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Lillard scores 21 to help Portland beat Houston 96-79

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 7:10pm

The Portland Trail Blazers were determined that this trip to Houston would end much better than their last visit here when they were stung by a tough overtime loss to the Rockets.

Blakeney's 31 points leads LSU past Miss. St., 88-77

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:30pm

Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 31 points, and LSU moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference with an 88-77 victory over struggling Mississippi State on Saturday night.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Love out with bruised left thigh

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:20pm

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss his first game of the season because of a bruised left thigh.

Nuggets rally for win after Bulls lose Butler to injury

Dennis Georgatos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:00am

Chicago lost All-Star Jimmy Butler, and then the game. An impressive rally by Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets pushed aside the Bulls.

Spurs hand Mavs largest halftime deficit in 116-90 blowout

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:20pm

A large San Antonio contingent in the Dallas crowd chanted "go, Spurs, go" during a timeout with the Mavericks on their way to the biggest halftime deficit in franchise history.

Green scores 16 points and Grizzlies hold off Knicks 91-85

Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:40pm

Jeff Green made the New York Knicks pay for some missed shots late, and the Memphis Grizzlies rolled to another victory.

Johnson, Nets have season-best night in beating Kings

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:32pm

Joe Johnson and the Nets kept pouring it on in their best performance of the season, though the Kings' problems went beyond their defense.

Bradley's 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:31pm

Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed.

Whiteside gets triple-double as Heat hold off Hornets

Bill Kiser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:20pm

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside did his part to prevent the Charlotte Hornets from scoring inside.

Bulls' Butler wheeled off court with knee injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:10pm

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was wheeled off the court late in the second quarter Friday night at Denver after apparently aggravating a left knee injury.

Millsap, Horford pace Hawks past Pacers 102-96

George Henry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:00pm

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer wasn't terribly concerned that his team gave up 19 offensive rebounds.

Wall's triple-double leads Wizards to 106-94 win over 76ers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:00pm

Wizards coach Randy Wittman loved John Wall's defensive rebounding. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown compared Wall to a Maserati.

Paul, Jordan power Clippers past Magic 107-93

Dick Scanlon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:50pm

The Los Angeles Clippers' best players made their usual contributions Friday night. Lance Stephenson provided just enough of a boost late to ensure yet another victory.

Reigning dunk champ LaVine: 'I've got tricks up my sleeve'

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:50pm

Zach LaVine came to All-Star weekend in New York last year as an under-the-radar rookie toiling away for one of the league's worst teams. He left as the Savior of Slam after a scintillating performance breathed new life into the dunk contest.

Raptors hold off Blazers for 110-103 victory

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:30am

Kyle Lowry credited backcourt teammate DeMar DeRozan for Toronto's latest win.

Resurgent Kobe Bryant leads Lakers past Pelicans, 99-96

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:20am

Kobe Bryant kept his right arm extended upward, his hand dangling as he held his follow-through on a 3-point shot with a minute to go.

Brewer, Ariza lead Rockets past Suns 111-105

Jose M. Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 11:20pm

The Houston Rockets got off to a slow start, but finished with a flourish.

Curry to defend 3-point title, big men in Skills Challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:10pm

Stephen Curry will defend his title in the 3-point contest, Zach LaVine will try for another dunk championship and some All-Star big men will compete for the Skills Challenge crown.

Pistons blow 27-point lead, recover to beat Knicks 111-105

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 9:30pm

Anthony Tolliver's only shot of the game helped the Detroit Pistons avoid a colossal collapse.