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Spurs hand Mavs largest halftime deficit in 116-90 blowout

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:20pm

A large San Antonio contingent in the Dallas crowd chanted "go, Spurs, go" during a timeout with the Mavericks on their way to the biggest halftime deficit in franchise history.

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

Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:40pm

Jeff Green made the New York Knicks pay for some missed shots late, and the Memphis Grizzlies rolled to another victory.

Johnson, Nets have season-best night in beating Kings

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:32pm

Joe Johnson and the Nets kept pouring it on in their best performance of the season, though the Kings' problems went beyond their defense.

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

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:31pm

Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed.

Whiteside gets triple-double as Heat hold off Hornets

Bill Kiser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:20pm

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside did his part to prevent the Charlotte Hornets from scoring inside.

Bulls' Butler wheeled off court with knee injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:10pm

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was wheeled off the court late in the second quarter Friday night at Denver after apparently aggravating a left knee injury.

Millsap, Horford pace Hawks past Pacers 102-96

George Henry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:00pm

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer wasn't terribly concerned that his team gave up 19 offensive rebounds.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:00pm

Wizards coach Randy Wittman loved John Wall's defensive rebounding. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown compared Wall to a Maserati.

Paul, Jordan power Clippers past Magic 107-93

Dick Scanlon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:50pm

The Los Angeles Clippers' best players made their usual contributions Friday night. Lance Stephenson provided just enough of a boost late to ensure yet another victory.

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.