Brooklyn Nets (35-37, seventh in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Toronto Raptors (53-19, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All the Brooklyn Nets were missing Tuesday were their leaders in salary, points, points per game, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and 3-pointers. If that wasn’t...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Crawford made his Brooklyn debut, and it ended quickly.
Crawford hurt his left hamstring in the second quarter of the Nets’ game against the Milwaukee...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Crawford is coming off a 51-point game.
People may have forgotten. After all, it was more than 450 days ago. And for a while, it looked like that game...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets plugged a couple holes in their roster Thursday with a pair of well-traveled veteran scorers.
The Nets signed three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal...
PHOENIX (AP) — The short-handed Phoenix Suns closed out their home season with a victory Friday and looked toward their final two games, which they need to win to match last year's 21...
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker said he heard from the Cleveland Cavaliers bench that he wasn't going to score 50 points.
That was fine with Booker, because he knew it meant his teammates would...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams is close to etching his name in the record book as the NBA's career leader in points off the bench.
He scored 40 points, 19 in the second quarter, to help the...
MIAMI (AP) — Devin Booker came into his final matchup against Dwyane Wade looking to be the next player on the list of those who have snared a retirement-season jersey from the Miami...
NEW YORK (AP) — A 4-24 record didn't discourage the Phoenix Suns, so a seven-point halftime deficit certainly wouldn't.
The young Suns wiped away the second one, and insist they'll keep chipping away at the first.
"We're building," guard Devin Booker said. "We're getting better every game."
Booker tied his season high with 38 points, T.J. Warren scored 17 of his 26 during Phoenix's 41-point third quarter and the Suns beat the New York Knicks 128-110 on Monday night for their third straight victory.
PHOENIX (AP) — Nikola Vucevic knew he faced a challenge against Phoenix Suns rookie Deandre Ayton in the post on Friday night. He also knew he'd have an advantage on offense.
Vucevic deployed his veteran experience against this year's top overall draft pick and finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds as the Orlando Magic defeated the Suns 99-85.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Phoenix Suns didn't look like the team with the second-worst record in the NBA in facing Milwaukee.
The Suns turned the tables on the league's second-best team, controlling the game from the outset and withstanding a late rally, defeating the Bucks 116-114 on Friday night on Jamal Crawford's jumper with 0.8 seconds left.
The victory gave the Suns their first road win of the season.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have officially announced the signing of veteran guard Jamal Crawford.
Wednesday's announcement ahead of the team's season opener against Dallas came two days after there were multiple reports that Crawford and the Suns had agreed to a one-year deal.
The 38-year-old Crawford is entering his 19th NBA season and has a career average of 15 points per game. He averaged 10.3 points in 80 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season.
DALLAS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns was ready to set the pick to free Jamal Crawford for the game-clinching shot.
Crawford waved him off and made the shot anyway.
Towns had 21 points and 20 rebounds, Crawford scored 24 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Dallas Mavericks 93-92 on Friday night to gain ground in the tight Western Conference playoff race.
Crawford scored 13 in the fourth quarter, none bigger than his 17-footer with 9.6 seconds left to put his team up by four.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing short-handed, the Minnesota Timberwolves grew up a bit.
Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 40 points and Jeff Teague added 30 to help them hang on for a 126-118 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night that snapped the Wolves' four-game road skid.
Without injured Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford, the Timberwolves overcame 56 percent shooting by the Clippers and made 33 of 39 free throws — led by Teague's 16 of 17 — to win for the seventh time in nine games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves got their first-ever Christmas victory, and with the way things are coming together, it could be the first of many showcase wins.
Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-104 on Monday night.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Monday that he is ready to commit nearly $150 million to Andrew Wiggins with a max-level extension of his rookie contract. Before he does so, Taylor wants to sit down face-to-face with Wiggins to hear the former No. 1 overall pick commit to the franchise in a similar fashion.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have waived center Diamond Stone, only three weeks he was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a three-team trade.
Stone's 2017-18 contract for $1,312,611 is guaranteed.
Stone averaged 9 points and 3.5 rebounds in four games with Atlanta's Las Vegas summer league team following the July 7 trade.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At 37 years old and having never played in the NBA Finals, Jamal Crawford certainly could have gone ring chasing when he received a buyout from the Atlanta Hawks.
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, who have met in the last three finals, were both interested in the veteran scorer. LeBron James was calling Crawford personally to recruit him to Cleveland.
So naturally, Crawford chose ... the Minnesota Timberwolves?
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves were in desperate need of a scorer off the bench. Jamal Crawford has made a living doing just that.
Crawford reached agreement with the Timberwolves on a two-year deal Saturday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he cannot be signed until he clears waivers.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have waived Jamal Crawford after agreeing to a buyout of his contract.
The Hawks acquired the three-time Sixth Man of the Year from the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday in a three-team trade that included Denver. With the Hawks apparently entering a rebuilding era, Crawford will be able to sign with a contending team if he's not claimed.
DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers acquired sharp-shooting forward Danilo Gallinari from Denver as part of a three-team trade that also involved Atlanta on Thursday.
In the swap, Los Angeles sent Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone, cash considerations and a protected 2018 first-round pick to the Hawks. The Nuggets receive a 2019 second-round pick from Atlanta.