Basketball

Hardaway scores 31, Knicks topple Jazz 117-115

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points and the New York Knicks rallied to beat the Utah Jazz 117-115

Not-household-name players get All-Star votes…

Some players many fans may not recognize got All-Star starter votes from their NBA peers _ or maybe themselves

LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star…

LeBron James and Stephen Curry will be the captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game

Booker scores 30, Warren 25 as Suns beat Nuggets 108-100

Devin Booker scored 30 points, T.J. Warren had 25 and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Denver Nuggets 108-100

Clarkson leads short-handed Lakers to 99-86 win over Pacers

Reserve guard Jordan Clarkson sparked an undermanned Lakers team with 33 points to lead Los Angeles to a 99-86 victory over the Indiana Pacers

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Embiid scores 26, Sixers beat Celtics 89-80

Joel Embiid celebrates All-Star selection with 26 points, Philadelphia 76ers beat Boston Celtics 89-80

Strugglesville: Cavs blow big lead, end Magic 104…

Cavaliers blow big lead, then hold off Magic 104-103 to snap 4-game losing streak.

Grizzlies beat Kings 106-88 in Randolph's return to Memphis

Dillon Brooks scored a career-best 22 points, Ben McLemore had a season-high 21 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the skidding Sacramento Kings 106-88 for their third consecutive win

Wizards score 45 in 3rd, beat Pistons 122-112

Bradley Beal, Wizards ride big third quarter to 122-112 victory over Pistons

Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips…

Amid doping scandals, Russians are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago

Warriors beat Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight…

Klay Thompson scores 38 points as Golden State Warriors beat Chicago Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight road win

Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pacers 100-86

Damian Lillard scored 26 points and eight assists and Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points and a season-high 17 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers won their fifth consecutive home game by beating the Indiana Pacers 100-86

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Carroll scores 26, leads Nets past Heat, 101-95

DeMarre Carroll scored 26 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat 101-95

Whiteside leads Heat to 106-101 win over Bucks

Hassan Whiteside had a season-high 27 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Miami Heat to a 106-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks

Houston's Ariza, Green suspended 2 games apiece…

The NBA decides: Rockets players Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green each suspended two games for entering Clippers' locker room

Gordon scores 30 as Rockets beat Timberwolves 116-98

Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves

Lowry scores 24 points as Raptors beat Spurs 86-83

Lowry comes up big in fourth quarter as Raptors beat Spurs 86-83

Spurs' Leonard out indefinitely to continue…

The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a right quadriceps injury

Rockets' Harden back at practice after 2 1/2 weeks

Rockets guard James Harden returned to practice for the first time since he was injured Dec. 31 against the Los Angeles Lakers

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Clippers hang on to beat Nuggets 109-104 for 6th win in row

Blake Griffin had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Denver Nuggets 109-104 for their season-high sixth win in a row

Mitchell scores 34 in Utah's 120-105 win over Kings

Donovan Mitchell scored 23 of his 34 points in the second half and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 120-105