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Clippers control second half, top Heat 111-99

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 8:05pm

Tobias Harris scored 22 of his 31 points in the first half, and the Los Angeles Clippers clamped down on defense after intermission to beat the Miami Heat 111-99 on Wednesday night.

Rozier's perfect start, 26 points carry Celtics past Cavs

Ken Powtak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 8:04pm

Terry Rozier scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half and the Boston Celtics coasted to their fifth straight victory with a 125-103 win over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Pacers beat Raptors after losing Oladipo with knee injury

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 8:01pm

Victor Oladipo suffered a serious right knee injury that could alter the season for the Indiana Pacers, who beat the Toronto Raptors 110-106 on Wednesday night.

Phoenix City Council OKs $230 million arena renovation plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:06pm

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday night approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA's Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042.

Harden has NBA's 4th-longest streak of 30-point games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:52pm

James Harden has reached 30 points for the 21st consecutive game, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the fourth-longest streak in NBA history.

Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo suffers serious knee injury

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:20pm

The Indiana Pacers lost All-Star guard Victor Oladipo to a serious right knee injury in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against Toronto.

NBA 2K League hosting first qualifying event in Asia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:29pm

The NBA 2K League will host its first international qualifying event to find players in the Asia-Pacific region.

Celtics starters Irving and Horford out against Cleveland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:30pm

The Boston Celtics will be without starters Kyrie Irving and Al Horford for their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Conley says Grizzlies owner willing to trade him, Gasol

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:13pm

The Memphis Grizzlies may be ready to start rebuilding, listening to trade offers for the NBA's longest-tenured teammates.

Nets minority owner buys WNBA's Liberty

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:13am

The New York Liberty have a new owner and get to keep their NBA ties.

Towns, Timberwolves rout short-handed Suns 118-91

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:39pm

Two days earlier, the short-handed Phoenix Suns gave Minnesota everything it could handle in a two-point road loss to the Timberwolves.

Smith returns after trade drama, Mavs beat Clippers 106-98

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:29pm

Dennis Smith Jr. faked a pass and hit a layup in one sweeping motion a few minutes before Luka Doncic dribbled behind his back at the free-throw line and drove for a left-handed layup.

Buzzer-beating layup lifts N. Illinois past No. 14 Buffalo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:51pm

Northern Illinois caught Buffalo flat-footed just before the buzzer.

George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Trail Blazers 123-114

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:51pm

Paul George had 36 points and eight rebounds, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 123-114 on Tuesday night.

George nets 36, Westbrook 29 as Thunder tops Blazers 123-114

Murray Evans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:43pm

A renewed focus on defense has the Oklahoma City Thunder on another winning streak.

Lowry, VanVleet each score 19, Raptors beat Kings 120-105

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:39pm

Even without Kawhi Leonard in the lineup, the rested Toronto Raptors were too much for the tired Sacramento Kings.

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.

Mavericks' Doncic fined $10,000 for kicking ball into stands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:59pm

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has been fined $10,000 for kicking the ball into the stands, which led to his ejection from a game against Indiana.