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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:25am

Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament.

Teague scores 25 to lead Butler-less Wolves past Bulls

Andres Ybarra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:14pm

Before his team faced the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau stressed the Timberwolves couldn't replace injured star Jimmy Butler with a single player. To overcome his absence, they would need a collective effort.

Lillard's layup after Suns' turnover gives Portland victory

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:47pm

Passing the ball inbounds at a critical time proved too big a challenge for the sputtering Phoenix Suns. So, Damian Lillard got one final chance.

After 2 lopsided losses to OKC, Durant leads Warriors rout

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:59pm

The Golden State Warriors played stifling defense for a full game. They went on a jaw-dropping scoring frenzy midway through the third quarter.

Irving scores 31, leads Celtics to 121-112 win in New York

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:26pm

The Celtics are back from the break and appear to be back on track.

Johnson scores 23 to help Heat beat reeling Grizzlies 115-89

Steven Wine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:17pm

After three consecutive narrow defeats and 17 close games in a row, the Miami Heat were in the market for a laugher.

Embiid leads Sixers to 7th straight win, 116-105 over Magic

Andy Schwartz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:23pm

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown was sticking with his subs no matter what.

Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler has meniscal injury to right knee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:15pm

Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler has a meniscal injury to his right knee that the Timberwolves are optimistic will not sideline him rest of the season as they try to end the NBA's longest playoff drought.

Central Connecticut beats St. Francis (Brooklyn) 78-75 in OT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:32pm

Joe Hugley scored 20 points and made a key 3-pointer in overtime to help Central Connecticut beat St. Francis (Brooklyn) 78-75 on Saturday in a Northeast Conference regular season finale.

Grizzlies' Tyreke Evans to undergo MRI on injured ribs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:31pm

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans will undergo a precautionary MRI Sunday on injured right ribs that forced him to miss their game at Miami.

Randle stars, Ball returns in Lakers' 124-102 win over Mavs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:21am

The attention was supposed to be about the return of rookie Lonzo Ball. Apparently Julius Randle had his own ideas.

Prolific Davis lifts Pelicans past Heat in OT, 124-123

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:47pm

Anthony Davis vigorously punched his arm through the air as the final horn provided a fourth straight triumphant ending to a fourth straight prolific performance. The All-Star then faced the exuberant New Orleans crowd with both arms raised and began exchanging high fives with beckoning fans along the edge of the court.

Williams, Clippers rout sinking Suns 128-117

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:43pm

The Los Angeles Clippers made quick work of the Phoenix Suns, very quick.

McCollum scores 26, Blazers end Utah's 11-game win streak

Matthew Coles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:41pm

CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard believe the crucial stretch of the long NBA season starts now and the Portland Trail Blazers have laser-like focus.

James records triple-double as Cavs defeat Grizzlies 112-89

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:12pm

Cleveland revamped its roster at the trade deadline. The Cavaliers' leader didn't change.

Butler hurt as Rockets beat Wolves for 11th straight win

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:06pm

James Harden wrapped up another 30-point night and another Rockets victory, then made his way to Minnesota's training room.

Antetokounmpo scores 26, Bucks beat Raptors 122-119 in OT

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:46pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks felt extra good about getting a rare win against the Toronto Raptors.

Celtics strong out of the break, rout Pistons 110-98

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:04pm

Daniel Theis did his part to add to Germany's big day.

Walker leads Hornets by Wizards 122-105

Benjamin Standig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:44pm

Charlotte found a way to beat the Washington Wizards again.