In Charlotte, Gordon Hayward scored 28 points as the Hornets cooled off red-hot Brooklyn, handing the Nets their first defeat of the season 106-104.
NBA: Zion Williamson continues pre-season hot-streak as Pelicans beat Jazz; Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks to victory
Williamson scored five of the Pelicans' first seven points, including his first 3-pointer of the preseason. He finished the first half with 10 points, but was even better after the break
FIBA World Cup 2019: Andre Drummond and Montrezl Harrell withdraw from USA's training camp ahead of event
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond and Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell are the latest NBA players to withdraw from the United States hopefuls' list for the Basketball World Cup.
NBA: James Harden scores 50-point triple-double to power Houston Rockets to victory over Sacramento Kings
It was James Harden's third 50-point game in the last six and his seven three-pointers saw him become the ninth player in league history to reach 2,000 career three-pointers
NBA: LeBron James passes idol Michael Jordan to become fourth on all-time points list; Bulls edge past 76ers
LeBron James overtook his boyhood idol and inspiration, Michael Jordan, for fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list Wednesday, making history with a driving layup for the Los Angeles Lakers in a home loss to Denver.
NBA: James Harden nets 44 points in Rockets' win over Suns; Andre Drummond stars as Pistons thrash Nuggets
NBA Most Valuable Player James Harden notched his 20th 40-point game of the season in the Houston Rockets' victory over the lowly Phoenix Suns.
NBA: Blake Griffin nets 44 points to help Pistons beat former team Clippers; Thunder notch comeback win over Spurs
Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists in eight seasons in Los Angeles. He won the rookie-of-the-year award and was a five-time all-star with the franchise.
Cleveland star LeBron James tied Larry Bird for sixth all time in NBA triple-doubles Thursday as the Cavaliers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-112.
NBA: Golden State Warriors stunned by Sacramento Kings; LeBron James inspires Cleveland Cavaliers to victory
The Kings won for just the second time on the road — first since 20 October at Dallas — and ended an eight-game losing streak on Warriors' home floor.
NBA: Injury-hit Celtics win 11th straight game; Reggie Jackson's clutch triples help Pistons beat Hawks
The Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to 11 games on Friday despite a rash of injuries that now includes all-star Kyrie Irving.
Kawhi Leonard nailed a clutch jump shot with two seconds remaining to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 100-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
Kyrie Irving is picking up right where he left off last season, displaying the same late-game composure that allows him to sink clutch baskets.