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

Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:50pm

Jeff Green scored 16 points, including two free throws with 6.2 seconds left, to help the Memphis Grizzlies hold off the New York Knicks 91-85 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.

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

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:40pm

Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.

Johnson, Nets have season-best night in beating Kings

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:20pm

Joe Johnson had season highs with 27 points and 11 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets had their best offensive performance of the season in beating the Sacramento Kings 128-119 on Friday night.

Millsap, Horford pace Hawks past Pacers 102-96

George Henry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:12pm

Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Al Horford added 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their third straight game with a 102-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Whiteside gets triple-double as Heat hold off Hornets 98-95

Bill Kiser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:10pm

Hassan Whiteside had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, and the Miami Heat came up with two key steals in the closing seconds of a 98-95 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:50pm

John Wall had his fourth career triple-double with 18 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and 10 assists, leading the Washington Wizards over the Philadelphia 76ers 106-94 Friday night.

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.

Spurs star Ginobili out at least a month with groin injury

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 4:11pm

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is out for at least a month after surgery Thursday for a testicle injury he suffered during the team's win over New Orleans earlier this week.

Obama salutes NBA champs at White House

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 3:40pm

A basketball enthusiast, President Barack Obama applauded the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and marveled at how they are revolutionizing professional basketball with what he described as a "small-ball nuclear lineup" that specializes in great shooting and passing.

Ex-NBA All-Star Jayson Williams charged with drunken driving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 5:30am

Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams, who served more than a year in prison for the 2002 accidental shooting death of a limo driver, has been charged with drunken driving after he crashed his vehicle in upstate New York.

Timberwolves beat Clippers 108-102 to snap losing streaks

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 1:00am

Stung by a four-point loss to the Lakers a night earlier and playing the second game of a back-to-back against a team they had lost to 14 straight times on the road, the Minnesota Timberwolves might have doubted themselves.

Moore has career night in Butler's place as Bulls beat Kings

Michael Wagaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 11:50pm

With leading scorer Jimmy Butler on the bench nursing a sore left knee, E'Twaun Moore figured he'd get plenty of chances to pick up the slack for Chicago.

Aldridge scores season-high 36, Spurs beat Pelicans 110-97

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 10:40pm

LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard have sought a balance between respecting San Antonio's Big Three and completely taking over the Spurs.

Wade's bounce-back, Bosh's 20 lead Heat over Mavericks 93-90

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 10:20pm

After matching the worst shooting half of his career in the first 24 minutes against Dallas, Dwyane Wade missed his first shot of the third quarter.