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» Thursday, February 22, 2018

When NBA returns, will Warriors’ dominance come back, too?

4:03 AM

The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr.

Kings aim to bring NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

4:02 AM

The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California's capital city for the first time ever.

» Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

11:34 PM

DALLAS (AP) The NBA fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

Nowitzki ’disgusted’ by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

11:28 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dirk Nowitzki said Wednesday night he was ''disgusted'' to read about allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.

Spurs preparing to play without Leonard this season

11:14 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Spurs are preparing to play without star forward Kawhi Leonard this season, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said.

Trail Blazers sign Brandon Rush to 10-day contract

8:35 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers signed veteran guard/forward Brandon Rush to a 10-day contract Wednesday.

Nance Jr. and other new Cavaliers ready for home debuts

7:35 PM

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Larry Nance Jr. has run into an unexpected snag since joining the Cavaliers.

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

7:32 PM

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.

Detroit’s Jackson cleared for light running

6:59 PM

DETROIT (AP) Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson still has no timeframe for a return to practice, nearly two months after spraining his right ankle.

LeBron on NBA playoff re-seeding: "Let’s not get too crazy"

6:40 PM

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James has only followed an Eastern route to the NBA Finals.

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

5:59 PM

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

5:49 PM

DALLAS (AP) The NBA fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

LeBron opposed to possible plan to change NBA playoff format

5:09 PM

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James says leave the NBA playoffs alone.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

4:27 PM

DALLAS (AP) The NBA has fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

Saints, Pelicans owner Benson hospitalized with flu symptoms

3:45 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson has been hospitalized with flu symptoms.

Pacers sign Trey McKinney Jones to 10-day contract

12:31 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers have signed Trey McKinney Jones to a 10-day contract.

Are Rockets, Raptors the 1s? Time will tell when NBA resumes

3:27 AM

Golden State and Cleveland are used to looking down at the rest of the NBA, though it's Houston and Toronto enjoying that view at the All-Star break.

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

2:29 AM

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

1:58 AM

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

» Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Blazers hope for another post-All-Star break revival

8:01 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Trail Blazers have enjoyed post-All-Star break revivals the past two seasons.

Struggling Hornets fire general manager amid 24-33 season

12:53 PM

The struggling Hornets have shaken up their front office, firing general manager Rich Cho on Tuesday.

Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA’s sprint to the finish

1:47 AM

LeBron James had a trophy in his hands and a smile on his face.

Curry would love to captain Team Stephen again in 2019

12:08 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte.

» Monday, February 19, 2018

Fergie says ’tried my best’ after national anthem blowback

7:13 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.

Little change in TV ratings for new-look NBA All-Star Game

6:47 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings.

3-point champion Booker stays upbeat as Suns losses mount

5:44 PM

PHOENIX (AP) After Devin Booker hoisted the trophy for winning the 3-point shooting title over All-Star weekend, he said he was bringing it home for the Phoenix Suns fans .

Fergie’s NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses

5:40 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering.

Jesse Jackson: LeBron’s ’slam dunk for justice is needed’

5:30 PM

CHICAGO (AP) The Rev. Jesse Jackson said on Monday he's deeply insulted by a Fox News host's ''attack'' on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and thanked the basketball All-Star for standing up for what he believes in.

Jesse Jackson: LeBron’s ’slam dunk for justice is needed’

4:34 PM

CHICAGO (AP) The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's deeply insulted by a Fox News host's ''attack'' on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.

Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break

4:21 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren't buying it.

Fergie’s NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses

7:41 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering.

Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

3:12 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte.

Fergie’s NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses

1:45 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering.

» Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Latest: James, Team LeBron tops Team Stephen 148-145

11:28 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):

The Latest: Curry, Team Stephen lead Team LeBron 112-109

10:49 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):

The Latest: Team Stephen takes 78-76 lead at halftime

9:55 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):

The Latest: Team Stephen takes 42-31 lead vs. Team LeBron

9:22 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):

The Latest: Team Steph, Team LeBron tip off All-Star Game

8:44 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):

The Latest: US beats Mexico in G-League challenge

7:32 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):

The Latest: Commissioner praises veterans for speaking out

5:11 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local):

LeBron, Steph lead hand-picked teams into NBA All-Star Game

12:59 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NBA's All-Star version of a pickup game is taking center stage in Hollywood.

LeBron, Steph lead hand-picked teams into NBA All-Star Game

3:43 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NBA's All-Star version of a pickup game is taking center stage in Hollywood.

Mitchell soars to dunk title, Booker sets 3-point record

12:17 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy.

» Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

10:53 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

LeBron says he ’will definitely not shut up and dribble’

10:14 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.

LeBron says he ’will definitely not shut up and dribble’

9:57 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.

The Latest: Suns’ Devin Booker walks off with 3-point title

9:50 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

NBA commissioner lauds refs, players for airing differences

9:28 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league's players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship.

The Latest: Nets’ Dinwiddie captures skills competition

8:53 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

The Latest: Commissioner praises refs, players for meeting

8:19 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

All-Stars collide in LA with teams picked by LeBron, Steph

8:01 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams. Team LeBron vs. Team Steph has replaced the traditional East-West format, shuffling allegiances and turning antagonists into uneasy teammates.

LeBron says he ’will definitely not shut up and dribble’

6:58 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.

The Latest: Drummond not fan of All-Star selection process

6:42 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

The Latest: LeBron says he won’t be silent on social issues

6:13 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

The Latest: Nance says father-son champs would be ’awesome’

5:57 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

Lakers’ Channing Frye has appendectomy in Cleveland

5:31 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lakers forward Channing Frye has undergone an appendectomy.

The Latest: George hears from Lakers fans, ’We want Paul!’

4:52 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

The Latest: Nash, Kidd headline finalists for 2018 HOF class

4:15 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

4:14 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning.

NBA’s biggest stars set for All-Star Saturday competitions

3:52 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NBA's best players have arrived in Hollywood for a star-studded All-Star weekend.

Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

2:57 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning.

The Latest: Nash, Kidd headline finalists for 2018 HOF class

2:13 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

The Latest: Steve Nash, Jason Kidd headline 2018 HOF class

1:45 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

11:02 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night.

Migos star shines in celebrity game, Watson does double duty

9:42 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Quavo is known for dropping beats and delivering rhymes as one-third of Atlanta's hip-hop trio Migos.

Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

6:11 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night.

Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

3:20 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night.

Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

2:50 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night.

» Friday, February 16, 2018

2 Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game

11:44 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the All-Star weekend off to a running start in the World's latest victory over the NBA's young Americans.

Migos star shines in celebrity game, Watson does double duty

11:19 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Quavo is known for dropping beats and delivering rhymes as one-third of Atlanta's hip-hop trio Migos.

Migos star shines in celebrity game, Watson does double duty

10:44 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Quavo is known for dropping beats and delivering rhymes as one-third of Atlanta's hip-hop trio Migos.

Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

3:28 PM

By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.

Cavs owner’s son undergoes successful brain surgery

12:15 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says his son Nick survived eight hours of brain surgery.

Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

11:21 AM

By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.

Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

10:21 AM

By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.

Bieber, LeBron, other stars descend on LA for NBA showcase

3:26 AM

The stars will be out in Los Angeles, on the basketball court and all around it.

Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

3:21 AM

By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.

» Thursday, February 15, 2018

Nuggets make 24 3-pointers, beat Bucks 134-123

11:55 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) There's something about playing in Milwaukee that brings out the best in Nikola Jokic.

Don Carter, owner who helped bring NBA to Dallas, dies at 84

4:53 PM

DALLAS (AP) Don Carter, the owner who was instrumental in bringing the NBA to Dallas with the expansion Mavericks in 1980, has died. He was 84.

NBA Awards show to be held in Los Angeles

4:49 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA is taking its awards show west.

Pacers-Pelicans play March 21 after leaky roof postponement

4:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The Indiana Pacers will play the Pelicans in New Orleans on March 21, a rescheduled game stemming from a Feb. 7 postponement because of a leaky roof.

A talkative Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on becoming himself

1:12 PM

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived.

Don Carter, owner who helped bring NBA to Dallas, dies at 84

12:48 PM

DALLAS (AP) Don Carter, the owner who was instrumental in bringing the NBA to Dallas with the expansion Mavericks in 1980, has died. He was 84.

Simmons, Mitchell and young NBA phenoms set for Rising Stars

12:37 PM

Ben Simmons thought he should be an All-Star by now.

How Abdul-Jabbar became Kareem and decided to talk about it

2:56 AM

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived.

Davis leads Pelicans’ rout of Lakers

12:15 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis tuned up for the All-Star Game with one more dominant performance.

» Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Beal, Wizards rally from 27 points down to beat Knicks

11:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) His team had just completed the biggest comeback of the NBA season, but Bradley Beal wasn't feeling great about it.

Howard shines as Hornets top Magic 104-102

9:46 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Dwight Howard had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets stopped a four-game slide by topping the Orlando Magic 104-102 on Wednesday night.

Warriors guard McCaw out at least 4 weeks with wrist injury

9:02 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Second-year Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will miss at least four weeks after breaking a bone in his left wrist.

Remembering Flip: T-wolves plan pregame ceremony vs. Lakers

7:23 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Summer was coming into bloom, and Flip Saunders had an extra bounce in his step as he departed Minnesota's arena with his wife that night of the 2015 draft.

Bulls’ Dunn returns from concussion, starts against Raptors

7:23 PM

CHICAGO (AP) Guard Kris Dunn is back in the Chicago Bulls' lineup after missing 11 games because of a concussion.

76ers’ Embiid sidelined by soreness in right ankle

7:17 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia center Joel Embiid sat out the 76ers' game Wednesday night against Miami because of soreness in his right ankle.

Warriors guard McCaw out at least 4 weeks with wrist injury

5:50 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Second-year Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will miss at least four weeks after breaking a bone in his left wrist Monday night against the Suns.

Races too close to call at NBA All-Star break

3:02 AM

The NBA will reach the All-Star break with conference races that are too close to call.

Welts pours longtime love of NBA, experience into new arena

3:01 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Standing in the rain seven stories above concrete, construction workers, steel and mud, Rick Welts is beaming at an arena project that is absolutely his baby.

Jokic’s triple-double leads Nuggets over Spurs, 117-109

2:32 AM

DENVER (AP) San Antonio has dominated the Nuggets for four seasons, so Denver wasn't apologizing for finally beating the depleted Spurs.

Khris Middleton helps Bucks pull out sluggish win over Hawks

12:43 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks looked sluggish at times coming back from a four-game trip, and the worst team in the Eastern Conference was threatening to knock them off at home.

James’ 37 lead Cavaliers past Thunder 120-112

12:14 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) LeBron James and his new teammates are playing like old buddies.

» Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Khris Middleton helps Bucks pull out sluggish win over Hawks

11:35 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks looked sluggish at times coming back from a four-game trip, and the worst team in the Eastern Conference was threatening to knock off them off at home.

DeRozan scores 27, Raptors hold off Heat 115-112

11:11 PM

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors were too disappointed with their performance to celebrate a win that guaranteed them the best record in the Eastern Conference at the All-Star break.

Thunder stars Westbrook, Anthony to return against Cavaliers

6:41 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony will return to action Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers after recovering from sprained ankles.

LeBron James to produce new "House Party" movie

6:17 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James is going old school to make a new movie.

LeBron James to produce new "House Party" movie

3:15 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James is going old school to make a new movie.

Knicks’ Porzingis has successful surgery on torn ACL

1:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks has undergone surgery for a torn ligament in his left knee.

NBA players step toward equality in limited edition sneakers

9:46 AM

When LeBron James stepped on the court wearing mismatched sneakers in the nation's capital, it wasn't a fashion statement by the NBA's most popular athlete. The message was clearly emblazed in gold on the back of his kicks, one white and one black: Equality.

» Monday, February 12, 2018

LaVine steal, dunk leads Bulls to 105-101 win over Magic

11:39 PM

CHICAGO (AP) Zach LaVine isn't shying away from tense moments. The high-flying guard delivered again, just in time to lift the Chicago Bulls to another tight victory.

Saric scores 24 to lead 76ers past slumping Knicks

10:52 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) T.J. McConnell doesn't have the star power of Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons, but it was the undrafted reserve guard who received the loudest cheers while helping the streaking 76ers to another win.

76ers sign 3-point specialist Marco Belinelli

6:18 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The 76ers have signed veteran 3-point specialist Marco Belinelli, whose contract was bought out by the Atlanta Hawks.

Boston police tweet about Red Auerbach called ’tone-deaf’

6:04 PM

BOSTON (AP) Boston's police commissioner apologized Monday after the department faced heavy criticism for a now-deleted Black History Month tweet that celebrated a white man.

76ers sign 3-point specialist Marco Belinelli

5:57 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The 76ers have signed veteran 3-point specialist Marco Belinelli, whose contract was bought out by the Atlanta Hawks.

Former No. 1 pick Oden to attempt to play in Big3

5:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden will attempt a comeback this summer in the Big3.

Timberwolves recall rookie Justin Patton from G League team

5:23 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled center Justin Patton from their NBA G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves.

Boston police tweet about Red Auerbach called ’tone-deaf’

4:03 PM

BOSTON (AP) Boston police faced heavy criticism for a now-deleted Black History Month tweet that celebrated a white man.

Boston police tweet about Red Auerbach called ’tone-deaf’

4:01 PM

BOSTON (AP) Boston police faced heavy criticism for a now-deleted Black History Month tweet that celebrated a white man.

Nick Gilbert, son of Cavs owner, to undergo brain surgery

3:30 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Nick Gilbert, the son of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert who became a good-luck charm during the NBA lottery, will undergo major brain surgery this week.

Brain surgery for Cavs owners’ son, a Michigan State student

1:40 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Nick Gilbert, the son of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert who became a good-luck charm during the NBA lottery, will have brain surgery this week.

Nick Gilbert, son of Cavs owner, to undergo brain surgery

1:30 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Nick Gilbert, the son of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert who became a good-luck charm during the NBA lottery, will undergo major brain surgery this week.

Timberwolves recall rookie Justin Patton from G League team

12:24 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled center Justin Patton from their NBA G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves.

Cops’ Black History Month tweet honoring white man slammed

9:57 AM

BOSTON (AP) Boston police are facing heavy criticism online for a now-deleted Twitter post for Black History Month that celebrated a white man.

Boston police face criticism for Black History Month tweet

7:37 AM

BOSTON (AP) Boston police are facing heavy criticism online for a now-deleted Twitter post for Black History Month that celebrated a white man.

» Sunday, February 11, 2018

Mitchell has 27 points, Jazz beat the Blazers 115-96

11:59 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and newcomer Jae Crowder had 15 in his Utah debut to help the Jazz win their ninth straight game, 115-96 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

Towns scores 29 points, Wolves rally to beat Kings 111-106

10:50 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves have used their home court to quickly resolve any issues that have arisen this season on the road.

Pierce joins Celtics legends as team retires his No. 34

8:31 PM

BOSTON (AP) Paul Pierce used to walk onto the court at TD Garden and imagine seeing his number hanging from the rafters.

Kings waive Joe Johnson after trade-deadline acquisition

7:10 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Three days after being acquired at the trade deadline, Joe Johnson was waived by the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

Westbrook, Anthony out for Thunder vs. Grizzlies

6:05 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony were ruled out of Sunday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies with sprained ankles.

Nuggets use big second-half run to beat Suns 123-113

12:52 AM

PHOENIX (AP) Wilson Chandler's big game Saturday brought back memories.

Embiid has 29, Sixers use late run to beat Clippers, 112-98

12:44 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) JJ Redick wasn't buying any of it.

» Saturday, February 10, 2018

Embiid has 29, Sixers use late run to beat Clippers, 112-98

11:59 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) JJ Redick wasn't buying any of it.

Thompson leads way in third quarter as Warriors beat Spurs

11:53 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Steve Kerr shouted out Luke Walton for his help reaching 250 coaching victories in record time.

Tomas Satoransky scores 25, Wizards beat Bulls 101-90

11:50 PM

CHICAGO (AP) Tomas Satoransky is starting while star guard John Wall recovers from knee surgery. He stepped up Saturday for struggling All-Star Bradley Beal as well.

Antetokounmpo, Terry lead Bucks over Magic

9:48 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and Jason Terry came off the bench to score 11 points in the second half in the Milwaukee Bucks' 111-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

Memphis Grizzlies waive forward/center Brandan Wright

6:20 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies waived veteran forward/center Brandan Wright on Saturday.

Pelicans waive Vaughn, James

4:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans waived guard Rashad Vaughn two days after acquiring him a trade that sent forward Dante Cunningham to the Brooklyn Nets.

Riding Wade’s wave, Heat snap 5-game losing streak

12:34 AM

MIAMI (AP) A quiet night for Dwyane Wade on the stat sheet still produced plenty of loud moments in his first game back with the Heat.

» Friday, February 9, 2018

Harden, Capela lead Rockets to 130-104 win over Nuggets

11:45 PM

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden and some of his Houston teammates got after Clint Capela after he missed a couple of easy layups in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets.

Heat wave: Wade receives standing ovation in Miami return

9:07 PM

MIAMI (AP) As the Heat fell behind early against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Miami fans were getting eager to see the man of the night.

Hawks buy out veteran Marco Belinelli’s contract

8:52 PM

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have bought out 3-point specialist Marco Belinelli's contract, giving the 11th-year veteran an opportunity to finish the season on a contending team.

Wade receives standing ovation in Heat return

8:49 PM

MIAMI (AP) As the Heat fell behind early against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Miami fans were getting eager to see the man of the night.

Grizzlies coach Bickerstaff gets $25,000 fine from NBA

7:19 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate comments toward a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after an ejection.

Hawks buy out veteran Marco Belinelli’s contract

7:12 PM

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have bought out 3-point specialist Marco Belinelli's contract, giving the 11th-year veteran an opportunity to finish the season on a contending team.

Hawks forward Bembry arrested after clocked at 128 mph

7:00 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre Bembry has rejoined the team following his arrest for speeding on an Atlanta interstate.

Grizzlies say they kept Evans after not getting right offer

5:20 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) After several strange days filled with uncertainty, Tyreke Evans is still a member of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Bulls waive Tony Allen after acquiring veteran last week

3:43 PM

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls have waived guard/forward Tony Allen after acquiring him in a trade last week.

Sixers unsure whether Fultz will play again this season

1:49 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Markelle Fultz, the top overall pick in last year's NBA draft, may not play again this season as he deals with a right shoulder injury and works on his shot.

After whirlwind day, LeBron excited by Cavs’ new ’pieces’

1:34 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James moved on quickly.

Cavs revamp roster at trading deadline hoping LeBron stays

11:32 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Once summer rolls around, LeBron James stars on a different stage.

After whirlwind day, LeBron excited by Cavs’ additions

11:30 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James says he's excited about the new players added by the Cavaliers following a whirlwind of trades before the NBA's deadline.

Wade’s return to Heat has a neat perk: A different uniform

3:06 AM

Dwyane Wade could not be more excited to get back to his familiar surroundings.

Caldwell-Pope, Lakers trounce short-handed Thunder, 106-81

1:46 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, and the balanced Los Angeles Lakers defeated the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 106-81 on Thursday night.

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Mavericks, end 2-game skid

1:40 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For a half, the defending champs looked like their old dazzling selves.

Trail Blazers hold off the Hornets 109-103 in overtime

1:27 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) This win didn't necessarily have the Trail Blazers celebrating.

» Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thunder stars Westbrook, Anthony out against Lakers

11:33 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook and forward Carmelo Anthony both missed the Thunder's game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night because of ankle injuries.

Golden State forward Draymond Green fined $50,000

11:24 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State forward Draymond Green was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official two days earlier, and he was hardly the only member of the Warriors to lose his cool.

Raptors trade Caboclo to Kings for Richardson

11:24 PM

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors have traded forward Bruno Caboclo to Sacramento for guard Malachi Richardson.

Golden State forward Draymond Green fined $50,000

11:00 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State forward Draymond Green was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official two days earlier, and he was hardly the only member of the Warriors to lose his cool.

Fournier helps Magic edge Hawks 100-98

11:00 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic hadn't won three games in a row since the second week of the season, so there was reason to celebrate even after an ugly victory.

Suns acquire point guard Elfrid Payton from Magic

10:20 PM

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns acquired point guard Elfrid Payton from the Orlando Magic on Thursday for a second-round pick this summer.

Turnover: Cavs overhaul roster with stunning trades

10:09 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) With their NBA title hopes fading fast, the Cavaliers got aggressive at the trading deadline.

Thunder stars Westbrook, Anthony out against Lakers

10:07 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook and forward Carmelo Anthony both missed the Thunder's game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday because of ankle injuries.

Pistons acquire Ennis from Memphis for Johnson, 2nd-rounder

9:55 PM

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Pistons capped a busy couple of weeks with an active deadline day.

Golden State forward Draymond Green fined $50,000

9:47 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State forward Draymond Green was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official two days earlier, and he was hardly the only member of the Warriors to lose his cool.

R.J. Adelman, son of veteran NBA coach, killed in accident

9:29 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Former NBA coach Rick Adelman's son was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident in downtown Houston.

Mudiay to Knicks as Nuggets add Devin Harris in 3-team swap

9:02 PM

DALLAS (AP) Emmanuel Mudiay is headed to the New York Knicks, with Denver adding guard Devin Harris from Dallas on Thursday in a three-team deadline trade that the Nuggets hope will give them needed experience for a playoff push.

R.J. Adelman, son of veteran NBA coach, killed in accident

8:57 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Former NBA coach Rick Adelman's son was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident in downtown Houston.

AP source: Trail Blazers send Vonleh to Bulls for Rakovic

8:46 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers traded forward Noah Vonleh to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the rights to center Milovan Rakovic at the trade deadline Thursday.

AP Source: Pistons reach deal to acquire Ennis from Memphis

8:44 PM

DETROIT (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a trade sending James Ennis to the Pistons for Brice Johnson and a second-round draft pick.

Only On AP: Dwyane Wade talks his return to Miami

8:40 PM

Dwyane Wade did not see this coming.

Big moves for Cavs, Lakers, minor ones elsewhere at deadline

8:31 PM

From Isaiah Thomas to Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose, the Cleveland Cavaliers loaded up on big names last summer.

Golden State forward Draymond Green fined $50,000

8:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Golden State forward Draymond Green was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official.

Mavs’ Seth Curry has season-ending surgery for leg injury

6:48 PM

DALLAS (AP) Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry has undergone season-ending surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume full activities within three months.

Turnover: Cavs overhaul roster with stunning trades

6:41 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) With their NBA title hopes fading fast, the Cavaliers got aggressive at the trading deadline.

Only On AP: Dwyane Wade talks his return to Miami

6:36 PM

Dwyane Wade did not see this coming.

Pelicans trade forward Cunningham to Nets for guard Vaughn

6:08 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade veteran forward Dante Cunningham to Brooklyn for third-year guard Rashad Vaughn.

Celtics sign Monroe in lone move at trade deadline

6:03 PM

BOSTON (AP) The Celtics signed free agent center Greg Monroe in their lone move at the trade deadline on Thursday.

Kemba Walker to replace Porzingis in NBA All-Star Game

5:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker has been picked to replace the injured Kristaps Porzingis in the NBA All-Star Game.

Turnover: Cavs overhaul roster with stunning trades

5:33 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) With their NBA title hopes fading fast, the Cavaliers got aggressive at the trading deadline.

AP sources: Nuggets trade Mudiay, get Harris in 3-team deal

5:32 PM

DALLAS (AP) Two people with knowledge of the situation say the Denver Nuggets have traded Emmanuel Mudiay to New York and acquired Devin Harris from Dallas in a three-team deal.

AP source: Trail Blazers send Vonleh to Bulls for Rakovic

5:23 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers have traded forward Noah Vonleh to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Milovan Rakovic, said a person with knowledge of the situation.

Bulls G Dunn out of concussion protocol

5:19 PM

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls point guard Kris Dunn is out of the NBA's concussion protocol, though he will miss at least two more games for Chicago.

Turnover: Cavs overhaul roster with stunning trades

4:25 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) With their NBA title hopes fading fast, the Cavaliers got aggressive at the trading deadline.

AP source: Trail Blazers send Vonleh to Bulls for Rakovic

4:25 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Portland Trail Blazers have traded forward Noah Vonleh to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Milovan Rakovic.

Pelicans trade forward Cunningham to Nets for guard Vaughn

4:00 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade veteran forward Dante Cunningham to Brooklyn for third-year guard Rashad Vaughn, according to a person familiar with the situation.

AP sources: Nuggets trade Mudiay, get Harris in 3-team deal

3:59 PM

DALLAS (AP) Two people with knowledge of the situation say the Denver Nuggets have traded Emmanuel Mudiay to New York and acquired Devin Harris from Dallas in a three-team deal.

Turnover: Cavs overhaul roster with stunning trades

3:57 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) With their NBA title hopes fading fast, the Cavaliers got aggressive at the trading deadline.

Pistons acquire Nelson in trade with Chicago

3:29 PM

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Pistons have acquired guard Jameer Nelson from the Chicago Bulls for center Willie Reed.

US names roster hopefuls for Basketball World Cup qualifiers

2:44 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) The U.S. has invited 14 players to training camp it will use to select its roster for the next stage of qualifying games for the Basketball World Cup.

AP Source: Cavaliers overhaul roster with stunning trades

2:37 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) With the stunning force of a LeBron James dunk, the Cavaliers shattered their roster.

AP source: Cavs trade Wade to Miami, overhaul roster

1:44 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the trades says the Cleveland Cavaliers have overhauled their roster with three deals, including one that sends Dwyane Wade back to Miami.

AP source: Cavaliers trading Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

1:15 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) After a quick stop, Isaiah Thomas is moving again. The point guard's strange stay with the Cavaliers is over.

AP source: Cavaliers trading Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

12:43 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with direct knowledge of the trade says the Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing guard Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Aldridge, Spurs hand Suns their most one-sided loss ever

3:24 AM

PHOENIX (AP) The San Antonio Spurs opened their long, annual ''rodeo road trip'' with one of the biggest routs in the team's history.

Big shot: LeBron’s jumper at buzzer gives Cavs 140-138 win

12:31 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) One second. One shot. One player.

» Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pacers-Pelicans postponed over concerns about roof leak

10:50 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans was postponed Wednesday mnight after nearly two-hour delay because of a roof leak that briefly allowed rain water to puddle near one of the foul lines.

Nets without Acy in matchup with Pistons

7:41 PM

DETROIT (AP) Quincy Acy sat out the Brooklyn Nets' game Wednesday night at Detroit because of a sprained right middle finger.

Clippers, guard Lou Williams agree to contract extension

7:17 PM

Lou Williams doesn't have to worry about the trade deadline - or free agency.

Clippers, Lou Williams agree to contract extension

6:49 PM

Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a contract extension.

Knicks hopes on hold after Kristaps Porzingis tears ACL

5:33 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Without Kristaps Porzingis, there's no reason for the New York Knicks to be thinking about the postseason.

AP source: Clippers, Lou Williams agree to extension

4:48 PM

A person with knowledge of the situation says Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a contract extension.

Knicks trade center Willy Hernangomez to Hornets

4:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks were scouting Kristaps Porzingis ahead of the 2015 draft when they noticed one of his teammates in Spain.

Knicks trade center Willy Hernangomez to Hornets

3:23 PM

NEW YORK (AP) ��� The New York Knicks were scouting Kristaps Porzingis ahead of the 2015 draft when they noticed one of his teammates in Spain.

LA Times buyer is a basketball-loving biotech billionaire

2:57 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The man buying the Los Angeles Times is a 65-year-old physician-entrepreneur described by Forbes Magazine as ''America's richest doctor,'' and one who has said his goal is to cure cancer in his lifetime.

Knicks trade center Willy Hernangomez to Hornets

2:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks have traded center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets.

LA Times buyer is basketball-loving billionaire doctor

2:37 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The man buying the Los Angeles Times is a 65-year-old physician-entrepreneur described by Forbes Magazine as ''America's richest doctor,'' and one who has said his goal is to cure cancer in his lifetime.

AP source: Knicks trade center Willy Hernangomez to Hornets

1:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the New York Knicks have agreed to trade center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets.

Porzingis’ hopes on hold after torn ACL ends All-Star season

11:26 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis will have to wait to play in the All-Star Game. Same with the playoffs.

Pistons C Willie Reed suspended 6 games by NBA

10:32 AM

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed has been suspended for six games by the NBA after the league investigated the circumstances surrounding his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

As deadline nears, can Cavs find deal to make a difference?

2:54 AM

LeBron James says he won't be traded, though every other move should be on the table for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Westbrook, George lead Thunder rout of Durant, Warriors

2:11 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Paul George and Russell Westbrook ran Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors right off the floor from the opening tip.

Westbrook, George lead Thunder rout of Durant, Warriors

1:37 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Paul George and Russell Westbrook ran Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors right off the floor from the opening tip.

» Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Giannis dunks over Knicks, who lose Porzingis to torn ACL

11:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis' dunk wasn't spectacular, certainly nothing like Giannis Antetokounmpo jumping over Tim Hardaway Jr. for a slam.

Schroder’s 22 points lead Hawks past struggling Grizzlies

11:19 PM

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks enjoyed a rare blowout that left the Memphis Grizzlies fuming about their failure to answer the challenge.

Knicks’ Porzingis tears ACL in left knee

11:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks say All-Star Kristaps Porzingis has torn the ACL in his left knee.

Lue leaves Cavs game with illness

11:05 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue left the bench in the middle of the second quarter of Tuesday's 116-98 loss to Orlando because of an undisclosed illness and didn't return.

Knicks’ Porzingis leaves game with left knee injury

9:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) All-Star Kristaps Porzingis left the Knicks' game against Milwaukee in the second quarter Tuesday night with a left knee injury.

Knicks’ Porzingis leaves with apparent left knee injury

8:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) All-Star Kristaps Porzingis left the Knicks' game against Milwaukee in the second quarter with an apparent left knee injury.

Pistons C Willie Reed suspended 6 games by NBA

8:09 PM

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed has been suspended for six games by the NBA after the league investigated the circumstances surrounding his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Nowitzki cherishes 20 seasons, content to help Mavs rebuild

7:30 PM

DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki made peace years ago with the reality that spending his entire career with the Dallas Mavericks would likely mean little or no chance to win a second championship.

Irving returns to Celtics’ lineup after three-game absence

7:16 PM

TORONTO (AP) Kyrie Irving returned to Boston's lineup for Tuesday night's game against Toronto after missing the previous three games because of a bruised right quad.

Jokes, and selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar nominees lunch

6:30 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan.

Pistons C Willie Reed suspended 6 games by NBA

6:28 PM

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed has been suspended for six games by the NBA after the league investigated the circumstances surrounding his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

NBA fines Lakers $50,000 for 2nd tampering violation

6:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $50,000 for violating the NBA's tampering rule again.

AP source: Mavs’ Seth Curry set for season-ending surgery

5:51 PM

Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry will have surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg, an injury that has sidelined him all season, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.

Pistons C Willie Reed suspended 6 games by NBA

5:34 PM

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed has been suspended for six games by the NBA after the league investigated the circumstances involving a domestic incident that resulted in his arrest.

Rested Timberwolves are back in gear for latest road test

5:04 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves were back to work on the court after some welcomed rest.

Jokes, and selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar nominees lunch

4:55 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan.

Harris scores 27 as Nuggets beat Hornets 121-104

1:48 AM

DENVER (AP) Michael Malone called Gary Harris one of the best young players in the NBA. The Denver guard then backed up his coach's praise with another strong game.

Kings score 9 in 1st, rally to beat Bulls 104-98

1:44 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Two days after getting heated with his players didn't work, Sacramento coach Dave Joerger tried a softer, gentler approach and got the results he wanted.

Champ Warriors eager to get sharp, return to dominant ways

1:26 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry realizes there's plenty of chatter about the defending champions and their lack of sheer domination during the season's first half.

Nowitzki cherishes 20 seasons, content to help Mavs rebuild

12:50 AM

DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki made peace years ago with the reality that spending his entire career with the Dallas Mavericks would likely mean little or no chance to win a second championship.

Jokes, and selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar nominees lunch

12:12 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan.

Hood scores 30, Jazz win 6th straight, 133-109 over Pelicans

12:05 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Rodney Hood put to rest any concerns about his health when used a hesitation dribble to blow past Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic and bolted down the lane for a soaring one-handed dunk.

» Monday, February 5, 2018

Bulls’ Lopez tosses chair after being ejected in Sacramento

11:22 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Chicago center Robin Lopez was ejected after being hit with back-to-back technical fouls during the second quarter of the Bulls' game in Sacramento, tossing a chair once he finally left the court.

Wizards beat Pacers 111-102, win 5th straight without Wall

10:45 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Suddenly, the Washington Wizards look unbeatable.

Nets trade Zeller to Bucks for Vaughn, 2nd-round pick

9:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets have traded center Tyler Zeller to Milwaukee for guard Rashad Vaughn and a second-round pick.

Knicks’ Baker to have season-ending right shoulder surgery

8:24 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Knicks guard Ron Baker will have right shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season.

G League grants Santa Cruz protest, orders game restarted

8:23 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA G League has granted a protest by the Santa Cruz Warriors and ordered the final 17.5 seconds of their loss to Iowa to be replayed.

Pacers lose Collison for 2-3 weeks with knee injury

6:08 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers will be without Darren Collison for two to three weeks after he arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell to compete in Slam Dunk contest

2:41 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell will compete in the Slam Dunk contest during NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles after Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon left because of a hip injury.

» Sunday, February 4, 2018

Hornets rally from 21 down to beat Suns 115-110

6:51 PM

PHOENIX (AP) Credit the Charlotte Hornets' bench for the team's biggest comeback victory of the season.

Wright scores 15 points as Raptors beat Grizzlies 101-86

5:50 PM

TORONTO (AP) After Toronto's bench players started the fourth quarter with a bang, Raptors coach Dwane Casey let them keep playing until the final buzzer.

Horford hits at buzzer, Celtics top Trail Blazers 97-96

5:16 PM

BOSTON (AP) Al Horford captured the attention of Boston sports fans even on Super Bowl Sunday.

AP source: Struggling Cavaliers don’t plan to fire coach Lue

5:13 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has a long list of immediate concerns.

AP source: Struggling Cavs not planning to fire coach Lue

4:11 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has a long list of immediate concerns.

AP source: Struggling Cavs not planning to fire coach Lue

1:54 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Cleveland Cavaliers have no plans to fire coach Tyronn Lue despite the team's recent slide.

» Saturday, February 3, 2018

Unlucky break: Cavs’ Love still "down" after fracturing hand

11:50 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love stared at the brace encasing his broken left hand. Days later, he's still in disbelief.

Oladipo, Bogdanovic lead Pacers over 76ers, 100-92

11:32 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Of the Indiana Pacers' many strengths, playing with a bad memory might be their strongest.

Pistons win again with Griffin, 111-107 over Heat

10:58 PM

DETROIT (AP) Blake Griffin's first few days with the Detroit Pistons were a bit of a whirlwind.

Pistons win again with Griffin, 111-107 over Heat

9:44 PM

DETROIT (AP) Andre Drummond had 23 points and 20 rebounds, and Blake Griffin made a key 3-pointer in the final minute to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 111-107 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.

Unlucky break: Cavs’ Love still "down" after fracturing hand

8:30 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love stared at the brace encasing his broken left hand. Days later, he's still in disbelief.

Heat without Whiteside against Pistons because of illness

7:26 PM

DETROIT (AP) Miami center Hassan Whiteside is out for the Heat's game at Detroit with an illness.

Colts linebacker tackles something new as Miami Heat intern

9:09 AM

MIAMI (AP) Anthony Walker plays in the NFL. He spent the last month in the NBA.

Durant scores 33, Warriors hold off Kings 119-104

1:58 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry said it's understandable that the Golden State Warriors are easing up a bit as the All-Star break approaches.

Davis’ 43 points lead Pelicans past Thunder 114-100

12:58 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Anthony Davis set the New Orleans Pelicans' career scoring record in style.

» Friday, February 2, 2018

Super sub: Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110

11:12 PM

BOSTON (AP) Terry Rozier's second act as an NBA starter was just as impressive as his first.

Lopez helps Lakers edge Nets 102-99 in return to Brooklyn

11:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez smiled through a tribute video that showed his highlights stretching back to when he played in New Jersey in red, white and blue uniforms.

DeRozan’s shooting lifts Raptors over Blazers 130-105

9:59 PM

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat Portland 130-105 on Friday night, their sixth straight win over the Trail Blazers.

Bucks’ Brogdon to be sidelined up to 8 weeks with injury

7:49 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a partially torn left quadriceps tendon.

Former Knicks star Charles Oakley cleared of assault charges

6:48 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley has officially been cleared of misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a scuffle with Madison Square Garden security guards last year.

LeBron dismisses story linking him to Warriors as ’nonsense’

4:04 PM

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) To LeBron James, the Golden State Warriors are a highly respected rival - nothing more.

Cavs’ Love out 2 months with broken hand, avoids surgery

3:50 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love dodged surgery. The Cavaliers were hit hard.

LeBron dismisses story linking him to Warriors as ’nonsense’

3:45 PM

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) To LeBron James, the Golden State Warriors are a highly respected rival - nothing more.

NBA’s Warriors to replace ’Red Panda’s’ stolen $25k unicycle

3:17 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The NBA's Golden State Warriors will buy the popular half-time entertainer known as the Red Panda Acrobat a custom-made, $25,000 unicycle to replace the one stolen from San Francisco's airport.

LeBron dismisses story linking him to Warriors as ’nonsense’

2:30 PM

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James says any thought about him being interested in playing for the Golden State Warriors is ''nonsense.''

LeBron dismisses story linking him to Warriors as ’nonsense’

1:50 PM

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James says any thought about him being interested in playing for the Golden State Warriors is ''nonsense.''

Knicks: Noah won’t be back with team until further notice

1:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Joakim Noah's absence from the New York Knicks will continue indefinitely.

Cavs’ Love out 2 months with broken hand, avoids surgery

10:01 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love dodged surgery. The Cavaliers were hit hard.

Cavs’ Love out 2 months with broken hand, avoids surgery

9:25 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss two months with a broken left hand, but he does not need surgery.

Ellington finally gets his All-Star 3-point contest call

2:24 AM

MIAMI (AP) Wayne Ellington's primary role with the Miami Heat is clear: He's supposed to attempt a 3-pointer whenever possible.

» Thursday, February 1, 2018

Butler scores 28 as Timberwolves beat Bucks 108-89

11:52 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Home sweet home for the Minnesota Timberwolves - again.

Beal scores 25 in 2nd half as Wizards beat Raptors

11:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington's Bradley Beal says he's playing with less stress since making his first NBA All-Star Game.

Griffin scores 24 in Detroit’s 104-102 win over Memphis

11:00 PM

DETROIT (AP) Blake Griffin was Detroit's best player in his debut with the Pistons.

Beal scores 25 in 2nd half as Wizards beat Raptors

10:19 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Bradley Beal scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 122-119 on Thursday night.

Suns waive center Greg Monroe

9:30 PM

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns have waived center Greg Monroe in a buyout agreement.

Evans out for Grizzlies as trade speculation swirls

6:57 PM

DETROIT (AP) Tyreke Evans is not with the Memphis Grizzlies for Thursday night's game at Detroit as trade speculation swirls around the veteran guard.

Pelicans acquire Mirotic from Bulls for 3 players and pick

6:42 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, and a first-round pick.

Portland’s CJ McCollum joins the 50-point club

4:22 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A smile crossed CJ McCollum's face in the fourth quarter as he sat on the bench and the hometown crowd chanted ''We Want CJ!''

Heat’s Goran Dragic selected as All-Star replacement

4:00 PM

MIAMI (AP) Goran Dragic was planning a vacation for All-Star weekend. He's happily changing those plans.

AP source: Pelicans acquire Nikola Mirotic from Bulls

3:54 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen and a first-round pick, a person familiar with the deal said.

Rozier’s triple-double helps Celtics rout Knicks 103-73

3:17 AM

BOSTON (AP) Terry Rozier put together a pretty nice impression of Kyrie Irving on Wednesday night.

’Devastated’: NBA saddened by death of Rasual Butler

2:16 AM

MIAMI (AP) The first time Dwyane Wade was supposed to make a public appearance on behalf of the Miami Heat back in 2003, he found himself paralyzed by nervousness.

Suns guard Isaiah Canaan breaks ankle in gruesome injury

2:09 AM

PHOENIX (AP) Suns guard Isaiah Canaan broke his left ankle Wednesday night in a gruesome injury against the Dallas Mavericks.

Suns guard Isaiah Canaan breaks ankle in gruesome injury

12:32 AM

PHOENIX (AP) Suns guard Isaiah Canaan has broken his left ankle in a gruesome injury against the Dallas Mavericks.