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» Saturday, December 31, 2016

NBA roundup: Harden scores 53 to lead Rockets over Knicks

HOUSTON -- James Harden recorded a 50-point triple-double while Ryan Anderson played a capable second fiddle as the Houston Rockets outlasted the game New York Knicks 129-122 on Saturday night.

NBA roundup: Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Bulls

CHICAGO -- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points and Jabari Parker added 27 as the Milwaukee Bucks took charge in the second half to pull away from the Chicago Bulls 116-96 on Saturday night.

Jazz’s Hill leaves after taking elbow to face

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah point guard George Hill did not return in the second half of Saturday's Suns-Jazz game after being elbowed by Phoenix center Alex Len.

NBA notebook: Hornets call up two D-League players

The Charlotte Hornets recalled guard Aaron Harrison and forward Christian Wood from the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

Suns recall F Jones Jr.

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

Magic assign C Zimmerman to D-League

The Orlando Magic assigned center Stephen Zimmerman to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

Hornets recall G Harrison, F Wood

The Charlotte Hornets recalled guard Aaron Harrison and forward Christian Wood from the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

NBA roundup: Thomas’ 52 points sparks Celtics

BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas pulled off another of his amazing finishes at TD Garden Friday night. And this one was his best.

NBA roundup: Thomas’ 52 points sparks Celtics

BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas pulled off another of his amazing finishes at TD Garden Friday night. And this one was his best.

» Friday, December 30, 2016

NBA roundup: Thomas’ 52 points sparks Celtics

BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas pulled off another of his amazing finishes at TD Garden Friday night. And this one was his best.

Charity auctions raise $45K on Curry shoes

Charity auctions for two pairs of Stephen Curry shoes raised $45,201 for the Oakland Fire Relief fund.

NBA roundup: Westbrook ejected as Thunder fall to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol scored 25 points, Troy Daniels had 22 and Zach Randolph added 21 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 114-80 victory Thursday night over the Oklahoma City Thunder, which lost Russell Westbrook in the third quarter to an ejection.

» Thursday, December 29, 2016

Westbrook ejected after second technical

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook was ejected from Thursday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies in the third quarter after picking up his second technical foul.

NBA notebook: Bulls waive Hunter

The Chicago Bulls waived guard R.J. Hunter on Thursday, two weeks before his contract became fully guaranteed.

Hawks send Prince to D-League team

The Atlanta Hawks assigned forward Taurean Prince to the Long Island Nets of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule, the team announced Thursday.

Warriors send C Jones, G McCaw to D-League affiliate

The Golden State Warriors assigned rookie center Damian Jones and rookie guard Patrick McCaw to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced Thursday.

Bulls waive G Hunter

The Chicago Bulls waived guard R.J. Hunter on Thursday, two weeks before his contract became fully guaranteed.

NBA roundup: DeRozan sets Toronto scoring record in loss

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson scored 12 of his 21 points in Golden State's 42-point first quarter Wednesday night, and the early explosion propelled the Warriors to a 121-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

NBA roundup: Seventh straight home win for Wizards

WASHINGTON -- John Wall had 36 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as the surging Washington Wizards fended off the Indiana Pacers 111-105 on Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, December 28, 2016

NBA notebook: Phil Jackson, Buss break off engagement

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers executive Jeanie Buss have ended their engagement and long-distance relationship.

Cavaliers send G Felder to Canton

The Cleveland Cavaliers assigned guard Kay Felder to the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League on Wednesday.

Knicks’ Jackson, Lakers’ Buss call off engagement

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers executive Jeanie Buss have ended their engagement and long-distance relationship.

Rockets’ Ariza tries to confront Mavericks’ Mejri

Houston Rockets swingman Trevor Ariza wasn't willing to let his night end after being ejected from Tuesday's contentious game against the Dallas Mavericks.

Knicks’ Jackson, Lakers’ Buss call off engagement

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers executive Jeanie Buss have ended their engagement and long-distance relationship.

NBA roundup: Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder

MIAMI -- Russell Westbrook produced the 52nd triple-double of his career, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-94 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

» Tuesday, December 27, 2016

NBA roundup: Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder

MIAMI -- Russell Westbrook produced the 52nd triple-double of his career, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-94 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

NBA roundup: Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder

MIAMI -- Russell Westbrook produced the 52nd triple-double of his career, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-94 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

NBA roundup: Cavaliers sit James, fall to Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Tobias Harris scored 21 points and the Detroit Pistons took advantage of LeBron James' absence to snap a five-game losing streak by downing the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-90 on Monday night at The Palace.

» Monday, December 26, 2016

NBA roundup: Cavaliers sit James, fall to Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Tobias Harris scored 21 points and the Detroit Pistons took advantage of LeBron James' absence to snap a five-game losing streak by downing the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-90 on Monday night at The Palace.

Nets’ Lin exits with hamstring injury

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn point guard Jeremy Lin left the Nets' game against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday due to a strained left hamstring.

Cavs-Warriors rematch delivers Christmas Day rating

The NBA Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors matched the highest-rated Christmas Day NBA game in 12 years.

NBA roundup: Last-second Cavs win over Warriors

CLEVELAND -- The Golden State Warriors still can't close out Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA roundup: Last-second Cavs win over Warriors

CLEVELAND -- The Golden State Warriors still can't close out Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

» Saturday, December 24, 2016

Warriors add C Jones prior to rematch vs. Cavaliers

The Golden State Warriors called up rookie center Damian Jones ahead of Sunday's Christmas Day rematch of last year's NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA roundup: Warriors win seventh straight

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kevin Durant fired in 32 points and the Golden State Warriors overcame a season-high 23 turnovers to down the Detroit Pistons 119-113 on Friday night at The Palace.

» Friday, December 23, 2016

Players, owners ratify new NBA CBA

The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement was ratified by the players and the owners, the league announced Friday.

NBA notebook: Cavaliers G Smith to miss 12-14 weeks

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith will miss 12 to 14 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a "complex fracture" of his right thumb, the team announced Friday.

Mavs F Nowitzki to turn after lengthy absence

Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki will see some playing time Friday night when the Mavericks visit the Los Angeles Clippers.

Warriors F Green returns vs. Pistons

Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green will be back in the lineup on Friday night against the Detroit Pistons after missing Thursday's game due to the birth of his son.

Cavaliers G Smith out 12-14 weeks after thumb surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith will miss 12 to 14 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a "complex fracture" of his right thumb, the team announced Friday.

Hawks recall F Bembry

The Atlanta Hawks recalled rookie forward DeAndre Bembry from the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League on Friday.

NBA roundup: Paul injured in Clippers win

LOS ANGELES -- Despite losing Chris Paul to a hamstring injury, the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-101 Thursday night at Staples Center.

NBA roundup: Celtics win fourth straight

INDIANAPOLIS -- Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 109-102 on Thursday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

» Thursday, December 22, 2016

NBA roundup: Celtics win fourth straight

INDIANAPOLIS -- Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 109-102 on Thursday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Karl rips into ’conundrum’ Anthony, others in new book

Former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl takes aim at New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and others in his upcoming book "Furious George," calling Anthony a "conundrum" and a "user of people" during their time together.

NBA notebook: Former coach Karl takes shots at Carmelo in book

Former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl takes aim at New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and others in his upcoming book "Furious George," calling Anthony a "conundrum" and a "user of people" during their time together.

Warriors’ Green to miss game against Nets

Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green will miss Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to the birth of his son.

NBA owners approve new labor deal

By the end of the year and possibly as early as Christmas Day, the NBA is expected to officially have labor peace.

Karl rips into ’conundrum’ Anthony, others in new book

Former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl takes aim at New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and others in his upcoming book "Furious George," calling Anthony a "conundrum" and a "user of people" during their time together.

NBA roundup: Westbrook scores 42 in Thunder’s win over Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS -- Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 42 points, including 11 consecutive in the final five minutes, and reserve guard Alex Abrines scored 18 points to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 121-110 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center.

» Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NBA roundup: Westbrook scores 42 in Thunder’s win over Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 42 points, including 11 consecutive in the final five minutes, and reserve guard Alex Abrines scored 18 points to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 121-110 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center.

NBA roundup: Westbrook scores 42 in Thunder’s win over Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 42 points, including 11 consecutive in the final five minutes, and reserve guard Alex Abrines scored 18 points to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 121-110 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center.

Cavs G Smith to undergo surgery on fractured right thumb

Cleveland Cavaliers starting guard J.R. Smith will undergo surgery to repair a fractured right thumb suffered during Tuesday night's overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced Wednesday.

Cavs fear G Smith broke right thumb

The Cleveland Cavaliers fear starting guard J.R. Smith broke his right thumb during Tuesday night's overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks, according to reports.

NBA roundup: Cousins scores 55; LeBron passes Moses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-high 55 points, and his three-point play after his apparent ejection with 35 seconds left in the game lifted the Sacramento Kings to a 126-121 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

NBA roundup: Spurs rally past Rockets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-high 55 points, and his three-point play after his apparent ejection with 35 seconds left in the game lifted the Sacramento Kings to a 126-121 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

NBA roundup: Spurs rally past Rockets

HOUSTON -- Patty Mills turned a scrambled offensive possession into a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left as the San Antonio Spurs erased a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit en route to a 102-100 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at Toyota Center.

Cavaliers’ Smith leaves with thumb injury

Cleveland guard J.R. Smith suffered a right thumb injury late in the first half of the Cavaliers' road game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

» Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NBA roundup: Spurs rally past Rockets

HOUSTON -- Patty Mills turned a scrambled offensive possession into a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left as the San Antonio Spurs erased a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit en route to a 102-100 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at Toyota Center.

Cavaliers’ Smith leaves with thumb injury

Cleveland guard J.R. Smith suffered a right thumb injury during the third quarter of the Cavaliers' road game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

Lakers’ Nance exits with knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. was helped off the floor and to the locker room due to a left knee injury during the third quarter of Los Angeles' game against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night.

Lakers’ Nance exits with knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. was helped off the floor and to the locker room with an apparent knee injury during the third quarter of Los Angeles' game against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night.

NBA notebook: Kings fine Cousins

The Sacramento Kings fined DeMarcus Cousins a reported $50,000 after

Clippers’ Griffin undergoes knee surgery

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday and will be sidelined from four to six weeks.

Kings fine Cousins after incident with reporter

The Sacramento Kings fined DeMarcus Cousins a reported $50,000 after the center berated a Sacramento Bee reporter last Monday, multiple outlets reported.

Kings fine Cousins after incident with reporter

The Sacramento Kings fined DeMarcus Cousins a reported $50,000 after the center berated a Sacramento Bee reporter last Monday, multiple outlets reported.

Howard set to return as Hawks host Timberwolves

ATLANTA -- Dwight Howard is expected to return to the Atlanta lineup against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, but the Hawks showed at Oklahoma City that they can win without their new center.

Rockets C Capela sidelined with fractured fibula

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela has a small fracture in his left fibula, the team announced Tuesday.

Kings fine Cousins after incident with reporter

The Sacramento Kings fined DeMarcus Cousins after the center berated a Sacramento Bee reporter last Monday, ESPN reports.

» Monday, December 19, 2016

NBA roundup: Pacers win in final second

INDIANAPOLIS -- Thaddeus Young sank a driving short jumper with slightly less than a second left to give the Indiana Pacers a 107-105 victory over Washington Wizards on Monday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

League changes All-Star Game voting process

The NBA announced a revamped All-Star voting process on Monday, integrating players and media members into the mix.

NBA notebook: Clippers’ Griffin sidelined 3-6 weeks

Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin will undergo minor surgery on his right knee this week and is expected to be sidelined until at least January.

Surgery to shelve Clippers F Griffin 3-6 weeks

Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin will undergo minor surgery on his right knee this week and is expected to be sidelined until at least January.

Magic recall G Wilcox, C Zimmerman

The Orlando Magic recalled guard C.J. Wilcox and center Stephen Zimmerman from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League on Monday.

Cavs F Love to miss at least 1 game

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has stiffness and swelling in his left knee and will not play in Tuesday night's road game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced Monday.

Surgery to shelve Clippers F Griffin 3-6 weeks

Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin will undergo minor surgery on his right knee this week and is expected to be sidelined until at least January, according to reports.

Spurs retire Duncan’s jersey number

SAN ANTONIO -- The 19-year career of Tim Duncan as a San Antonio Spurs power forward was celebrated on Sunday as the team retired Duncan's No. 21 jersey.

» Sunday, December 18, 2016

Spurs retire Duncan’s jersey number

SAN ANTONIO -- The 19-year career of Tim Duncan as a San Antonio Spurs power forward was celebrated on Sunday as the team retired Duncan's No. 21 jersey.

Spurs retire Duncan’s jersey number

SAN ANTONIO -- The 19-year career of Tim Duncan as a San Antonio Spurs power forward was celebrated on Sunday as the team retired Duncan's No. 21 jersey.

NBA roundup: Beal’s 41 lift Wizards past Clippers

WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal scored 41 points and sank six 3-pointers as the surging Washington Wizards rallied past the Los Angeles Clippers for a 117-110 win on Sunday evening.

NBA roundup: James, Irving, Love big for Cavs

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored 26 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and Kyrie Irving had 21 points and matched his career high with 12 assists in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.

NBA roundup: James, Irving, Love big for Cavs

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored 26 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and Kyrie Irving had 21 points and matched his career high with 12 assists in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.

» Saturday, December 17, 2016

Nuggets recall G Beasley

The Denver Nuggets recalled rookie guard Malik Beasley from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

NBA roundup: Rockets set league 3-point record

HOUSTON -- James Harden posted his second consecutive triple-double while Eric Gordon scored a season-high 29 points as the Houston Rockets turned another record-setting performance into a 122-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night at Toyota Center.

NBA roundup: Rockets set league 3-point record

HOUSTON -- James Harden posted his second consecutive triple-double while Eric Gordon scored a season-high 29 points as the Houston Rockets turned another record-setting performance into a 122-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night at Toyota Center.

» Friday, December 16, 2016

NBA roundup: Rockets set league 3-point record

HOUSTON -- James Harden posted his second consecutive triple-double while Eric Gordon scored a season-high 29 points as the Houston Rockets turned another record-setting performance into a 122-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night at Toyota Center.

Cavaliers’ Andersen suffers season-ending ACL injury

Cleveland Cavaliers reserve center Chris Andersen suffered a torn ACL Friday that will require season-ending surgery.

Grizzlies PG Conley (back) set to return

Memphis Grizzlies standout point guard Mike Conley is slated to return to action on Friday night, three weeks after breaking two bones in his lower back.

NBA roundup: Warriors prevail with team effort

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors passed circles around the New York Knicks on Thursday night, assisting on their first 36 baskets over 35 minutes in a 103-90 victory over the undermanned Eastern Conference squad.

NBA roundup: Spurs pull away from Suns

PHOENIX -- Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol scored 18 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs used a 21-3 run in the fourth quarter to put away the Phoenix Suns 107-92 on Thursday.

» Thursday, December 15, 2016

NBA roundup: Davis powers Pelicans past Pacers

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis scored a game-high 35 points and rookie Buddy Hield had a season-high 21 as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Indiana Pacers 102-95 on Thursday night in the Smoothie King Center.

NBA sideline reporter Sager dies at 65

Turner Sports NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65, the network announced Thursday.

Rockets part ways with Motiejunas

The Donatas Motiejunas era in Houston is over.

Rockets part ways with Motiejunas

The Donatas Motiejunas era in Houston is over.

NBA sideline reporter Sager dies at 65

Turner Sports NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65, the network announced Thursday.

NBA notebook: Sideline reporter Sager dies

Turner Sports NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65, the network announced Thursday.

NBA sideline reporter Sager dies at 65

Turner Sports NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65, the network announced Thursday.

Pelicans G Evans returning after 11-month absence

New Orleans Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans, who has not played in a game since last January because of knee and calf injuries, is expected to make his season debut in Thursday's game against the Indiana Pacers.

NBA sideline reporter Sager dies at 65

Turner Sports NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65, the network announced Thursday.

Thunder star Westbrook tired of triple-double talk

Russell Westbrook is tired of hearing about his triple-doubles.

Warriors’ Green unhappy with NBA’s new labor deal

Draymond Green isn't a fan of the NBA's new tentative collective bargaining agreement.

NBA roundup: Harden’s record triple-double lifts Rockets

HOUSTON -- James Harden matched the franchise record for career triple-doubles as the Houston Rockets blitzed the shorthanded Sacramento Kings 132-98 on Wednesday night at Toyota Center.

» Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NBA, players agree to labor deal

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Union reached agreement Wednesday on a seven-year collective bargaining agreement assuring that there will be no lockout or strike and that there will be labor peace for at least six years.

NBA roundup: Rivers’ 3-pointers carries Clippers

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Austin Rivers scored a season-high 25 points and hit seven 3-pointers while leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 113-108 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night at the Amway Center.

NBA, players agree to labor deal

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Union reached agreement Wednesday on a seven-year collective bargaining agreement assuring that there will be no lockout or strike and that there will be labor peace for at least six years.

Pistons assign Ellenson, Gbinije to D-League

The Detroit Pistons assigned forward Henry Ellenson and guard Michael Gbinije to the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League on Wednesday.

NBA roundup: Warriors steal win in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS -- Stephen Curry scored a team-high 30 points, including a 15-foot jumper from the left baseline and a stop-and-scoop layup in the final three minutes, and Draymond Green made a key strip of Anthony Davis in the final three seconds to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 113-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center.

NBA roundup: Warriors steal win in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS -- Stephen Curry scored a team-high 30 points, including a 15-foot jumper from the left baseline and a stop-and-scoop layup in the final three minutes, and Draymond Green made a key strip of Anthony Davis in the final three seconds to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 113-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center.

» Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NBA roundup: Warriors steal win in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS -- Stephen Curry scored a team-high 30 points, including a 15-foot jumper from the left baseline and a stop-and-scoop layup in the final three minutes, and Draymond Green made a key strip of Anthony Davis in the final three seconds to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 113-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center.

Derrick Rose leaves game with back spasms

PHOENIX -- New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose left Tuesday's game against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter with back spasms.

NBA roundup: DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors roll

TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points and was 15-for-15 from the free throw line to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 122-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

» Monday, December 12, 2016

Hawks recall F Bembry

The Atlanta Hawks recalled forward DeAndre Bembry from the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League on Monday.

Pacers recall F Niang

The Indiana Pacers recalled forward Georges Niang from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League on Monday.

NBA roundup: Thunder win, but Westbrook’s streak ends

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook scored 37 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 99-96 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, though his streak of consecutive triple-doubles ended at seven games.

» Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pistons recall 3 from Grand Rapids

The Detroit Pistons recalled forwards Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson and guard Michael Gbinije from the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League on Sunday.

NBA roundup: Another milestone for Cavs’ James

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored a season-high 44 points and became the first frontcourt player to pass for 7,000 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers recorded a 116-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.

» Saturday, December 10, 2016

NBA roundup: Knicks’ Anthony reaches milestone

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points and knocked down two free throws with 14.8 seconds left as the New York Knicks held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Friday night.

» Friday, December 9, 2016

NBA roundup: Sixers snap 23-game road skid

NEW ORLEANS -- Dario Saric scored eight consecutive points in a decisive fourth-quarter surge and Ersan Ilyasova had a team-high 23 points as the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a 23-game road losing streak with a 99-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday night at the Smoothie King Center.

» Thursday, December 8, 2016

NBA notebook: Jazz star Hayward ruled out vs. Warriors

Utah Jazz standout Gordon Hayward will miss Thursday's home game against the Golden State Warriors after aggravating a finger injury.

Jazz star Hayward ruled out vs. Warriors

Utah Jazz standout Gordon Hayward will miss Thursday's home game against the Golden State Warriors after aggravating a finger injury.

Nets waive G Ferrell, add G Dinwiddie

The Brooklyn Nets waived rookie guard Yogi Ferrell and signed free-agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie on Thursday, the club announced.

Grizzlies sign GM Wallace. top executives to new deals

The Memphis Grizzlies are off to a strong start and the success helped prompt the club to sign general manager Chris Wallace and two other executives to multi-year extensions.

Bulls F McDermott to return vs. Spurs

Forward Doug McDermott will return from an 11-game absence due to a concussion when the Chicago Bulls host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.

Celtics PG Thomas will likely miss game versus Raptors

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (groin) received a platelet-rich plasma injection and is likely to miss Friday night's game against the Toronto Raptors, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told a Boston radio station Thursday morning.

Kings C Cousins, F Barnes sued over New York incident

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Matt Barnes are being sued following an alleged assault at a New York club on Monday morning, ESPN reports.

NBA roundup: Rockets’ 15 3-pointers extends record streak

HOUSTON -- Eric Gordon scored 26 points in 23 minutes off the bench and James Harden added 25 points and eight assists as the Houston Rockets throttled the Los Angeles Lakers 134-95 on Wednesday night at Toyota Center.

» Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Hornets assign Harrison, Wood to D-League

The Charlotte Hornets assigned guard Aaron Harrison and forward Christian Wood to the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA Development League on Wednesday.

NBA roundup: Spurs remain perfect on road

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points as the San Antonio Spurs topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-91 on Tuesday at Target Center to improve to 13-0 on the road.

» Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hawks send F Scott to D-League in bid for playing time

The Atlanta Hawks assigned forward Mike Scott to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League, the team announced Tuesday.

Wizards assign McClellan to D-League

The Washington Wizards assigned guard Sheldon McClellan to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League, the team announced Tuesday.

76ers hire Brand for player development role

Elton Brand is back with the Philadelphia 76ers, joining the team as a player development consultant.

NBA roundup: Thompson nets 60 in Warriors win

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson exploded for 23 of his career-high 60 points in the second quarter Monday night, propelling the Golden State Warriors to a 142-106 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Mavericks’ Bogut suffers knee injury

DALLAS -- Already without Dirk Nowitzki, J.J. Barea and Seth Curry, the Dallas Mavericks' rotation suffered another blow in the first half Monday when Andrew Bogut hurt his right knee. The starting center was set to have an MRI exam Tuesday.

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