Basketball

Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll…

Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers

Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka get 1-game suspensions…

Chicago's Robin Lopez and Toronto's Serge Ibaka have both been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for fighting

Report: Sixers’ Joel Embiid 'Very Likely' to Ha…

Sixers center Joel Embiid is likely to have knee surgery for his torn meniscus, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.

Sacramento Kings' Ty Lawson denies violating DUI probation

Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson has denied that he violated his probation in a Colorado drunken driving case by drinking and failing to complete community service

Warriors get 28th road win with 112-87 win over…

Klay Thompson had 23 points with five 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-87 on Tuesday night

Jerry Krause, Bulls' GM during 1990s dynasty…

Former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause has died at the age of 77

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LeBron James Warns LaVar Ball

LeBron doesn't respond much to haters, but nobody, not even LaVar Ball, should mention his kids

Gobert scores career-high 35, Jazz beat Knicks 108-101

Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and snagged 13 rebounds as the Utah Jazz rallied from down 13 to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101

'If you can play, play': Chris Bosh speaks on…

Chris Bosh speaks to The Associated Press about the rest-or-play debate and how he's coping while not playing this season

Harden hits layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift…

James Harden drove the length of the floor for a layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets over the Denver Nuggets 125-124

Adam Silver Urges Team Owners to Get Involved in…

NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to team owners Monday about the practice of resting star players, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports.

Antetokounmpo's 32 points lead Bucks over Kings,

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the streaking Milwaukee Bucks, who cruised to a 116-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings

Curry shoves, Thompson shoots and Warriors roll…

Klay Thompson scored 34 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-95 in a heated matchup filled with trash talking, physical play and technical fouls

Silver tells NBA team owners to take note of rest…

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has sent a memo to the league's board of governors, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league."

Nuggets cruise past Cavs 126-113

Denver Nuggets rebound from two tough last-second losses to Houston for a 126-113 signature win over the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Back from injury, Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top…

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference

Thomas scores 25; Celtics stay hot at home with 109-100 win

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 109-100 for their fifth win in six games

Mirotic scores season-high 28, Bulls beat Pistons 117-95

Nikola Mirotic scored a season-high 28 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 117-95 in a matchup between struggling teams fighting for a playoff spot

Beal, Wall lead Wizards to 104-100 win over Hawks

Bradley Beal scored 28 points and John Wall added all 22 of his in the second half to help the Washington Wizards to a 104-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Hornets rally in the fourth quarter for 109-102 win

Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Marco Belinelli came off the bench to add 20 as the Charlotte Hornets pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat Orlando 109-102

Paul leads Clippers in blowout, watches end with young son

Chris Paul scored 27 points before watching the end of a blowout with his young son on the bench, and the Clippers beat the Lakers 133-109 for yet another win in the battle of Los Angeles

Middleton has 26 and Bucks beat the Blazers 93-90

Khris Middleton scored 26 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Portland Trail Blazers for a 93-90 victory

Leonard, Aldridge help Spurs outlast Timberwolves

Kawhi Leonard scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and hit the go-ahead jumper with 54 seconds to play to help the San Antonio Spurs to a 100-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

Cousins dominates as Pelicans beat Grizzlies 95-82

DeMarcus Cousins enjoyed his most prolific performance yet with the Pelicans with 41 points and 17 rebounds, and New Orleans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-82

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Whiteside gets hurt late, leads Heat past Suns, 112-97

Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points before getting hurt and the Miami Heat easily topped the Phoenix Suns 112-97, moving back into a top-eight spot in the East

Raptors snap 11-game losing against Bulls with 122-120 win

DeMar DeRozan had 42 points, and the Toronto Raptors snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls by rallying for a 122-120 overtime win

Lopez's jumper at buzzer gives Nets 98-96 win over Pistons

Brook Lopez made a jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons