Grizzlies’ C.J. Miles likely out for remainder of season
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward C.J. Miles is expected to miss the remainder of the season after injuring his left foot over the weekend.
Collins too much for Grizzlies in Hawks’ lopsided win
ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins knew the Memphis Grizzlies didn't want to play a fast-paced game, so the Atlanta Hawks needed to keep pushing the ball up the floor,
Noah has season-best night, leading Grizzlies past Pelicans
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On a night where new faces sprinkled Memphis' rotation, an old vet carried the Grizzlies to their first victory of a new era.
Joakim Noah had season highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead the new-look Grizzlies to a 99-90 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
Siakam, VanVleet set career highs to lead Raptors past Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have a new big man coming to help their push for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
In the meantime, the Raptors won by playing small.
Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 33 points, Fred VanVleet added a career-best 30 and the Raptors rallied after trailing by 17 points in the first half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-101 on Thursday night.
Lowry, VanVleet each score 19, Raptors beat Kings 120-105
TORONTO (AP) — Even without Kawhi Leonard in the lineup, the rested Toronto Raptors were too much for the tired Sacramento Kings.
Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each scored 19 points, Pascal Siakam had 18 and the Raptors beat the Kings 120-105 on Tuesday night.
Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors extended their home winning streak to 10 games. Toronto's franchise record for consecutive home wins is 12.
Raptors’ Leonard, Bulls’ LaVine to sit out game
CHICAGO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors and Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls are being held out of Saturday night's matchup between the teams.
Leonard isn't injured. The Raptors don't want to overextend him early in the season, so he'll sit after logging 43 minutes Friday night at Boston. He has not played back-to-back games this season and is averaging 24.8 points and 8.4 rebounds.
Valanciunas, Miles help Raptors beat Bulls 117-101 in opener
TORONTO (AP) — Newcomer C.J. Miles got Toronto's bid to become a better 3-point shooting team off to a successful start.
Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Miles scored 22 points in his Toronto debut and the Raptors beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 117-101 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Norman Powell added 15 points, Delon Wright had 13, and Kyle Lowry 12.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Looking down the barrel of some significant luxury tax penalties, Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri is moving swiftly to get below the tax line while keeping his team competitive in the wide-open Eastern Conference.
Ujiri pulled off two trades in about 12 hours, sending veteran forward DeMarre Carroll to Brooklyn in a salary dump and landing C.J. Miles in a sign-and-trade with Indiana for Cory Joseph, three people with knowledge of the dealings told The Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.R. Smith will be back in the Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup Thursday night.
And he'll be facing a new-look Indiana Pacers lineup in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series.
Forward C.J. Miles will return to the Pacers' starting rotation, replacing Monta Ellis, who has been ineffective in the first two games. Coach Nate McMillan made the move after losing the first two games in Cleveland.
Escape act: LeBron, Cavs edge Pacers 109-108 in Game 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Their regular-season issues followed the Cavaliers into the playoffs. They didn't win their postseason opener as much as survive it.
The champions remain puzzling.
LeBron James scored 32 points and Cleveland, looking to flip a switch after a shaky-and-streaky regular season, began the postseason by escaping with a 109-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George scored 13 of his 21 points in the third quarter to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 115-98 blowout win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
The Pacers swept the four-game season series and moved two games in front of Detroit in the playoff chase.
Tobias Harris had 22 points and Stanley Johnson had a season-high 17 for the Pistons.
Teague has 25 to lift Pacers over Rockets, 117-108
HOUSTON (AP) — When the Indiana Pacers got into a big hole early Monday night, no one panicked.
Jeff Teague scored 25 points to help the Pacers overcome a huge first-half deficit before withstanding a late rally to beat the Houston Rockets 117-108.
"We did a great job of collecting our thoughts, we went to the bench, talked and we won every quarter after the first quarter," Paul George said.
Giannis Antetokoumpo leads Bucks past Pacers, 116-100
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Milwaukee's backups made all the difference against Indiana.
"Their spirit, their energy, you could see was extremely high," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said after the 116-110 victory Saturday night. "I thought our bench was great, the starters were good, the ball was moving. It was a team effort and that's what it takes to win."
Pacers hold on to beat Magic 98-88 on the road
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — C.J. Miles is still growing into his role as a member of the Indiana Pacers' starting unit.
Each possession, each game is a step in the process. The shooting guard took a major leap Wednesday night when he bounced back from a rough start to score 14 of his team-high 16 points after halftime and lead the Pacers over Orlando 98-88.
George, Teague score 19 to lead Pacers over Knicks, 123-109
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague is providing the boost behind Indiana's surging offense.
"Jeff to me is the MVP of this five-game win streak," veteran center Al Jefferson said. "He's getting everyone involved and setting the tone."
Teague and Paul George each scored 19 points to lead the Pacers to a 123-109 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
George, Turner score 22 to lead Pacers over Hornets, 110-94
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George and Myles Turner were determined to end Indiana's recent woes against Charlotte.
George and Turner scored 22 points each to lead the Pacers to a 110-94 win over the Hornets on Monday night, snapping Indiana's four-game losing streak against Charlotte in the regular season.
Pacers rally to beat Clippers 111-102 for 2nd road win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George and C.J. Miles returned to help the Indiana Pacers rally past the Los Angeles Clippers with just their second road win of the season.
Thaddeus Young scored 17 points and George added 16 after missing four of the last five games in the Pacers' 111-102 victory on Sunday night that gave them a sweep of the season series for the first time since 2013-14.
Pacers will face Warriors without Paul George, Myles Turner
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers are facing the Golden State Warriors on Monday night without three-time All-Star forward Paul George or starting center Myles Turner.
George has missed three of the last five games with a sore left ankle. Turner injured his ankle during Sunday night's victory at Oklahoma City, and coach Nate McMillan said the decision to sit Turner was made after he tried to warm up.
Pacers top Vogel, Magic 88-69
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 90 minutes before Monday night's game, Pacers coach Nate McMillan wasn't sure if Paul George was going to suit up.
Magic coach Frank Vogel knew better.
"I'm expecting him to play," Vogel said with a grin.
George scored 13 points in his return from a sprained ankle, and the Pacers spoiled Vogel's return to Indiana with an 88-69 victory Monday night.