Latest NBA Northwest Division News

Jokic has 49, triple-double as Nuggets edge Clippers in OT

Jan. 20, 2022 02:29 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 49 points, 14 rebounds and fed Aaron Gordon for a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in overtime for his 10th assist, giving the Denver Nuggets a 130-128 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Jokic drew a double-team,...

Joseph hits winner, Pistons rally late to stun Kings 133-131

Jan. 20, 2022 01:35 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cory Joseph made a 14-foot jumper with 25.9 seconds remaining to cap a game-ending 11-0 run that rallied the Detroit Pistons past the Sacramento Kings 133-131 on Wednesday night. Saddiq Bey had 30 points and seven rebounds to help the Pistons (11-33) win...

Mathews scores 23, Rockets rally past scuffling Jazz 116-111

Jan. 20, 2022 01:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Garrison Mathews scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to send the Houston Rockets to a 116-111 victory over the scuffling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Jae’sean Tate chipped in with 18 points and Eric Gordon scored 16. Kevin Porter Jr. had 15 points...

Murray has triple-double as Spurs roll past Thunder, 118-96

Jan. 19, 2022 23:46 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dejounte Murray had 23 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs made 15 3-pointers as they rolled past the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-96 on Wednesday night. It was Murray’s eighth triple-double of the season and 12th of his career. ...

Young's scoring surge sends Hawks past Timberwolves, 134-122

Jan. 19, 2022 23:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After leading Atlanta to back-to-back wins for the first time in almost two months, Trae Young wasn't ready to say the Hawks have regained last season's winning formula. It's far too early to talk about a return to the Eastern Conference finals for the Hawks, who are...

Short-handed Heat pull away late, top Trail Blazers 104-92

Jan. 19, 2022 23:03 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The leading scorer had just been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols. The point guard is out for personal reasons. The team leader got ejected just before halftime. None of that derailed the Miami Heat. Caleb Martin scored 26 points, Bam...

Lakers' Frank Vogel shrugs off worries about job insecurity

Jan. 19, 2022 21:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers coach Frank Vogel shrugged off widespread reports of his job insecurity Wednesday night, saying it's all part of being in charge of a 17-time NBA champion franchise. “In this business and with this team, if you’re not winning at a super-high level,...

Nuggets acquire Bryn Forbes from Spurs in 3-team trade

Jan. 19, 2022 21:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets acquired veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal that also included Boston. The Nuggets sent injured players Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier to Boston, and the Celtics dealt Juancho Hernangomez to San...

Towns' three-point play helps Wolves edge Knicks 112-110

Jan. 18, 2022 23:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This was always Jacqueline Cruz-Towns' favorite game, when her family could gather to watch her son play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. She died of complications related to COVID-19 in April 2020, but Karl-Anthony Towns' father, sister and other...

Women's basketball pioneer Lusia Harris dies at 66

Jan. 18, 2022 21:24 PM EST

Lusia Harris, who became the only woman to be officially drafted by an NBA team and scored the first points in women's basketball history at the Olympics, died Tuesday, her family announced. She was 66. “We are deeply saddened to share the news that our angel, matriarch, sister,...