Basketball

Goran Dragic evolving as a player and a leader…

Goran Dragic has already been mentioned in trade rumors, and it's quite reasonable to think that will continue _ but he wants to stay in Miami

Spurs center Pau Gasol breaks finger during…

Spurs center Pau Gasol has broken his finger during pregame warmups and is not playing against the Denver Nuggets

Towns leads Timberwolves past injury-depleted Clippers

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 45 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the injury-depleted Clippers 104-101 to stop Los Angeles' seven-game winning streak

Curry, Durant, LeBron, Irving to start NBA…

Stephen Curry joins Golden State teammate Kevin Durant in the lineup, while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving also gave Cleveland two starters in the NBA All-Star Game

Cavs star forward Kevin Love sidelined with back…

Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love is sidelined with back spasms and will not play Thursday night against Phoenix

Leonard has 34, Spurs overcome Gasol's injury to top Nuggets

Kawhi Leonard had 34 points, rookie Dejounte Murray added a season-high 24 and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a pregame injury to Pau Gasol in beating the Denver Nuggets 118-104

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James Harden gives fan present on her 100th…

James Harden took some time out after the Rockets' 111-92 win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night to give a fan a present on a her 100th birthday

Davis leads Pelicans past Magic 118-88

Anthony Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the Pelicans cruised past the road-weary, short-handed Orlando Magic 118-98 on Wednesday night

Wall has 29 points, 13 assists as Wizards top Knicks 113-110

John Wall had 29 points and 13 assists, scoring Washington's final four points in the last 32 seconds as the surging Wizards beat the New York Knicks 113-110

Streaking Clippers down another All-Star with…

Chris Paul will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss six to eight weeks

As Knicks tumble again, Carmelo's future may be…

Carmelo Anthony still believes the Knicks can win and still wants to be in New York when they do

Dragic scores 32, Heat top Mavericks 99-95

Goran Dragic had 32 points, Tyler Johnson scored 10 of his 23 in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat topped the Dallas Mavericks 99-95

LeBron, Irving lead Cavs to 118-103 win over Suns

LeBron James had 21 points and 15 assists and Kyrie Irving scored 26, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-103 win over the Phoenix Suns

TNT to launch NBA coverage featuring ex-players

TNT will use broadcast teams featuring only former players and no traditional play-by-play men during five NBA doubleheaders later this season

George helps Pacers rally past Kings 106-100 win

Paul George scored 24 points, Jeff Teague had 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers used a big second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Wednesday night

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Jackson helps Pistons cruise past Hawks 118-95

Reggie Jackson scored 26 points to lead the balanced Detroit Pistons to a 118-95 victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Harden, Rockets beat Bucks 111-92

James Harden had 38 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-92 on Wednesday night

Home cooking: Wiz top Grizz 104-101, 13th win in row in DC

A vastly different team at home, the Wizards won their 13th consecutive game in Washington by holding on to edge the Memphis Grizzlies 104-101 Wednesday night behind two late layups from John Wall, who finished with 25 points and 13 assists

Rose powers slumping Knicks past Celtics 117-106

Derrick Rose matched his season high with 30 points, leading the slumping New York Knicks to a 117-106 win against the Boston Celtics

Embiid scores 26, 76ers beat Raptors 94-89

Joel Embiid scored 26 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 18 and the resurgent Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 94-89 for their seventh win in nine games

Anthony Davis' 21 points lead Pelicans past Magic 118-98

Anthony Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans cruised past the road-weary, short-handed Orlando Magic 118-98 on Wednesday night

Walker, Hibbert lead Hornets past Blazers 107-85

Kemba Walker scored 23 points, Roy Hibbert provided a huge boost off the bench, and the Charlotte Hornets stopped a five-game slide with a 107-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers

Jokic scores 29, Nuggets hold off struggling Lakers 127-121

Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a furious late rally by the Los Angeles Lakers to hold on for a 127-121 victory

Leonard's 34 points rally Spurs past Timberwolves, 122-114

Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a strong start by the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 122-114 victory

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Mavericks edge Bulls 99-98 for 3rd straight win

Wesley Matthews made a go-ahead 3-pointer from the wing with 12 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 99-98 for their first three-game winning streak of the season

DeRozan scores 36, Raptors hand Nets 11th straight loss

DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and 11 rebounds, Cory Joseph scored a career-high 33 and the Toronto Raptors beat the free-falling Brooklyn Nets 119-109

Dragic scores 21 and Heat stun Rockets, 109-103

Goran Dragic had 21 points and eight assists, Wayne Ellington scored 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat overcame another triple-double from James Harden to beat the Houston Rockets 109-103