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  • Nuggets rally for win after Bulls lose Butler to injury

    DENVER (AP) — Chicago lost All-Star Jimmy Butler, and then the game. An impressive rally by Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets pushed aside the Bulls. Gallinari scored 33 points Friday night, and Denver stormed…

  • Spurs hand Mavs largest halftime deficit in 116-90 blowout

    DALLAS (AP) — A large San Antonio contingent in the Dallas crowd chanted “go, Spurs, go” during a timeout with the Mavericks on their way to the biggest halftime deficit in franchise history. The home…

  • Jazz pull away in fourth quarter for 84-81 win over Bucks

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz struggled offensively for the second straight game. Once again, it didn’t matter. Rodney Hood scored 23 points and the Jazz pulled away late in an 84-81 victory…

  • Green scores 16 points and Grizzlies hold off Knicks 91-85

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Green made the New York Knicks pay for some missed shots late, and the Memphis Grizzlies rolled to another victory. Green scored 16 points, including two free throws with 6.2…

  • Johnson, Nets have season-best night in beating Kings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson and the Nets kept pouring it on in their best performance of the season, though the Kings’ problems went beyond their defense. DeMarcus Cousins just wouldn’t say what —…

  • Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off the improbable. Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner…

  • Whiteside gets triple-double as Heat hold off Hornets

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside did his part to prevent the Charlotte Hornets from scoring inside. Mix in a couple of key steals in the final seconds, and the Heat had…

  • Bulls’ Butler wheeled off court with knee injury

    DENVER (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was wheeled off the court late in the second quarter Friday night at Denver after apparently aggravating a left knee injury. Butler was fouled near the basket…

  • Millsap, Horford pace Hawks past Pacers 102-96

    ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer wasn’t terribly concerned that his team gave up 19 offensive rebounds. Not when Atlanta held on for a third straight win. “Obviously we’d like to be better, but…

  • Wall’s triple-double leads Wizards to 106-94 win over 76ers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards coach Randy Wittman loved John Wall’s defensive rebounding. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown compared Wall to a Maserati. It was that kind of night for Washington’s star point guard. Wall had 18…

  • Paul, Jordan power Clippers past Magic 107-93

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers’ best players made their usual contributions Friday night. Lance Stephenson provided just enough of a boost late to ensure yet another victory. Chris Paul had 21 points…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Saturday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at HOUSTON 5 (217) Portland at CHARLOTTE 4½ (209½) Washington at INDIANA 3½ (204½) Detroit at CLEVELAND 10 (211) New Orleans at PHILADELPHIA 2 (203) Brooklyn at MEMPHIS 6…

  • Reigning dunk champ LaVine: ‘I’ve got tricks up my sleeve’

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zach LaVine came to All-Star weekend in New York last year as an under-the-radar rookie toiling away for one of the league’s worst teams. He left as the Savior of Slam after…

  • Postponed Jazz-Wizards game rescheduled for Feb. 18

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards will make up their game postponed by last month’s snowstorm on Thursday, Feb. 18. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 23 but was cancelled when…

  • Postponed Jazz-Wizards game rescheduled for Feb. 18

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards will make up their game postponed by last month’s snowstorm on Thursday, Feb. 18. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 23 but was cancelled when…