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Davis' 44 points, 18 rebounds, helps Pelicans top Thunder

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:09pm

Anthony Davis had 44 points and 18 rebounds, and the inconsistent New Orleans Pelicans narrowly held on to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-114 on Wednesday night.

Leonard sits with bruised hip as Raptors face Warriors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:53pm

Kawhi Leonard is sitting out Toronto's showdown against the Golden State Warriors because of a bruised right hip.

Conley leads late rally as Grizzlies defeat Portland 92-83

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:45pm

Portland averages 112 points per game. The Memphis Grizzlies' defense wasn't letting the Trail Blazers anywhere near that.

Irving helps Celtics past Wizards 130-125 in overtime

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:27pm

Kyrie Irving scored Boston's last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Irving scores Boston's last 12 in 130-125 OT win at Wizards

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:19pm

To Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving's pair of 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime — the first from in front of his team's bench; the second from straightaway, 31 feet out — were "amazing."

Lamb's jumper helps Hornets beat Pistons 108-107 in wild win

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:09pm

The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren't sure if they'd be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players.

Hood's late basket sends Cavs past Knicks 113-106

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:55pm

A laugher nearly turned into a nightmare for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Pacers win 5th straight by pulling away from Bucks 113-97

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:43pm

For three weeks, Indiana found ways to fill the void left by Victor Oladipo's absence.

Dinwiddie scores career-best 39, Nets top 76ers 127-124

Rob Maaddi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:43pm

Spencer Dinwiddie put on his best Stephen Curry impersonation.

Popular Bulls visit Mexico amid reports of turmoil

Carlos Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:57pm

Mexican fans have waited a lifetime for the opportunity to watch their favorite team, the Chicago Bulls, in their homeland. But hardly anyone envisioned that they'd get to see the current version of the team that will face the Orlando Magic on Thursday night amid reports of turmoil in the locker room under new coach Jim Boylen.

Ex-Sacramento Kings executive admits to defrauding team

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:04pm

A former Sacramento Kings top executive agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to siphoning $13.4 million from the team to buy Southern California beachfront properties, court records showed.

Celtics' Horford to miss more games; Brown, Hayward out, too

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:11pm

Al Horford will miss at least another few games for the Boston Celtics because of an injured left knee.

Phoenix council postpones vote on Suns arena renovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:53pm

The City Council has postponed a vote on a proposed $230 million renovation of the Talking Stick Resort Arena that would keep the Suns in downtown Phoenix.

Antetokounmpo, Oladipo expected back for Bucks-Pacers game

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:53pm

The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers will both be at full strength Wednesday night when All-Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Victor Oladipo return to the court.

NBA fines Suns forward Warren $15K for comment to ref

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:32pm

Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate language toward an official following his ejection from a game.

NBA playoff teams rolling out new 'Earned' jerseys

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:07am

The Miami Heat earned the chance to wear fuchsia. And 15 other teams will soon be getting bonus uniforms as well.

NBA-best Raptors hand Clippers worst loss of season, 123-99

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:51pm

Kyle Lowry was in a funk right along with his Toronto Raptors. He had a combined 15 points in his last five games while the team had lost three of four.

Serge Ibaka, Raptors cruise past Clippers 123-99

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:14pm

Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard.

Forbes' double-double fuels Spurs by Suns 111-86

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:01pm

Bryn Forbes was happy to finally earn the first double-double of his basketball career, and even happier that it came in another San Antonio Spurs victory grounded in defense.