MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week because of a bruised shin.
The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the condition of Bradley's shin was...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley started hitting shots down the stretch, Orlando consistently misfired and the Memphis Grizzlies put a dent in the Magic's scramble for the final playoff spot in...
Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Grizzlies
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder got a familiar performance from Russell Westbrook while the Memphis Grizzlies struggled to get used to playing without Marc Gasol.
Westbrook had his eighth straight triple-double, and Oklahoma City rolled past the trade-depleted Grizzlies 117-95 on Thursday night.
Westbrook finished with 15 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. He now has the longest triple-double streak of his career and is one short of Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record of nine straight set in 1968.
The Latest: Clippers’ Bradley to Grizzlies for Green, Temple
The Latest on NBA trades (all times Eastern):
The Clippers have acquired forward JaMychal Green and guard Garrett Temple from Memphis in exchange for guard Avery Bradley.
Lawrence Frank, the Clippers' president of basketball operations, says Green is a "high-energy big who has become an excellent outside shooter. He says Temple is a versatile defender.
Bench helps Clippers hang on for 127-118 win over Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a 27-point lead quickly disappearing, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was left with little choice.
It was time to put his five best players back on the floor for the final three minutes.
Curry makes last-second layup, Warriors beat Clippers
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night the Los Angeles Clippers set records with their 3-point shooting, Steph Curry won the game for Golden State at the rim.
Curry made a layup with 0.5 seconds left and the Warriors outlasted the Clippers 129-127 in an emotionally charged game Sunday night.
Harris scores 33, Clippers outlast Suns 123-119 in overtime
PHOENIX (AP) — Overtime has been kind to the Clippers this season, and Los Angeles needed it to overcome a short-handed Phoenix Suns team 123-119 on Monday night.
The Clippers won their fourth overtime game of the season — without a defeat. Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in overtime to lead the Clippers to victory.
Harris scores 33, Clippers outlast Suns 123-119 in overtime
PHOENIX (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Avery Bradley sealed the Clippers' 17th victory of the season with a pair of free throws with 1.6 seconds left, after he hustled to control a loose ball off jump ball and was fouled.
Danilo Gallinari scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half and Harris added eight rebounds.
Harris, Harrell help Clippers hold off Kings 133-121
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers built and blew several big leads while trying to extend their five-year winning streak in Sacramento.
Each time they let one slip away, Tobias Harris or Montrezl Harrell were there to get Doc Rivers' team going again.
Harris scored 28 points, Harrell added 24 and the Clippers beat the Kings 133-121 on Thursday night.
Harris scores 22 and the Clippers down the Wizards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a season where putting up lots of points has been a nightly occurrence, the Los Angeles Clippers have also been trying to win with their defense.
Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead nine players in double-figures as the Los Angeles Clippers coasted to a 136-104 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.
From Lob City to Clamp City: Clippers seeking new identity
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Big Three have cleared out and Lob City is no more.
For the first time in 10 years, the Los Angeles Clippers will soon begin a season without DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin or Chris Paul on the roster.
So just who is this team?
Well, coach Doc Rivers isn't sure yet.
But Patrick Beverley offers a bold take: Clamp City.
"You got two of the best on-ball defenders in the league," he said, referring to himself and Avery Bradley. "We can be a defensive juggernaut."
For those seeking the trend in NBA free agency this year, it's this: Most players are either staying put, or taking short-term deals that allow them to hit the market again next summer.
Avery Bradley is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Bradley has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the Clippers after free agents can begin making deals official on Friday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because neither side was commenting publicly until the league's offseason moratorium ends.
Yahoo Sports, which first reported the agreement, said the contract will be worth $25 million.
Last summer, Blake Griffin thought he knew what he wanted. So did the Los Angeles Clippers.
They were both wrong.
There's a saying about the brevity of a New York minute. An L.A. minute is even quicker — flashier but more fleeting.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers say guard Avery Bradley could miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair muscles in his pubic area.
The Clippers expect the recovery time to be six to eight weeks, meaning they would need to make the playoffs for him to play again this season. They were seventh in the Western Conference entering Tuesday's game against the Chicago Bulls.
Cleveland — The Pistons opened the season with Reggie Jackson, Avery Bradley and Stanley Johnson as their starting perimeter trio. Running primarily with that group, they got off to a 14-6 start and were one of the surprises in the league.
In the midst of a seven-game losing streak, Johnson was moved to the reserve unit, where his production perked up a bit. Bradley had a groin injury that dropped him out of the starting group and Jackson's ankle injury has decimated the starting group.
Detroit — It wasn't as much a reunion as it was projected to be. There were some pregame daps and hugs from Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic with their former teammates.
There was a welcome-back ovation from the fans at Little Caesars Arena — loudest for Harris — as he was introduced. The rest of the night was about basketball and looking to continue the Pistons' five-game win streak.
The Pistons weren't going to stand pat ahead of the trade deadline. That much was clear the moment they traded for Blake Griffin on Jan. 29 and embarked on their current five-game win streak.
What they had wasn't going to work, and team president/coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Jeff Bower could see that plainly. They, along with Pistons owner Tom Gores, had been coveting an elite-level player to help carry the load, along with franchise centerpiece Andre Drummond.
Mired in an eight-game losing streak, the Detroit Pistons reportedly have acquired forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Clippers would also give up Brice Johnson and center Willie Reed while receiving forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley, center Boban Marjanovic and draft picks. Griffin is averaging 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 33 games this season.
The Detroit Pistons pulled off a blockbuster trade Monday night, acquiring Blake Griffin, a five-time All-Star and former NBA rookie of the year who is averaging 22.6 points per game.
It's a blockbuster trade, for sure. But, was it a good trade?
That's open to debate, as analysis rolls in from NBA experts and beat writers everywhere.
Pistons land Griffin from Clippers as LA sheds another star
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons dramatically shook their struggling roster by acquiring one of the NBA's top players in Blake Griffin in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The deal for the five-time All-Star forward was announced early Tuesday, giving Detroit a player who has been the face of the Clippers but whose career has been undercut by injuries.
The Los Angeles Clippers have finished cleaning house from their recent playoff failures, reportedly shipping star power forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons for several players and draft picks.
According to ESPNs Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons will send the Clippers three players, one at each position forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley, and center Boban Marjanovic.
Cleveland — The Pistons are mired in a freefall – they have lost eight in a row – and are nearing the Feb. 8 trade deadline in ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
It could be time to make some changes, to try to salvage the season, or just to make a run toward the playoffs. There's no sense of desperation, but a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski suggests that the Pistons are looking at more options.
Short-handed Pistons shut down Spurs in 93-79 win
DETROIT (AP) — Before the game, Stan Van Gundy sounded like a coach with limited options as his undermanned Detroit Pistons prepared to face San Antonio.
"Some guys who haven't had to play primary scorers are going to have to step up tonight and guard better people," Van Gundy said. "There's just no way around it. Guys are going to have to step up and take more defensive responsibility."
Report: NBA player Avery Bradley paid woman to make sexual assault claim go away
Report: NBA player Avery Bradley paid woman to make sexual assault claim go away
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Detroit Pistons shooting guard Avery Bradley entered a confidential agreement with a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her in Cleveland this year while he was in town for the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, TMZ reports.
The woman said that Bradley sexually assaulted her on May 23 while she was drunk and passed out, the outlet reports.
Orlando, Fla. — Detroit Pistons guard Avery Bradley reportedly entered into a confidentiality agreement after a woman accused him of sexual assault in an incident in Cleveland on May 23, 2017, according to TMZ Sports.
There was a time when Christmas didn't mean much to Avery Bradley. In fact, Christmas was more a time of dread than of celebration when he was growing up.
When he was in elementary school, Bradley's parents divorced and his three older siblings moved with his mother to Texas — and things got hard. Kids and Christmas generally pair together naturally; for Bradley, the holiday only stirred memories of despair and embarrassment.
Pistons’ Avery Bradley to be out ‘at least a week’
Auburn Hills — One of the Pistons' biggest strengths this season has been their depth.
It'll be put to the test over the next few games.
The Pistons will be without guard Avery Bradley for at least a week, as his groin injury and adductor strain hasn't improved, despite missing the last two games.
"He's going to be shut down for at least a week," coach Stan Van Gundy said. "We'll go at least seven days and then week to week.
Drummond helps Pistons beat Hawks to snap 7-game skid
ATLANTA (AP) — Leading the NBA's worst club by 21 points midway through the fourth quarter, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy took no chances.
He sent his starters back in.
"It's been two weeks of hell," Van Gundy said. "I said, 'We're going to make sure we get this one.' "
Andre Drummond had 12 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists, Tobias Harris added 19 points and Detroit snapped a seven-game slide with a 105-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.
Detroit — With an earlier tip-off, the Pistons seemed to take a bit longer to get in their groove.
But when they did, they got it going.
The Pistons trailed by as many as 18 points in the third quarter but stormed back with a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter, getting within four in the final four minutes.
Detroit — It was a long shot from the beginning. The Pistons already had beaten the Golden State Warriors in their first meeting this season, in October, and they were going for the season sweep.
No Eastern Conference team has swept the Warriors in their championship era, with Steve Kerr as coach, with Charlotte being the last team to complete the feat, in 2013-14.
Milwaukee — It's tough to go on a long trip and come home emptyhanded. But the Pistons will do just that — with no wins and some baggage to sort through.
They embarked on the trip with a tough task on their four-game road slate, with all four games coming against teams with winning records. The Pistons returned without a win, dropping their fourth straight, to the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-100, on Wednesday at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Reggie Jackson scores 23 points, Pistons rout Suns 131-107
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy was worried that his team might suffer a letdown after going to Boston and beating the first-place Celtics.
It didn't take the Pistons long to end his worries.
The Pistons led by as many as 33 points in the first half and went on to win their third straight game, beating the Phoenix Suns 131-107.
Drummond (26 pts, 22 reb) leads Pistons past Celtics 118-108
BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley had his homecoming, but nobody on the Pistons enjoys a trip to Boston more than Andre Drummond.
The Detroit center had season highs of 26 points and 22 rebounds on Monday night to lead Detroit to a 118-108 victory and send the Celtics to their first loss on the parquet floor since their home opener. Tobias Harris scored 31 in the matchup of old-school rivals who are once again the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
Boston — Ahead of Monday's game against the Boston Celtics, most of the attention was on the matchup being between the teams with the top two records in the Eastern Conference and Avery Bradley playing his first game back at TD Garden.
It's also the Pistons' first reunion with forward Marcus Morris — whom the Pistons traded for Bradley — and center Aron Baynes, who opted out of his contract and signed with the Celtics.
Auburn Hills — It can be tough to gauge how a player will react the first time he goes back to his old stomping grounds. But for someone as calm and collected as Avery Bradley, it should come as no surprise that Stan Van Gundy isn't sweating it too much.
Indianapolis — Avery Bradley was waiting for the pass to come.
He almost always is.
Bradley read the passing lane, jumped in front and stole the ball, raced to the other end and dunked it home.
It's nothing new, just another clip on his defense-first mix tape. He always seems to be ready, knowing the defensive game plan on how to play some of the NBA's top scorers like it's his business.
Indianapolis — The three-game road trip makes a pit stop in Indy, where the Pistons will try to get their second win this season over the Pacers and sweep the season series over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.
Despite the loss to the Bucks, the Pistons are showing that they're not going to get blown out without some fight in the second half. Last season, many of their double-digit deficits would have turned into a malaise that resulted in a 20-point loss.