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| NBA Game Roundup

An NBA daily recap of 2014-15 NBA season games, all on one page. Bookmark this NBA game roundup page and hit it daily. Also read nba game previews and daily stat leaders, and watch daily NBA video highlights.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Monday

nba game recaps Davis scores 14 in Pelicans' win over Wizards
The AP reports: BALTIMORE -- Anthony Davis scored 14 points and Ryan Anderson had 11 as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Washington Wizards 88-84 on Monday night in the next-to-last preseason game for both teams. Led by 10 points from Davis, who went 5 for 5 from the field, the Pelicans went on a 24-4 run to take a 28-12 lead with 47.4 seconds left in the first quarter. Early in the third quarter, Davis sprained his right wrist and didn't return.

Derrick Rose scores 30, but Kyrie Irving (28 points) leads Cavs to win
The AP reports: COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State held its homecoming over the weekend when it named its king and queen. But the real homecoming for basketball fans was Monday night when The King came back to Columbus with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James received a thunderous ovation during the pregame introductions from the sellout crowd of 19,049 in Value City Arena on the OSU campus and the Cavaliers went on to defeat the Chicago Bulls 107-98... Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 20 of his 28 points coming in the second half while Derrick Rose continues to show he's well on his way back from a torn medial meniscus in his right knee that caused him to miss last season's playoffs. He had 30 points in 24 minutes of play and said he liked the challenge of playing the Cavaliers.

Plumlee lifts Nets to 99-88 win over 76ers
The AP reports: NEW YORK -- Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night. "That's the aggressiveness and toughness we need from him every night," coach Hollins said. "That's the expectation for him. Not to get 17 points, not to get 20, but to go out and be aggressive." Deron Williams added 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Mayo scores 24 points, Bucks top Knicks 120-107
The AP reports: NEW YORK -- Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points, and Tim Hardaway came off the bench to score 20. Jared Dudley had 14 points in a reserve role for Milwaukee, and rookie Jabari Parker chipped in. The Bucks made 59.7 percent of their shots from the field and 12 of 24 3-point attempts.

Millsap, Hawks hold off Hornets, 117-114 in OT
The AP reports: ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks looked ready for the regular season when building a big first-half lead. The concern for coach Mike Budenholzer rose from his team's inability to hold that high level of play. Paul Millsap scored 21 points and the Hawks recovered after losing a fourth-quarter lead to beat the Charlotte Hornets 117-114 in overtime in an exhibition game on Monday night... Gary Neal led Charlotte with 21 points, including two free throws with 1:23 remaining in regulation for a 103-101 advantage -- the Hornets' first lead since late in the opening period. Cody Zeller had 18 points and Kemba Walker had 17 for Charlotte. Hairston had 11.

Mavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies
The AP reports: DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler's off-season work on his shot was apparent on Monday night. Chandler scored 14 points and added a game-high eight rebounds in the Dallas Mavericks' 108-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies... Monta Ellis also had 14 points for Dallas, which had seven players in double figures, including all five starters. Chandler Parsons and Jameer Nelson had 11 each and Dirk Nowitzki added 10. Off the bench, Richard Jefferson scored 13 and Al-Farouq Aminu 12.

Spurs rally to beat Kings 106-99
The AP reports: SAN ANTONIO -- Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. Marco Belinelli scored 14 points and Tony Parker had 13 points and five assists for San Antonio (2-3). Rudy Gay scored 18 points for Sacramento (2-4). Carl Landry added 15 points and Darren Collison had 14.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Sunday

nba game recaps Celtics beat Nets in experimental 44-minute preseason game
The AP reports: NEW YORK -- Jared Sullinger took a glance at the game clock and thought something must be wrong. With fewer than six minutes left in the first quarter, he was still in the game. There was a good reason he hadn't been subbed out yet, though. In an experimental 44-minute preseason game, Sullinger had 21 points and 19 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-90 on Sunday. "I'm so used to seeing 12 (minutes) and I looked up and I saw 5-something on the clock. I'm like, man, normally I come out at the 7-minute mark," Sullinger said. "They said, `No, it's an 11-minute (quarter).' So that explains everything."

nba game recaps Mo Williams helps Timberwolves beat Thunder
The AP reports: TULSA, Okla. -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders mixed things up Sunday night in an exhibition game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. During practice Saturday -- and unbeknownst to his team -- he had a competition to decide Minnesota's next starting lineup. Sparked by three new starters, Minnesota beat Oklahoma City 112-94 on Sunday night... Mo Williams scored 19 points, and Rubio, Kevin Martin and Robbie Hummel each added 13 points for Minnesota (2-2). Martin, playing against his former team, made his preseason debut before 16,901 fans at the BOK Center. Perry Jones scored 21 points for Oklahoma City (2-4). Russell Westbrook had 11 points in 23 minutes, and Serge Ibaka finished with 12 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes.

nba game recaps Hinrich scores 26 points, Bulls beat Hornets
The AP reports: CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls' closer is almost back at full speed. Derrick Rose had 17 points in almost 28 minutes and saw his first action in the fourth quarter as he comes back from a right knee injury 10 games into last season... Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting and Pau Gasol added 15 points and 10 rebounds to boost the Bulls (4-2).

nba game recaps Rockets beat Warriors 90-83 in exhibition game
The AP reports: HIDALGO, Texas -- The Houston Rockets welcomed back two stars who had been dealing with injuries most of this preseason. The Golden State Warriors rested their two stars. It was enough for the Rockets to beat the Warriors 90-83 on Sunday night in an exhibition game at State Farm Arena. Dwight Howard had 11 points and eight rebounds in his return from a knee injury. He was 5 of 8 from the field in 16 first-half minutes. After a slow start, he got a few easy baskets, blocked a few shots and otherwise looked strong after not playing since Houston's preseason opener at Dallas last week... James Harden had 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists in his return from a hip injury to help Houston improve to 4-1. Harden shot 2 for 12, but made 10 of 11 free throws.

nba game recaps Bryant scores 26, Lakers rally past Jazz 98-91
The AP reports: LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and Carlos Boozer added 19, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 98-91 preseason victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. Boozer also had nine rebounds and six of the Lakers' 17 steals. Los Angeles converted 29 Jazz turnovers into 34 points and outscored them 17-8 in second-chance points. Alec Burks scored 21 for the Jazz, who had only one field goal after his jumper with 5:16 remaining. Enes Kanter had 14 points in 38 minutes before fouling out with 15.2 seconds left.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Saturday

nba game recaps Drummond leads Pistons past Hawks, 104-100
The AP reports: ATLANTA -- Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-100 on Saturday night in an exhibition game. Brandon Jennings added 16 points and 11 assists for Detroit (4-2). Kyle Singler scored 15 points, and Josh Smith and D.J. Augustin each had 14. Jeff Teague had 16 points and 10 assists to lead the Hawks (2-3). Kyle Korver scored 15 points, going 3 of 7 from 3-point range, and DeMarre Carroll added 14.

Pacers rally in 4th quarter, beat Mavericks 98-93
The AP reports: INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers appeared to be headed for a loss, down by 14 points in the fourth quarter Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks. But the Pacers got into an offensive rhythm and with 31 seconds took the lead en route to a 98-93 come from behind win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana erased the double-digit deficit with an 18-3 run. David Sloan scored 12 of his 15 points for the Pacers in the fourth and gave Indiana the lead for good, 95-93, when Allen took the inbounds pass and immediately found him cutting through the lane for the layup... Chris Copeland, in his second start of the preseason, made the most of his 31 minutes by scoring a game-high 22 points to lead Indiana. David West added 16 points and George Hill had 10. Richard Jefferson and Gal Mekel led Dallas with 19 points each. Al-Farouq Aminu contributed a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Drew Gordon helps 76ers hold off Magic 95-84
The AP reports: ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Philadelphia's Drew Gordon scored 16 points Saturday night, getting the better of younger brother Aaron as the 76ers held off the Orlando Magic 95-84... Andrew Nicholson scored 23 points to pace Orlando (4-2).

Heat beat Spurs 111-108 in overtime
The AP reports: AN ANTONIO -- Rookie Shabazz Napier had 25 points, including four free throws in the final minute, and Miami held on for a 111-108 overtime victory over San Antonio on Saturday night in the teams' first meeting since the Spurs routed the Heat in the NBA Finals. Tyler Johnson scored 17 points in the exhibition game, Andre Dawkins added 16 points, and Danny Granger and Mario Chalmers had 11 each for Miami (2-4). Marco Belinelli had 18 points and Kyle Anderson added 17 points to lead San Antonio (1-3). JaMychal Green and Tim Duncan added 11 points each.

Kings beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 91-59
The AP reports: SACRAMENTO -- DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 91-59 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Derrick Williams and Darren Collison each had 12 points for Sacramento. Ramon Sessions added 11 points and six assists and rookie Nick Sauskas had 10 points.

Faried helps Nuggets beat Clippers 104-93
The AP reports: LAS VEGAS -- Kenneth Faried had 19 and seven rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in a preseason game Saturday night. Arron Afflalo scored 16 points, Randy Foye had 14 points and five assists, and Danilo Gallinari added 12 points for Denver (2-4). Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Jamal Crawford had 23 to lead the Clippers (1-4). Chris Paul added 13 points and nine assists.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Thursday

nba game recaps Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers
The AP reports: PHILADELPHIA -- Jared Sullinger had 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 -- all in the first half -- to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-91 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Jeff Green, playing in his second preseason game after missing the first four because of a calf strain, had 18 points... Tony Wroten and Elliot Williams each had 17 points for Philadelphia (1-4).

nba game recaps Butler leads Bulls past Hawks, 85-84
The AP reports: CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a 20-point fourth quarter and the Chicago Bulls rallied from a 21-point deficit with 11 minutes to play to beat the Atlanta Hawks 85-84 on Thursday night in an exhibition game. Butler, who only played 6 minutes in the fourth, had a game-high 29 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the field and 12-for-16 shooting from the line. Forward Mike Scott led the Hawks (2-2) with 15 points. Pau Gasol had 11 points and seven rebounds for Chicago, and Joakim Noah had seven points and 13 rebounds. Derrick Rose had 10 points in 20 minutes.

nba game recaps Davis leads Pelicans past Thunder, 120-86
The AP reports: NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis had 28 points and eight rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 120-86 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in a preseason game Thursday night. New Orleans (3-2) never trailed and used a 10-0 run early in the first quarter to build a 21-6 lead. Tyreke Evans, making his preseason debut, finished with 10 points in 20 minutes... Jeremy Lamb led Oklahoma City (2-2) with 20 points. Ryan Anderson had 17 points and Jrue Holiday added 14 points for New Orleans.

nba game recaps Warriors beat Nuggets 104-101
The AP reports: DES MOINES, Iowa -- It looked as if Harrison Barnes's return to Iowa was going to be remembered as a dud. Then the Warriors rallied late -- and Barnes finished Denver off by hitting the biggest shot of the game. James Michael McAdoo scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors rallied to beat the Nuggets 104-101 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win. Golden State's Klay Thompson added 18 points in the first NBA exhibition game in Des Moines since 1997.

nba game recaps Suns beat short-handed Spurs 121-90
The AP reports: PHOENIX -- Goran Dragic scored 20 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 121-90 on Thursday night in an exhibition game. The Spurs played without five top players and coach Gregg Popovich... Austin Daye led the Spurs with 17 points. All-Star guard Tony Parker played through only about half the third quarter and scored nine before departing for good.

nba game recaps Jazz rout defenseless Lakers, 119-86
The AP reports: ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Gordon Hayward scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-86 in a preseason game Thursday night. Kobe Bryant had 27 points on 10 for 23 in 28 minutes for the Lakers (1-3). Carlos Boozer scored 17 points and Jordan Hill finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Wednesday

nba game recaps Teletovic leads Nets to 129-117 OT win over Kings
The AP reports: BEIJING -- Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead the Nets to a 129-117 overtime preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, as Brooklyn swept a pair of exhibition games in China between the teams. The Nets were ahead 112-109 with 41 seconds left when the Kings' Omri Caspi drained a 3-pointer. On the next play, Mason Plumlee's pass to Willie Reed slipped through his hands, sending the game into overtime... Plumlee scored 18 points off the bench and center Brook Lopez added 16. Ben McLemore led the Kings with 22 points. Both teams rested some key players to keep them fresh and healthy for the final preseason games back in the U.S, with Hollins keeping out Kevin Garnett and the Kings' DeMarcus Cousins sitting with a sore Achilles.

Pistons beat Hornets 104-84 in preseason
The AP reports: CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Andre Drummond and Josh Smith both had double-doubles, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-84 in an NBA preseason game Wednesday. Drummond had 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Smith added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons, who shot 47.6 percent from the field and hit 8 of 20 3-pointers.

Wizards beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 101-95
The AP reports: WASHINGTON -- Otto Porter scored 19 points and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the short-handed Washington Wizards beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 101-95 in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Nene and Paul Pierce rested for the Wizards (4-1) and John Wall sat after the first quarter. Glen Rice Jr., who started for the injured Bradley Beal, didn't return after spraining his right ankle in the third quarter.

Vucevic scores 20, Magic hold off Flamengo 106-88
The AP reports: ORLANDO, Fla. -- Nik Vucevic had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held off Flamengo 106-88 in an exhibition matchup on Wednesday. The double-double was the first of the preseason for the Magic center. Rookie Aaron Gordon added 15 points and nine rebounds. Offseason addition Willie Green finished with 11 points in his first action of the preseason since returning from a hyperextended left knee.

James, Cavs spoil Pacers' West's return to Xavier
The AP reports: CINCINNATI -- LeBron James returned to Cleveland's lineup and scored 10 of his 26 points in the third quarter to help the Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers 98-93 Wednesday night, spoiling David West's return to Xavier. West scored 15 points in his first game at the Cintas Center since leaving Xavier, with "Welcome home David" signs surrounding the court. Chris Copeland scored 16 points to lead Indiana (1-3), and George Hill had 11.

Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89
The AP reports: PORTLAND, Maine -- Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with 16 points, Williams added 15, and Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson each had 12. Marcus Thornton scored 17 points -- 12 in a 3:32 span in the fourth quarter -- in 17 minutes for the Celtics (2-3). Avery Bradley and Tyler Zeller each added 13 points.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Tuesday

nba game recaps Anthony, Knicks beat 76ers 84-77 in preseason
The AP reports: SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points in a successful return to his college home, and the New York Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 84-77 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Anthony, who led Syracuse to its only national championship in 2003, also had seven rebounds in 27 minutes at the Carrier Dome. He was 5 for 12 from the field and 6 for 8 at the free-throw line. Two more former Syracuse stars took the night off. Philadelphia was without Michael Carter-Williams, who had right shoulder surgery in May, and rookie Jerami Grant, who was sidelined by an ankle injury.

nba game recaps LeBron sits, Love scores 25 as Cavs beat Bucks
The AP reports: CLEVELAND -- On the flight to Brazil, Kevin Love's new teammates told him to stop trying so hard to fit in. He listened. Love picked up the offensive slack with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving out, scoring 25 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-100 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Dion Waiters added 23 for the Cavs, who were missing three starters in their first game after facing the Miami Heat in Rio De Janeiro on Saturday. Love had 25 in that one, but the All-Star forward acknowledged it has taken him some time to feel comfortable in Cleveland.

nba game recaps Horford returns as Hawks beat winless Heat
The AP reports: MIAMI -- Paul Millsap scored 23 points and Al Horford made his return to the court to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 109-103 victory over the Miami Heat in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Chris Bosh led the Heat with 22 points and nine rebounds in 31 minutes. Dwyane Wade played 30 minutes and scored 16 points, including a 3-pointer while falling down to beat the first-half buzzer.

nba game recaps Anthony Davis powers Pelicans to 117-98 win over Rockets
The AP reports: NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis had 26 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Houston Rockets 117-98 on Tuesday night. Davis, who played nearly 31 minutes in the team's first home game of the preseason, has scored in double figures in three of New Orleans' four exhibition contests. Pelicans center Omer Asik finished with 10 rebounds and eight points in his first game against his former team. Guard Eric Gordon contributed 15 points and four assists for New Orleans.

nba game recaps Thunder beat Grizzlies 117-107 without Durant
The AP reports: OKLAHOMA CITY -- As Russell Westbrook sat out for two months while recovering from knee surgery last season, he watched Kevin Durant emerge as a leader. Westbrook said two things stood out most about the way Durant picked up the slack for him -- the stream of victories and the way Durant showed confidence in his teammates who also had to take on more significant roles. In Oklahoma City's first preseason action since learning that Durant would be out with a Jones fracture in his right foot, Westbrook showed that same kind of confidence in his teammates and got similar results. He had 14 points and 12 assists in three quarters as the Thunder beat the Grizzlies 117-107 on Tuesday night.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Monday

nba game recaps Hornets rally to beat Magic 99-97
The AP reports: CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Third-string point guard Jannero Pargo scored 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Charlotte Hornets rallied for a 99-97 preseason victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Pargo, pushed into action after starter Kemba Walker came out of the game in the third quarter with a left knee contusion, hit 6 of 10 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, as the Hornets rallied from a five-point deficit. Al Jefferson added 20 points, and had a key block on Elfrid Payton's layup attempt that would have tied the score.

nba game recaps Lou Williams scores 21, Raptors beat Knicks 81-76
The AP reports: NEW YORK -- Lou Williams scored 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat New York 81-76 on Monday night in the Knicks' preseason home opener. With starting point guard Kyle Lowry sitting this one out, Williams came off the bench and shot 6 of 9 from the field in 24 minutes. Toronto acquired him in June from Atlanta. Carmelo Anthony scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting in 15 minutes for the Knicks, who had just one player in double figures. J.R. Smith had 10 on 4-of-12 shooting.

nba game recaps Butler leads Bulls to 110-90 win over Nuggets
The AP reports: CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler scored 21 points while rookie Doug McDermott added 16 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 110-90 rout of the Denver Nuggets in an exhibition game on Monday night. Kenneth Faried led a balanced Nuggets offense with 19 points. Jusuf Nurkic scored 15 and Timofey Mozgov and Arron Afflalo each added 10 for Denver (1-3). Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson each scored 15 while Nikola Mirotic added 12 for the Bulls (2-2).

Jones leads Rockets to 95-92 win over Suns
The AP reports: HOUSTON -- Terrence Jones scored 18 points and Isaiah Canaan put Houston ahead for good with a three-point play with 29 seconds left as the Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 95-92 on Monday night. Phoenix had a chance to tie with 12 seconds left, but Archie Goodwin's 3-pointer missed, and Kostas Papanikolaou grabbed the rebound... Canaan finished with 16 points while Troy Daniels added 12 points as the Rockets overcame 5 of 30 shooting from behind the arc and hitting 61 percent from the free throw line.

Gobert's double-double lifts Jazz over Clippers
The AP reports: SALT LAKE CITY -- Trey Burke scored 16 points and had eight assists while Rudy Gobert chipped in 11 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Utah Jazz to a 102-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Derrick Favors added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz (3-0) who remain undefeated in the preseason. Blake Griffin scored 31 points, JJ Redick added 17 points and Chris Paul finished with 11 points and 11 assists for the Clippers (0-3) who are still winless.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Sunday

nba game recaps Nowitzki scores 16, Mavericks beat Pacers 106-98
The AP reports: DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points in his preseason debut, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Indiana Pacers 106-98 on Sunday night. Charlie Villanueva, who didn't play in the first three periods, had 16 points and four rebounds for the Mavericks to lead a fourth-quarter comeback. Indiana led 74-69 after three... C.J. Miles scored 19 points for the Pacers, all in the first three quarters. C.J. Watson added 16.

Nets edge Kings 97-95 in China
The AP reports: SHANGHAI -- Mirza Teletovic sank a 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining to lift the Brooklyn Nets to a 97-95 preseason win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday in the first of two NBA exhibition games to be played in China this year. The Kings had a chance to tie the score with 20 seconds remaining, but Sergey Karasev blocked a jumper by Ben McLemore beneath the rim as time expired. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 18 points and six rebounds and Deron Williams added 12 points and six assists. Teletovic and Jarrett Jack had 10 points apiece.

Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope exits early in 2-point loss
The AP reports: WASHINGTON -- Detroit guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sprained his left knee in the third quarter in the Pistons' 91-89 exhibition loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Caldwell-Pope, a second-year player out of Georgia, fell underneath Washington's basket and needed assistance getting to the locker room. He did not return after scoring 12 points in 24 minutes... John Wall led the Wizards (3-1) with 15 points in their preseason home opener and Marcin Gortat added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Seraphin scored 14 points, including the go-ahead dunk that made it 90-89 with 5.7 seconds remaining. Xavier Silas scored 10 points for Washington, one of several guards playing more minutes due to Bradley Beal's injury. Beal had surgery Sunday for the non-displaced fracture in his left wrist that he suffered Friday night against Charlotte in Greenville, South Carolina. Andre Drummond led the Pistons (2-1) with 21 points, making all nine of his shots. Greg Monroe added 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Matthews helps Trail Blazers beat Clippers 119-114
The AP reports: PORTLAND, Ore. -- Wesley Matthews scored 22 points, Portland was 17 of 25 from 3-point range and the Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 119-114 in an exhibition game Sunday night. Matthews made 6 of 7 3-point attempts to lead Portland to its first preseason win in three games. C.J. McCullum made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points... Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford came off the bench to score 23 points. Chris Paul and Spencer Hawes had 15 points each for the Clippers (0-2).

Warriors blitz Lakers early in 116-75 rout
The AP reports: ONTARIO, Calif. -- Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 25 points in the first 2 1/2 minutes, helping the Golden State Warriors get off to a fast start and beat the banged-up Los Angeles Lakers 116-75 in a preseason game Sunday night. Klay Thompson added 16 points and David Lee had 14 for the Warriors, who started the game with a 24-5 run. Andre Iguodala, whose nose was broken during a loss to the Lakers on Thursday, wore a facemask and finished with four points and eight assists in 21 minutes.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Saturday

nba game recaps Duncan, Parker help Spurs beat Fenerbahce Ulker
The AP reports: ISTANBUL -- Tim Duncan had 23 points and Tony Parker added 22 to help the San Antonio Spurs beat Fenerbahce Ulker 96-90 in an exhibition game Saturday night... Former College of Charleston guard Andrew Goudelock had 30 points for Fenerbahce Ulker.

LeBron James, Cavaliers triumph in Rio exhibition vs. Heat
The AP reports: RIO DE JANEIRO -- LeBron James scored seven points while playing only 20 minutes against his former team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers went on to beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in overtime Saturday in an exhibition game in Brazil. Kevin Love, who was acquired by Cleveland a month after James left the Heat to return to Ohio, finished with 25 points in an entertaining game in the beachfront city that will host the 2016 Olympics. Chris Bosh led Miami with 19 points. The Cavaliers are 2-0 in the preseason, and the Heat fell to 0-3.

Knicks beat Celtics for 1st preseason win
The AP reports: UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points and the New York Knicks earned their first victory of the preseason Saturday with a 96-80 win over the Boston Celtics. J.R. Smith added 14 for New York (1-1), while Tim Hardaway Jr. and Cleanthony Early had 11 apiece off the bench. The Knicks lost to the Celtics in nearby Hartford on Wednesday... Jared Sullinger and Marcus Thornton scored 15 points apiece for Boston (2-2), which lost for the second time in two nights.

Conley's 23 points lead Grizzlies past Hawks 93-88
The AP reports: MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Mike Conley added 23 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 93-88 on Saturday night in their preseason home opener... John Jenkins led the Hawks with 15 points, while Dennis Schroder added 14, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to keep Atlanta close. Shelvin Mack had 11 points and eight assists, while Mike Scott finished with 10 points.

Gasol, Butler lead Bulls over Bucks, 91-85
The AP reports: MILWAUKEE -- Pau Gasol scored 20 points, Jimmy Butler added 18 and the Chicago Bulls picked up their first win in three preseason games, beating the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 91-85 on Saturday night. Derrick Rose had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes for the Bulls. Gasol grabbed 11 rebounds... Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, had 11 points in his debut on the Bucks' home court.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Friday

nba game recaps Hornets roll past Wizards, 99-86 in South Carolina
The AP reports: GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Gary Neal scored 19 points and the new-look Charlotte Hornets held off the Washington Wizards 99-86 on Friday night for their first victory of the preseason. The Hornets (1-1) never trailed after jumping out to a 12-2 lead in the first four minutes. They led by as much as 23 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Al Jefferson added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Kemba Walker scored 13 points, while Jannero Pargo added 15 and North Carolina rookie P.J. Hairston chipped in 13 off the bench.

nba game recaps Harris leads Orlando to 96-93 win over Pacers
The AP reports: INDIANAPOLIS -- Tobias Harris scored 16 points, Nikola Vucevic had 12 and the Orlando Magic held on for a 96-93 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. The Magic improved to 2-0 even while playing without Victor Oladipo and Channing Frye, who missed the game with knee injuries. Six Pacers reached double figures, including Donald Sloan with 16 and Roy Hibbert with 13 points in 15 minutes.

nba game recaps DeRozan, Lowry lead Raptors past Celtics 116-109
The AP reports: TORONTO -- Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 18 points, Patrick Patterson had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 116-109 on Friday, handing the Celtics their first defeat in three preseason games. Avery Bradley led Boston with 22 points while Marcus Thornton had 19 and Brandon Bass 14. Amir Johnson and Greivis Vasquez both scored 13 as the Raptors took control with a 12-0 run midway through the fourth, outscoring Boston 29-16 in the final quarter.

nba game recaps Mo Williams shines as Wolves beat Sixers, 116-110
The AP reports: MINNEAPOLIS -- Mo Williams had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Zach LaVine scored 15 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 116-110 preseason victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. First overall pick Andrew Wiggins, who came to Minnesota in the Kevin Love trade, scored 11 points in his home debut. Anthony Bennett had 13 points and eight rebounds. Henry Sims had 17 points and six rebounds, but Philadelphia turned the ball over 23 times in the defeat. The 76ers held Nerlens Noel out because of a right thigh injury.

nba game recaps Thunder beat Mavericks 118-109 in exhibition
The AP reports: DALLAS -- Anthony Morrow scored 21 points, Steven Adams and Jeremy Lamb added 19 apiece, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-109 on Friday night. Reggie Jackson had 13 points before leaving early in the third quarter after landing hard on his right shoulder. Lamb added 11 rebounds for the Thunder (1-1), who had six players score in double figures. Al-Farouq Aminu and Jae Crowder each had 14 points for the Mavericks (0-2), who lost Raymond Felton late in the first quarter with a sprained right ankle.

nba game recaps Suns beat Nuggets; Gallinari has 17 in return
The AP reports: PHOENIX -- Goran Dragic and Markieff Morris each scored 12 points to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Denver Nuggets, 97-89 in preseason action Friday night. Gerald Green added 10 points, and Ty Warren and Anthony Tolliver each had 10 for the Suns. Danilo Gallinari scored 17 points off the bench for the Nuggets in his first appearance since April 4, 2013, when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against the Dallas Mavericks.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Thursday

nba game recaps Caldwell-Pope, Drummond lead Pistons past Bucks
The AP reports: AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, Andre Drummond added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 94-80 on Thursday night in a preseason game. Former Pistons Khris Middleton (13 points) and Brandon Knight (11 points, seven assists) led Milwaukee, which turned the ball over 23 times for 26 Detroit points. Caldwell-Pope had 18 points off the bench in Detroit's overtime win over Chicago on Tuesday, while Drummond added 13, but both players had their defensive performances criticized by Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy.

nba game recaps Harden leads Rockets over Memphis as Howard sits
The AP reports: HOUSTON -- James Harden scored 21 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 113-93 preseason victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night. The All-Star guard was 6 for 12 from the field and added four assists. Center Dwight Howard was held out with a bruised knee. Second-year forward Terrence Jones scored 15 points, while University of Memphis product Tarik Black pulled down 15 rebounds and added 10 points.

nba game recaps Burke has 22 and Jazz down Blazers 109-105
The AP reports: PORTLAND, Ore. -- Trey Burke had 22 points and seven assists, and the Utah Jazz beat Portland 109-105 Thursday night for their second straight preseason victory over the Trail Blazers. Alec Burks added 20 points for the Jazz, who also defeated the Blazers 92-73 in the preseason opener for both teams on Tuesday in Utah. LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and six rebounds in about 24 minutes for Portland. Blazers guard Damian Lillard sat out because of a left ankle strain. Steve Blake, acquired in one of Portland's few offseason moves, started in his place.

nba game recaps Warriors beat Lakers 120-105 with 25 from Thompson
The AP reports: LOS ANGELES -- Klay Thompson scored 25 points and backcourt-mate Stephen Curry added 20, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 120-105 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Kobe Bryant, playing his first game at Staples Center since Dec. 10, 2013, scored 15 points in 23 minutes before sitting out the fourth quarter. The two-time scoring champion appeared in only six games last season because of a ruptured Achilles tear and a fracture in his left knee. Coach Byron Scott rested 40-year-old point guard Steve Nash.

Recaps of NBA preseaon games played Wednesday

Alba Berlin beats Spurs in Germany
The AFP reports: Berlin - Alba Berlin have sealed a shock 94-93 victory over NBA champions San Antonio Spurs, whose point guard Danny Green had to apologise for an Holocaust remark posted on Twitter. Alba became the first German team to beat an NBA side at Berlin's O2 Arena on Wednesday with Jamel McLean scoring the hosts' winning points right on the final buzzer to seal a dramatic win. But the match was played against a backdrop of controversy after Spurs' Green posted a selfie on social media network Twitter taken at Berlin's Holocaust Memorial with the caption: "You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust". He later removed the picture and posted an apology.

Noel helps 76ers beat Hornets 106-92
The AP reports: PHILADELPHIA -- Nerlens Noel had 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots in his first home game with the Philadelphia 76ers, who beat the Charlotte Hornets 106-92 in a preseason matchup on Wednesday night. Noel was acquired in a 2013 draft night trade with New Orleans for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday. He played 31 minutes in his second game after he missed last season with a torn ACL. Philadelphia had six players score in double figures. Tony Wroten had 15 points and Casper Ware finished with 14. Gary Neal led the Hornets with 14 points in their first preseason game. Lance Stephenson and Kemba Walker each had 13, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 11.

Wizards beat Pelicans 94-89 in preseason game
The AP reports: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- John Wall scored 14 points to lead the Washington Wizards to a 94-89 preseason win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Otto Porter had 12 points for Washington, which shot 49 percent from the field. Bradley Beal and Kevin Seraphin each had 11 points. The Wizards grabbed the lead with a 12-1 run in the final minutes at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Eric Gordon had 15 points for New Orleans, which led 49-44 at halftime. Ryan Anderson scored 14, and Jimmer Fredette finished with 13 points.

Sullinger leads Celtics past Knicks 106-86
The AP reports: HARTFORD, Conn. -- Derek Fisher lost his coaching debut with the New York Knicks when Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 106-86 preseason win on Wednesday night. Fisher played 18 seasons in the NBA before he replaced the fired Mike Woodson in June. The Knicks went 37-45 last season and missed the playoffs, just a year after winning the Atlantic Division and advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 18 points. Carmelo Anthony added 10 points on 3-for-9 shooting.

Bucks rally to beat Grizzlies in Parker's debut
The AP reports: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jabari Parker started his first preseason game with a case of the jitters. The rookie steadied himself with a few dunks. The new era for the Milwaukee Bucks is off to a promising start. Parker scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, and Milwaukee beat the Memphis Grizzlies 86-83 on Wednesday night in coach Jason Kidd's preseason debut with the Bucks. "As the game progressed, I got a little more comfortable out there," the 19-year-old Parker said. "I got the jitters. I think my second shot was like an air ball, but it's going to take time."

Mozgov scores 20 in Denver's win over Thunder
The AP reports: DENVER -- Timofey Mozgov scored 20 points, Ty Lawson had 12 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-101 in an exhibition game on Wednesday night. Mozgov made all eight of his shots from the field. He added eight rebounds and three blocks, including a first-quarter stuff of Kevin Durant that momentarily left the Thunder star sprawled on the floor.

Suns beat Rio De Janeiro Flamengo 100-88
In the exhibition win for Phoenix, guard Isaiah Thomas had 18 points and four assists, guard Eric Bledsoe shot 7-of-10 for 15 points and four rebounds, Markieff Morris had 13 points and five rebounds, and Gerald Green also scored 13.

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