MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis rookie Jevon Carter had the game of his career on the final night of the regular season against a skeleton crew of Golden State Warriors.
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.
Conley, Holiday help Grizzlies beat Timberwolves 108-106
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley put together quite a performance in possibly his final game with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Conley had 25 points and nine assists, and the Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-106 on Tuesday night on Justin Holiday's two free throws with .1 seconds remaining.
Conley and longtime teammate Marc Gasol are being shopped around ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. Gasol was a late scratch amid reports about the Grizzlies being in trade talks.
Jokic, Barton help Nuggets rally to beat Grizzlies 95-92
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets are off to the best start in franchise history.
Only took until the last half of the fourth quarter for them to look the part Monday night.
Jokic scored 24 points and made a go-ahead hook shot with 28.9 seconds left, and the Nuggets overcame a 25-point second-half deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-92.
Grizzlies acquire Justin Holiday from Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — The struggling Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls for guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr.
Memphis also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to Chicago in the deal Thursday. The Bulls waived guard Cameron Payne in another move.
Markkanen scores 32, Bulls beat Magic 90-80
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether it was driving inside for a poster-worthy dunk or burying 3-pointers, Lauri Markkanen did exactly what the Chicago Bulls needed him to do.
Markkanen scored a season-high 32 points and the Bulls won for just the third time in 15 games, beating the Magic 90-80 on Friday night.
"I think I can do multiple things, so take one thing away from me I can do other stuff," he said. "I think we did a good job of recognizing their coverages, using that to our advantage."
Turner’s double-double leads Pacers past Bulls 96-90
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers aren't picky or worried about style points.
With All-Star guard Victor Oladipo out for an eighth straight game with a sore right knee, the Pacers will take wins, no matter how they come.
Myles Turner matched his season high with 18 points and added 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Pacers defeated Chicago 96-90 on Tuesday night and spoiled the debut of new Bulls coach Jim Boylen.
Antetokounmpo scores 36 points, Bucks hold off Bulls 116-113
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo kept doing his thing for the Milwaukee Bucks.
But he still needed a helping hand from teammate Khris Middleton, who sank a clutch 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left to send the Bucks to a 116-113 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Antetokounmpo had a season-high 36 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in an entertaining duel with former teammate Jabari Parker, who paced the Bulls with 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
CHICAGO (AP) — Many believe it's in the Bulls' best interests to lose as many games as possible as the regular season winds down.
The players don't.
Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 21 off the bench to lead Chicago to a 120-114 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night.
Markkanen didn't play in the fourth quarter and totaled just 24 minutes for the game. The 7-foot rookie was 8 of 14 from the field, including 5 of 6 on 3-pointers.
Bulls hang on down stretch, beat Grizzlies 119-110
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls envision Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn leading them to tight wins - someday in bigger spots than this.
Markkanen scored 22 points, LaVine and Dunn added 21 apiece, and Chicago hung on to hand the Memphis Grizzlies their 15th straight loss, 119-110 on Wednesday night.
The Bulls had a 21-point lead whittle to one but came away with their fourth win in 18 games.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls will start playing Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday again after receiving a reminder from the league about player rest and tanking.
Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said the league communicated with the team after the All-Star break about those two players and their diminishing roles.
Kris Dunn, Bulls survive frantic rally to beat Mavs
DALLAS (AP) — Kris Dunn scored a career-high 32 points, Justin Holiday added 23 and the Chicago Bulls held off a frantic Dallas rally in a 127-124 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night.
Rookie Lauri Markkanen had 16 with an emphatic follow-up dunk during a surge that put the Bulls up 10 with 1:08 to play.
Dunn, Bulls survive frantic finish to beat Mavericks 127-124
DALLAS (AP) — Kris Dunn, Justin Holiday and the Chicago Bulls kept making free throws in the final minute. Somehow, the Dallas Mavericks kept getting closer.
Bulls rally for a 92-87 win over Knicks
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls struggled for long stretches. They looked fatigued at times on the second night of back-to-back games. And they found a way to win anyway.
Kris Dunn scored 17 points, including two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and the surging Bulls rallied to beat the New York Knicks 92-87 on Wednesday.
Markkanen scores 24, Bulls end skid with OT win over Hornets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Chicago Bulls thought they were trending in the right direction in the last few games of their 10-game losing streak. On Friday night, they kept their poise and finished strong.
Lauri Markkanen had 24 points, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, and 12 rebounds to lead Chicago to a 119-111 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
James scores 34 as point guard, leads Cavaliers over Bulls
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.
Bulls sign guard Justin Holiday
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls say they have signed guard Justin Holiday.
The team did not announce the terms of the deal on Monday, though the Associated Press reported last week he agreed to a $9 million, two-year contract.
CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a $9 million, two-year contract with guard Justin Holiday.
The person spoke Sunday night on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until Thursday.
Without Anthony and Rose, Knicks top Heat 98-94
MIAMI (AP) — Whenever New York was tested, the Knicks had an answer. And Miami's road to the playoffs likely got a bit tougher.
Kristaps Porzingis scored 22 points, Courtney Lee added 20 and the Knicks led nearly the entire way in beating the Heat 98-94 on Friday night, holding Miami to 22 percent shooting in the fourth quarter.
Knicks roll after halftime lineup change, beat Mavs 93-77
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks spent $72 million to make Joakim Noah the anchor of their defense.
On Monday, they sat him down and turned around a game.
Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 24 points, and the Knicks rolled after a halftime lineup change and beat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 93-77.