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NYC jury acquits Atlanta Hawks' Sefolosha in police fracas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:20am

Atlanta Hawks' player Thabo Sefolosha (TAH'-boh sehf-ah-LOH'-shuh) has been acquitted in a case stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy New York City nightclub.

Kings beat San Antonio in Aldridge's Spurs debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:11pm

Rudy Gay had 26 points and seven rebounds as the Sacramento Kings beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-92 in a preseason game Thursday night.

Crabbe has 25 and Trail Blazers defeat Warriors 118-101

Malika Andrews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:00pm

Allen Crabbe came off the bench to score 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Trail Blazers beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors 118-101 in a preseason game on Thursday night.

Lauvergne scores 18 points, Nuggets beat Bulls 112-94

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:50pm

Joffrey Lauvergne had 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 112-94 on Thursday night in an exhibition at the University of Colorado's Coors Event Center.

Grizzlies top Maccabi Haifa 97-84 behind 23 from Gasol

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:00pm

Marc Gasol scored 23 points in 29 minutes and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Maccabi Haifa 97-84 on Thursday night for their second straight preseason victory.

76ers rally from 19 down, top Cavaliers 115-114 on late 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:10pm

Scottie Wilbekin made a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to 115-114 preseason win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Lopez, Larkin each score 17 as Nets beat Pistons 93-83

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:00pm

Brook Lopez and Shane Larkin each scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 93-83 in a preseason game Thursday night.

Matt Barnes: NBA looking into incident with Knicks' coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:00pm

The NBA is investigating the incident between Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes and Knicks coach and former teammate Derek Fisher, a situation Barnes said is "personal matter" involving someone who was a good friend at one point.

Jury deliberating in trial of Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 4:32pm

A jury began deliberating in the criminal case against NBA player Thabo Sefolosha on Thursday, six months after he was arrested outside a trendy nightclub following a confrontation with police.

Celtics end European tour with 111-96 win at Real Madrid

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 3:40pm

Avery Bradley scored 17 points and the Boston Celtics ended their two-game European tour with a 111-96 victory over Real Madrid on Thursday night.

Pelicans C Omer Asik to miss 3 weeks with calf strain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:21am

The New Orleans Pelicans say center Omer Asik is expected to be sidelined about three weeks with a right calf strain.

Leuer, Warren lead Suns to 102-98 win over Kings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:41pm

Jon Leuer and T.J. Warren scored 17 points each and the Phoenix Suns beat the Sacramento Kings 102-98 in a preseason game Wednesday night.

Durant feels right at home in 1st game action since February

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:29pm

The shoulder shimmy at the free throw line, the one-legged runners in the lane, the silky smooth 3-pointers from the top of the arc.

Napier's 3-pointer sends Magic to 100-97 win over Heat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:14pm

Shabazz Napier hit a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left to beat his former team as the Orlando Magic earned their first preseason win, 100-97 against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

Harden's 19 points help Rockets over Mavericks 109-82

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:11pm

James Harden had 19 points and five assists in the first half and the Houston Rockets went on to a 109-82 preseason victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

Kevin Durant scores 15 in return from injury for Thunder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:48pm

Kevin Durant scored 15 points in 22 minutes in his first NBA game in eight months and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-99 in the preseason opener for both teams on Wednesday night.

Anthony returns, Porzingis debuts, Knicks win opener

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:23pm

Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points in his first game since left knee surgery, Kristaps Porzingis had seven in his NBA debut and the New York Knicks beat Paschoalotto Bauru of Brazil 100-81 on Wednesday night.

Wolves coach names Zach LaVine starting shooting guard

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 6:24pm

Zach LaVine has gone from slam dunk champion to starting shooting guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

At trial, NBA's Sefolosha describes struggle with NYC police

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 4:57pm

A professional basketball player testified Wednesday that he was trying to give money to a beggar after a testy verbal exchange with a police officer when he was kicked in the leg and taken to the ground by the police.