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  • Heat’s Hassan Whiteside banned a game for throwing elbow

    NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game without pay for his elbow to the head of San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic. The punishment was announced Thursday by…

  • LeBron donates uniforms to Toronto-area school teams

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James crossed the Canadian border to dish out an All-Star assist. The Cavaliers forward surprised school kids in Toronto by giving them new team uniforms on Thursday, a giveaway sponsored by…

  • Health scare over, Bosh ready to enjoy another All-Star trip

    TORONTO (AP) — Chris Bosh sees no need to reflect on where he was at this time last year. Physically, mentally and emotionally, he moved past it all long ago. The tubes stuck into the…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Thursday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at OKLAHOMA CITY 11½ (218½) New Orleans at MILWAUKEE 1 (212½) Washington COLLEGE BASKETBALL Thursday FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at SYRACUSE 3 Florida St at TOWSON ST 3 Northeastern UCONN…

  • Sports on TV

    BC-TV SportsWatch All Times Eastern Friday, Feb. 12 AUTO RACING 5 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited, practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 6:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited,…

  • Lillard scores 31 as surging Blazers beat Rockets 116-103

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Houston Rockets are “broken,” according to their coach and star player. The Portland Trail Blazers are in the middle of their best run of basketball all season. When they went…

  • Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns 112-104

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Golden State-Phoenix mismatch wasn’t the blowout most expected, just another routine Warriors victory. Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Warriors stormed into the…

  • Timberwolves come back from 18 down to stun Raptors, 117-112

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were rolling, beating up on a young Minnesota team when maybe, just maybe, their thoughts drifted to the party that awaits them back home this weekend. That’s when the…

  • Davis, Pelicans snap Jazz’s 7-game win streak, 100-96

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis wasn’t about to leave the court with any regrets. Davis had missed eight of his first 13 shots, but the score was tied as New Orleans’ game against Utah…

  • Celtics rally late, overtake Clippers in overtime 139-134

    BOSTON (AP) — The way the Boston Celtics are scoring right now, they may want to try bottling a little of it before they leave for the All-Star break. Whatever it is, it has the…

  • Kobe, LeBron share court as Cavaliers beat Lakers 120-111

    CLEVELAND (AP) — With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. One on one. “It was just a lot of mutual respect,” James…

  • Teague, Horford lead Hawks over Bulls 113-90

    CHICAGO (AP) — Al Horford set the tone with a strong start and got plenty of help. More important, Atlanta hit the All-Star break on a winning note after two tough losses. Horford scored 16…

  • Nuggets hold off short-handed Pistons 103-92

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Will Barton lifted the Denver Nuggets with another impressive fourth quarter. Barton scored 15 of his 20 points in the final period, and the Nuggets held off the depleted Detroit…

  • OKC Thunder assistant coach’s wife dies after car accident

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams died Wednesday evening at a hospital from injuries suffered in a car crash, police said. The 44-year-old Ingrid Williams was involved…

  • Hornets take advantage of Pacers’ poor defense in 117-95 win

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb got a chance to reminisce Wednesday night. With Walker exploiting open lanes to the basket and Lamb making open shots from outside, the two former college teammates…