Latest NBA All-Star Game News

76ers All-Star C Embiid returns from sore left knee

Mar. 10, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is starting for the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday after missing the last eight games with a sore left knee. Embiid was declared good to go against the Indiana Pacers and was playing for the first time since the All-Star Game. The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging 27.3 points...

Pau Gasol signs with NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks

Mar. 3, 2019 8:31 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pau Gasol signed with the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, two days after the 38-year-old Spanish center reached a buyout agreement with the San Antonio Spurs. The two-time NBA champion and six-time All-Star averaged 4.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 12.2 minutes in 27 games for the Spurs...

Embiid hopes to return from knee injury next week for 76ers

Mar. 2, 2019 8:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid expects to return to the lineup next week from a sore left knee that has cost him the last five games. Embiid sat out again Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors and has not played since the All-Star game. The 24-year-old Embiid...

Silver: Changes to NBA All-Star Game 'an earring on a pig'

Mar. 1, 2019 5:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he would consider shortening the regular season, but only if the league could develop something meaningful to do to replace the games — and revenue — they would be giving up. Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday,...

Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson suffers stroke

Feb. 26, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson has suffered a stroke. The 48-year-old Anderson recently completed his first season coaching NAIA program Fisk University in Nashville. Fisk said in a statement Tuesday that the university community extends its "thoughts and prayers" to Anderson...

Bucks star Antetokounmpo misses game with sore right knee

Feb. 25, 2019 7:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out Monday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore right knee. Coach Mike Budenholzer says Antetokounmpo worked out Monday and the Bucks are "hopeful" his absence is "very short term." The Greek Freak is averaging...

Markannen makes 2 late free throws, Bulls beat Magic 110-109

Feb. 22, 2019 11:32 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lauri Markkannen shooting free throws was a fitting way for the Chicago Bulls to finish off the Orlando Magic on Friday night. After being fouled by Aaron Gordon on a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left, Markannen missed the first attempt — the Bulls' only miss of the game in 19...

Hornets switch lineup, roll past Wizards 123-110

Feb. 22, 2019 10:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nic Batum is back in his comfort zone. The Hornets moved the 10-year NBA veteran back to shooting guard — a position he's played for the better part of the last seven seasons — and it paid immediate dividends. Kemba Walker had 27 points and 11 assists in his first...

Jeff Van Gundy on All-Star Game: Eliminate it

Feb. 21, 2019 3:11 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jeff Van Gundy has an idea on how to fix the NBA All-Star Game. His plan: Eliminate it. Van Gundy, the former NBA coach and now longtime television commentator for ABC and ESPN, said what he's seeing now from the game is embarrassing and "a bastardization of the game that is beautiful to...

76ers All-Star C Embiid out a week with sore left knee

Feb. 20, 2019 2:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee. Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage, and he will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week. The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging 27.3...