INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The short-handed Indiana Pacers overcame the absence of two keys players — and Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns' fast start.
Warriors win 11th straight, cap perfect trip in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 26 points in the first half, DeMarcus Cousins added 22 and the Golden State Warriors extended the league's longest winning streak this season to 11 with a 132-100 rout of the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
Kevin Durant had 16 points for the Warriors, who have won a league-best 10 consecutive road games and got their first sweep on a five-game road trip since November 2014. And Draymond Green didn't even play.
Pacers defense shuts down Doncic, Mavs in 111-99 victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMIllan threw everything he could at rookie Luka Doncic.
McMillan asked defensive whiz Victor Oladipo to challenge Doncic's shots, outmuscle him on the perimeter and stay in front when Doncic drove. When the calls didn't go his way and the shots didn't fall, Doncic got frustrated and then ejected.
He finished with his lowest point total in more than a month, and the Pacers pulled away from the Dallas Mavericks for a 111-99 victory on Saturday night.
Young, Sabonis, Evans power Pacers past Hawks 129-121
ATLANTA (AP) — Victor Oladipo loves it when Indiana gets so many players involved in the offense.
Thaddeus Young scored 21 points, Domantas Sabonis and Tyreke Evans each added 19, and the Pacers won their third straight game with a 129-121 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
"Everybody was scoring," Oladipo said. "We had very balanced scoring tonight. We just to have to continue getting better every game."
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.
Sore knee to keep Oladipo out of Pacers’ lineup indefinitely
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely as he tries to recover from a sore right knee.
Oladipo already has missed six straight games with the injury and the Pacers are 3-3 without him. Indiana finishes a four-game road trip Saturday at Sacramento.
Evans scores 23 points to lead Pacers past Heat 99-91
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyreke Evans came off the bench and provided the spark that Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan knew he was capable of.
Evans hit five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 23 points in leading the Pacers to a 99-91 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
"When I come in with the second unit, I have to bring it," Evans said. "I was just being aggressive, making the right pass, taking the open 3 and attacking the glass. I wasn't thinking or second guessing."
Pacers’ Evans to sit out game after being late for practice
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana guard Tyreke Evans will sit out the Pacers' game Saturday night at Cleveland because of a violation of team rules.
"I was late for practice," Evans said in a tweet posted by the team Friday. "This is the most professional and team-oriented organization I have been with in my career. They deserve my best every day and I am disappointed in myself for causing a distraction that prevents me from being able to help my team tomorrow. I will do better."
Oladipo scores 25 points to lead Pacers past Nets 132-112
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo credits solid defense for the Indiana Pacers' strong offensive production.
"I think defensively we were really good (and) I think that's why we were effective offensively," Oladipo said after scoring 25 points with seven rebounds and leading Indiana to a 132-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.
Kyle O'Quinn is joining the Indiana Pacers.
A person familiar with the terms tells The Associated Press that O'Quinn has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal remains unsigned.
O'Quinn was with the New York Knicks last season. He becomes the third free agent to pick Indiana this summer, joining Doug McDermott and Tyreke Evans.
For those seeking the trend in NBA free agency this year, it's this: Most players are either staying put, or taking short-term deals that allow them to hit the market again next summer.
Grizzlies snap 19-game skid with 101-94 win vs Nuggets
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets did something no NBA team has done in almost seven weeks — lost to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Tyreke Evans added 20 and the Grizzlies snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies fought, rallied and were on the verge of snapping their losing streak, only to have an ill-advised foul lead to two successful free throws and another defeat.
Grizzlies’ Tyreke Evans to undergo MRI on injured ribs
MIAMI (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans will undergo a precautionary MRI Sunday on injured right ribs that forced him to miss their game at Miami.
Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he doesn't anticipate a long absence for Evans, who is averaging a team-high 19.4 points per game.
Evans left Friday's game against Cleveland in the fourth quarter because of the injury. Jarell Martin started for Evans against Miami on Saturday night.
Grizzlies say they kept Evans after not getting right offer
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After several strange days filled with uncertainty, Tyreke Evans is still a member of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Much to surprise of Evans — and his teammates.
The Grizzlies sat Evans for five games before the trade deadline, but general manager Chris Wallace said Friday that Memphis never received the right offer, so decided not to deal the team's leading scorer.
Evans out for Grizzlies as trade speculation swirls
DETROIT (AP) — Tyreke Evans is not with the Memphis Grizzlies for Thursday night's game at Detroit as trade speculation swirls around the veteran guard.
The Grizzlies listed Evans as having an illness, but interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff confirmed before the game that the team isn't likely to play him before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.
Bickerstaff says: "They're involved in conversations, and when those conversations are resolved, a final decision will be made."
Evans has 23 points, 10 assists as Grizzlies beat Knicks
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a pivotal moment, a rookie got the best of a veteran, stemming a late rally by the New York Knicks.
Courtney Lee got a technical foul while jawing with Memphis rookie Dillon Brooks, setting up three pivotal free throws by Tyreke Evans in the Grizzlies' 105-99 win Wednesday night.
The Knicks, who had trailed by 18 in the third quarter, were within 102-99 when the teams set up for a jump ball with 17.8 seconds remaining. That's when Lee and Brooks began talking smack.
Tyreke Evans scores 26 points, Grizzlies beat Kings 114-96
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tyreke Evans' decision to gamble and sign a one-year deal with Memphis this past offseason is looking increasingly more like a safe bet for the veteran guard.
His troublesome right knee is no longer bothering him as much, either.
Evans had 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists against his former team and the Grizzlies beat the Sacramento Kings 114-96 on Sunday.
Evans 32 points lead Grizzlies past Lakers, 109-99
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyreke Evans started his career by being voted the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 2010 after averaging 20.1 points for Sacramento.
The next six years were difficult. He battled knee problems and missed games, and his scoring average plummeted to 10.3 points per game last season.
But Evans is finding his game again with Memphis, which the Lakers could attest to after he scored 32 points Wednesday night to lead the Grizzlies to a 109-99 victory over Los Angeles.
Evans, Gasol help Grizzlies defeat Clippers 115-112
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies haven't won many games lately, and those few victories have featured drama in the closing seconds.
Tyreke Evans had 30 points and 11 assists, Marc Gasol had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and Memphis snapped a three-game losing streak with a 115-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
LeBron James takes over, Cavaliers win 11th straight
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 34 points, including seven in the final 1:22, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111 on Saturday night for their 11th straight victory.
Memphis has lost 11 in a row, including three since David Fizdale was fired Monday and replaced by interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff.
James, the reigning NBA Player of the Month, also had 12 assists. Kevin Love added 20 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland.
Grizzlies announce they’ve signed guard Tyreke Evans
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Tyreke Evans.
The Grizzlies announced the signing Monday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Evans, who played collegiately at Memphis, split last season between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 10.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 40 games.
Pelicans searching for right plan with Cousins in fold
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — As Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins hoisted up extra shots near one another after practice, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry stood in a far corner of the club's practice gym, trying to explain why New Orleans hasn't won in three games since the All-Star big men became teammates.
Pelicans sign Jarrett Jack to 10-day deal, bulk up backcourt
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Jarrett Jack joined the New Orleans Pelicans on a 10-day contract, giving the team backcourt depth as it heads into its final 24 games with a playoff berth within reach.
The 11-year veteran hasn't played since seriously injuring his right knee 32 games into the 2015-16 season while he was a starter with Brooklyn. He averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists for the Nets last season.
Pelicans waive Terrence Jones, add Thompson
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Terrence Jones and signed shooting guard Hollis Thompson to a 10-day contract.
The moves, announced Thursday evening, give New Orleans more depth at shooting guard after the club traded away guards Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and Langston Galloway to Sacramento as part of a trade Sunday night that brought All-Star 6-foot-11 forward DeMarcus Cousins and 6-9 forward Omri Casspi to the Pelicans.
Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago
Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed into All-Star weekend convinced it was finally time to part ways with ultra-talented center DeMarcus Cousins.
Befitting a franchise that appears headed to a 11th straight season without a playoff berth, the Kings even seemed to botch that. Sacramento dealt Cousins and forward Omri Casspi to New Orleans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer.
Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins may be heading to the New Orleans Pelicans. A person familiar with the situation says the Kings have agreed to trade Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans for Tyreke Evans, rookie Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first and second-round draft picks this summer. Cousins has played his entire career with Sacramento, averaging 21 points and 10.8 rebounds in 6 ½ seasons.
Davis leads Pelicans past Magic 118-88
New Orleans (AP) — Given a huge assist by the NBA schedule-makers, the New Orleans Pelicans took full advantage.
Anthony Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the Pelicans cruised past the road-weary, short-handed Orlando Magic 118-98 on Wednesday night.
Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway added 18 points each for the Pelicans, who never trailed after the first quarter and extended their lead to as many as 28 points.
In his latest column, ESPN.com writer Zach Lowe wrote about how the New Orleans Pelicans haven't found their identity yet, despite acquiring veterans Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans to surround superstar talent Anthony Davis.
Pelicans, minus Davis, hand Nets 8th straight loss, 104-95
NEW YORK (AP) — Even minus Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans made it a New York City sweep.
Playing without their All-Star center, the Pelicans got a season-high 29 points from Tyreke Evans and 24 points and 12 rebounds from Terrence Jones as they defeated the reeling Brooklyn Nets 104-95 on Thursday night.
Evans back but Frazier out for Pelicans; Pacers’ Stuckey out
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guard Tyreke Evans is slated to play for the first time this season in Thursday night's game against the Indiana Pacers.
Evans missed most of last season with a right knee injury and his rehabilitation has also spanned the first 26 games of this season.
Pelicans GM: G Jrue Holiday will play 1st game Friday night
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday will play for the first time this season on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, general manager Dell Demps said Tuesday.
Meanwhile, guard Tyreke Evans returned to practice on a non-contact basis Tuesday. Demps said it is unclear when Evans will play, but that he appears to be in "great shape."