TORONTO (AP) — Jimmy Butler's big game helped Philadelphia snap a lengthy losing streak in Toronto and, more importantly, brought the 76ers level in their Eastern Conference semifinal...
Redick scores 34 points, 76ers beat Nuggets 117-110
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The new-look Philadelphia 76ers made a strong first impression with little time practicing together.
JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the Sixers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night with four players making their debut.
Tobias Harris had 14 points and eight rebounds in his first game for Philadelphia and Joel Embiid scored 15 and grabbed 12 boards despite playing with a stomach flu.
Harden scores 29 to lead Rockets past Blazers 111-103
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets' bench came to the rescue twice Tuesday night, and the second time made the difference.
James Harden had 29 points and seven Rockets scored in double-figures as Houston used a big second-half run and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 111-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Harden scores 25 in return, Rockets top Bulls 96-88
CHICAGO (AP) — James Harden scored 25 points, including 11 in a decisive run in the third quarter, in his return to the Houston lineup and the Rockets defeated the Chicago Bulls 96-88 on Saturday night.
Harden, who had missed three games with a strained left hamstring, scored 11 straight points in a 1:59 span of the third as the Rockets went on a 15-0 run.
Carmelo Anthony had 17 points and James Ennis added 15 as the Rockets won their second game in two nights after starting the season 1-5.
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 — The Pistons bench has been roundly criticized as the team's weak spot all season.
But on Wednesday night at Little Caesars Arena, the bench was the driving force in ending a three-game losing streak as the Pistons ran roughshod over the Bucks, 110-87, ending a three-game skid.
Stanley Johnson scored 19 to lead a bench attack that put up 63 points and gave the starters the jolt they needed to wake up on the defensive end and run away from Milwaukee.
Atlanta — Sunday was like the basketball version of the first day of school for Pistons forward James Ennis III.
New coaches, new teammates, new uniform, new number.
It's the reality of the NBA trade deadline, only sped up and condensed into a whirlwind couple of days for Ennis, who was acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies for Brice Johnson and a second-round draft pick ahead of last Thursday's deadline.
Brooks scores 19 to lead Grizzlies over Lakers 123-114
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers had won four straight games behind a stalwart defense. It didn't come with them to Memphis.
The Grizzlies shot 51 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range, and eight Memphis players reached double figures in a 123-114 victory over the Lakers on Monday.
Bradley Beal, John Wall lead Wizards past Grizzlies, 93-87
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall helped the Washington Wizards avoid a bad loss.
Wall had 13 points in his return from a sore knee, Bradley Beal scored 18 points and the Wizards held off the Memphis Grizzlies 93-87 on Wednesday night.
Washington surrendered a 17-point third quarter lead and nearly continued its season-long trend of losing games to inferior teams.
Gasol, Grizzlies build big lead, hang on to beat Warriors
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors not only lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, they lost their cool in the closing minute.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both were ejected with 43 seconds left Saturday night, a fitting end to a frustrating night for Warriors in a 111-101 loss to Memphis.
Conley scores 24 points, Grizzlies beat Rockets 115-109
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley is starting to look like his old self again and so are the Memphis Grizzlies.
Conley scored 24 points and Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol each added 16 to help the Grizzlies beat the Houston Rockets 115-109 on Friday night.
"It's good to see us slowly but surely getting back our team," said Memphis coach David Fizdale, who's seen Conley, Chandler Parsons, James Ennis and Vince Carter all return from injury this month.
Grizzlies sign guard Toney Douglas under NBA’s hardship rule
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Toney Douglas under the NBA's hardship rule.
The Grizzlies announced the move Monday, a week after Mike Conley broke several bones on the vertebrae of his lower back. Conley will not have surgery but is expected to miss at least six weeks.
Grizzlies beat winless Pelicans 89-83 in OT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It took an extra five minutes for the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans to finally figure out which team would finally play well enough to win.
The Grizzlies outscored the Pelicans 14-8 in the overtime to eventually grab an 89-83 victory over the still-winless Pelicans on Wednesday night.
"Boy, that was ugly, but I'll take it," Memphis coach David Fizdale said.
Grizzlies waive guard Jordan Adams, center Matt Costello
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have given up on their first-round draft pick from 2014, waiving guard Jordan Adams in their moves to trim their roster for the regular season.
The Grizzlies announced Monday they also waived center Matt Costello.