Latest National Basketball Association News

Tatum scores 51 in Celtics' 116-87 rout of Wizards

Jan. 23, 2022 17:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 51 points — 48 of them in the first three quarters — and the Boston Celtics breezed to a 116-87 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Tatum made nine 3-pointers and shot 18 of 28 from the field. He had 31 points by halftime and...

Bucks G Allen suspended for 1 game for foul on Bulls' Caruso

Jan. 23, 2022 17:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen was suspended by the NBA for one game on Sunday for his hard foul on Alex Caruso that resulted in a broken right wrist for the Chicago Bulls guard. Allen will serve his suspension Wednesday when the Bucks visit the Cleveland...

Barrett scores 28 as Knicks beat Clippers 110-102

Jan. 23, 2022 17:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett had 28 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-102 on Sunday. Julius Randle had 24 points and nine rebounds, helping New York stop a three-game slide. Evan Fournier made four of the Knicks’ 16...

Bridges, Biyombo lead Suns to 113-103 win over Pacers

Jan. 23, 2022 00:21 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker wound up for a celebratory windmill dunk in the final minute, but misjudged it badly. The ball clanged off the back of the rim and ricocheted downcourt as the home crowd groaned. The Phoenix Suns' star guard retreated with a sheepish grin. ...

Garland, Mobley have big nights, Cavs beat Thunder 94-87

Jan. 22, 2022 23:33 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland collected 23 points and 11 assists, and rookie Evan Mobley had 15 points and a season-high 17 rebounds to power the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Oklahoma City Thunder 94-87 on Saturday night. Jarrett Allen added 14 points and 13 rebounds for...

Unseld out of protocols, set to return as Wizards coach

Jan. 22, 2022 22:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. is out of health and safety protocols and available to be on the sideline Sunday against the Boston Celtics. Unseld said Saturday he felt good. He said he had mild symptoms after his positive test. Assistant coach Pat...

Portland's Lillard discusses his surgery, possible return

Jan. 22, 2022 17:28 PM EST

During the Tokyo Olympics, when Damian Lillard's abdominal injury flared up, Jrue Holiday suggested it was time for surgery. Lillard finally took his fellow Olympian's advice and had the procedure Jan. 13. The Trail Blazers' star point guard spoke to reporters Saturday for the first...

Bulls G Caruso sidelined by broken wrist after Allen foul

Jan. 22, 2022 16:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso will have surgery next week to repair his broken right wrist after he was taken down by Grayson Allen during the third quarter of Friday night's 94-90 loss at Milwaukee. The team said Caruso will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks....

Curry hits winning jumper, Warriors beat Rockets 105-103

Jan. 22, 2022 02:17 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Confetti fell and Stephen Curry flexed. He danced and celebrated a January victory against the lowly Rockets as if it were a playoff game in May. Oh how the Golden State Warriors needed this one. Curry needed this one. His dependable, smooth shot...

Jazz snap three-game home skid, beat Pistons 111-101

Jan. 22, 2022 01:14 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert scored 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots to lead the Utah Jazz to a 111-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 points, Jordan Clarkson had 20 and Mike Conley 19 for Utah (30-16), which...