Clippers try to continue mastery of Suns

Devin Booker can hit the 3. As it is, the Suns (18-41) will attempt to reverse other trends when they play host to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, the second of a back-to-back set for the Clippers after a 134-127 loss at Golden State. The Suns lo…

Rockets host T-Wolves with more power in reserve

Locked in a battle with the defending champion Golden State Warriors for the top seed in the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets will initiate their stretch run healthy and energized by the reality that homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs i…

Wizards look to exact revenge from Hornets

It may take a similar effort for a repeat Friday night at home based on their struggles against the Charlotte Hornets this season. Thursday’s meeting with the LeBron James-led Cavaliers put the Wizards in the underdog mode especially with Cleveland’s three-game winning streak after a series

Wild to face semblance of Rangers

The Minnesota Wild are going for their third straight victory but will encounter some unfamiliar names wearing sweaters for the New York Rangers. The Wild will discover who is sitting out for the Rangers on Friday night when they attempt to complete a three-game road sweep of the NHL’s New York-area

Spoiler alert: Blackhawks host Sharks

The San Jose Sharks will try to avoid two losses in as many nights when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night at the United Center. San Jose (33-20-8) is coming off a 7-1 loss on the road against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. …

Knights host Canucks in only game that matters

The Vegas Golden Knights garnered a couple more records for an NHL expansion team with Wednesday night’s 7-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. The loudest cheers, in fact, were reserved for the Canada-USA women’s gold medal game on the TV in the locker room afterward. “That’s a great

Pistons focus on facing Celtics, better utilizing Griffin

Stan Van Gundy spent a good portion of the NBA All-Star break watching film. Rather, the Detroit Pistons coach was trying to figure out ways to maximize his team’s offensive potential with the addition of Blake Griffin. The team had virtually no practice time after acquiring one of the league’

Spurs look to kick it up a notch against Nuggets

For nearly 20 years, the San Antonio Spurs have been a model franchise. Now the formidable Spurs are showing some cracks. The Nuggets (32-26) have won nine of their last 12, including a couple impressive wins before the All-Star break.

Jazz put 11-game win streak on line vs. Blazers

The Jazz still have plenty of work to do before they close the gap that remains. It starts with facing Portland for a second time in February when the Trail Blazers visit Salt Lake City on Thursday night. Utah was the league’s hottest team before the NBA All-Star break.

Bucks begin rugged post-break schedule vs. Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks start a stretch of games Friday night that will give them a better idea of how good they are. The Bucks (32-25) are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference and their first game after the NBA All-Star Game break will be at the Air …