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  • Clippers sign Jordan Hamilton to 2nd 10-day contract

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed forward Jordan Hamilton to a second 10-day contract. Hamilton has averaged 3.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.3 assists in four games for the team. He…

  • Blazers likely to look to Afflalo in Matthews’ absence

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wesley Matthews is confident the Trail Blazers will be fine without him. Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon early in the third quarter of Portland’s 94-75 victory over the Dallas Mavericks…

  • Vucevic, 4 others out for Magic’s matchup with Kings

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Magic starting center Nik Vucevic and four others are sidelined with injuries for Orlando’s game Friday night against the Sacramento Kings. Vucevic is sitting with a sore left ankle, his seventh…

  • Raptors G Lowry back in starting lineup vs Hornets

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey says guard Kyle Lowry will play against the Charlotte Hornets after missing the last three games because of nagging injuries and fatigue. Casey said before Friday…

  • Weekend Time Schedule

    Saturday Times EST TOP 25 BASKETBALL Men No. 1 Kentucky vs. Florida, 2 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at No. 16 Louisville, 6:30 p.m. No. 3 Duke at No. 19 North Carolina, 9 p.m. No. 4…

  • Utah Jazz sign 2 to 10-day contracts

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have signed Bryce Cotton and Jerrelle Benimon to 10-day contracts. The team announced the moves Friday. Cotton signed his second consecutive 10-day contract with the team. The…

  • Bucks sign forward Chris Johnson to 10-day contract

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Forward Chris Johnson is returning to the NBA after signing a 10-day contract on Friday with the Milwaukee Bucks following brief stints with two other teams this season. The 24-year-old Johnson most…

  • NBA Calendar

    April 15 — Last day of regular season. April 18 — Playoffs begin. April 26 — NBA draft early entry eligibility deadline (11:59 p.m. EDT). May 12-17 — NBA draft combine. May 19 — Draft…

  • Portland’s Matthews ruptures Achilles, out for season

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in Portland’s game against Dallas on Thursday night and is out for the season. Matthews was running with the ball when…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Thursday, March 5, 2015 Team Offense G Pts Avg Golden State 59 6489 110.0 L.A. Clippers 62 6597 106.4 Phoenix 62 6550 105.6 Dallas 63 6598 104.7 Toronto 61 6380 104.6 Houston…

  • Blazers win fifth straight with 94-75 victory over Mavericks

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mood was somber in the Trail Blazers’ locker room following their victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The win had come at a cost, with Wesley Matthews lost for the season…

  • Mavericks-Trail Blazers, Box

    DALLAS (75) Jefferson 4-6 0-0 9, Nowitzki 5-13 0-0 10, Chandler 1-4 2-2 4, Ellis 5-20 2-2 12, Rondo 5-13 0-0 10, Aminu 2-5 0-0 5, Harris 3-8 1-2 7, Barea 2-8 0-0 4, Stoudemire…

  • Mavericks-Trail Blazers, Box

    DALLAS (75) Jefferson 4-6 0-0 9, Nowitzki 5-13 0-0 10, Chandler 1-4 2-2 4, Ellis 5-20 2-2 12, Rondo 5-13 0-0 10, Aminu 2-5 0-0 5, Harris 3-8 1-2 7, Barea 2-8 0-0 4, Stoudemire…

  • E’Twaun Moore lifts Bulls past Westbrook, Thunder

    CHICAGO (AP) — E’Twaun Moore finished off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Thunder 108-105 on Thursday…

  • Announcer Craig Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline

    CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia. The sideline reporter worked the Chicago Bulls’ victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder for TNT,…