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Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets

Aaron Bracy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:53pm

Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him.

Irving's 26 points, 10 assists carries Celtics past Heat

Ken Powtak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:37pm

Kyrie Irving moved closer to some elite Boston Celtics company with his latest double-double. It was his three driving baskets, though, that helped seal the victory.

Balanced Pelicans easily top Grizzlies without injured Davis

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:29pm

Jahlil Okafor stepped into the starting lineup for the injured Anthony Davis and had his best game of the season.

AP Source: Rockets trading Carmelo Anthony to Chicago

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:40pm

Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper.

Giannis and Kostas Antetokounmpo connect in Milwaukee

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:31pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18,000 fans in the stands and one on the opposing bench.

Russell has 31, Nets run past Kings for 123-94 win

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:57pm

When D'Angelo Russell finished punishing the Kings with his offense in the third quarter, the Nets shut them down with their defense.

Fournier, Vucevic power Magic past Hawks, 122-103

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:43pm

Though only 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, the Orlando Magic are talking about their playoff hopes.

Wizards' defense steps up in 101-87 victory over Pistons

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:47pm

Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London.

Antetokounmpo has 31 points as Bucks beat Mavericks 116-106

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:45pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks' offense as usual Monday, with a little help from Brook Lopez's blossoming long-range shooting.

AP sources: Nets minority owner agrees to buy WNBA's Liberty

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:11pm

The New York Liberty are finally about to have a new owner.

Bulls snap 10-game losing streak, beat Cavaliers 104-88

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:43pm

Somebody was bound to break a long skid Monday — Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls seized the opportunity.

George, Westbrook lead Thunder over Knicks 127-109

Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:29pm

Paul George, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder put this game away in a hurry.

Celtics' Marcus Smart fined $35K for pursuing Hawks player

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:37am

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $35,000 for "aggressively pursuing" DeAndre Bembry of the Atlanta Hawks and failing to promptly leave the court following his ejection.

'It gets no better': Inside a weekend honoring Dwyane Wade

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:23am

A win inside the building where as a skinny kid two decades ago Dwyane Wade dared to dream. Displays of love from the city where he was raised. Shows of love from the school where he became a national name. A surprise arrival by family members to cap a celebration that included ovation after ovation after ovation.

NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:09am

Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader.

Lakers' Ball to miss 4 to 6 weeks with sprained left ankle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:08am

Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle.

Rose hits last-second, Timberwolves beat Suns 116-114

Andres Ybarra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:59pm

Derrick Rose and the Minnesota Timberwolves needed this one.

Pacers keep rolling with 120-95 victory over Hornets

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:31pm

Darren Collison threw the early scoring punches. Victor Oladipo delivered the decisive second-half flurry.

Milwaukee Bucks to retire Marques Johnson's No. 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:01pm

The Milwaukee Bucks are retiring four-time All-Star Marques Johnson's No. 8 jersey.