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LeBron rallies Lakers to 111-106 victory over Rockets

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:16pm

LeBron James knows that he needs to turn up his intensity if the Los Angeles Lakers are going to make the playoffs. He certainly did that on Thursday night against the Houston Rockets when his team needed it the most.

McMurray scores 25, SMU pulls away to beat UConn 77-59

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:14pm

Jahmal McMurray drove for three straight layups in a 12-2 run late in the first half, and SMU went on to beat UConn 77-59 on Thursday night.

Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

Joe Totoraitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:04pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks shook off any All-Star break hangover in a hurry.

Center duo of Nurkic, Kanter leads Blazers over Nets, 113-99

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:02pm

When Jusuf Nurkic went to the bench, the Portland Trail Blazers inserted a player who barely knew their offense.

Cavaliers send Suns to franchise-record 16th straight loss

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:50pm

Kevin Love's presence makes an obvious difference for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

76ers overcome Joel Embiid's absence to beat Heat 106-102

Aaron Bracy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:42pm

Boban Marjanovic covered up All-Star center Joel Embiid's absence — at least for a night.

AP source: NBA, union forward talks on ending 'one-and-done'

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:46pm

The NBA and its players are continuing to move forward on plans to eliminate the "one-and-done" rule in college basketball, something that the sides have been working toward for months.

Pelicans interim GM: NBA rules compel club to play Davis

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:59pm

When the Pelicans finished practice on Thursday, Anthony Davis went into coach Alvin Gentry's office, followed later by interim general manager Danny Ferry.

Hawks' G League affiliate in College Park named Skyhawks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:28am

The Atlanta Hawks' new suburban G League affiliate will be named the Skyhawks.

Jeff Van Gundy on All-Star Game: Eliminate it

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:12am

Jeff Van Gundy has an idea on how to fix the NBA All-Star Game.

Thunder sign free-agent forward Markieff Morris

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:42pm

The Oklahoma City Thunder signed free-agent forward Markieff Morris on Wednesday.

Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:56pm

The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract Wednesday.

Hawks sign former 2-way player Jaylen Adams to new contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:35pm

Atlanta Hawks guard Jaylen Adams, originally signed to a two-way contract in the offseason, has agreed to a new full NBA deal.

Love healthy, optimistic as Cavs fight to season's finish

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:38pm

Kevin Love relaxed on the beach under the warm Caribbean sun during the All-Star break.

Dragic, Jones Jr. practice, set to return to Heat rotation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:29pm

Goran Dragic and Derrick Jones Jr. are on their way back to the Miami Heat rotation.

76ers All-Star C Embiid out a week with sore left knee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:24pm

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee.

The NBA playoff push starts now with All-Star break ending

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:18am

Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years.

Surprise: Emanuel Terry joins Heat, not Team USA as planned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:24am

Emanuel Terry's plans to play for his country this weekend have been thwarted, for a very good reason.

Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

Jeff Chiu and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:23am

Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.