NBA Basketball
Scoreboard| Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions

More NBA News

More News | Wire

Ailing James questionable vs. Bulls

(Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James did not attend Cleveland's morning shootaround and is questionable to play against the Chicago Bulls because of an illness.

James stayed at home to rest on Saturday while his teammates went through a light workout at the team's training complex in Independence. James, who is having another MVP-caliber season, has missed three games this season.

Richard Jefferson could start for the defending NBA champions if James is unable to play. Chicago beat Cleveland 106-94 when the teams met on Jan. 4.


DeRozan has 43, Raptors rally by Celtics

TORONTO (AP) New talent helped the Toronto Raptors, though a familiar face pushed them over the finish line.

Fresh off starting in last weekend's All-Star Game, and with Kyle Lowry out with a right wrist injury, DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points to lead Toronto back from a 17-point deficit to a 107-97 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.


Spurs best Clippers, spoil Paul's return

LOS ANGELES (AP) With Kawhi Leonard in foul trouble for the first time all season, the San Antonio Spurs still kept it together.

They 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.


Lowry out indefinitely with wrist injury

TORONTO (AP) Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has a right wrist injury that could sideline him for an extended period.

Coach Dwane Casey announced before the game against the Boston Celtics on Friday night that the All-Star guard would miss the contest after having X-rays and would have further evaluation over the weekend.


76ers' Simmons won't debut this season

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) Ben Simmons won't make his NBA debut this season.

His surgically repaired right foot hasn't healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday.


Cavs' Love expected back for playoffs

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love expects to be ready for the NBA playoffs in April after "very minor" knee surgery.

Doctors removed "loose bodies" from his left knee Feb. 14 and have told the All-Star he will need six weeks to recover. Love expects to have the stitches taken out this weekend, and he believes he's on schedule to return in late March.


Westbrook has 17-18-17 in rout of Lakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook connected with his new teammates immediately.

Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 on Friday night.


Beal nets 40 but Wizards fall to Sixers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Richaun Holmes was the forgotten big man until now.

Holmes had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to help the depleted Philadelphia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards 120-112 on Friday night.


Heat handle Hawks, continue playoff push

ATLANTA (AP) Tyler Johnson looked past his team-leading points on a stat sheet which told the story of Miami's productive night.

Johnson scored 23 points and the resurgent Heat helped add new life to their playoff hopes by beating the Atlanta Hawks 108-90 on Friday night.


Pacers top Grizzlies to end 6-game skid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George noticed the noise, even before perhaps the loudest ovation he's received all season during player introductions.

The Pacers kept him at the trade deadline and fans made it clear that was the result they wanted.

Sports Data Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.