Lakers tap into green energy as their Big Three power a win over the Celtics

Lakers tap into green energy as their Big Three power a win over the Celtics

These franchises, maybe more than any other two in the NBA, take the court with the ghosts of the pasts surrounding their iconic colors. It’s why veteran public-address announcer Lawrence Tanter stretched out the last syllable of “seventeen” when talking about the championship banners the Lakers were playing under Tuesday night at Staples Center. That … Read more

Lightning rally late, beat Canadiens 3-2 in Cup rematch

Lightning rally late, beat Canadiens 3-2 in Cup rematch

MONTREAL (AP) — Ondrej Palat scored with 38 seconds left, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 comeback win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Tampa Bay’s victory came exactly five months after the Lightning beat the Canadiens in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final. Patrick Maroon and Corey Perry also scored for Tampa Bay. … Read more

Nets Kevin Durant not concerned about recent increase in minutes: ‘I like being on the court’

Nets Kevin Durant not concerned about recent increase in minutes: 'I like being on the court'

“I like being on the court,” Kevin Durant said postgame referring to his recent uptick in minutes after the Nets registered a 17-point comeback win in Dallas. “I think I provide some good production from my team when I’m out there.” There has been a lot of discussion around the recent increased court time that the former two-time Finals … Read more

Knicks’ Luka Samanic shining in NBA G-League

Knicks' Luka Samanic shining in NBA G-League

SAN ANTONIO — It was neat timing for the Knicks that two-way prospect Luka Samanic won G-League Player of the Week honors Tuesday while the Knicks were in Alamo City. Samanic, a 2019 Spurs first-round pick whom San Antonio cut in training camp, is second in scoring in the G-League at 29.2 points. Defense is … Read more

Mavericks’ Luka Doncic says he relaxed ‘maybe too much’

Mavericks' Luka Doncic says he relaxed 'maybe too much'

If there’s been a recurring issue in Luka Doncic’s already decorated NBA career, it is concerns about his conditioning. It doesn’t seem to be getting better. The Dallas Mavericks star’s weight and stamina came up frequently during Tuesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, with TNT broadcaster Reggie Miller describing his movement as “plodding” and saying … Read more

The Nets are playing championship-level defense

The Nets are playing championship-level defense

On paper, a team headlined by James Harden and Kevin Durant has all the ingredients to be an offensive juggernaut, but the Brooklyn Nets are hanging their hats on some elite defense this season. NBA League Pass: Sign up to unlock live out-of-market games (7-day free trial)  The Nets rank sixth in defensive rating, allowing 105.7 points per 100 possessions, with only … Read more