Spurs defeat Knicks, 109-83, extending win streak to 7
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Three weeks after hitting a low point with a "pathetic" performance on Broadway, the Spurs hit a high note against the New York Knicks.
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker predicted a big night for himself. And, he was right.
The Phoenix star scored a season-high 41 points, and the surging Suns rolled to their fourth victory in five...
PHOENIX (AP) — New York Knicks center DeAndre Jordan is listed in the starting lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Phoenix Suns.
Knicks C Jordan out with an ankle injury
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York Knicks center DeAndre Jordan is out of the lineup for their game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jordan will miss his fourth straight game Sunday after he...
Knicks snap 18-game skid with win over Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Knicks coach David Fizdale gives his team credit for not giving up during a losing streak that lasted nearly six weeks.
"I keep talking about this team's character," Fizdale said. "It would've been very easy for us to check out and get on to wherever we're going to go, but we were desperate men. Those guys wanted this game really badly, and they came out and showed it."
Griffin scores 29, Pistons hand Knicks 14th straight loss
NEW YORK (AP) — All the roster changes aren't helping the New York Knicks get any wins.
Blake Griffin scored 29 points and Andre Drummond finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons handed the Knicks their 14th straight loss, 105-92 on Tuesday night.
New York., featuring a starting lineup with three new players, also lost at home for a franchise-record 15th straight game.
Pistons rally to edge short-handed Mavericks 93-89
DETROIT (AP) — Free throws have dogged Andre Drummond throughout his NBA career, so when he stepped to the line with a two-point lead and 3.3 seconds remaining, Detroit's victory was far from certain.
Drummond then calmly made both shots to seal the game for the Pistons.
"Closing it out with a rebound and getting those two free throws — is huge," Drummond said. "Got the win, so that's really good."
Pistons’ Drummond set for return from concussion protocol
DALLAS (AP) — A matchup of the NBA's top two rebounders is on with Detroit's Andre Drummond returning against DeAndre Jordan and the Dallas Mavericks after the Pistons big man missed three games while in the concussion protocol.
Drummond took a shot to the nose in a win over Miami a week ago and missed games against Sacramento, Washington and New Orleans. The visit to the Mavericks on Friday night wraps up a three-game trip.
Smith returns after trade drama, Mavs beat Clippers 106-98
DALLAS (AP) — Dennis Smith Jr. faked a pass and hit a layup in one sweeping motion a few minutes before Luka Doncic dribbled behind his back at the free-throw line and drove for a left-handed layup.
The Dallas Mavericks are back to trying to figure out how to make the two young stars fit in the same backcourt.
Doncic scores 30 points, Mavs end skid against Suns
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic connected on a 3-pointer to put Dallas ahead for good in the third quarter, then did a couple of other things that make the Mavericks believe they have something special in their 19-year-old rookie.
First Doncic disrupted an attempted alley-oop for a steal before an assist on a jump-pass out of a double team from close to half court to DeAndre Jordan near the basket for a dunk to help the Mavericks take control.
Doncic helps Mavs top Pelicans 122-119 to end 6-game skid
DALLAS (AP) — Devin Harris faked once, twice, three times before making a 3-pointer in a big fourth quarter for the Dallas Mavericks.
There was no such hesitation from 19-year-old Luka Doncic on the decisive play in the final minute.
Doncic scored 21 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 30 seconds left, and the Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak with a 122-119 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
Doncic’s 21 points lead Mavs past Trail Blazers 111-102
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks hadn't won eight in a row at home since the year they won the NBA championship.
On Tuesday night, they matched that mark and continued their upward trajectory in the rugged Western Conference.
Luka Doncic scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102.
Doncic, Matthews lead Mavericks past Trail Blazers 111-102
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102 Tuesday night.
DeAndre Jordan added 12 points and 17 rebounds for Dallas, which won its eighth straight at home for the first time since its championship season of 2010-11.
Doncic, who missed his first game Sunday with a right hip strain, scored 14 in the second half and finished with nine rebounds.
Barnes, Jordan star in Mavericks’ 114-110 win over Clippers
DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan said he didn't have any extra incentive Sunday night in his first meeting against his former team. His 23 rebounds might indicate otherwise.
Jordan scored 16 points to go with his season-high rebound total, and Harrison Barnes had 30 points to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 114-110.
Dorian Finney-Smith tipped in a rebound with 35 seconds remaining to give Dallas the lead for good.
Barea, Mavs pull away in 4th for 113-104 win over Celtics
DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Barea held the shooter's pose for several seconds before big center DeAndre Jordan picked him up and carried him to the bench , the diminutive Dallas guard high-fiving everybody along the way.
It just felt like a big 3-pointer in the Mavericks' sixth straight home victory.
Doncic, Smith lead Mavs past Wizards 119-100 to stop skid
DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks have had the Washington Wizards' number in recent years, and Dallas' young backcourt ensured that remained the case Tuesday night.
Luka Doncic scored 23 points and Dennis Smith Jr. made three key plays down the stretch as the Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak by beating Washington 119-100.
It was the Mavericks' 16th win in their last 17 meetings with the Wizards. In the first half, when Dallas built a 24-point lead, it looked like a foregone conclusion.
Gobert, Jordan post double-doubles, Jazz beat Mavs 113-104
DALLAS (AP) — It's something special when Utah's Rudy Gobert and Dallas' DeAndre Jordan face each other.
Centers Gobert and Jordan recorded their sixth straight double-doubles in six games this season, but it was the Jazz who emerged with the win, defeating the Mavericks 113-104 in a sloppy game Sunday night.
Gobert finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Jordan added 12 points, 4 for 4 from the line, 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists.
Lowry has 20 as Raptors win 6th straight, beat Mavs 116-107
TORONTO (AP) — With a strong start and a big finish, Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors added to their perfect start.
Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and Toronto set a franchise record with its sixth straight win to start the season, beating the Dallas Mavericks 116-107 on Friday night.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, Danny Green had 15 and Serge Ibaka finished with 11 as the Raptors eclipsed the 5-0 start they recorded in 2015-16.
Jordan gets another double-double as Mavs top Bulls 115-109
DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan was a double-double machine before and after he stiffed the Dallas Mavericks in free agency three years ago.
Now that the Texas native finally decided to join the Mavericks, the 6-11 center is up to the same old tricks.
Jordan became the first Dallas player in 24 years to start a season with three straight double-doubles, getting 18 points and 16 rebounds to help the Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 115-109 on Monday night.
Youngsters Doncic, Smith lead Mavs past Wolves 140-136
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had the home crowd roaring in the teenager's Dallas debut with step-back 3-pointers and big buckets late while fellow youngster Dennis Smith Jr. quietly played a secondary role.
Mavs’ DeAndre Jordan misses China trip for personal reasons
DALLAS (AP) — New Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan missed the team's trip to China for two exhibition games for unspecified personal reasons.
Jordan and fellow starter Harrison Barnes stayed behind when the team left for China this week. Barnes injured a hamstring in practice and could miss all the preseason games.
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."
DeAndre Jordan joins Mavs, treats touchy history with humor
DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan took off his warmup jacket, tossed it aside and declared that his decision to join the Dallas Mavericks didn't mean he also would be playing for his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed backup center Salah Mejri, who will join former European teammate and rookie third overall pick Luca Doncic.
Mejri has spent the past three seasons in Dallas. The 32-year-old Tunisian has career averages of 3.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 168 games. He led the Mavericks in field goal percentage and blocks the past two seasons.
Clippers re-sign free-agent forward Montrezl Harrell
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have re-signed free-agent forward Montrezl Harrell.
He averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds in 76 games last season, while shooting 63 percent from the floor.
The Clippers acquired Harrell in June 2017 as part of the blockbuster deal that sent All-Star guard Chris Paul to Houston.
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki is officially signed for a record 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks announced Monday that they had re-signed the 13-time All-Star. That was their plan when they declined a team option on Nowitzki's contract at the start of free agency to create more room under the salary cap before signing DeAndre Jordan.
DeAndre Jordan has committed to the Mavericks again, and the center offered an emoji to prove it three years after he backed out on a deal to join Dallas.
The Mavericks and Jordan agreed quickly after free agency opened Sunday on a one-year contract at roughly the $24.1 million he was set to make with the Clippers next season, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are making another run at DeAndre Jordan, three years after the center jilted them in free agency to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jordan has opted out of the final year of that contract he signed with LA in 2015, and the Mavericks intend to pursue him as an unrestricted free agent, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seemed fairly clear that Marcin Gortat and the Washington Wizards were ready to part ways. Now they will.
The Wizards traded Gortat, their starting center, to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers on Tuesday night. Both players are entering the final season of their contracts and are set to earn similar salaries, making a straight-up exchange work under NBA rules.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson were introduced in Los Angeles on Monday as the newest Clippers guards. The duo, selected in the NBA draft last week, won't be under the bright spotlight just yet.
That's reserved for center DeAndre Jordan.
This is the final week before the NBA's free agency period begins Sunday, and the biggest question mark for the Clippers is whether center Jordan will opt in or out of his contract.
LeBron James is putting himself in position to play in a fourth Olympics, and Kevin Durant and Chris Paul a third.
The NBA stars were among the headline names on the list of 35 players chosen Friday for USA Basketball's national team pool of players for 2018-20.
Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis also were on the list of players the Americans can choose from if they qualify for the 2019 Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympics.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just when it appeared the Los Angeles Clippers were doomed, they rallied for a dramatic and much-needed win for their playoff hopes.
Tobias Harris scored 31 points, Lou Williams added 22 and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-110 on Tuesday night.
Harris made 11 of 19 shots and Williams scored 15 points in the final quarter to spark the Clippers' comeback. It was the 37th time this season Williams has scored 20 or more as a reserve.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers came out attacking, moving the ball and hitting 3-pointers to start the game. Then they got stagnant.
It nearly cost them.
They blew a 16-point, first-half lead and rallied from five down on a slew of 3s in the fourth to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-98 on Tuesday night and boost their playoff hopes.
Tobias Harris scored 19 points, DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 16 rebounds, and Lou Williams added 16 points off the bench.
Williams scores 26, Clippers beat Raptors 117-106
TORONTO (AP) — Lou Williams got going in the fourth quarter —and carried the Los Angeles Clippers to a much-needed victory.
Williams scored 26 points against his former team, 18 in the final quarter, and the Clippers overcame an 18-point first-quarter deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 117-106 on Sunday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Their playoff hopes fading after a deflating loss a night earlier, the Los Angeles Clippers were desperate for a win.
"We've got to be one team, one unit and play with high energy and compete," Austin Rivers said. "Let's play harder than the other team."
DeAndre Jordan had 25 points and 22 rebounds, Rivers scored 22 and made a key late 3-pointer, and the Clippers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 127-120 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 23 points and CJ McCollum added 21 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to their 13th straight victory, 122-109 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night.
Portland's dynamic guard duo led five Blazers players in double-figures, with Maurice Harkless scoring 21 points, Jusuf Nurkic 17 along with 12 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu adding 16 points.
Jordan, Williams lead Clippers over Bulls 112-106
CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers need all the wins they can get if they're going to make the playoffs for the seventh straight year — even the ugly ones.
So they'll take this.
DeAndre Jordan dominated with 29 points and 18 rebounds, Lou Williams scored 26 and the Clippers beat the Chicago Bulls 112-106 on Tuesday night.
Tobias Harris added 18 points, and the Clippers started to take control late in the third quarter on the way to their fifth win in six games.
Clippers easily defeat James and Cavaliers 116-102
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers was a statement game to the Los Angeles Clippers only in that it lifted them into the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.
DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 23 rebounds and Tobias Harris scored 23 points in a 116-102 victory Friday night. The Clippers hold the eighth spot by percentage points over Utah and Denver.