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Lin's big 4th quarter leads Hawks past Wizards, 118-110

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:43pm

Jeremy Lin and the Atlanta Hawks expected John Wall's inevitable scoring burst that came in the third quarter.

Nets hold off Lakers to extend winning streak to 6 games

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:15pm

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were rallying, trying to send themselves home on a winning note.

Nance's tip gives Cavs rare road win as Pacers' streak ends

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:35pm

Larry Nance Jr. put himself in perfect position to make the final play Tuesday night.

A day after trading for him, Suns waive G Austin Rivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:40pm

The Phoenix Suns have waived guard Austin Rivers, a day after he was obtained in a trade with the Washington Wizards.

Raptors coach Nurse, Hawks guard Bazemore fined by NBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:39pm

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse and Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore were fined by the NBA on Tuesday.

Lillard scores 39, leads Trail Blazers over Clippers 131-127

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:24pm

The Trail Blazers cruised to a 15-point lead in the first quarter and were up by 18 early in the fourth. Then things got wild.

Thunder pick up 5th-year option on Donovan's contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:09pm

The Oklahoma City Thunder have exercised their fifth-year option on coach Billy Donovan's contract.

Curry becomes 5th Warrior with 15,000 regular-season points

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:54pm

Stephen Curry missed his first three tries from deep, got a little frustrated and forgot about the 10 points he needed for another major milestone.

George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Bulls 121-96

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:56pm

Paul George's performance late in the first half was all the Oklahoma City Thunder needed against Chicago Bulls.

Towns, bench help Timberwolves beat road-weary Kings 132-105

Brian Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:44pm

Karl-Anthony Towns got the Minnesota Timberwolves started and then enjoyed watching rookie Josh Okogie and the bench deliver the big blow.

Suns use big 3rd quarter to beat Knicks for 3rd in a row

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:18pm

A 4-24 record didn't discourage the Phoenix Suns, so a seven-point halftime deficit certainly wouldn't.

Laster helps Gardner-Webb run past Georgia Tech 79-69

Matt Winkeljohn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:52pm

Gardner-Webb went right at Georgia Tech Monday night, and the Runnin' Bulldogs may have come away from their 79-69 upset win over the Yellow Jackets a little surprised after DJ Laster scored 20 of his career high-tying 25 points before intermission.

Bucks hold on late for 107-104 win over Pistons

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:38pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo was called for two quick fouls, and with 9:02 remaining in the first quarter, he went to the bench.

Jeff Teague out for Timberwolves vs. Kings with ankle injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:54pm

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague will miss Monday's game against the Sacramento Kings with left ankle inflammation.

Bucks' Brogdon out again with hamstring issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:18pm

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is out for a second straight game because of left hamstring soreness.

Surprising Nuggets leading the Western Conference

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:18pm

The topic: Denver leading the Western Conference and whether teams are starting to take the Nuggets more seriously.

Pacers hire NBA's 1st female assistant general manager

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:26am

The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title.

Brian Agler hired to coach WNBA's Dallas Wings

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:07am

The Dallas Wings had already been through an extensive search for a new coach when Brian Agler suddenly became an option.

Wizards complete trade to acquire Ariza from Suns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:49am

The Wizards have completed a trade to acquire forward Trevor Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and guard Austin Rivers.