Latest NBA Southwest Division News

Finney-Smith's late 3 helps Mavs to 116-115 win over Nuggets

Dec. 07, 2022 01:43 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Dorian Finney-Smith had someone in his ear after missing a late 3-pointer. It was Luka Doncic and his message was straightforward: Shoot it again if the opportunity arises. He followed Doncic's directions. He wouldn't miss. Finney-Smith...

Rockets outlast 76ers in 2 OTs; Harden 4 for 19 in return

Dec. 06, 2022 00:16 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jalen Green scored 27 points and Kevin Porter Jr. added 24 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 132-123 double-overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night as James Harden struggled through his return from injury. Harden had 21 points but shot 4 for 19...

Doncic, Mavericks preserve big lead, roll past Suns 130-111

Dec. 05, 2022 23:59 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks got the most important victory over Phoenix in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals last season. Now they can say goodbye to that pesky 10-game, regular-season losing streak. Doncic scored 33 points, Spencer...

Jones' career-high 28 points lead Grizzlies past Heat 101-93

Dec. 05, 2022 23:55 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyus Jones had a career-high 28 points and 10 assists to lead the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies to a 101-93 victory over Miami Heat on Monday night. Santi Aldama added 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Dillon Brooks finished with 17 for Memphis, which played...

WRs Lamb, Gallup shining for Cowboys ahead of Beckham visit

Dec. 05, 2022 22:11 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas receivers CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup are shining with the Cowboys set to fete Odell Beckham Jr. on a free-agent visit. In the past month, Lamb has the only 100-yard games of the season for a Dallas wideout, along with three touchdowns. Gallup just...

Sixers' Harden to return Monday against Rockets after injury

Dec. 05, 2022 18:58 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden will return Monday night for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Houston Rockets after missing 14 games with a foot injury. Harden, who spent just more than eight seasons with the Rockets before being traded to Brooklyn in January 2021, last played Nov....

Ja Morant has 21-point 3rd quarter, Grizzlies beat Pistons

Dec. 04, 2022 21:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ja Morant scored 21 of his 33 points in the third quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 122-112 on Sunday night. “He’s a special player and he has a special impact on us winning games,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said. “Obviously, he...

Alvarado's 38 points pace Pelicans past Nuggets, 121-106

Dec. 04, 2022 20:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jose Alvarado brought fans to their feet repeatedly, and they gleefully sang his name. Alvarado highlighted a career-high 38-point performance with a career-best eight 3-pointers, and the Pelicans won their fourth straight game by beating the Denver Nuggets...

Western Conference-leading Suns hand Spurs 11th loss in row

Dec. 04, 2022 19:52 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Deandre Ayton had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns overwhelmed San Antonio 133-95 on Sunday, handing the Spurs their 11th straight loss. San Antonio fell behind by 30 points in the second quarter and is now two losses shy of the franchise’s worst...

Andrew Wiggins scores 36 points, leads Warriors past Rockets

Dec. 03, 2022 23:48 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew Wiggins shoots more than 100 3-pointers most practices, as many reps as needed “until I feel good.” The ball is smooth coming out of his hand, he's in position, the ball is going through the net. On Saturday night, Wiggins almost made...