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» Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Knicks F Porzingis ruled out vs. Wizards

WASHINGTON -- New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis was ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards due to illness.

Cavaliers’ James fires back at ’hater’ Barkley

LeBron James fired back at Charles Barkley after the longtime TNT analyst questioned the Cleveland Cavaliers star's desire to compete and called James' recent demands for an improved roster "inappropriate" and "whiny."

Cavaliers’ James fires back at ’hater’ Barkley

LeBron James fired back at Charles Barkley after the longtime TNT analyst questioned the Cleveland Cavaliers star's desire to compete and called James' recent demands for an improved roster "inappropriate" and "whiny."

NBA roundup: Eighth straight win for hot Heat

MIAMI -- Led by James Johnson's spectacular last-minute dunk, the Miami Heat won their eighth straight game, defeating the Brooklyn Nets 104-96 on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

» Monday, January 30, 2017

NBA roundup: Eighth straight win for hot Heat

MIAMI -- Led by James Johnson's spectacular last-minute dunk, the Miami Heat won their eighth straight game, defeating the Brooklyn Nets 104-96 on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Love’s back keeps him out of Cavs’ next two games

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is dealing with lower back spasms but has no structural damage, testing revealed Monday.

NBA notebook: Kings’ Cousins cleared in nightclub incident

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins reportedly will not be arrested or prosecuted for a nightclub incident in New York last month.

Cavs rebuffed in attempt to trade for 76ers’ McConnell

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin zeroed in on T.J. McConnell as his answer to LeBron James' pleas to bring in another point guard and playmaker.

76ers sign Randle to 3-year pact

The Philadelphia 76ers signed guard Chasson Randle to a three-year contract on Monday after the former Stanford standout joined the team on a pair of 10-day contracts.

Kings C Cousins reportedly cleared in nightclub incident

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins reportedly will not be arrested or prosecuted for a nightclub incident in New York last month.

Grizzlies re-sign G Douglas to 10-day contract

The Memphis Grizzlies re-signed guard Toney Douglas to a 10-day contract and waived forward Troy Williams on Monday.

» Sunday, January 29, 2017

NBA roundup: Millsap, Hawks top Knicks in 4th OT

ATLANTA -- Paul Millsap totaled 37 points and 19 rebounds in 60 minutes and Atlanta outlasted New York for a 142-139 quadruple overtime victory Sunday.

NBA roundup: Millsap, Hawks top Knicks in 4th OT

ATLANTA -- Paul Millsap totaled 37 points and 19 rebounds in 60 minutes and Atlanta outlasted New York for a 142-139 quadruple overtime victory Sunday.

Cavs’ Love to miss trip to undergo tests on back

Forward Kevin Love will undergo tests on his back Monday and will not accompany the Cleveland Cavaliers on their trip to Dallas.

Curry (stomch flu) out for game at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Golden State guard Stephen Curry sat out the Warriors' game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night due to the stomach flu.

Hawks bring in G-F Patterson with 10-day contract

The Atlanta Hawks signed guard/forward Lamar Patterson to a 10-day contract on Sunday.

Bulls recall G Valentine

The Chicago Bulls recalled rookie guard Denzel Valentine from the Windy City Bulls of the NBA Development League on Sunday.

Bucks concerned for rookie C Maker after travel order

It was a nervous Friday night of travel for Milwaukee Bucks rookie center Thon Maker.

NBA roundup: Heat winning streak reaches 7

MIAMI -- Goran Dragic scored eight of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat extended their win streak to seven games, defeating the Detroit Pistons 116-103 on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

» Saturday, January 28, 2017

NBA roundup: Heat winning streak reaches 7

MIAMI -- Goran Dragic scored eight of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat extended their win streak to seven games, defeating the Detroit Pistons 116-103 on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Bucks concerned for rookie C Maker after travel order

It was a nervous Friday night of travel for Milwaukee Bucks rookie center Thon Maker.

NBA roundup: Heat winning streak reaches 7

MIAMI -- Goran Dragic scored eight of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat extended their win streak to seven games, defeating the Detroit Pistons 116-103 on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Lakers F Randle out with pneumonia

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle was diagnosed with pneumonia, the team announced Saturday.

NBA roundup: Harden’s 51 points carries Rockets

PHILADELPHIA -- James Harden had 51 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds as the Houston Rockets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 on Friday night.

» Friday, January 27, 2017

NBA roundup: Harden’s 51 points carries Rockets

PHILADELPHIA -- James Harden had 51 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds as the Houston Rockets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 on Friday night.

NBA roundup: George leads Pacers’ OT rally

INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George scored six of his 33 points in overtime, and the Indiana Pacers rallied to defeat the Sacramento Kings 115-111 on Friday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Knicks PG Rose leaves game with ankle injury

New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose left Friday's game against the Charlotte Hornets with a sprained left ankle after getting injured on a drive to the rim with 4:19 remaining in the third quarter.

Bulls stars Wade, Butler fined for critical comments

After a meeting to hash things out Friday afternoon, there don't appear to be any hard feelings between Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo in regards to airing the Chicago Bulls' dirty laundry in the media and on social media.

Kings’ Barnes expected to turn himself in for alleged assault

Sacramento Kings forward Matt Barnes is expected to turn himself in to police in New York next week on misdemeanor assault charges for his role in an alleged assault of a woman at a nightclub last month.

NBA notebook: Thunder C Kanter out up to two months with broken forearm

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter underwent surgery Friday to repair the fractured right forearm he suffered the night before after punching a chair on the bench.

Thunder C Kanter could miss two months after forearm surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter underwent surgery Friday to repair the fractured right forearm he suffered the night before after punching a chair on the bench.

Bulls attempt to clear air with team meeting

Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler apparently have no hard feelings one day after Chicago Bulls teammate Rajon Rondo criticized the team's veterans in an Instagram post.

NBA roundup: Thunder top Mavericks, lose Kanter

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook scored 45 points in Oklahoma City's 109-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, but the Thunder lost Enes Kanter to a fractured right forearm.

NBA roundup: Thunder top Mavericks, lose Kanter

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook scored 45 points in Oklahoma City's 109-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, but the Thunder lost Enes Kanter to a fractured right forearm.

» Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thunder’s Kanter breaks forearm hitting chair

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder center Enes Kanter fractured his right forearm when he punched a chair Thursday in Oklahoma City's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

Thunder’s Kanter injures wrist slapping chair

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder center Enes Kanter left Thursday's game against the Dallas Mavericks after injuring his right wrist slapping a chair during a timeout in the first half.

Bulls’ Rondo responds to criticism from teammates via instagram

Rajon Rondo fired back at Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler after the two Chicago Bulls stars questioned the team's commitment to winning in a long-winded post on his Instagram account Thursday night.

Westbrook headlines All-Star reserve selections

Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook was named to the Western Conference All-Star team along with six other players on Thursday.

NBA notebook: Knicks shopping Anthony

It appears the New York Knicks are trying to trade Carmelo Anthony.

LaVine will not defend slam dunk title

Zach LaVine has decided against dunking for a three-peat.

Knicks shopping Anthony to at least three teams

It appears the New York Knicks are badly trying to trade Carmelo Anthony.

Knicks shopping Anthony to at least three teams

It appears the New York Knicks are badly trying to trade Carmelo Anthony.

LeBron, front office differ on Cavs’ roster needs

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are at odds over the superstar's view of the organization's payroll spending, ESPN reported on Thursday, citing multiple sources.

NBA roundup: Cavs fall to Kings for third loss in row

CLEVELAND -- Arron Afflalo's 3-pointer from the wing gave the Sacramento Kings a 116-112 overtime victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday after LeBron James missed a deep 3-pointer with 10 seconds left that would have tied the game.

Knicks’ Anthony responds to Cavs trade reports

New York's Carmelo Anthony said he thinks Cleveland's LeBron James would want to play with him as reports surfaced that the Knicks reached out to the Cavaliers about an Anthony-for-Kevin Love trade.

» Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NBA roundup: Cavs fall to Kings for third loss in row

CLEVELAND -- Arron Afflalo's 3-pointer from the wing gave the Sacramento Kings a 116-112 overtime victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday after LeBron James missed a deep 3-pointer with 10 seconds left that would have tied the game.

NBA roundup: Wizards win 14th straight at home

WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal scored 13 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and the Washington Wizards won their hyped matchup with the Boston Celtics 123-108 on Tuesday night.

NBA roundup: Wizards win 14th straight at home

WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal scored 13 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and the Washington Wizards won their hyped matchup with the Boston Celtics 123-108 on Tuesday night.

» Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NBA roundup: Wizards win 14th straight at home

WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal scored 13 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and the Washington Wizards won their hyped matchup with the Boston Celtics 123-108 on Tuesday night.

NBA Notebook: Cavaliers’ James criticizes organization

LeBron James is fed up with his supporting cast, and he's letting people know about it.

Raptors star DeRozan out at least two games

TORONTO -- It was going to be difficult enough for the struggling Toronto Raptors to face the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.

Cavaliers F James sharply criticizes organization

LeBron James is fed up with his supporting cast, and he's letting people know about it.

Warriors’ Kerr named West coach for NBA All-Star Game

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will coach the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 19 after the Warriors locked up the conference's top record through games played on Feb. 5.

» Monday, January 23, 2017

NBA roundup: Heat shock Warriors in final second

MIAMI -- Dion Waiters hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key in the final second, giving the lowly but suddenly hot Miami Heat a 105-102 upset of the NBA's best team, Golden State Warriors, on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Jazz will stay put after ownership placed in trust

Fans of the Utah Jazz don't need to have a spaz because the franchise is going to stay in Salt Lake City for the long term.

Spurs’ Leonard sidelined with sore left hand vs. Nets

NEW YORK -- San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard sat out Monday's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a sore left hand.

NBA notebook: Nets’ Lin out another 3-5 weeks

Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin will miss three to five more weeks after re-aggravating a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for most of the season, the team announced Monday.

Nuggets reportedly planning to deal C Nurkic

Unable to co-exist alongside Nikola Jokic on the court, Jusuf Nurkic has reportedly been placed on the trade block by the Denver Nuggets

Timberwolves purchase Iowa D-League affiliate

The Minnesota Timberwolves purchased the majority ownership of the Iowa Energy on Monday and will begin a direct affiliation with the NBA Development League team next season.

Nets PG Lin to miss another 3-5 weeks

Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin will miss three to five three more weeks after re-aggravating a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for most of the season, the team announced Monday.

» Sunday, January 22, 2017

NBA roundup: Lakers take worst-ever loss

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks blitzed Los Angeles in the second quarter Sunday and handed the Lakers the worst loss in franchise history, 122-73.

NBA roundup: Lakers take worst-ever loss

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks blitzed Los Angeles in the second quarter Sunday and handed the Lakers the worst loss in franchise history, 122-73.

Magic keep G-F Brown with another 10-day contract

The Orlando Magic signed guard-forward Anthony Brown to a 10-day contract on Sunday.

Gay’s season-ending Achilles surgery set for Monday

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Monday, the team announced Sunday.

Lakers PG Russell to miss 1-2 weeks

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell will be sidelined one to two weeks after an MRI exam revealed he has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

NBA roundup: Leonard-led Spurs earn OT win over Cavs

CLEVELAND -- Kawhi Leonard capped his career-high, 41-point night with a dunk in the final seconds and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 118-115 overtime victory Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

» Saturday, January 21, 2017

NBA roundup: Morris’ buzzer beater lifts Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Marcus Morris made a putback at the buzzer to give the Detroit Pistons a 113-112 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday at The Palace.

Nuggets’ Mudiay leaves with back soreness

Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay left Saturday's game with lower back soreness and will not return.

NBA roundup: Morris’ buzzer beater lifts Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Marcus Morris made a putback at the buzzer to give the Detroit Pistons a 113-112 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday at The Palace.

Bucks F Parker held out of starting lineup vs. Heat

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker was held out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Miami Heat due to a violation of team rules.

F Holmes recalled by 76ers

Forward Richaun Holmes was recalled by the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League.

Suns recall F Jones Jr.

The Phoenix Suns recalled forward Derrick Jones Jr. from the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

NBA roundup: Warriors win sixth straight

HOUSTON -- Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry took turns orchestrating the offense while the Golden State Warriors' collective length dominated defensively in a 125-108 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night at Toyota Center.

NBA roundup: Warriors win sixth straight

HOUSTON -- Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry took turns orchestrating the offense while the Golden State Warriors' collective length dominated defensively in a 125-108 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night at Toyota Center.

Lakers’ Russell strains calf, MRI scheduled

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell suffered a strained left calf in the opening minutes of the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night at Staples Center.

» Friday, January 20, 2017

NBA roundup: Warriors win sixth straight

HOUSTON -- Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry took turns orchestrating the offense while the Golden State Warriors' collective length dominated defensively in a 125-108 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night at Toyota Center.

Westbrook: ’I don’t play for All-Star bids’

Triple-double king Russell Westbrook isn't angry about being left out of the starting lineup for the NBA All-Star Game. At least the Oklahoma City Thunder guard wasn't saying so publicly on Friday.

NBA notebook: Bosh might be pursued by Bulls next season

Chris Bosh will likely be released by the Miami Heat on March 1 and the expected move could open the door to the 11-time All-Star forward being able to resume his NBA career next season.

Spurs C Gasol to miss 6 weeks after hand surgery

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol underwent surgery on Friday to repair a broken bone in his left hand, according to published reports.

Bulls may consider Bosh if cleared to play next season

Chris Bosh will likely be released by the Miami Heat on March 1 and the expected move could open the door to the 11-time All-Star forward being able to resume his NBA career next season.

Nets sign F Acy to second 10-day contract

The Brooklyn Nets signed forward Quincy Acy to a second 10-day contract Friday.

NBA roundup: Wall, Wizards fend off Knicks

NEW YORK -- John Wall scored 29 points and recorded 13 assists for his 25th double-double of the season, leading the Washington Wizards to a 113-110 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

» Thursday, January 19, 2017

NBA roundup: Wall, Wizards fend off Knicks at MSG

NEW YORK -- John Wall scored 29 points and recorded 13 assists for his 25th double-double of the season, leading the Washington Wizards to a 113-110 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

Spurs C Pau Gasol breaks finger during warmups

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol suffered an injury during the warm-up period prior to Thursday night's Spurs-Nuggets game.

Westbrook not named All-Star starter

The big story out of the All-Star Game starters' announcement is this: Russell Westbrook isn't one of the five starters on the Western Conference team.

Kings confirm Gay ruptured his Achilles’ tendon

An MRI exam performed Thursday confirmed the Sacramento Kings' fears that forward Rudy Gay had suffered a full rupture of the left Achilles' tendon.

Bucks G Middleton eyes return prior to All-Star break

Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Khris Middleton is making swift strides in his recovery from a hamstring injury and could return before next month's All-Star break.

NBA roundup: Wizards win 13th straight at home

WASHINGTON -- Otto Porter had 25 points and a career-high six 3-pointers as the Washington Wizards extended their home winning streak to 13 straight with a 104-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

Kings’ Gay exits with Achilles injury

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kings forward Rudy Gay sustained a left foot injury late in the third quarter of Sacramento's game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night at the Golden 1 Center.

» Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NBA roundup: Wizards win 13th straight at home

WASHINGTON -- Otto Porter had 25 points and a career-high six 3-pointers as the Washington Wizards extended their home winning streak to 13 straight with a 104-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

Anthony focused on Knicks, not drama with Jackson

Carmelo Anthony told reporters Wednesday he is tired of answering questions about his relationship with New York Knicks president Phil Jackson.

Clippers’ Paul out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, and he will be sidelined six to eight weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

NBA roundup: Joseph’s career night lifts Raptors

NEW YORK -- Cory Joseph scored a career-high 33 points in place of a resting Kyle Lowry, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 119-109 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

» Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NBA roundup: Joseph’s career night lifts Raptors

NEW YORK -- Cory Joseph scored a career-high 33 points in place of a resting Kyle Lowry, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 119-109 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

NBA roundup: Joseph’s career night lifts Raptors

NEW YORK -- Cory Joseph scored a career-high 33 points in place of a resting Kyle Lowry, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 119-109 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

NBA notebook: Anthony has not waived no-trade clause

Carmelo Anthony insists he remains loyal to the New York Knicks, even if the organization is no longer extending the same courtesy.

Kings’ Casspi out with calf injury

Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi is expected to be sidelined as long as two weeks with an injured right calf, the team announced on Tuesday.

Heat sign F White to 10-day contract

The Miami Heat signed forward Okaro White to a 10-day contract Tuesday.

Pacers assign F Christmas, G Young to Fort Wayne

The Indiana Pacers assigned forward Rakeem Christmas and guard Joe Young to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League on Tuesday.

Anthony: I’ve proven my loyalty to Knicks

Carmelo Anthony insists he remains loyal to the New York Knicks, even if the organization is no longer extending the same courtesy.

NBA roundup: Warriors crush Cavs to end series skid

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, using a 78-point, first-half explosion to crush the defending NBA champions 126-91.

Clippers G Paul leaves game with thumb injury

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul left Monday's contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a sprained left thumb.

» Monday, January 16, 2017

NBA roundup: Warriors crush Cavs to end series skid

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, using a 78-point, first-half explosion to crush the defending NBA champions 126-91.

NBA roundup: Warriors crush Cavs to end series skid

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, using a 78-point, first-half explosion to crush the defending NBA champions 126-91.

NBA roundup: Embiid leads hot 76ers past Bucks

MILWAUKEE -- Joel Embiid recorded his eighth double-double of the season Monday afternoon, finishing with 22 points and 12 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers' 113-104 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.

Nuggets’ Harris leaves game with ankle injury

DENVER -- Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris left Monday's game against the Orlando Magic with a right ankle sprain and will not return.

NBA roundup: New acquisition Dunleavy helps Hawks win

ATLANTA -- It didn't take long for Mike Dunleavy to change his mind about the trade that brought him to Atlanta.

» Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thunder C Adams leaves game with possible concussion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams didn't play for most of the second half of the team's game against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night after taking a blow to the head.

Knicks’ Thomas suffers fractured orbital bone

New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas sustained a fractured orbital bone and has concussion-like symptoms after being hit with an inadvertent elbow from Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas during Sunday's game.

NBA roundup: New acquisition Dunleavy helps Hawks win

ATLANTA -- It didn't take long for Mike Dunleavy to change his mind about the trade that brought him to Atlanta.

Jazz G Hood’s injury not as bad as feared

Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood avoided serious injury when an MRI exam performed Sunday revealed a bone bruise in his hyperextended right knee, multiple outlets reported.

Cavs recall G Felder

The Cleveland Cavaliers recalled guard Kay Felder from the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League on Sunday.

Lakers recall C Zubac

The Los Angeles Lakers recalled rookie center Ivica Zubac from the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League on Sunday.

» Saturday, January 14, 2017

NBA roundup: Booker scorches Spurs for 39 in win in Mexico

P.J. Tucker hit two free throws with 4.6 second to play for the final points and Devin Booker scored 39 points, 10 in the final quarter, as the Phoenix Suns surged from behind and then outlasted the San Antonio Spurs 108-105 on Saturday at Mexico City Arena as part of the NBA Global Games series.

NBA roundup: Booker scorches Spurs for 39 in win in Mexico

P.J. Tucker hit two free throws with 4.6 second to play for the final points and Devin Booker scored 39 points, 10 in the final quarter, as the Phoenix Suns surged from behind and then outlasted the San Antonio Spurs 108-105 on Saturday at Mexico City Arena as part of the NBA Global Games series.

NBA roundup: Embiid-led Sixers win third straight

PHILADELPHIA -- Joel Embiid had 24 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots as the surging Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets 102-93 on Friday night.

NBA roundup: Embiid-led Sixers win third straight

PHILADELPHIA -- Joel Embiid had 24 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots as the surging Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets 102-93 on Friday night.

» Friday, January 13, 2017

76ers assign Holmes to D-League

The Philadelphia 76ers assigned forward Richaun Holmes to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Friday.

NBA roundup: Nuggets win in London, Mavs in Mexico

The Denver Nuggets traveled 4,683 miles to play a home game, and the trek paid off with one of its best games of the year.

» Thursday, January 12, 2017

NBA roundup: Nuggets rout Pacers in London

A change of scenery and a chance to spend time together made all the difference for the Denver Nuggets.

Silver: NBA seeking to speed up end of games

The NBA is studying ways to accelerate the end of games to hold its audience, specifically the younger generation.

Pelicans’ Davis out with hip injury

NEW YORK -- New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis missed Thursday's game with the Brooklyn Nets due to a left hip injury.

Knicks PG Rose fined approximately 200K

The New York Knicks didn't take too kindly to guard Derrick Rose's disappearing act from when he missed Monday's 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

NBA roundup: Rockets’ nine-game win streak halted

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns posted his ninth straight double-double with 23 points and 18 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves held on to beat the Houston Rockets 119-105 on Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, January 11, 2017

NBA roundup: Rockets’ nine-game win streak halted

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns posted his ninth straight double-double with 23 points and 18 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves held on to beat the Houston Rockets 119-105 on Wednesday night.

NBA roundup: Jazz take down Cavs

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gordon Hayward scored 28 points and collected nine rebounds, and Rodney Hood added 18 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 100-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

NBA roundup: Jazz take down Cavs

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gordon Hayward scored 28 points and collected nine rebounds, and Rodney Hood added 18 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 100-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

» Tuesday, January 10, 2017

NBA roundup: Wall, Wizards sink Bulls

WASHINGTON -- John Wall hit the game-winning jump shot with five seconds remaining as the Washington Wizards rallied from an 18-point deficit for a 101-99 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.

Knicks PG Rose says family issue was reason for absence

New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose returned to the team's facilities Tuesday after his unexplained absence during Monday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, and said he was taking care of a family issue.

Rose returns to Knicks after unexplained absence

New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose returned to the team's facilities Tuesday after his unexplained absence during Monday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, and said he was taking care of a family issue.

Rose returns to Knicks after unexplained absence

New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose has returned to the team's facilities Tuesday after his unexplained absence during Monday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN reports.

Dunleavy finally set to join Hawks

Mike Dunleavy finally dropped his buyout demand on Monday, and he plans to report to the Hawks, multiple media outlets reported.

» Monday, January 9, 2017

Knicks G Rose inexplicably absent vs. Pelicans

NEW YORK -- Guard Derrick Rose was mysteriously absent from the Knicks' 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, and New York coach Jeff Hornacek shed no light on the situation postgame.

NBA roundup: Davis scores 40 but gets hurt in win

NEW YORK -- Anthony Davis poured in 40 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 110-96 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Former No. 1 overall pick Bennett waived by Nets

The Brooklyn Nets waived former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett on Monday.

NBA roundup: Cavs prevail after blowing big lede

PHOENIX -- Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love combined for 80 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers blew a 20-point third-quarter lead but hung on to beat the Phoenix Suns 120-116 on Sunday.

» Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cavs’ acquisition of Korver from Hawks on hold

The trade that would send guard Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers is on hold, reportedly because Mike Dunleavy has yet to report to the Atlanta Hawks.

NBA roundup: 76ers match last season’s win total

NEW YORK -- Rookie Joel Embiid scored 20 points in 24 minutes as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit and matched their win total from last season with a 105-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon.

Nuggets bring back F Gee

Forward Alonzo Gee signed a 10-day contract with the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

Antetokounmpo sits out vs. Wizards because of illness

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo missed Sunday's game against the Washington Wizards with an illness.

76ers recall F Holmes

The Philadelphia 76ers recalled forward Richaun Holmes from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Sunday.

» Saturday, January 7, 2017

NBA roundup: Westbrook notches 17th triple-double

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook tallied his 17th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 121-106 victory over the Denver Nuggets Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Severe weather postpones Pistons-Trail Blazers game

Saturday's scheduled contest between the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers was postponed due to severe weather conditions in Portland, Ore.

Wife of Cavs G Smith gives birth months early

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith's wife gave birth prematurely to the family's third daughter, the couple revealed on Saturday.

Cavs complete trade for Hawks’ Korver

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the trade to acquire guard Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, giving the defending NBA champions another premier shooter.

76ers assign Holmes to D-League

The Philadelphia 76ers assigned forward Richaun Holmes to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

NBA roundup: Rockets win seventh straight

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Patrick Beverley and Eric Gordon each added 17 points, leading the Houston Rockets to a 100-93 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night at Amway Arena.

NBA roundup: Rockets win seventh straight

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Patrick Beverley and Eric Gordon each added 17 points, leading the Houston Rockets to a 100-93 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night at Amway Arena.

» Friday, January 6, 2017

NBA roundup: Rockets win seventh straight

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Patrick Beverley and Eric Gordon each added 17 points, leading the Houston Rockets to a 100-93 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night at Amway Arena.

Hornets G Batum sustains knee injury, out vs. Spurs

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Nicolas Batum suffered a hyperextended right knee during Thursday's contest against the Detroit Pistons.

NBA roundup: Westbrook scores 49 but Thunder edged by Rockets

HOUSTON - Russell Westbrook scored 49 points but Nene sank two free throws with 0.7 seconds left and Houston squeaked out a 118-116 victory over Oklahoma City Thursday.

» Thursday, January 5, 2017

NBA roundup: Westbrook scores 49 but Thunder edged by Rockets

HOUSTON - Russell Westbrook scored 49 points but Nene sank two free throws with 0.7 seconds left and Houston squeaked out a 118-116 victory over Oklahoma City Thursday.

Cavaliers acquire G-F Korver from Hawks

Kyle Korver is headed to Cleveland to join LeBron James and the Cavaliers after the Atlanta Hawks agreed to trade the former NBA All-Star to the defending NBA champions on Thursday.

Cavaliers reportedly acquire G-F Korver from Hawks

Kyle Korver is headed to Cleveland to join LeBron James and the Cavaliers after the Atlanta Hawks agreed to trade the former NBA All-Star to the defending NBA champions on Thursday, The Vertical reports.

NBA notebook: James has most All-Star votes after first week

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the leading vote-getters for the 2017 All-Star Game in the first tabulations released for the contest in New Orleans.

Heat F Winslow has season-ending surgery

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced Thursday.

Pistons recall rookie F Ellenson

The Detroit Pistons recalled rookie forward Henry Ellenson on Thursday from the Grand Rapids Drive, the team's NBA Development League affiliate.

James, Irving lead All-Star voting

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the leading vote-getters for the 2017 All-Star Game in the first tabulations released for the contest in New Orleans.

NBA roundup: Bucks beat Knicks at buzzer

NEW YORK - Giannis Antetokounmpo hit a step-back jumper near the free throw line as time expired to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to a 105-104 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

» Wednesday, January 4, 2017

NBA roundup: Bucks beat Knicks at buzzer

NEW YORK - Giannis Antetokounmpo hit a step-back jumper near the free throw line as time expired to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to a 105-104 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Sixers release G Thompson

The Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday waived shooting guard Hollis Thompson.

Magic assign G Wilcox to D-League

The Orlando Magic assigned guard C.J. Wilcox to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League on Wednesday.

NBA roundup: Thomas’ scoring and passing carries Celtics

BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and dished out a career-high 15 assists to lead Boston to a 115-104 victory over Utah.

» Tuesday, January 3, 2017

NBA roundup: Thomas’ scoring and passing carries Celtics

BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and dished out a career-high 15 assists to lead Boston to a 115-104 victory over Utah.

NBA roundup: Thomas’ scoring and passing carries Celtics

BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and dished out a career-high 15 assists to lead Boston to a 115-104 victory over Utah.

Pelicans sign Motiejunas to prorated one-year deal

Donatas Motiejunas is back in the NBA with a reduced paycheck after signing a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for the remainder of the season.

NBA roundup: Butler’s 52 points carries Bulls

CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler had 52 points, 12 rebounds and six assists as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Hornets 118-111 on Monday night at the United Center.

NBA roundup: Butler’s 52 points carries Bulls

CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler had 52 points, 12 rebounds and six assists as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Hornets 118-111 on Monday night at the United Center.

» Monday, January 2, 2017

Hornets’ Zeller placed in concussion protocol

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol, the team announced Monday.

NBA roundup: McCollum scores 43 to lead Blazers by Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- C.J. McCollum scored a career-high 43 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 95-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

» Sunday, January 1, 2017

NBA roundup: McCollum scores 43 to lead Blazers by Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- C.J. McCollum scored a career-high 43 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 95-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

NBA notebook: Hawks fielding trade offers on Millsap

Paul Millsap's days in Atlanta appear to be numbered.

Hawks fielding trade offers on Millsap, Korver, Sefolosha

Paul Millsap's days in Atlanta appear to be numbered.

Pelicans waive veteran F Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans waived swingman Reggie Williams on Sunday.

Hawks send F Scott to D-League

The Atlanta Hawks assigned forward Mike Scott to the Long Island Nets of the NBA Development League on Sunday.

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