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Porter, Wizards dominate 76ers for 129-95 win

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:51pm

Otto Porter scored 22 points, Bradley Beal had 19 and the Washington Wizards took control in the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 129-95 on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Defense lawyer: White officer targeted black NBA player

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:33pm

A white police officer singled out a black professional basketball player as he filed out of a trendy nightclub this year, sparking a confrontation that resulted in the player's arrest and a season-ending leg fracture, a defense lawyer told jurors Tuesday.

Ben Gordon goes vegan for a stint, notices improved energy

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:01pm

Ben Gordon ate avocados any time of day for their healthy fat, and also fueled his workouts with oatmeal and different juices or nutrient-rich smoothies.

Richmond, St. Jean complete Mullin's staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:44pm

First-year St. John's head coach Chris Mullin has completed his coaching staff, naming fellow Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond a special assistant and Greg St. Jean an assistant.

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

Daniella Matar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:03pm

The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.

Kings down Trail Blazers 109-105 in OT preseason opener

Malika Andrews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 1:10am

Marco Belinelli had 32 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 109-105 in overtime Monday night, the preseason opener for both teams.

Barboza, Thompson lead Warriors past Raptors 95-87

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 11:12pm

Leandro Barbosa scored 15 points, Klay Thompson added 14 and the NBA champion Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 95-87 in a preseason game Monday night.

Cavaliers return to home court for 1st time since Finals

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:51pm

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers took the court at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night for the first time since losing Game 6 of the NBA Finals in June.

Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist out indefinitely, has torn labrum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:51pm

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to miss an extended period of time after an MRI revealed he has a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Former Suns center Neal Walk dead at 67

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 1:51pm

Neal Walk, a tough center on the early Phoenix Suns teams who became an inspirational speaker after losing the use of his legs, has died at age 67.

Bosh returns to the lineup, Hornets top Heat 90-77

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:31pm

Chris Bosh returned to the Miami Heat lineup and scored 14 points in a 90-77 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night in a preseason game.

Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist has dislocated right shoulder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:20pm

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated right shoulder.

Slimmed-down Lowry scores 26, Raptors beat Clippers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:10pm

Kyle Lowry scored 26 points in 21 minutes, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 93-73 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night in a preseason game.

LeBron James call Thompson's contract issue 'a distraction'

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:52pm

LeBron James was done talking about Tristan Thompson's contract situation. Then he saw his teammate at a wedding Saturday and changed his mind.

Hornets Kidd-Gilchrist leaves game with shoulder injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 8:11pm

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the hospital for further evaluation Saturday night after injuring his right shoulder in Charlotte's 106-100 exhibition win over Orlando.

Hornets Kidd-Gilchrist injured in 106-100 win over Magic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 7:41pm

Jeremy Lin had 17 points, Jeremy Lamb added 16 and the Charlotte Hornets held on to beat the Orlando Magic 106-100 on Saturday night in their exhibition opener.

Clippers waive free agent Nikoloz Tskitishvili

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 2:50pm

The Clippers have waived free agent forward/center Nikoloz Tskitishvili.

Kings pick up option on G Ben McLemore

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 1:30pm

The Sacramento have picked up the 2016-17 option on guard Ben McLemore's contract.

Clippers beat Nuggets 103-96 in preseason opener

Curtis Zupke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 2nd - 11:20pm

DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 103-96 on Friday night in the first game of the NBA preseason.