Lillard scores 33 points, Blazers beat Mavericks 126-118
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers believe they can use games like this one against Dallas to help them prepare for the final push toward the playoffs.
McCollum has 26 points, Blazers beat Suns 127-120
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It didn't matter to CJ McCollum that the Trail Blazers were expected to beat the Phoenix Suns, winners of just 15 games this season.
Booker to defend 3-point contest title vs Curry brothers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Booker is ready to take on the Curry brothers.
The Phoenix Suns guard will look to defend his NBA All-Star 3-point championship from a year ago against brothers Stephen and Seth Curry on Feb. 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stephen Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, won the event in 2015 while brother Seth, who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers, is competing in his first 3-point contest.
McCollum has triple-double, Trail Blazers beat Hawks 120-111
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the Trail Blazers playing without All-Star guard Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum reminded everybody just how good Portland's other guard are.
McCollum had 28 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career triple-double, leading the Trail Blazers to a 120-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
"CJ was terrific, maybe his best all-around game of the year," Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said.
Curry accent: Brothers Steph, Seth Curry in 3-point contest
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA's All-Star weekend is shaping up to be quite the family affair, with the Curry brothers facing each other in the 3-point contest.
Stephen Curry told ESPN he and brother Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers will square off Feb. 16 in Charlotte, their hometown.
The Golden State star says the contest will be fun, but he knows his brother is "going to be gunning for me, though. That's the problem."
Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 120-106 win over Suns
PHOENIX (AP) — It took a while, but the Portland Trail Blazers finally did what they were supposed to do with the depleted Phoenix Suns.
Damian Lillard scored 24 points, CJ McCollum and Jake Layman added 20 apiece and the Trail Blazers pulled away in the second half to hand the Suns their sixth straight loss, 120-106 on Thursday night.
The Trail Blazers beat Phoenix for the ninth straight time. Portland has won four of five and eight of 11 overall.
Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A struggling Trail Blazers bench finally got rolling Friday night, setting a season high for points in a confidence-boosting win over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors.
Zach Collins scored 16 points and Seth Curry added a season-best 13, including three key 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter, as Portland held off the league's top team for a 128-122 victory.
Curry and Collins both played pivotal roles off a Blazers bench that outscored Toronto's reserves 58-26.
Markieff Morris fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington forward Markieff Morris has been fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct late in the Wizards' overtime victory at Portland on Monday night.
The NBA announced the penalty Wednesday before the Wizards played at the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.
Wizards’ Morris fined $15,000 for grabbing Curry’s shorts
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris has been fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct for grabbing an opponent's uniform.
NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the fine on Wednesday.
It stems from the final play of the fourth quarter of the Wizards' 125-124 overtime win over the Trail Blazers on Monday.
Mavs’ Seth Curry has season-ending surgery for leg injury
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry has undergone season-ending surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume full activities within three months.
Curry, the younger brother of Golden State star Stephen Curry, hasn't played this season because of the injury. The 27-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Curry had the procedure Thursday.
AP source: Mavs’ Seth Curry set for season-ending surgery
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry will have surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg, an injury that has sidelined him all season, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.
The season-ending procedure is planned because the injury wasn't healing fast enough on its own, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the surgery hasn't been announced.
Seth Curry out indefinitely for Mavs with left leg injury
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a stress reaction of his left tibia.
The Mavericks said Saturday that no timetable has been set for his return and he would be re-evaluated weekly.
Curry, the younger brother of Stephen Curry, emerged as a 3-point shooting threat for the Mavericks last season.
DALLAS (AP) — Mavericks guard Seth Curry was a late scratch against Oklahoma City with a left shoulder injury.
The absence ended a streak of 34 straight starts for the younger brother of Golden State star Stephen Curry. Dallas was 20-14 in those starts after a horrid start for an injury-plagued team.
Seth Curry was replaced in the lineup Monday night by rookie Yogi Ferrell, who earned a two-year deal with a flashy debut in seven straight starts after joining the Mavericks on a 10-day contract.
Warriors get 28th road win with 112-87 win over Mavs
DALLAS (AP) — A double dose of Curry, with big brother coming out on top again.
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors picked up their 28th road victory over the season with a 112-87 win over younger brother Seth and the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
"It was a fun moment until the game started beating up on us," Seth Curry said. "It's the kind of stuff you dream about as a kid, both of us playing in the NBA and starting."
Nowitzki, Barnes help Mavericks beat Wizards 112-107
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the Dallas Mavericks make an unlikely run to the playoffs, their final quarter on Wednesday night might turn out to be the start of it.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 20 points and Seth Curry added 10 of his 19 in the fourth, and the Mavericks used their highest-scoring period of the season to complete a 112-107 victory over the Washington Wizards that boosted their slim playoff hopes.
Curry, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Thunder, 104-89
DALLAS (AP) — It seems so long ago when Dirk Nowitzki was sidelined with a sore Achilles and the Dallas Mavericks were at the bottom of the Western Conference.
Things sure have changed in just a few months.
Nowitzki is now closing in on another milestone and the Mavs are making a serious run at the playoffs.
DALLAS (AP) — Nerlens Noel had to wait an extra game for his first start in Dallas because he was late to the plane for his first road trip.
The rangy center-forward made a pretty strong case when he finally did join the starting five after coming over from Philadelphia in a trade at the deadline.
Curry, Mavs hand Heat 3rd loss in 19 games with 96-89 win
DALLAS (AP) — Seth Curry signaled for a three-point play when he was knocked down after making a jumper to give Dallas its first lead.
The younger sibling of Golden State's Stephen Curry didn't need any gestures — but still provided them along with some shouts to the crowd — on two long 3-pointers in the second half, the latter putting the Mavericks ahead for good in the final two minutes.
Jackson, Leuer lead Pistons to 98-91 win over Mavericks
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 22 points, Jon Leuer added 20 and the Detroit Pistons beat the Dallas Mavericks 98-91 Wednesday night.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 16 points, Tobias Harris 13 and Ish Smith 10 for the Pistons, led by 27 at halftime before holding on for the win. Detroit outrebounded Dallas 56-36, led by Marcus Morris' 13, Andre Drummond's 11 and Aron Baynes' 11.
Mejri has 17 rebounds to lead Mavs over 76ers 113-95
DALLAS (AP) — Salah Mejri combined to play only nine minutes in Dallas' recent victories over San Antonio and Cleveland. The Mavericks got another nice victory Wednesday night, and Mejri wasn't left out of this one.
The Tunisian center had 16 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, Seth Curry scored 22 points and Dallas beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-95 for its third win in a row and fifth in six games.
Curry’s 24 points help Mavericks hold off Spurs, 105-101
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks took advantage of uncommon mental mistakes by the veteran Spurs to snap a 12-game losing streak in San Antonio.
Seth Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Dallas beat San Antonio 105-101 on Sunday night to hand the Spurs consecutive losses for just the second time this season.
The Mavericks rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first half to win at the AT&T Center for the first time since Nov. 26, 2010.
Barnes scores 23 to lead Mavericks over Knicks, 103-95
DALLAS (AP) — While injuries continue to mount for the Dallas Mavericks, the healthy players who remain are determined to keep pressing forward.
Harrison Barnes scored 23 points and Seth Curry had 20 as the Mavericks beat the New York Knicks 103-95 on Wednesday night.
Dirk Nowitzki added 19 points for Dallas, which was coming off a 49-point blowout of the Los Angeles Lakers. The last-place Mavericks (16-29) have won five of seven.
Mavericks edge Bulls 99-98 for 3rd straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Wesley Matthews was mad at himself after Jimmy Butler's clutch shot in the final minute. He exacted his revenge on the other side of the court.
Matthews made a go-ahead 3-pointer from the wing with 12 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 99-98 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Barnes leads Mavericks to 113-105 win over Wizards
DALLAS (AP) — After a disappointing 2016, the Dallas Mavericks started the new year off on the right foot.
Harrison Barnes scored 26 points and Deron Williams added 21 as the Mavericks rallied to beat the Washington Wizards 113-105 on Tuesday night.
Devin Harris had 17 points and Seth Curry 16 for Dallas, which went 10-24 before the New Year. Williams, Harris and Curry all hit four 3-pointers as Dallas made 17-of-32 from long range.
Harrison Barnes scores 31, Mavericks hold off Lakers 109-97
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After four seasons in the Golden State Warriors' supporting cast, Harrison Barnes is seizing his opportunity to be the main man in Dallas.
Barnes scored 31 points, Seth Curry added 23 and the Mavericks won their second straight game after an 0-5 start, 109-97 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
NBA Western Conference Preview Capsules
Team-by-team capsules for the NBA's Western Conference, listed alphabetically within divisions:
LAST SEASON: 42-40, lost in Western Conference quarterfinals.
COACH: Rick Carlisle (ninth season, 15th NBA season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Deron Williams (14.1 ppg), G Wesley Matthews (12.5 ppg), F Harrison Barnes (11.7 ppg), F Dirk Nowitzki, (18.3 ppg), C Andrew Bogut (5.4 ppg).
ADDED: Barnes, Bogut, G Seth Curry, F Quincy Acy, C A.J. Hammons.