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Raptors beat Lakers 113-80

Paul Attfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:20pm

Kyle Lowry had 24 points and seven assists and the Toronto Raptors rolled past the Los Angeles Lakers 113-80 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings 97-92

Doug Alden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:11pm

Al Horford scored 26 points and blocked six shots, Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics held off the Sacramento Kings 97-92 on Friday night.

Gordon powers Magic past slumping Sixers, 105-88

Dave Zeitlin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 7:52pm

Aaron Gordon scored a season-high 20 points, Nikola Vuvevic had 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and the Orlando Magic cruised by the Philadelphia 76ers 105-88 in a matchup of slumping Eastern Conference teams Friday night.

Clippers' Redick given the night off vs. Pelicans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:00pm

Clippers coach Doc Rivers says J.J. Redick won't play Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans so the veteran shooting guard can rest.

James makes good on bet with Wade, shows up in Cubs uniform

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:44pm

LeBron James dressed like a champion — a World Series champion.

76ers celebrate 50th anniversary of NBA's great champions

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:30pm

The Philadelphia 76ers may as well have won the NBA championship when they dethroned the Boston Celtics in the east. The delirious Sixers fans stormed the court and swarmed Wilt Chamberlain. One fan even hung on a rim as the players hustled past outstretched arms to the locker room.

A look at sports stars who retired early

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:00pm

Nico Rosberg stunned the world of Formula One and beyond by announcing his retirement on Friday at the age of 31, five days after winning his first drivers' championship.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined $15,000 by NBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:00am

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection.

Harden, Rockets snap Warriors' 12 game win streak in 2 OTs

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:50am

Kevin Durant just missed the garbage can with his postgame ice bag, and that told the story of Golden State's long night. Then, Draymond Green expressed his disgust with the officiating.

Clippers roll to 113-94 win over listless Cavaliers

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 10:20pm

Upon arriving at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers received commemorative watches, the latest gifts to celebrate their NBA championship.

Gasol scores 25 as Grizzlies rally to edge Magic 95-94

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 10:20pm

Marc Gasol made the winning free throws, but Tony Allen's defense made the difference down the stretch.

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks over Nets, 111-93

Michael Scotto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 9:30pm

The Greek Freak put on a show in Brooklyn.

Walker lifts Hornets past Mavericks, 97-87

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 8:20pm

Kemba Walker had no nice way to describe the Charlotte Hornets' 97-87 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

LeBron to wear Cubs uniform after losing Series bet to Wade

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 12:50pm

LeBron James will be Mr. Cub for a little while.

Isaiah Austin cleared to play 2 years after Marfan diagnosis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 11:53am

Former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin has been cleared to play basketball again, 2 1/2 years after he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during a physical before the NBA draft.

LeBron James chosen Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 10:10am

LeBron James delivered on a promise and ended decades of Cleveland sports misery in 2016.

Like Curry, Davidson senior Gibbs knows how to score

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 12:40am

The last time Davidson had a high-scoring point guard, he led the Wildcats to the brink of the Final Four and went on to become a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player.

Lillard scores 28 as Trail Blazers beat Pacers 131-109

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:50pm

Two days of focused practice with an emphasis on defense served the Trail Blazers well.

Knight scores 23, bench leads Suns to 109-107 win over Hawks

Jose M. Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:12pm

The Phoenix Suns' veterans are sometimes forgotten on a team with several players in their teens and early 20s. It was experienced players who made the difference Wednesday night, though.