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» Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bogut set to join Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to adding frontcourt depth for the rest of the regular season and playoffs.

Warriors’ Durant out after injuring knee in Washington

WASHINGTON -- Golden State's Kevin Durant was ruled out after suffering a hyperextended left knee injury in the first quarter against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

NBA notebook: Pelicans C Cousins draws one-game suspension

DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay after the New Orleans Pelicans center received his league-leading 18th technical foul in Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Bucks F Beasley to miss at least three games

Milwaukee Bucks forward Michael Beasley will miss at least the next three games after suffering a left knee injury during the second quarter of Monday night's game at Cleveland.

Nuggets F Faried to miss at least one week with injuries

Denver forward Kenneth Faried will miss the next week to 10 days because of back and ankle injuries, according to the Denver Post.

Lakers sign Nwaba to 10-day deal

The Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday signed guard/forward David Nwaba to a 10-day contract.

Wizards F Morris fined for ball toss

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris was fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball toward a game official and into the stands, the league announced Tuesday.

Pelicans C Cousins serving suspension Wednesday

DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay after the New Orleans Pelicans center received his league-leading 18th technical foul in Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Raptors PG Lowry to undergo wrist surgery

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will undergo wrist surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.

NBA roundup: Pacers take down Rockets

HOUSTON -- Jeff Teague and Rodney Stuckey co-authored a rousing comeback as the Indiana Pacers erased a 17-point deficit and shocked the Houston Rockets 117-108 on Monday night at Toyota Center.

NBA roundup: Pacers take down Rockets

HOUSTON -- Jeff Teague and Rodney Stuckey co-authored a rousing comeback as the Indiana Pacers erased a 17-point deficit and shocked the Houston Rockets 117-108 on Monday night at Toyota Center.

» Monday, February 27, 2017

NBA roundup: DeRozan’s shot lifts Raptors over Knicks

NEW YORK -- DeMar DeRozan capped a 37-point night by hitting the winning jumper with 1.9 seconds left and the Toronto Raptors overcame a double-digit deficit for the fourth straight game in a 92-91 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night.

NBA roundup: DeRozan’s shot lifts Raptors over Knicks

NEW YORK -- DeMar DeRozan capped a 37-point night by hitting the winning jumper with 1.9 seconds left and the Toronto Raptors overcame a double-digit deficit for the fourth straight game in a 92-91 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night.

Calderon set to join Warriors after buyout by Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers waived point guard Jose Calderon, who is expected to sign with the Golden State Warriors.

Cavs add to depth with Williams signing

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed free-agent guard Deron Williams, the team announced Monday.

NBA notebook: Raptors’ Lowry faces wrist surgery

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will undergo wrist surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.

Nets waive F Scola

The Brooklyn Nets waived veteran forward Luis Scola on Monday.

76ers get rid of Bogut quickly

Center Andrew Bogut was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, four days after he was acquired in a trade.

Knicks C Noah undergoes procedure on knee

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah underwent arthroscopic knee surgery that clouds the rest of his season, the team announced Monday.

Cavs’ James (strep throat) will play vs. Bucks

LeBron James missed the Cleveland Cavaliers' morning shootaround as he continues to recover from strep throat but will play in Monday night's home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, coach Tyronn Lue said.

Raptors PG Lowry to undergo wrist surgery

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will undergo wrist surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.

Knicks C Noah expected to miss rest of season

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and miss the remainder of the season, according to multiple reports Monday.

Knicks C Noah expected to msis rest of season

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and miss the remainder of the season, according to multiple reports Monday.

Cavs’ James (strep throat) questionable vs. Bucks

LeBron James missed the Cleveland Cavaliers' morning shootaround as he continues to recover from strep throat and is questionable for Monday night's home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

76ers: Embiid out indefinitely

Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid is out indefinitely with swelling in his injured left knee.

Cavs recall G Felder

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

NBA roundup: Westbrook leads Thunder past Pelicans

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook notched his 29th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 118-110 victory over New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

» Sunday, February 26, 2017

NBA roundup: Westbrook leads Thunder past Pelicans

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook notched his 29th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 118-110 victory over New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

NBA notebook: Jazz C Gobert fined for contact with official

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was fined $25,000 for making physical contact with a game official, the league announced Sunday.

Heat C Reed (ankle) ruled out for Monday

Miami Heat backup center Willie Reed has been ruled out of Monday's road game against the Dallas Mavericks because of bursitis in his right ankle.

Hornets sign PG Weber to 10-day contract

Point guard Briante Weber agreed to a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday after being released by the Golden State Warriors.

Nuggets recall rookie G Beasley from Sioux Falls

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

Cavaliers send G Felder to Canton of D-League

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

Jazz C Gobert fined $25K for contact with official

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was fined $25,000 for making physical contact with a game official, the league announced Sunday.

NBA roundup: Warriors clinch playoff berth

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors became the first team in the league to clinch a playoff spot Saturday night, riding 51 combined points from guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to a 112-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

NBA roundup: Rockets set season 3-point record

HOUSTON -- James Harden paced a balanced scoring attack as the Houston Rockets set an NBA season record for 3-pointers while outscoring the Minnesota Timberwolves 142-130 on Saturday night at Toyota Center.

» Saturday, February 25, 2017

Illness forces LeBron to miss loss to Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James missed Saturday night's 117-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls due to strep throat.

NBA roundup: Heat remain hot

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat, taking advantage of a key ejection, continued their hot streak with a 113-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

NBA roundup: Heat remain hot

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat, taking advantage of a key ejection, continued their hot streak with a 113-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

NBA notebook: Williams clears waivers, set to join Cavaliers

Deron Williams cleared waivers on Saturday and will sign a contract and join the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

Lakers expected to buy out Calderon’s contract

Magic Johnson's purge of the Los Angeles Lakers' roster continued Saturday.

Illness forces LeBron to miss game versus Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will miss Saturday night's home game against the Chicago Bulls due to an illness.

Williams clears waivers, set to join Cavaliers

Deron Williams cleared waivers on Saturday and will sign a contract and join the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

Warriors’ Durant (hand) out vs. Nets

Forward Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors will miss Saturday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets at Oracle Arena in Oakland because of a left-hand contusion, the team announced.

LeBron ill, might miss Bulls game

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James missed the morning shootaround due to an illness and is questionable for Saturday night's home game against the Chicago Bulls.

Cavs recall G Felder

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

NBA roundup: Pacers end six-game skid

INDIANAPOLIS-- C.J. Miles scored 17 points, Monta Ellis added 16 and Indiana snapped a six-game losing streak with a 102-92 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

» Friday, February 24, 2017

NBA roundup: Pacers end six-game skid

INDIANAPOLIS-- C.J. Miles scored 17 points, Monta Ellis added 16 and Indiana snapped a six-game losing streak with a 102-92 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

Raptors G Lowry misses game with wrist injury

TORONTO -- All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry was scratched from the Toronto Raptors game against the Boston Celtics Friday night with an injury to his right wrist.

NBA notebook: 76ers F Simmons ruled out for season

The Philadelphia 76ers officially ruled out forward Ben Simmons for the remainder of his rookie season after tests revealed his broken right foot was not fully healed.

Clippers in talks over moving to new arena

The Los Angeles Clippers are in discussions with Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke about moving the team to a new arena in Inglewood, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Mavericks acquire C Noel from 76ers

The Dallas Mavericks acquired center Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday for center Andrew Bogut, guard Justin Anderson and a protected first-round draft pick.

Pelicans sign G Jack to 10-day deal to bulk up depleted backcourt

The New Orleans Pelicans signed free agent guard Jarrett Jack to a 10-day contract on Friday to help shore up a depleted backcourt.

Cousins rips Kings, calls trade ’coward move’

All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins lashed out at Sacramento Kings management, terming Sunday's trade to the New Orleans Pelicans as "a coward move."

Hawks PG Schroder suspended for one game

The Atlanta Hawks suspended guard Dennis Schroder for one game without pay for failure to report to the team on time after the All-Star break.

76ers’ Simmons officially ruled out for rookie season

The Philadelphia 76ers officially ruled out forward Ben Simmons for the remainder of his rookie season after tests revealed his broken right foot was not fully healed.

76ers’ Simmons officially ruled out for rookie season

The Philadelphia 76ers officially ruled out forward Ben Simmons for the remainder of his rookie season after tests revealed his broken right foot was not fully healed.

NBA roundup: Williams, Rockets sink Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS -- Newly acquired guard Lou Williams scored a team-high 27 points to lead six players in double figures, and the Houston Rockets forced 20 turnovers to spoil the Twin Towers debut of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins with a 129-99 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday.

» Thursday, February 23, 2017

NBA roundup: Williams, Rockets sink Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS -- Newly acquired guard Lou Williams scored a team-high 27 points to lead six players in double figures, and the Houston Rockets forced 20 turnovers to spoil the Twin Towers debut of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins with a 129-99 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday.

Knicks’ Porzingis sustains ankle injury

CLEVELAND -- New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis left Thursday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sprained right ankle.

Mavericks waive veteran guard Deron Williams

The Dallas Mavericks were unable to find a trade for three-time All-Star Deron Williams Thursday. Instead, the Mavericks waived the veteran point guard.

Pelicans waive F Jones

New Orleans waived power forward Terrence Jones on Thursday minutes after the NBA trade deadline passed.

NBA trade roundup: Thunder acquire Gibson, McDermott from Bulls

Seeking frontcourt help, the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired veteran forward Taj Gibson from the Chicago Bulls just before the end of Thursday's NBA trading deadline.

Thunder acquire Gibson, McDermott from Bulls

Seeking frontcourt help, the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired veteran forward Taj Gibson from the Chicago Bulls just before the end of Thursday's trading deadline.

NBA notebook: Thunder acquire F Gibson from Bulls

Seeking frontcourt help, the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired veteran forward Taj Gibson from the Chicago Bulls just before the end of Thursday's trading deadline.

Raptors obtain F Tucker from Suns

After obtaining forward Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic before the All-Star break, the Toronto Raptors added some veteran frontcourt help by obtaining forward P.J. Tucker from the Phoenix Suns.

Hawks ship F Scott to Suns

The Phoenix Suns acquired forward Mike Scott from the Atlanta Hawks for cash, a heavily-protected 2017 second-round pick and the draft rights to Cenk Akyol Thursday.

NBA notebook: Thunder acquire F Gibson from Bulls

Seeking frontcourt help, the Oklahoma City Thunder reportedly acquired veteran forward Taj Gibson from the Chicago Bulls just before the end of Thursday's trading deadline.

NBA trade roundup: Thunder acquire Gibson, McDermott from Bulls

Seeking frontcourt help, the Oklahoma City Thunder reportedly acquired veteran forward Taj Gibson from the Chicago Bulls just before the end of Thursday's NBA trading deadline.

Pelicans waives F Jones

New Orleans waived power forward Terrence Jones on Thursday minutes after the NBA trade deadline passed.

Mavericks waive veteran guard Deron Williams

The Dallas Mavericks were unable to find a trade for Deron Williams Thursday. Instead, the Mavericks waived the veteran point guard.

Pelicans reportedly waives F Jones

New Orleans waived power forward Terrence Jones on Thursday minutes after the NBA trade deadline passed.

Raptors obtain F Tucker from Suns

After obtaining forward Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic before the All-Star break, the Toronto Raptors reportedly added some veteran frontcourt help by obtaining forward P.J. Tucker from the Phoenix Suns.

Grizzlies lock up veteran G Douglas for 2 years

The Memphis Grizzlies announced Thursday that they have signed veteran guard Toney Douglas to a two-year contract.

Nuggets land C Hibbert from Bucks

Three weeks after being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, veteran center Roy Hibbert was acquired by the Denver Nuggets Thursday.

Magic’s first Lakers’ trade now official

The Los Angeles Lakers officially announced the first trade of the Magic Johnson era Thursday by trading reserve guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for an unprotected 2017 first-round draft pick and forward Corey Brewer.

Nets release G Thornton

Less than 24 hours after acquiring him, the Brooklyn Nets announced they waived veteran guard Marcus Thornton on Thursday.

Nuggets land C Hibbert from Bucks

Three weeks after being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, veteran center Roy Hibbert reportedly was acquired by the Denver Nuggets Thursday.

Rockets make two minor trades

In a pair of moves designed to free salary cap room to potentially added a bought out player, the Houston Rockets made two small trades Thursday, sending K.J. McDaniels to the Brooklyn Nets and Tyler Ennis to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hawks ship F Scott to Suns

The Phoenix Suns reportedly acquired forward Mike Scott from the Atlanta Hawks for cash and a heavily-protected second-round pick Thursday.

Thunder acquire Gibson, McDermott from Bulls

Seeking frontcourt help, the Oklahoma City Thunder reportedly acquired veteran forward Taj Gibson from the Chicago Bulls just before the end of Thursday's trading deadline.

Oakley to attend Knicks’ game in Cleveland

Nearly two weeks after briefly being banned from Madison Square Garden, former New York Knicks power forward Charles Oakley will attend the team's nationally televised game Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to multiple media reports.

Reports: Mavericks acquire F Noel from 76ers

The Dallas Mavericks acquired forward Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday for center Andrew Bogut, guard Justin Anderson and a conditional first-round pick, according to multiple reports.

» Wednesday, February 22, 2017

76ers, Hawks swap Ilyasova, Splitter

The Philadelphia 76ers traded forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Wizards bolster bench, acquire Bogdanovic from Nets

The Washington Wizards bolstered their bench on Wednesday by acquiring forward Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets in a four-player deal.

76ers, Hawks reportedly swap Ilyasova, Splitter

The Philadelphia 76ers are finalizing a trade that will send Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks for Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Wednesday.

NBA notebook: Cousins ready to boogie in New Orleans

DeMarcus Cousins didn't ask to be traded, but he is embracing the opportunity for a fresh start with the New Orleans Pelicans, who introduced their new No. 0 at a press conference Wednesday.

Wizards bolster bench, acquire Bogdanovic from Nets

The Washington Wizards bolstered their bench on Wednesday by acquiring forward Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets in a four-player deal.

Cousins ready for reset in New Orleans

DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins didn't ask to be traded, but he is embracing the opportunity for a fresh start with the New Orleans Pelicans, who introduced their new No. 0 at a press conference Wednesday.

Cavs sign F Williams to second 10-day contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed forward Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract on Wednesday.

Suns assign F Jones Jr. to D-League

The Phoenix Suns assigned forward Derrick Jones Jr. to the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA Development League on Wednesday.

Lakers clean house, name Magic president, add new GM

The Los Angeles Lakers named team legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson as president of basketball operations on Tuesday while conducting a housecleaning.

» Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lakers reportedly send G Williams to Rockets for Brewer, pick

Magic Johnson wasted no time in his new role as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations, trading guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports.

NBA notebook: Magic Johnson running Lakers after housecleaning

The Los Angeles Lakers named team legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson as president of basketball operations on Tuesday while conducting a housecleaning.

Lakers clean house, name Magic Johnson president

The Los Angeles Lakers named team legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson as president of basketball operations on Tuesday while conducting a housecleaning.

Timberwolves reportedly seek Rose, Thibodeau reunion

A reunion between Derrick Rose and his former coach could be in the works.

Cousins: ’My love for (Sacramento) has never changed’

DeMarcus Cousins fought back tears while delivering an emotional farewell speech at a gathering one day after the Sacramento Kings dealt him to the New Orleans Pelicans in the first blockbuster trade of the season.

» Monday, February 20, 2017

Trade of Cousins to Pelicans becomes official

The Sacramento Kings made official on Monday what had been reported shortly after the finish of Sunday's NBA All-Star Game: Star center DeMarcus Cousins is heading to the New Orleans Pelicans in a blockbuster trade involving five players and two draft picks.

Stars aligning for front-running Warriors

NEW ORLEANS -- And, now, the marathon that is the NBA season is closing in on Heartbreak Hill.

Reports: Pelicans acquire Cousins from Kings

DeMarcus Cousins spent most of Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans cheering Anthony Davis' record-breaking 52-point performance.

Reports: Pelicans acquire Cousins from Kings

DeMarcus Cousins spent most of Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans cheering Anthony Davis' record-breaking 52-point performance.

Matador defense the talk of All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS -- The 374 points combined by the West and the East teams in the 66th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night was an affront to matadors everywhere.

Reports: Pelicans acquire Cousins from Kings

DeMarcus Cousins spent most of Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans cheering Anthony Davis' record-breaking 52-point performance.

» Sunday, February 19, 2017

Jimmer scores 73 in China league game

Jimmer Fredette, a former NBA first-round pick who struggled to make an impact in the league, scored 73 points in a Chinese Basketball Association game on Sunday night.

NBA honors Sager with $500,000 donation

The NBA continued honoring the memory of late TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager by donating $500,000 to the SagerStrong Foundation on Saturday night.

Robinson III soars to Slam Dunk title

NEW ORLEANS -- Credit the assist to Paul George.

» Saturday, February 18, 2017

Robinson III soars to Slam Dunk title

NEW ORLEANS -- Credit the assist to Paul George.

Robinson III soars to Slam Dunk title

NEW ORLEANS -- Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III won the Verizon Slam Dunk title over Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr. on Saturday night by leaping over teammate Paul George, the Pacers mascot and a Pacers dance team member for a reverse slam that merited a perfect 50 in the final round.

Gordon prevails in 3-Point Contest; Porzingis wins Skills Challenge

NEW ORLEANS -- Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, the NBA's leading 3-point shooter this season, defeated Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving in the overtime round of the All-Star 3-Point Contest on Saturday night, scoring 21 points to Irving's 18 in the extra period.

McGrady, Webber, Hardaway, Moncrief among 14 HOF finalists

Former NBA stars Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, Tim Hardaway and Sidney Moncrief are among the 14 finalists for the 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame induction class.

Murray leads World over U.S. in Rising Stars Challenge

NEW ORLEANS -- Denver Nuggets rookie guard Jamal Murray grew up in Canada, so he knows all about the importance of heat and combustible fuel.

» Friday, February 17, 2017

Murray leads World over U.S. in Rising Stars Challenge

NEW ORLEANS -- Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray made three consecutive 3-pointers in a 30-second span inside the final three minutes, part of a 27-point second-half barrage, to power the World team to a 150-141 victory over the U.S. squad in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night at the Smoothie King Center.

Magic F Gordon craves dunk title

NEW ORLEANS -- Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, who finished second to Minnesota's Zach LaVine in the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest, has his sights set on winning the dunk title this year when the competition heats up on Saturday night.

Pacers F George unsure of future with Pacers

Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George wants to compete for NBA championships and he isn't sure that can happen with his current organization.

Warriors’ Green clarifies ’slave master mentality’ comments about Knicks owner

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, who earlier this week said New York Knicks owner James Dolan used "slave master mentality" toward Charles Oakley, clarified his comments "came off the wrong way."

» Thursday, February 16, 2017

NBA roundup: Butler’s late free throws lift Bulls

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls hit all 22 of their free throws, including a pair by Jimmy Butler with 0.9 seconds left after a touch foul call, to edge the Boston Celtics 104-103 on Thursday night at the United Center.

NBA notebook: Wizards SG Beal miffed he’s not on All-Star team

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is in disbelief that he was passed over for the Eastern Conference All-Star team in favor of New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony in an injury replacement pick made by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

Wizards’ Beal unhappy about All-Star snub

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is in disbelief that he was passed over for the Eastern Conference All-Star team in favor of New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony in an injury replacement pick made by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

Bulls G Wade (illness) to sit out vs. Celtics

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade will miss Thursday night's contest against the Boston Celtics due to illness.

Magic GM Hennigan: ’The criticism is warranted’

Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan isn't trying to hide from his team's results, nor can he.

NBA roundup: Raptors overcome 17-point deficit, beat Hornets

TORONTO --Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and broke a tie late in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 90-85 on Wednesday night.

NBA roundup: Raptors overcome 17-point deficit, beat Hornets

TORONTO --Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and broke a tie late in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 90-85 on Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NBA roundup: Raptors overcome 17-point deficit, beat Hornets

TORONTO --Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and broke a tie late in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 90-85 on Wednesday night.

NBA roundup: Raptors overcome 17-point deficit, beat Hornets

TORONTO --Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and broke a tie late in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 90-85 on Wednesday night.

Knicks’ Anthony replaces injured Love on All-Star roster

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Eastern Conference All-Star reserve Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game, which will be played Sunday at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Warriors’ Green: Knicks owner has ’slave-master mentality’

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said New York Knicks owner James Dolan used "slave master mentality" when taking issue with Charles Oakley's criticisms and initially banning him from Madison Square Garden.

NBA roundup: Cavs top Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points, and James added 14 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away for a 116-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

» Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NBA roundup: Cavs top Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points, and James added 14 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away for a 116-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NBA notebook: Cavs lose Love for six weeks

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee in New York City on Tuesday morning and is expected to miss six weeks.

Magic trade Ibaka to Raptors for Ross, first-round pick

Serge Ibaka is headed north of the border after the Orlando Magic agreed to trade the three-time All-Defensive first teamer to the Toronto Raptors for Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick on Tuesday.

Magic trade Ibaka to Raptors for Ross, first-round pick

Serge Ibaka is headed north of the border after the Orlando Magic agreed to trade the three-time All-Defensive First Teamer to the Toronto Raptors for Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick, The Vertical reported Tuesday.

Knicks lift ban on Oakley after arrest

Charles Oakley's ban from Madison Square Garden lasted less than a week.

Cavaliers’ Love to miss six weeks after knee surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee in New York City on Tuesday morning and is expected to miss six weeks.

NBA roundup: Nuggets pound Warriors with 24 3-pointers

DENVER -- Juancho Hernangomez hit six of Denver's franchise-record 24 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 27 points as the Nuggets routed the Golden State Warriors 132-110 on Monday night.

NBA roundup: Nuggets pound Warriors with 24 3-pointers

DENVER -- Juancho Hernangomez hit six of Denver's franchise-record 24 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 27 points as the Nuggets routed the Golden State Warriors 132-110 on Monday night.

» Monday, February 13, 2017

NBA roundup: Heat lose second straight after long win streak

MIAMI -- Evan Fournier scored nine of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Orlando Magic cooled off the Miami Heat 116-107 on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Silver, Jordan help cool down Oakley-Dolan feud

The New York Knicks' drama involving the relationship between team owner James Dolan and former Knicks standout Charles Oakley took a new turn Monday when NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Michael Jordan became involved.

NBA notebook: Blazers, Nuggets offically trade centers

The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets officially completed the trade of centers on Monday.

Report: Jordan, Silver might mediate Oakley-Dolan feud

The New York Knicks drama involving the relationship between team owner James Dolan and former Knicks standout Charles Oakley apparently may be taking a new turn.

Warriors Gs Thompson, Livingston out vs. Nuggets

Golden State Warriors guards Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston will not be available for Monday's game against the Nuggets in Denver, the team announced.

Cavaliers deal injured C Andersen to Hornets

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded injured reserve center Chris Andersen to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday to open up a roster spot.

Cavs’ Love to get second opinion on ailing knee

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will get a second opinion on his ailing left knee Tuesday.

Cavaliers deal injured C Andersen to Hornets

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded injured reserve center Chris Andersen to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday to open up a roster spot.

Cavaliers deal injured C Andersen to Hornets

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded injured reserve center Chris Andersen to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday to open up a roster spot.

Blazers trade Plumlee to Nuggets for Nurkic

The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets officially completed the trade of centers on Monday.

Hornets sign G McCallum to second 10-day contract

The Charlotte Hornets signed guard Ray McCallum to a second 10-day contract on Monday.

» Sunday, February 12, 2017

NBA roundup: Knicks beat Spurs, end four-game skid

NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony poured in 25 points, helping the New York Knicks snap a four-game losing streak with a 94-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

NBA roundup: Knicks beat Spurs, end four-game skid

NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony poured in 25 points, helping the New York Knicks snap a four-game losing streak with a 94-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

NBA notebook: Nuggets acquire C Plumlee from Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers traded center Mason Plumlee and a future second-round draft pick to the Denver Nuggets for center Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first-round pick, according to reports Sunday.

Sprewell returns to MSG, sits next to Knicks owner Dolan

Former New York Knicks guard Latrell Sprewell returned to Madison Square Garden on Sunday and sat next to owner James Dolan, four days after Charles Oakley was physically removed from the arena and arrested.

Cavs’ Love (knee) already out for Tuesday’s game

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love underwent an MRI on his ailing left knee Sunday, with the team already ruling out the four-time All-Star for Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Bulls’ Wade, Butler, Mirotic, Zipser out vs. T’wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Chicago Bulls were without guard Dwyane Wade and forwards Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Paul Zipser in Sunday afternoon's game against the host Minnesota Timberwolves.

Nuggets acquire C Plumlee from Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers traded center Mason Plumlee and a future second-round draft pick to the Denver Nuggets for center Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first-round pick, according to reports Sunday.

NBA roundup: Warriors win in Durant’s return to OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant scored 34 points in his return to Oklahoma City to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 130-114 victory over the Thunder on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

» Saturday, February 11, 2017

NBA roundup: Warriors win in Durant’s return to OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant scored 34 points in his return to Oklahoma City to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 130-114 victory over the Thunder on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

NBA roundup: 76ers halt Heat’s 13-game win streak

PHILADELPHIA -- Robert Covington, Nerlens Noel and Dario Saric scored 19 points apiece as the Philadelphia 76ers snapped the Miami Heat's 13-game winning streak with a 117-109 victory Saturday night.

76ers recall G Randle

The Philadelphia 76ers recalled guard Chasson Randle from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

Pistons recall F Ellenson, G Gbinije

The Detroit Pistons recalled forward Henry Ellenson and guard Michael Gbinije from the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

NBA roundup: Heat sink Nets for 13th straight win

NEW YORK -- Reserve James Johnson scored a season-high 26 points and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 108-99 comeback victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

» Friday, February 10, 2017

NBA roundup: Heat sink Nets for 13th straight win

NEW YORK -- Reserve James Johnson scored a season-high 26 points and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 108-99 comeback victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

NBA teaming up with Take-Two Interactive to launch eSports league

Video gamers will get a chance to get paid for playing like the pros.

NBA notebook: Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden

Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley has been banned from Madison Square Garden after Wednesday's incident that led to his arrest, Knicks owner and arena chairman James Dolan said Friday.

Knicks ban Oakley, roll up MSG welcome mat

Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley has been banned from Madison Square Garden after Wednesday's incident that led to his arrest, Knicks owner and arena chairman James Dolan said Friday.

Suns C Len suspended for leaving bench during altercation

Phoenix Suns center Alex Len was suspended for Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation, the NBA announced Friday.

Magic wants to ’call the shots’ for Lakers

Magic Johnson, who was hired last week as an adviser to Los Angeles Lakers co-owner and president Jeanie Buss, now wants to "call the shots" for the franchise.

76ers assign G Randle to D-League

The Philadelphia 76ers assigned guard Chasson Randle to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Friday.

NBA roundup: Westbrook, Thunder top Cavs

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook collected his 26th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 118-108 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

NBA roundup: Westbrook, Thunder top Cavs

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook collected his 26th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 118-108 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

» Thursday, February 9, 2017

NBA roundup: Harden drops 30 in Rockets’ win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- James Harden had 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and the Houston Rockets dominated the second half for a 107-95 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night at the Spectrum Center.

Cavs bring in F Derrick Williams with 10-day contract

LeBron James did not get the veteran point guard he desired, but the Cleveland Cavaliers added some frontcourt experience Thursday by signing forward Derrick Williams to a 10-day contract.

NBA notebook: Bucks’ Parker out for season

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season, the Bucks announced Thursday.

Bucks F Parker out for season with torn ACL

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season, the Bucks announced Thursday.

Bucks F Parker out for season with torn ACL

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on Wednesday and will miss the rest of the season.

Magic F Gordon to miss game versus 76ers

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a bone bruise in his right foot, the team announced.

Oakley claims he has tried to mend fences with Knicks owner

Former New York Knicks forward Charles Oakley told ESPN on Thursday that he has been rebuffed on numerous occasions in his bid to mend a fractured relationship with team owner James Dolan.

Kings’ Lawson exits due to hamstring strain

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kings guard Ty Lawson left in the second quarter of Sacramento's game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday due to a left hamstring injury.

NBA roundup: Heat win 12th straight

MILWAUKEE -- Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and James Johnson added 20 as the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 106-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night at the Bradley Center.

Former Knicks star Oakley arrested at game

NEW YORK -- Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley had to be restrained by Madison Square Garden security after an altercation in the first quarter of New York's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

» Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kings’ Lawson exits due to hamstring strain

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kings guard Ty Lawson left in the second quarter of Sacramento's game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday due to a left hamstring injury.

NBA roundup: Heat win 12th straight

MILWAUKEE -- Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and James Johnson added 20 as the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 106-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night at the Bradley Center.

Bucks’ Parker exits with sprained left knee

MILWAUKEE -- Bucks forward Jabari Parker sprained his left knee and had to be helped off the court with 6:34 left in the third quarter of Milwaukee's game against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

Former Knicks star Oakley arrested at game

NEW YORK -- Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley had to be restrained by Madison Square Garden security after an altercation in the first quarter of New York's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

Stephenson signs 10-deal pact with Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves officially signed guard Lance Stephenson to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, giving the veteran another shot to play in the NBA.

Hawks sign G/F Patterson to second 10-day contract

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

» Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NBA roundup: McCollum lifts Blazers past Mavs

DALLAS -- C.J. McCollum hit a stumbling floater with 0.3 of a second left to finish off a wild final minute and lift the Portland Trail Blazers past Dallas Mavericks 114-113 on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.

NBA notebook: Kings’ Cousins fined, suspended for one game

Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins was suspended one game without pay after receiving his 16th technical foul of the season during Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls.

Kings’ Cousins suspended after picking up 16th technical foul

Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay after receiving his 16th technical foul of the season during Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls.

Mavericks lock up G Ferrell on multi-year contract

The Dallas Mavericks officially signed rookie point guard Yogi Ferrell to a two-year contract after he excelled during a 10-day contract with the club.

Stephenson to sign 10-day contract with Timberwolves

Lance Stephenson will attempt to revive his NBA career in Minnesota after agreeing to sign a 10-day contract with the Timberwolves, The Vertical reported Tuesday.

Kings won’t trade Cousins, who faces one-game ban

DeMarcus Cousins would be a big man -- literally and figuratively -- on the trade market should the Sacramento Kings decide to deal him.

NBA roundup: Cavaliers win OT battle with Wizards

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Love scored 39 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped the Washington Wizards' 17-game home winning streak with a thrilling 140-135 overtime win on Monday night despite LeBron James fouling out for the first time in more than three years.

Kings not interested in trading All-Star Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins would be a big man -- literally and figuratively -- on the trade market should the Sacramento Kings decide to deal him.

» Monday, February 6, 2017

NBA roundup: Cavaliers win OT battle with Wizards

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Love scored 39 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped the Washington Wizards' 17-game home winning streak with a thrilling 140-135 overtime win on Monday night despite LeBron James fouling out for the first time in more than three years.

NBA roundup: Cavaliers win OT battle with Wizards

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Love scored 39 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped the Washington Wizards' 17-game home winning streak with a thrilling 140-135 overtime win on Monday night despite LeBron James fouling out for the first time in more than three years.

NBA notebook: Warriors coach Kerr fined $25,000

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 for verbal abuse of game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after his ejection, the NBA announced Monday.

Reports: 76ers, Pelicans working on Okafor trade

The Philadelphia 76ers, who have an overabundance of big men, have been shopping Jahlil Okafor recently, and they may have found a trade partner in the New Orleans Pelicans, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Tantrum costs Warriors coach Kerr $25,000

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 for verbal abuse of game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after his ejection, the NBA announced Monday.

Suns ink Price to another 10-day pact

The Phoenix Suns signed point guard Ronnie Price to a second 10-day contract on Monday.

Nuggets sign F O’Bryant to second 10-day contract

The Denver Nuggets signed forward Johnny O'Bryant to a second 10-day contract on Monday.

Pistons recall F Ellenson, G Gbinije

The Detroit Pistons recalled forward Henry Ellenson and guard Michael Gbinije from the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League on Monday.

» Sunday, February 5, 2017

NBA roundup: Celtics beat Clippers in Pierce’s final Boston regular-season game

BOSTON -- The emotion and admiration belonged to Paul Pierce. But the game belonged to his old team, the Celtics, who fired up a club-record 52 3-point attempts in a 107-102 win over the Los Angeles Clippers at TD Garden.

NBA roundup: LeBron hits 28,000 points in win

NEW YORK -- LeBron James poured in 32 points and became the youngest player to score 28,000 in a career as the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the New York Knicks 111-104 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

NBA roundup: LeBron hits 28,000 points in win

NEW YORK -- LeBron James poured in 32 points and became the youngest player to score 28,000 in a career as the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the New York Knicks 111-104 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

» Saturday, February 4, 2017

NBA roundup: Wizards, Heat extend streaks

WASHINGTON -- John Wall had 24 points and 13 assists as the Washington Wizards extended their NBA-high home winning streak to 17 games with a 105-91 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

NBA notebook: Timberwolves G LaVine lost for season

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will need season-ending surgery, the team announced Saturday.

LaVine (knee) lost to Timberwolves for season

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will need season-ending surgery, the team announced Saturday.

Kings recall C Papagiannis

The Sacramento Kings recalled rookie center Georgios Papagiannis from the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League, the team announced on Saturday.

Report: Mavs to sign Yogi Ferrell to 2-year deal

Yogi Ferrell scored a career-high 32 points Friday in Portland and when his first 10-day contract expires, the guard will get a two-year contract from the Dallas Mavericks.

Warriors sign G Weber

The Golden State Warriors signed guard Briante Weber to a 10-day contract on Saturday.

NBA roundup: Westbrook’s 25 triple-double leads OKC to win

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook tallied his 25th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to 114-102 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night.

NBA roundup: Westbrook’s 25 triple-double leads OKC to win

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook tallied his 25th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to 114-102 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night.

» Friday, February 3, 2017

NBA roundup: Westbrook’s 25 triple-double leads OKC to win

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook tallied his 25th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to 114-102 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night.

Hornets lose Sessions to knee injury

Charlotte Hornets guard Ramon Sessions has been diagnosed with a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee, the team announced on Friday.

Westbrook learning to fly solo as Thunder star

OKLAHOMA CITY -- More than three hours before each game, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook can be found in the same place. Whether he is on the road or at home. Whether it's a late West Coast start or even early afternoon in the east. The routine never changes

NBA notebook: Hawks F Prince, Heat F Johnson fined

Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince and Miami Heat forward James Johnson were each fined $25,000 by the NBA after being involved in a skirmish this week.

Hawks F Prince, Heat F Johnson fined for skirmish

Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince and Miami Heat forward James Johnson were each fined $25,000 by the NBA after being involved in a skirmish this week.

Warriors waive Varejao, set to sign Weber

The Golden State Warriors waived veteran center Anderson Varejao on Friday.

Durant settling in with Warriors’ team-first approach

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Just three months into the Golden State Warriors chapter of his NBA career, Kevin Durant already knows exactly where he stands with his new teammates.

Hornets sign C Tobey to 10-day contract

The Charlotte Hornets signed center Mike Tobey to a 10-day contract on Friday.

NBA roundup: Wall leads Wizards to 16th straight home win

WASHINGTON -- John Wall scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and recorded 11 assists as the Washington Wizards ran their home winning streak to 16 games with a 116-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

» Thursday, February 2, 2017

NBA roundup: Wall leads Wizards to 16th straight home win

WASHINGTON -- John Wall scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and 11 assists as the Washington Wizards ran their home winning streak to 16 games with a 116-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night.

Rookie Embiid to participate in All-Star skills event

Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid was not named an Eastern Conference reserve, but he is joining a varied field in the skills competition at All-Star Saturday on Feb. 18 in New Orleans.

Warriors’ Thompson gets shot at repeat in 3-point contest

The NBA announced the field for the 3-point shooting contest Thursday and Klay Thompson will defend his title against a star-studded field of marksmen.

Dunk contest includes Gordon, not LaVine

Aaron Gordon was the runner-up in last year's slam dunk contest and this time he will not be going against two-time defending champion Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NBA notebook: Magic Johnson accepts key role to rebuild Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson is back with the organization as an advisor, the club announced on Thursday.

Hornets acquire Plumlee from Bucks for Hawes, Hibbert

The Charlotte Hornets acquired center Miles Plumlee and cash considerations from the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday in exchange for forward/center Spencer Hawes and center Roy Hibbert.

Curry, Durant, Thomas claim Player of Month honors

Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were named co-Western Conference Players of the Month on Thursday.

Upset with playing time, Nuggets’ Chandler wants trade

Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler is upset with a lack of a defined role with the team and would like to be traded, according to USA Today.

Magic Johnson returns to Lakers in advisory role

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson is back with the organization as an advisor, the club announced on Thursday.

Spurs’ Aldridge, 76ers’ Embiid ruled out

San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge will miss Thursday night's game against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers due to a sore right knee.

NBA roundup: Heat, Celtics, Pacers roll on

BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas flashed his fourth-quarter magic one more time, leading his Boston Celtics from behind to their fifth straight victory, a 109-104 decision over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

NBA roundup: Heat, Celtics, Pacers roll on

BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas flashed his fourth-quarter magic one more time, leading his Boston Celtics from behind to their fifth straight victory, a 109-104 decision over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Jazz’s Hood exits with knee injury

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah guard Rodney Hood hyperextended his right knee in the second quarter of the Jazz's game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Hood went to the locker room and did not return for the remainder of the game.

Kings’ Barnes surrenders to police

Sacramento Kings forward Matt Barnes surrendered to New York police on Wednesday after being charged in connection to a nightclub fight in December.

NBA notebook: James unfazed by Cavaliers bringing in Stephenson

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James said Wednesday he supports the team holding a midseason workout of free agents, including forward Lance Stephenson given their history on the court.

Injured Warriors C Pachulia to miss at least a week

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia will be sidelined for at least a week with a strained right rotator cuff.

Sacramento Kings forward Matt Barnes surrendered to New York police on Wednesday after being charged in connection to a nightclub fight in December.

James OK with Cavaliers working out Stephenson

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James said Wednesday he supports the team holding a midseason workout of free agents, including forward Lance Stephenson given their history on the court.

James to receive NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award

LeBron James of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be presented with the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award during a ceremony before Wednesday night's game.

NBA roundup: Wizards win 15th straight at home

WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal scored 28 points and the surging Washington Wizards defeated the New York Knicks 117-101 on Tuesday for their NBA-best 15th straight home victory.

NBA roundup: Wizards win 15th straight at home

WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal scored 28 points and the surging Washington Wizards defeated the New York Knicks 117-101 on Tuesday for their NBA-best 15th straight home victory.

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