MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies finally held onto a fourth-quarter lead thanks to the play of their starting guards.
Dillon Brooks scored 31 points, rookie Ja Morant added 26 and...
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-2, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (1-5, 14th in the Western Conference)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rookie Ja Morant had the best game of his young career and veteran Jae Crowder hit a game-winner to make the Memphis Grizzlies' first victory of the season...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah took an alternate route to upgrade its roster rather than building through the NBA draft Thursday night.
The Jazz sent the No. 23 pick to Memphis on Wednesday as...
The Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise's best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An eye injury forced Donovan Mitchell to spend much of the first quarter in the locker room. His vision seemed better than ever when he returned.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Before the game even started, Joe Ingles was exhausted.
Shooting videos with son Jacob, emotional meetings with other families affected by autism and generally doing...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Donovan Mitchell lifted off for the baseline dunk that put the exclamation point on Utah's win over Minnesota, he didn't even know if he was going to get above the...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In their first home game after the NBA All-Star break, the Utah Jazz had plenty of energy down the stretch.
Utah pulled away for a 125-109 victory over the Dallas...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Once Utah got warmed up on the perimeter, Denver couldn't do anything to cool the Jazz.
The long-distance barrage kept the Nuggets on their heels for the better part of four quarters and allowed Utah to scratch out a 114-108 win Wednesday night. Utah made 13 3-pointers before halftime - a franchise record for any half - and finished 19-of-46 (.413) from 3-point range.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic had heard enough.
Rudy Gobert chirped after blocking his shot and Jae Crowder got in his face. But in the third quarter, Nurkic tuned out all that noise and put the Portland Trail Blazers in position to beat the Utah Jazz 109-104 on Monday night.
"They started talking a little bit too much," Nurkic said. "But I'm too busy to have all those conversations."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After going 9-12 through the first two months of the season, the Utah Jazz are moving up.
Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points in Utah's 129-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night for its first five-game winning streak of the season.
Mitchell, coming off Western Conference player of the week honors, has averaged 30.3 points over his last six games.
The Jazz are 8-2 in their last 10, matching Golden State's record as the best in the West over that stretch.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 45 points, Pascal Siakam had a career-best 28 points with 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 122-116 on Tuesday night.
Norman Powell scored a season-high 14 points, and the Raptors won their fourth straight at home.
Jae Crowder scored a career-high 30 points, Derrick Favors had 21 and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as the Jazz dropped to 10-12 on the road and 18-20 overall.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After struggling early amid high expectations, the Utah Jazz feel like they're finding their rhythm once again.
Ricky Rubio had 24 points and eight assists to lead the Utah Jazz to a 120-90 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Kyle Korver scored 18 points and Jae Crowder added 16 as the two combined to shoot 7 for 14 on 3-pointers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte packed the paint, and Utah took advantage.
Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off the Hornets 119-111 on Friday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A little film study went a long way for Ricky Rubio and helped Utah keep its long winning streak in Sacramento going.
Even with leading scorer Donovan Mitchell sitting out with bruised ribs.
Rubio scored 23 of his 27 points in the first half, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 15 rebounds and the Jazz beat the Kings 133-112 on Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Ricky Rubio was shoved to the floor twice, it didn't take long for the rest of his Utah Jazz teammates to come to his defense.
"On this team, we all love each other, so that makes it easy to stick up for each other," rookie Donovan Mitchell said.
Mitchell scored 23 points to lead the Jazz to a 116-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, their eighth consecutive victory.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If there's such a thing as a perfect quarter, the Utah Jazz came close to playing one.
No one could have scripted a better start to Utah's 110-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night than what unfolded for the Jazz in the first quarter. They never trailed and buried Detroit early behind a barrage of crisp passes and smooth baskets.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Utah Jazz are putting together overall winning streaks with an even longer stretch of success on the road.
The Memphis Grizzlies simply aren't winning anywhere.
Utah won its fifth consecutive game and 10th in a row on the road Friday night, as Jae Crowder scored a season-high 22 points in a 95-78 victory over the Grizzlies.
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 24 points, Jae Crowder made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:21 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers began a long stretch without injured All-Star Kevin Love by holding off the Miami Heat 91-89 on Wednesday night.
The Cavs rebounded from a troubling loss at Detroit — Cleveland gave up 125 points to the undermanned Pistons — and prevented the Heat from overtaking them for third place in the Eastern Conference standings.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love's latest move hasn't made any of the Cavaliers screaming mad.
There's a positive change.
Targeted by some teammates during a heated meeting this week, Love is returning to power forward after Cavs coach Tyronn Lue tweaked his lineup in hopes of reviving a team that has dropped 10 of 13 games.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Isaiah Thomas is back on the court doing what he does best.
The All-Star point guard made his long-awaited debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, his first action since re-injuring his right hip on May 19 in the Eastern Conference finals.
With the crowd stirring, Thomas sat at the scorer's table before checking in to a loud ovation with 4:33 left in the first quarter of the Cavs' game with the Portland Trail Blazers.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Isaiah Thomas is one big step closer to joining the Cavaliers.
Cleveland assigned the All-Star point guard to its Canton G-League team so he could practice and scrimmage with the Charge on Thursday, a significant development in his recovery from a torn labrum in his right hip. Thomas was scheduled to work out at the Cavs' training facility in Independence.
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 34 points in a rare start at point guard and the Cleveland Cavaliers, using another early season lineup, awakened after a sluggish first half and beat the Chicago Bulls 119-112 on Tuesday night.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Following Cleveland's final practice before a season opener against Boston with playoff-level hype, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue still wasn't sure if LeBron James was playing Tuesday.
J.R. Smith knows.
"Oh, he's gonna go," Smith said of his celebrated teammate. "He's gonna go, trust me that. I don't care what he's gotta do, he's gonna play."
From Kyrie Irving's move to Boston and Dwyane Wade's arrival in Cleveland, a team-by-team look at the Eastern Conference by division with the tipoff of the season a week away:
LAST SEASON: 53-29, lost in Eastern Conference finals.
COACH: Brad Stevens (fifth season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Kyrie Irving (25.2 ppg, Cleveland), G Gordon Hayward (21.9 ppg, Utah), F Jaylen Brown (6.6 ppg), F Marcus Morris, (14.0 ppg, Detroit), C Al Horford (14.0 ppg).
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving turned the NBA world upside down multiple times this summer.
It happened the first time after news leaked out that he had asked the Cleveland Cavaliers front office to trade him from the team he helped lead to a championship in 2016.
Then Irving was in the spotlight again as the centerpiece of a league-shaking trade that sent him to the rival Boston Celtics in exchange for a package that included Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love is being moved after all — from forward to center.
Love, who has been the subject of trade speculation for three years in Cleveland, will be the club's new starting center, coach Tyronn Lue announced Monday night after the team played an intra-squad scrimmage at Quicken Loans Arena.