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Nuggets beat Raptors 95-86 in matchup of conference leaders

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 8:37pm

In the fourth quarter, Jamal Murray's shot finally started falling.

Wade makes more New Orleans memories, Heat beat Pelicans

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 7:45pm

Dwyane Wade fondly remembers his dominant first game in New Orleans as an emerging college star with Marquette. He won't forget what was likely his final performance as a pro in the Big Easy, either.

Hield, Fox help Kings end Mavs' home winning streak, 120-113

Dave Jackson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 7:41pm

The Sacramento Kings ended the Dallas Mavericks' home winning streak and spoiled Dirk Nowitzki's return to the American Airlines Center.

Wall's 40, 14 lead Wiz past Lakers 128-110; LBJ scores 13

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 6:26pm

John Wall was at his attacking best: 40 points and 14 assists; one no-look, through-the-legs assist; one buzzer-beating rainbow step-back jumper.

Turner, Oladipo lead Pacers over Knicks for 7th straight win

Corey Elliot, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 6:06pm

Victor Oladipo is getting close.

Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler's return

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 4:16pm

Jimmy Butler's return brought out the best in his Philadelphia teammates.

Moore returns for Pelicans against Heat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 3:53pm

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guard E'Twaun Moore is ready to return from a lower leg strain that sidelined him for two games and is expected to play Sunday night against Miami.

Russell scores 32, Nets beat Hawks 144-127 for 5th straight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 3:47pm

Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson watched the Nets let a 21-point lead slip to two and was reminded of the offensive flaws that sent the team spiraling on an eight-game skid a few weeks ago.

Sixers' Butler returns from strained groin against Cavs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 1:56pm

Jimmy Butler returned for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Cleveland Cavaliers after missing two games because of a strained groin.

Suns beat Wolves, first 2-game win streak in almost a year

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 10:01pm

Victories are rare for the Phoenix Suns. Winning streaks seem downright historic.

George scores 33 to help Thunder top Clippers 110-104

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:43pm

Paul George rendered the Los Angeles Clippers' traps and double-teams useless.

Dunn, Markkanen rally Bulls late to beat Spurs, 98-93

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:20pm

Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen proudly says he learned a lot from San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich during his two seasons as a Spurs assistant.

Pistons end Boston's 8-game run, beat Celtics 113-104

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:53pm

Jayson Tatum leaped toward the basket and Andre Drummond met him there, blocking the Boston forward's attempt at a one-handed dunk.

Harden has 2nd straight triple-double, Rockets top Grizzlies

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:44pm

James Harden may be getting on a roll, notching his second straight triple-double to help the Houston Rockets grab their third consecutive win.

Pistons end Boston's 8-game run, beat Celtics 113-104

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:44pm

Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Andre Drummond added 19 points and 20 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons beat Boston 113-104 on Saturday night, snapping the Celtics' eight-game winning streak.

James, Ball post triple-doubles in 128-100 win over Hornets

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:29pm

Luke Walton was surprised to hear that LeBron James and Lonzo Ball were only the second Lakers teammates to record a triple-double in the same game.

Williams out for Clippers against Thunder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:14pm

Lou Williams will sit out the Los Angeles Clippers' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a sore left hamstring.

Jordan proves clutch as St. Francis (BKN) downs Saint Peters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 4:30pm

Jalen Jordan scored five of the last seven points for St. Francis Brooklyn to lead the Terriers to a 56-53 win over Saint Peter's on Saturday.

AP source: Wizards acquire Ariza from Suns for Oubre, Rivers

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:44am

After a three-way trade fell apart over mistaken identity, the Wizards are getting Trevor Ariza after all.