Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon has been scratched from New Orleans' home opener against the Boston Celtics because of right knee soreness.
Hornets coach Monty Williams says Gordon bumped the knee in Monday night's season-opening win at Phoenix.
Gordon, acquired in a trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers, was the Hornets' top scorer in Phoenix with 20 points, hitting a game-winning jumper in the final second. Read More
Lowell High School came out ready to play Tuesday in a matinee against Caruthers High School in the opening round of the girls’ bracket of the Leo LaRocca Sand Dune Classic at St. Ignatius, cruising to a 68-24 victory. Read More
Stephen Curry had 21 points and 10 assists, Monta Ellis scored 26 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls 99-91 on Monday, giving rookie coach Mark Jackson his first victory at any level.David Lee added 22 points and seven rebounds and Dominic McGuire made three free throws in the final 47 seconds to seal the win for Golden State. Read More
After playing sparingly during his first six years with the Miami Heat, Dorell Wright came out of nowhere last season to shoot a league-best 194 3-pointers for the Warriors.
But don’t just label him a shooter.
“I take what the defense gives me,” Wright said. “They let me shoot a lot of 3s last year, so I’ll take it. This year, guys are gonna be playing me a little closer so I’m gonna have to put the ball on the floor, and I understand that.” Read More
The Sacred Heart Cathedral boys’ basketball team was eager to challenge itself against Northern California power Jesuit High School.
In what was supposed to be a measuring stick to see how good the Irish are at this point in the young season, the game turned out to be a mismatch.
The Irish (6-0) scored the game’s first 14 points and led 24-4 after the first quarter en route to a 67-51 rout of the Marauders. Read More
They are the NBA’s mystery team, led by a coach who never has coached, constructed upon two guards with divergent problems, and opening with games that may get them in headlines and perhaps into a hole from which the Warriors can’t escape.
Their past is haunting, 16 seasons of the past 17 unable to make the playoffs. Their future is promising, if the words of Mark Jackson — a man of many words as a TV commentator before switching jobs — are to be believed. Read More
An ex-Golden State Warriors employee has sued Monta Ellis and the pro basketball team, saying the star guard sent her unwanted sexually explicit text messages, including a photo of male genitalia he claimed was his, and that team officials forced her out when she came forward.
The team denied the allegations and said it would “vigorously defend” its reputation in court. Read More
Guard Monta Ellis and the Golden State Warriors and are being sued for sexual harassment. A lawsuit set to be filed in Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday morning claims Ellis, 26, sexually harassed a now-former employee between November 2010 and January 2011. Read More
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School’s girls’ basketball team hasn’t exactly showed the ability to score in bunches in its first six games, but the Cubs’ offense found a rhythm on Thursday.
Convent shot just over 54 percent from the floor and had three players score in double figures in a 72-57 win over Berean Christian of Walnut Creek to tip off the Urban Shootout tournament at Kezar Pavilion. Read More
A year after losing in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs to St. Francis, defense has been the mantra for the El Camino High School boys’ basketball team, and it has already had some early returns.
“It’s a reality check. They feel it and now they want it,” El Camino coach Archie Junio said. “It’s going to help them in the long run.” Read More