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Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova from 76ers for Tiago Splitter

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:12pm

The Atlanta Hawks added scoring help for their playoff push by acquiring forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Chinese Basketball Association elects Yao Ming as president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:43pm

The Chinese Basketball Association has voted unanimously to appoint Hall of Famer Yao Ming as its president.

Reeling Lakers return to practice for 1st time in Magic era

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:53pm

Magic Johnson swept in to soothe the rattled Los Angeles Lakers, a young, struggling team still reeling from front-office upheaval and the trade of leading scorer Lou Williams.

Warriors' Pachulia, West could return against Clippers

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:33pm

The Golden State Warriors are preparing to get some reinforcements for Thursday night's home game against the Clippers, with center Zaza Pachulia and David West expected to play.

Pelicans' Cousins: He and Davis can 'wreak havoc' together

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:22pm

DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected.

Talking 'bout AI: Gaughan recalls Hoya days with Iverson

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:05pm

Brendan Gaughan was the only NASCAR driver to earn a shoutout in Allen Iverson's Hall of Fame induction speech last fall.

Chris Paul cleared by doctors, could return against Warriors

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:05pm

Chris Paul has been cleared by doctors and could be back in the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup on Thursday at Golden State.

Hornets C Plumlee out at least 2 weeks with strained calf

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:15pm

The Hornets will be without backup center Miles Plumlee for at least two weeks after an MRI revealed a second degree calf strain in his right leg.

Suns again assign slam-dunk runner-up Jones to D-league

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:00pm

The Phoenix Suns have again assigned forward Derrick Jones Jr. to Northern Arizona, its affiliate in the NBA Development League.

In nearly 3 years on job, Phil Jackson hasn't fixed Knicks

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:41am

Carmelo Anthony had a half-season of clues about what Phil Jackson thought of him, and now it was his turn to evaluate his boss.

Kings top Avs, Sutter ties Murray for most wins as LA coach

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:37pm

Just like his goaltender, Darryl Sutter proved good at deflecting.

Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:13pm

There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron James.

Lean on me: International NBA players supporting each other

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:34pm

Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late.

Lakers fire Kupchak, put Magic in charge of basketball ops

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:25pm

The Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise's front office.

Cousins joins Davis, giving Pelicans powerful pair up front

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:33pm

DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento — and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis.

All-Star game ratings are best since 2013

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:30pm

The NBA All-Star game drew an average audience of 7.8 million viewers, making it the most-viewed All-Star broadcast since 2013.

Welcome to NBA trade season, already underway in earnest

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:17am

Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it may have been his next home.

Lots of points, lots of dunks, not a lot of All-Star defense

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:44am

It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear them from his spot on the Western Conference bench.

Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East 192-182

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:44pm

Move over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more.