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Mavs' Nowitzki makes debut in 21st season vs Suns

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:47pm

Dirk Nowitzki at last began his record-breaking 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, coming off the bench in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns.

Nets, Spencer Dinwiddie agree to contract extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:02pm

The Brooklyn Nets gave Spencer Dinwiddie a contract extension Thursday, a day after the best game of his career.

Warriors' Curry says he was joking about moon landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:32pm

Warriors star Stephen Curry didn't mean it.

Knicks sign rookie Trier to guaranteed NBA deal, waive Baker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:41pm

The New York Knicks have signed guard Allonzo Trier to a guaranteed deal after the undrafted rookie's strong start to the season.

Jordan tells AP: Monk interaction was a 'tap of endearment'

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:04am

Hornets owner Michael Jordan said it was a "tap of endearment."

Raptors rout Warriors 113-93 without Kawhi to complete sweep

Michael Wagaman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:13pm

Minus their top player and with their coach still mourning his mother's death two days earlier, the Toronto Raptors put an emphatic stamp on a season sweep of Golden State.

Kings hit 19 3-pointers in 141-130 win against Minnesota

Rob Gloster, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:57pm

Sacramento coach Dave Joerger wants his team to use its speed to run right past opponents.

Mavs extend home streak, end skid vs. Hawks in 114-107 win

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:21pm

Luka Doncic can call himself even with Trae Young for now.

Davis' 44 points, 18 rebounds, helps Pelicans top Thunder

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:09pm

Anthony Davis smiled slightly and joked about his relative youth when the topic of his heavy workload came up.

Leonard sits with bruised hip as Raptors rout Warriors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:53pm

Kawhi Leonard sat out Toronto's showdown against the Golden State Warriors because of a bruised right hip.

Conley leads late rally as Grizzlies defeat Portland 92-83

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:45pm

Portland averages 112 points per game. The Memphis Grizzlies' defense wasn't letting the Trail Blazers anywhere near that.

Lowry, Ibaka lead Raptors to 113-93 rout of Warriors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:27pm

Kyle Lowry had 23 points and 12 assists to lead a balanced Toronto offense while leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sat out, Serge Ibaka added 20 points and the Raptors dominated Golden State from the start, beating the Warriors 113-93 on Wednesday night to complete a season sweep.

Irving scores Boston's last 12 in 130-125 OT win at Wizards

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:19pm

To Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving's pair of 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime — the first from in front of his team's bench; the second from straightaway, 31 feet out — were "amazing."

Lamb's jumper helps Hornets beat Pistons 108-107 in wild win

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:09pm

The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren't sure if they'd be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players.

Hood's late basket sends Cavs past Knicks 113-106

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:55pm

A laugher nearly turned into a nightmare for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Pacers win 5th straight by pulling away from Bucks 113-97

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:43pm

For three weeks, Indiana found ways to fill the void left by Victor Oladipo's absence.

Dinwiddie scores career-best 39, Nets top 76ers 127-124

Rob Maaddi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:43pm

Spencer Dinwiddie put on his best Stephen Curry impersonation.

Popular Bulls visit Mexico amid reports of turmoil

Carlos Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:57pm

Mexican fans have waited a lifetime for the opportunity to watch their favorite team, the Chicago Bulls, in their homeland. But hardly anyone envisioned that they'd get to see the current version of the team that will face the Orlando Magic on Thursday night amid reports of turmoil in the locker room under new coach Jim Boylen.

Ex-Sacramento Kings executive admits to defrauding team

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:04pm

A former Sacramento Kings top executive agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to siphoning $13.4 million from the team to buy Southern California beachfront properties, court records showed.