Basketball

Celtics' Hayward says he's open to returning this season

Now out of walking boot, Celtics' Hayward says he's open to a return to his season

Marques Johnson played pickup with MJ on the set…

Years after Marques Johnson's poster was spotted on Michael Jordan's dorm room wall, he found himself pick up with MJ on the set of the movie Space Jam.

Big baller: LeBron gets triple-double as Cavs…

LeBron James notches his 59th career triple-double as Cavs beat Lakers 121-112 for 16th win in 17 games.

Knicks hold on to beat Nets after Porzingis leaves

Courtney Lee scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half, Michael Beasley added 15, and the New York Knicks held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-104 after losing star forward Kristaps Porzingis to a sore left knee early in the second half

TNT's NBA studio team to call 1st game together on Christmas

Turner Sports says its "Inside the NBA" studio team will call a Christmas night game in Los Angeles along with its other usual duties

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Michigan team rebounds after 84-game winning streak ends

An 84-game winning streak is over, but a high school boys basketball team in Michigan's Upper Peninsula bounced right back

Jason Whitlock reacts to LeBron and Lonzo's…

Jason Whitlock and Colin Cowherd welcome in Chris Broussard and Jason McIntyre to discuss LeBron James and Lonzo Ball's post-game secret conversation

NBA unveils vote schedule for All-Star Game with…

The NBA will begin an early voting period next Thursday for its All-Star Game that will debut a new format this year in which players pick teams

George, Anthony visit old homes that look fine…

Paul George, Carmelo Anthony going back to old homes doing just fine without them

Porzingis, Beasley help Knicks edge Lakers…

Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109

Durant leads Warriors past Mavericks for eighth straight win

Kevin Durant had 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and the short-handed Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-97 for their eighth straight win

Wolves fade in closing minutes at Anderson

Countdown to Basketball Day Indiana: Unified Game

McCutcheon High School senior Karsyn Bruce on the Unified Game for students with special needs: "It doesn't matter what team scores or what team does something awesome. Both student sections are cheering."

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LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball turn pro with club team in…

Lithuanian pro club signs 2 Ball brothers, making them ineligible for college basketball

Embiid scores 28 in return as 76ers top Timberwolves in OT

Joel Embiid scored 28 points in his return to the lineup and the Philadelphia 76ers topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-112 in overtime

The Latest: Michigan team rebounds after winning streak ends

An 84-game winning streak is over, but a high school boys basketball team in Michigan's Upper Peninsula bounced right back

Sounding Off: Why Grizzlies' Andrew Harrison is…

Why Grizzlies' Andrew Harrison is surging

Randolph, Hill lead Kings to 99-92 win over slumping Suns

Zach Randolph scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to spark a big run, and the Sacramento Kings rallied past the slumping Phoenix Suns for a 99-92 victory

Towns scores 30 as Wolves cruise to 119-96 win over Kings

Karl-Anthony Towns tallied his league-leading 23rd double-double with 30 points and 14 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler had 21 points and nine assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 119-96 win against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

Kristine Leahy and Colin Cowherd react to LeBron…

Kristine Leahy and Colin Cowherd talks Cavs superstar LeBron James giving Lakers' rookie, Lonzo Ball advice after their game on Thursday.

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Barea, Mavs spoil Leonard's return with 95-89 win over Spurs

J.J. Barea scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and the Dallas Mavericks spoiled the season debut of San Antonio star Kawhi Leonard, beating the Spurs 95-89

Drummond helps Pistons beat Hawks to snap 7-game skid

Andre Drummond and Tobias Harris led the Detroit Pistons to a 105-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, snapping a seven-game losing streak and dropping the Hawks to 6-22, worst in the NBA