NBA scoring leaders James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo powered their teams to decisive NBA triumphs Sunday while Detroit snapped a five-game losing streak by rallying past Denver.
New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson flashed some brilliance in his long-awaited NBA debut Wednesday, but the San Antonio Spurs spoiled the party at Smoothie King Center with a 121-117 victory over the Pelicans.
The Milwaukee Bucks, led by 29 points from reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, ran roughshod over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, improving their league-leading record with a 117-97 victory.
Injured NBA rookie forward Zion Williamson is expected to return to the court for New Orleans next Wednesday at home against San Antonio, Pelicans executive David Griffin said Wednesday.
The National Basketball Association has slapped Detroit Pistons player Derrick Rose with a hefty fine for throwing a pen into the crowd at The Palace arena in Detroit.
Sacramento Kings center Dewayne Dedmon was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday after admitting in a newspaper interview that he wants to be traded to another club.
Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss his first game of the season, sitting out the Milwaukee Bucks' Wednesday clash with New Orleans with a sore right quadriceps tendon.
Dallas guard Luka Doncic scored 26 points in as many minutes Saturday to lead the Mavericks to a 130-84 rout of New Orleans and put his name next to a pair of NBA greats.