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Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:14pm

The Lakers honored Shaquille O'Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days outside Staples Center on Friday.

James, Cavs bounce back with 112-105 victory over Hornets

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:05pm

LeBron James had 32 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their worst defensive outing of the season with a 112-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.

Jokic has 31 points, 17 rebounds, Nuggets top Pacers 125-117

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:54pm

Nikola Jokic had 31 points, 17 rebounds and a big 3-pointer to turn back a late Indiana rally, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 125-117 on Friday night.

Wizards jump out early, cruise to 129-108 victory over Nets

Ian Quillen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:50pm

John Wall scored 22 points despite dealing with migraine headache symptoms earlier in the day, Bradley Beal added 19 points and the Washington Wizards cruised past the Brooklyn Nets 129-108 on Friday night.

Payton's triple-double helps Magic rout Pistons 115-87

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:47pm

Elfrid Payton had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, Terrence Ross scored 18 points and the Orlando Magic routed the slumping Detroit Pistons 115-87 on Friday night.

Embiid has surgery to repair torn meniscus

Matt Schoch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:50pm

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid had minor surgery on his left knee Friday to repair a torn meniscus.

Florida State freshman Jonathan Isaac entering NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:17pm

Jonathan Isaac is the third Florida State player since the season ended to announce he is entering the NBA draft.

Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after dreadful start

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:22am

They have won 24 times in their last 31 games. They put together the NBA's longest winning streak this season, a 13-game run that was beyond surprising. They are on the cusp of doing something never accomplished in NBA history.

Lillard scores 30, Trail Blazers rout Knicks 110-95

Erik Garcia Gundersen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:12am

Damian Lillard knows what can happen in games like Thursday.

Aldridge, Leonard lead Spurs to 97-90 win over Grizzlies

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:58pm

The Memphis Grizzlies got into the Spurs defensively, pushing San Antonio around and making every possession a fierce fight.

Barnes' late basket, steal put Mavs past Clippers, 97-95

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:57pm

Harrison Barnes thrived in a new position on Thursday night, and so did the Mavericks.

Nets beat Suns 126-98 for 1st two-game win streak of season

Michael Scotto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:36pm

The Brooklyn Nets finally have a winning streak.

DeRozan gets 40, Raptors rally again to beat Heat 101-84

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:00pm

Down by 15 early, the Toronto Raptors had no reason to panic.

Sacramento Kings' Ty Lawson denies violating DUI probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:40pm

Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson has denied that he violated his probation in a Colorado drunken driving case by drinking and failing to complete community service.

Rutgers guard Corey Sanders to enter NBA Draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:40pm

Rutgers sophomore guard Corey Sanders is entering the NBA draft.

Antetokounmpo's 32 points lead Bucks over Kings 116-98

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:22am

Wary of a letdown on the finale of a six-game trip, Giannis Antetokounmpo took it upon himself early to make sure that the Milwaukee Bucks would be departing for home with a smile on their faces.

Nuggets cruise past Cavs 126-113

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:52pm

LeBron James's forgettable night included some statistical oddities like going minus-30 in 34 minutes and being the only player on either team to miss a free throw.

Beal, Wall lead Wizards to 104-100 win over Hawks

Ian Quillen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:40pm

First, the Washington Wizards hung around their game against the Atlanta Hawks with their defense.

Thomas scores 25; Celtics stay hot at home with 109-100 win

Ken Powtak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:02pm

The Boston Celtics just needed a little reminder to focus on playing instead of worrying about where they were in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.