NBA West preview: Warriors have plenty of challengers

...in free agency by adding LaMarcus Aldridge, the Los Angeles Clippers fortified an awful bench with Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith and Paul Pierce and the Houston Rockets hope they've finally found a point guard to take some of the pressure off of James...

Convicted killer denied request for new trial

...witness.Although Feazell refused to testify, Van and Lindsey did, and when Jordan testified he admitted to taking part in the burglary and robbery, which meant he admitted to felony murder, said Assistant District Attorney Josh Smith.

SEC contenders eager to get injured stars back on field

...sense that we could rebound from it."Other players returning from injury in the SEC include Tennessee wide receivers Josh Smith (high ankle sprain) and Marquez North (torn labrum), who both had their seasons cut short. Florida tight end Jake...

Herman Robinson

...Myrtis Evans of Rochester, NY; sons Kenneth Robinson of Evans, Ga. and Herman Antonio Robinson; daughters Tammy (Josh) Smith, Evans, Ga. and Tina Hampton Brown; 7 grandchildren and one great grand-daughter. Services will be held Saturday...

Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals

...Both teams got a big lift from a player who had been struggling with his shot and are hoping the trend continues. Josh Smith scored 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, in Game 4. Klay Thompson finally...

Warriors top Rockets in Game 1 of Western Confenece Finals

...13 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to boost the Warriors when they needed it most.Ariza scored 20 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and seven rebounds for Houston, which played without Howard for most of the fourth.In the conference...

Rockets' Howard has sprained knee; Game 2 status uncertain

...team, but I can't help the team if I'm hurt."Howard hurt his knee in a first-quarter collision with teammate Josh Smith. He came back into the game in the second quarter but lacked his usual athleticism and left with less than a minute...

Rockets back in conference finals first 1st time since '97

...picking up an offensive foul later in the fourth.Harden was under the weather and on the bench in the fourth quarter when Josh Smith and Corey Brewer helped Houston outscore Los Angeles 51-20 to close out the win in Game 6. The MVP runner-up looked...

Rockets kept believing despite large deficit in Game 6

...fourth quarter on the bench for the Rockets, who have won two in a row after trailing the series 3-1. Former Hawk Josh Smith scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth.Trailing 87-68, Houston outscored the Clippers 51-20 over the end of...

Harden's big game helps Rockets drop Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS - James Harden scored 19 of his 44 points in the fourth quarter and Josh Smith added 18 to help the Houston Rockets beat Indiana 110-100 on Monday night, handing the Pacers their sixth consecutive loss...