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...