NBA NEWS ARCHIVE

» Sunday, February 19, 2017

NBA honors Sager with $500,000 donation

2:24 AM

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

1:44 AM

NEW ORLEANS -- Credit the assist to Paul George.

» Saturday, February 18, 2017

Robinson III soars to Slam Dunk title

11:28 PM

NEW ORLEANS -- Credit the assist to Paul George.

Robinson III soars to Slam Dunk title

10:48 PM

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

9:45 PM

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

12:54 PM

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

12:14 AM

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

11:30 PM

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

5:57 PM

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

5:46 PM

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

1:13 PM

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

11:00 PM

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

7:14 PM

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

6:49 PM

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

2:32 PM

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’

1:12 PM

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

1:18 AM

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

12:28 AM

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

11:06 PM

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

10:36 PM

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

10:08 PM

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’

4:38 PM

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

1:15 AM

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

11:37 PM

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

7:23 PM

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

6:14 PM

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

12:05 PM

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

11:49 AM

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

Cavaliers’ Love to miss six weeks after knee surgery

11:35 AM

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

2:00 AM

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

12:02 AM

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

10:36 PM

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

7:57 PM

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

6:51 PM

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

Report: Jordan, Silver might mediate Oakley-Dolan feud

5:58 PM

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

4:33 PM

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

4:28 PM

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

4:16 PM

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

2:27 PM

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

1:58 PM

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

12:39 PM

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

Hornets sign G McCallum to second 10-day contract

11:03 AM

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

11:47 PM

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

9:05 PM

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

5:55 PM

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

5:49 PM

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

3:32 PM

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

3:01 PM

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

2:51 PM

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

12:58 AM

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

11:58 PM

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

10:51 PM

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

3:32 PM

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

Pistons recall F Ellenson, G Gbinije

12:01 PM

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

1:37 AM

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

11:01 PM

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

8:18 PM

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

NBA notebook: Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden

6:33 PM

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

5:56 PM

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

4:08 PM

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

3:17 PM

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

12:35 PM

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

NBA roundup: Westbrook, Thunder top Cavs

2:12 AM

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

12:00 AM

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

10:14 PM

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

8:37 PM

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

6:16 PM

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

4:08 PM

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

3:06 PM

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

2:26 PM

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

1:46 PM

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

2:30 AM

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

1:32 AM

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

1:02 AM

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

11:53 PM

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

11:41 PM

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

9:57 PM

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

9:08 PM

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

3:59 PM

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

12:05 PM

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

11:46 PM

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

7:46 PM

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

5:52 PM

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

5:43 PM

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

11:50 AM

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

2:49 AM

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

1:27 AM

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

12:21 AM

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

11:56 PM

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

10:42 PM

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

7:04 PM

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

5:47 PM

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

3:58 PM

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

2:34 PM

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

12:19 PM

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

Pistons recall F Ellenson, G Gbinije

10:44 AM

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

5:34 PM

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

1:51 AM

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

12:12 AM

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

10:40 PM

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

8:01 PM

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

7:21 PM

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

5:14 PM

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

4:25 PM

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

1:55 PM

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

1:35 AM

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

12:26 AM

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

10:52 PM

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

8:56 PM

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

8:29 PM

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

7:09 PM

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

4:57 PM

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

4:38 PM

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

Durant settling in with Warriors’ team-first approach

12:51 PM

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

11:52 AM

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

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

1:37 AM

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

11:04 PM

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

8:54 PM

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

8:43 PM

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

8:29 PM

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

6:36 PM

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

5:23 PM

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

4:44 PM

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

3:41 PM

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

3:02 PM

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

2:03 PM

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

1:18 AM

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

12:51 AM

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

10:50 PM

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

6:36 PM

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

5:41 PM

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

5:11 PM

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.