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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

D'Angelo Russell scored 32 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 144-127 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

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.

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.