Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:07:25 PDT
The Golden State Warriors have created space behind them in the crowded Western Conference standings and are showing no signs of slowing down their surge up the standings. Jordan Crawford scored 19 points, Andrew Bogut had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Warriors routed the Dallas Mavericks 108-85 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Golden State (41-24) is sixth in the West, three games ahead of Dallas (38-27) and Memphis (37-26). The Warriors also are four games behind the Clippers (45-20) in the Pacific Division, with the final meeting between the teams this season looming large in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:17:23 PDT
The Memphis Grizzlies are headed on a three-game road trip with a better grip on the Western Conference's final playoff spot. Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Zach Randolph added 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 109-99 on Tuesday night. The victory kept Memphis in the conference's eighth spot with a one-game edge over the idle Phoenix Suns. ''Even though we are in, we want to be higher,'' guard Courtney Lee said.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:16:20 PDT
The shots were clanking and the frustration was mounting for J.J. Barea during a three-game shooting slump that was getting him booed off his home court with regularity. With the lowly Milwaukee Bucks hitting everything in sight, Minnesota coach Rick Adelman gave Barea some time with the Ricky Rubio in the same backcourt, and the throwback lineup helped jumpstart Barea and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Love had 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and Barea scored 19 points to lift the Timberwolves to a 112-101 victory over the Bucks on Tuesday night. After going 5 for his previous 25, Barea hit seven of 10 shots to help wake up the sluggish Wolves and Kevin Martin scored 26 points to help them finish a four-game homestand at 2-2.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:34:02 PDT
It didn't take long for the San Antonio Spurs to show the Chicago Bulls why they're leading the NBA. Manu Ginobili scored 22 points and Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, and the Spurs beat the Bulls 104-96 Tuesday night for their seventh straight win and 10th in their last 11. San Antonio jumped out to a big advantage early, taking a 38-14 lead after one quarter and going up 61-33 into halftime. That helped them improve to 24-6 on the road, the NBA's best mark away from home.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:31:22 PDT
Russell Westbrook wouldn't say he wanted payback against Patrick Beverley. During last year's playoffs, Beverley dived for the ball and ran into Westbrook's right knee as a timeout was being called, causing the injury that ended Westbrook's season and cost him about half of this season. In their first meeting since the incident, Westbrook had 24 points, seven assists and four steals to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Houston Rockets 106-98 on Tuesday night. His matchup with Westbrook highlighted a game filled with shoving, technical fouls, talking and even a flagrant foul.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:32:35 PDT
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- If the Detroit Pistons had played defense like this all season, their chances of making the playoffs might not look so remote.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:08:41 PDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Andrew Bynum provided the energy boost Indiana needed early. David West delivered all the big shots late.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:31:23 PDT
PHOENIX (AP) -- The NBA has suspended Phoenix starting forward P.J. Tucker for one game for elbowing Blake Griffin in the chin in the Suns' loss to the Clippers in Loss Angeles on Monday night.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:09:38 PDT
LeBron James set the tone pregame. Dwyane Wade took over in the fourth quarter. And the Miami Heat got a win they desperately wanted. Wade scored 13 of his 22 points in the final period and led a critical 12-0 run down the stretch, James led all scorers with 23 points and the Heat clinched a playoff spot by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:55:32 EDT
In a matchup marked by tension and tempers, OKC got a must win over Houston, 106-98.
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Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Rockets guard Patrick Beverley picked up their rivalry on Tuesday night right where it left off during the 2013 playoffs.
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Phil Jackson to the Knicks is a sexy sell, but is it a smart move? Both parties could be in for trouble.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:45:39 EDT
Why does Blake Griffin get into so many fights? The Clippers' star has become frustratingly good.
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Jimmer Fredette is hoping his second chance turns into his first opportunity to prove he belongs.
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:00:10 EDT
? Warriors coach Mark Jackson said all-star guard Stephen Curry will see some limited time against Dallas as he nurses a strained right quad. "It won't be 48, it won't be 40. Other than that, read how he's feeling," Jackson said.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:13:15 EDT
Frank Vogel is as eager as anyone to see whether Andrew Bynum can make a difference for the Indiana Pacers.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:02:08 EDT
Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the chin, it was announced Tuesday by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:10:58 EDT
? Eric Bledsoe is close to returning for the Suns -- but not tonight against the Clippers in Los Angeles. Bledsoe hasn't played since a Dec. 30 game against the Clippers at Staples Center, when he began feeling discomfort in his right knee and underwent surgery to repair damaged cartilage about a week later. Bledsoe was drafted by the Clippers 18th overall in 2010 and played his first three NBA seasons in L.A. before he was traded to Phoenix in a three-way deal that brought J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley to the Clippers. Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek said he expects Bledsoe to make his return Wednesday against visiting Cleveland.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:46:01 EDT
Kevin Garnett has been scratched from Brooklyn's lineup for its game against the Toronto Raptors.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:40:22 EDT
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is returning Monday night against the Bucks after missing two games because of a sore left ankle.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:12:57 EDT
Stephen Curry says his strained right quadriceps is slowly getting better and he is planning to start for the Golden State Warriors against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:37:00 EDT
Anthony Bennett's rough rookie season hit a new bump.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:28:29 EDT
The NBA Development League and The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) on Monday announced that MSG has acquired the right to own and operate an NBA D-League team that will play in White Plains, NY. The new team will be the NBA D-League's record 18th team and will be the exclusive affiliate of the New York Knicks, playing its home games at the Westchester County Center, approximately 30 miles north of New York City. With the purchase, the Knicks become the seventh NBA team to fully own and operate their own NBA D-League affiliate.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:21:38 EDT
The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Houston Rockets' James Harden today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 3, through Sunday, March 9.
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