NBA basketball

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, congratulates guard Andre Iguodala after his dunk against the Denver Nuggets in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Denver. The Warriors won 142-111. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 16, 2019 - 3:31 am
NBA teams piled up the points like they hadn't done in 35 years. Three teams scored 140 points Tuesday night, with the Golden State Warriors setting an NBA record by pouring in 51 during the first quarter of their victory over Denver. The Warriors went on to a 142-111 win that moved them ahead of...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, front, tracks down a loose ball as Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic follows in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 15, 2019 - 11:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 31 points as the Golden State Warriors, propelled by an NBA-record, 51-point first quarter, regained the top spot in the Western Conference by routing the Denver Nuggets 142-111 on Tuesday night. Golden State cruised to a fifth straight win...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, front, goes up for a basket past Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 15, 2019 - 10:38 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Golden State Warriors scored an NBA-record 51 points in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Kevin Durant led the way with 17 points as the Warriors shot 76 percent from the field. The team hit 10 of 14 from 3-point range, with four from Stephen Curry and...
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Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, center, goes up for the rebound between Sacramento Kings' Iman Shumpert, left, and Buddy Hield during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 15, 2019 - 3:10 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kings guard Iman Shumpert has been stopped from going into Portland's locker room by arena and Trail Blazers security after Sacramento's 115-107 victory Monday night. Shumpert apparently was angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half. "...
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Charlotte Hornets' Tony Parker, left, drives against San Antonio Spurs' Davis Bertans during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
January 15, 2019 - 12:46 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The fans in San Antonio didn't care too much about a rare home loss. They only wanted to shower Tony Parker with love and appreciation. Parker gave them plenty to cheer about, just as he did for 17 seasons with the Spurs. Kemba Walker scored 33 points and Parker enjoyed a...
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January 14, 2019 - 4:10 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA has cleared the Cleveland Cavaliers of any wrongdoing in their brief alliance with forward Patrick McCaw. At the urging of the Golden State Warriors, the league investigated Cleveland's signing of McCaw as a restricted free agent before releasing him. McCaw played two...
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Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) shoots late in double overtime of an NBA basketball game against Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) and guard Tomas Satoransky (31), Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
January 13, 2019 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors survived to earn their fifth straight win, 140-138 over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. The Raptors blew a 23-point lead but outlasted the stubborn Wizards, who never led until early...
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Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin waves to fans during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 12, 2019 - 9:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin kept his emotions to himself in his return to Staples Center for the first time against his old team. After scoring 44 points in the Detroit Pistons' 109-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, he allowed himself a trip down memory lane. "The best...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score made Jonas Jerebko during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 12, 2019 - 2:17 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry joined some elite company on a list that he figures to top in the not-so-distant future. Curry made five 3-pointers to move into third place all-time in NBA history behind Ray Allen and Reggie Miller, and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Chicago Bulls...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 11, 2019 - 11:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets still have a way to go to reach their goal of earning the top seed in the Western Conference. But it seems far more attainable than it was just a month ago. James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes — the first player in NBA history to...
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