The Atlanta Hawks underscored their status as the top team in the NBA Eastern Conference on Friday with a 106-97 triumph over the star-studded Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wesley Matthews, who has helped the Portland Trail Blazers become a title threat, will miss the remainder of the NBA season with a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the team announced Friday.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr thinks guard Stephen Curry deserves Most Valuable Player consideration, but he won’t campaign for the honor.
E’Twaun Moore’s go-ahead three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining helped Chicago withstand another monster night from Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook in a 108-105 NBA triumph over the Thunder on Thursday.
Rallying from a 15-point deficit in the final 10 minutes, the Atlanta Hawks beat Houston 104-96, retaining the NBA’s best record with their fifth victory in a row.
LeBron James bounced back from a sub-par NBA effort and Kyrie Irving returned after a two-game absence Tuesday as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 110-79.
Brian Shaw was fired as coach of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets on Tuesday after going 56-85 in a season and a half in the job, according to multiple reports Tuesday.
The Dallas Mavericks had six players in double figures as they used a balanced scoring attack to snap the New Orleans Pelicans’ five-game winning streak with a 102-93 victory Monday.
Chris Paul tallied 28 points and 12 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers won their second straight NBA game with a 96-86 victory Sunday over the injury-hit Chicago Bulls.
LeBron James posted a season-high 42 points with 11 rebounds and five assists on Thursday to lead Cleveland to a 110-99 NBA victory over league-leading Golden State.
Paul Millsap scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game losing streak Sunday with a 97-86 NBA victory at Milwaukee.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 18 points while Kevin Love added 16 points and 16 rebounds Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers ripped the NBA-worst New York Knicks 101-83.
The Oklahoma City Thunder signalled their intentions for the second half of the NBA season on Thursday with a 104-89 pounding of Dallas. As regular-season action resumed in the wake of the All-Star break, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka came up with big double-doubles to lead the Thunder, who are jockeying for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Veteran Kevin Garnett is headed back to his first NBA home after waiving his no-trade clause with Brooklyn for a move to Minnesota at the league’s trade deadline on Thursday. The move, confirmed by Garnett’s agent via Twitter, was among a spate of last-minute deals, with Garnett headed to the Timberwolves in exchange for forward Thaddeus Young.
Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook poured in 41 points to lead the Western Conference to a 163-158 victory over the East on Sunday in a record-setting NBA All-Star Game. The total points scored in the 64th edition of the mid-season showcase surpassed last year’s 163-155 Eastern Conference win for the highest-scoring NBA All-Star Game in history.
Minnesota’s teenage rookie Zach LaVine came up with some high-flying fireworks on Saturday to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, part of the league’s All-Star weekend festivities. LaVine, 19, scored a perfect 100 in the opening round in which he wowed the crowd at the Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center arena with a through-the-legs, one-handed reverse dunk.
Canadian Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points and earned Most Valuable Player honors in leading Team World to a 121-112 win over Team USA in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. Utah’s French center Rudy Gobert totaled 18 points and 12 rebounds for the international team of NBA rookies and sophomores, who took on a team of their US counterparts on the opening night of All-Star weekend.
Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose didn’t garner an All-Star berth, but he starred on Thursday in the league’s last game before the mid-season showcase. Rose scored 30 points and handed out seven assists to lead the Bulls to a 113-98 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A script-flipping NBA campaign reaches its mid-season break for the All-Star Game this weekend with the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks the surprising pace-setters among a host of upstarts. While the Cleveland Cavaliers have started to flourish as returning superstar LeBron James has blended with his new teammates and Oklahoma City has bounced back from early season injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, new teams have raised their game to seize command.
New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis on Wednesday became the latest player to pull out of Sunday’s NBA All-Star game because of injury.