NBA NEWS ARCHIVE

» Wednesday, December 13, 2017

NBA roundup: George gets win in return to Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George was held to 12 points in his return to Indiana but Steven Adams scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-95 victory over the Pacers on Wednesday night.

Clippers G Rivers out after taking elbow to face

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Los Angeles Clippers starting guard Austin Rivers left Friday's game late in the second quarter and did not return after being hit in the face with an elbow from Magic forward Jonathon Simmons.

Wizards G Wall returns from knee injury vs. Grizzlies

WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards guard John Wall returned to the lineup Wednesday against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies after missing nine games with a knee injury.

Suns sign G Canaan

The Phoenix Suns added some veteran depth to the backcourt by signing point guard Isaiah Canaan on Wednesday.

Indianapolis to host 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Indianapolis will serve as the site for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced on Wednesday.

NBA roundup: Spurs lose in Leonard’s return

DALLAS -- Kawhi Leonard made his long-anticipated season debut Tuesday and looked to be in mid-season form, although his San Antonio Spurs fell apart in the fourth quarter without him and lost to the Dallas Mavericks 95-89.

» Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NBA roundup: Porzingis, Knicks beat Lakers in OT

NEW YORK -- Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points, and the New York Knicks emerged with a 113-109 overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

Pelicans G Allen sidelined with leg injury

The New Orleans Pelicans' injury issues got worse on Tuesday when the team announced that reserve guard Tony Allen will be sidelined three to four weeks because of a nondisplaced left proximal fibula fracture.

Hornets F Zeller undergoes knee surgery

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday.

Spurs F Leonard slated to make season debut

San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard will be on a minutes restriction when he makes his season debut on Tuesday night against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center, coach Gregg Popovich said.

NBA roundup: Rockets extend win streak to 10

HOUSTON -- Chris Paul and James Harden came alive late, and the Houston Rockets erased a 13-point, third-quarter deficit and extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 130-123 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

» Monday, December 11, 2017

NBA roundup: Rockets extend win streak to 10

HOUSTON -- Chris Paul and James Harden came alive late, and the Houston Rockets erased a 13-point, third-quarter deficit and extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 130-123 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

Matt Barnes announces retirement from NBA

Matt Barnes posted on social media that he is retiring from the NBA.

Celtics’ Irving out with quad injury

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was ruled out for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a left quad contusion.

» Sunday, December 10, 2017

NBA roundup: Pacers’ Oladipo scores 47 in OT win

INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 47 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 126-116 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.

NBA roundup: Pacers’ Oladipo scores 47 in OT win

INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 47 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 126-116 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.

NBA roundup: Dragic, Heat topple skidding Nets

Goran Dragic scored 20 points as the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-89 in the Global Games in Mexico City on Saturday.

» Saturday, December 9, 2017

NBA roundup: Dragic, Heat topple skidding Nets

Goran Dragic scored 20 points as the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-89 in the Global Games in Mexico City on Saturday.

Bosh’s mother subject of drug trafficking case

Freida Bosh, the mother of 11-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, has been named as a person of interest in a drug trafficking case after his DeSoto, Texas, home was raided by police Friday morning.

76ers’ Fultz to be re-evaluated in 3 weeks

Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder and will be evaluated in three weeks, the team said Saturday.

NBA roundup: Pacers snap Cavs’ 13-game win streak

INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo scored 33 points to help the Indiana Pacers top the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-102, snapping their league-leading 13-game winning streak on Friday night.

» Friday, December 8, 2017

NBA roundup: Pacers snap Cavs’ 13-game win streak

INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo scored 33 points to help the Indiana Pacers top the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-102, snapping their league-leading 13-game winning streak on Friday night.

NBA roundup: Pacers snap Cavs’ 13-game win streak

INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo scored 33 points to help the Indiana Pacers top the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-102, snapping their league-leading 13-game winning streak on Friday night.

Mavericks C Noel out indefinitely

Dallas Mavericks backup center Nerlens Noel underwent surgery on his left thumb and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Cavs’ Rose confirms he might need ankle surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose divulged that he may need ankle surgery at the mid-day shootaround prior to Friday night's road game against the Indiana Pacers.

NBA roundup: Nets rally, beat Thunder in Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Caris LeVert recorded his first career double-double with 21 points and 10 assists as the Brooklyn Nets rallied from a 16-point deficit and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-95 on Thursday night at Ciudad de Mexico Arena.

NBA roundup: Nets rally from 16 down to beat Thunder

MEXICO CITY -- Caris LeVert recorded his first career double-double with 21 points and 10 assists as the Brooklyn Nets rallied from a 16-point deficit and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-95 on Thursday night at the Global Games.

Bucks look for boost from bench vs. Mavs

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks will be hoping for a repeat performance from their bench Friday night when they play host to the Dallas Mavericks at the Bradley Center.

» Thursday, December 7, 2017

76ers trade unhappy Okafor to Nets

Jahlil Okafor no longer has to "Trust the Process."

Suns sign G James to one-year deal

The Phoenix Suns signed guard Mike James to a standard NBA contract on Thursday after his two-way deal with the team expired Wednesday night.

Thunder F George (calf) to sit out vs. Nets

Oklahoma City standout forward Paul George will miss Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City due to a bruised right calf.

NBA roundup: Cavs tie team record with 13th straight win

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored 32 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Sacramento Kings 101-95 on Wednesday to tie a team record for consecutive wins.

NBA roundup: Cavs tie team record with 13th straight win

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored 32 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Sacramento Kings 101-95 to tie a team record for consecutive wins on Wednesday.

» Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Celtics SG Brown, PF Morris to sit out vs. Mavericks

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics were missing forwards Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris for Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

Hornets coach Clifford takes leave to address health

Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford is stepping away from the team to address his health and will miss an undetermined amount of time, the club announced Wednesday.

NBA roundup: Wizards’ Beal pours in 51

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Bradley Beal scored a career-high 51 points as the Washington Wizards trounced the Portland Trail Blazers 106-92 Tuesday night.

» Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NBA notebook: Warriors’ Curry out at least two weeks

Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined at least two weeks with a sprained right ankle, the team announced Tuesday.

Knicks G Hardaway sidelined at least two weeks

New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., the team's second-leading scorer, will be sidelined for at least two weeks because of a "stress injury" in his lower left leg, the team announced Tuesday.

Warriors G Curry (ankle) will miss at least two weeks

Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined at least two weeks with a sprained right ankle, the team announced Tuesday.

Kawhi not? Spurs’ Leonard could return this week

San Antonio Spurs All-Star small forward Kawhi Leonard still doesn't know when he will make his season debut.

Warriors G Curry (ankle) ruled out vs. Hornets

Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Charlotte Hornets due to the ankle injury he suffered on Monday.

NBA roundup: Cavaliers win 12th straight

CHICAGO -- Kevin Love scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and LeBron James finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their 12th straight game with a 113-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

» Monday, December 4, 2017

Warriors G Livingston suspended, official disciplined

Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston has been suspended one game by the NBA and Courtney Kirkland has been removed from the NBA's officiating rotation for one week following their roles in an on-court altercation, the league announced Monday.

NBA roundup: Rockets set road-streak record

LOS ANGELES -- James Harden scored 36 points and handed out nine assists, and the Houston Rockets won their sixth consecutive road game with a 118-95 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

» Sunday, December 3, 2017

NBA roundup: Warriors pull away from Heat

MIAMI -- Stephen Curry scored 30 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 123-95 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Davis to miss Pelicans’ game versus Warriors

New Orleans Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Golden State Warriors due to his left pelvis injury.

NBA roundup: Irving leads Celtics past Suns

BOSTON -- Kyrie Irving scored five of his 19 points in the final 1:53 to help stop a Phoenix comeback and allow the Boston Celtics to escape with a 116-111 victory over the Suns on Saturday.

» Saturday, December 2, 2017

NBA roundup: Irving leads Celtics past Suns

BOSTON -- Kyrie Irving scored five of his 19 points in the final 1:53 to help stop a Phoenix comeback and allow the Boston Celtics to escape with a 116-111 victory over the Suns on Saturday.

Clippers G Rivers fined for using profanity toward fan

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA Saturday for directing inappropriate comments towards a fan.

» Friday, December 1, 2017

NBA roundup: George rescues Thunder in win vs. Timberwolves

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder's troublesome trend of letting second-half leads disappear looked like it was going to show itself again.

Cavaliers G Shumpert undergoes knee surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday and will miss six to eight weeks, according to the team.

Cavaliers’ James, Rockets’ Harden earn NBA monthly honors

LeBron James was named the NBA's Player of the Month for the 35th time in his career when he earned the honor announced Friday for games played during October and November.

NBA roundup: Cavs clip Hawks for 10th straight win

ATLANTA -- Cleveland's defense wasn't what it had been during most of its winning streak, but a season-best 18 3-pointers in 39 attempts were enough to carry the Cavaliers past the Atlanta Hawks 121-114 on Thursday for their 10th consecutive victory.

NBA roundup: Cavs clip Hawks for 10th straight win

ATLANTA -- Cleveland's defense wasn't what it had been during most of its winning streak, but a season-best 18 3-pointers in 39 attempts were enough to carry the Cavaliers past the Atlanta Hawks 121-114 on Thursday for their 10th consecutive victory.