Bench play fuels Thunders 122-112 win over Spurs

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — The OKC Thunder received a boost from its bench as Dennis Schroder scored all of his 19 points in the second half to help them beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-112 on Saturday night. “Schroder just sliced us and diced us, did a great job getting to the rim, scoring,” said…

Blake Griffin erupts for 44 points in Los Angeles return

LOS ANGELES, California — The Detroit Pistons Blake Griffin erupted for 44 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assist and 3 steals to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 109-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers (24-18) on Saturday night at the Staples Center. “There was a lot of hype coming into this game and I was…

Watch: LaMarcus Aldridge drops career-best 56; Spurs set 3-point records

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook’s 24 points, 24 assists and 13 rebounds in a double-overtime, 154-147 win. Aldridge is the first Spur player with 50 points in a game since Tony Parker on Nov. 5,…

Russell scores 23 points in Nets 116-110 comeback win over Hawks

BROOKLYN, New York — D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State) scored 23 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets fought back from a 19-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-100 on Wednesday night at Barclays Center. DeMarre Carroll added 17 points to help the Nets improve to 21-22 for their eighth victory in…

Kyle Kuzma drops career-high 41 points in win over Detroit Pistons

LOS ANGELES, California — Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 41 points in three quarters, giving the Los Angeles Lakers (23-19) a 113-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at the Staples Center. “Our team has shown a lot of growth from the post-LeBron injury,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. The Lakers improved to…

Lou Williams scores 27 points, Clippers beat Hornets 128-109

LOS ANGELES, California — — The LA Clippers (24-16) Lou Williams scored 14 of his 27 points (10 assists) in the fourth period as they beat the Charlotte Hornets 128-109 for the ninth straight time at Staples Center on Tuesday night. Montrezl Harrell added 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Tobias Harris had 23 points,…

Lakers, Nets to play in 13th edition of NBA China Games

BEIJING, China — The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Monday that the NBA China Games 2019 Presented by Vivo will feature two preseason games between the 16-time NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers and Nets will play Thursday, Oct. 10 in Shanghai, followed by a rematch in Shenzhen on Saturday,…

Lakers defeat Dallas Mavericks 107-97, Ingram scores 29 points

DALLAS, Texas — Brandon Ingram scored 29 points ( 15 in the second half) and six assists to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Dallas Mavericks 107-97 on Monday night on the road. Lonzo Ball added 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. Jason Hart (12 rebounds,five steals) chipped in with 14…