|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - Washington Wizards Gooden, Drew||Drew Gooden||PF/C||Bucks||The Sith Lords|
F Drew Gooden, who missed his fifth straight game on Saturday, is dealing with a calf injury, coach Randy Wittman said.
|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - Minnesota Timberwolves Neal, Gary||Gary Neal||PG||Spurs||The Sith Lords|
G Gary Neal was a late scratch on Saturday because of a strained left groin.
|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - Cleveland Cavaliers James, LeBron||LeBron James||SF||Heat||Buchanalia|
LeBron James drove the lane and floated a half-hook runner over 7-footer Brook Lopez with one second left to give the Cavs a 90-88 victory on Saturday night. He is accustomed to making game winners on pull-up jumpers and layups but couldn't recall using that shot to beat another team at the buzzer. "Brook did not think in his wildest years I was going to shoot that one," James said. "I got to my spot where I wanted to get to and I just trusted what I've always done. I work on those shots. And I just floated it up. Sometimes it's a little easier when you get someone bigger because you got to get it over top of them." James finished with 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - Atlanta Hawks Splitter, Tiago||Tiago Splitter||C||Spurs||The Schellackers|
C Tiago Splitter, who signed with the Hawks in the offseason, was inactive with a hip injury on Saturday night.
|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - San Antonio Spurs Ginobili, Manu||Manu Ginobili||SG||Spurs||Team Lorin|
G Manu Ginobili (rest) did not accompany the team to Denver for a 91-80 win over the Nuggets on Friday. But he was in the lineup vs. the Hawks on Saturday night.
|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - San Antonio Spurs Duncan, Tim||Tim Duncan||PF||Spurs||Doppelganger|
F Tim Duncan (rest) did not accompany the team to Denver for a 91-80 win over the Nuggets on Friday. But he was in the lineup vs. the Hawks on Saturday.
|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - Dallas Mavericks Harris, Devin||Devin Harris||PG||Jazz||Doppelganger|
G Gary Harris missed Saturday's game with concussion-like symptoms. G Randy Foye started in his place.
|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - Dallas Mavericks Matthews, Wesley||Wesley Matthews||SG||Trailblazers||Def Fresh Flow|
G Wesley Matthews missed the shootaround on Saturday with an illness but played 28 minutes against Denver that night.
|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - Dallas Mavericks Nowitzki, Dirk||Dirk Nowitzki||PF||Mavericks||Team Erik|
F Dirk Nowitzki needs to get more shots, according to the Mavericks. He leads the team in scoring (17.4 ppg) and leads the league in 3-point shooting (51 percent), but he has 13 or fewer shot attempts in 10 of 17 games. Nowitzki needs three field goals to become the 13th player in NBA history with at least 10,000 career field goals.
|Sun Nov 29||03:24||NBA Note - Dallas Mavericks Barea, J.J.||J.J. Barea||PG||Mavericks||Team Lorin|
G J.J. Barea will miss at least three games with a sprained right ankle suffered in the second half of Wednesday's loss at San Antonio. Barea has been a significant part of Dallas' bench, averaging 8.6 points and 4.1 assists in 19.8 minutes.
|Sun Nov 29||03:23||NBA Note - Sacramento Kings Cousins, DeMarcus||DeMarcus Cousins||PF/C||Kings||Def Fresh Flow|
C DeMarcus Cousins missed a third consecutive game on Saturday night because of a strained lower back. Kings coach George Karl listed Cousins as "hopeful" for Monday's home game against Dallas.
|Sun Nov 29||03:23||NBA Note - Utah Jazz Favors, Derrick||Derrick Favors||PF||Jazz||Free Agent|
PF Derrick Favors was not with the team Saturday because of personal reasons. Trevor Booker started in his place.
|Sun Nov 29||03:23||NBA Note - Golden State Warriors Rush, Brandon||Brandon Rush||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
SF Brandon Rush started in place of injured Harrison Barnes on Saturday night and buried three 3-pointers in a third-quarter runaway as the Warriors recorded an 18th straight season-opening win over the rival Sacramento Kings. "It's always nice to get an opportunity to play for this team," said Rush, who totaled a season-high 16 points in 19 minutes. "Getting the crowd involved and making the 3s is pretty important to me." Rush was starting in place of Barnes, who sprained his left ankle Friday in Phoenix. "We're thrilled for Brandon," Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said of Rush, who suffered a torn ACL early in the 2012-13 season and has been relegated to reserve duty pretty much every since. "To see him succeed like that, it's a great story."
|Sun Nov 29||03:23||NBA Note - Los Angeles Lakers Williams, Lou||Lou Williams||PG||76ers||Free Agent|
G Lou Williams missed Saturday night's game because of the death of his grandfather. G Nick Young was to get most of the minutes off the bench in Williams' absence. Coach Byron Scott said he expects Williams rejoin the team in Philadelphia in time to play against the 76ers on Tuesday night.
|Sat Nov 28||04:26||NBA Note - Sacramento Kings Gay, Rudy||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
F Rudy Gay scored just two points and was only 1-for-13 shooting from the floor for the Kings.
|Sat Nov 28||04:26||NBA Note - Sacramento Kings Koufos, Kosta||Kosta Koufos||C||Nuggets||Free Agent|
C Kosta Koufos added 16 points and 13 rebounds Friday.
|Sat Nov 28||04:26||NBA Note - Sacramento Kings Rondo, Rajon||Rajon Rondo||PG||Celtics||Iavaronis|
G Rajon Rondo had 16 points and 16 assists, the 10th time in his past 11 games that he's recorded at least 10 assists. But Minnesota contained him in the fourth quarter, limiting him to three points and no assists and using forward Gorgui Dieng to stifle the pick-and-roll.
|Sat Nov 28||04:26||NBA Note - Sacramento Kings Belinelli, Marco||Marco Belinelli||SG||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
G Marco Belinelli scored 17 points off the bench to lead the Kings (6-11), who played their second straight game without C DeMarcus Cousins (strained back).
|Sat Nov 28||04:26||NBA Note - Minnesota Timberwolves Miller, Andre||Andre Miller||PG||Nuggets||Team Lorin|
G Andre Miller scored 12 points and dished out four assists in 19 minutes. Miller scored eight in the second quarter, and the Timberwolves used a 20-6 run in that period to take a lead they never relinquished.
|Sat Nov 28||04:26||NBA Note - Minnesota Timberwolves Rubio, Ricky||Ricky Rubio||G||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
G Ricky Rubio missed the contest with soreness in his left ankle after turning it in the third quarter on Wednesday at Atlanta.Without Rubio, Minnesota leaned heavily on G Andre Miller, who scored 12 points and dished out four assists in 19 minutes.