NBA NEWS ARCHIVE

» Thursday, March 30, 2017

Durant: Resting flap targets ’only for a couple of players’

4:04 PM

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant took issue with NBA commissioner Adam Silver's bid to get team owners involved in response to marquee players sitting out games during the regular season.

Stephenson rejoins Pacers

4:03 PM

The Indiana Pacers signed free agent swingman Lance Stephenson to a contract on Thursday.

NBA roundup: Westbrook posts record-setting triple-double

1:45 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Russell Westbrook recorded the highest scoring triple-double in NBA history Wednesday night, totaling 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a come-from-behind, 114-106 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic.

NBA roundup: Westbrook posts record-setting triple-double

12:27 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Russell Westbrook recorded the highest scoring triple-double in NBA history Wednesday night, totaling 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a come-from-behind, 114-106 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic.

» Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NBA notebook: Durant making ’very good progress’

6:42 PM

Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant has made "very good progress" in his recovery from a Grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise in his left knee, the team announced Wednesday.

Warriors’ Durant on track to return in regular season

3:54 PM

Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant has made "very good progress" in his recovery from a Grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise in his left knee, the team announced Wednesday.

Pacers bringing back Stephenson after waiving Stuckey

2:47 PM

The Indiana Pacers waived veteran guard Rodney Stuckey on Wednesday, clearing the way for Lance Stephenson to return to the team.

Bulls recall G Payne

11:46 AM

The Chicago Bulls recalled guard Cameron Payne from the Windy City Bulls of the NBA Development League on Wednesday.

NBA roundup: Whiteside’s tip-in lifts Heat past Pistons

1:24 AM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Hassan Whiteside scored on a tip-in just before the buzzer, giving the Miami Heat a 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

NBA roundup: Whiteside’s tip-in lifts Heat past Pistons

12:08 AM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Hassan Whiteside scored on a tip-in just before the buzzer, giving the Miami Heat a 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

» Tuesday, March 28, 2017

NBA roundup: Whiteside’s tip-in lifts Heat past Pistons

11:18 PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Hassan Whiteside scored on a tip-in just before the buzzer, giving the Miami Heat a 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night at The Palace.

NBA notebook: Pacers’ Stuckey, Jefferson out with injuries

7:14 PM

Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey has a left patellar tendon strain and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Suns’ Booker out with ankle injury

6:50 PM

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will miss Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks due to an ankle injury.

Stuckey, Jefferson among injured Pacers

5:46 PM

Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey has a left patellar tendon strain and is expected to miss four to six weeks, the Pacers announced Tuesday.

Pistons might shut down G Jackson

4:57 PM

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson could be shut down for the season due to his left knee injury, coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters.

Knicks’ Noah admits to taking over-the-counter drug

3:37 PM

Suspended New York Knicks center Joakim Noah admitted to using an over-the-counter supplement on Tuesday and said the decision "backfired."

Hot Wizards visit struggling Lakers

1:57 PM

LOS ANGELES -- With a crucial four-game stretch against Western Conference foes ahead of them, the Washington Wizards try to keep their bid alive for the top spot in the Eastern Conference when they face the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday at Staples Center.

NBA roundup: Spurs knock Cavs into 2nd place

1:42 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points before leaving to a standing ovation with 10:32 to play as the San Antonio Spurs clobbered the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-74 on Monday.

» Monday, March 27, 2017

NBA roundup: Spurs knock Cavs into 2nd place

11:45 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points before leaving to a standing ovation with 10:32 to play as the San Antonio Spurs clobbered the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-74 on Monday.

Hawks’ Millsap (knee) out at least three more games

11:22 PM

Atlanta Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap will miss at least three more games due to tightness in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday night.

Jeanie Buss seizes control of Lakers

1:53 PM

The Buss family's fight for control of the Los Angeles Lakers is officially over after the two brothers of Jeanie Buss agreed in court that she will serve as controlling owner and on the team's board of directors as long as the family owns the franchise.

NBA roundup: Kings beat Clippers on Cauley-Stein’s basket

12:18 AM

LOS ANGELES -- Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a putback with 1.8 seconds remaining, allowing the Sacramento Kings to stun the Los Angeles Clippers 98-97 at Staples Center on Sunday.

» Sunday, March 26, 2017

NBA roundup: Kings beat Clippers on Cauley-Stein’s basket

11:14 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a putback with 1.8 seconds remaining, allowing the Sacramento Kings to stun the Los Angeles Clippers 98-97 at Staples Center on Sunday.

NBA roundup: Kings beat Clippers on Cauley-Stein’s basket

9:58 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a putback with 1.8 seconds remaining, allowing the Sacramento Kings to stun the Los Angeles Clippers 98-97 at Staples Center on Sunday.

Pelicans’ Cousins ruled out vs. Nuggets

8:11 PM

DENVER -- The New Orleans Pelicans will be without half of their twin-tower frontcourt against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, as DeMarcus Cousins was ruled out with a right ankle injury.

NBA roundup: Kings beat Clippers on Cauley-Stein basket

7:13 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a put-back with 1.8 seconds remaining, allowing the Sacramento Kings to stun the Los Angeles Clippers 98-97 at Staples Center on Sunday.

NBA roundup: Walker, Hornets too hot for Suns

4:03 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker had 31 points and nine assists, and the Charlotte Hornets rolled to a 120-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday afternoon at the Spectrum Center.

Grizzlies recall G Baldwin, C Davis from Iowa

3:00 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies recalled guard Wade Baldwin IV and center Deyonta Davis from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League on Sunday.

Cavaliers sent C Sanders back to Canton

2:01 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers assigned center Larry Sanders to the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League on Sunday as he continues to work his way back into shape.

NBA roundup: Clippers earn sixth straight playoff berth

12:45 AM

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers are heading to the playoffs for the sixth season in a row. Still, they need to improve their game if they expect to make a deep run, guard Jamal Crawford says.

» Saturday, March 25, 2017

NBA roundup: Clippers earn sixth straight playoff berth

11:48 PM

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers are heading to the playoffs for the sixth season in a row. Still, they need to improve their game if they expect to make a deep run, guard Jamal Crawford says.

NBA notebook: Knicks’ Noah suspended 20 games

6:57 PM

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah was suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Saturday.

Knicks’ Noah suspended 20 games for banned supplement

5:38 PM

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah was suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Saturday.

G Felder recalled by Cavaliers

2:44 PM

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

Knicks’ Noah suspended 20 game for banned supplement

1:59 PM

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah was suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Saturday.

Nets sign G Goodwin to second 10-day contract

11:38 AM

The Brooklyn Nets signed guard Archie Goodwin to a second 10-day contract on Saturday.

Knicks’ Noah suspended 20 game for banned supplement

11:28 AM

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah was suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Saturday.

NBA roundup: Booker scores 70, but Suns lose

1:40 AM

BOSTON -- Devin Booker erupted for an NBA season-high 70 points, the most points ever scored in a game against the Boston Celtics, but it wasn't nearly enough for his Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

Cavs’ James suffers corneal abrasion

12:40 AM

Cleveland star LeBron James suffered a corneal abrasion of his right eye during the second half of the Cavaliers' 112-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.

» Friday, March 24, 2017

NBA roundup: Booker scores 70, but Suns lose

11:19 PM

BOSTON -- Devin Booker erupted for an NBA season-high 70 points, the most points ever scored in a game against the Boston Celtics, but it wasn't nearly enough for his Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

76ers’ Embiid has meniscus surgery on left knee

8:47 PM

CHICAGO - Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

NBA roundup: Mavs pull out late win over Clippers

1:01 AM

DALLAS -- Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes buried the go-ahead jumper and made a big steal with 3.9 seconds to go to give Dallas a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.

» Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cavaliers recall C Sanders

5:51 PM

Center Larry Sanders was recalled on Thursday by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.

NBA roundup: Westbrook posts 35th triple-double

1:23 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

» Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NBA roundup: Westbrook posts 35th triple-double

11:40 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

NBA roundup: Westbrook posts 35th triple-double

10:49 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

76ers’ Embiid to undergo knee surgery

9:01 PM

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, already ruled out for the season, will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Bulls’ Lopez, Raptors’ Ibaka suspended 1 game

7:51 PM

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez and Toronto forward Serge Ibaka each have been suspended one game for their roles in a fight during the Raptors' 122-120 overtime victory on Tuesday.

76ers Embiid to undergo knee surgery

7:27 PM

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, already ruled out for the season, will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

NBA notebook: Bulls’ Lopez, Raptors’ Ibaka suspended

6:48 PM

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez and Toronto forward Serge Ibaka each have been suspended one game for their roles in a fight during the Raptors' 122-120 overtime victory on Tuesday.

Bulls recall G Payne from D-League

6:36 PM

The Chicago Bulls on Wednesday recalled guard Cameron Payne from the Windy City Bulls of the NBA Development League.

Nuggets assign rookie G Beasley to Sioux Falls

6:28 PM

The Denver Nuggets assigned rookie guard Malik Beasley to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League on Wednesday.

Cavaliers send G Felder to D-League

6:01 PM

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

Bulls’ Lopez, Raptors’ Ibaka suspended 1 game

5:39 PM

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez and Toronto forward Serge Ibaka each have been suspended one game for their roles in a fight during the Raptors' 122-120 overtime victory on Tuesday.

Warriors’ Kerr not resting case on sitting stars

2:34 PM

Resting superstars might not be an issue if the NBA was willing to shorten the 82-game regular season.

NBA roundup: One Lopez beats buzzer, the other brawls

1:21 AM

NEW YORK -- Brook Lopez capped a 29-point showing with a buzzer-beating jumper to give the Brooklyn Nets a dramatic 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

» Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NBA roundup: One Lopez beats buzzer, the other brawls

11:00 PM

NEW YORK -- Brook Lopez capped a 29-point showing with a buzzer-beating jumper to give the Brooklyn Nets a dramatic 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

Lopez, Ibaka ejected for fighting in Bulls-Raptors tilt

9:11 PM

TORONTO -- Robin Lopez of the Chicago Bulls and Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors were ejected for fighting during the third quarter Tuesday night at the Air Canada Center.

Former Bulls GM Jerry Krause dies at 77

3:49 PM

Jerry Krause, who orchestrated the Chicago Bulls' dominant run in the 1990s, died at the age of 77 on Tuesday.

76ers’ Splitter continues rehab, assigned to Delaware 87ers

12:06 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers assigned forward Tiago Splitter to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Tuesday.

NBA roundup: Rockets win on Harden’s late shot

1:27 AM

HOUSTON -- James Harden converted a coast-to-coast layup with 2.4 seconds remaining to cap a wild fourth quarter and give the Houston Rockets a 125-124 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at Toyota Center.

Silver: Owners must address issue of resting players

1:17 AM

Fans and the NBA's television partners are voicing displeasure at teams' practice of resting star players, and commissioner Adam Silver responded Monday by sending a memo to team owners in which called the sitting of marquee players "an extremely significant issue for our league."

NBA roundup: Rockets win on Harden’s late shot

12:14 AM

HOUSTON -- James Harden converted a coast-to-coast layup with 2.4 seconds remaining to cap a wild fourth quarter and give the Houston Rockets a 125-124 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at Toyota Center.

» Monday, March 20, 2017

NBA roundup: Rockets win on Harden’s late shot

11:28 PM

HOUSTON -- James Harden converted a coast-to-coast layup with 2.4 seconds remaining to cap a wild fourth quarter and give the Houston Rockets a 125-124 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at Toyota Center.

Okafor ruled out against Magic

7:23 PM

Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Orlando Magic because of soreness in his right knee.

Timberwolves sign F Casspi

5:59 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed free agent forward Omri Casspi to a contract on Monday.

NBA roundup: Irving, Cavs clobber Lakers

12:24 AM

LOS ANGELES -- Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a fourth-quarter rally to knock off the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120 on Sunday.

» Sunday, March 19, 2017

NBA roundup: 76ers’ comeback sinks Celtics

10:46 PM

PHILADELPHIA -- Dario Saric scored 23 points and Robert Covington nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:41 left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 105-99 on Sunday afternoon.

NBA roundup: 76ers’ comeback sinks Celtics

9:03 PM

PHILADELPHIA -- Dario Saric scored 23 points and Robert Covington nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:41 left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 105-99 on Sunday afternoon.

NBA roundup: 76ers’ comeback sinks Celtics

7:31 PM

PHILADELPHIA -- Dario Saric scored 23 points and Robert Covington nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:41 left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 105-99 on Sunday afternoon.

Wolves set to sign F Casspi

7:02 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to terms on Sunday with free agent forward Omri Casspi, according to multiple reports.

Bazemore, Millsap to miss at least two games for Hawks

6:04 PM

The Atlanta Hawks will be without guard Kent Bazemore and forward Paul Millsap for at least the next two games.

NBA notebook: Bazemore, Millsap to miss time with Hawks

5:47 PM

The Atlanta Hawks will be without guard Kent Bazemore and forward Paul Millsap for at least the next two games.

NBA roundup: 76ers’ comeback sinks Celtics

5:41 PM

PHILADELPHIA -- Dario Saric scored 23 points and Robert Covington nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:41 left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 105-99 on Sunday afternoon.

Bazemore, Millsap to miss at least two games for Hawks

5:32 PM

The Atlanta Hawks will be without guard Kent Bazemore and forward Paul Millsap for at least the next two games.

Bucks C Monroe, two Lakers fined for incident

4:43 PM

The NBA on Sunday fined Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe $35,000 for shoving Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young above the shoulders in a game last week.

Grizzlies’ Parsons (knee) expected to miss rest of season

3:39 PM

Memphis Grizzlies small forward Chandler Parsons will undergo left knee surgery on Monday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Suns sign Eddie to 10-day deal

2:19 PM

The Phoenix Suns signed forward Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract on Sunday.

Nets’ Lin leaves game with sprained ankle

1:46 PM

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin exited Sunday's game against the Dallas Mavericks with a sprained right ankle.

Hornets sign G Weber

11:50 AM

The Charlotte Hornets signed guard Briante Weber to a multi-year contract on Sunday.

Report: Timberwolves won’t re-sign Stephenson

1:52 AM

Lance Stephenson's brief tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves is coming to an end.

NBA roundup: With stars sitting, Cavaliers lose by 30

1:48 AM

LOS ANGELES -- With the Cleveland Cavaliers playing without their Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, the Los Angeles Clippers took advantage.

NBA roundup: With stars sitting, Cavaliers lose by 30

12:38 AM

LOS ANGELES -- With the Cleveland Cavaliers playing without their Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, the Los Angeles Clippers took advantage.

» Saturday, March 18, 2017

NBA roundup: Trail Blazers finally beat Hawks

10:27 PM

ATLANTA -- The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a five-game losing streak to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night as they continued their quest to overtake the Denver Nuggets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Cavaliers sitting James, Irving, Love versus Clippers

7:53 PM

For the second week in a row, the NBA's nationally televised Saturday primetime game will be missing some big names as prominent teams look towards playoff games in May and June.

Grizzlies sign G/F Selden, waive G Douglas

4:38 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard/forward Wayne Selden Jr. for a remainder of the season to a multi-year contract and waived guard Toney Douglas, the team announced Saturday.

NBA roundup: Wall’s 20 assists carry Wizards

2:06 AM

WASHINGTON -- John Wall set a career high with 20 assists and Bradley Beal scored 24 points as the Washington Wizards rebounded from a rare home loss with a 112-107 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

» Friday, March 17, 2017

NBA roundup: Wall’s 20 assists carry Wizards

11:01 PM

WASHINGTON -- John Wall set a career high with 20 assists and Bradley Beal scored 24 points as the Washington Wizards rebounded from a rare home loss with a 112-107 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

Heat G Waiters injures ankle vs. Timberwolves

9:25 PM

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat lost starting shooting guard Dion Waiters to a left ankle injury in the second quarter of Friday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves

Pelicans C Cousins ruled out vs. Rockets

5:58 PM

New Orleans Pelicans' All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins will sit out Friday's game against the Houston Rockets due to left knee soreness and a right rib contusion.

NBA roundup: Westbrook records 34th triple-double

1:23 AM

TORONTO -- Russell Westbrook posted his 34th triple-double of the season with 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Toronto Raptors 123-102 on Thursday night.

» Thursday, March 16, 2017

NBA roundup: Westbrook records 34th triple-double

11:42 PM

TORONTO -- Russell Westbrook posted his 34th triple-double of the season with 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Toronto Raptors 123-102 on Thursday night.

NBA roundup: Westbrook records 34th triple-double

10:43 PM

TORONTO -- Russell Westbrook posted his 34th triple-double of the season with 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Toronto Raptors 123-102 on Thursday night.

Timberwolves F Bjelica out for season with foot injury

7:54 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss the rest of the season with an injured left foot.

NBA notebook: Bulls’ Wade out for rest of season

7:23 PM

Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right elbow, the team announced.

Cavs’ Love returns after 13-game injury absence

5:41 PM

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will play and start Thursday night against the Utah Jazz after missing the last 13 games following knee surgery.

Celtics’ Thomas will miss two games

2:48 PM

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has been ruled out of both contests on the team's two-game road trip this weekend due to a right knee bone bruise, the team announced on Thursday.

Hornets sign F O’Bryant

2:21 PM

The Charlotte Hornets signed forward Johnny O'Bryant to a multi-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Suns G Bledsoe (knee) shut down for season

1:42 PM

Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe will miss the rest of the season due to knee soreness.

Bulls G Wade out for season with elbow injury

1:24 PM

Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right elbow, the team announced on Thursday.

NBA roundup: Celtics continue mastery of Timberwolves

1:40 AM

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics continued their mastery of the Timberwolves, overcoming a 10-point first-half deficit and cruising to a 117-104 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night.

NBA roundup: Celtics continue mastery of Timberwolves

12:28 AM

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics continued their mastery of the Timberwolves, overcoming a 10-point first-half deficit and cruising to a 117-104 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NBA notebook: Spurs’ Aldridge cleared after heart issue

6:03 PM

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge was cleared to resume all basketball activities after missing two games because of a minor heart arrhythmia.

Spurs’ Aldridge cleared to play after heart issue

2:29 PM

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge was cleared to resume all basketball activities after missing two games because of a minor heart arrhythmia.

Nets sign G Goodwin to 10-day contract

1:43 PM

The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent guard Archie Goodwin to a 10-day contract on Wednesday.

Cavs expect Love to return on upcoming road trip

12:47 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers anticipate Kevin Love to return on the team's upcoming four-game road trip after the All-Star power forward was cleared for contact work.

Lakers shut down healthy Deng, Mozgov

12:46 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers plan to shut down veterans Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov for the rest of the season to give more playing time to their younger players.

Grizzlies assign C Davis to D-League

11:44 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies assigned center Deyonta Davis to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League on Wednesday.

NBA roundup: James (triple-double) leads Cavaliers

1:40 AM

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James remained on his triple-double craze and helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an easy 128-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

» Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NBA roundup: James (triple-double) leads Cavaliers

10:38 PM

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James remained on his triple-double craze and helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an easy 128-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

NBA roundup: Spurs win, tie Warriors for best record

1:27 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard poured in 31 points to lead four teammates in double-figure scoring as the San Antonio Spurs played through a season-high 23 turnovers and defeated the Atlanta Hawks 107-99 on Monday at the AT&T Center.

NBA roundup: Spurs win, tie Warriors for best record

12:30 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard poured in 31 points to lead four teammates in double-figure scoring as the San Antonio Spurs played through a season-high 23 turnovers and defeated the Atlanta Hawks 107-99 on Monday at the AT&T Center.

» Monday, March 13, 2017

NBA roundup: Spurs win, tie Warriors for best record

11:29 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard poured in 31 points to lead four teammates in double-figure scoring as the San Antonio Spurs played through a season-high 23 turnovers and defeated the Atlanta Hawks 107-99 on Monday at the AT&T Center.

Former Knicks announcer Andariese dies at 78

10:07 PM

John Andariese, a longtime radio and television broadcaster for the New York Knicks, died Monday, the team announced.

NBA notebook: Cavaliers sign free agent C Sanders

8:37 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers reached an agreement to sign free agent center Larry Sanders and waived center Andrew Bogut, the team announced Monday.

Grizzlies F Parsons out indefinitely with partial meniscus tear

7:59 PM

Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons, who has been limited this season because of right knee issues, was diagnosed with a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, the team announced Monday.

Comments earn Warriors’ Iguodala $10,000 fine

5:44 PM

Andre Iguodala has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for his postgame comments with racial overtones following the Golden State Warriors' 103-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves last Friday.

Cavs reach deal with C Sanders, waive Bogut

5:00 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers reached an agreement to sign free agent center Larry Sanders and waived center Andrew Bogut, the team announced Monday.

Cavs reach deal with C Sanders

10:55 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers reached an agreement to sign free agent center Larry Sanders, according to multiple reports Monday.

NBA roundup: Harden, Rockets top Cavs

12:28 AM

HOUSTON -- James Harden recorded his 16th triple-double on the season, and the Houston Rockets grabbed a season-high 20 offensive rebounds to claim a tense back-and-fourth affair with the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-112 on Sunday night.

» Sunday, March 12, 2017

NBA roundup: Harden, Rockets top Cavs

11:53 PM

HOUSTON -- James Harden recorded his 16th triple-double on the season, and the Houston Rockets grabbed a season-high 20 offensive rebounds to claim a tense back-and-fourth affair with the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-112 on Sunday night.

NBA roundup: Celtics blast Bulls

8:52 PM

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics scored the first 13 points of the game and cruised to a 100-80 victory on Sunday over Chicago that handed the Bulls their season-worst fifth straight loss.

Heat’s Dragic misses game with orbital contusion

7:27 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Miami Heat's leading scorer, Goran Dragic, missed Sunday night's game at the Indiana Pacers because of an orbital contusion in his right eye.

NBA roundup: Westbrook’s 32nd triple-double lfts Thunder to win

1:17 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Russell Westbrook collected his 32nd triple-double of the season to lead the Thunder to a 112-104 victory over the Utah Jazz Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

NBA roundup: Westbrook’s 32nd triple-double lfts Thunder to win

12:25 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Russell Westbrook collected his 32nd triple-double of the season to lead the Thunder to a 112-104 victory over the Utah Jazz Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

» Saturday, March 11, 2017

NBA roundup: Westbrook’s 32nd triple-double lfts Thunder to win

8:05 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Russell Westbrook collected his 32nd triple-double of the season to lead the Thunder to a 112-104 victory over the Utah Jazz Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

NBA notebook: Spurs’ Aldridge out with minor heart arrhythmia

5:51 PM

Forward LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs is out indefinitely because of an occurrence of a minor heart arrhythmia, the team announced Saturday.

Cavaliers G Korver to sit out again

3:51 PM

Guard Kyle Korver will miss his second straight game because of a sore right foot when the Cleveland Cavaliers play on Saturday night at the Orlando Magic.

G Nwaba signs second 10-day deal with Lakers

1:51 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers signed guard David Nwaba to a second 10-day contract on Saturday.

Spurs, Warriors downplay matchup

12:58 PM

If you think the race for the top seed in the NBA's Western Conference will be foremost in the minds of the coaches and players when the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs meet Saturday in San Antonio, then you don't understand the long-term mindset of the two franchises.

Spurs’ Aldridge out indefinitely with minor heart arrhythmia

12:43 PM

Forward LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs is out indefinitely because of an occurrence of a minor heart arrhythmia, the team announced Saturday.

NBA roundup: Rockets’ D’Antoni gets 500th win

1:40 AM

CHICAGO -- Despite a slow start, the Houston Rockets made sure coach Mike D'Antoni got his 500th career NBA coaching win Friday night at the United Center.

NBA roundup: Rockets’ D’Antoni gets 500th win

12:24 AM

CHICAGO -- Despite a slow start, the Houston Rockets made sure coach Mike D'Antoni got his 500th career NBA coaching win Friday night at the United Center.

Spurs’ Leonard to miss showdown with Warriors

12:17 AM

San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard has entered the NBA's concussion protocol and will miss Saturday's showdown with the Golden State Warriors, the team announced Friday.

» Friday, March 10, 2017

NBA roundup: Rockets’ D’Antoni gets 500th win

11:06 PM

CHICAGO -- Despite a slow start, the Houston Rockets made sure coach Mike D'Antoni got his 500th career NBA coaching win Friday night at the United Center.

Wizards F Morris fined for kick of Plumlee

7:33 PM

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris was fined $25,000 for kicking Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee in the groin, the league announced on Friday.

NBA roundup: Pistons send Cavs to third straight loss

1:30 AM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Jackson scored 21 points and the Detroit Pistons overcame LeBron James' 50th career triple-double and downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-101 on Thursday night at The Palace.

» Thursday, March 9, 2017

NBA roundup: Pistons send Cavs to third straight loss

11:25 PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Jackson scored 21 points and the Detroit Pistons overcame LeBron James' 50th career triple-double and downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-101 on Thursday night at The Palace.

Pistons send Cavs to third straight loss

10:59 PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Jackson scored 21 points and the Detroit Pistons overcame LeBron James' 50th career triple-double and downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-101 on Thursday night at The Palace.

NBA roundup: Spurs escape 28-point hole, win 9th straight

1:25 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 19 points and David Lee equaled his season-best scoring output with 18 points as the short-handed San Antonio Spurs roared from behind to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-104 on Wednesday for their ninth straight victory.

» Wednesday, March 8, 2017

NBA roundup: Spurs win ninth straight, hit 50 wins

11:35 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 19 points and David Lee equaled his season-best scoring output with 18 points as the shorthanded San Antonio Spurs roared from behind to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-104 on Wednesday at the AT&T Center for their ninth straight victory.

Lawson attorney denies warrant issued

8:59 PM

The attorney for Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson denied published reports on Wednesday that a bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of his client.

Cavs’ Lue (illness) absent from practice

1:24 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was absent from practice on Wednesday due to a sinus/inner ear issue and did not accompany the team on its upcoming three-game road trip.

NBA roundup: Mavericks’ Nowitzki scores 30,000th point

12:18 AM

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, including the 30,000th of his career, to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 122-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.

» Tuesday, March 7, 2017

NBA roundup: Mavericks’ Nowitzki scores 30,000th point

11:15 PM

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, including the 30,000th of his career, to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 122-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.

Mavs’ Nowitzki reaches milestone with 30,000 points

10:46 PM

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined a group of NBA immortals when he topped the 30,000-point plateau for his career early in the second quarter Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA notebook: Lakers officially name Pelinka GM

8:12 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers officially named Rob Pelinka as their new general manager on Tuesday.

MNBA notebook: Lakers officially name Pelinka GM

7:12 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers officially named Rob Pelinka as their new general manager on Tuesday.

Lakers officially hire Pelinka as GM

7:07 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers officially named Rob Pelinka as their new general manager on Tuesday.

Cavaliers assign G Felder to Charge

12:39 PM

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

Spurs’ Leonard hit with drug test after big game

11:33 AM

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard was the recipient of a random drug test from the NBA after arguably his biggest game of the season in Monday night's 112-110 win over the Houston Rockets.

NBA roundup: Leonard, Spurs edge Rockets

1:45 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard poured in an off-balance 3-pointer and then ran the floor to block a layup attempt by James Harden on the opposite end to propel the San Antonio Spurs past the Houston Rockets 112-110 on Monday.

» Monday, March 6, 2017

NBA roundup: Leonard, Spurs edge Rockets

11:45 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard poured in an off-balance 3-pointer and then ran the floor to block a layup attempt by James Harden on the opposite end to propel the San Antonio Spurs past the Houston Rockets 112-110 on Monday.

NBA roundup: Anthony-less Knicks top Magic

10:46 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The New York Knicks found a lift with Carmelo Anthony sitting out due to a sore left knee.

Bogut suffers fractured leg in first game with Cavaliers

9:04 PM

CLEVELAND - Andrew Bogut's season with the Cleveland Cavaliers may have lasted less than a minute.

Bogut injured in first game with Cavaliers

8:46 PM

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bogut suffered what appeared to be a significant leg injury just 58 seconds into his Cleveland debut during Monday's game against the Miami Heat.

NBA notebook: Knicks’ Anthony sidelined with sore knee

7:05 PM

Carmelo Anthony was sidelined Monday night against the Orlando Magic after sustaining a sore left knee, New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek announced before the game.

Knicks’ Anthony (knee) sidelined against Magic

6:39 PM

ORLANDO -- Carmelo Anthony will not play Monday night against the Orlando Magic after sustaining a sore left knee, New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek announced before the game.

Cleveland’s Lue (illness) will not coach vs. Heat

5:56 PM

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue will not coach against the Miami Heat on Monday night because of an illness he's been battling for at least a week.

76ers sign Long to 10-day contract

11:35 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers signed forward-center Shawn Long to a 10-day contract on Monday after recalling him from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League.

Nuggets recall G Beasley

11:22 AM

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

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

11:10 AM

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

Cavs recall G Felder

10:58 AM

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

NBA roundup: Ulis’ buzzer-beater pushes Suns over Celtics

12:19 AM

PHOENIX -- Eric Bledsoe had 28 points and rookie Tyler Ulis had a career-high 20 points, including a 3-pointer as time expired, in the Phoenix Suns' 109-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

» Sunday, March 5, 2017

NBA roundup: Ulis’ buzzer-beater pushes Suns over Celtics

11:25 PM

PHOENIX -- Eric Bledsoe had 28 points and rookie Tyler Ulis had a career-high 20 points, including a 3-pointer as time expired, in the Phoenix Suns' 109-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

NBA roundup: Ulis’s buzzer-beater pushes Suns over Celtics

11:01 PM

PHOENIX -- Eric Bledsoe had 28 points and rookie Tyler Ulis had a career-high 20 points, including a 3-pointer as time expired, in the Phoenix Suns' 109-106 victory over the Boston Celtics at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Sunday.

NBA roundup: Ulis’s buzzer-beater pushes Suns over Celtics

8:21 PM

PHOENIX -- Eric Bledsoe had 28 points and rookie Tyler Ulis had a career-high 20 points, including a 3-pointer as time expired, in the Phoenix Suns' 109-106 victory over the Boston Celtics at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Sunday.

Kings recall Papagiannis

5:44 PM

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

Hawks add veteran PG Calderon to roster

5:32 PM

The Atlanta Hawks added experience to their roster on Sunday by claiming veteran point guard Jose Calderon off waivers.

Trail Blazers C Ezeli to undergo rare knee surgery

3:04 PM

Portland Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli is expected to undergo a rare surgical procedure on his left knee that will involve the use of a cadaver donor.

Hawks add veteran PG Calderon to roster

3:02 PM

The Atlanta Hawks added experience to their roster on Sunday by claiming veteran point guard Jose Calderon off waivers.

Silver promises format change for 2018 All-Star Game

1:23 PM

A lack of defense -- or effort -- was indefensible to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who is bringing format changes to the All-Star Game next year.

NBA roundup: Harden posts NBA-high 49th double-double

12:47 AM

HOUSTON -- James Harden turned a torrid stretch in the third quarter into his NBA-leading 49th double-double as the Houston Rockets topped the Memphis Grizzlies 123-108 on Saturday night at Toyota Center to split the season series.

» Saturday, March 4, 2017

Cavaliers’ Smith involved in altercation after game

11:38 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith, who is out with a thumb injury, was involved in an altercation after a 120-92 loss to the Heat in Miami on Saturday.

Hawks’ Budenholzer receives one-game suspension

9:37 PM

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been suspended without pay by the NBA for Sunday's game against the Indiana Pacers after bumping a referee during Friday night's 135-130 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA notebook: Cavs sit James, Irving against Heat

8:45 PM

MIAMI -- Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue decided to rest All-Stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on Saturday night, playing without them against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Cavs’ James, Irving won’t play vs. Heat

8:20 PM

MIAMI -- Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue decided to rest All-Stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on Saturday night, playing without them against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Cavs sign F Williams for rest of the season

2:18 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed forward Derrick Williams to a contract for the remainder of the season, the team announced Saturday.

Bucks ink Jones for rest of season

2:16 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks signed forward Terrence Jones to a contract for the remainder of the season, the team announced Saturday.

NBA roundup: Cavaliers set 3-point record in win

1:30 AM

ATLANTA -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on a 3-point binge since the first of the year. On Friday, they took it step further and set an NBA record in the process.

NBA roundup: Cavaliers set 3-point record in win

12:35 AM

ATLANTA -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on a 3-point binge since the first of the year. On Friday, they took it step further and set an NBA record in the process.

» Friday, March 3, 2017

NBA roundup: Cavaliers set 3-point record in win

11:31 PM

ATLANTA -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on a 3-point binge since the first of the year. On Friday, they took it step further and set an NBA record in the process.

NBA notebook: Nowitzki to return for 20th season

7:03 PM

Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki intends to return his 20th NBA season and play at age 39.

Nowitzki plans to return for a 20th season

5:15 PM

Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki intends to return for his 20th NBA season and play at age 39.

Hawks poised to sign PG Calderon

5:09 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are expected to sign veteran point guard Jose Calderon to fill their open roster spot, according to reports Friday.

Hornets’ Kaminsky out with shoulder injury

10:39 AM

Charlotte Hornets forward/center Frank Kaminsky suffered an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, the team announced Friday.

76ers sign F Harper to 10-day contract

10:16 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers signed forward Justin Harper to a 10-day contract on Friday.

NBA roundup: Warriors lose second straight game

1:40 AM

CHICAGO -- The Golden State Warriors took a second straight regular-season loss for the first time in nearly two years, falling to the Chicago Bulls 94-87 Thursday night.

» Thursday, March 2, 2017

NBA roundup: Warriors lose second straight game

11:55 PM

CHICAGO -- The Golden State Warriors took a second straight regular-season loss for the first time in nearly two years, falling to the Chicago Bulls 94-87 Thursday night.

NBA notebook: Stoudemire apologizes for remarks about gays

7:12 PM

Former NBA center Amar'e Stoudemire apologized for his comments in which he said he would avoid a teammate if that player were gay.

Cavaliers ink veteran C Bogut

3:14 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed veteran center Andrew Bogut to a contract on Thursday.

Stoudemire apologies for saying he’d avoid gay player

1:49 PM

Former NBA center Amar'e Stoudemire apologized for his comments in which he said he would avoid a teammate if that player were gay.

Warriors sign veteran F Barnes

1:49 PM

The Golden State Warriors signed veteran forward Matt Barnes to a contract on Thursday.

Sixers C Embiid done for season

1:49 PM

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will miss the remainder of the season to recover from his left knee injury, the team announced Wednesday.

Warriors’ Durant out at least 4 weeks with leg injury

11:07 AM

Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprained MCL and a bone bruise on his left leg, the team announced Wednesday.

NBA roundup: Nets end 16-game skid

1:31 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Brook Lopez scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets ended their 16-game losing streak Wednesday with a 109-100 victory over the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center.

NBA roundup: Davis-led Pelicans end three-game skid

12:13 AM

NEW ORLEANS -- Forward Anthony Davis scored 24 of his game-high 33 points in the first half and point guard Jrue Holiday broke out of a shooting slump with 22 points to power the New Orleans Pelicans to a 109-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center.

» Wednesday, March 1, 2017

NBA roundup: Davis-led Pelicans end three-game skid

10:32 PM

NEW ORLEANS -- Forward Anthony Davis scored 24 of his game-high 33 points in the first half and point guard Jrue Holiday broke out of a shooting slump with 22 points to power the New Orleans Pelicans to a 109-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center.

Warriors sign, release Calderon with Barnes deal looming

9:02 PM

The Golden State Warriors signed veteran guard Jose Calderon to a contract on Wednesday, then promptly waived him after two hours.

NBA notebook: Durant out at least four weeks

6:54 PM

Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprained MCL and a bone bruise on his left leg, the team announced Wednesday.

Warriors sign veteran G Calderon

6:35 PM

The Golden State Warriors signed veteran guard Jose Calderon to a contract on Wednesday.

Warriors’ Durant out at least 4 weeks with leg injury

11:15 AM

Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprained MCL and a bone bruise on his left leg, the team announced Wednesday.

NBA roundup: Durant injured in Warriors’ loss to Wizards

1:09 AM

WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal scored 25 points and the Washington Wizards fended off the Golden State Warriors in the final minute for a 112-108 victory Tuesday night.

NBA roundup: Durant injured in Warriors’ loss to Wizards

12:13 AM

WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal scored 25 points and the Washington Wizards fended off the Golden State Warriors in the final minute for a 112-108 victory Tuesday night.