Jeff Green heated up in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics pulled away for a 102-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
MILWAUKEE - They are limping, crawling and stumbling to the All-Star break.
On a night in which Blake Griffin had a historic moment and got into it with yet another opponent, the Los Angeles Clippers had to hold off on blowing a 25-point lead.
Blake Griffin poured in 37 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-105 win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS - Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman gave starting center Nikola Pekovic Monday off from practice, after Adelman played him during Sunday's home loss to Toronto over a minutes-limit restriction that started at 20 minutes a game and now fluctuates depending on score and time.
Kyle Korver had 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Utah Jazz, 112-110, on Monday night.
Monday's game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets has been postponed after Stars' forward Rich Peverley suffered a medical emergency while on the bench early in the first period. Peverley, who had a procedure performed during the preseason to correct an irregular heartbeart, collapsed shortly after completing a shift as players from both teams frantically called for medical personnel to assist the nine- year veteran. The incident occurred with 13:37 remaining in the first period and the Blue Jackets holding a 1-0 lead. Peverley was transported to a local hospital after being attended to for several minutes, and the Stars later issued a statement saying that he is conscious and his current condition is not life-threatening. The 31-year-old was held out of the Stars' game at Columbus last Tuesday following a recurrence of his condition, but returned two days later and recorded two assists in Dallas' 6-1 win over Vancouver. Peverley regained consciousness before he left American Airlines Center, with both Salazar and Stars head coach Lindy Ruff remarking that he was asking to get back in the game. A makeup date for Monday's contest has yet to be determined.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss.
LeBron James was back Monday night. Back with his shooting stroke, back with his scoring edge, back in the win column.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The gesture was cute but the result not so much: Late in the fourth quarter some fans started chanting "MVP!" as Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson stepped to the foul line.
Another night, another loss.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points off the bench to lead the New York Knicks to a 123-110 win over the slumping Philadelphia 76ers.
Brandon Knight scored 24 points and handed out six assists to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 105-98 win over the Orlando Magic.
Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston netted 18 points apiece and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors, 101-97, on Monday night.
Dwyane Wade donated 22 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, as the Miami Heat ended their three-game slide and clinched a playoff berth with a 99-90 win over the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Al Jefferson scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help the Charlotte Bobcats take a 105-98 win over the Denver Nuggets.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry heard all about the recent criticisms of his play.
Kevin Garnett has been scratched from Brooklyn's lineup for its game against the Toronto Raptors.
The Los Angeles Lakers will probably be mathematically eliminated next week from a playoff spot, four weeks before the regular season ends.
Before his Bulls knocked them off in overtime, Tom Thibodeau said the Heat could be considered a dynasty and that "nobody" compared to LeBron James as far as designing defensive game plans.
The Cleveland Cavaliers can't seem to clear the hospital beds. Just as the injured guys start feeling better, more start falling down.
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is returning Monday night against the Bucks after missing two games because of a sore left ankle.
Like too much alcohol or anesthesia, Twitter tends to make you do the dumbest things.
The New York Knicks signed forward Earl Clark and guard Shannon Brown to second 10-day contracts on Monday.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Houston Rockets guard James Harden were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period ending March 9.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett has been diagnosed with a left patellar tendon strain and will be sidelined for approximately three weeks.
Anthony Bennett's rough rookie season hit a new bump.
The NBA Development League has added a team in the New York suburb of White Plains that will be owned and operated by the Knicks.
The New York Knicks will become the seventh NBA team to fully own and operate their own NBA D-League affiliate.
Only three games separate the Los Angeles Clippers from the top spot in the Western Conference and they'll try to move closer Monday versus the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center.
The Atlanta Hawks are barely clinging to the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference and could very well lose the position if their bad play continues.
Two of the worst teams the Eastern Conference has to offer tangle Monday night, as the Milwaukee Bucks host the Orlando Magic at the Bradley Center.
The Toronto Raptors look to distance themselves from the Brooklyn Nets in the Atlantic Division standings when the two teams collide Monday at Barclays Center.
The Miami Heat could be leading the Eastern Conference right now, but they have failed to take advantage of the opportunity.
Losing has become quite the norm for the Philadelphia 76ers and they'll try to stop a 16-game slide Monday against the rival New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Al Jefferson and the Charlotte Bobcats aim to get on track when they return home Monday to host the Denver Nuggets.
Stephen Curry communicated to Mark Jackson at a point when the Golden State Warriors coach considered taking him out that his quad was doing just fine.
Apparently the Dallas Mavericks prefer living on the edge, when the pressure is packed and the temperature is at its hottest.
The way things are going, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman and his players won't have to wait 20 games until the season's conclusion to know whether they are anything more than a team that loses one for every game that it wins.