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Smith returns after trade drama, Mavs beat Clippers 106-98

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:29pm

Dennis Smith Jr. faked a pass and hit a layup in one sweeping motion a few minutes before Luka Doncic dribbled behind his back at the free-throw line and drove for a left-handed layup.

Buzzer-beating layup lifts N. Illinois past No. 14 Buffalo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:51pm

Northern Illinois caught Buffalo flat-footed just before the buzzer.

George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Trail Blazers 123-114

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:51pm

Paul George had 36 points and eight rebounds, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 123-114 on Tuesday night.

George nets 36, Westbrook 29 as Thunder tops Blazers 123-114

Murray Evans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:43pm

A renewed focus on defense has the Oklahoma City Thunder on another winning streak.

Lowry, VanVleet each score 19, Raptors beat Kings 120-105

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:39pm

Even without Kawhi Leonard in the lineup, the rested Toronto Raptors were too much for the tired Sacramento Kings.

Smith back with Mavericks, starts against Clippers in return

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:49pm

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith has returned after a week away from the team amid trade rumors, and with the second-year player's role in question because of the emergence of rookie sensation Luka Doncic.

Guard declares for NBA draft after knee injury ended season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:11pm

Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland says he's leaving for the NBA draft after a knee injury ended his freshman season in November.

Mavericks' Doncic fined $10,000 for kicking ball into stands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:59pm

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has been fined $10,000 for kicking the ball into the stands, which led to his ejection from a game against Indiana.

No bursting his bubble: Morris hones jumper with gum wrapper

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:39pm

Monte Morris restored his long-range jumper to mint condition.

Dallas Wings star Liz Cambage asks to be traded

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:35pm

Liz Cambage is looking to play elsewhere next season.

Rockets, Bulls finalize deal sending 'Melo to Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:21pm

The Rockets and Bulls finalized a trade Tuesday that sends veteran forward Carmelo Anthony from Houston to Chicago.

Former Kings executive pleads guilty to defrauding team

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:58pm

A former top Sacramento Kings executive has pleaded guilty to siphoning $13.4 million from the team to buy Southern California beachfront properties, according to court records.

On Basketball: Giannis' dunk wins Round 1 against Luka

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:59am

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment.

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:19pm

Nothing could stop Klay Thompson, certainly not the Lakers' defense.

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.