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  • Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw with team in slide

    DENVER (AP) — Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke huddle with a chant of “1-2-3 … Six weeks,” interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a season gone sour. Brian Shaw didn’t…

  • A trying Heat season now hitting the stretch run

    MIAMI (AP) — To say the Miami Heat have been presented with a new problem every day since last season ended, that would be an exaggeration. But not by much. For the Heat, strange has…

  • Kings bring back former player Divac in front-office role

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former fan favorite Vlade Divac has rejoined the Sacramento Kings as vice president of basketball and franchise operations, a job that will include advising the front office and coaching staff. The…

  • Thunder’s Durant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Thunder coach Scott Brooks made the announcements…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster today despite a record day on Wall Street after Australia left interest rates unchanged and…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Monday, March 2, 2015 Team Offense G Pts Avg Golden State 58 6387 110.1 L.A. Clippers 61 6504 106.6 Phoenix 61 6445 105.7 Dallas 62 6523 105.2 Toronto 60 6268 104.5 Houston…

  • Jefferson keys 3rd-quarter spurt, Mavs beat Pelicans 102-93

    DALLAS (AP) — Richard Jefferson has made the most of his rare opportunities to start this season for the Dallas Mavericks. Jefferson tied his season high with 16 points, seven during a 16-0 Dallas run…

  • Paul has 26 and 14 as Clippers outlast Timberwolves 110-105

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The road-weary Los Angeles Clippers were getting outrun by the younger Minnesota Timberwolves and found themselves in danger of splitting a tough four-game trip. That’s when Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan locked…

  • Dragic scores 21, Heat beat Suns 115-98 as tensions run high

    MIAMI (AP) — Making no effort to downplay how much this win meant to him, Goran Dragic thanked the Miami Heat for his birthday present. His birthday, by the way, is on May 6. Had…

  • Teletovic feels good after blood clots, aims to play in July

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic, out for the rest of the season after he was diagnosed with multiple blood clots in his lungs, said Monday he expects to be able to…

  • Jack’s jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him. Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Curry’s stirring…

  • Suns-Heat, Box

    PHOENIX (98) Tucker 8-13 3-4 20, Mark.Morris 6-10 0-3 13, Len 4-9 2-2 10, Bledsoe 6-10 7-11 20, Knight 3-12 5-6 13, Marc.Morris 3-12 4-8 11, Green 1-7 0-0 3, Goodwin 0-1 2-2 2, Barron…

  • Suns-Heat, Box

    PHOENIX (98) Tucker 8-13 3-4 20, Mark.Morris 6-10 0-3 13, Len 4-9 2-2 10, Bledsoe 6-10 7-11 20, Knight 3-12 5-6 13, Marc.Morris 3-12 4-8 11, Green 1-7 0-0 3, Goodwin 0-1 2-2 2, Barron…

  • Pelicans-Mavericks, Box

    NEW ORLEANS (93) Pondexter 2-5 0-0 6, Cunningham 6-15 0-0 12, Asik 1-3 0-0 2, Evans 6-14 4-4 17, Gordon 4-11 6-6 18, Cole 8-12 1-2 19, Babbitt 1-3 1-2 4, Ajinca 6-9 1-2 13,…

  • Pelicans-Mavericks, Box

    NEW ORLEANS (93) Pondexter 2-5 0-0 6, Cunningham 6-15 0-0 12, Asik 1-3 0-0 2, Evans 6-14 4-4 17, Gordon 4-11 6-6 18, Cole 8-12 1-2 19, Babbitt 1-3 1-2 4, Ajinca 6-9 1-2 13,…