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New York Knicks forward Anthony slam dunks in front of Indiana Pacers forward George in second half NBA game in New York

Knicks looking for hometown discount from Anthony

Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony will be asked to give the New York Knicks a discount on his next contract in order to help build a title contender, team president Phil Jackson said on Wednesday. Anthony, who finished the 2013-14 NBA season second on the scoring list with an average of 27.4 points a game and was one of the few bright spots in New York's 37-45 campaign, could declare himself a…

  • Basketball-Maccabi join Barcelona in Euroleague Final Four Reuters - 3 hours ago

    Former Euroleague winners Maccabi Tel Aviv reached the competition's May 16-18 Final Four after a 86-66 home win over Emporio Armani Milan on Wednesday completed a 3-1 … More »Basketball-Maccabi join Barcelona in Euroleague Final Four

    Former Euroleague winners Maccabi Tel Aviv reached the competition's May 16-18 Final Four after a 86-66 home win over Emporio Armani Milan on Wednesday completed a 3-1 victory in their best-of-five quarter-final series. Maccabi, who have four Euroleague titles, joined Barcelona in the showpiece event in Milan after the …

  • After winning at home,Toronto Raptors ready to take playoff battle to Brooklyn The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    TORONTO - The Raptors have talked the talk. Now they have to walk the walk in Brooklyn. Toronto backed up their GM's two-word foray into the world of trash-talk by … More »After winning at home,Toronto Raptors ready to take playoff battle to Brooklyn

    TORONTO - The Raptors have talked the talk. Now they have to walk the walk in Brooklyn. Toronto backed up their GM's two-word foray into the world of trash-talk by evening their first-round playoff series with the Nets at one game apiece via a 100-95 win Tuesday night. The series now switches to the Barclays Center in …

  • FACTBOX-Best and worst sporting comebacks Reuters - 5 hours ago

    For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about … More »FACTBOX-Best and worst sporting comebacks

    For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about to make his return to the swimming pool, Reuters looks back at some of the most successful and least successful sporting comebacks. Niki Lauda Lauda won …

  • Raptors' new attitude a hit with fans CBC - 5 hours ago

    With the Raptors returning to the playoffs after a long absence, and a slick new ad touting their outsider status, Toronto fans are backing the NBA team with an enthusiasm … More »Raptors' new attitude a hit with fans

    With the Raptors returning to the playoffs after a long absence, and a slick new ad touting their outsider status, Toronto fans are backing the NBA team with an enthusiasm usually reserved for the more popular Maple Leafs.

  • NBA: Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks
    Suns' Dragic voted league's most improved player Reuters - 8 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named the National Basketball Association's most improved … More »Suns' Dragic voted league's most improved player

    NBA: Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks

    (Reuters) - Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named the National Basketball Association's most improved player, the league said on Wednesday. Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134 points, including 65 first-place votes, from a panel of 126 sportswriters …

  • NBA-Suns' Dragic voted league's most improved player Reuters - 8 hours ago

    Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named the National Basketball Association's most improved player, … More »NBA-Suns' Dragic voted league's most improved player

    Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named the National Basketball Association's most improved player, the league said on Wednesday. Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134 points, including 65 first-place votes, from a panel of 126 sportswriters and broadcasters …

  • UPDATE 1-NBA-Highlights of Tuesday's NBA playoff games Reuters - 19 hours ago

    April 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association playoff games - - - - Pacers 101, Hawks 85 Paul George scored a game-high 27 … More »UPDATE 1-NBA-Highlights of Tuesday's NBA playoff games

    April 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association playoff games - - - - Pacers 101, Hawks 85 Paul George scored a game-high 27 points and the top-seeded Indiana Pacers recovered from their first game loss to tie their first-round playoff series against Atlanta at 1-1. Luis Scola …

  • UPDATE 2-NBA play-offs 1st round results Reuters - 20 hours ago

    April 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA Play-offs 1st Round games on Tuesday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 4 T INDIANA 21 27 31 22 101 Atlanta 26 26 13 20 85 … More »UPDATE 2-NBA play-offs 1st round results

    April 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA Play-offs 1st Round games on Tuesday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 4 T INDIANA 21 27 31 22 101 Atlanta 26 26 13 20 85 (The best-of-seven series is level at 1-1) 1 2 3 4 T TORONTO 21 24 19 36 100 Brooklyn 19 20 27 29 95 (The best-of-seven series is level at 1-1) 1 2 3 4 OT …

  • Nets look for positives as Raps even series ahead of switch to Brooklyn The Canadian Press - 20 hours ago

    TORONTO - Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd tried to see the positives of the Nets' 100-95 Game 2 loss to Toronto. They went in more for Toronto in the fourth quarter Tuesday … More »Nets look for positives as Raps even series ahead of switch to Brooklyn

    TORONTO - Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd tried to see the positives of the Nets' 100-95 Game 2 loss to Toronto. They went in more for Toronto in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. The Raptors shot 75 per cent — 12-of-16 — in the final 12 minutes to even the NBA playoff series. After trailing 45-39 at the half, the Nets stepped …

  • Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan celebrates during the second half of the Raptors 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets in NBA first round playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
    DeRozan scores 30 points and Raptors beat Nets 100-95 to even up series The Canadian Press - 20 hours ago

    TORONTO - When the Toronto Raptors gathered in a timeout huddle with just under six minutes to play Tuesday night, DeMar DeRozan sat forlorn and frustrated at the end … More »DeRozan scores 30 points and Raptors beat Nets 100-95 to even up series

    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan celebrates during the second half of the Raptors 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets in NBA first round playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    TORONTO - When the Toronto Raptors gathered in a timeout huddle with just under six minutes to play Tuesday night, DeMar DeRozan sat forlorn and frustrated at the end of the bench. Instead, DeRozan — calm restored — grabbed the game by the throat in the final three minutes to lead Toronto to a 100-95 victory over the Brooklyn …

  • NBA: Playoffs-Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors
    Youth served as DeRozan leads 'Northern Uprising' Reuters - 21 hours ago

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto Raptors have promoted their return to the NBA postseason after a six-year absence as a 'Northern Uprising' and on Tuesday … More »Youth served as DeRozan leads 'Northern Uprising'

    NBA: Playoffs-Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto Raptors have promoted their return to the NBA postseason after a six-year absence as a 'Northern Uprising' and on Tuesday they backed up the marketing campaign with a 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The victory was the Raptors' first in the post-season since 2008 and …

  • New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis, right, looks to celebrate his goal with Derek Stepan, middle, as Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery watches during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
    Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, Lundqvist sharp to help New York take 2-1 series lead The Canadian Press - 21 hours ago

    PHILADELPHIA - Never afraid to raise his fists, Dan Carcillo made his mark in the league as a puncher more than a post-season star. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan … More »Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, Lundqvist sharp to help New York take 2-1 series lead

    New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis, right, looks to celebrate his goal with Derek Stepan, middle, as Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery watches during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    PHILADELPHIA - Never afraid to raise his fists, Dan Carcillo made his mark in the league as a puncher more than a post-season star. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Carcillo scored goals, leading the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots to …

  • NBA-Youth served as DeRozan leads 'Northern Uprising' Reuters - 21 hours ago

    By Steve Keating TORONTO, April 22 (Reuters) - The Toronto Raptors have promoted their return to the NBA postseason after a six-year absence as a 'Northern Uprising' … More »NBA-Youth served as DeRozan leads 'Northern Uprising'

    By Steve Keating TORONTO, April 22 (Reuters) - The Toronto Raptors have promoted their return to the NBA postseason after a six-year absence as a 'Northern Uprising' and on Tuesday they backed up the marketing campaign with a 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The victory was the Raptors' first in the post-season since …

  • Rapper Drake cheers on the Toronto Raptors as they play the Brooklyn Nets in NBA first round playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
    Raptors coach Dwane Casey focuses on game, not the hype of the playoffs The Canadian Press - Tue, 22 Apr, 2014

    TORONTO - Drake sits just down to his left. And Tuesday night, Mayor Rob Ford was wearing Raptors red. Toronto coach Dwane Casey is only watching what's happening on … More »Raptors coach Dwane Casey focuses on game, not the hype of the playoffs

    Rapper Drake cheers on the Toronto Raptors as they play the Brooklyn Nets in NBA first round playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    TORONTO - Drake sits just down to his left. And Tuesday night, Mayor Rob Ford was wearing Raptors red. Toronto coach Dwane Casey is only watching what's happening on court, however. "Believe me I don't think about who's in the stands, who's sitting next to me," Casey said prior to Game 2 of the NBA first-round playoff …

  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup Reuters - Tue, 22 Apr, 2014

    April 22 (The Sports Xchange) - San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year. The Spurs … More »NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

    April 22 (The Sports Xchange) - San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year. The Spurs finished with a league-best 62-20 record, which provided them with homecourt advantage throughout the postseason and gave the franchise 15 consecutive seasons …