James Harden scores career-high 51 to boost Houston Rockets over Sacramento Kings
James Harden scores career-high 51 to boost Houston Rockets over Sacramento Kings

James Harden scored a career-high 51 points on Wednesday to lift the Houston Rockets to a 115-111 NBA victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Reigning champion Spurs book playoff return
Reigning champion Spurs book playoff return

Reigning champions San Antonio are headed back to the NBA playoffs for the 18th straight season after a 103-91 victory over Orlando.

Backup big man Aron Baynes scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Spurs, whose reserves out-scored the Magic bench 69-12.

Sacramento Kings reportedly set for historic Sim Bhullar deal
Sacramento Kings reportedly set for historic Sim Bhullar deal

The Sacramento Kings are reportedly poised to ink Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract that would make the towering center the first player of Indian descent in the NBA.

Tony Parker fastest to 1,000 NBA games
Tony Parker fastest to 1,000 NBA games

San Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker has become the fastest NBA player to reach 1,000 career games.

"To tell the truth, I did not even know it was my 1,000th game," Parker told AFP after the Spurs beat Miami Heat 91-85 on Tuesday to get within a win of a playoff place.

Spurs burn Heat in rematch of last year`s final
Spurs burn Heat in rematch of last year`s final

The defending champion San Antonio Spurs returned to Miami for the first time since last year`s NBA Finals and delivered a 95-81 defeat to the struggling Heat.

Oklahoma City Thunder`s Kevin Durant undergoes successful foot surgery
Oklahoma City Thunder`s Kevin Durant undergoes successful foot surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant underwent season-ending bone graft surgery Tuesday on his right foot, a procedure that could see him resume playing in four to six months.

DeMar DeRozan scores 42 as Raptors bring down  Houston Rockets
DeMar DeRozan scores 42 as Raptors bring down Houston Rockets

DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and matched a career best with 11 rebounds as Toronto beat Houston 99-96 Monday in a battle of NBA division leaders.

East top seed Atlanta Hawks overwhelm Milwaukee Bucks
East top seed Atlanta Hawks overwhelm Milwaukee Bucks

DeMarre Carroll scored a game-high 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks, already assured of the best record in the NBA Eastern Conference, ripped the Milwaukee Bucks 101-88 on Monday.

Play-offs-bound Houston Rockets lose Patrick Beverley for rest of season
Play-offs-bound Houston Rockets lose Patrick Beverley for rest of season

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley will miss the remainder of the NBA season after undergoing surgery on his injured left wrist, the team announced Monday.

Warriors secure top seed in west with win over Milwaukee Bucks
Warriors secure top seed in west with win over Milwaukee Bucks

The Golden State Warriors secured the top seed in the NBA`s Western Conference on Saturday with a record-setting victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Poonam Mahajan becomes first women president of BFI
Poonam Mahajan becomes first women president of BFI

For the first time since it came into existence in 1950, BFI got a woman as its president when Poonam Mahajan was unanimously elected as the head of this 65 year old federation - the governing and controlling body of basketball in India - here on Saturday.

Houston Rockets nab playoff berth with win over Timberwolves
Houston Rockets nab playoff berth with win over Timberwolves

The Houston Rockets secured their third straight NBA post-season berth on Friday with a 120-110 victory over Minnesota.

Houston drained a season-high 20 three-point shots, led by James Harden`s six and Jason Terry`s five.

Atlanta Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat
Atlanta Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat

DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points, Paul Millsap had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the NBA`s Eastern Conference with a 99-86 win over Miami on Friday.

Tony Parker shines as Spurs thump Thunder
Tony Parker shines as Spurs thump Thunder

NBA champions San Antonio brought Oklahoma City`s four-game NBA winning streak to an emphatic end on Wednesday with a 130-91 rout of the Thunder.

Houston Rockets edge Orleans Pelicans in Dwight Howard`s return
Houston Rockets edge Orleans Pelicans in Dwight Howard`s return

The Houston Rockets capped a good-news, bad-news kind of day with a 95-93 NBA victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

The Rockets welcomed Dwight Howard back from a two-month absence with swelling in his right knee.

Raptors book playoff berth despite loss to Chicago Bulls
Raptors book playoff berth despite loss to Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls strengthened their grip on the NBA`s Eastern Conference third seed on Wednesday with a 116-103 come-from-behind triumph over Toronto, who nevertheless secured their own playoff berth.

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to attempted sex assault in Nevada
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to attempted sex assault in Nevada

Former NFL star Darren Sharper admitted on Tuesday to attempted sexual assault of two women in Las Vegas as part of a three-part plea bargain that prosecutors in Nevada, Arizona and California said would keep him in prison for at least nine years.

Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter power Thunder over Los Angeles Lakers
Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter power Thunder over Los Angeles Lakers

NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook had 27 points and 11 assists while Enes Kanter added 25 points and 16 rebounds Tuesday to lead Oklahoma City over the Los Angeles Lakers 127-117.

NBA: Westbrook loses 10th triple double on video review
NBA: Westbrook loses 10th triple double on video review

NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook lost his statistical triple double from Oklahoma City`s weekend victory over Miami after the league made a scoring change Tuesday following a video review.

Russell Westbrook`s triple-double leads Thunder over Heat
Russell Westbrook`s triple-double leads Thunder over Heat

Oklahoma City star guard Russell Westbrook`s 10th triple-double of the NBA season powered the Thunder to a 93-75 romp over visiting Miami on Sunday for its third consecutive win.