Warriors Durant, Cousins may miss Western Conference Finals

Basketball 05/13/19, 19:11

Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins won't necessarily return from injuries in time to play for the Golden State Warriors during the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers.Durant is likely to miss at least the first two games of the best-of-seven series beginning Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. Coach ...

Rodney Hood leaves Game 7 with hyperextended left knee

Sports 05/12/19, 16:42

Portland guard/forward Rodney Hood hyperextended his left knee on a screen during the third quarter of Game 7 against Denver. His return Sunday is questionable. Hood was covering Nuggets guard Jamal Murray when he collided with Torrey Craig. Hood stayed down on the floor, clutching at his left knee as trainers checked ...

Trail Blazers beat Nuggets 119-108, force series to Game 7

Basketball 05/10/19, 00:28

Damian Lillard had 32 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination to force a decisive Game 7 in their series with Denver with a 119-108 victory on Thursday night.The Nuggets head home with a chance to make it to the Western Conference ...

Blazers force Game 7 with 119-108 victory over Denver

Sports 05/10/19, 00:25

Damian Lillard had 32 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination to force a decisive Game 7 in their series with Denver with a 119-108 victory on Thursday night.The Nuggets head home with a chance to make it to the Western Conference ...

Blazers go up 2-1 after 140-137 win in 4 OTs over Denver

Basketball 05/04/19, 02:53

Rodney Hood checked back into the game, a fresh body among the weary ones all over the court. Eager for postseason redemption after struggling in the playoffs last year, Hood got his chance Friday night. All he had to do was wait until an NBA postseason record-tying fourth overtime. Denver Nuggets forward Torrey ...

Blazers beat Denver in 4 OTs for 2-1 lead; Bucks top Celtics

Basketball 05/04/19, 01:57

CJ McCollum matched his career playoff high with 41 points, Rodney Hood hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.6 seconds left in the NBA postseason record-tying fourth overtime and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 140-137 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.It ...

McCollum leads Blazers past cold Nuggets, 97-90

Sports 05/01/19, 23:01

CJ McCollum scored 20 points, picking up the slack with backcourt mate Damian Lillard struggling, and the Portland Trail Blazers turned back the Denver Nuggets 97-90 Wednesday night to even their playoff series at 1-1.The Trail Blazers led by 15 at halftime, 17 in the third quarter and 14 to ...

Lillard leads Blazers past Pelicans 122-110

Basketball 03/15/19, 23:11

In a game marked by milestones, it was Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers who had the most to celebrate.Lillard scored 24 points and became the second-leading scorer in franchise history as Portland defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 122-110 on Friday night.Lillard passed LaMarcus Aldridge (12,562) on the team's ...

Hood, Nurkic lead Blazers past Hornets 118-108

Basketball 03/03/19, 15:37

Rodney Hood scored 27 points, Jusuf Nurkic added 26 points and 15 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-108 on Sunday.Damian Lillard had 23 points as the Blazers won for the sixth time in their last seven games.Portland entered the game tied with Oklahoma City for ...

Rebuilding Cavs trade forward Rodney Hood to Trail Blazers

Sports 02/04/19, 10:52

The Cavaliers have traded forward Rodney Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers.Cleveland is rebuilding and received guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin and a second-round pick in 2021 and 2023. The teams agreed to the deal Sunday and completed a conference call with the NBA on Monday.Hood was in his ...

Cavs rally past Bulls 104-101, snap 6-game skid

Basketball 01/27/19, 18:14

Jordan Clarkson and Alec Burks each scored 18 points, Cedi Osman added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a six-game losing streak, rallying to beat the Chicago Bulls 104-101 on Sunday.NBA-worst Cleveland improved to 10-41 after dropping 18 of 19. Matthew Dellavedova had 16 points, and Rodney Hood added 14.Lauri ...

Richardson leads Wade-less Heat past Cavaliers, 117-92

Basketball 01/02/19, 21:22

Josh Richardson scored 24 points and the Miami Heat — playing without Dwyane Wade — rolled past the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-92 on Wednesday night.Wade missed the game because of an illness, but the Heat cruised without their third-leading scorer. Miami hit 16 of 31 3-pointers.Tyler Johnson added 16 points, and ...

Nance’s tip gives Cavs rare road win as Pacers’ streak ends

Basketball 12/18/18, 22:30

Larry Nance Jr. put himself in perfect position to make the final play Tuesday night.After outwrestling Victor Oladipo in front of the basket, the Cleveland Cavaliers center waited patiently as he anticipated Rodney Hood's errant layup then threw up his right hand and barely beat the buzzer.Nance finished with 15 ...

Hood’s late basket sends Cavs past Knicks 113-106

Basketball 12/12/18, 21:54

Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and a basket by Rodney Hood in the fourth quarter gave Cleveland a late lead as the Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 113-106 on Wednesday after squandering a 22-point lead.Hood put the Cavaliers in front 107-106 with 23 seconds remaining after New York took ...

Burks’ late dunk seals Cavs’ 99-97 win over slumping Nets

Basketball 12/03/18, 22:18

Jordan Clarkson had 20 points and 11 rebounds, newcomer Alec Burks threw down a two-handed dunk with 3.2 seconds left in regulation, and the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided a fourth-quarter collapse and edged the Brooklyn Nets 99-97 on Monday night.Tristan Thompson had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who ...

Covington, Towns lead Timberwolves past Cavs, 102-95

Basketball 11/26/18, 21:48

Robert Covington scored 24 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-95 on Monday night.Minnesota is 6-2 since trading disgruntled star Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia two weeks ago and 10-11 overall. The latest win was its second in 10 road games this season.Derrick Rose ...

Clarkson, Hood help Cavaliers hand 76ers first home loss

Basketball 11/23/18, 22:11

Jordan Clarkson scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, Rodney Hood had 25 point and the Cleveland Cavaliers stunned Philadelphia 121-112 on Friday night, snapping the 76ers' perfect home record.Philadelphia entered as the NBA's lone undefeated team at home at 10-0, while the Cavaliers were 0-8 on ...

Clarkson scores 24, injury-riddled Cavaliers blast Hornets

Basketball 11/13/18, 21:27

Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points, Tristan Thompson had 21 rebounds and 11 points, and the injury-riddled Cleveland Cavaliers won for the second time this season, beating the Charlotte Hornets 113-89 on Tuesday night.The Cavaliers (2-11) broke a five-game losing streak. Cleveland's first win came against Atlanta on Oct. 30.Kemba Walker, ...

LaVine, Archidiacono help Bulls edge Cavs 99-98

Basketball 11/10/18, 23:48

Zach LaVine scored 24 points, rookie Ryan Arcidiacono added 15 and the Chicago Bulls rebounded after blowing an early 16-point lead to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-98 on Saturday night.Wendell Carter Jr. also had 15 points as Chicago won for the second time in six games.LaVine has scored 20 more ...

Cavaliers beat Hawks to get first win after firing Lue

Basketball 10/30/18, 23:24

Rodney Hood scored a season-high 26 points, Cedi Osman added 20 and Cleveland ended its six-game losing streak to start the season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 136-114 on Tuesday night in the Cavaliers' first game since coach Tyronn Lue was fired.The Cavs came in as the NBA's only winless team, ...

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