NBA standings (Reuters)
4 Dec 2016 at 6:47am
Dec 4 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NBA on Saturday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 14 6 .700 - 2. Boston 12 8 .600 2 3. NY Knicks 10 9 .526 3 1/2 4. Brooklyn 5 14 .263 8 1/2 5. Philadelphia 4 16 .200 10 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 13 5 .722 - 2. Chicago 11 8 .579 2 1/2 3. Milwaukee 10 8 .556 3 4. Detroit 11 10 .524 3 1/2 5. Indiana 9 10 .474 4 1/2 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Charlotte 11 9 .550 - 2. Atlanta 10 11 .476 1 1/2 3. Orlando 8 12 .400 3 4. Miami 7 13 .350 4 5. Washington 6 12 .333 4 WESTERN CONFERENCENORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. ...
NBA results (Reuters)
4 Dec 2016 at 6:09am
Dec 4 (Gracenote) - Results from the NBA games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) GOLDEN STATE 138 Phoenix 109 PORTLAND 99 Miami 92 UTAH 105 Denver 98 DALLAS 107 Chicago 82 MEMPHIS 103 LA Lakers 100 TORONTO 128 Atlanta 84 Boston 107 PHILADELPHIA 106 Minnesota 125 CHARLOTTE 120 (OT) MILWAUKEE 112 Brooklyn 103
Hayward scores 32 as Jazz beat Nuggets 105-98 (The Associated Press)
4 Dec 2016 at 5:32am
The Utah Jazz challenged Gordon Hayward to push his game even further last summer and become a more versatile scorer. The Jazz are seeing those results on a nightly basis through the first quarter of the season. Hayward matched his season high with 32 points and the Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 105-98 on Saturday night.
Daniels scores career-best 31 to lead Grizzlies past Lakers (The Associated P...
4 Dec 2016 at 5:02am
Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale refers to the remaining members of his injury-plagued squad as the Nasty Nine. On Saturday night, it was Troy Daniels turn to fill the void for the short-handed Grizzlies. Daniels scored a career-high 31 points, and the Grizzlies hung on for a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers after Julius Randle three free throws with 5.9 seconds left.
Harden scores 20 in Rockets' runaway win over Denver 128-110 (The Associated ...
3 Dec 2016 at 3:38pm
James Harden scored 20 points and the Rockets led from start to finish in beating the Denver Nuggets 128-110 on Friday night. Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson had 18 points each and Sam Dekker added 17 for Houston, which completed an impressive back-to-back road sweep that began with a 132-127 win over Golden State in double overtime Thursday. The latest victory came despite the Rockets' 5 a.m. Friday arrival in Denver.
'Honeymoon over' as Bulls hand Cavs third straight defeat (AFP)
3 Dec 2016 at 7:49am
Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls handed the Cleveland Cavaliers a third straight defeat, and superstar LeBron James said it should serve as a wakeup call to the defending NBA champions. "It's a new season and everyone is gunning for us every night," James told reporters after his Cavs fell 111-105. "The honeymoon stage is over," James added.
Lowry leads Raptors past Lakers for fifth straight win (AFP)
3 Dec 2016 at 7:49am
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 40 points on Friday as the Raptors clobbered the Los Angeles Lakers 113-80 in Toronto to stretch their NBA winning streak to five games. Lowry finished with 24 points and seven assists while DeRozan tallied 16 points and six assists in a wire-to-wire victory for the Raptors, who didn't allow the Lakers to get within 17 points in the final quarter.
Raptors roll, Hawks stumble into matchup (The Associated Press)
3 Dec 2016 at 5:55am
The Toronto Raptors are hot, the Atlanta Hawks are not. The teams meet Saturday night at Air Canada Centre with the Raptors trying to extend their season-best five-game winning streak and the Hawks attempting to stop a five-game losing streak. The Raptors led all the way Friday night in defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 113-80 at the ACC and the Hawks lost to the Detroit Pistons 121-85 at Philips Arena.
Short-handed Grizzlies host wounded Lakers (The Associated Press)
3 Dec 2016 at 5:23am
All eyes will be on the teams' medical staffs when the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies collide Saturday at FedExForum in Memphis. Recently, it's been a game of attrition for coaches Luke Walton and David Fizdale, whose rosters look more like M*A*S*H units these days. Los Angeles' starting backcourt will be in street clothes when the Lakers play their fourth game in five nights -- all on the road.
Raptors beat Lakers 113-80 (The Associated Press)
3 Dec 2016 at 4:27am
Even though it is Kyle Lowry currently shooting lights out for the Toronto Raptors, second-year man Norman Powell is only too happy to take the credit. Lowry had 24 points and seven assists for the Raptors in a 113-80 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, compared to Powell's 16. ''We have a little shooting competition, the first to make five from five spots, and ever since we've started doing that he's been lighting it up, so I'm taking credit for it,'' Powell said jokingly after the game, Toronto's season-high fifth straight victory and a fourth consecutive win over the Lakers.
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