• Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, right, goes up to dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Mudiay, Nuggets hand Knicks 5th straight loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Emmanuel Mudiay scored nine of his 15 points during a decisive fourth-quarter run, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading New York Knicks 101-96 on Sunday.

  • Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja, center, drives to the basket between Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott (32) and guard Kyle Korver, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Magic beat Hawks on Vucevic’s shot

    Orlando, Fla. (AP) — Another big lead got away from the Orlando Magic in the fourth quarter Sunday, but one big shot got it back just in time.

  • Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner, left, tries to drive to the basket past Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo, right, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Avery Bradley’s 25 points helps Celtics beat Kings 128-119

    BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Boston Celtics held off the Sacramento Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games.

  • Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens yells to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Cleveland. The Celtics won 104-103. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrant

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player’s back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul.

  • Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma watches action during the second half of Connecticut's 92-46 victory over East Carolina in an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    No. 2 South Carolina looking to slow down UConn’s Stewart

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game’s best player a quarter-century ago.

  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

    Warriors win 41st straight home game, 116-108 over Thunder

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 26 points, Harrison Barnes added 19 and the Golden State Warriors won their 41st straight regular-season home game, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-108 on Saturday night.

  • Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) is fouled as he shoots over Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, front, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Pacers defeated the Pistons 112-104. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    George’s 30 points lead Indiana to 112-104 win over Pistons

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Closing out games is a challenge for the Indiana Pacers.

  • Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, left, lays up a shot as he collides with Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-105. Wiggins scored 21 points. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Timberwolves close out Bulls with 12-0 run to win 112-105

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It didn’t take long for Andrew Wiggins to show the Chicago Bulls just how badly they’re going to miss Jimmy Butler.

  • Washington Wizards' Ramon Sessions (7) gets called for the foul as he tries to get his shot off as he bumps into Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lin (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Batum’s 26 points, 11 rebounds lead Hornets past W

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nicolas Batum had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied in the second half to beat the Washington Wizards 108-104 on Saturday night.

  • Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler waves to fans as they applaud him while Butler is taken off the court after being injured late in the first half of his team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Bulls’ Butler has strained left knee, no ligament damage

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When All-Star guard Jimmy Butler elevated during the second quarter of a game against Denver on Friday night, he heard a pop in his left knee — the last noise any basketball player wants to hear. The Chicago Bulls braced for the worst when Butler went in for an MRI exam.