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Spurs' Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili reach milestone

The San Antonio Spurs' trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined for their 541st victory Sunday in downing the Boston Celtics 95-87, …

Tony Parker

The good and the bad from Derrick Rose's first week

CHICAGO -- Evaluating Derrick Rose's first week of the 2015-16 season is a tricky process. As usual with the former MVP, there always seems to be a …

Derrick Rose

Kobe Bryant: 'I just can't make a shot'

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant harshly criticized himself after his third straight poor performance to open the regular season, his 20th with the Los …

Kobe Bryant

Byron Scott's Lakers firing 3-pointers at record pace

EL SEDUNGO, Calif. -- You might think the following sentence belongs in a satirical publication, such as The Onion, but it’s as true as it gets: The …

Byron Scott

Steph Curry wears zebra mask to the mall on day after Halloween

Who says you have to celebrate holidays when everybody else does?<p>Not Stephen Curry. A day after Halloween -- a night when he was kind of busy -- the …

Jeremy Lamb shuns restricted free agency for extension with Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are on course to sign swingman Jeremy Lamb to a contract extension for three years and $21 million before Monday's midnight …

Charlotte Hornets

Mavericks work Chandler Parsons back into rotation

LOS ANGELES -- Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons made his season debut Sunday in a 103-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers exactly six months …

Dallas

Popovich on Stevens: 'I really respect the hell out of him'

BOSTON -- The typical NBA after-the-buzzer protocol suggests that each team's head coach should stand in front of their respective bench, crane his …

Gregg Popovich

Kendrick Perkins out indefinitely

NEW ORLEANS -- The Pelicans say there is no timetable for how long veteran center Kendrick Perkins will need to come back from a pectoral …

New Orleans

DeMarcus Cousins leaves in 1st half with sore right Achilles tendon

LOS ANGELES -- Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins left late in the second quarter of Saturday's 114-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with a …

Achilles

Nets lack franchise point guard, and Mike Conley Jr. could be the answer

Mike Conley Jr. proved to be a human-highlight reel Saturday night in Memphis, carving up the Brooklyn Nets with precision passes, hesitation …

Kyrie Irving 'gradually increasing workload,' still no timeline in place

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Kyrie Irving was on the court after Cleveland Cavaliers practice Sunday, whipping passes to teammates who were participating in …

Kyrie Irving

Deep ties off the court bond Lakers' D'Angelo Russell & Kings' Rajon Rondo

Earlier this month, D'Angelo Russell faced a point guard he’s known for years, one who hails from the same hometown, shared the same high school …

Rajon Rondo

Carmelo Anthony scores 37 against Wizards after Jared Dudley's critique

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Saying he circled this game on his calendar, Carmelo Anthony had a point to prove to Washington's Jared Dudley that he is not the …

Carmelo Anthony

Jimmer Fredette selected by Westchester Knicks in D-League draft

Jimmer Fredette, a former NBA draft lottery pick, was selected by the New York Knicks' D-League team, the Westchester Knicks, with the No. 2 overall …

Pelicans center Kendrick Perkins strains right pectoral early in loss

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans say center Kendrick Perkins strained his right pectoral muscle during Saturday night's 134-120 loss to the …

New Orleans

Rockets leaders James Harden, Dwight Howard speak the truth

Saturday afternoon a little truth came from the mouths of two of the Houston Rockets leaders: Dwight Howard and James Harden.<p>The reality of an 0-2 …

Metta World Peace to the rescue? Not quite yet, Lakers' Byron Scott says

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers' defense has been atrocious through two games, ranking 29th out of 30 teams in defensive efficiency.<p>They …

Kobe on pulling back, not taking over: 'It has to be done'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Throughout his career, Kobe Bryant has taken over plenty of games, going on epic scoring flurries by overpowering opponents …

Kobe Bryant

Lakers' Byron Scott on team's defense: 'We just sucked'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Byron Scott has preached defense almost every day since being hired as Los Angeles Lakers coach last summer.<p>But in his first …

Byron Scott

D'Angelo Russell says he's in different situation than rookies who are thriving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- D'Angelo Russell started at point guard Friday, the position the Los Angeles Lakers envisioned him playing for many years to …

Kobe Bryant

LaMarcus Aldridge still searching for comfort level with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO -- Even after LaMarcus Aldridge notched a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) for the first time as a Spur in the club's 102-75 …

'Big dogs' spark Thunder's wild win in Orlando, but old habits linger

The Oklahoma City Thunder won an insane game Friday in Orlando, 139-136 in double overtime, in what may already be the best game we'll get out of the …

Russell Westbrook

Kevin Love, LeBron James leading Cavs as two-man conglomerate

CLEVELAND -- Things were different for the Cleveland Cavaliers at this season's home opener.<p>It's not because they came away with a 102-92 win over …

Rockets searching for answers after loss to Warriors, 0-2 start

HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets endured a training camp with players missing practice time because of injuries, which caused a lack of continuity on …

Luke Walton

No matter the score, Lionel Hollins wants Nets to keep fighting

The game might have already been over -- the final seconds just needed to tick away -- but Lionel Hollins still had one last message for his team.<p>And …

In matchup with Raptors, Celtics show rare sign of division

BOSTON -- Division titles don't mean anything and, just in case that wasn't obvious already, the NBA eliminated any lingering incentive to capture a …

Brad Stevens

Rose, Bulls lack spark in loss to Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich -- Derrick Rose didn't play well Friday. The former league MVP was just 4-for-13 from the field, scoring eight points, dishing out …

Derrick Rose

Erica McKinley replaces Domonique Foxworth as NBPA COO

NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Players Association has hired Erica McKinley as its chief operating officer.<p>McKinley has been a practicing …

Basketball