Bulls' Rose, Gasol, Hinrich out vs. Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Bulls have lost six straight here and will be shorthanded for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.

Derrick Rose (strained left hamstring), Pau Gasol (strained left calf) and Kirk Hinrich (chest contusion) are all out.

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Kobe Bryant defends huge Lakers contract

It's been almost a year since Kobe Bryant signed a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension to stay with the Lakers. Debate hasn't entirely cooled on the heavily scrutinized deal.

Some Lakers fans appreciated the loyalty the Buss family showed ...

Kings steamroll Bulls, 103-88

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Last season here in Sacramento, Joakim Noah was ejected and later fined $15,000 for vocally abusing officials during a blowout loss. This season, Noah flirted with a repeat, drawing one technical after becoming enraged over his...

Clippers fly by Heat, 110-93

MIAMI--It seems like a Lob City ordinance that the Los Angeles Clippers' alley-oops must start with the hands of Chris Paul.

Actually, they are often generated by the flailing arms and shifting feet of the Clippers' defense. Whenever the team ...