Latest NBA Eastern Conference News

Nets edge Knicks 112-110 on James Johnson's free throws

Nov. 30, 2021 23:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and James Harden took turns putting on a show in front of the largest crowd ever to see a Nets game in Brooklyn, one that was split between fans of New York's two teams. In the end, the Nets were celebrating and the Knicks were fuming. ...

Grizzlies win 2nd straight without Morant, top Raptors 98-91

Nov. 30, 2021 23:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 25 points, Desmond Bane had 23 and Dillon Brooks 17 as the Memphis Grizzlies won back-to-back games, beating the struggling Toronto Raptors 98-91 Tuesday night. After beating Sacramento Sunday, Memphis won again without leading...

Celtics' Freedom calls becoming US citizen 'unforgettable'

Nov. 30, 2021 17:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Enes Freedom will now be linked forever to a word he says he fought for his entire life. The Boston Celtics center changed his name from Enes Kanter to Enes Kanter Freedom in celebration of him officially becoming a United States citizen on Monday. ...

Bucks sign DeMarcus Cousins to help with frontcourt depth

Nov. 30, 2021 17:02 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is relishing the opportunity to try helping the Milwaukee Bucks win a second straight title, no matter what role he fills. “I’m extremely grateful and excited to be here,” the four-time All-Star said Tuesday after signing with the...

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.” ...