Basketball

Cavs star forward Kevin Love sidelined with back…

Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love is sidelined with back spasms and will not play Thursday night against Phoenix

James Harden gives fan present on her 100th…

James Harden took some time out after the Rockets' 111-92 win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night to give a fan a present on a her 100th birthday

TNT to launch NBA coverage featuring ex-players

TNT will use broadcast teams featuring only former players and no traditional play-by-play men during five NBA doubleheaders later this season

Durant dazzles against former Oklahoma City team…

Kevin Durant dazzled against his old Oklahoma City team once again with a season-best 40 points on a night Russell Westbrook tallied his 21st triple-double, and the Warriors beat the Thunder in commanding fashion again with a 121-100 win Wednesday

Davis leads Pelicans past Magic 118-88

Anthony Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the Pelicans cruised past the road-weary, short-handed Orlando Magic 118-98 on Wednesday night

George helps Pacers rally past Kings 106-100 win

Paul George scored 24 points, Jeff Teague had 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers used a big second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Wednesday night

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Streaking Clippers down another All-Star with…

Chris Paul will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss six to eight weeks

As Knicks tumble again, Carmelo's future may be…

Carmelo Anthony still believes the Knicks can win and still wants to be in New York when they do

Jackson helps Pistons cruise past Hawks 118-95

Reggie Jackson scored 26 points to lead the balanced Detroit Pistons to a 118-95 victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors certainly looked ready to trade some more blows with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come June

Harden, Rockets beat Bucks 111-92

James Harden had 38 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-92 on Wednesday night

Home cooking: Wiz top Grizz 104-101, 13th win in row in DC

A vastly different team at home, the Wizards won their 13th consecutive game in Washington by holding on to edge the Memphis Grizzlies 104-101 Wednesday night behind two late layups from John Wall, who finished with 25 points and 13 assists

Rose powers slumping Knicks past Celtics 117-106

Derrick Rose matched his season high with 30 points, leading the slumping New York Knicks to a 117-106 win against the Boston Celtics

Embiid scores 26, 76ers beat Raptors 94-89

Joel Embiid scored 26 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 18 and the resurgent Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 94-89 for their seventh win in nine games

Anthony Davis' 21 points lead Pelicans past Magic 118-98

Anthony Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans cruised past the road-weary, short-handed Orlando Magic 118-98 on Wednesday night

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Walker, Hibbert lead Hornets past Blazers 107-85

Kemba Walker scored 23 points, Roy Hibbert provided a huge boost off the bench, and the Charlotte Hornets stopped a five-game slide with a 107-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers

Jokic scores 29, Nuggets hold off struggling Lakers 127-121

Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a furious late rally by the Los Angeles Lakers to hold on for a 127-121 victory

Leonard's 34 points rally Spurs past Timberwolves, 122-114

Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a strong start by the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 122-114 victory

Mavericks edge Bulls 99-98 for 3rd straight win

Wesley Matthews made a go-ahead 3-pointer from the wing with 12 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 99-98 for their first three-game winning streak of the season

DeRozan scores 36, Raptors hand Nets 11th straight loss

DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and 11 rebounds, Cory Joseph scored a career-high 33 and the Toronto Raptors beat the free-falling Brooklyn Nets 119-109

Dragic scores 21 and Heat stun Rockets, 109-103

Goran Dragic had 21 points and eight assists, Wayne Ellington scored 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat overcame another triple-double from James Harden to beat the Houston Rockets 109-103

Timberwolves kick in more $$ for arena renovations

Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor is kicking another $9-12 million into the Target Center renovation project

Johnson's big 4th quarter gives Jazz 106-101 win over Suns

Joe Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 49.8 seconds to play, and the Utah Jazz made it seven in a row over Phoenix with a 106-101 victory against the Suns

Thomas' big 4th quarter carries Celtics past Hornets, 108-98

Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and the surging Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-98 for their ninth victory in 11games

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Jokic scores career-high 30, Nuggets beat Magic 125-112

Nikola Jokic scored a career-high 30 points, Emmanuel Mudiay dished out a career-best 13 assists and the Denver Nuggets followed up their "home" win in London with another at the Pepsi Center, beating the Orlando Magic 125-112

Teague, George help Pacers hold off Pelicans 98-95

Jeff Teague fell just short of the first triple double of his career Monday, and Paul George scored 19 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the New Orleans Pelicans 98-95

Embiid strong in 4th quarter as 76ers beat Bucks 113-104

Joel Embiid scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Philadelphia 76ers won for the fourth time in five games, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 113-104 on Monday