Latest NBA Eastern Conference News

European prospects eye Australian springboard to NBA

Nov. 30, 2021 10:29 AM EST

There's a new stopover for European prospects who hope their journeys lead to the NBA draft: Australia. The Next Stars program of the National Basketball League has groomed the likes of LaMelo Ball and Josh Giddey and has now added young European players to its ranks for...

Streaking Bucks rebounding from slow start to season

Nov. 30, 2021 03:05 AM EST

The defending champions are beginning to look the part again. It wasn't long ago that the Milwaukee Bucks were languishing under .500, but after a seven-game winning streak, they've moved back toward the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Milwaukee's run has been...

Towns, Edwards push Timberwolves to 100-98 win over Pacers

Nov. 30, 2021 00:30 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 of his 32 points in the third quarter and Anthony Edwards added 21 as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied for a 100-98 win against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. The Timberwolves trailed by 12 early in the third before...

Allen and Markkanen lead Cavaliers past Mavericks 114-96

Nov. 29, 2021 22:56 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jarrett Allen and Lauri Markkanen notched season highs with 28 and 24 points respectively, and the Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the Dallas Mavericks for a 114-96 win on Monday night — their most lopsided win of the season. Allen also had 14 rebounds,...

Spurs defeat Wizards, 116-99, for season's first win streak

Nov. 29, 2021 23:10 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Derrick White had 24 points, Dejounte Murray had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Washington Wizards 116-99 to win consecutive games for the first time this season. Murray also had eight assists for San Antonio, which...

Lonzo Ball helps Bulls beat LaMelo Ball's Hornets, 133-119

Nov. 29, 2021 23:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Lonzo Ball has faced his brother LaMelo three times in the NBA, winning twice. That's the only thing that matters to him. “I play to win. I'm still the big brother at the end of the day," Lonzo Ball said, “and I got to stack my wins.” ...

Jokic gets 24, Nuggets top Heat 120-111 to snap 6-game slide

Nov. 29, 2021 22:53 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat said 19,600 fans attended their home game Monday night. At least two of them left happy. Nikola Jokic — with his two brothers behind the Denver bench — returned and scored 24 points, Aaron Gordon added 20 and the...

Curry, Harris help 76ers hold off 4-win Magic 101-96

Nov. 29, 2021 22:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers gave a pep talk to Jamahl Mosley shortly after the Orlando Magic hired the rookie head coach in July. The 76ers coach's advice was simple: “Just trust the process of things,” Mosley said. Trust the process is still...

Nets swingman Joe Harris has arthroscopic ankle surgery

Nov. 29, 2021 20:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Harris had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Monday, leaving the Brooklyn Nets without one of the NBA's best 3-point shooters. Harris was hurt Nov. 14 at Oklahoma City and has missed the past six games. The procedure in New York was to remove a...

LeBron has 33 points, Lakers beat Pistons in calm rematch

Nov. 29, 2021 01:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart had no Round 2 in the Lakers' rematch with the Pistons. James was too busy making sure Los Angeles got the same decision he wasn't around to see last week in Detroit. James had 33 points, nine...