The Denver Nuggets fired coach Brian Shaw, who was in his second season on the job and had a .397 winning percentage. Denver lost the last 10 home games he coached.
The banged-up Chicago Bulls will have to get by without another key player, with All-Star guard Jimmy Butler joining former MVP Derrick Rose on the sideline. Bulls officials said Butler will miss from three to six weeks because of a sprained ligament in his left elbow.
NBA’s leading scorer pours in 33 and LeBron James misses two free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining in overtime of Rockets’ 105-103 victory.
Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists and the intentionally depleted Hawks held off the Miami Heat 93-91 on Saturday night.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose had surgery Friday morning on the torn medial meniscus in his right knee. General manager Gar Forman estimated Rose’s return to action at four to six weeks, meaning Rose should play again in the regular season
LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 for their 18th victory in 20 games.
As Quincy Pondexter saw his three-pointer go down with 49.9 seconds on the clock, he turned up court, allowed a slight smile and pounded his chest with the palm of his hand three times.
Oft-injured Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has a medial meniscus tear of his right knee and will require surgery. It is the same medial meniscus Rose, the league MVP in 2011, tore in November 2013.
Former Sonic and North Carolina star has had many of his longtime basketball friends die recently, notably Tar Heels coach Dean Smith and former rival and teammate Jerome Kersey.
Isaiah Thomas burned his former team with eight critical points in the last two minutes, and the Boston Celtics held off the host Phoenix Suns 115-110. Thomas, a college standout at Washington, scored 21 points and former Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma player Avery Bradley had 23.