One Team, One Stat: Blazers best with Lillard,…

THE STAT The Blazers' starting lineup -- Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Maurice Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Jusuf Nurkic -- has played 668 minutes together. THE CONTEXT That's the most minutes for any five-man unit this…

About Last Night: LaVine lights it up

His team is not destined for the playoffs. His career scoring as a fifth-year player is not nearing the top of any list -- except for Wednesday night's top performers. But Zach LaVine did his…

About Last Night: Rising Suns

It was little more than a week ago that the lowly Phoenix Suns found themselves floundering through the worst stretch in team history, an 18-game losing streak in which they absorbed defeats of (among others) 34,…

Abdul-Jabbar auction nets nearly $3 million for charity

An auction featuring an array of memorabilia from the Hall-of-Fame career of NBA all-time scoring leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar netted nearly $3 million, ESPN reported Sunday.   Abdul-Jabbar, 71, put up 234 items, including four of his six…

About Last Night: Pistons playoff thrust

The Pistons are pumping in Detroit. With Sunday's 112-107 overtime victory against Toronto -- their ninth win in 11 games and fifth straight at home -- Detroit has reached .500 for the first time since…

About Last Night: Mitchell has Jazz back in…

This isn't to discount Rudy Gobert, whose return from injury last year was the catalyst to Utah's 2017-18 about-face. Yet as important as Gobert is on defense, Mitchell is just as vital to the offensively…

About Last Night: Wild 4OT thriller in Atlanta

Bulls vs. Hawks. Easily the most anticipated game on Friday’s schedule. Somehow, the Chicago Bulls’ 168-161 quadruple-overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks turned out to be the most entertaining game of the night and the…