Thunder hope to get George back vs. Hornets

Paul George said he learned from being on the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s last two games. The forward, in his first year with the Thunder, is still trying to figure out where he fits into the offense, as is fellow first-year Oklahoma City forward Carmelo Anthony. George, who is suffering

Heat look to take advantage of Conley-less Grizzlies

The Miami Heat will seek to be the next to take advantage of Mike Conley’s absence when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. “We have to figure out a way to close out these games,” noted Andrew Harrison, who has taken over as the starting point guard with Conley out. Overall

Oilers visit Maple Leafs hoping to build on Saturday’s win

The Edmonton Oilers have a lot of ground to make up after a slow start to the season when expectations were high. “It’s a big win for us because in the last few games our starts haven’t been very good,” said Oilers left winger Jujhar Khaira, who scored two goals on Saturday. It would

Knicks look to avenge recent loss to Hawks

Just two weeks weeks after forcing the New York Knicks into 20 turnovers in a 12-point home win, the Atlanta Hawks travel to Madison Square Garden for a rematch with Kristaps Porzingis and Company. This time, the Hawks bring a little momentum to MSG w…

Pelicans look to end homestand with win over 76ers

After blowing a nine-point lead with 3 1/2 minutes left and losing in overtime to struggling Sacramento on Friday night, the New Orleans Pelicans (13-13) conclude a four-game home stand Sunday night with a much tougher task — putting the clamps on the Philadelphia 76ers’ dynamic duo of Joel Embiid

Blackhawks look to start win streak against Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks will try to win their second game in a row when they host the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night at the United Center. Chicago (13-11-5) is coming off a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday that snapped a five-game winless str…

Timberwolves to face Mavs with starters carrying the load

When he was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Tom Thibodeau was known for playing his starters for more minutes than most starting lineups might see. Extended playing time for Minnesota’s starters — all five starters played at least 36 minutes in Wednesday’s win over the Clippers — means

Blues likely sans Schwartz heading into tilt with Sabres

The St. Louis Blues likely will be without one of their top forwards for Sunday night’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres, but the bigger question is how many more contests Jaden Schwartz will have to miss. Schwartz sustained an injury to his right foot when he blocked a shot in the Blues’

Hot Pacers host Nuggets

Just in his third season, Indiana center Myles Turner is longest-tenured Pacers player. Turner said the team chemistry is the best it’s been since he arrived as a first-round pick out of Texas. “Everybody’s energy is just incredible,” Turner said.

Celtics visit slumping Pistons

Kyrie Irving will remove his protective face mask on Sunday. The slumping Detroit Pistons will host Irving and the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon. The Pistons were 14-6, including a victory on the Celtics’ home floor on Nov. 27, prior to the skid.