Atlanta Hawks ace John Collins has been suspended for 25 games after testing positive for a growth hormone, the NBA said Tuesday.
LeBron James produced a 28-point triple double but it was not enough to prevent the Los Angeles Lakers from sliding to defeat against the lowly Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
Reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons and current candidate Luka Doncic are among the young talents named Tuesday to play the All-Star weekend Rising Stars challenge.
Atlanta Hawks used all of its might to beat the Oklahoma City Thunders in the 4th quarter, Wednesday morning (Manila time).
Indiana big man Myles Turner broke his nose in a collision with John Collins Monday in the Pacers' 116-108 NBA victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combined for 85 points as the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors used a balanced offence to roll over the Atlanta Hawks 128-111 on Monday.
Chris Paul scored 25 points as the Houston Rockets overpowered Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder to tighten their grip on the Western Conference with a 16th straight victory on Tuesday.
Philadelphia 76ers duo Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid were named Wednesday for the NBA's Rising Stars game, part of All-Star weekend next month.