NBA matchups if league resumes season with postseason play

Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and not...

Silver says NBA will consider many ideas if play can resume

The NBA is considering an idea where some players would be quarantined or isolated for purposes of being able to compete against one another and provide basketball fans with some sort of diversion fro...

Celtics hold off Pacers, clinch 6th straight playoff spot

Marcus Smart’s leaning bank shot in the final minute gave the Celtics' the lead after the team blew a 19-point advantage, and Boston held on for a 114-111 victory Tuesday night over the Indiana Pacers...

Harden with 37; Rockets end skid in 117-111 win over 'Wolves

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 37 points and the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game skid with a 117-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. The Rockets trailed f...

Augustin scores 24 as Magic rout slumping Rockets 126-106

HOUSTON (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 24 points off the bench, Aaron Gordon added 19 and the Orlando Magic got a 126-106 win over slumping Houston on Sunday night to hand the Rockets their fourth straig...

Terry Rozier scores 24 points, Hornets beat Rockets 108-99

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 24 points and the fast-starting Charlotte Hornets beat the slumping Houston Rockets 108-99 on Saturday night. The Hornets roared ahead 20-0...

Kawhi Leonard has 25 points, Clippers rout Rockets 120-105

HOUSTON (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled over the Houston Rockets 120-105 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory. The Rockets we...

Miami's Duncan Robinson on a record path from 3-point land

MIAMI (AP) — Duncan Robinson is about to collect a whole slew of records. Most 3-pointers by any player in either of his first two NBA seasons. Most 3-pointers by a Miami Heat player...

Lillard scores 22 in return from injury, Blazers top Wizards

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 22 points in his return from a groin injury and Carmelo Anthony scored 25 as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Washington Wizards 125-104 on Wednesday night....

Fox scores 31 as Kings hold off Beal, Wizards 133-126

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 31 points and the Sacramento Kings held on after blowing a 28-point lead to beat the Washington Wizards 133-126 on Tuesday night. Bogdan...

Heat stifle Bucks, get 2nd win of season over NBA leaders

MIAMI (AP) — Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler each scored 18 points, Goran Dragic added 15 and the Miami Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-89 on Wednesday night -- moving to 2-0 against the NBA’s best tea...

Knicks hold on to end Rockets' 6-game win streak, 125-123

NEW YORK (AP) — The small-ball Rockets had big problems in New York. The Knicks bullied them on the backboards and pummeled them in the paint, making an impressive first impression o...

Beal continues scoring barrage with 34 points as Wizards win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bradley Beal takes heat for his defense. He scores big, though Washington doesn't always win when he does. He got left off the All-Star team. Right now, Beal is ...

Westbrook scores 41, Rockets beat Celtics 111-110 in OT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics managed to shut down the NBA's leading scorer for most of the second half and overtime. Just one problem. “We had a lot of attenti...

Westbrook scores 33 as Rockets rout Grizzlies 140-112

HOUSTON (AP) — On a night when the Houston Rockets scored 140 points, all anyone wanted to talk about was their defense. Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined for 63 points as...