Jayson Tatum played with a purpose.
The Boston Celtics handed what LeBron James called a "butt-whipping" to his Los Angeles Lakers in their worst defeat of the NBA season on Monday, routing the Western Conference leaders 139-107.
Basketball's "James Gang" was 0-for-2 on Monday, but Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was pleased to have a chance to see his son Bronny play in a high school game in Massachusetts, even if he didn't win.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points and 17 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks made the right plays down the stretch to avenge an earlier loss to the Boston Celtics with a 128-123 victory on Thursday.
Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter renewed his criticism of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and hinted at a future in politics in two interviews released Friday.
Philadelphia center Joel Embiid is consulting a specialist about the dislocated finger on his left hand and will miss the 76ers' home NBA game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday.
Jaylen Brown matched his career high with 34 points on Friday to lead the Boston Celtics to their fifth straight NBA victory, 129-117 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Joel Embiid scored a season-high 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers ended the Boston Celtics perfect home record with a 115-109 win on Thursday.