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» Monday, October 23, 2017

NBA roundup: Wolves nip Thunder at buzzer

12:20 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Andrew Wiggins hit 3-pointer as time expired to trump Carmelo Anthony's late triple and lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 115-113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

» Sunday, October 22, 2017

NBA roundup: Wolves nip Thunder at buzzer

10:58 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Andrew Wiggins hit 3-pointer as time expired to trump Carmelo Anthony's late triple and lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 115-113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

Suns fire Watson after 0-3 start

10:01 PM

The Phoenix Suns didn't waste any time making a coaching change.

Report: Suns fire Watson after 0-3 start

8:04 PM

The Phoenix Suns didn't waste any time making a coaching change.

Celtics PG Irving fined $25,000

4:01 PM

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for using inappropriate language toward a fan.

NBA roundup: Warriors fall in Memphis

2:15 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Golden State Warriors fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 111-101 on Saturday night in a game that saw Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant ejected.

Clippers’ Teodosic leaves game with foot injury

12:08 AM

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Clippers rookie guard Milos Teodosic left Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns in the second quarter because of a left foot injury.

» Saturday, October 21, 2017

Portis: ’I’m wrong’ for punching Bulls teammate

8:26 PM

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis publicly apologized on Saturday for his role in an altercation in practice that injured forward Nikola Mirotic, who will miss four to six weeks with two facial fractures.

Cavaliers PG Rose ruled out vs. Magic

8:15 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose was ruled out of Saturday's game against the Orlando Magic because of a sprained left ankle suffered in Friday's win over Milwaukee.

NBA roundup: Ball bounces back in Lakers’ win

1:34 AM

PHOENIX -- Lonzo Ball had 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in his second NBA game to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 132-130 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday.

» Friday, October 20, 2017

NBA roundup: LeBron, Love lead Cavaliers’ win

11:56 PM

MILWAUKEE -- LeBron James scored 24 points and Kevin Love recorded his second double-double of the season as the Cleveland Cavaliers spoiled the Milwaukee Bucks' home opener with a 116-97 victory Friday night at the Bradley Center.

NBA notebook: Rockets’ Paul out 2-4 weeks

8:01 PM

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss two to four weeks due to a bruised left knee, according to multiple reports on Friday.

Kings hire second full-time female coach

7:43 PM

Jenny Boucek became the second current full-time female coach in the NBA on Friday, when the Sacramento Kings hired the former WNBA coach as assistant coach for player development.

Rockets PG Paul out 2-4 weeks

5:58 PM

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss two to four weeks due to a bruised left knee, according to multiple reports on Friday.

Nets PG Lin undergoes successful surgery

4:23 PM

Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin underwent successful surgery to repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee, the team announced Friday.

NBA roundup: Knicks no match for Thunder’s Big 3

1:33 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder's new-look roster got off to a big start Thursday night.

» Thursday, October 19, 2017

NBA roundup: Knicks no match for Thunder’s Big 3

11:23 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder's new-look roster got off to a big start Thursday night.

NBA notebook: Nets lose Lin for season

8:11 PM

Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the 2017-18 season after the Brooklyn Nets said he sustained a ruptured patellar tendon of the right knee in Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the Pacers in Indiana.

Warriors F Green avoids serious knee injury

3:22 PM

An MRI exam on the injured left knee of Golden State Warriors star forward Draymond Green came back negative, according to an ESPN report Thursday.

Nuggets officially sign Jefferson, waive Nelson

2:37 PM

The Denver Nuggets announced the signing of veteran forward Richard Jefferson on Thursday.

Lin out for season after right knee injury in Nets’ opener

11:58 AM

Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the 2017-18 season after the Brooklyn Nets said he sustained a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee in Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the Pacers in Indiana.

Lin’s knee injury in Nets’ opener possibly ’significant’

10:51 AM

Jeremy Lin may have suffered a serious right knee injury in the Brooklyn Nets' regular-season opener on Wednesday night, according to a report.

Hayward has surgery, unlikely to return this season

2:33 AM

Gordon Hayward's first season with the Boston Celtics is probably over after five minutes of game action.

NBA roundup: Bucks spoil Celtics’ emotional home opener

1:27 AM

BOSTON -- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter as the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled the Boston Celtics' emotional home opener with a 108-100 victory Wednesday night.

NBA roundup: Bucks spoil Celtics’ emotional home opener

12:07 AM

BOSTON -- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter as the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled the Boston Celtics' emotional home opener with a 108-100 victory Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NBA roundup: Bucks spoil Celtics’ emotional home opener

10:31 PM

BOSTON -- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter as the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled the Boston Celtics' emotional home opener with a 108-100 victory Wednesday night.

Bulls suspend F Portis 8 games for punching teammate

2:43 PM

Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis was suspended eight games less than 24 hours after punching teammate Nikola Mirotic and breaking his jaw at practice, the team announced Wednesday.

» Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mirotic’s face broken in scuffle at Bulls practice

10:44 PM

Chicago Bulls starting power forward Nikola Mirotic sustained what the team called "maxillary fractures" after being punched in the face by teammate Bobby Portis in a practice altercation.

Bad break for Celtics: Hayward fractures ankle

9:23 PM

CLEVELAND -- New Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle when he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him in the first quarter of the NBA's season opener against Cleveland on Tuesday.

NBA notebook: Celtics’ Hayward suffers fractured ankle in opener

9:09 PM

New Boston Celtics star guard Gordon Hayward suffered a fractured left ankle after he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him in the first quarter of the NBA's season opener against Cleveland on Tuesday.

Hayward stretchered off in Celtics debut

8:50 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- New Boston Celtics star guard Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome, left ankle or leg injury when he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him in the first quarter of the NBA's season opener against Cleveland on Tuesday.

Cavaliers’ James to play in opener vs. Celtics

6:44 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James will play in the team's season opener against former Cavs star Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night after being questionable with an ankle injury.

Heat G McGruder undergoes tibia surgery

6:24 PM

Miami Heat guard Rodney McGruder underwent surgery to repair a left tibia stress fracture, the team announced Tuesday.

James questionable for opener vs. Celtics

12:50 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James officially is considered as questionable to play in the team's season opener against former Cavs' star Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

» Monday, October 16, 2017

Jazz’s Exum set for shoulder surgery

11:33 PM

Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum will undergo shoulder surgery next week, the team announced Monday.

Veteran F Jefferson reportedly will sign with Nuggets

10:36 PM

The Denver Nuggets will sign forward Richard Jefferson and release veteran guard Jameer Nelson.

Spurs, Aldridge agree to 3-year, $72 million extension

5:47 PM

Five-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge agreed to terms on a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs, multiple outlets reported on Monday.

NBA outlook: Four challengers will make Warriors work

12:45 AM

Ghidorah took down Godzilla, the Great Depression crumpled Wall Street, and Buster Douglas put Mike Tyson on his tush, so there must be a team that can challenge the Golden State Warriors for the NBA championship this season, right?

» Sunday, October 15, 2017

Top overall pick Fultz to open 76ers season as reserve

9:54 PM

Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in June's NBA draft, will open the season as a reserve, coach Brett Brown revealed Sunday.

Celtics F Morris to miss opener vs. Cavs

6:03 PM

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris will miss Tuesday's season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to right knee soreness, Boston coach Brad Stevens said on Sunday.

Pistons pick up options on Fs Johnson, Ellenson

5:56 PM

The Detroit Pistons exercised team options on forwards Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson for the 2018-19 season, the team announced Sunday.

Timberwolves exercise options on Towns, Jones

5:56 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves exercised the fourth-year options on center Karl-Anthony Towns and guard Tyus Jones, the team announced Sunday.

» Saturday, October 14, 2017

Blazers’ McCollum suspended for season opener

4:40 PM

Portland Trail Blazers star guard CJ McCollum has been suspended for the regular-season opener after leaving the bench during an altercation in Wednesday's preseason game, the league announced Saturday.

Cavs trade Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

12:34 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded forward Richard Jefferson, guard Kay Felder, two future second-round draft picks and cash considerations to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

» Friday, October 13, 2017

Spurs F Leonard to sit out opener

9:02 PM

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss Wednesday's season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves as he continues recovering from a left quadriceps injury.

Pacers F Robinson to miss 3-4 months following surgery

8:45 PM

Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III underwent successful ankle surgery Friday and is expected to return in three to four months.

Reports: Hawks acquire Jefferson, Felder from Cavs

7:01 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded veteran forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday to get down to the maximum 15-player roster limit, according to multiple reports.

» Thursday, October 12, 2017

Jordan not a fan of NBA ’superteams’

10:57 PM

Count Michael Jordan among those who are not fans of the NBA's recent "superteam" trend.

NBA notebook: Heat’s McGruder out 3-6 months

7:21 PM

Miami Heat swingman Rodney McGruder is expected to miss three to six months due to a stress fracture in his lower left leg, according to multiple reports.

Nets pick up options of Russell, two others

5:33 PM

The Brooklyn Nets exercised the 2018-19 contract options for D'Angelo Russell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert on Thursday.

Heat’s McGruder to miss 3-6 months

4:28 PM

Miami Heat swingman Rodney McGruder is expected to miss three to six months due to a stress fracture in his lower left leg, according to multiple reports.

Nuggets sign Harris to four-year, $84 million extension

4:07 PM

The Denver Nuggets have officially signed guard Gary Harris to a contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

Grizzlies plan to retire Allen’s number

2:58 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies announced plans to retire the number of Tony Allen in the future, the team said on Thursday.

Pacers’ Robinson III to have surgery on ankle

11:05 AM

Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and is expected to be sidelined until mid-December, ESPN reported.

» Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cavaliers F James sits out practice, will miss game

4:51 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James sat out practice on Wednesday and was ruled out for Friday's preseason game against the Orlando Magic due to a left ankle injury, coach Tyronn Lue announced.

Timberwolves’ Wiggins signs multi-year contract extension

4:03 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed forward Andrew Wiggins to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

» Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NBA notebook: 76ers sign C Embiid to massive extension

9:01 PM

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has played in just 31 games over three NBA seasons but he has landed a big-money contract that typically goes to a star player.

Pelicans G Rondo out 4-6 weeks

7:14 PM

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery for a sports hernia on Tuesday and will miss four to six weeks, according to the team.

76ers C Embiid agrees to 5-year, $148M contract

1:24 PM

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has played in just 31 games over three NBA seasons but he has landed a big-money contract that typically goes to a star player.

Knicks jerseys to be sponsored by Squarespace

12:41 PM

The New York Knicks will wear the logo of website publishing platform Squarespace on their jerseys this season, the team announced Tuesday.

» Monday, October 9, 2017

Embiid, Sixers agree on contract extension

9:01 PM

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid and the 76ers on Monday agreed to a five-year, $148 million contract extension -- the maximum permitted by the NBA's rookie wage scale.

Magic sign G Purvis

12:03 PM

The Orlando Magic signed free agent rookie guard Rodney Purvis on Monday.

» Sunday, October 8, 2017

Female assistant coaches Spurs in exhibition

10:29 PM

Becky Hammon took another step toward her aspiration of becoming the NBA's first female head coach when she guided the San Antonio Spurs for the first half Sunday in a 122-100 preseason victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets.

NBA notebook: Lakers PG Ball likely out for rest of preseason

8:48 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers decided to keep rookie point guard Lonzo Ball out of their Sunday night preseason game against the Sacramento Kings to allow his sprained left ankle time to continue to heal.

Lakers rookie PG Ball may miss rest of preseason

5:34 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers decided to keep rookie point guard Lonzo Ball out of Sunday night's preseason game against the Sacramento Kings to allow his sprained left ankle time to continue to heal.

76ers’ Holmes out with a wrist injury

3:02 PM

Philadelphia 76ers forward/center Richaun Holmes has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in the radial bone of his left wrist, the team announced Sunday.

Raptors officially sign G Powell to extension

12:33 PM

The Toronto Raptors officially signed guard Norman Powell to a multi-year contract extension on Sunday.

Report: Nuggets give Harris four-year, $84 million extension

11:11 AM

The Denver Nuggets and guard Gary Harris on Saturday reached an agreement on a four-year, $84 million contract extension, according to ESPN via league sources.

» Saturday, October 7, 2017

NBA notebook: Hall of Famer Hawkins dies

7:09 PM

Hall of Famer and Phoenix Suns great Connie Hawkins, who played seven seasons in the NBA, died at the age of 75.

Mavericks G Curry out with tibia injury

2:22 PM

Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a stress reaction of his left tibia, the team announced Saturday.

Hall of Famer Hawkins dies at 75

2:12 PM

Hall of Famer and Phoenix Suns great Connie Hawkins, who played seven seasons in the NBA, died at the age of 75.

Jazz G Exum could miss season with separated shoulder

1:11 PM

Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum suffered a separated left shoulder and ligament damage in a preseason game Friday night and reportedly could miss the entire season.

» Friday, October 6, 2017

NBA notebook: Magic hire McGrady as special assistant

7:47 PM

NBA All-Star and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady will join the front office of the Orlando Magic as special assistant to CEO Alex Martins, the team announced Friday.

Kings rookie F Giles (knee) out until at least January

5:27 PM

Sacramento Kings rookie forward Harry Giles will miss at least half the season due to his ongoing knee issues, the club announced Friday.

LeBron (ankle) out for preseason game against Pacers

3:44 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will sit out Friday night's preseason game against the Indiana Pacers due to his left ankle injury, the team announced.

Magic hire McGrady as special assistant

1:39 PM

NBA All-Star and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady will join the front office of the Orlando Magic as special assistant to CEO Alex Martins, the team announced Friday.

» Thursday, October 5, 2017

Embiid cleared to practice

9:30 PM

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was cleared for practice Thursday and looked strong in five-on-five drills.

Grizzlies sign G Scott, waive G Morgan

8:52 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday signed guard Durand Scott and waived guard Jeremy Morgan.

NBA notebook: Hornets lose Batum with elbow injury

7:37 PM

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Nicolas Batum will miss a minimum of six to eight weeks after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the club announced Thursday.

Hornets G Batum expected to miss at least 6 weeks

5:53 PM

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Nicolas Batum will miss a minimum of six to eight weeks after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the club announced Thursday.

Cavaliers G Shumpert suffers foot injury

4:34 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert is expected to be sidelined seven to 10 days with a sprained left foot, the team announced Thursday.

Raptors, Powell agree to 4-year, $42 million deal

3:24 PM

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell agreed to a four-year, $42 million contract with the club on Thursday, according to published reports.

Cavaliers G Shumpert suffers foot injury

2:38 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert is expected to be sidelined seven to 10 days with a sprained left foot, the team announced Thursday.

NBA Note - Orlando Magic Payne, Adreian

3:15 AM

F Adreian Payne suffered a fractured left hand in practice on Wednesday. Payne, who signed a two-way contract with the Magic on Aug. 21, fractured the fourth metacarpal of his left hand, and his return will depend on his response to treatment. Payne appeared in 18 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2016-17, averaging 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 7.5 minutes. The 15th overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Michigan State, Payne has played in 102 career NBA games with the Hawks and Timberwolves while posting averages of 4.0 points and 3.0 boards. The 26-year-old spent time with the Erie Bayhawks in the NBA G League last season and is expected to split his 2017-18 campaign between Orlando and its G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic.

» Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Magic F Payne breaks hand in practice

7:42 PM

Orlando Magic forward Adreian Payne suffered a fractured left hand in practice on Wednesday.

» Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Morris twins acquitted of aggravated assault charges

7:39 PM

NBA players and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris were both acquitted Tuesday of aggravated assault charges after being accused of beating up an acquaintance in Phoenix back in 2015.

NBA unveils new All-Star Game format

4:57 PM

The NBA and its Players Association announced Tuesday a new format for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles that will abandon the traditional Eastern Conference versus Western Conference matchup.