Latest NBA Eastern Conference News

Love, Cavs rally by Spurs 117-109 in OT to snap 8-game skid

Dec. 13, 2019 12:34 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Cleveland veteran Kevin Love has struggled to find a bright spot during a gloomy season for the Cavaliers, so he created his own. Love hit a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and finished with 30 points and 17 rebounds as the Cavs rallied past the San Antonio Spurs...

Doncic's triple-double lifts Mavs past Pistons in Mexico

Dec. 13, 2019 12:13 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic’s Spanish was flawless. His game was pretty good, too. Doncic scored 41 points and posted his eighth triple-double of the season, Seth Curry added a season-high 30 points off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Detroit Pistons 122-111 on Thursday night in the...

Embiid has 38 points, 13 boards, Sixers beat Celtics 115-109

Dec. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid answered the criticism from a couple of Hall of Famers in the most productive way possible. After Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley said Embiid wasn't playing up to his potential, the 76ers center conceded that they were probably right. Then he produced one of his best games...

Heat suspend Dion Waiters for 3rd time this season

Dec. 12, 2019 10:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters has been suspended yet again without pay by the Miami Heat, his third banishment of the season. The team made the announcement Thursday night, citing “his failure to adhere to team policies, violation of team rules and continued insubordination” as the reasons. The...

Ex-NBA player Glen Davis pleads in California assault case

Dec. 12, 2019 4:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA player Ronald Glen Davis avoided jail time after pleading no contest to a charge that he attacked a man outside a Los Angeles-area nightclub last year, prosecutors said Thursday. Davis, 33, was accused of throwing the victim into a wall during an altercation in West Hollywood...

Review: 'Uncut Gems' mines the best of Adam Sandler's talent

Dec. 12, 2019 2:58 PM EST

By now, we shouldn't be too surprised by this cultural contradiction known as Adam Sandler. It's obvious that Sandler, the actor, is capable of extraordinary range — not in the traditional, Meryl Streep sense, but a range of incredibly good ("Punch-Drunk Love") to painfully bad (the horrendous "Jack and...

Morris leads Knicks past Warriors in OT to snap 10-game skid

Dec. 12, 2019 3:07 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr liked the comeback attempt he saw Wednesday night from his young Golden State team. That sort of effort just isn’t paying off in the win column. Marcus Morris scored a season-high 36 points and the New York Knicks held off Golden State 124-122 in...

Analysis: Dwight Howard thriving in his smallest role yet

Dec. 12, 2019 2:46 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There were still a few boos when Dwight Howard checked into the game in Orlando for the first time, a few reminders of how every Magic fan still hasn’t forgotten or forgiven him for the way his stint with his first team ended. He doesn’t mind anymore. There was a time...

Bucks win 16th straight despite missing Antetokounmpo

Dec. 12, 2019 1:21 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — No Giannis was no problem for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out but the Bucks kept on rolling, getting 29 points from Eric Bledsoe and 24 from Khris Middleton in a 127-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans that extended their...

Harden scores 55, Rockets withstand scare from Cavaliers

Dec. 12, 2019 1:03 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — James Harden dropped another one of those demoralizing step-back 3-pointers that have made him famous, causing Cavaliers rookie Kevin Porter Jr. to look at Cleveland's bench for help. Nothing could be done. “He made a lot of shots you can't do anything about,” Porter said. A...