Russell's 40 points lift Nets to 117-115 win over Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — D'Angelo Russell tied a career high with 40 points and made some huge shots down the stretch, and the Brooklyn Nets picked up an important 117-115 win over the Charlotte Hornets...

Holiday, Pelicans stunt Lakers playoff push, 128-115

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday hit five 3-pointers and scored 27 points while Anthony Davis watched from the bench, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 128-115 on Saturday night....

Pacers hold off furious Wizards rally in 119-112 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thaddeus Young scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 and the streaking Indiana Pacers held off the struggling Washington Wizards 119-112 on Saturday night. ...

James Harden out for Rockets at Warriors with flu symptoms

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden is sitting out the Houston Rockets' game against the Golden State Warriors because of flu-like symptoms. While Harden also has a strained neck, co...

Pelicans sit Davis in matchup against Lakers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — All-Star forward Anthony Davis was held out of the New Orleans Pelicans' lineup against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. It was the first meeting between ...

Rockets star Harden fined $25,000 for criticizing officials

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating. The NBA announced the penalty Saturday, two days after Harden sai...

Jusuf Nurkic scores 24, Blazers beat Sixers 130-115

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Damian Lillard had 17 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 130-115 on Saturday. ...

George hits winner, scores 45 as Thunder beat Jazz in 2OT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George floated in a basket with less than a second remaining in double-overtime, capping a 45-point night with the winning shot in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 148-147 victory...

Saric criticizes World Cup qualifying system as Croatia out

NEW YORK (AP) — Dario Saric says basketball's World Cup qualifying system "doesn't make any sense" to him after Croatia was eliminated from contention Friday. The Croatians had a str...

Jokic helps Nuggets beat Mavs as Doncic sits with sore ankle

DALLAS (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead a deep offensive effort, and the Denver Nuggets broke out in the second half to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-104 on Friday night. ...

Montrezl Harrell scores 30, Clippers beat Grizzlies 112-106

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell matched his career high with 30 points, Danilo Gallinari added 23, including 10 straight points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Memp...

Kawhi Leonard, Raptors spoil DeMar DeRozan's Toronto return

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had a go-ahead dunk with 15 seconds left and scored 25 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat his former San Antonio Spurs teammates 120-117 on Friday night, spoiling DeM...

Pistons survive Blake Griffin's ejection, top Hawks 125-122

ATLANTA (AP) — Thon Maker sank a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 16.7 seconds remaining and the Detroit Pistons overcame Blake Griffin's ejection to beat the Atlanta Hawks 125-122 on Friday night. ...

Wolves overcome Towns' first absence, beat Knicks 115-104

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 20 points, Taj Gibson added a season-high 19, and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame the first missed game of Karl-Anthony Towns' career to beat the New York Knick...

Matthews fuels rally, Pacers beat Pelicans 126-111

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored 15 of his 24 points during a third-quarter rally, Domantis Sabonis had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat ...