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Kyle Lowry gets six stitches for a gash to his forehead in his debut for the 76ers

Kyle Lowry gets six stitches for a gash to his forehead in his debut for the 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Lowry got six stitches in his gashed forehead in the pattern of a “7,” matching his 76ers uniform number during the North Philadelphia native's debut for his new team.
Doncic scores 41 points, pairs with Irving to help Mavs beat Suns 123-113 for 7th straight victory

Doncic scores 41 points, pairs with Irving to help Mavs beat Suns 123-113 for 7th straight victory

DALLAS (AP) — The longest winning streak of the season for the Dallas Mavericks coincides with a tie for the longest stretch of games together for the star pairing of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
Barnes's double-double leads Raptors past Nets; Toronto stays alive in play-in chase

Barnes's double-double leads Raptors past Nets; Toronto stays alive in play-in chase

TORONTO — Gary Trent Jr. didn't miss any of his shots in the first half but when his Toronto Raptors teammates missed open passes to him in the third, he started to struggle. A quick talk with head coach Darko Rajakovic turned that around.
Jalen Brunson, Knicks spoil Kyle Lowry's 76ers debut with Spike Lee watching in Philly, win 110-96

Jalen Brunson, Knicks spoil Kyle Lowry's 76ers debut with Spike Lee watching in Philly, win 110-96

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson heard “MVP!” chants each time the New York Knicks All-Star stepped to the free-throw line. The former Villanova All-American signed dozens of autographs before the game — many for fans wearing his old college jersey.
Tyrese Haliburton has 25 points and 13 assists in Pacers' 129-115 victory over Pistons

Tyrese Haliburton has 25 points and 13 assists in Pacers' 129-115 victory over Pistons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton had 25 points and 13 assists to help the Indiana Pacers beat the NBA-worst Detroit Pistons 129-115 on Thursday night.
LeBron James out for Lakers against Warriors because of left ankle injury

LeBron James out for Lakers against Warriors because of left ankle injury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is sitting out against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night with a left ankle injury. Coach Darvin Ham called it a “day-to-day thing.

Barnes scores 18, Raptors beat the Nets and spoil debut of Brooklyn interim coach Kevin Ollie

TORONTO (AP) — Scottie Barnes had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Gary Trent Jr. scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors beat Brooklyn 121-93 on Thursday night, spoiling the debut of interim Nets coach Kevin Ollie.
Cavaliers All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell sits out first game back from break with illness

Cavaliers All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell sits out first game back from break with illness

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell sat out Cleveland's first game back from the break Thursday night against Orlando with an unspecified illness. Mitchell, the NBA's fourth-leading scorer at 28.
Oh, brother. Delon Wright follows brother Dorell's footsteps playing for Heat

Oh, brother. Delon Wright follows brother Dorell's footsteps playing for Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Delon Wright has been on the Miami Heat practice court countless times. He used to play there for hours alongside the likes of Tim Hardaway Jr., Gary Payton II and Trey Mourning while their fathers were downstairs in actual Heat games.
Hawks' front-line depth takes another hit with Okongwu out for 'foreseeable future'

Hawks' front-line depth takes another hit with Okongwu out for 'foreseeable future'

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are preparing to be without center Onyeka Okongwu for an indefinite period of time, leaving the team with serious front-line depth issues as it returns from the All-Star break.