NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden and Kevin Durant each scored 20 points despite three relatively quiet quarters, and the Brooklyn Nets broke away with a big run in the fourth to beat the Miami Heat...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat were missing a lot of firepower Wednesday night. They did have Kendrick Nunn and a zone defense that the Toronto Raptors couldn't figure out
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat eventually showed up to a game already behind schedule.
Bam Adebayo had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the short-handed Heat got their biggest comeback win of the...
MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic has repeatedly said that he wants to finish his career in Miami. Meyers Leonard ended last season wanting a second run with the Heat.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard was bent forward at the waist, standing a few feet away from Miami coach Erik Spoelstra on the Heat sideline, screaming with every bit of the volume...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Miami got 24 points from Jimmy Butler and a big boost from rookie Tyler Herro on Saturday night. But it was a big game from center Meyers Leonard that put the Heat over the...
MIAMI (AP) — The game wasn't over after 16 minutes.
Forgive Miami and Houston if they felt otherwise.
Duncan Robinson scored 23 points, Meyers Leonard added 21 and the Heat — fueled by...
MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside is heading to the Portland Trail Blazers, as the Miami Heat continue reshaping their roster.
A person with knowledge of the situation said Monday that the Heat...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has signed prized big man Kofi Cockburn to a national letter of intent.
The Fighting Illini announced Wednesday the addition of the 7-foot, 290-pounder from...
BOSTON (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers might want to use the stairs after the squad got stuck in an elevator.
They were headed to practice Tuesday at Emerson College in Boston when the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On a night in which they were without starting center Jusuf Nurkic, everything else went right for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Damian Lillard had 36 points and 11 assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 132-105 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Lillard's backcourt mate CJ McCollum was excellent as well, scoring 30 points in the win.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Life is good for the Portland Trail Blazers 10 games into the season.
Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points and 12 rebounds and led the Trail Blazers to a 111-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
to improve to 7-3 on the season.
"When everything go well, it go well," Nurkic said after the win pushed the Blazers to 7-3. "We came ready after back-to-back and a bad loss."
Blazers star guard Damian Lillard said the team's start likely has surprised some.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Noah Vonleh is not sure how the ball ended up with him, though he thinks it may have bounced off of teammate Meyers Leonard.
No matter how it happened, Vonleh's layup at the buzzer gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 99-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night despite resting starters Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
"I didn't know the ball was going to bounce that way," Vonleh said. "It just magically fell into my hands and we ended up winning the game."
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As CJ McCollum sees it, there's no time like the present for the Trail Blazers to snap out of their defensive funk.
McCollum scored 20 points and Portland snapped a six-game losing streak with a 102-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
The win ended the Blazers' longest skid of the season and was the second straight game they have shown intensity on defense — something that has eluded them at times this season.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard thinks his Portland Trail Blazers lack that "killer instinct" to put away games when they should.
Lillard had 36 points and CJ McCollum scored 31 to lead Portland past the Sacramento Kings 122-120 in overtime Friday night.
The victory could have come easier, though. The Blazers were up 106-101 with 1:19 to go in regulation, yet nearly let this one slip away.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard has found himself after the hardest year of his life.
It started at the beginning of last season, when Leonard gambled by turning down Portland's $40 million contract extension offer. Then he dislocated his shoulder twice, finally succumbing to surgery and watching as his team went to the playoffs.
Now, he views the adversity as a victory of sorts — because it brought him to the place he's at today.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Meyers Leonard and Allen Crabbe are staying in Portland.
Leonard signed a contract to remain with the Trail Blazers on Sunday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the forward/center said he was excited to stay in Portland for four more years.
"This is the product of a lot of hard work and time. I feel like I have found a new gear mentally and physically and really am excited for the next four years. The future is going to be bright with...