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The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:51pm

The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):

LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:11pm

LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.

NBA commissioner lauds refs, players for airing differences

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 7:29pm

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league's players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship.

All-Stars collide in LA with teams picked by LeBron, Steph

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 6:03pm

The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams. Team LeBron vs. Team Steph has replaced the traditional East-West format, shuffling allegiances and turning antagonists into uneasy teammates.

St. Francis (BKN) powers past Fairleigh Dickinson, 87-74

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 4:32pm

Rasheem Dunn and Glenn Sanabria combined to score 41 points and St. Francis-Brooklyn rode a strong second half to an 87-74 win over Fairleigh Dickinson in a key Northeast Conference battle Saturday afternoon.

Lakers' Channing Frye has appendectomy in Cleveland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 3:31pm

Lakers forward Channing Frye has undergone an appendectomy.

Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

Dan Greenspan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 2:15pm

Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning.

Migos star shines in celebrity game, Watson does double duty

Dan Greenspan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 7:43am

Quavo is known for dropping beats and delivering rhymes as one-third of Atlanta's hip-hop trio Migos.

Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 4:13am

Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night.

2 Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 9:45pm

Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the All-Star weekend off to a running start in the World's latest victory over the NBA's young Americans.

Cavs owner's son undergoes successful brain surgery

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 10:07am

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says his son Nick survived eight hours of brain surgery.

Gibson, Butler lead Timberwolves rally past Lakers, 119-111

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 10:49pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves were flat, facing a double-digit deficit for long stretches of the game.

Nuggets make 24 3-pointers, beat Bucks 134-123

Andrew Gruman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 9:55pm

There's something about playing in Milwaukee that brings out the best in Nikola Jokic.

Dunn rallies St Francis to 84-79 win over LIU Brooklyn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 7:48pm

Rasheem Dunn scored 24 and hit a go-ahead layup late and St. Francis (Brooklyn) sank 5 of 6 free throws in the final 33 seconds to hold off LIU Brooklyn 84-79 on Thursday night.

Don Carter, owner who helped bring NBA to Dallas, dies at 84

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 2:52pm

Don Carter, the owner who was instrumental in bringing the NBA to Dallas with the expansion Mavericks in 1980, has died. He was 84.

NBA Awards show to be held in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 2:49pm

The NBA is taking its awards show west.

Pacers-Pelicans play March 21 after leaky roof postponement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 2:15pm

The Indiana Pacers will play the Pelicans in New Orleans on March 21, a rescheduled game stemming from a Feb. 7 postponement because of a leaky roof.

A talkative Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on becoming himself

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 11:07am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived.

Lillard has 44, Blazers overcome Durant's 50, beat Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 12:19am

Damian Lillard said it may have been Portland's best win of the season.