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Durant helps lead Warriors past Pacers after friend's death

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:53pm

Kevin Durant established Golden State's defensive energy by swatting away shots early. Eventually, the Warriors got going on the other end as they almost always do.

Kings bounce back after tough loss to beat Mavs 116-100

Michael Wagaman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:41pm

Marvin Bagley III didn't think it was a big deal when he missed Sacramento's first game against Dallas and Luka Doncic three months ago because of a sore left knee.

Walker, Bridges lead Hornets past Timberwolves, 113-106

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:47pm

Miles Bridges had plenty of reasons to party.

Jokic leads balanced Nuggets effort in 113-108 win over Wiz

Ian Quillen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:35pm

Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone didn't know how his team would respond to clinching its first playoff berth in six years.

Marcus Smart fined $50,000 by NBA for shoving Embiid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:25pm

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for forcefully shoving Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to the floor.

Raptors to be without injured G Kyle Lowry for Thunder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:19pm

The Toronto Raptors say all-star guard Kyle Lowry will miss a second straight game with a sprained right ankle when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit Soctiabank Arena on Friday night.

George Washington gets Jamion Christian from Siena to coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:49pm

Jamion Christian has been hired by George Washington as its men's basketball coach after one season at Siena.

Court reverses nearly $1.5M oil spill award to ex-NBA star

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:04pm

Former NBA star David West is not entitled to a nearly $1.5 million award stemming from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Timberwolves: Covington, Rose, Teague likely done for season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:47pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves have more than likely shut down three of their top five scorers for the rest of the season with lingering injuries: Robert Covington, Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague.

Lopez's 3-pointers have become a key for NBA-best Bucks

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:33am

he is often nowhere near the basket.

Siakam has 33 and 13 as Raptors hold off Thunder in OT

Murray Evans, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:55pm

Forced to play overtime after blowing a 20-point second-half lead, the Toronto Raptors found their groove again in the extra period.

Lillard scores 33 points, Blazers beat Mavericks 126-118

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:45pm

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers believe they can use games like this one against Dallas to help them prepare for the final push toward the playoffs.

Embiid, 76ers top Celtics for 6th straight victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:53pm

Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers over the Boston Celtics for their sixth straight victory.

Harden scores 57 but Grizzlies top Rockets 126-125 in OT

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:31pm

James Harden did everything he could to bring the Houston Rockets back from a big deficit in the fourth quarter. He got them to overtime, but his 57 points weren't enough.

Markkanen, Dunn lead Bulls over Wizards 126-120 in OT

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:59pm

The fading Washington Wizards were going against a struggling team missing two of its top players. It's fair to say their latest loss had a little extra sting.

Oklahoma City Thunder retire Nick Collison's No. 4 jersey

Murray Evans, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:49pm

Nick Collison's No. 4 jersey was retired by the Oklahoma City Thunder during a ceremony before their game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Embiid gets 37 and 22 to lead 76ers past Celtics 118-115

Aaron Bracy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:09pm

Boston's recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally had enough.

Sexton's 25 leads Cavs over bruised, Giannis-less Bucks

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:44pm

Collin Sexton has left a sluggish, sometimes painful start to his pro career, behind him.

Fournier, Gordon lead Magic to 119-96 rout over Pelicans

Bill Fay, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:37pm

The Orlando Magic showed no mercy on an undermanned New Orleans team, routing the punchless Pelicans.