Basketball

NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation

NBA bans Knicks' Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation, citing substance found in supplements

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

Report: Sixers’ Joel Embiid 'Very Likely' to Ha…

Sixers center Joel Embiid is likely to have knee surgery for his torn meniscus, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.

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

Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after…

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

Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll…

Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers

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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

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

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

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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

Sacramento Kings' Ty Lawson denies violating DUI probation

Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson has denied that he violated his probation in a Colorado drunken driving case by drinking and failing to complete community service

Gobert scores career-high 35, Jazz beat Knicks 108-101

Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and snagged 13 rebounds as the Utah Jazz rallied from down 13 to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101

Antetokounmpo's 32 points lead Bucks over Kings,

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the streaking Milwaukee Bucks, who cruised to a 116-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings

Nuggets cruise past Cavs 126-113

Denver Nuggets rebound from two tough last-second losses to Houston for a 126-113 signature win over the Cleveland Cavaliers