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Westbrook, Murray tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder 109-98

Dennis Georgatos, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 11:13pm

For all his offensive contributions and rebounding, Nikola Jokic's most important role in the end was peacemaker.

Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:57pm

A struggling Trail Blazers bench finally got rolling Friday night, setting a season high for points in a confidence-boosting win over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors.

Curry, Thompson help Warriors beat Kings 130-125

Michael Wagaman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:51pm

Golden State coach Steve Kerr praised his team's smothering defense for providing the spark it needed to bounce back from a disappointing loss. He also chided the Warriors' offense for a lack of focus that made the a late run necessary.

Richardson, Olynyk lead late rally as Heat beat Grizzlies

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:59pm

The Miami Heat didn't let a bad loss in their last game linger to the point of making a six-game road trip more troublesome.

Pacers spoil Embiid's 40-point night, beat Sixers 113-101

Dave Zeitlin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:31pm

Bojan Bogdanovic excitedly slammed the ball to the floor as the final second ticked off and a stunned crowd headed for the exits.

Antetokounmpo matches career high with 44, Bucks beat Cavs

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:14pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo played as if he had a point to prove.

Dinwiddie adds to big week with 27, Nets' win streak at 4

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:04pm

Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets keep adding to a big week.

Mudiay scores 34, short-handed Knicks beat Hornets in OT

Solange Reyner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:57pm

Emmanuel Mudiay dug his shoulder in, turned and floated a jumper with 27.2 seconds left.

Kyrie Irving scores 24 points, Celtics beat Hawks 129-108

Doug Alden, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:43pm

Kyrie Irving credits Boston's defense for an offensive resurgence that has the Celtics riding the longest winning streak in the NBA.

Middleton, Brogdon out for Bucks against Cavaliers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:37pm

Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon, the second and fourth leading scorers for the Milwaukee Bucks, are out against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rebuilding Memphis, No. 3 Tennessee renew basketball rivalry

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:23am

This is the stage Penny Hardaway wants at Memphis.

Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes is rising hoops star

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:08am

As a high school football player, Jaxson Hayes had a slight problem that was only getting bigger: His body.

Nowitzki returns but Mavs lose to Suns 99-89

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:31pm

The Phoenix Suns have just five wins this season, and two have come against the Dallas Mavericks.

Vucevic leads Magic over Bulls 97-91 in Mexico City

Carlos Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:33pm

The Bulls had the fans, but Nikola Vucevic and the Magic got the win.

Harden's 50-point triple-double leads Rockets over Lakers

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:56pm

The Houston Rockets were clinging to a lead over the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter on Thursday night when James Harden told coach Mike D'Antoni he needed to come out for a bit to rest — something the reigning MVP never does.

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 of a 99-89 loss to 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.