtics beat Pacers for 13th straight win. Paul Pierce had his seventh career triple-double and Boston extended its winning streak to 13 games by holding off the Indiana Pacers 99-88 on Sunday.
Dec 19, 2010 06:17 EST
Magic acquire Arenas, Turkoglu, Richardson with pair of trades in major roster shakeup. So much for another tweak.
Dec 18, 2010 22:31 EST
Mo Williams scores 23, Cavaliers end 10-game losing streak with 109-102 OT win over Knicks. Mo Williams scored 23 points, including the tying basket late in regulation and six points in overtime, and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.