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Duncan, Green spark injury-hit Spurs over Rockets
Duncan, Green spark injury-hit Spurs over Rockets

Danny Green scored 24 points while Tim Duncan scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lift injury-hit reigning NBA champion San Antonio over visiting Houston 110-106 Sunday.

NBA: Raptors rip Clippers with fourth-quarter surge
NBA: Raptors rip Clippers with fourth-quarter surge

Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and Greivis Vasquez sparked a key fourth-quarter run to power the Toronto Raptors over the Los Angeles Clippers 110-98 in an NBA matchup Saturday.

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anderson​ Varejao undergoes surgery
Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anderson​ Varejao undergoes surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the club said, but the Brazilian star is not expected to return this season.

LeBron James, Kevin Love lead injury-hit Cavaliers over Magic
LeBron James, Kevin Love lead injury-hit Cavaliers over Magic

LeBron James scored 29 points, while Kevin Love added 22 as the Cleveland Cavaliers ripped Orlando 98-89 Friday.

LeBron James falls short in Miami return to face Heat
LeBron James falls short in Miami return to face Heat

The Miami Heat simply weren`t in a giving mood Thursday as they spoiled the Christmas Day return of LeBron James to southern Florida.

Cleveland Cavaliers' centre Anderson Varejao out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers' centre Anderson Varejao out for season

Cleveland Cavaliers centre Anderson Varejao, who was injured in the third quarter of Tuesday`s game, will be out for the rest of the NBA season, the club said Wednesday.

The Heat is on as LeBron James returns to Miami
The Heat is on as LeBron James returns to Miami

LeBron James plays in Miami for the first time since leaving the Heat for Cleveland when the Cavaliers visit Thursday to highlight five Christmas holiday NBA clashes being televised globally.

NBA: Rajon Rondo makes successful debut with Mavericks
NBA: Rajon Rondo makes successful debut with Mavericks

Rajon Rondo tallied six points and nine assists in his Dallas debut as he helped lead the Mavericks to a 99-93 win over the short-handed San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.

Thunder`s Kevin Durant exits early with sprained ankle
Thunder`s Kevin Durant exits early with sprained ankle

Kevin Durant`s hot start was cold comfort when the Oklahoma City star limped out at halftime Thursday of the Thunder`s 114-109 NBA loss to Golden State.

 Rajon Rondo headed from Boston Celtics to Dallas Mavericks
Rajon Rondo headed from Boston Celtics to Dallas Mavericks

The Boston Celtics have traded versatile point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for three key players and an NBA first- and second-round draft pick, the Mavericks said Thursday.

Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers
Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers

It didn`t take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to come down from their high of watching Kobe Bryant pass Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time NBA scoring list.

Warriors work overtime to keep streak alive
Warriors work overtime to keep streak alive

The Golden State Warriors rallied from a late fourth-quarter deficit, beating New Orleans 128-122 in overtime on Sunday to extend their NBA winning streak to 16 games.

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list
Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant passed NBA icon Michael Jordan on Sunday for third on the league`s all-time scoring list.

Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win
Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win

Sometime between Ed Davis` phantom basket and his short jumper that rattled around the rim and out, Kobe Bryant realized this wasn`t going to be his milestone night.

NBA: Westbrook powers Thunder over Cavaliers
NBA: Westbrook powers Thunder over Cavaliers

Russell Westbrook finished with 26 points and eight assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-94 win over the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'
Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'

Controversial American basketball legend Dennis Rodman has branded Russian president Vladimir Putin as 'actually cool' after he returned from a recent trip to Russia filled with praise for another leader with disreputable roots.

Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings
Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings

Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, scored 32 points on Tuesday to help the Los Angeles lakers to a 98-95 NBA victory over Sacramento.

Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind
Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, insists he isn`t fueled by a desire to surpass the league icon.

Durant`s Thunder hand Pistons another defeat
Durant`s Thunder hand Pistons another defeat

NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant had his best shooting game since his return from injury Sunday as he and the Oklahoma City Thunder dealt Detroit a 12th straight defeat.

Pacers` center Mahinmi to miss 6-8 weeks
Pacers` center Mahinmi to miss 6-8 weeks

The Indiana Pacers were dealt another injury blow on Sunday, announcing that French center Ian Mahinmi will miss six to eight weeks with a left foot injury.

Mahinmi suffered the injury in the first half of the Pacers` NBA defeat at Sacramento on Friday.