Spurs start slow, top Blazers to extend winning streak to five

...19 points and Manu Ginobili added 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a listless start to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-80 on Monday night for their fifth consecutive victory.Danny Green and Boris Diaw each had 12 points and Tony...

Jazz nip Hawks to end their slide

...from the field.Zach Lavine scored 25 points to lead Minnesota, which is 0-5 at home this season. HORNETS 106, TRAIL BLAZERS 94In Charlotte, N.C., Nicolas Batum scored 33 points and Al Jefferson added 29 as the Hornets held off a fourth-quarter...

Celtics turn back Hawks

...Williams made a tiebreaking jumper with 41 seconds left and Cleveland earned its eighth win in a row. GRIZZLIES 101, TRAIL BLAZERS 100In Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph's put-back basket with less than a second left gave Memphis a victory over...

LeBron James reaches points milestone in Cavs' victory

...San Antonio's Tim Duncan, Minnesota's Kevin Garnett, the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the Clippers' Paul Pierce. TRAIL BLAZERS 106, TIMBERWOLVES 101In Minneapolis, Damian Lillard had 34 points and seven assists, and Portland beat Minnesota...

Bulls nip Cavaliers in season opener

...Tuesday it will wear the patch for all home and road games starting with Monday's home opener against the Portland Trail Blazers. A pregame tribute to Saunders also is planned that night.

Thunder top Spurs in debut of coach Billy Donovan

...LaMarcus Aldridge had 11 points and five rebounds in his debut with San Antonio after nine years with the Portland Trail Blazers. CAVALIERS 106, GRIZZLIES 76In Memphis, Tenn., Kevin Love had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Richard Jefferson had...


...Thirty teams were notified at 5 p.m. ET that Bennett had cleared waivers. The Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers were the only teams with sufficient salary-cap space to claim him, though the Cleveland Cavaliers had a trade exception...

Civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

...the lecture circuit and on television and taught at several universities."You can use the term giant, champion, trail blazer ? there's just not enough adjectives in the English language to describe the life and career of Julian Bond," said...

All-Star Dwyane Wade to return to Miami Heat

...person familiar with the negotiations said.An 11-time All-Star, Wade averaged 21.5 points this past season. TRAIL BLAZERS: Guard Damian Lillard has agreed to terms with Portland on a five-year extension worth more than $120 million...

DeAndre Jordan picks Mavericks over Clippers

...Robin Lopez agreed to sign with New York, a person with knowledge of the details said.He will leave the Portland Trail Blazers to fill the open spot in the middle for the Knicks. Yahoo Sports reported Lopez would receive a four-year deal worth...