Celtics F Hayward practices, could return against Cavaliers

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward made it through practice without problems and was expected to return for Boston's game against Cleveland on Monday night

Trae Young scores 30 points, Hawks beat Hornets…

Trae Young had 30 points and nine assists and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-107 for their second victory in 13 games

Basketball player fined for ignoring Chinese national anthem

China's professional basketball association has fined one of its foreign players for not paying sufficient attention during the pre-game playing of the country's national anthem

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Simmons hits 3, scores 34 points to lead 76ers…

Ben Simmons hit his second career 3-pointer and scored a career-high 34 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t need Joel Embiid’s help to rout the Cleveland Cavaliers 141-94

Former Wizards player Glen Rice Jr. released from NZ club

Former Washington Wizards shooting guard Glen Rice Jr

Doncic scores 28 in 26 minutes, Mavs rout…

Luka Doncic scores 28 points in 26 minutes, Dallas Mavericks roll past New Orleans Pelicans 130-84

Thunder opens road trip with 108-96 win in Portland

Dennis Schroder had 21 points off the bench and Chris Paul added another 20, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Portland Trail Blazers 108-96 on Sunday night

Cavaliers defend rookie coach John Beilein amid…

John Beilein is getting the NBA rookie treatment

Bjelica scores 30; Kings withstand rally, beat Mavs 110-106

Sacramento’s Nemanja Bjelica matched his career best with 30 points and Dallas’ Luka Doncic missed a game-tying attempt in the final seconds as the Kings withstood a furious rally and beat the Mavericks 110-106

Harris, Jordan lead Nets past Hornets, 111-104

Joe Harris scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets continued their recent strong play in road games with a 111-104 victory over the Charlotte Hornets

Herro the hero for Heat, who beat Bulls 110-105 in overtime

Tyler Herro scored 27 points and hit three 3-pointers in overtime as the Miami Heat held off the Chicago Bulls 110-105

Giannis scores 27 on 25th birthday, Bucks rout…

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 14th straight victory, a 119-91 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers

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Leonard, Harrell lead Clippers past Wizards 135-119

Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers bounced back from their worst loss of the season with a 135-119 victory over the Washington Wizards

Thunder hit buzzer-beater to force OT, then top…

Chris Paul scored a season-high 30 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder pull off an improbable 139-127 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

Harris scores 26, Thybulle 20 as 76ers beat Raptors 110-104

Tobias Harris scored 26 points and rookie Matisse Thybulle had a career-high 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 23 seconds left, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their 12th straight home victory, 110-104 over the Toronto Raptors

Knicks fire David Fizdale, make Mike Miller…

The New York Knicks have fired coach David Fizdale after barely 100 games on the job

Graves, Buffalo hand DePaul first loss 74-69

Jayvon Graves hit three 3-pointers and scored 21 points with seven rebounds and Buffalo beat DePaul 74-69, handing the Blue Demons their first loss of the season

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura growing with each…

Washington Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura is showing quick improvement already in the NBA

Nets hold off Nuggets 105-102 for 3rd straight victory

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Denver Nuggets 105-102 for their third straight victory

Westbrook has triple-double as Rockets beat…

Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, James Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 119-109 to snap a three-game road losing streak

Mitchell scores 22, Jazz beat Grizzlies 126-112

Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points and Jeff Green matched his season high with 19 points off the bench, leading the Utah Jazz to a 126-112 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies

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Harden has big 4th quarter, Rockets beat Suns 115-109

James Harden scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Ben McLemore added 27 points to help the Houston Rockets outlast the Phoenix Suns 115-109

Knicks lose on missed FT in 1st game since firing Fizdale

Julius Randle missed a free throw with 0

Lynx give coach, GM Cheryl Reeve multiyear extension

Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has signed a multiyear contract extension