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Casspi breaks thumb in Pelicans debut, out about 4 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:23pm

Omri Casspi has broken his right thumb in his first game with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Knicks 119-104

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:50pm

LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over the New York Knicks, who hung on to superstar Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose at Thursday's trade deadline.

Pistons rally from 18 down, beat Hornets 114-108 in OT

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:46pm

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 33 points, including three 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter during a pulsating Detroit rally, and the Pistons outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 114-108 in overtime Thursday night.

Mavs turn eye to future by getting Noel, waiving Williams

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:21pm

The Dallas Mavericks made two plays for the future Thursday, acquiring big man Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers before the trading deadline and waiving point guard Deron Williams to clear the way for rookie Yogi Ferrell.

Lillard rallies Trail Blazers to 112-103 win over Orlando

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:12pm

Damian Lillard scored 33 points, C.J. McCollum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 112-103 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Thunder acquire Gibson, McDermott in trade with Bulls

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:45pm

The Oklahoma City Thunder got some help for Russell Westbrook by acquiring forwards Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from Chicago just before the NBA trade deadline.

Bosh to work on Turner Sports' "Players Only" broadcasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:00pm

Chris Bosh is heading back to the NBA, this time as an analyst.

Charles Oakley attends Knicks-Cavaliers game in Cleveland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:44pm

Charles Oakley, still at odds with the New York Knicks, watched his former team in his hometown Thursday night.

George stays with Pacers but wanted input on trade talks

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:47pm

Paul George finished practice Thursday by laughing, joking and slapping hands with the same teammates he's played with all season.

The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:37pm

Paul George stayed put. So did Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.

Nets acquire swingman McDaniels from Rockets

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:30pm

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired swingman K.J. McDaniels from the Houston Rockets.

Pelicans waive Terrence Jones, add Thompson

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:12pm

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Terrence Jones and signed shooting guard Hollis Thompson to a 10-day contract.

Nuggets acquire Roy Hibbert from Bucks

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:24pm

The Denver Nuggets added another big man for the stretch run by acquiring Roy Hibbert from the Milwaukee Bucks for a protected second-round pick in 2019.

Grizzlies sign Toney Douglas for remainder of season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:15pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Toney Douglas for the remainder of the season

Utah coach Snyder expects Hood to return from injury Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:50pm

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder expects Rodney Hood to return to game action Friday.

AP Source: Suns acquire Scott from Hawks for cash

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:45pm

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have acquired power forward Mike Scott from the Atlanta Hawks for cash.

Bird, Kidd say don't look for OKC's Westbrook to slow down

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:26am

Larry Bird and Jason Kidd are in awe of Russell Westbrook's ability to make the difficult seem routine.

Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry experiment

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:07am

Zaza Pachulia holds his own during competitive games of poker on the airplane alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — they call it the "Good Guys Table." Andre Iguodala and JaVale McGee, one-time teammates with Denver reunited in Oakland, hold secret chats.

Chinese Basketball Association elects Yao Ming as president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:43pm

Yao Ming has moved into management in a bid to hasten China's basketball development.