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NBA: Rajon Rondo makes successful debut with Mavericks
NBA: Rajon Rondo makes successful debut with Mavericks

Rajon Rondo tallied six points and nine assists in his Dallas debut as he helped lead the Mavericks to a 99-93 win over the short-handed San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.

Thunder`s Kevin Durant exits early with sprained ankle
Thunder`s Kevin Durant exits early with sprained ankle

Kevin Durant`s hot start was cold comfort when the Oklahoma City star limped out at halftime Thursday of the Thunder`s 114-109 NBA loss to Golden State.

 Rajon Rondo headed from Boston Celtics to Dallas Mavericks
Rajon Rondo headed from Boston Celtics to Dallas Mavericks

The Boston Celtics have traded versatile point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for three key players and an NBA first- and second-round draft pick, the Mavericks said Thursday.

Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers
Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers

It didn`t take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to come down from their high of watching Kobe Bryant pass Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time NBA scoring list.

Warriors work overtime to keep streak alive
Warriors work overtime to keep streak alive

The Golden State Warriors rallied from a late fourth-quarter deficit, beating New Orleans 128-122 in overtime on Sunday to extend their NBA winning streak to 16 games.

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list
Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant passed NBA icon Michael Jordan on Sunday for third on the league`s all-time scoring list.

Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win
Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win

Sometime between Ed Davis` phantom basket and his short jumper that rattled around the rim and out, Kobe Bryant realized this wasn`t going to be his milestone night.

NBA: Westbrook powers Thunder over Cavaliers
NBA: Westbrook powers Thunder over Cavaliers

Russell Westbrook finished with 26 points and eight assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-94 win over the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'
Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'

Controversial American basketball legend Dennis Rodman has branded Russian president Vladimir Putin as 'actually cool' after he returned from a recent trip to Russia filled with praise for another leader with disreputable roots.

Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings
Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings

Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, scored 32 points on Tuesday to help the Los Angeles lakers to a 98-95 NBA victory over Sacramento.

Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind
Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, insists he isn`t fueled by a desire to surpass the league icon.

Durant`s Thunder hand Pistons another defeat
Durant`s Thunder hand Pistons another defeat

NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant had his best shooting game since his return from injury Sunday as he and the Oklahoma City Thunder dealt Detroit a 12th straight defeat.

Pacers` center Mahinmi to miss 6-8 weeks
Pacers` center Mahinmi to miss 6-8 weeks

The Indiana Pacers were dealt another injury blow on Sunday, announcing that French center Ian Mahinmi will miss six to eight weeks with a left foot injury.

Mahinmi suffered the injury in the first half of the Pacers` NBA defeat at Sacramento on Friday.

NBA: Streaking Warriors down Bulls
NBA: Streaking Warriors down Bulls

Draymond Green`s career-high 31 points helped the Golden State Warriors stretch their NBA winning streak to a club record 12 games Saturday with a 112-102 victory over Chicago.

Celtics down Lakers in duel of struggling rivals
Celtics down Lakers in duel of struggling rivals

Tyler Zeller`s 24 points helped lift Boston to a 113-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday in a battle of storied NBA rivals fallen on hard times.

Tim Duncan`s triple-double lifts Spurs over Grizzlies
Tim Duncan`s triple-double lifts Spurs over Grizzlies

Tim Duncan notched his first triple-double since 2010 on Friday as NBA champions San Antonio beat Memphis 107-101 to end the Grizzlies` 22-game regular-season home winning streak.

Kyrie Irving powers Cleveland Cavaliers past struggling New York Knicks
Kyrie Irving powers Cleveland Cavaliers past struggling New York Knicks

Kyrie Irving scored a game high 37 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers avenged an opening night loss to the New York Knicks with a 90-87 victory on Thursday.

Irving powers Cavaliers past struggling Knicks
Irving powers Cavaliers past struggling Knicks

Kyrie Irving scored a game high 37 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers avenged an opening night loss to the New York Knicks with a 90-87 victory on Thursday.

Adam Silver, NBA celebrate India youth program success
Adam Silver, NBA celebrate India youth program success

The NBA says its Jr. NBA program in India has reached more than 750,000 youth and hopes to reach 1 million by 2016.

Looking at ways to start an Indian league: NBA Commissioner
Looking at ways to start an Indian league: NBA Commissioner

 National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday said they are evaluating an option to set up an Indian basketball league and expressed hope that the country can produce some great hoopsters.