- Celts' Thomas has plasma injection, out Friday
- Kings' Barnes, Cousins sued over alleged assault
- Melo annoyed, mum on Jackson's ball hog remark
- LeBron's water-bottle challenge spills onto court
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors with a groin injury.
A lawsuit alleges that Matt Barnes grabbed a woman by her neck and began choking her and that DeMarcus Cousins punched a second plaintiff in the face at a New York nightclub.
Carmelo Anthony became visibly annoyed Wednesday night when asked by a reporter about Phil Jackson's critical comments on the Knicks forward and his ballhandling.
The Cavaliers resorted to playing the water-bottle challenge to kill time on the bench in the waning moments of Wednesday's rout at Madison Square Garden.
If the Clippers want to take the next step and challenge for a Finals appearance, journeyman center Marreese Speights says they need to buy into a team effort -- and stop focusing on the refs.
Chicago Bulls guard Doug McDermott returns to action after missing 11 games because of a concussion.
Al Horford's assist numbers are off the chart as the 30-year-old big man embraces being a facilitator in his first season with the Celtics.
It's tough to feel great when you're dealing with cancer. But for one night, Kevin Love is working to help them at least look great -- and have fun doing it.
Zach talks to Boris Diaw about coffee, life with the Spurs, his dogs and the rising Jazz.
The Spurs are Kawhi Leonard's team now, and the All-Star showed how effective he can be in that role by blistering the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
Why do Donatas Motiejunas and B.J. Armstrong have a problem with Houston? And what can the Rockets do? We have the key questions and answers on this unique situation.
Wesley Edens, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, is in the process of purchasing Cloud9's Challenger's LCS spot and the contracts of four of it's players for $2.5 million, sources say.
You ask Twitter questions via #FBAMailbag. Our fantasy hoops expert gives you the answers, including eye-opening stats on Gasol and Nerlens Noel.
Even with Stephen Curry freezing from the arc and Kevin Durant also off his game, the Warriors used their many talents to decimate the rival Clippers.
The early-season wins are stacking up, but the Cavs need to drum up the proper urgency for their title defense by -- well, getting better on D.
LeBron James got his biggest win at Madison Square Garden, while Carmelo Anthony struggled with his fewest points scored against LeBron.
Tony Parker didn't play Tuesday night against Minnesota, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sounded optimistic about his point guard's return.
The Rockets wanted a bench scoring spark, and Eric Gordon, long a starter, stepped in. Wednesday was textbook, as he scored 26 to sink the Lakers.
Jaylen Brown got his first NBA poster dunk, and while teammates swear it won't be the last, the rookie is simply eager to help the Celtics win games.
Rick Carlisle questioned the Mavs' "competitive spirit" after being routed by the Kings, but talent is the team's biggest problem.
An underperforming group of reserves is one of the reasons why Jimmy Butler suffers a precipitous drop in play during the fourth quarter.
Which players should you sell high on in fantasy basketball? Our group of experts say it starts with Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins. Here's why.
Despite Russell Westbrook's 11 triple-doubles this season, Kevin Durant is the stronger fantasy asset. Here's why.
The Celtics legend, who turns 60 on Wednesday, reflects on his 13-year NBA career, his legendary shooting, whether he still takes on younger players in practice, and more.
The former Kings player is now a restaurateur not far from his NBA home
Andrew Bogut says it's "laughable" to associate him with the so-called "alt-right" based on his Twitter activity.
As Kevin Durant gets comfortable in his new surroundings, he's finding the beat as an efficiency expert with his new team.
The Clippers, home to good friend DeAndre Jordan, were one of the teams courting Kevin Durant over the summer before he ultimately chose the Warriors.
John Wall outscored the Magic's starting five on Tuesday. And that wasn't the only thing notable about his numbers.
When Bucks coach Jason Kidd dreams of the future in Milwaukee, he envisions Giannis Antetokounmpo as a star for the ages.
Warriors legend Al Attles talks Thompson's record-setting night compared with 'The Big Dipper'.
Russell Westbrook, with 11 triple-doubles this season, retook his spot atop our fantasy basketball rankings. James Harden fell to No. 4.
Forget everyone else -- Russell Westbrook puts on a show that you don't want to miss. He's a triple-double waiting to happen. Here's why we should all pay attention.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo on pace to become the first Bucks All-Star since Michael Redd in 2004, can you name the starters from that '04 ASG?
Everything's bigger in New York, including LeBron's beefs with Donald Trump and Phil Jackson. And, oh, yeah, the Knicks.
It's no secret that the schedule has done a number on player performance. And while starting a week earlier doesn't seem like much, it could go a long way toward boosting the league's product.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said when they first brought in Kawhi Leonard, they wanted him to study Michael Jordan: "One of the first things we did when he came really was we got him Michael Jordan clips. Not to watch Michael's amazing ability, but his fundamental sense of the game. He never really got credit for that because he's an amazing athlete. He can do this, he can jump, he learned how to shoot better. His fundamentals were magnificent; the way he posted, the way he pivoted, inside pivot, outside pivot, his rocker step, his ability to pump fake, to move…he was brilliant in his fundamentals, and it made him great along with his ability. Kobe [Bryant] was a bit like that too. Kobe has great footwork with everything he did, and I wanted Kawhi to see that. So he spent a lot of time trying to mimic that, and he's done a good job of it. He's got a great work ethic. Chad Forcier, who's with Orlando now and Chip Engelland were paramount in his improvement."
Anthony Davis has 17 points and 4 rebounds as the Pelicans take a 57-52 lead on the Sixers into halftime, Langston Galloway had 12 points off the bench and four stitches above his right eye after colliding with Joel Embiid in the paint.
For the fourth time this season, Marc Gasol has made at least three 3-pointers in a game. He had never made more than three 3s in a season before this year. His success from long range, where Gasol was shooting 42.3 percent entering tonight, is a major reason the Grizzlies big man is averaging a career-best 19.2 points per game.
Wizards guard John Wall has 6 points through 3 quarters after scoring 52 points in his last game
Rajon Rondo was suspended for Monday's game because of a verbal altercation with assistant coach Jim Boylen. Several reports said Rondo threw a towel in Boylen's face, but Rondo wouldn't confirm that detail. Boylen used to serve on Gregg Popovich's staff in San Antonio. Before Thursday's game between the Bulls and Spurs, Popovich was asked if he'd ever take a chance on a great player who had an attitude problem. "As long as he promised ahead of time not to throw a towel at me," Popovich said.
Comic relief of the night: Pau Gasol just tried to go to the wrong locker room. Nah bruh, you're a Spur now.
One of the first guys out for the Spurs: you guessed it Kawhi Leonard.
In a microcosm of their season, the Wizards' scoreboards aren't working, so the PA announcer at Verizon Center is having to announce the score after every basket. The Wizards haven't given him much to do; they trail the Nuggets 20-8 late in the first quarter.
During the first timeout of the first quarter, the Raptors played a video tribute to DeMar DeRozan, who became the franchise's all-time leader in games played. Tonight is DeRozan's 543rd career game (all with the Raptors), one more than Morris Peterson played in a Toronto uniform.
Jrue Holiday (left turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (right toe contusion) both not expected to play tonight vs. Philly.
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) declared himself out for Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors. Speaking to reporters at a community event on Thursday, Thomas said: "I won't be playing [Friday]. But [his Celtics teammates will] be ready. I'm going to do whatever I can to get back out there on the court. It's eating me alive to not be able to participate, not to be able to play, but I gotta be smart about this because i don't want this to linger on for the rest of the season."