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Boogie Cousins overcomes nerves in 1st game with Warriors

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 1:33am

DeMarcus Cousins was nervous. His stomach felt tight and filled with butterflies. He grabbed his phone and fired off texts to family and friends. He talked to his brother and sister.

Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 128-112 win over Pelicans

Erik Garcia Gundersen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:29pm

Giving up 20 points in a quarter to a reserve forward may have been just the thing to let New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry air his many grievances with his team's defense.

Warriors beat Clippers 112-94; Boogie fouls out of debut

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:23pm

DeMarcus Cousins couldn't wipe the smile off his face.

Lou Williams sits out for Clippers with sore right hamstring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:13pm

Lou Williams won't be coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers against Golden State.

Pistons hold on without Drummond, beat Heat 98-93

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

Dwane Casey wants the Detroit Pistons to react a little better when they hit a rough stretch.

Irving scores 38 points, Celtics beat Grizzlies 122-116

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

Kyrie Irving's 20-point third quarter wasn't quite enough for the Boston Celtics to put away the Memphis Grizzlies.

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

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

This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately.

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.