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  • NBA Calendar

    Jan. 5 — 10-day contracts can be signed. Jan. 10 — Contracts guaranteed for rest of season. Feb. 13-15 — All-Star weekend, New York. Feb. 19 — Trade deadline (3 p.m. EST). April 15 — Last day of regular season. April 18 — Playoffs begin.

  • Former NBA center Milicic loses kickboxing debut

    NOVI SAD, Serbia (AP) — Former NBA center Darko Milicic, a 7-foot Serb who spent 10 years with various teams after being the second overall pick in the 2003 draft behind LeBron James, has lost his first kickboxing fight. The 29-year-old Milicic sustained a bloody cut on his left leg in the first round of…

  • Snyder learning that there’s never enough time

    MIAMI (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder provides an inside look. ___ Quin Snyder looks the same now as he did…

  • Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr could only shake his head and grin while Kevin Durant put on the best performance of his young season in the first half. Kerr and the Warriors were a lot happier they didn’t have to deal with Durant in the second half. Stephen Curry had…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Thursday, December 18, 2014 Team Offense G Pts Avg Dallas 27 2973 110.1 Golden State 25 2687 107.5 Toronto 26 2789 107.3 L.A. Clippers 25 2662 106.5 Phoenix 27 2823 104.6 Boston 23 2403 104.5 New Orleans 25 2578 103.1 Cleveland 24 2473 103.0 Memphis 25 2576 103.0 Atlanta 25 2575 103.0…

  • Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle. Durant scored a season-high 30 points on 10-for-13 shooting in a spectacular first…

  • Thunder-Warriors, Box

    OKLAHOMA CITY (109) Durant 10-13 5-7 30, Ibaka 5-8 0-0 12, Adams 3-4 0-1 6, Westbrook 11-30 8-12 33, Roberson 4-8 1-2 10, Perkins 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 2-7 0-0 4, Morrow 2-4 0-0 4, Jackson 2-8 0-0 4, Lamb 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 41-86 16-24 109. GOLDEN STATE (114) Barnes 5-11 0-0 12, Green…

  • Thunder-Warriors, Box

    OKLAHOMA CITY (109) Durant 10-13 5-7 30, Ibaka 5-8 0-0 12, Adams 3-4 0-1 6, Westbrook 11-30 8-12 33, Roberson 4-8 1-2 10, Perkins 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 2-7 0-0 4, Morrow 2-4 0-0 4, Jackson 2-8 0-0 4, Lamb 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 41-86 16-24 109. GOLDEN STATE (114) Barnes 5-11 0-0 12, Green…

  • Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle. Durant scored a season-high 30 points on 10-for-13 shooting in a spectacular first…

  • Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings 108-107

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled DeMarcus Cousins’ return to the struggling Sacramento Kings with a 108-107 victory Thursday night. With their inside game lacking due to missing players, the Bucks shot well from the perimeter for much of the night in winning their third in four…

  • Durant leaves Thunder game with ankle injury

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant did not return for the second half against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night after twisting his right ankle. The Thunder said Durant had a mild right ankle sprain. The reigning NBA MVP grabbed his ankle after stepping on Marreese Speights’ left foot while…

  • Bucks-Kings, Box

    MILWAUKEE (108) Antetokounmpo 4-5 3-4 11, O’Bryant 2-4 2-2 6, Pachulia 2-7 3-6 7, Knight 6-16 5-6 20, Mayo 7-13 2-2 19, Dudley 7-10 3-3 19, Middleton 0-3 1-2 1, Bayless 6-12 2-2 17, Marshall 3-5 0-0 8. Totals 37-75 21-27 108. SACRAMENTO (107) Gay 9-15 1-2 20, Thompson 1-3 1-4 3, Cousins 8-12 11-13…

  • Bucks-Kings, Box

    MILWAUKEE (108) Antetokounmpo 4-5 3-4 11, O’Bryant 2-4 2-2 6, Pachulia 2-7 3-6 7, Knight 6-16 5-6 20, Mayo 7-13 2-2 19, Dudley 7-10 3-3 19, Middleton 0-3 1-2 1, Bayless 6-12 2-2 17, Marshall 3-5 0-0 8. Totals 37-75 21-27 108. SACRAMENTO (107) Gay 9-15 1-2 20, Thompson 1-3 1-4 3, Cousins 8-12 11-13…

  • Davis scores 30, leads New Orleans over Houston

    HOUSTON (AP) — Anthony Davis knew he’d have to be aggressive with Tyreke Evans out with an injury to give New Orleans a chance against the Houston Rockets. He did just that, and it helped the Pelicans to a win. Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Pelicans to a…

  • Butler scores 35, Bulls beat Knicks 103-97

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a game missing Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, it was Jimmy Butler who played like a star. Butler scored a career-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 103-97 on Thursday night. “All I can say is thank God for Jimmy Butler,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said.…