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Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:43pm

Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat LeBron James and the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers 111-105 on Friday night.

Anthiony scores 29, Knicks defeat Timberwolves 118-114

Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:43pm

Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Derick Rose had 24 and Kyle O'Quinn added 20 points and 13 rebounds as the New York Knicks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-114 on Friday night.

Griffin, Paul lead Clippers past Pelicans 114-96

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:43pm

Blake Griffin had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Paul had 17 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-96 on Friday night.

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.

Daniels, Kuzma lead Utah past Montana State 92-84

Matthew Coles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 10:20pm

With the win over Montana State pretty well decided, someone in the crowd told Kyle Kuzma he was one assist off the first triple-double at Utah in 17 years.

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.