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DeRozan, Lowry help Raptors beat Timberwolves 124-110

Paul Attfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:10pm

DeMar DeRozan had 27 points, Kyle Lowry added 25 and the Raptors handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 13th straight loss in Toronto, 124-110 on Thursday night.

Scoreboard goes out, crowd silent, but Wiz top Nuggets 92-85

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:00pm

The scoreboard wasn't working at the outset, when there were thousands of empty seats and the fans that did show up were quiet as can be, so the arena announcer pierced the silence Thursday night, telling the small gathering by just how much the mediocre Denver Nuggets were beating the mediocre Washington Wizards, basket after basket.

Parker returns to Spurs' lineup against Bulls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:20pm

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker returned to the lineup Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls after missing a game because of a bruised left knee.

Lawsuit: NBA players teamed up in couple's nightclub assault

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:40pm

A lawyer for a couple who claim Sacramento Kings players Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins assaulted them at a nightclub said Thursday they'll rely on videotapes, medical reports and the testimony of witnesses to prove they were attacked.

Pelicans without guards Holiday, Moore against Sixers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:12pm

New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guards Jrue Holiday and E'Twaun Moore are sitting out a second straight game because of respective toe injuries during Thursday night's game against Philadelphia.

Grizzlies sign GM Chris Wallace, top executives to new deals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:10pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed general manager Chris Wallace and a pair of executive vice presidents in the front office to multi-year extensions.

Warriors rout Clippers 115-98 for 7th straight win over LA

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:30am

Golden State lacked its usual outside shooting touch. The Warriors still had an easy time with the Clippers.

NBA Capsules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:40pm

LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love also surpassed 20, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the New York Knicks 126-94 on Wednesday night.

Paul George leads Pacers past Suns, 109-94

Jose M. Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:40pm

Paul George had some big numbers — and shut down high-scoring Devin Booker.

Cousins leads Kings to easy 120-89 win over last-place Mavs

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:14pm

DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings started and ended with victories on a six-game trip that got a little weird in the middle.

Antetokounmpo gets triple-double, Bucks beat Blazers 115-107

Dave Boehler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:53pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo is emerging as a dynamic player and precocious leader — and at 22 years old, he's already closing in on one of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's franchise records.

Lopez scores 24, Nets beat Nuggets 116-111

Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:53pm

The Brooklyn Nets almost picked up another heartbreaking loss Wednesday night. Then Sean Kilpatrick and Bojan Bogdanovic stepped up in the final seconds.

James scores 25 as Cavaliers crush Knicks 126-94

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:53pm

LeBron James had little to say about his choice of hotels and even less about Phil Jackson's choice of words.

Bradley, Celtics roll to 117-87 victory over Magic

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:40pm

Avery Bradley and the Boston Celtics made up for Isaiah Thomas' absence by spreading the ball around.

Hot-shooting Eric Gordon leads Rockets past Lakers, 134-95

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:40pm

The Houston Rockets were determined to make up for losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in their season opener. It was clear from the beginning Wednesday night that things would be different this time around.

Hawks end 7-game skid behind Howard, Millsap

George Henry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:21pm

The Atlanta Hawks needed 14 days to win a game. Dwight Howard hopes to never go through a stretch like that again.

Texas Tech defeats UTSA 87-50 for 5th straight win

Phil Terrigno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:10pm

Forced into the starting lineup after Zach Smith twisted his ankle in warmups, junior transfer Niem Stevenson led Texas Tech with a career-high 16 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 87-50 drubbing of the University of Texas-San Antonio Wednesday.

Rose misses Knicks' game against Cavs with lower back pain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:20pm

Derrick Rose is missing the New York Knicks' game against Cleveland because of lower back pain.

Hawks G Kent Bazemore out at least 2 games with sore knee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:51pm

The Atlanta Hawks will be without Kent Bazemore for at least two games because of right knee soreness.