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Griffin back, Rivers out for Clippers; Embiid out for 76ers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:51pm

Blake Griffin started for the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time since he had arthroscopic right knee surgery in December.

Detroit Pistons still struggling to find a groove

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:40pm

In their final game before an unusual four-day break in their schedule, all the Detroit Pistons needed to do was win at home against a struggling Sacramento team.

LeBron miffed with direction of slumping Cavaliers

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:45pm

LeBron James has alluded to flaws with Cleveland's roster all season.

Grizzlies' NBA D-League expansion team starts 17-18 season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:51am

The Memphis Grizzlies will own and run the NBA Development League's newest team starting with the 2017-18 season.

Kerr calls some players' All-Star votes a 'mockery'

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:10am

Golden State coach Steve Kerr wishes players had taken their voting for the NBA All-Star Game more seriously, calling it a "mockery" after nearly 300 players in the league wound up on at least one ballot.

Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:15pm

LeBron James stroked his beard as he sat in his locker and tried to make sense of Cleveland's recent slide.

Knicks hold off Pacers' late charge for 109-103 victory

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:30pm

Carmelo Anthony rescued the Knicks in the nick of time Monday night.

Kings snap 5-game skid with 109-104 win over Pistons

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:01pm

With Rudy Gay out for the season, the Sacramento Kings are in for quite a challenge on this eight-game road trip.

Waiters for the win: Heat stun Warriors, 105-102

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:51pm

Dion Waiters went from air ball to game-winner.

Antetokounmpo scores 31 in Bucks' 127-114 win over Rockets

Joe Digiovanni, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:50pm

Relegated to a reserve role in his previous game for breaking a team rule, Jabari Parker came out in "attack mode" against the Houston Rockets.

Rivers, Crawford lead Clippers past Hawks, 115-105

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:20pm

Jamal Crawford felt he was ready to break out of his shooting slump. A little advice from Dominique Wilkins helped, too.

Spurs rout Nets 112-86 without Leonard, 3 other regulars

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:54pm

With star forward Kawhi Leonard and three other regulars out, the Spurs' lineup was different.

Wall scores 24, leads Wizards past Hornets 109-99

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:30pm

John Wall firmly believes the Washington Wizards are a good team with plenty of playoff potential.

Caldwell-Pope returns for Pistons against Kings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:01pm

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is back in the starting lineup after missing four games with a strained left rotator cuff.

Nets say injured Jeremy Lin will miss another 3 to 5 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:50pm

Jeremy Lin has had another setback while rehabbing a hamstring injury, and this time the Brooklyn Nets won't let him risk further injury trying to rush back.

Pelicans' Anthony Davis ruled out vs. Cavaliers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:40pm

All-Star Anthony Davis will not play for the New Orleans Pelicans in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

Timberwolves purchase Iowa Energy D-League team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:50pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves have purchased the Iowa Energy and will begin a direct affiliation with the NBA Development League team next season.

Spurs sign Joel Anthony after waiving him in preseason

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:40am

The Spurs have signed forward Joel Anthony to a 10-day contract after he was waived by San Antonio during the preseason.

Towns carries Wolves past Nuggets, 111-108

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 9:00pm

Karl-Anthony Towns and Nikola Jokic represent the big men of the new millennium — versatile, do-everything combo guards in the bodies of centers who are giving their downtrodden franchises hope that better days are right around the corner.