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Pistons hold on without Drummond, beat Heat 98-93

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:03pm

Blake Griffin had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons overcame an early exit by injured Andre Drummond to beat the Miami Heat 98-93 on Friday night.

Irving scores 38 points, Celtics beat Grizzlies 122-116

Doug Alden, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:01pm

Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 38 points in the third quarter and the Boston Celtics held off the Memphis Grizzlies 122-116 on Friday night.

Russell scores 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic 117-115

Dick Scanlon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:47pm

D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back from a 21-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night.

Pistons' Drummond leaves vs. Heat after being hit in face

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:39pm

Andre Drummond left Detroit's game against Miami on Friday night with a nasal injury after he was hit in the face by an opponent's arm.

Bulls expect Carter to miss 8-12 weeks with thumb injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:28pm

The Chicago Bulls expect prized rookie center Wendell Carter Jr. to miss eight to 12 weeks because of a left thumb injury.

Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:57pm

The young Los Angeles Lakers matured on Thursday night.

Murray, Jokic lead Nuggets to 135-105 rout of Bulls

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:29pm

The pledge from Jamal Murray: More effort. The promise from Nikola Jokic: More aggressiveness.

Siakam scores winning basket, Raptors beat Suns 111-109

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:26pm

The Phoenix Suns figured Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was going to take the decisive shot. Pascal Siakam and the Raptors had other plans.

Embiid, Butler lead 76ers' 120-96 rout of Pacers

Chris Goff, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:49pm

If the Philadelphia 76ers are going to move up in the Eastern Conference standings, they might do it on the strength of their passing.

Hornets lean on defense, bench to beat Kings 114-95

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:36pm

Coach James Borrego says the Charlotte Hornets can beat any team in the NBA if they bring defensive intensity.

Rockets' Capela out 4-6 weeks after thumb surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:15pm

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb Thursday and will be out 4-to-6 weeks.

Knicks' last-second goaltend gives Wizards win in London

Zac Boyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:59pm

When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane.

Status of Lynx star Maya Moore for '19 WNBA season uncertain

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:52pm

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore's availability for the upcoming season is uncertain.

Heat fine Dion Waiters for postgame expletive-laden comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:28pm

The Miami Heat have fined Dion Waiters an undisclosed amount for his expletive-laden comments about playing time earlier this week.

Thunder center Nerlens Noel out of concussion protocol

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:34pm

Thunder reserve center Nerlens Noel has passed through concussion protocol and was available for Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA's Silver backs Kanter's decision to skip London trip

Zac Boyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:24pm

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the safety and security of players will always be paramount for the league after New York Knicks center Enes Kanter did not travel to London for his team's game against the Washington Wizards.

NBA says All-Star draft will be aired Feb. 7 on TNT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:16pm

The NBA's All-Star draft will be Feb. 7, and broadcast on TNT.

Stephen Curry scores 41 points as Warrior hold off Pelicans

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:24pm

Stephen Curry stepped back time and again and released the ball from way back. Most of the time with at least one defender in his face, too.

Nurkic has triple-double and Blazers beat Cavaliers 129-112

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:32pm

Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic finally got his triple-double.