Latest National Basketball Association News

Suns get big night from bench, cruise past Heat 106-86

Apr. 14, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 13 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns got 65 points from their bench on the way to a 106-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Cam Payne banked a layup high off the glass with less than a second left to give the Suns...

NBA-leading Jazz deal Thunder seventh straight loss, 106-96

Apr. 14, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic knew the Jazz would look to him to take a leading role with three of Utah's primary players out. Bogdanovic scored 23 points and Donovan Mitchell added 22 as the Utah Jazz beat the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder 106-96 on Tuesday...

Kuzma nets 24, lifts Lakers past short-handed Hornets 101-93

Apr. 13, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Frank Vogel isn't complaining about the Los Angeles Lakers finishing a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 record. “I think all of our guys are really fatigued right now,” the Lakers' second-year head coach said. “We are stretched really thin...

George dominates Pacers, leads Clippers to 6th straight win

Apr. 13, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George continued to dominate his former team by scoring 36 points on Tuesday night and leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 126-115 victory at Indiana. The Clippers have won six straight. George also had seven rebounds and...

Bogdanovic, Capela lead Hawks past Raptors 107-103

Apr. 13, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 23 points, Clint Capela added 19 points and 21 rebounds, and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors 107-103 on Tuesday night for their seventh win in eight games. “Our depth is something we talked about when...

Durant, Nets top Wolves 127-97 in makeup game after shooting

Apr. 13, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The show in Minnesota went on, the day after raw emotion from a fatal police shooting of a local Black man was too strong to play. Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets made quick work of the Timberwolves, even if focus was harder to come by than usual....

Warriors promote Brandon Schneider to president and COO

Apr. 13, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the past decade, Brandon Schneider watched every leader among the Golden State Warriors to see how they all operated. From the small organizational staff meetings to the big decisions, he soaked in everything he could. The Warriors promoted the...

Thunder sign forward Gabriel Deck

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Gabriel Deck to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Deck, a 6-foot-8 forward who played for Argentina at the 2016 Olympics, spent the last three...

Creighton star Zegarowski says he's declaring for NBA draft

Apr. 13, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Zegarowski announced Tuesday he is leaving Creighton and declaring for the NBA draft, the biggest name in an exodus that started after the Bluejays' run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Zegarowski was one of the top point guards in the nation,...

Bobby 'Slick' Leonard, 88, Pacers Hall of Fame coach, dies

Apr. 13, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby “Slick” Leonard was selected as the ABA’s greatest coach. Hall of Fame player George McGinnis considered him a genius. On Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers announced that the man who led them to three ABA championships during a Hall of Fame...