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George's big finish leads Pacers past Lakers 89-87

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:00pm

Kobe Bryant gave Indiana Pacers fans one last thrill Monday night.

Walker scores 30 as Hornets beat Bulls, 108-91

Bill Kiser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:50pm

The Charlotte Hornets are finally close to being 100 percent healthy again, and are working their way back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

Pelicans snap 4-game skid with easy win over Wolves

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:42pm

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points apiece, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

Johnson hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Nets beat Nuggets 105-104

Michael Scotto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:21pm

Joe Johnson's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 105-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

Redick leads Clippers to 98-92 OT victory over 76ers

Aaron Bracy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:20pm

J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis gets interim job

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:10pm

Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.

Raptors beat Pistons 103-89, have won 14 of 15

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:01pm

Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, and the Toronto Raptors went on an 11-2 run at the start of the fourth quarter to pull away for their 14th victory in 15 games, 103-89 over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

James, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings 120-100

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:50pm

LeBron James recorded his 40th career triple-double while Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 32 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled past the Sacramento Kings 120-100 on Monday night.

Warriors center Festus Ezeli undergoes left knee surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:50pm

Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to remove debris and is scheduled to be re-evaluated in six weeks.

New York Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:11am

New York Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher.

Parker to play with France despite wife's pregnancy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker says he has reached an understanding with his pregnant wife that will allow him to take part in France's Olympic qualifying tournament this summer.

Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken left hand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:00pm

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken left hand.

Paul shakes off awful start, leads Clippers past Heat 100-93

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 3:31pm

Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day.

Mudiay, Nuggets hand Knicks 5th straight loss

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 3:10pm

Emmanuel Mudiay's first game at Madison Square Garden was going so poorly that he apologized to his coach at halftime.

Magic beat Hawks on Vucevic's shot

Dick Scanlon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 2:50pm

Another big lead got away from the Orlando Magic in the fourth quarter Sunday, but one big shot got it back just in time.

Avery Bradley's 25 points helps Celtics beat Kings

Ken Powtak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 2:40pm

The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along.

NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:50pm

The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player's back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul.

Warriors win 41st straight home game, 116-108 over Thunder

Josh Dubow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:01pm

With a Super Bowl-sized stage, a celebrity-filled crowd and two championship contenders on the floor, it felt more like late May in Oracle Arena than early February.

Bryant's 25 points not enough to upset Spurs

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:50pm

The San Antonio Spurs have watched helplessly as Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has tormented them for the better part of the past two decades.