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  • Harden scores 41, Rockets beat Nuggets in OT

    DENVER (AP) — James Harden couldn’t quite fight his way through traffic and just barely missed getting his hand in the face of Arron Afflalo as the Nuggets swingman knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end regulation. No big deal, though. Harden more than atoned in overtime. Harden scored eight of his 41 points in…

  • Clippers edge Pacers for 102-100 win

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense, and DeAndre Jordan’s unyielding effort on the glass at both ends of the court, ultimately was the deciding factor for the Los Angeles Clippers in a grueling victory over the struggling Indiana Pacers. Blake Griffin had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Jordan added 23 rebounds and 15 points, and the…

  • Aldridge, Trail Blazers rally to beat Bucks 104-97

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thomas Robinson was rewarded with a standing ovation during his very first NBA start. Robinson had 15 points and 16 rebounds while starting in place of injured center Robin Lopez, sparking the Portland Trail Blazers to a 104-97 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. “I was a little nervous,”…

  • Rockets-Nuggets, Box

    HOUSTON (115) Ariza 4-15 2-3 13, Motiejunas 7-13 1-3 18, Howard 7-16 10-15 24, Beverley 3-9 6-6 12, Harden 11-21 18-21 41, Black 1-3 0-0 2, Canaan 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 2-6 0-0 5, Dorsey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 37-48 115. DENVER (111) Chandler 8-17 2-2 23, Faried 5-12 1-2 11, Mozgov 0-3 1-2…

  • Rockets-Nuggets, Box

    HOUSTON (115) Ariza 4-15 2-3 13, Motiejunas 7-13 1-3 18, Howard 7-16 10-15 24, Beverley 3-9 6-6 12, Harden 11-21 18-21 41, Black 1-3 0-0 2, Canaan 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 2-6 0-0 5, Dorsey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 37-48 115. DENVER (111) Chandler 8-17 2-2 23, Faried 5-12 1-2 11, Mozgov 0-3 1-2…

  • Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies ended years of frustration in San Antonio, and had to play late into the night to do it. Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and Memphis overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the Spurs on Wednesday. The…

  • Mack leads surging Hawks to blowout in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers’ largest loss of the season didn’t sit well with coach David Blatt. “That was embarrassing, how we played,” he said after the Atlanta Hawks routed Cleveland 127-98 on Wednesday night. “I apologize to all the good fans who came out here. Really, just a poor, poor performance.” Shelvin Mack scored…

  • Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

    BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Boston Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Brandon Bass scored 18 points, and Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger each finished with 16. Kelly Olynyk added 15 points for Boston,…

  • Parsons scores 32, Mavs beat Pistons 117-106

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 32 points and Monta Ellis added 25 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 117-106 Wednesday night. Parsons fell two points short of a career high as he helped the Mavericks win a second road game in two nights. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 18 points…

  • Magic-Celtics, Box

    ORLANDO (92) Harris 5-9 7-8 17, Frye 4-9 2-2 13, Vucevic 9-19 0-0 18, Fournier 6-14 1-2 13, Oladipo 3-12 0-0 7, B.Gordon 2-7 0-0 4, Payton 3-5 0-0 6, O’Quinn 4-6 3-3 11, Harkless 1-3 0-0 3, Nicholson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-85 13-15 92. BOSTON (109) J.Green 6-14 2-3 16, Sullinger 7-13 0-0…

  • Magic-Celtics, Box

    ORLANDO (92) Harris 5-9 7-8 17, Frye 4-9 2-2 13, Vucevic 9-19 0-0 18, Fournier 6-14 1-2 13, Oladipo 3-12 0-0 7, B.Gordon 2-7 0-0 4, Payton 3-5 0-0 6, O’Quinn 4-6 3-3 11, Harkless 1-3 0-0 3, Nicholson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-85 13-15 92. BOSTON (109) J.Green 6-14 2-3 16, Sullinger 7-13 0-0…

  • Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

    BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Boston Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Brandon Bass scored 18 points, and Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger each finished with 16. Kelly Olynyk added 15 points for Boston,…

  • Parsons scores 32, Mavs beat Pistons 117-106

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 32 points and Monta Ellis added 25 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 117-106 Wednesday night. Parsons fell two points short of a career high as he helped the Mavericks win a second road game in two nights. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 18 points…

  • Thomas, Dragic lead Suns over Hornets, 111-106

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Reserve Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points, Goran Dragic had 20 and the Phoenix Suns snapped a six-game losing streak with a 111-106 victory over the struggling Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Thomas was 7 of 13 from the field and had two key free throws in the final minute as Phoenix…

  • Suns-Hornets, Box

    PHOENIX (111) Tucker 1-3 2-2 4, Mark.Morris 6-10 0-0 13, Len 5-6 0-0 10, G.Dragic 8-17 3-3 20, Bledsoe 5-15 4-4 15, Plumlee 1-2 0-0 2, Marc.Morris 4-5 0-0 8, Thomas 7-13 6-10 23, Green 6-11 1-2 16. Totals 43-82 16-21 111. CHARLOTTE (106) Kidd-Gilchrist 3-8 0-3 6, Zeller 2-4 3-4 7, Jefferson 13-22 2-2…