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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.

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.

Russell has 31, Nets run past Kings for 123-94 win

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:57pm

When D'Angelo Russell finished punishing the Kings with his offense in the third quarter, the Nets shut them down with their defense.

Fournier, Vucevic power Magic past Hawks, 122-103

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:43pm

Though only 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, the Orlando Magic are talking about their playoff hopes.

Wizards' defense steps up in 101-87 victory over Pistons

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:47pm

Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London.

Antetokounmpo has 31 points as Bucks beat Mavericks 116-106

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:45pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks' offense as usual Monday, with a little help from Brook Lopez's blossoming long-range shooting.

AP sources: Nets minority owner agrees to buy WNBA's Liberty

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:11pm

The New York Liberty are finally about to have a new owner.

Bulls snap 10-game losing streak, beat Cavaliers 104-88

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:43pm

Somebody was bound to break a long skid Monday — Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls seized the opportunity.