Kyrie Irving seeks bigger defensive role for Cavs

CLEVELAND -- There was a time not long ago when the Cavs had to pull Kyrie Irving off opposing teams' top point guards. Now Irving is asking for those assignments.

Irving has shown signs of real growth on both ends of the floor the last few weeks...

Lakers falter at end, lose to Grizzlies

LOS ANGELES -- The last-place team in the Western Conference almost beat the first-place team Wednesday, almost the type of thing Mitch Kupchak alluded to three hours earlier.

No one can call the Los Angeles Lakers' general manager prophetic, but...

Clippers grind out win over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- So what if the Los Angeles Clippers were facing a three-win Detroit Pistons team?

Clippers coach Doc Rivers had implored his team to "embrace" how difficult it would be to defeat a Pistons team dealing with a five-game ...