Minnesota Timberwolves (3-7, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7-5, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota visits the Los Angeles Lakers after Anthony Edwards scored 48 points in the Timberwolves' 123-110 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Butler will miss the final three quarters of the Miami Heat's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a sprained right ankle.
Butler scored seven points while playing the entire first quarter Wednesday night, but the Heat ruled him out for the rest of the game.
Miami Heat (7-3, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (6-5, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts the Miami Heat after the Lakers took down the Charlotte Hornets 126-123 in overtime.
Charlotte Hornets (5-6, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (5-5, 10th in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lakers -2.5
Houston Rockets (1-4, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (3-3, ninth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Lakers host the Houston Rockets.
Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (2-3, ninth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland will attempt to prolong its three-game win streak with a victory over Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Lakers (2-2, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (0-4, 15th in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Los Angeles Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers (1-2, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (1-2, 12th in the Western Conference)
San Antonio; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles travels to San Antonio for a Western Conference matchup.
Memphis Grizzlies (2-0, third in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (0-2, 13th in the Western Conference)
Phoenix Suns (0-1, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (0-1, 11th in the Western Conference)
DETROIT (AP) — Nemanja Bjelica scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half, and the Miami Heat routed the Detroit Pistons 120-107 on Sunday night despite holding out several key players in a relatively meaningless game.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton and Bryn Forbes each scored 21 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Miami Heat 122-108 on Saturday night in a potential first-round playoff series preview.
Jrue Holiday added 20 points and 10 assists for the Bucks, who have won three straight and eight of their last nine.
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler likes Miami's chances against anybody in a seven-game playoff series.
BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Herro scored 24 points and the Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot and sent the Boston Celtics to the brink of the play-in tournament Tuesday night with a 129-121 victory.
Miami moved into a tie with idle Atlanta for fifth place in the Eastern Conference...
MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra got a milestone win, and it didn’t come easily.
Jimmy Butler scored 29 points, Bam Adebayo scored 21 and the Miami Heat went on a 17-0 run in the second half before hanging on late to beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-111 on Wednesday night...
MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo’s 13-foot jumper rattled in as time expired, and the Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-107 on Sunday to snap a three-game slide...
MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo was supposed to call timeout. He had another idea. This was the scenario that he had envisioned in his mind so many times, game tied, crowd on its feet, ball in his hands, final seconds ticking away...
Miami Heat (28-26, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (34-20, fourth in the Western Conference)...
Miami Heat (28-25, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (38-15, second in the Western Conference)...
Phoenix Suns (28-13, second in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (22-21, fifth in the Eastern Conference)...
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat don't believe in statement wins.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Miami Heat's road trip started slowly, Kendrick Nunn thinks they are picking up steam because of a team chemistry that is growing at every stop...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rookie of the Year Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie Team that was announced Tuesday...
The Mad Ants tried a several remedies for their doldrums Sunday. There were unusual lineup combinations, shots hoisted from every which angle and even an awesome moment after the first quarter in which Davon Reed grabbed the public address announcer's microphone and asked the Memorial Coliseum fans to get pumped up to help ignite the team.
It was Oakland's version of a "one-and-done."
And what a "one" it was.
Kendrick Nunn, in his lone season wearing the Golden Grizzlies uniform, was named Horizon League player of the year, in coaches' and media voting announced Wednesday.
Oakland men's basketball just can't get healthy, and that's bad news heading into Saturday's marquee game against No. 2 Michigan State at Little Caesars Arena.
Star guard Kendrick Nunn has been dealing with a sprained ankle that he rolled more than a month ago, and he'll be a game-time decision.