John Wall scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Washington Wizards began a challenging road trip by beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115 on Saturday night. Wall scored 18 in the first quarter when the Wizards shot 82 percent, and Washington held on down the stretch to avenge an overtime loss to the NBA champions last month. Kyrie Irving added 23 points and Kevin Love 17 for Cleveland, playing at home for the only time in a seven-game stretch.
BOSTON Like most of the NBAs Millennials, Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown is active on social media. Thats because Brown is stepping away from the social media game to better focus on his first postseason journey with the Celtics, which begins next month. Brown said he isnt the only player inside the Celtics locker room who has pledged to do things differently leading up to the playoffs.
The monthlong fight between Jeanie Buss and her brothers, Jim and Johnny, to control the Lakers is over. The three siblings have agreed for Jeanie to serve as controlling owner and on the team’s board of directors as long as the family owns the Lakers. They filed papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday asking a judge to issue an order approving the accord. “The message is clear here: Do not underestimate Jeanie Buss,” her attorney, Adam Streisand, told the Los Angeles Times. “There is not going to be a palace coup. Not now. Not ever.” The ill-fated takeover attempt cost Jim Buss his spot as a co-trustee for the four trusts through which the Buss family own 66% of the team. According