PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul scored 20 points, Devin Booker added 16 and the Phoenix Suns bounced back from a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves the night before by beating them 113-101 on...
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Oklahoma City Thunder (37-24, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (20-42, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas relishes the chance to battle a worthy big man under the basket.
“It’s always a pleasure to fight down low, and not chase the guys on the 3-point...
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DETROIT (AP) — Langston Galloway’s shot from around midcourt sailed toward the basket, representing Detroit’s last hope to force overtime in another tight game against Charlotte.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo continued to provide the offense, and the Bucks’ defense eventually caught up.
Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 10 rebounds for his 16th consecutive...
CHICAGO (AP) — Blake Griffin had bags of ice on each of his knees, and he soaked his feet in a tub of ice water. Andre Drummond also had bags of ice on each knee.
MIAMI (AP) — If there's been an area of concern for Detroit coach Dwane Casey in this playoff push, it's been the play of the Pistons' second unit.
TORONTO (AP) — Dwane Casey's return to Toronto delivered drama right up until the final second.
Reggie Bullock made the winning shot as time expired and the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Raptors 106-104 on Wednesday night, giving Casey an emotional victory over his former team.
"I felt good for the players," Casey said. "We were 19 down and didn't give up, didn't stop scrapping, didn't give in."
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 17 points and 17 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-91 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Detroit has won three in a row with Blake Griffin in the lineup after acquiring him in a trade last week. The victory Monday pulled the Pistons back to .500 and even with Philadelphia for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times Eastern):
The Detroit Pistons have signed free agent guard Langston Galloway.
Terms were not disclosed, but The Associated Press has previously reported it is a three-year deal.
J.J. Redick is trusting the process. Gordon Hayward got his sales pitch from Miami. And David West, finally a champion, is coming back for one last season.
Free agent point guard Langston Galloway has agreed to a three-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, a person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be finalized until the July 6 end of the moratorium. ESPN first reported the agreement, saying it was a $21 million deal.
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.
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.
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.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James stroked his beard as he sat in his locker and tried to make sense of Cleveland's recent slide.
Losses to powerhouses like Golden State and San Antonio were a little easier to shake off. But Monday night's result with New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis in street clothes was tougher to take.
"We're not very good right now," James said. "A lot of it is energy and effort."
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.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans cruised past the road-weary, short-handed Orlando Magic 118-98 on Wednesday night.
Terrence Jones 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.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans are giving themselves hope of becoming relevant in the Western Conference playoff picture by doing something they couldn't in numerous narrow losses early this season — close out games.
Davis scored 28 points — including six in the final 2:12 — and grabbed 16 rebounds, and New Orleans beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-104 on Monday night for the Pelicans' third victory in four games.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis spent much of the final seven minutes of New Orleans' game against Charlotte around the rim, cleaning up missed layups and jumpers from teammates.
He was only doing what he was told to do.
Davis had 38 points and 16 rebounds, Jrue Holiday added 22 points and nine assists, and the Pelicans beat the Hornets 121-116 in overtime Saturday night for their second straight win.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis wore a supportive strap on his aching back and still managed to carry the New Orleans Pelicans on his shoulders until scrappy guard Tim Frazier could finish it off with clutch plays on both ends of the court.
Davis had 25 points, 16 rebounds, four steals and two blocks, and the Pelicans won for only the second time in their first 11 games, 106-105 over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It took an extra five minutes for the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans to finally figure out which team would finally play well enough to win.
The Grizzlies outscored the Pelicans 14-8 in the overtime to eventually grab an 89-83 victory over the still-winless Pelicans on Wednesday night.
"Boy, that was ugly, but I'll take it," Memphis coach David Fizdale said.
Injuries and illness had a clear impact on Tuesday's slate of NBA preseason games.
And that was just among coaches.
New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry missed his team's game against Atlanta with stomach discomfort, and Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer — already wearing a sling after undergoing surgery on his right hand Monday — left that matchup when Pelicans guard Langston Galloway knocked him over while attempting to save a loose ball.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was escorted to the locker room late in the first half of Tuesday night's preseason win over New Orleans after being bowled over by Pelicans guard Langston Galloway, who was chasing a loose ball.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans and former New York Knicks guard Langston Galloway have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, three people familiar with the negotiations said on Wednesday night.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet official, although Galloway, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native, effectively confirmed his decision on his verified Twitter account, writing: "I'm coming home...