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

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

Ross provides spark for Magic in 105-86 win over Hawks

Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 14 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-86 to snap a two-game skid

Anthony's jumper gives Knicks 110-109 victory over 76ers

Carmelo Anthony made a jumper with 0.3 seconds left to give the New York Knicks a 110-109 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night

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

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

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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

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

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

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Knicks, 119-104

LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over the New York Knicks, who hung on to superstar Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose at Thursday's trade deadline

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

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