Basketball

Splash Brothers lead way for Warriors with Durant…

Stephen Curry scored 27 points on a night Kevin Durant missed his first game of the season with a hand injury, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-95 to clinch a playoff berth

Bulls benefit as James sits with strep, beat Cavs…

Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler recorded a triple-double, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 117-99 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played without LeBron James

Deron Williams Clears Waivers, Expected to Sign…

Deron Williams has cleared waivers and, according to reports, has informed the Cavaliers he will sign with them on Monday.

Harden leads Rockets past Timberwolves in 142-130 shootout

James Harden had 24 points and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 142-130 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves as both teams set season scoring highs

LeBron James to miss Cavs' game against Bulls…

LeBron James will not play in Cleveland's game against the Chicago Bulls because of an illness

Charles Barkley drops curse word on 'Inside the…

Charles Barkley accidentally curses on-air when describing the New York Knicks' play on TNT's "Inside the NBA"

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Barnes, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Pelicans 96-83

Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and nine rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks ended a three-game losing streak by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 96-83

For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline…

Trade talks were just that _ all talk _ for Ricky Rubio and many others Thursday, and those players could finally feel a sense of relief

Curry flurry: MVP's huge third quarter propels…

Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 35 points in a 3-point flurry over the final 3:37 of the third quarter, and the two-time reigning MVP also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 123-113

George ejected, Heat stay hot with 113-95 win over Pacers

Hassan Whiteside scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Dion Waiters added 22 points and the red-hot Miami Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 113-95

Mavs turn eye to future by getting Noel, waiving…

The Dallas Mavericks have made two plays for the future, acquiring big man Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers before the trading deadline and waiving veteran point guard Deron Williams to clear the way for rookie Yogi Ferrell

George stays with Pacers but wanted input on…

Paul George finished practice by laughing, joking and slapping hands with the same teammates he's played with all season

Kaminsky scores 23, Hornets end five-game losing streak

Frank Kaminsky had 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Sacramento Kings 99-85 to end a five-game losing streak

The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline…

Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose all stayed in place on NBA trade-deadline day, despite tons of speculation that they could be on the move

Bird, Kidd say don't look for OKC's Westbrook to…

Larry Bird and Jason Kidd know firsthand the all-around effort it takes to record a triple-double in the natural flow of the game, and they don't expect Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook to back off down the stretch of the regular season

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Ban Gone: South Carolina stepping into postseason

The Palmetto State is taking a prominent role in the basketball postseason for the first time in more than 15 years

Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry…

All that concern about adding Durant to Warriors' lineup? Golden State has jelled just fine

Spurs kick off rust from layoff to beat Clippers 105-97

Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points despite five fouls and the San Antonio Spurs shook off the rust from a nine-day layoff to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-97 on Friday night for their third straight win

Harris scores 25 points in Nuggets' 129-109 win over Nets

Gary Harris scored a career-high 25 points and the Denver Nuggets bounced back from successive losses to beat the Brooklyn Nets 129-109

Wade, Butler lead Bulls over Suns 128-121 in overtime

Dwyane Wade scored 23 points, Jimmy Butler added 22 and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns 128-121 in overtime Friday night

Towns, Wiggins help Wolves beat Mavericks 97-84

Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 18 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-84 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night

Hayward, Jazz take charge in lane to beat Bucks 109-95

Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Derrick Favors added 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the Milwaukee Bucks 109-95 on Friday night

Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets 116-100

Willie Cauley-Stein had a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings, playing for the first time since trading DeMarcus Cousins, beat the Denver Nuggets 116-100

Pistons rally from 18 down, beat Hornets 114-108 in OT

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 33 points, including three 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter during a pulsating Detroit rally, and the Pistons outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 114-108 in overtime

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Bosh to work on Turner Sports' "Players Only" broadcasts

Chris Bosh is heading back to the NBA, this time as an analyst