Hawks hold off Pistons for 99-89 victory

ATLANTA -- Another comeback, yet another loss for the Detroit Pistons.

Trailing by 19 in the third quarter tonight against the Atlanta Hawks, the Pistons fought back to tie the game twice in the fourth quarter.

But they could never find an ...

Spurs romp over depleted Timberwolves, 121-92

MINNEAPOLIS -- Down another man with seemingly every passing game, Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders approached Friday's 121-92 loss to San Antonio at Target Center the best way he knew how: with some dark humor.

On Friday, Saunders learned that ...

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 ...