MINNEAPOLIS _ LeBron James said before the game that he needed to rebound the basketball a little better. He then set a season high for boards in the first half.
MINNEAPOLIS _ It's not like you couldn't see this coming.
Nate Robinson scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 103-92 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Jordan Hamilton and Randy Foye netted 13 points apiece and J.J. Hickson tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who will face the Washington Wizards on Monday. Wilson Chandler added 10 points in the victory. Tony Wroten dropped in 20 points, Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes each added 14 and Hollis Thompson had 10 points and nine rebounds for Philadelphia, which has lost six of its last seven.
SANTA ANA, Calif._Welcome back, Kobe!
SANTA ANA, Calif._I wanted to check with the Self-Proclaimed Liar to see if anything had changed.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points with seven assists and six rebounds, Monta Ellis added 22 points, including the game- winner as time expired, and the Dallas Mavericks snuck past the Portland Trail Blazers with a 108-106 win on Saturday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn._Just 24 hours after a performance in Houston that may have raised some serious doubts about the Golden Warriors, they bounced back to erase one of the ugliest warts on their recent historical ledger.
CHICAGO _ Fans might grumble about shoot-first Brandon Jennings, but the Detroit Pistons needed him on Saturday night.
DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points and Isaiah Thomas added 26 off the bench as the Sacramento Kings topped the Utah Jazz, 112-102, in overtime.
Paul George scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers beat San Antonio 111-100 Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs.
CHICAGO_Another day, another injury.
PHILADELPHIA _ This time, the 76ers were unable to take advantage of a shorthanded team.
In order to reverse a losing trend in the Alamo City, the Indiana Pacers needed their best.
CLEVELAND _ Kyrie Irving rebounded from his first career scoreless night with 20 points and six assists and the Cavaliers beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night, 88-82, in a strange night that included a near brawl and a fan on the court,
Brook Lopez dumped in 32 points on an efficient 11-of-13 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets handed the Milwaukee Bucks their third loss in four games with a 90-82 win at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
LOS ANGELES_One question is answered: Kobe Bryant will return to the court Saturday night against Toronto at Staples Center.
LeBron James recorded his third double- double of the season and finished two assists shy of a triple-double in the Miami Heat's 103-82 rout of the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves.
Klay Thompson had 30 points and Stephen Curry added 22 points, 15 assists and six rebounds as the Golden State Warriors snapped an 11-game skid against the Memphis Grizzlies with a 108-82 triumph on Saturday night.
Tristan Thompson recorded his 10th double- double of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds to help lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 88-82 win over the Los Angeles Clippers from Quicken Loans Arena.
Brandon Jennings scored a game-high 33 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 92-75 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Nate Robinson scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 103-92 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Forwards Derrick Favors and Marvin Williams have been ruled out for Utah's game against the Sacramento Kings.
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng was held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons because of tightness in his left calf.
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is not going to play against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night because of tightness in his left calf.
Philadelphia guard Michael Carter-Williams sat out the 76ers' game Saturday night against Denver, the second straight game he has missed because of a skin infection on of his right knee.
Dwyane Wade has already missed more games because of nagging knee issues than he would have liked. Then an illness kept him out of Miami's most recent game, prolonging the frustration for him early this season.
The Portland Trail Blazers are on fire and will try to continue that momentum on Saturday night when they conclude a four-game homestand against the Dallas Mavericks.
Two of the NBA's worst do battle Saturday night when the Sacramento Kings pay a visit to EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz.
Jason Kidd and the struggling Brooklyn Nets try to put an embarrassing loss behind them when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday at the Bradley Center.
Two of the league's very best will battle in the biggest matchup thus far of the regular season Saturday night when the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs night meet at the AT&T Center.
(Sports Network) - The Miami Heat will try to get back on track after back-to- back losses Saturday night when they visit the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Golden State Warriors' two-game winning streak ended with a thud on Friday, but no rest for the weary as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum Saturday night.
(Sports Network) - The Chicago Bulls earned one of their biggest wins of the season last time out and will try to build on that momentum when they welcome Central Division rivals, the Detroit Pistons to the United Center Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers got themselves back into the win column and look to remain there when they continue a seven-game road trip Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Denver Nuggets will try to get back on track during their current road trip Saturday night when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Who doesn't enjoy playing fast-break basketball? It's fun, it's exciting, it's... dangerous if you're the Charlotte Bobcats.
WASHINGTON _ Brandon Knight sank a pair of clutch shots to help the Milwaukee Bucks escape with a 109-105 overtime victory over Washington on Friday night at the Verizon Center.
ATLANTA _ Kyrie Irving felt good about the Cleveland Cavaliers' momentum entering Friday night's game at the Atlanta Hawks. Mike Brown had simplified the offense to quicken the pace, Irving thought Friday morning's shootaround was the best of the season and the Cavs had the chance to equal their longest winning streak over the past three years.
ATLANTA _ Everything else is icing.
The long, painful wait and the guessing are over.