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  • George Karl remains the Kings coach _ for now

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — George Karl remains the coach of the Sacramento Kings — for now. General manager Vlade Divac says in a statement Tuesday that Karl “is our coach and we’re collectively working through…

  • Marv Albert gets contract extension to call NBA on TNT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran announcer Marv Albert has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with TNT to call NBA games. Albert will no longer work the NCAA Tournament under the new deal announced Tuesday.…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Tuesday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG San Antonio 7 (193½) at MIAMI at NEW YORK 1½ (207) Washington Boston 4½ (208½) at MILWAUKEE at DALLAS 2 (184½) Utah at GOLDEN STATE 14½ (230½) Houston COLLEGE…

  • Durant, Thunder pull away to beat Suns 122-106

    PHOENIX (AP) — Once Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant found his shot, it was all over for slumping Phoenix. The man the Suns’ P.J. Tucker called “the best scorer on the planet probably” scored 25…

  • Lillard has 33 to lead Blazers past Grizzlies 112-106

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — C.J. McCollum struggled with his shooting until overtime when a trio of field goals provided Portland with a winning boost. McCollum had six of his 21 points in overtime, Damian Lillard…

  • Pelicans snap 4-game skid with easy win over Wolves

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mired in a four-game losing streak and sinking further out of contention in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans were in desperate need of a confidence builder. The Minnesota Timberwolves seemed…

  • Vucevic leads Magic comeback for 117-110 OT win over Hawks

    ATLANTA (AP) — A big comeback gave the Orlando Magic their second win over the Hawks in two days and renewed belief they can stage a similar rally in their season. Nikola Vucevic scored 25…

  • Johnson hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Nets beat Nuggets 105-104

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson has been known as a clutch player during his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets and he came through again Monday night. Johnson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Nets…

  • Redick leads Clippers to 98-92 OT victory over 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers struggled until it mattered most. J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed…

  • Raptors beat Pistons 103-89, have won 14 of 15

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When Andre Drummond’s shot from about 80 feet dropped straight through the net to end the third quarter, Toronto’s lead was down to five points, and it looked like this…

  • James, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings 120-100

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season. The four-time MVP got there in three quarters Monday night. James scored 21 points to go along with 10…

  • George’s big finish leads Pacers past Lakers 89-87

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant gave Indiana Pacers fans one last thrill Monday night. Paul George made sure there was no Hollywood finish for one of the game’s biggest stars. After Bryant made three straight…

  • Walker scores 30 as Hornets beat Bulls, 108-91

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are finally close to being 100 percent healthy again, and are working their way back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Kemba Walker scored 30 points as the…

  • Redick leads Clippers to 98-92 OT victory over 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over…

  • Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis gets interim job

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.…