Kevin Garnett earned a technical foul for blowing in the ear of David West on Saturday.
Garnett fouled West, then got in his face and blew in his ear, causing West to push him. The two continued jawing and had to be separated by the officials.
Lance Stephenson famously blew in the ear of LeBron James during last season's playoffs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers used a smaller lineup during the fourth quarter of their win over the Orlando Magic.
A small lineup of Matthew Dellavedova, Dion Waiters, Mike Miller, LeBron James and Tristan Thompson was being used down the stretch to combat Orlando's small-ball unit.
Kevin Love didn't register a single minute in the fourth and he wasn't injured.
"The way that Orlando...
Amar'e Stoudemire has been out with soreness in his right knee.
Stoudemire said he will seek medical attention and have the knee examined when he returns to New York to make sure nothing serious is afoot.
“We got to figure out how it feels and what’s going on,” Stoudemire said on Saturday morning. “I’ll wait to I get back to New York to see what’s going on. I’m sure...
The Houston Rockets have assigned Clint Capela to their single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley. Capela (6-10, 245, France), has appeared in four games for the Rockets and recorded six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 12 total minutes of playing time. This will be Capela’s third stint in the D-League where he has averaged 9.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and...
The Dallas Mavericks have assigned Ricky Ledo and Dwight Powell to the Texas Legends, the team’s NBA Development League affiliate. The assignments are the 81st and 82nd of the 2014-15 campaign and Ledo and Powell are two of 33 NBA players to have been assigned to the NBA D-League this season.
Semi Ojeleye has committed to SMU after transferring from Duke.
The 6-foot-8 forward was averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils in six games this season. Ojeleye was rated as the top prospect in the state of Kansas by ESPN out of high school and 40th in the country.
He will have 2.5 seasons of eligibility starting December of 2015.
Kenneth Faried's talk with Brian Shaw last week has helped him regain his form.
Faried has responded with a 24 and 10 performance against the Nets and then 26 points and 25 rebounds on Friday against the Wolves.
“It helped me. I can’t even lie, it helped 110 percent,” Faried said. “We went to the back and had a conversation. He had some stuff he wanted to say, I had some...
Ray Allen remains undecided about whether he will continue his playing career, but he could be leaning towards retirement.
Allen has received interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards and other clubs.
"I have now heard that Ray Allen is leaning towards retiring," said Brian Windhorst.
The Miami Heat have their sights on Andray Blatche after missing out on Josh Smith.
Blatche will be with his Chinese team through at least February.
The Miami Heat have been granted a $2.6 million disabled player exception from the NBA.
The Heat have lost Josh McRoberts for the rest of the season.
The exception expires on March 10.
The NBA approved the Heat’s application for the Disabled Player Exception on Josh McRoberts. Exception is for $2.6 M. Expires March 10.
Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead has a stress fracture in the second and third metatarsals in his foot.
Whitehead was a popular preseason pick for Big East Freshman of the Year and had been averaging 11.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
“We are glad that we caught this injury early,” Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard said in a statement according to Jerry Carino...
The Oklahoma City Blue has acquired Reggie Williams through its returning player rights.
Williams previously played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and its D-League affiliate. He's played in 180 games with Golden State, Charlotte and Oklahoma City over his five-year career.
The Blue also acquired a third-round pick in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft from the Westchester Knicks in exchange...
Steve Nash showed up at the airport Wednesday when the Los Angeles Lakers left for their game against the Chicago Bulls to wish guys merry Christmas.
It marked Nash's first time back at a team function since being termed out for the season.
Marc Gasol admitted he is not particularly looking forward to free agency where he will likely be courted by the San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and others.
"I've been already through one," he says of the summer of 2011, when as a restricted free agent he re-signed with the Grizzlies for $58 million over four years, "and I did not especially enjoy it. I don...
Lance Stephenson will miss the Charlotte Hornets' games this weekend due to his pelvic injury but could return as soon as Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
“I think we had a good idea he’d be out longer – it’s a tough (injury) day-to-day; where it is makes it hard to know,” Steve Clifford said. “I didn’t think he’d be ready to play this weekend.
“(Monday) at the...
Quincy Acy has been suspended one game by the NBA while John Wall has received a $15,000 fine for their altercation in Thursday's game, the league announced Friday.
Acy committed a flagrant foul two that initiated an altercation with Wall, who was fined for pushing Acy and escalating the incident, the league said.
The Cleveland Cavaliers inquired about Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre over the summer, but haven't rekindled discussions on the seven-footer since, league sources told RealGM.
The Cavaliers have a long list of targets around the NBA, expressing interest in centers to bolster depth in their frontcourt.
Sacre has averaged four points and three rebounds in 13 minutes...
Draymond Green believes the Golden State Warriors "were too nice" in their 100-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Warriors and Clippers have had a feisty rivalry over the past few seasons.
"I don't know what the cause of it was, maybe everybody was a little too jolly, Christmas spirit," said Green, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds in 34 minutes. "But it was too nice. It was...
The Houston Rockets have waived Tarik Black to create a roster spot for Josh Smith.
There are several teams interested in claiming Black, making it unlikely the Rockets will have to pay his salary.
The Rockets hope Smith will pass his physical and play in Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Milwaukee Bucks hired Dan Hill, a facial coding expert who reads the faces of college prospects and NBA players to determine if they have the right emotional attributes to help the team.
“We spend quite a bit of time evaluating the players as basketball players and analytically,” said David Morway, Milwaukee’s assistant general manager, who works for the owners Wesley Edens...
LeBron James had a question of his own following a series of questions from the media after his first return to the Miami Heat as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"The question I have, which is kind of bothering me sometimes, is when a player decides to decide his own fate, there is always questions about it?" James said. "And, 'Why did this guy do that, do that and do this?...
Brady Heslip is considering leaving the D-League to sign overseas.
The Sacramento Kings were giving serious consideration to calling up Heslip from the Reno Bighorns prior to Mike Malone's dismissal.
Heslip is the D-League's leading scorer this season with 27.9 points per game.
Joe Alexander has signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv for the rest of the season, the club announced.
Alexander has played with Santa Cruz in the NBA D-League this season, where he was named Player of the Week earlier in the campaign.
The Houston Rockets still hope to open up a roster spot to sign Josh Smith by completing a trade on Friday.
Smith has already agreed to sign with the Rockets after clearing waivers.
The Rockets would have to waive a player if a trade is not found by Daryl Morey.
Kevin Durant showed support for the late game decision-making of Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook has been carrying the Oklahoma City Thunder offense with Durant sidelined.
"Who cares what people say?" said Durant, who missed his fourth straight game Thursday. "[He should] just play his game. From watching the last two games, he's the reason why we had a chance to win -- his aggressiveness...