|Fri Feb 12||01:55||NBA Note - Oklahoma City Thunder Westbrook, Russell||Russell Westbrook||PG||Thunder||The Sith Lords|
G Russell Westbrook was one rebound shy of his ninth triple-double of the season as he collected 23 points, 10 assists and nine boards.
|Fri Feb 12||01:55||NBA Note - Oklahoma City Thunder Durant, Kevin||Kevin Durant||SF||Thunder||Doppelganger|
F Kevin Durant scored 23 points on 10 of 17 shooting from the field to go along with six assists in the Thunder's win over the Pelicans on Thursday.
|Thu Feb 11||20:40||NBA Note - Houston Rockets Howard, Dwight||Dwight Howard||C||Magic||Doppelganger|
C Dwight Howard is being shopped by the Rockets ahead of the trade deadline next week, Yahoo Sports reported.Howard, 30, is expected to opt out in his contract this summer to become an unrestricted free agent, so the Rockets might want to get something in exchange for Howard now rather than get nothing in return if he leaves after this season.He is averaging 14.6 points this season, which his lowest scoring average in his 12 NBA seasons. However, he still is an effective rebounder, averaging 12.0 boards per game.
|Thu Feb 11||20:40||NBA Note - Washington Wizards Gooden, Drew||Drew Gooden||C/PF||Clippers||The Sith Lords|
F Drew Gooden and F Kris Humphries both missed the game against the Bucks due to illness.
|Thu Feb 11||20:40||NBA Note - Washington Wizards Humphries, Kris||Kris Humphries||PF||NJ Nets||Buchanalia|
F Kris Humphries and F Drew Gooden both missed the game against the Bucks due to illness.
|Thu Feb 11||20:40||NBA Note - Oklahoma City Thunder Westbrook, Russell||Russell Westbrook||PG||Thunder||The Sith Lords|
G Russell Westbrook's 530 assists heading into Thursday was 323 more than the next closes teammate. "I think the one thing with Russ is, he is an unselfish point guard who's got an explosive ability to score," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. "I really believe, just being around Russell, he gets a lot of joy from passing the ball, helping his teammates, getting those guys shots."
|Thu Feb 11||18:21||Report: Rockets look to deal Howard||Dwight Howard||C||Magic||Doppelganger|
The Houston Rockets are sliding in the Western Conference standings, and Yahoo Sports reported that the Rockets are actively shopping center Dwight Howard.According to the report, the Rockets have already contacted teams about the possibility of trading Howard, an eight-time All-Star.Howard, 30, is expected to opt out in his contract this summer to become an unrestricted free agent, so the Rockets might want to get something in exchange for Howard now rather than get nothing in return if he leaves after this season.The NBA's trade deadline is Feb. 18 and the Rockets are working with Howard's agent, Dan Fegan, on teams that Howard might want to join.It is unclear what the Rockets can expect to get in exchange for Howard.He is averaging 14.6 points this season, which his lowest scoring average in his 12 NBA seasons. However, he still is an effective rebounder, averaging 12.0 boards per game.The Rockets seem to have little chance of challenging for a title this season. After reaching the Western Conference finals last season, the Rockets are 27-28 this season, leaving them in ninth place in the West and riding a three-game losing streak.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Houston Rockets Harden, James||James Harden||SG||Thunder||The Schellackers|
G James Harden collected 34 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in the Rockets' loss at Portland on Wednesday. Harden has averaged 37.3 points in three games against Portland this season.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Houston Rockets Howard, Dwight||Dwight Howard||C||Magic||Doppelganger|
C Dwight Howard scored 28 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the Rockets' loss at Portland on Wednesday. Howard made his first eight shots from the field and was 8-for-9 in the first half. He finished 13-for-17.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Cleveland Cavaliers Love, Kevin||Kevin Love||C||Timberwolves||The Schellackers|
F Kevin Love left the game in the final minute of the second quarter due to a left shoulder injury, and he did not return. Love called it a stinger and said he would be ready when the Cavs open the second half of the season Feb. 18 at home against the Chicago Bulls.Kobe Bryant's arm seemed to catch Love's shoulder when Love was backing him down on a shot in the post. Love yelled in pain and headed for the bench with 45 seconds left in the second quarter, then walked immediately to the locker room."Just like when you get hit on the funny bone, the elbow has shooting pain. It felt like fire was running down my arm," Love said. "Just a stinger, and doctors decided we'll be cautious and use the break for it to feel better, but it actually feels OK right now."Cavaliers G Matthew Dellavedova missed his fifth game with an injured left hamstring. ... Cleveland F Kevin
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Los Angeles Lakers Bryant, Kobe||Kobe Bryant||SG||Lakers||Back in the Saddle|
F/G Kobe Bryant had 17 points and six rebounds while shooting just 5-for-16 Wednesday.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Los Angeles Lakers Williams, Lou||Lou Williams||PG||76ers||Team Lorin|
G Lou Williams scored 28 points Wednesday for the Lakers.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Cleveland Cavaliers James, LeBron||LeBron James||SF||Cavaliers||Back in the Saddle|
F LeBron James had 29 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their 120-111 victory Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Toronto Raptors Lowry, Kyle||Kyle Lowry||PG||Rockets||The Sith Lords|
G Kyle Lowry chipped in 14 points and seven assists for the Raptors (35-17).
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Toronto Raptors DeRozan, DeMar||DeMar DeRozan||SG||Raptors||The Schellackers|
G DeMar DeRozan matched Minnesota C Karl-Anthony Towns with 35 points, but it wasn't enough for Toronto.DeRozan paced the Raptors with 22 first-half points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Atlanta Hawks Korver, Kyle||Kyle Korver||SG||Jazz||Free Agent|
G Kyle Korver went 2-for-3 on 3-pointers and moved past Chauncey Billups for eighth all-time in NBA/ABA history for career threes (1,832). He scored 10 points in the Hawks' win at Chicago.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Chicago Bulls Gasol, Pau||Pau Gasol||PF||Lakers||The Sith Lords|
F/C Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds for his 30th double-double of the season to lead Chicago in a loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Los Angeles Clippers Jordan, DeAndre||DeAndre Jordan||C||Clippers||Team Lorin|
C DeAndre Jordan had 21 points and 16 rebounds in the Clippers' overtime loss at Boston on Wednesday. He made nine of 17 foul shots.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Los Angeles Clippers Paul, Chris||Chris Paul||PG||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
G Chris Paul scored 23 of his 35 points in the second half and had 13 assists in the Clippers' overtime loss at Boston on Wednesday.
|Thu Feb 11||03:00||NBA Note - Los Angeles Clippers Pierce, Paul||Paul Pierce||SF||Celtics||Iavaronis|
F Paul Pierce, making another return to Boston where his No. 34 will one day hang from the rafters, said before the game that this "could be" his last visit to TD Garden. He has two years left on his contract. Pierce scored six points in 22 minutes Wednesday.