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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:30:47 PST
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says he is unsure if he'll be ready to return from a left groin strain in time for Friday night's tip-off against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:36:03 PST
Magic coach Jacque Vaughn is blocking out any talk about his job security and remains focused on helping his team turnaround its recent string of losses. Vaughn said Friday morning before Orlando's practice that he is taking his third season as the Magic's coach ''day-by-day'' and that his approach hasn't changed despite a season-high, seven-game losing streak. The Magic have lost 13 of their last 15 overall and given up 100 or more points in 11 straight games. The seven-game losing streak is Orlando's second such skid of at least five games since the start of 2015.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:29:42 PST
When the Los Angeles Lakers blew a nine-point lead in 70 seconds late in regulation, they certainly seemed to be careening straight toward another loss in overtime. Jordan Hill scored 26 points and forced the second overtime with a clutch jumper, and the Lakers snapped their nine-game losing streak in thrilling fashion with a 123-118 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night. Wayne Ellington scored 23 points and rookie Jordan Clarkson added 18 for the Lakers, who held off the Bulls for their first victory since Jan. 9. With big late baskets from everybody in their unassuming lineup, the Lakers avoided matching the 1994 squad coached by Magic Johnson for the longest skid in the 16-time champion franchise's history.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:55:57 PST
The Memphis Grizzlies are winning by bigger margins lately because they have returned to locking down on defense. ''I just think we've got our rhythm back, and we're going back to our true identity, which is on the defensive end,'' guard Courtney Lee said after Memphis' 99-69 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. ''We're playing through our bigs, and they are making the right reads.'' Zach Randolph, one of those bigs, had 15 points and 17 rebounds. Jeff Green finished with 13 points as Memphis built an early lead and won its fifth straight, holding the Nuggets to 11 points in the first quarter and never getting threatened the rest of the way.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:44:53 PST
Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook made the West team despite early season injuries for the Oklahoma City stars. The Miami Heat also had two reserves in Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Point guard Damian Lillard was not among the seven reserves.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:30:26 PST
Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers rediscovered their winning formula. Hibbert scored eight of his 18 points during a game-changing run at the start of the second half, and Indiana's struggling offense got back in sync with a 103-82 rout over the New York Knicks on Thursday night. After losing eight of their previous nine, a stretch in which the Pacers (17-31) lacked offensive rhythm, they methodically fought back from an early double-digit deficit. Rodney Stuckey led Indiana with 22 points, and David West had 10 points, six rebounds and six assists.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:30:15 PST
For the first time in more than a decade, the Milwaukee Bucks could celebrate after a game in Orlando. Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points, Jared Dudley and Khris Middleton had 17 apiece and the Bucks ended a 17-game losing streak in Orlando with a 115-100 victory on Thursday night. The Bucks never trailed and placed seven players in double figures, including all five starters. Brandon Knight had 16 points and eight assists, and O.J. Mayo scored 13 points in Milwaukee's first road victory in the series since Dec. 29, 2004.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:38:56 PST
Dwyane Wade was planning to go to All-Star weekend in New York anyway, already having lined up a number of off-court events. Wade was one of the Eastern Conference All-Star reserve selections announced Thursday, along with Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh. This much is certain: Wade won't play Friday when Miami hosts Dallas. ''But what are you to do?'' Wade was hurt in the third quarter of Miami's loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:19:37 PST
In the throes of a sometimes-contentious negotiation on a contract extension with the Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio sat down at a table and started to recount the reasons he wanted to stay in Minnesota. His first three seasons were filled with disappointment, injuries and losses, and the Wolves had recently traded the only established star they have had since Kevin Garnett. Kevin Love, who turned so many of Rubio's nifty passes into assists, was gone to Cleveland, leaving the point guard behind with a roster in flux. ''He's going to be great.'' Wiggins isn't there yet and everything is not OK in Minnesota.
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:40:52 EST
Lakers beat Bulls in two OTs, end skid at nine
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:28:00 EST
Cleveland's LeBron James is still getting treatment on his injured wrist and is doubtful for the Cavs' game Friday against Sacramento.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:10:00 EST
The Magic are moving closer to replacing coach Jacque Vaughn, according to Yahoo Sports.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:36:00 EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds, Jeff Green added 13 points and the Memphis Grizzlies built an early lead en route to a 99-69 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:03:00 EST
The reserves for both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star squads were announced Thursday.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:41:00 EST
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points, Jared Dudley and Khris Middleton had 17 apiece and the Milwaukee Bucks ended a 17-game losing streak in Orlando with a 115-100 victory on Thursday night.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:32:00 EST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Rodney Stuckey scored 22 points, Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers routed the New York Knicks 103-82 on Thursday night.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:37:48 EST
Pelicans' Davis questionable for Fri. vs. Clippers
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:13:20 EST
Report: Durant skips practice; Sat. status iffy
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:16:31 EST
Thibodeau's union with Bulls 'beyond repair?'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:25:56 EST
Would he mull it?
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:07:33 EST
Report: Morris twins probed in assault case
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:52:41 EST
Durant eyes Knicks in '16?
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:21:11 EST
Cavs don't think LeBron's wrist long-term issue
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:04:14 EST
Kevin Love says he isn't expecting a warm welcome when he plays in Minnesota for the first time since he was traded to Cleveland.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:56:37 EST
Magic coach Jacque Vaughn is blocking out any talk about his job security and remains focused on helping his team turnaround its recent string of losses.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:47:50 EST
Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says he is unsure if he'll be ready to return from a left groin strain in time for Friday night's tip-off against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:24:47 EST
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Western Conference All-Star Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York City.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:53:55 EST
He arrived from Serbia on Nov. 8.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:38:15 EST
The National Basketball Association is forming its largest international digital partnership through an expansion of its arrangements with Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., the league said Friday.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:21:50 EST
A granddaughter of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson says a lawsuit filed against her grandfather by his estranged heirs is unwarranted and is unnecessarily humiliating the 87-year-old.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:44:01 EST
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Tencent Holdings Limited ("Tencent", HKSE: 0700), a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services in China, today announced a five-year expansion of their partnership that will create the league's largest international digital partnership. The new partnership will be effective on July 1, 2015.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:39:49 EST
Dwyane Wade was planning to go to All-Star weekend in New York anyway, already having lined up a number of off-court events.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:30:44 EST
Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.
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