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Blakeney's 31 points leads LSU past Miss. St., 88-77

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 7:41pm

Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 31 points, and LSU moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference with an 88-77 victory over struggling Mississippi State on Saturday night.

Batum's 26 points, 11 rebounds lead Hornets past Wizards

Bill Kiser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 7:40pm

Nicolas Batum had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied in the second half to beat the Washington Wizards 108-104 on Saturday night.

Lillard scores 21 to help Portland beat Houston 96-79

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 7:10pm

The Portland Trail Blazers were determined that this trip to Houston would end much better than their last visit here when they were stung by a tough overtime loss to the Rockets.

Bulls' Butler has strained left knee, no ligament damage

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:30pm

When All-Star guard Jimmy Butler elevated during the second quarter of a game against Denver on Friday night, he heard a pop in his left knee — the last noise any basketball player wants to hear. The Chicago Bulls braced for the worst when Butler went in for an MRI exam.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Love out with bruised left thigh

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:20pm

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss his first game of the season because of a bruised left thigh.

Nuggets rally for win after Bulls lose Butler to injury

Dennis Georgatos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:00am

Chicago lost All-Star Jimmy Butler, and then the game. An impressive rally by Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets pushed aside the Bulls.

Spurs hand Mavs largest halftime deficit in 116-90 blowout

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:20pm

A large San Antonio contingent in the Dallas crowd chanted "go, Spurs, go" during a timeout with the Mavericks on their way to the biggest halftime deficit in franchise history.

Green scores 16 points and Grizzlies hold off Knicks 91-85

Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:40pm

Jeff Green made the New York Knicks pay for some missed shots late, and the Memphis Grizzlies rolled to another victory.

Johnson, Nets have season-best night in beating Kings

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:32pm

Joe Johnson and the Nets kept pouring it on in their best performance of the season, though the Kings' problems went beyond their defense.

Bradley's 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:31pm

Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed.

Whiteside gets triple-double as Heat hold off Hornets

Bill Kiser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:20pm

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside did his part to prevent the Charlotte Hornets from scoring inside.

Bulls' Butler wheeled off court with knee injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:10pm

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was wheeled off the court late in the second quarter Friday night at Denver after apparently aggravating a left knee injury.

Millsap, Horford pace Hawks past Pacers 102-96

George Henry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:00pm

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer wasn't terribly concerned that his team gave up 19 offensive rebounds.

Wall's triple-double leads Wizards to 106-94 win over 76ers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:00pm

Wizards coach Randy Wittman loved John Wall's defensive rebounding. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown compared Wall to a Maserati.

Paul, Jordan power Clippers past Magic 107-93

Dick Scanlon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:50pm

The Los Angeles Clippers' best players made their usual contributions Friday night. Lance Stephenson provided just enough of a boost late to ensure yet another victory.

Reigning dunk champ LaVine: 'I've got tricks up my sleeve'

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:50pm

Zach LaVine came to All-Star weekend in New York last year as an under-the-radar rookie toiling away for one of the league's worst teams. He left as the Savior of Slam after a scintillating performance breathed new life into the dunk contest.

Raptors hold off Blazers for 110-103 victory

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:30am

Kyle Lowry credited backcourt teammate DeMar DeRozan for Toronto's latest win.

Resurgent Kobe Bryant leads Lakers past Pelicans, 99-96

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:20am

Kobe Bryant kept his right arm extended upward, his hand dangling as he held his follow-through on a 3-point shot with a minute to go.

Brewer, Ariza lead Rockets past Suns 111-105

Jose M. Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 11:20pm

The Houston Rockets got off to a slow start, but finished with a flourish.