Players to be tested for HGH next NBA season
Players to be tested for HGH next NBA season

National Basketball Association is stepping up its drug testing programme by having the players undergo blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) beginning next season, the league announced on Thursday.

Dallas Mavericks outlast Denver Nuggets in double overtime
Dallas Mavericks outlast Denver Nuggets in double overtime

Raymond Felton scored the winning basket with 1.5 seconds left in the second overtime as the Dallas Mavericks outlasted Denver 144-143, spoiling a 47-point performance by Nuggets` Danilo Gallinari.

Sim Bhullar makes long-awaited NBA debut
Sim Bhullar makes long-awaited NBA debut

Sim Bhullar on Wednesday became the first player of Indian descent to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) often regarded as the pinnacle of competitive club basketball.

NBA: League to join in historic development camp in Cuba
NBA: League to join in historic development camp in Cuba

The National Basketball Association co-hosts a development camp in Cuba this month, becoming the first US pro sports league to visit the Caribbean country since America announced plans to restore ties with its longtime adversary.

Sim Bhullar's much-hyped NBA debut delayed
Sim Bhullar's much-hyped NBA debut delayed

Sim Bhullar made history by becoming the first player of Indian descent to sign an NBA contract but he will have to wait more to make his much-awaited league debut as he did not get to play in what turned out to be Sacramento Kings' loss against Pelicans.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LeBron James powers Cleveland Cavaliers to win at Milwaukee
LeBron James powers Cleveland Cavaliers to win at Milwaukee

LeBron James scored 28 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, passed out six assists and made five steals Sunday to spark the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 108-90 NBA victory at Milwaukee.

San Antonio Spurs impress in win over high-flying Hawks
San Antonio Spurs impress in win over high-flying Hawks

The San Antonio Spurs looked every inch their NBA championship selves on Sunday in a dominant 114-95 triumph over Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta.

NBA: Canadian star guard Steve Nash retires after 18 seasons
NBA: Canadian star guard Steve Nash retires after 18 seasons

Steve Nash, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, announced his retirement Saturday after having missed the entire season for the Los Angeles Lakers due to a nagging back injury.

NBA: James Harden`s huge game lifts Houston Rockets
NBA: James Harden`s huge game lifts Houston Rockets

James Harden scored a career-high 50 points and pulled down 10 rebounds on Thursday to lift the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 NBA victory over Denver.

Harden made four three-pointers and went 22-of-25 from the free-throw line as the Rockets notched their third straight victory.

NBA: Spurs bounce back with win over Milwaukee Bucks
NBA: Spurs bounce back with win over Milwaukee Bucks

NBA champions San Antonio bounced back from an embarrassing defeat with a 114-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

Indian origin NBA cager Sim Bhullar keen to help Indian basketball
Indian origin NBA cager Sim Bhullar keen to help Indian basketball

The first player of Indian descent to feature in National Basketball Association (NBA), Canadian Sim Bhullar is eager to do his bit in developing the sport in India and believes his feat will motivate budding cagers to realise their dreams of playing in the big league.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks lose key forward Mike Scott with broken toe
NBA: Atlanta Hawks lose key forward Mike Scott with broken toe

Mike Scott, a key reserve power forward for the NBA Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks, will be sidelined indefintely with a fractured big left toe, the team said Saturday.