LA Lakers win seventh game in a row with LeBron James sidelined

LA Lakers win seventh game in a row with LeBron James sidelined as Anthony Davis and Co keep high-flyers top of Western Conference with 116-86 rout of Golden State Warriors The LA Lakers made it seven wins on the spin against Golden State Warriors  With LeBron James sidelined, Anthony Davis scored 23 points and six rebounds  James was rested due to recurring soreness in his troublesome left groin Warriors coach

'That kid that gets everything': Bogut lays in to cashed-up rivals

Sydney Kings big man Andrew Bogut has labelled Melbourne United the competition’s ‘‘trust-fund baby’’  as the bitter rivals head in to the NBL semi-finals. United coach Dean Vickerman adopted the underdog tag in the lead-up to Saturday night’s series opener at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, suggesting the Kings are under pressure to live up to their top-seed billing. Andrew Bogut says Melbourne United have been set up to succeed.Credit:Getty Images

'Cyborg' Barlow a key player as United look to upset Kings

Sydney Kings great Jason Smith still remembers a teenage David Barlow as a 'cyborg'. Smith was the grand final MVP and one of Barlow's mentors in the Sydney club's last championship win in 2004-2005 and as an established Australian Boomers and NBL leader, Smith knew Barlow was set for a long career based on his two-way play and his dedication to his craft. Few times were more telling than when