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Chris Paul leads Rockets over Hornets 108-96 for 11th consecutive win

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:42:59 -0500

Paul scored a season-high 31 points and James Harden added 21 to keep Houston rolling.


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NBA Week 8 conclusions: The Thunder won't trade Paul George or fire Billy Donovan

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:01:13 -0500

Rival executives are monitoring the OKC situation closely, as things haven't gone smoothly since the Thunder added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.


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Kyrie Irving's 33 points lift Celtics past Nuggets, 124-118

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:08:39 -0500

Irving's eighth game this season with 30 or more points keys big offensive night for Boston.


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Tired of trade talk, Victor Oladipo emerging as star of 'hungry' Pacers team

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:07:18 -0500

Victor Oladipo is having a career year, headed for his first All-Star appearance and a strong candidate for Most Improved Player.


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Celtics' Gordon Hayward out of walking boot

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:20:08 -0500

The Boston Celtics forward suffered a season-ending leg and ankle injury just five minutes into his debut with his new team.


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Paul George on Pacers: 'It's (Oladipo's) time'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:59:17 -0500

George spoke with reporters on Wednesday ahead of his much-anticipated return.


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Rookie Power Rankings: Celtics' Jayson Tatum is leading the NBA in three-point shooting

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:12:22 -0500

Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum is shooting a blistering 50% from the three-point line, tops in the NBA.


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NBA Click & Roll: Get exclusive analysis in newsletter

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:53:00 -0500

Insider content and expert commentary from USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt.


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Record projections, award predictions for 2017-18 NBA season

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:33:50 -0400

Who will take home the MVP? How many game will the Warriors win? Is Draymond Green up for another Defensive Player of the Year award? We take a look.


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NBA MVP rankings: Kevin Durant shines in Stephen Curry's absence

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:17:17 -0500

Durant is in the top five for the first time this season, but the MVP race is really a two-man one at this point.


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Week 8 NBA power rankings: Rockets hold top spot, but should Warriors be afraid?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:24:22 -0500

The Rockets are the real deal, but it's still early. Do they have what it takes to compete with the Warriors?


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Charles Barkley 'so proud of my state' after Doug Jones' victory in Alabama

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:21:08 -0500

Basketball Hall of Famer and Alabama native Charles Barkley had campaigned for Doug Jones.


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Kevin Garnett still wants to own Timberwolves, just not with Glen Taylor

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:53:05 -0500

Kevin Garnett says he's like to be part of the ownership group of the Minnesota Timberwolves on the condition the current owner isn't involved.


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Matt Barnes announces retirement from NBA on Instagram

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:52:19 -0500

After spending 14 seasons in the NBA playing for nine different teams, three of those twice, Matt Barnes has retired.


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Rodman visits Guam, says North Korean leader doesn't want war

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:36:25 -0500

Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman is calling for peace and unity between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.


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Doyel: If loathing Paul George is wrong, I don't want to be right

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:55:33 -0500

For a brief moment, Paul George had USA TODAY Network columnist Gregg Doyel rethinking his opinion of the former Pacers star. It did not last.


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Demar DeRozan has 37 points, Raptors beat Suns 115-109

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:48:05 -0500

DeMar DeRozan matched his season high with 37 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 115-109 for their seventh victory in eight games


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Bulls beat Jazz 103-100 for 4th straight victory

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:39:16 -0500

Mirotic scores 29 as Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 103-100 for 4th straight victory


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Lou Williams, Jordan lead Clippers over Magic, 106-95

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:11:37 -0500

Lou Williams scored 31 points and DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 20 rebounds Wednesday night to help the Los Angeles Clippers open a four-game road trip with a 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic


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Thunder help George prevail in first trip back to Indiana

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:06:19 -0500

Steven Adams had 23 points and 13 rebounds Wednesday night and Russell Westbrook finished with his ninth triple-double this season to help Oklahoma City hold on for a 100-95 victory at Indiana


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Bradley Beal, John Wall lead Wizards past Grizzlies, 93-87

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:06:14 -0500

Bradley Beal scored 18 points and John Wall had 13 in his return from a sore knee to help the Washington Wizards hold off the Memphis Grizzlies 93-87


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Paul George gets boos and a win in return to Indiana

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:03:01 -0500

The crowd booed Paul George during introductions and every time he touched the ball. But it wasn't all about George.


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Lillard leads Portland comeback past Miami, 102-95

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:01:19 -0500

Damian Lillard scored seven of his 18 points in the final 3:16, and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to break their five-game losing streak, beating the Miami Heat 102-95


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Jazz G Hood returns from ankle soreness

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:53:37 -0500

Utah Jazz G Rodney Hood returns against Bulls after being sidelined by ankle soreness



NBA A to Z podcast page

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:13:48 -0500

USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick, Jeff Zillgitt and Kevin Spain weekly NBA podcast


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Dwyane Wade put his ego aside and is thriving off the bench for the Cavs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:08:00 -0500

Dwyane Wade said he looked in the mirror and realized if he wanted to be the best player he could be for the Cavs, he needed to come off the bench.


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Sights and sounds: Warriors players share highlights from fantastic preseason China trip

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 17:32:50 -0400

Now on their way home, some of the Warriors shared a few of their best memories from their preseason China trip.


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When athletes share their battles with mental illness

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:20:28 -0400

Roughly one in five Americans suffer from mental illnesses. Athletes might be more at risk


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