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Dwight Howard has 23 rebounds, Hornets hold off Mavs 102-98

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:15pm

Dwight Howard had 23 rebounds and 18 points to cap an eventful four days and the Charlotte Hornets held off the Dallas Mavericks 102-98 on Saturday night for their third straight victory.

Kyle Kuzma leads 4th-quarter surge, Lakers beat Grizzlies

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:51pm

Kyle Kuzma scored 15 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and had 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a slow start to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-93 on Saturday night.

Pistons sharp from outside in 117-95 win over Chicago

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:47pm

The Detroit Pistons are close to full strength now, and their performance of late reflects it.

Gordon helps Magic hold off Suns 105-99

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:37pm

There hasn't been a lot for the Orlando Magic to cheer about this season, so a victory over the Phoenix Suns and a couple of near triple-doubles by Aaron Gordon and D.J. Augustin were nearly cause for celebration.

Ben Simmons has triple-double, 76ers beat Timberwolves

Mike Cranston, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:53pm

After his 10th triple-double, Ben Simmons was asked if he's done enough to lock up NBA Rookie of the Year award.

Will Fultz return to 76ers this season? It's up to him

Mike Cranston, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:02pm

The Philadelphia 76ers want Markelle Fultz back this season, but only when the No. 1 pick in last year's draft is comfortable that he's regained his shooting stroke.

Curry out at least 3 weeks but could be ready for playoffs

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:59pm

Stephen Curry will miss at least three weeks with a sprained left knee, meaning the Golden State Warriors will be without their do-everything point guard and second-leading scorer for the rest of the regular season.

Curry returns, then injures left knee as Warriors beat Hawks

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:47pm

Stephen Curry returned from a six-game absence nursing an injured right ankle only to go down again. This time, it's his left knee.

Celtics' Kyrie Irving set for surgery on sore left knee

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:41pm

The Celtics say All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to have surgery Saturday to alleviate pain in his left knee.

Celtics rally in fourth to beat Trail Blazers 105-100

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:37pm

Down 10 at the start of the fourth quarter, Boston's Marcus Morris and Al Horford assessed the situation against the Trail Blazers.

Lowry has triple-double as Raptors beat Nets 116-112

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:03pm

The Raptors weren't feeling too good about themselves after a fourth-quarter rally gave Toronto its 12th straight win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Westbrook's 17-point 4th quarter leads Thunder past Heat

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:54pm

Russell Westbrook picked his spots for three quarters, then took complete control in the fourth.

Bucks overcame sluggish start to beat Bulls 118-105

Paul Ladewski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:27pm

Shabazz Muhammad and fellow reserves Brandon Jennings and Tony Snell took care of the scoring with Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined by a sprained right ankle.

Wolves beat Knicks, clinch first winning record since 2005

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:06pm

Karl-Anthony Towns will finish with a winning record for the first time in his career.

LeBron, Cavs cruise to 120-95 blowout over sinking Suns

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:03pm

As his teammates circled around LeBron James before the opening tip, things looked different.

Pacers use late surge to beat Clippers, close in on playoffs

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:57pm

Eight months after the Indiana Pacers embarked on a major rebuilding project, the first phase is almost complete.

Nuggets beat Wizards to keep pace in playoff chase

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:29pm

Will Barton tuned out the friends and family shouting his name because he had a much bigger concern.

Column: Through all its ills, college hoops wins in the end

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:21pm

Let's not gloss over college basketball's myriad problems.

Antetokounmpo sits out, but Bucks hopeful about quick return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:13pm

The Milwaukee Bucks played without star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo on Friday night, but were cautiously optimistic that his sprained right ankle would not complicate their playoff run.