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NBA Basketball News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games



Comprehensive National Basketball Association news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors...



 



Steph still straw that stirs drink for Warriors

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:25:01 GMT

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry offered a 44-point, 10-assist reminder on Thursday that everything in Golden State starts with him.



Knicks Looks to Even Season Series Against the Celtics at MSG

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:20:33 GMT

1.  The Knicks and Celtics have met three times this season, with the Knicks winning the only match up at Madison Square Garden back in December. Michael Beasley led the Knicks to victory with a season-high 32 points, including 28 points in the second half. Enes Kanter contributed 14 points, 10 rebounds



Mavericks don’t use scandals as excuse for poor play vs. Lakers

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:00:58 GMT

“Once you’re out there, you don’t necessarily really think about what is going on off the floor." —Dirk Nowitzki



Why NBA superstar John Wall is heading back to college for a business degree

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:00:00 GMT

The Washington Wizards player says he will spend his summer taking up college courses.



Lakers' Isaiah Thomas Reveals What Kobe Bryant Told Him After Trade From Cavs

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:59:32 GMT

Isaiah Thomas' friendship with Kobe Bryant has grown stronger in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers guard revealed Friday night what the NBA legend told him in the aftermath of his blockbuster trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thomas forged a bond with Bryant last season when he was a Boston Celtics



Celtics may face Knicks without ailing Baynes

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:00:58 GMT

The New York Knicks picked up their defensive tenacity late against Orlando Magic on Thursday, resulting in a victory. Managing that against Orlando -- tied with five other teams with the fewest wins (18) this season -- is one thing, but that will likely not fly against visiting Boston on Saturday and



Three takeaways from Lonzo Ball's Lakers return after six-week layoff

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:32:04 GMT

Lonzo Ball returned to the Lakers lineup, albeit as a sub, in Friday's 124-102 victory over the Mavericks. It marked the rookie's first action since he injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Jan. 13. Ball logged 17 minutes — three under the limit proscribed going into the game



Thunder vs. Warriors: Preview, time, TV channel, how to watch online

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:11:18 GMT

After a solid home victory over the Clippers on Thursday, the Golden State Warriors host Oklahoma City on Saturday night. The Warriors have yet to defeat the newly constructed Thunder this season.  In its first game since the All-Star break, Oklahoma City (34-26) defeated the Kings 110-107 thanks to



Cavs overcome slow start, route Grizz in Memphis, 112-89 Friday

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:07:55 GMT

LeBron James had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in his 11th triple-double of the season (66th of his career-regular season) and the Cavaliers pulled away after a slow start to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-89 on Friday night. The Cavs were looking to overcome the disappointment of their 110-103



Raptors drop OT thriller to Bucks

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:00:57 GMT

The Bucks came into the Air Canada Centre on Friday night and gave the Toronto Raptors all they could handle, even recovering from a buzzer-beating game-tying dunk by Jonas Valanciunas that sent the game into overtime. The usual suspect Giannis Antetokounmpo was terrific throughout, finishing with 26



LA Lakers Should Add Kawhi Leonard to List of Superstar Targets

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:57:38 GMT

LOS ANGELES — As the Los Angeles Lakers prepare for what they hope to be a franchise-revitalizing summer, the San Antonio Spurs are struggling through a difficult season without Kawhi Leonard. On Wednesday, coach Gregg Popovich said he'd be "surprised" if Leonard returns this season from



What's next for the inconsistent, unpredictable and maybe very good Thunder?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:45:00 GMT

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com Follow on Twitter The Oklahoma City Thunder still had one game to go before the All-Star break, on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies, but Carmelo Anthony was already looking ahead to the stretch run of the season.



Mavericks Scandal Is An Opportunity For The NBA To Lead On The Me Too Movement

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:01:13 GMT

When the Golden State Warriors won the NBA title last season, their MVP guard Stephen Curry said he would vote to decline the White House’s invitation to host the team in response to President Donald Trump’s stoking of social and racial injustice in America.



The Morning After: Nikola Jokic enters Wilt Chamberlain territory with third consecutive triple-double in win over San Antonio Spurs

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:00:07 GMT

The surging Nuggets captured their 10th win in 13 contests, pushing past San Antonio 122-119 Friday thanks to Nikola Jokic's third consecutive triple-double and clutch plays on both ends of the floor down the stretch. Here are eight takeaways from the win: 1. More Joker. Jokic still does not seem



Kings host Lakers following narrow loss to Thunder

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:32:00 GMT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- With about seven weeks left, the Sacramento Kings are settling in for more of what figures to be too many nights of losing. They knew they'd have a lot of them even before they embarked on year one of their ground-up rebuild. More important to the organization is the progress



Floyd Mayweather dresses as a COWBOY for LA Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks NBA game

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:13:00 GMT

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather isn't famed for a low-key, understated personality, as proven by donning a full cowboy outfit for an NBA game last night. The 41-year-old was channeling his 'cowboy swag' as the LA Lakers cruised to a 124-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. In an Instagram



Jimmy Butler injury update: Timberwolves' star to have MRI amid 'optimism' no ACL tear

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:05:16 GMT

Jimmy Butler had to leave the Timberwolves' matchup against the Rockets in the third quarter with an apparent right-knee injury. Butler hurt himself on a play where he came down after a rebound on Rockets center Nene. He managed to move a little bit after the play, but after taking a couple of steps



Heat's Dwyane Wade: Scores 16 points in loss

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:52:17 GMT

Wade collected 16 points (7-20 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes during Friday's 124-123 loss to New Orleans. Wade hit a step-back jumper with 20 seconds left in overtime to give the Heat a one-point lead. Unfortunately, he could not repeat the shot in the dying seconds



Butler awaits scan on knee after injury against Rockets

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:43:51 GMT

(Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star guard Jimmy Butler injured his right knee and had to be carried off the court during a game against the Houston Rockets on Friday. Butler sustained the injury in the third quarter on a non-contact play after grabbing a rebound on his own missed shot. The 28



LeBron James inspires Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over Memphis...

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:43:29 GMT

LeBron James hit a triple-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers outclassed the Memphis Grizzlies in a 112-89 success. The Cavs were looking to overcome the disappointment of their 110-103 loss to the Washington Wizards on Thursday, but found themselves down 27-20 after the first quarter. Cleveland quickly



NBA games Friday, scores, highlights: Lonzo Ball impressive in Lakers return

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:01:00 GMT

Thursday may have been the teaser, but the NBA was officially back from the All-Star break on Friday, with 11 games on the schedule. Here are all the scores, highlights and updates from the night's action. Enjoy. NBA scores for Friday, Feb. 23 Boston Celtics 110, Detroit Pistons 98 (Box Score) Charlotte



Warriors Tonight: Stephen Curry starts stretch run on fire

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:00:06 GMT

THE ESSENTIALS Tipoff: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Oracle Arena. TV: ABC. Radio: KGMZ 95.7 “The Game” in Oakland and San Francisco, KRTY 95.3 in San Jose, KION 1460 and 101.1 in Salinas and Monterey. THE RECORDS Warriors: 45-14, No. 2 in the Western Conference, a half-game game behind Houston. Thunder: 34-



Slumping Heat host Grizzlies

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:54:00 GMT

MIAMI -- When the slumping Miami Heat play host to the woeful Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, it will be the Florida franchise's first home game since Feb. 9. The Heat, who lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 124-123 in overtime on Friday night, have lost eight of their



Jokic's triple-double leads Nuggets over Spurs, 122-119

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:48:38 GMT

DENVER (AP) - Nikola Jokic had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists before fouling out, Wilson Chandler had 18 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-119 on Friday night. Jokic has a triple-double in three straight games and six this season, but didn



2018 NBA Draft: 3-and-D wings to know before March Madness

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:41:02 GMT

Projection: Round 2 Age: 20 (9/23/1997) Height, Weight, Wingspan: 6'7″, 205 pounds, 6'8″ Slash Line: .420/.316/.827 Season Averages: 38.8 MPG, 20.1 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.6 SPG, 2.0 3PM Drafting Syracuse players is a risky move, but that doesn't mean Tyus Battle shouldn't be considered



Williams, Clippers rout sinking Suns 128-117

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:38:38 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers made quick work of the Phoenix Suns, very quick. Five minutes into the game, the Clippers led 19-0 and the staggering Suns never recovered. Super-sub Lou Williams had 35 points in 33 minutes - including a 23-point second quarter - and the Clippers and handed the



Davis lifts Pelicans past Heat in overtime 124-123

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:20:05 GMT

NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 45 points, 17 rebounds, five blocked shots and five steals, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Miami Heat 124-123 in overtime Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.    Goran Dragic scored 30 points and Dwyane Wade hit two runners to give the Heat the lead



Celtics strong out of the break, rout Pistons 110-98

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:02:23 GMT

Celtics strong out of the break, rout Pistons 110-98 DETROIT (AP) - Daniel Theis did his part to add to Germany's big day. The Boston rookie scored a career-high 19 points to lift the Celtics to a 110-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Afterward, Theis tried to bring some attention



Simmons, Embiid keep 76ers train on winning track

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:57:00 GMT

The Philadelphia 76ers, who continue to be powered by the dynamic duo of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, will be looking to extend their winning streak to seven when they host the skidding Orlando Magic on Saturday night. Simmons, a rookie guard/forward, made two free throws with 5.6 seconds left as the



Butler hurt as Rockets beat Wolves for 11th straight win

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:43:25 GMT

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets won their 11th straight game with a 120-102 victory Friday night over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to an apparent right knee injury. Butler left the game late in the third quarter. After grabbing a rebound



Lakers Should Probably Ditch Isaiah Thomas, Says Ex-Laker Devean George

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:15:00 GMT

Isaiah Thomas Lakers Should Probably Ditch Him ... Says Former Laker 1 2/24/2018 12:15 AM PST Isaiah Thomas and Lonzo Ball miiight be able to mesh ... but the Lakers are probably better off letting I.T. walk this summer -- so says former longtime Laker Devean George. We got Devean at LAX on Monday ..



Scouting Report | Wolves vs. Bulls

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The elephant in the room here is the status of Wolves All-Star wing Jimmy Butler. Butler injured his knee on Friday night against the Rockets and will get an MRI on Saturday. We'll know his status shortly. Nothing but the best wishes for Butler. Such an incredibly hard-working guy. It's an opportunity



Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings Live Score and Stats

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

With about seven weeks left, the Sacramento Kings are settling in for more of what figures to be too many nights of losing. To that end, head coach Dave Joerger wouldn't mind seeing 24 more games with the intensity Sacramento showed in its first game after the break. "Really proud of our guys



Chuck's Daily Check In 2.24.18

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Bulls (20-38, 7-21 on the road) at Minnesota (36-26, 24-7 at home) WGN TV: Neil Funk and Stacey King. 8PM tip. 670 The Score. Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington and Steve Kashul. 7:45 pre game. Bulls: LaVine 17 ppg. Minnesota: Butler: 22 ppg. Bulls: Markkanen: 7. Minnesota: Towns 12. Bulls: Dunn: 6. Minnesota



Cavs Overcome Slow Start, Route Grizz in Memphis

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Wrap-Up -- After a sluggish first quarter (directly after posting a sluggish fourth quarter the previous night at The Q), it looked like it might be another knock-down-drag-out affair at the Grindhouse. The Wine & Gold made it four straight on the road and five of their last six overall – sweeping the



Randle Records Triple-Double vs Mavericks | Feb. 23, 2018

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:59:02 GMT

Julius Randle leads the Lakers to a victory scoring a triple double 18 points 12 rebounds and 10 assists.



Pacers rout Hawks 116-93, win fourth straight game

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:44:05 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Thaddeus Young just wanted to supply the Indiana Pacers with energy. He ended up giving them plenty of points, too. Young scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half and the Pacers never trailed in a 116-93 rout of the hapless Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. The 11th-year pro had



Kaminsky shines as Hornets rout Wizards

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:39:51 GMT

Frank Kaminsky scored 25 points while Kemba Walker celebrated his 500th NBA game with 24 as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Washington Wizards 122-105 on Friday night at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. The Wizards had won eight of their last 10 games before this contest, but Washington's



Randle stars, Ball returns in Lakers' 124-102 win over Mavs

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:19:45 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The attention was supposed to be about the return of rookie Lonzo Ball. Apparently Julius Randle had his own ideas. Randle had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to overshadow Ball's triumphant return to the lineup, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 124-102



19 three-pointers not good enough as Mavericks get waxed by Lakers

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:09:59 GMT

"I've never seen a team make 19 3's and lose by more than 20," coach Rick Carlisle said. "So this is new to me. It's got to be about more than making shots. We got more than doubled on the boards, which is just unacceptable. And the points in the paint were a beat-down. "



Nance, Hill help turn Cleveland's defense around in bounce-back win

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:59 GMT

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer Close Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate Follow on Twitter MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Larry Nance Jr. said it was a point of personal pride for him this



New York Knicks: Emmanuel Mudiay displaying endearing unselfishness

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:15 GMT

Emmanuel Mudiay has come to the New York Knicks with redemption on his mind. An unselfish approach should help him prosper in the orange and blue. The New York Knicks have flooded the point guard position with 25-and-under talent. With three former lottery picks and a head coach who's willing to



Trail Blazers take on skidding Suns

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:58:49 GMT

Portland had little trouble with the hottest team in the NBA on Friday. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 50 points and six 3-pointers when the Trail Blazers limited Utah to 17 points in each of the final three quarters in an 100-81 victory Friday. The Blazers (33-26) never trailed while



Lakers rout Mavs in Ball's return

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:15:41 GMT

Isaiah Thomas made his home debut for his new team Friday night, contributing 17 points to the Los Angeles Lakers' ninth consecutive home win in beating the Dallas Mavericks 124-102 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Lonzo Ball returned from a 15-game absence due to a sprained left MCL to chip in



Rick Carlisle issues nonsensical response to question about Dennis Smith Jr.

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:13:43 GMT

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle's disdain for reporters is well-documented.



Sixers-Magic preview: Looking to avoid a letdown

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:12:00 GMT

Keith Pompey has been with our sports team since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men's basketball team and Villanova football team after



NBA Standings

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:08:16 GMT

Feb 24 (OPTA) - Standings from the NBA on Saturday EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 41 17 .707 - 2. Boston 41 19 .683 1 3. Philadelphia 31 25 .554 9 4. New York 24 36 .400 18 5. Brooklyn 19 41 .317 23 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 35 23 .603 - 2. Indiana 34 25 .576



Julius Randle's triple-double leads Lakers to defeat of Mavericks in Lonzo Ball's return

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:02:42 GMT

The night that Lonzo Ball returned to the Lakers lineup, Julius Randle stole the show.



Oladipo fires no-look pass to Turner for the slam

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:02:06 GMT

Pacers guard Victor Oladipo delivers a no-look pass to Myles Turner for the dunk.



GAME RECAP: Blazers 100, Jazz 81

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:01:06 GMT

C. J. McCollum and Damian Lillard score 26 and 24 points respectively as the Blazers get a win on the road over the Jazz 100-81. Donovan Mitchell scored 21 points for Utah in the loss.