Bucks' bench keys 104-88 victory over Pistons

DETROIT -- Two centers were missing for the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

No problem.

Ersan Ilyasova and Giannis Antetokounmpo simply played the "stretch center" role to perfection in the Bucks' 104-88 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the ...

Timberwolves sneak by Lakers, 120-119

LOS ANGELES--Before the last-place Los Angeles Lakers hosted the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves, Lakers Coach Byron Scott said the teams had something in common besides having won only three games so far this season.

Minnesota, he said, is a ...

Clippers blast Rockets, 102-85

HOUSTON -- The Los Angeles Clippers focused on the Houston Rockets and not how soon they would be returning home to Los Angeles.

And even though they were facing an undermanned Rockets team, the Clippers clamped down on defense, using that to ...

Speights leads Warriors over Hornets, 106-101

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan after the Golden State Warriors' 106-101 win greeted Steve Kerr for the first time since his former teammate became a coach.

"How's everything, kid?" Jordan said. "Good job. Keep it up."

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Spurs deal Cousins-less Kings 112-104 defeat

SAN ANTONIO -- The Kings had one of their worst defensive showings of the season in losing their second consecutive game.

The San Antonio Spurs shot 51.2 percent and made 12 three pointers in a 112-104 victory Friday night at AT&T Center.

The ...