LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain for fifth on NBA’s all-time scoring list

LOS ANGELES, California — LeBron James surpassed Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list Wednesday night during a 126-117 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers summer free agent signee, scored 44 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists the most by a Laker since Kobe Bryant dropped 60 in his…

KD scores 29 points as Warriors defeat Hawks, 110-103

OAKLAND, California — KD scored 29 points including a key jumper in the final minute, to lift the undermanned Golden State Warriors to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks 110-103. The Warriors used a 17-2 run in the third quarter to conquer the Hawks and their late comeback attempt at Oracle Arena. Klay Thompson finished…

Highlights: NBA Top 10 Plays of the Night

NEW YORK CITY — Check out the top 10 plays of the night around the NBA, featuring Jabari Parker , Jrue Holiday , Marvin Bagley , Steven Adams , Jeff Green , Paul George, Zach LaVine, and more!

76ers Acquire Four-Time All-Star Jimmy Butler

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has acquired four-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Philadelphia also received Justin Patton in the deal, while Minnesota received Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario Šarić and a 2022 second-round draft pick in exchange for Butler…

James, Chandler make big plays down stretch to lift Lakers above .500

LOS ANGELES, California — Lebron James (26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists) and Tyson Chandler came up with key plays down the stretch to lift Luke Walton and the Los Angeles Lakers (7-6) above .500, with a 107-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. With 15 seconds left to play in regulation,…

Williams’ jumper helps Clippers stop Bucks 128-120 in OT

LOS ANGELES — Lou Williams (12 points, 10 assists) hit a one legged runner on the baseline with .3 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Los Angeles Clippers (7-5) a 128-120 vicotry over the Milwaukee Bucks (9-3) on Saturday. Montrezl Harrell scored 26 points and 9 rebounds off the bench. Patrick Beverley had 21…

Lebron scores 25 points in win over Kings, Lakers reach .500

SACRAMENTO, California — LeBron James scored 25 points and 7 rebounds to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to .500 (6-6), following a 101-86 win Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings. Although Lebron was joined by five other Lakers in the double digit scoring column, it was Los Angeles’ defense that brought home a victory. The…

Timberwolves agree to trade Jimmy Butler to 76ers

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — According to ESPN, the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers. Butler and the Sixers expect to reach a deal on a long-term contract this summer. The Sixers made the trade to add Butler to a Big Three with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. The Timberwolves will…

Joel Embiid has 42 points, 18 rebounds in 76ers’ OT win

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Joel Embiid collected another 40 point outing guding the 76ers (8-5) to an overtime victory over the Charlotte Hornets (6-6) on Friday night. The former Kentucky Wildcat big man finished with 42 points and 18 rebounds, while knocking down 14-of-16 free throws in 76ers 133-132 victory. “He’s a really good shooter, and…

Caris LeVert nails floater to give Nets 112-110 win over Nuggets

DENVER, Colorado — Brooklyn Nets (6-6) Caris LeVert (Michigan) hit a floater in the lane with 0.3 seconds left in regulation to give the Brooklyn Nets a 112-110 win on Friday night over the Denver Nuggets. “We wanted the last shot. We didn’t want to mess around with them having 4 seconds or 3 seconds…