Basketball

Williams leads Rockets to easy 137-125 win over…

Lou Williams scored 31 points off the bench, James Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and the Houston Rockets never trailed while cruising to a 137-125 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder

Eye-popping: Wall, Wizards blow past LeBron, Cavs…

John Wall scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Washington Wizards downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115 on Saturday night

Butler did it: Bulls pulls away for 109-94 win over Bucks

Nikola Mirotic tied a season-high with 28 points, Jimmy Butler had 20 points and a career-high 14 assists, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in the second half for a 109-94 victory on Sunday over the Milwaukee Bucks

Goggled LeBron playing against Wizards despite…

Sporting goggles for the first time, LeBron James is playing in Saturday's game against Washington despite an eye injury

Clippers clinch playoff berth with 108-95 victory…

Jamal Crawford scored 28 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 108-95 to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth straight year

Kings rally from 18 down in fourth to stun Clippers 98-97

Willie Cauley-Stein made a follow shot with two seconds left and the Sacramento Kings rallied from an 18-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 98-97

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Booker scores 70 in Boston, but Celtics outlast…

Devin Booker scores 70 points but Suns fall to Celtics 130-120; 6th different NBA player to hit 70

James to see eye doctor after 112-105 win over…

LeBron James had 32 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their worst defensive outing of the season with a 112-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets

Walker scores 31, Hornets beat struggling Suns 120-106

Kemba Walker had 31 points and nine assists, and the Charlotte Hornets handed the Phoenix Suns their eighth straight loss with a 120-106 victory

Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside…

The Lakers have honored Shaquille O'Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days

Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after…

No NBA team has gone from 11-30 to playoffs; Heat hope to change that

Lopez has 23 points as Nets top slumping Hawks, 107-92

Brook Lopez had 23 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 107-92

McCollum has 32, Blazers beat Timberwolves 112-100

CJ McCollum scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their push for the playoffs with a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

Ibaka, DeRozan lead Raptors past Mavericks, 94-86

DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka scored 18 points apiece and the Toronto Raptors won their fifth straight game, 94-86 over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night

Leonard, Aldridge help Spurs topple Knicks, 106-98

Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks 106-98

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Lakers beat Wolves 130-119 in OT to snap 6-game skid

Jordan Clarkson had career highs of 35 points and eight 3-pointers, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-119 in overtime Friday night, snapping a six-game skid

Harden's 38 points lead Rockets over Pelicans 117-107

James Harden scored 38 points, including eight down the stretch, and tied a career-high with 17 assists to allow the Houston Rockets to pull away from a 117-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night

Streaking Bucks beat Hawks 100-97, position for postseason

Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up his second straight double-double with 34 points and 13 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks held on in the closing minutes for a 100-97 win over the Atlanta Hawks

Career nights for Saric, Long lift 76ers past Bulls, 117-107

Rookies Dario Saric and Shawn Long had career highs in scoring, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-107 win against the desperate Chicago Bulls

Jokic has 31 points, 17 rebounds, Nuggets top Pacers 125-117

Nikola Jokic had 31 points, 17 rebounds and a big 3-pointer to turn back a late Indiana rally, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 125-117 on Friday night

Wizards jump out early, cruise to 129-108 victory over Nets

John Wall scored 22 points despite dealing with migraine headache symptoms earlier in the day, Bradley Beal added 19 points and the Washington Wizards defeated the Brooklyn Nets 129-108

Payton's triple-double helps Magic rout Pistons 115-87

Elfrid Payton had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, Terrence Ross scored 18 points and the Orlando Magic routed the slumping Detroit Pistons 115-87

Aldridge, Leonard lead Spurs to 97-90 win over Grizzlies

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, Kawhi Leonard added 19 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 97-90 in a possible first-round playoff preview

Barnes' late basket, steal put Mavs past Clippers, 97-95

Harrison Barnes made the go-ahead basket, then stole the ball from Blake Griffin with 3.9 seconds left as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-95

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Lillard scores 30, Trail Blazers rout Knicks 110-95

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers never trailed in a 110-95 victory over the New York Knicks

DeRozan gets 40, Raptors rally again to beat Heat 101-84

DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, and the Toronto Raptors erased an early 15-point deficit to beat the Miami Heat 101-84

Nets beat Suns 126-98 for 1st two-game win streak of season

Brook Lopez scored 19 points, K.J. McDaniels had a season-high 16 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 126-98 on Thursday night to give them consecutive victories for the first time this season