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The Lakers were outscored 42-17 by the Raptors in the first quarter Sunday night to set the record for the most lopsided first-quarter deficit at 25 in the shotclock era (since 1954-55).
John Wall scored 26 points and Bradley Beal added 22 as the Washington Wizards broke a five-game losing streak with a 108-95 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday.
Kawhi Leonard, who jammed his left foot late in the Raptors' win Friday over the Suns, will sit out Sunday's game at Los Angeles.
Timberwolves All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler will not play Sunday's game in Portland, the first of a pair of back-to-back games, coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters at shootaround.
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LeBron James backed the Lakers' coaches after Saturday's 114-110 victory at Portland, saying the staff put the team "in a position" to score its biggest win of the season.
James Harden scored 25 points, including 11 in a decisive run in the third quarter, in his return to the Houston lineup, and the Rockets defeated the Chicago Bulls 96-88 on Saturday night.
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Heat point guard Goran Dragic is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game at the Hawks due to persistent pain in his right foot.
The Lakers hope that the bought-out Tyson Chandler can give them some much-needed size and rim protection in limited minutes, as well as veteran leadership.
James Harden returned to the Rockets' starting lineup Saturday night against the Bulls after missing three games because of a strained left hamstring.
Sixers big man Joel Embiid continued his trolling of Pistons center Andre Drummond with a tweet following Philadelphia's win over Detroit on Saturday.
LeBron James said his focus -- and his team's -- remains solely on winning after news emerged of coach Luke Walton's heated meeting with president of basketball of operations Magic Johnson.
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Jimmy Butler made it clear that he might sit out one of the Wolves' next two games, saying, "If I'm nicked up, then you can count on that."
Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Kawhi Leonard would continue to sit out one game of back-to-back sets, a plan that Leonard agrees with because he's "thinking about the long road."
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With the Rockets down 14 in the first half, Chris Paul called for a players-only huddle during a timeout and said "enough is enough," sparking Houston to a come-from-behind win Friday against the Nets.
Washington star Bradley Beal said he won't hit the panic button after the struggling Wizards were booed off the court at Capital One Arena as they lost their fourth game in a row to drop to 1-7.