Latest NBA Western Conference News

Curry, Thompson shoot Warriors past Wolves, 124-115

Jan. 28, 2022 01:56 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry found his sweet shooting stroke again after a rough stretch and Klay Thompson kept the pressure on from the perimeter and with drives through the paint, healthy again at last. First-time All-Star Andrew Wiggins complemented them both. ...

Embiid scores 26, leads 76ers past LeBron-less Lakers 105-87

Jan. 27, 2022 23:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Meek Mill crashed a 76ers press conference and gave a shoutout to his favorite team. The rapper capped his impromptu remarks with “good win!” The 76ers got it even with Joel Embiid having an off night by his own MVP-type standards. Embiid had...

James, 1st-timers Morant, Wiggins named All-Star starters

Jan. 27, 2022 20:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will return to Cleveland as an All-Star Game captain, with another former Cavaliers No. 1 pick joining him as this season's surprise selection. Golden State's Andrew Wiggins was voted to his first All-Star Game, with Memphis guard Ja Morant also set for...

Draymond Green will do TV analyst work for TNT as a player

Jan. 27, 2022 20:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green is going into TV. The Golden State Warriors star has received an exclusive multiyear agreement to join Turner Sports as an active player, set to make appearances with the network's Inside the NBA program among other content opportunities with...

LA's LeBron James sits out vs 76ers with sore left knee

Jan. 27, 2022 18:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has a sore left knee and will miss Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James is day to day. The Lakers continue their road swing Friday night at Charlotte. The...

Artist hopes Bryant memorial can find permanent location

Jan. 27, 2022 18:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dan Medina has had a couple of hectic days since photos of his sculpture of Kobe and Gianna “Gigi” Bryant went viral on social media. The Southern California artist placed the sculpture on Wednesday at the site of the helicopter crash in Calabasas,...

Los Angeles Lakers sign Stanley Johnson for rest of season

Jan. 27, 2022 12:39 PM EST

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Stanley Johnson for the rest of the season after the Orange County native's strong performances over the past month. The deal announced Thursday also includes a team option for next season on Johnson, a seven-year...

Booker leads Suns past Jazz 105-97 for 8th straight win

Jan. 27, 2022 02:02 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Chris Paul joined Devin Booker on the Phoenix Suns after a trade last season, it wasn’t always easy to decide who would be the finisher when games got tight. These days, it’s just intuitive. Such as Wednesday night, when Booker fueled the Suns through...

Doncic's triple-double helps Dallas down Portland 132-112

Jan. 27, 2022 01:45 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Luka Doncic had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists for his sixth triple-double this season, and the Dallas Mavericks led wire-to-wire in a 132-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. It was Doncic's franchise-leading 42nd career...

Jokic, Rivers team up to help Nuggets top Nets, 124-118

Jan. 27, 2022 00:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone sensed his team would play down to a Brooklyn Nets team that was missing three of their best players, including All-Star guard James Harden. The Nuggets needed Austin Rivers, who scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half, and...