The Dallas Mavericks return home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, hoping the return of disenchanted guard Dennis Smith Jr. will help end a four-game slide. The Mavs are coming off consecutive double-digit losses -- at Indiana and then at Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. Dallas, which has lost its last two home games, is 0-7 in the second game of a back-to-back set.
The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, who will eventually trade or waive the 34-year-old veteran, league sources told ESPN.
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Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic scored 29 points apiece to lead the Magic to a 122-103 victory over the Hawks on Monday in the season's first matchup between the Southeast Division rivals. Vucevic had 14 rebounds and Fournier had seven assists as Orlando snapped a three-game losing streak. Dewayne Dedmon led Atlanta with 24 points on the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and in the city where the civil rights leader was born.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks' offense as usual Monday, with a little help from Brook Lopez's blossoming long-range shooting. On the other end of the floor, Lopez helped Milwaukee clamp down in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee. Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 rebounds, Lopez had five blocks and 10 rebounds, and the Bucks beat the Dallas Mavericks 116-106.
Luka Doncic added a milestone to his remarkable rookie season, but still trails Markelle Fultz in the NBA record book.
On Feb. 24, 1962, the Celtics held Wilt Chamberlain to just 26 points, ending his streak of 30-point games at 65. Chamberlain was on a different level. The Rockets star has scored 30 points in 19 straight games, the longest such non-Chamberlain streak of all-time.
Warriors aim to overcome Hollywood temptations against Lakers in LA originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com LOS ANGELES – When the NBA posted its schedule last summer, the Warriors immediately noticed they would be in Los Angeles to face the Clippers on Jan. 18, followed by a battle with the Lakers on Jan. 21. The first game was on a Friday, the second on a Monday. Which meant these wealthy, well-conditioned young men – some of whom own homes in greater LA – would have plenty of time to explore the joys and temptations of Hollywood.
Mavs phenom Luka Doncic recorded his first triple-double Monday, becoming only the second teenager in NBA history to accomplish the feat. Neither LeBron James nor Kobe Bryant recorded a triple-double before he was 20. .
The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash considerations to the Chicago Bulls, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Knicks center Enes Kanter is disappointed and doesn't agree with head coach David Fizdale's decision to remove him from the rotation.
Klay Thompson and the Warriors will be looking for "some redemption" in their rematch against the Lakers on Monday night, and this time they'll have "a devastating force" in DeMarcus Cousins on their side.
The Houston Rockets have agreed to send Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, ESPN reports. Terms of the deal have not been reported. Bulls reportedly intend to waive Anthony ESPN reports that Anthony will not play for the Bulls, who intend to waive him, but may wait until the February 7 trade deadline to do so.
The Cavaliers and Bulls battled on Monday with lottery odds on the line.
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Paul George, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder put this game away in a hurry. The Thunder never trailed, bolting to a big lead and romping past the New York Knicks 127-109 on Monday. George scored 31 points and Westbrook just missed a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
CHICAGO -- Wendell Carter Jr. underwent successful surgery Monday morning to repair the ulnar collateral ligament of his left thumb.
Here is a look at the NBA Power Rankings through Week 14 of the 2018-19 NBA season. Let's make one thing clear: These power rankings are a snapshot of where things stand now, not necessarily how they'll look at the end of the season. We're all about giving credit where it's due and, likewise
Bogues is making the media rounds to promote Charlotte as the host of this year's All-Star Game on Feb. 17 and was kind enough to carve out time for Yahoo Sports.
The Nets have climbed inside the top-15 for the first time all season, but the Bucks, winners of four straight games, each by double-digits, secure the No. 1 overall spot in this week's updated NBA Power Rankings. At 33-12, the Bucks have raced past the Raptors and now own the Eastern Conference's, and the NBA's, best record. Milwaukee is the only team in the league to rank inside the top five of both Offensive Rating (fourth, 113.6) and Defensive Rating (first, 103.8) rating this season.