Cavaliers defend rookie coach John Beilein amid…

John Beilein is getting the NBA rookie treatment

Anthony Davis has 39 and Lakers rout the Blazers 136-113.

Anthony Davis had 39 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 136-113

Harris, Jordan lead Nets past Hornets, 111-104

Joe Harris scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets continued their recent strong play in road games with a 111-104 victory over the Charlotte Hornets

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Aldridge, Spurs rally late to beat Kings 105-104 in OT

LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds in his return from and injury and the San Antonio Spurs rallied twice to beat the Sacramento Kings 105-104 in overtime on Friday night

Giannis scores 27 on 25th birthday, Bucks rout…

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 14th straight victory, a 119-91 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers

Thunder hit buzzer-beater to force OT, then top…

Chris Paul scored a season-high 30 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder pull off an improbable 139-127 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

Glenn Robinson III scores 20 points, Warriors beat Bulls

Glenn Robinson III scored the go-ahead basket and finished with 20 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls 100-98

Tatum (26 pts), Brown (21) help Celtics beat Denver 108-95

Jayson Tatum scored 26 points and Jaylen Brown added 21 to help the Boston Celtics beat the Denver Nuggets and remain perfect at home for the season

Butler's triple-double helps Heat past Wizards, 112-103

Jimmy Butler had 28 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to lead the Miami Heat past the Washington Wizards, 112-103

Griffin, Drummond help Pistons beat Pacers, 108-101

Blake Griffin broke a tie with a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left and scored 25 points, Andre Drummond had 25 points and 22 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons beat the Indiana Pacers 108-101

Magic win fourth straight, 93-87 over slumping Cavaliers

Terrence Ross scored 21 points, Evan Fournier added 18 and Aaron Gordon had a big dunk in the final 20 seconds to lead the Orlando Magic to their fourth straight win, 93-87 over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have dropped four straight and 11 of 12

Holtkamp-Sterling becomes first mother to officiate in NBA

Referee Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling made NBA history Friday night when she became the first mother to officiate a league game

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Thunder guards Ferguson, Burton out vs. Timberwolves

Thunder guards Terrance Ferguson and Deonte Burton are out against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday

Cavaliers star Kevin Love out with sickness

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is sick and will miss Friday night's game against the Orlando Magic

Knicks fire David Fizdale, make Mike Miller…

The New York Knicks have fired coach David Fizdale after barely 100 games on the job

Blazers give Carmelo Anthony a guaranteed contract

The Portland Trail Blazers have given forward Carmelo Anthony a fully guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season

Florida to name basketball court after former coach Donovan

Florida is naming its basketball court after former coach Billy Donovan

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura growing with each…

Washington Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura is showing quick improvement already in the NBA

Booker scores season-high 44 points, Suns outlast Pelicans

Devin Booker broke out of a perimeter-shooting slump, scoring 21 of his season-high 44 points in the third quarter, and Ricky Rubio powered the Phoenix Suns with four points and a critical assist in overtime in a 139-132 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans

Westbrook has triple-double as Rockets beat…

Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, James Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 119-109 to snap a three-game road losing streak

Will Barton scores 17 points, Nuggets beat Knicks 129-92

Will Barton scored 17 points to help the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 129-92

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Embiid, Simmons have 15 turnovers; 76ers lose at Wiz 119-113

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons combined for 15 of Philadelphia's turnovers and the 76ers lost at the Washington Wizards 119-113

Woman seeks dismissal of lawsuit against Luke Walton

Former sportscaster Kelli Tennant is seeking dismissal of her sexual assault lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton

Analysis: The Lakers are rolling, but don't…

The Los Angeles Lakers are off to the best record in the NBA