Powell, Brunson hit season highs, Mavs top Wolves 121-114

Dwight Powell had 24 points on 9-for-9 from the field, Jalen Brunson ignited a fourth-quarter rally with 14 of his 16 points in the period and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-114

Warriors Have NBA's Worst Record After Loss to…

Warriors Have NBA's Worst Record After Loss to Hawks. The Golden State Warriors stand alone at 4-18 with the worst record in the NBA. The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Warriors 104-79 on Monday night. Atlanta had lost ten straight games, and it was their first win since Nov. 12. It wasn't pretty, but we'll take it. It feels a lot better coming in here than the last 10 games. , Lloyd Pierce, Hawks coach, via statement. The Warriors have now lost six of their past seven games. I thought we were playing for ourselves out there, instead of playing for each other ... We didn't have any kind of rhythm or flow to the game. , Steve Kerr, Warriors coach, via statement. Klay Thompson, Steph Curry, Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell all remain out for the Warriors with various injuries. It's not easy for anybody to lose, especially given that our team has fought really hard through the first quarter of the season. , Steve Kerr, via statement. You have to keep the faith, and you just have to keep fighting, and that's my job to keep their spirits up and turn it around. , Steve Kerr, via statement

Brown scores 31 points in Celtics’ 112-93 victo…

Jaylen Brown scored a season-high 31 points, Kemba Walker had 28 and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 112-93

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McCollum has 33 points, Trail Blazers beat the Kings 127-116

CJ McCollum had 33 points and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the final quarter to beat the Sacramento Kings 127-116

Bucks' winning streak at 13 after 127-103 rout of…

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to their 13th consecutive victory, 127-103 over the Detroit Pistons

Bulls hang on to beat Grizzlies 106-99

Zach LaVine had 25 points, Wendell Carter Jr. had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls hang on for a 106-99 victory over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night after nearly losing a 22-point lead

James, Davis each score 25, Lakers beat Nuggets…

James has 25 points, 9 assists, Davis adds 26 and 10 rebounds as Lakers beat Nuggets, 105-96

Spurs rally for 2OT win after Harden’s disputed…

Lonnie Walker IV had a career-high 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame James Harden’s 50 points by rallying from a late 10-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 135-133 in double overtime

Temple, Dinwiddie pace Nets to easy win over Hawks

Garrett Temple scored a season-high 27 points and Spencer Dinwiddie had 18 of his 24 point in the second half as the Brooklyn Nets coasted to a 130-118 win over the Atlanta Hawks

Michigan State retires Draymond Green’s No. 23

Michigan State retired Draymond Green’s No. 23 at halftime of its game against Duke

Gordon scores season-high 32 points, Magic beat Suns 128-114

Aaron Gordon scored a season-high 32 points, Terrence Ross had 22 and the Orlando Magic beat the Phoenix Suns 128-114

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Balanced scoring carries Pacers past short-handed…

Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points, Domantas Sabonis added 18 and the Indiana Pacers beat the depleted Memphis Grizzlies 117-104

Graham hits 10 3s, Hornets spoil Russell's return 106-91

Devonte' Graham made 10 3-pointers and scored 33 points, and the Charlotte Hornets spoiled D'Angelo Russell's return to the court with a 106-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors

Heat coach Spoelstra misses game at Boston for birth of son

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra missed the Heat's game against the Boston Celtics to return home to be with his wife for the birth of their second son

Cephus’ faith, family guided him to breakout ’19 for Badgers

Wide receiver Quintez Cephus leads Wisconsin with 720 yards receiving as the 10th-ranked Badgers prepare to face No. 2 Ohio State for the Big Ten Conference title Saturday in Indianapolis

Wizards F CJ Miles out indefinitely after left wrist surgery

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Harrell, George lead Clippers past Blazers, 117-97

Montrezl Harrell scored 26 points, Paul George added 25 and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the second half to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 117-97

Butler has triple-double, Heat beat Raptors 121-110 in OT

Jimmy Butler had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, Duncan Robinson scored 22 points and the Miami Heat spoiled Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto’s lineup by beating the Raptors 121-110 in overtime.

Lee scores 25 points, leads Vanderbilt over Buffalo 90-76

Saben Lee scored a career-high 25 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 90-76 victory over Buffalo

Doncic scores 33, powers Mavericks past Pelicans, 118-97

Luka Doncic scored 15 of his 33 points in the third quarter and grabbed 18 rebounds in just 28 minutes to power the Dallas Mavericks to a 118-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans

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Fournier scores 31, Magic beat Beal, Wizards 127-120

Evan Fournier scored 31 points, D.J. Augustin scored 16 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic defeated the Washington Wizards 127-120

Griffin, Pistons pound Cavs 127-94 for 1st winning streak

Blake Griffin scored 24 points, Andre Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-94 to win consecutive games for the first time this season

NBA drops 2 Warriors games from national TV schedule

The NBA is taking two upcoming Golden State Warriors games off the national TV schedule