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

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard sparked a second-quarter outburst for the Portland Trail Blazers and finished with 31 points and nine assists in a 116-103 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Maurice…

  • 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…

  • Cousins, Collison lead Kings past 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Sacramento Kings hope a win and some rest will help quiet the noise that has been surrounding the team lately. DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Darren Collison…

  • Grizzlies rout Nets in 1st game since Gasol’s broken foot

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tough couple days gave way to an easy night for the Memphis Grizzlies. Mike Conley scored 20 points, Jeff Green had 12 of his 18 in the third quarter, and…

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

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from 18 points down to stun the Toronto Raptors 117-112 on Wednesday night. Canadian star Andrew Wiggins scored…

  • Leonard lifts Spurs to 98-96 win over the Magic

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs can do no wrong this season and the Orlando Magic can’t seem to do much right. The Spurs rallied from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to beat…

  • Kobe reflects on LeBron before final matchup in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kobe Bryant remembers giving a pair of his sneakers to LeBron James as a gift and offering the teenager some advice. The years in between have passed in a blur. On his…