Kyle Lowry

Little change in TV ratings for new-look NBA All-Star Game

<b>NEW YORK (AP) —</b> A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings.<p>Total viewership for the game was down slightly …

Lou Williams

Celtics notebook: In All-Star Game, LeBron James asserts his command

LOS ANGELES – With the all-star game a thing of the past now, those who participated in the game will get a couple days of rest before the NBA grind …

Basketball

Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA's sprint to the finish

LeBron James had a trophy in his hands and a smile on his face.<p>That was Sunday at the All-Star Game, when James again rose above the NBA's best in winning a game and MVP honors.<p>What he really wants is to be celebrating in the postseason, not midseason.<p>The NBA's sprint to the finish begins Thursday …

Sports

Full Court Press: Raps’ DeRozan had a shot at all-star MVP in hometown

LOS ANGELES — Had a few more bounces gone his way, a few more attempts gone in late for his team, DeMar DeRozan could have been the first Raptors …

Mike D'Antoni

Why are there doubts surrounding the Boston Celtics?

Why are so many people doubting the Celtics now?<p>It’s been a weird couple of weeks, as the Boston Celtics haven’t been performing up to their true …

NBA

‘I’m proud of them’: All-star game love-fest for Raptors

LOS ANGELES — Dwane Casey was having a quick chat a couple of hours before the 2018 NBA all-star game, when a couple of familiar faces rolled up.It …

Basketball

NBA All-Stars Draymond Green, Andre Drummond Discuss What's Hot In Music

With NBA All-Star Weekend going down in Los Angeles, we caught up with several marquee players to discuss the best in music<p>There's no question that …

Sports

Another watershed moment in Raptors history - Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

Share Email<p>The last time Toronto Raptors fans could take a step back and admire what they had achieved, there was as an outpouring of thanks for …

Basketball

6 winners and 5 losers from an action-packed NBA All-Star weekend

The new NBA All-Star Game format was a big hit, but not everything was A1 during All-Star Weekend.<p>2018 NBA All-Star Weekend was a success, but some aspects could have been better. The All-Star Game was competitive, but the dunk contest didn’t live up to the hype of previous years. The three-point …

Basketball

NBA star emulates dad with epic dunk contest slam

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell added to the hype around his NBA rookie season when he won the Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday night in Los …

Devin Booker

Anthem abomination is ‘worst ever’

Unfortunately, nobody had the guts to tell that to Fergie as she sung — well, tried to sing — the American national anthem before the start of the …

Karl-Anthony Towns

Barenaked Ladies Deliver A Sweet Rendition Of The Canadian Anthem At NBA All-Star Game

Talk about starting things off with a big bang! The Barenaked Ladies did their country proud, as they performed Canada’s national anthem ahead of the …

NBA

Celtics notebook: Al Horford enjoys team game this time around as an All-Star

LOS ANGELES — Though he’s played in enough of these, five to be exact, Al Horford has been a little out of his element as an All-Star.That’s what …

Basketball

NBA All-Star Game 2018 Live Stream: How to Watch Without Cable

For the first time in the history of the NBA All-Star Game, it won’t be East vs West. Instead, the 2018 edition will feature Team LeBron vs. Team …

NBA All-Star Game

Travel, stories, playoffs: More mail than you can imagine

Holy smokes.<p>I got a bit tied up doing actual work yesterday and didn’t get a jump on the mail but I’ve been at this since about 7 a.m. and it’s close …

Fred VanVleet

Everyone Has Good Things To Say About Jimmy And KAT

Saturday marked media availability for the 2018 NBA All-Stars after their practice.<p>It’s kind of a weird event. A bunch of sweaty reporters cram …

Karl-Anthony Towns

What Does Giannis Mean To You? Part 1

We talk a lot about Giannis Antetokounmpo around here. As a Milwaukee Bucks site, this shouldn’t be a surprise. As he starts his second consecutive …

NBA

2018 All Star Weekend: Day 2 Recap

All-Star Saturday night might be the main event for Day 2 in Los Angeles, but the All-Stars had another busy day in advance of the evening's …

Toronto

The home stretch awaits - Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

Share Email<p>As we sit back and prepare for the all-star game tonight in Los Angeles, appreciating how special this season has been for the Toronto …

Basketball

NBA scouts convinced only one team can challenge Warriors

The answer to one question is simple.<p>“No.”<p>That question is, “<i>Will</i> anybody beat the Warriors in the playoffs?”<p>But ask, “<i>Can</i> anybody beat the Warriors …

Sports

Devin Booker Took Down Klay Thompson With A Record-Breaking Three-Point Contest Performance

Eight of the best marksmen in the NBA squared off on All-Star Saturday Night. After four rounds of competition, Devin Booker came out on top. Booker was solid at the start, scoring 17 points in round one to move onto the final. Squared off against Klay Thompson and Tobias Harris, Booker accrued a …

NBA

The grades from Team LeBron, Team Stephen

The captain format that gave us a 148-145 Team LeBron win over Team Stephen featured never-before-seen lineups, a fourth-quarter comeback and …

Sports

Takeaways: NBA Skills Competition comes up short on wow moments

In what was a fun but ultimately underwhelming NBA All-Star Saturday night, the big winners were players from teams who haven’t done much winning in …

Donovan Mitchell

Ty Lue, Kyle Lowry attend Al Harrington’s cannabis brand launch

The launch party for an Al Harrington cannabis products brands was a star-studded affair.<p>Harrington, a former 16-year NBA player, launched the third …

Basketball

Toronto Raptors: Bench depth could take the Raps deep into the playoffs

The Toronto Raptors are unlike none other in the NBA for one reason; they have an entire starting line sitting on their bench ready to come into …

Basketball

NBA All-Star 2018: NBA boss Adam Silver denies Australian ‘conspiracy’ theory

NBA commissioner Adam Silver would like Australia to know there is no conspiracy targeting the nation.<p>Sure, Ben Simmons was repeatedly snubbed for a …

Basketball

Kyrie Irving’s well wishes to Porzingis offer Knicks fans hope

LOS ANGELES — Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving thought he would be teammates this weekend with Kristaps Porzingis on Team LeBron at Staples Center. …

Karl-Anthony Towns

Russell Westbrook, Durant relationship status remains topical

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 6: Kevin Durant<p>As media interviews for the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend occurred additional insight on the most precarious …

Basketball

Presence of Raptors unmissable at all-star weekend in L.A.

LOS ANGELES – A couple of years ago, the NBA world was hosted by the Toronto Raptors organization.This weekend, Los Angeles hosted the Toronto …

Toronto

Raptors fans: arguments to counter usual put-downs of our team

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 26: Raptor the mascot of the Toronto Raptors holds a sign at center court imploring fans to make noise over the team logo decal …

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