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Wall, Wizards ruin Rambis' Knicks debut with 111-108 win

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:53pm

John Wall had 28 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 26, and the Washington Wizards beat New York 111-108 on Tuesday night in the Knicks' first game under Kurt Rambis.

Heat retiring Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 jersey next season

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:22pm

Shaquille O'Neal helped the Miami Heat put up their first championship banner, and soon another banner will sway over the team's home floor in his honor.

Clippers suspend Blake Griffin 4 games without pay for punch

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:10pm

Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay on Tuesday for punching a team staff member, and the Los Angeles Clippers will dock the star forward's pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand.

NBA to teams: No Hack-a-Shaq on inbounds passer

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 3:00pm

NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline.

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler out 3-4 weeks with knee sprain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:00pm

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee and will be replaced in this weekend's All-Star Game by Chicago teammate Pau Gasol.

George Karl remains the Kings coach _ for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:50pm

George Karl remains the coach of the Sacramento Kings — for now.

Marv Albert gets contract extension to call NBA on TNT

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:40am

Veteran announcer Marv Albert has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with TNT to call NBA games.

Durant, Thunder pull away to beat Suns 122-106

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:10pm

Once Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant found his shot, it was all over for slumping Phoenix.

Lillard has 33 to lead Blazers past Grizzlies 112-106

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:51pm

C.J. McCollum struggled with his shooting until overtime when a trio of field goals provided Portland with a winning boost.

Vucevic leads Magic comeback for 117-110 OT win over Hawks

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:00pm

A big comeback gave the Orlando Magic their second win over the Hawks in two days and renewed belief they can stage a similar rally in their season.

Pelicans snap 4-game skid with easy win over Wolves

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:00pm

Mired in a four-game losing streak and sinking further out of contention in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans were in desperate need of a confidence builder.

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

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:20pm

When Andre Drummond's shot from about 80 feet dropped straight through the net to end the third quarter, Toronto's lead was down to five points, and it looked like this game against the Detroit Pistons might come down to the wire.

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

Michael Scotto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:20pm

Joe Johnson has been known as a clutch player during his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets and he came through again Monday night.

James, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings 120-100

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10pm

LeBron James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season.

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.

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.

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.