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DeRozan has career-high 43, Raptors beat Celtics 107-97

Paul Attfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:20pm

DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points and the Toronto Raptors rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 107-97 on Friday night.

Wade, Butler lead Bulls over Suns 128-121 in overtime

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:09pm

Dwyane Wade scored 23 points, Jimmy Butler added 22 and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns 128-121 in overtime Friday night.

Tyler Johnson leads resurgent Heat past Hawks, 108-90

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:09pm

Tyler Johnson scored 23 points and the resurgent Miami Heat helped add new lift to their playoff hopes by beating the Atlanta Hawks 108-90 on Friday night.

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers, 110-93

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:54pm

Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and his new teammates fit in seamlessly as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 on Friday night.

Covington, Saric lead Sixers to 120-112 win over Wizards

Rob Maaddi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:44pm

Richaun Holmes was the forgotten big man until now.

Towns, Wiggins help Wolves beat Mavericks 97-84

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:22pm

Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 18 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-84 on Friday night.

Paul returns to Clippers' lineup after left thumb injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:40pm

Chris Paul is back in the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup after missing five weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Wade returns to Bulls' lineup after missing 3 games

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:56pm

Dwyane Wade is back in the Chicago Bulls' lineup for the first time in two weeks.

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry sidelined by right wrist injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:14pm

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has a right wrist injury that could sideline him for an extended period.

Hawks suspend Schroder for a game for late return to team

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:43pm

The Atlanta Hawks suspended starting point guard Dennis Schroder for one game Friday for failing to return to the team on time following the All-Star break.

Suns waive Mike Scott, Jared Sullinger; sign Ronnie Price

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:24pm

The Phoenix Suns waived forward Mike Scott and center/forward Jared Sullinger on Friday, a day after acquiring them in trades.

Durant: Shaq's constant ripping of JaVale McGee 'childish'

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:41pm

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee fired back at Shaquille O'Neal via Twitter after the former star-turned TNT analyst posted on his verified account a disparaging photo of McGee with the words, "America meet Javale "BUM" McGee."

After NBA departures, Wichita State rolling and eyeing NCAAs

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:39pm

Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker only seemed as if they were at Wichita State forever.

Pelicans sign Jarrett Jack to 10-day deal, bulk up backcourt

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:18pm

Jarrett Jack joined the New Orleans Pelicans on a 10-day contract, giving the team backcourt depth as it heads into its final 24 games with a playoff berth within reach.

SMU winning without Brown with another NCAA bid in sight

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:18pm

Larry Brown can't imagine that any coach is doing a better job this season than Tim Jankovich is with short-handed SMU.

Injured 76ers rookie Ben Simmons won't play this season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:59am

Ben Simmons won't make his NBA debut this season.

Charles Barkley drops curse word on 'Inside the NBA'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:37am

Charles Barkley accidentally used a curse word on-air when describing the New York Knicks' play on TNT's "Inside the NBA."

For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:55am

Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming.

Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets 116-100

Jeffrey Weidel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:32am

Playing behind All-Star DeMarcus Cousins the past two years, Willie Cauley-Stein has been patiently waiting for his chance with the Sacramento Kings.