|Wed Mar 29||15:04||Pacers bringing back Stephenson after waiving Stuckey||Lance Stephenson||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
The Indiana Pacers waived veteran guard Rodney Stuckey on Wednesday, clearing the way for Lance Stephenson to return to the team.Stephenson, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound free agent swingman, reached an agreement with the Pacers on a three-year, $12 million deal, league sources told ESPN. Stephenson, 26, spent the first four years of his career with the Pacers before he left for the Charlotte Hornets via free agency in the 2014 offseason. He also had stints with the Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves.Stephenson owns career averages of 8.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 352 NBA games (189 starts).Stuckey, 30, has been plagued by injuries all season. His departure comes a day after the Pacers announced he would miss four to six weeks with a strained left patellar tendon suffered Sunday.Stuckey appeared in 39 games off the bench for Indiana this season while averaging 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.In his three seasons with the Pacers, the 6-5, 205-pound Stuckey recorded averages of 10.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game over 168 appearances."We want to thank Rodney for his commitment to our franchise in his three years with the Pacers," Indiana president of basketball operations Larry Bird said in a statement. "He was a positive influence not only to our team but also in the community. We wish him nothing but the best in the future."
|Wed Mar 29||04:09||G Jeff Teague tallied 20 points and 10 assists, but he missed la...||Jeff Teague||PG||Hawks||Free Agent|
G Jeff Teague tallied 20 points and 10 assists, but he missed a layup in the final 20 seconds and was called for a key foul on Minnesota's Ricky Rubio, who hit the winning free throws with 3.4 seconds left. "I didn't realize the shot clock had more time and I shot a bad shot just trying to get it on the rim," Teague said of his miss. "Two bad plays on my part and we lose the game."
|Wed Mar 29||04:09||G Ricky Rubio sank three free throws with 3.4 seconds left to li...||Ricky Rubio||G||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
G Ricky Rubio sank three free throws with 3.4 seconds left to lift the Timberwolves to a 115-114 victory over Indiana. Rubio was fouled by Jeff Teague. "I got the ball and tried to get a screen. I felt Teague on my arm and I tried to shoot it," said Rubio, who had 21 points, hitting a career-best 13 of 13 from the foul line.
|Wed Mar 29||04:09||C Hassan Whiteside tipped in winning shot just before buzzer, gi...||Hassan Whiteside||C||Kings||Free Agent|
C Hassan Whiteside tipped in the winning shot just before the buzzer, giving the Heat a 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Whiteside scored after a wild scramble during which the Heat missed two attempts on their final possession. He finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. "Hassan, maybe for the first time in his career, is playing more for the guys next to him than he is for himself, and that's what we've seen the last three games," Spoelstra said.
|Wed Mar 29||04:09||F Ersan Ilyasova tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds in 95-91 win ...||Ersan Ilyasova||PF||Bucks||Free Agent|
F Ersan Ilyasova tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds in a 95-91 win over Phoenix.
|Wed Mar 29||04:09||G Thabo Sefolosha missed second straight game with right groin s...||Thabo Sefolosha||SG||Thunder||Free Agent|
G Thabo Sefolosha missed his second straight game with a right groin strain.
|Tue Mar 28||03:02||F DeMarre Carroll (sore lower back) did not play for second stra...||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
F DeMarre Carroll (sore lower back) did not play for the second straight game Monday. F P.J. Tucker took his starting spot at small forward.
|Tue Mar 28||03:02||PF Brandan Wright scored 11 points for Grizzlies in game that sa...||Brandan Wright||PF||NJ Nets||Free Agent|
PF Brandan Wright scored 11 points for the Grizzlies in a game that saw 14 lead changes.
|Tue Mar 28||00:08||Hawks' Millsap (knee) out at least three more games||Paul Millsap||PF||Jazz||The Schellackers|
|Thabo Sefolosha||SG||Thunder||Free Agent|
Atlanta Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap will miss at least three more games due to tightness in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday night.Millsap already has sat out five consecutive games due to the issue. He was diagnosed with synovitis in the knee when he visited Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Pensacola, Fla.Millsap, who averages 18.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, will be re-evaluated after sitting out the three games.The Hawks have struggled without Millsap, losing seven consecutive games entering a Tuesday game against the Phoenix Suns.Swingman Kent Bazemore (knee) will miss his fifth straight game, and forward Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will sit out for the second game in a row."At this point, it doesn't matter who's out on the floor," Atlanta center Dwight Howard said. "The guys who step on the floor have to get the job done."
|Mon Mar 27||02:28||F Corey Brewer started in place of Brandon Ingram (knee) and sco...||Corey Brewer||SG||Mavericks||Free Agent|
F Corey Brewer started in place of Brandon Ingram (knee) and scored only three points in 19 minutes Sunday against Portland.
|Mon Mar 27||02:28||G Avery Bradley back Sunday against Miami, playing in just 49th ...||Avery Bradley||SG||Celtics||Free Agent|
G Avery Bradley, who missed the Friday game because of illness, was back Sunday against Miami, playing in just his 49th game because of injury and sickness. He had eight points in 30:51.
|Mon Mar 27||02:28||C Hassan Whiteside had 51st double-double of season with 19 poin...||Hassan Whiteside||C||Kings||Free Agent|
C Hassan Whiteside had his 51st double-double of the season with 19 points and 15 rebounds Sunday in a loss at Boston.
|Mon Mar 27||02:28||F Amir Johnson amassed 14 points, seven rebounds and five assist...||Amir Johnson||PF||Raptors||Free Agent|
F Amir Johnson amassed 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists Sunday in the Cetlics' win over the Heat.
|Mon Mar 27||02:28||G J.J. Redick missed game Sunday game against Sacramento with sp...||J.J. Redick||SG||Magic||Free Agent|
G J.J. Redick missed the game Sunday game against Sacramento with a sprained right ankle sustained in Los Angeles' Saturday win over the Jazz.
|Mon Mar 27||02:28||F Ersan Ilyasova had season-high 18 rebounds Sunday||Ersan Ilyasova||PF||Bucks||Free Agent|
F Ersan Ilyasova had a season-high 18 rebounds Sunday.
|Mon Mar 27||02:27||G Thabo Sefolosha late scratch with right groin strain||Thabo Sefolosha||SG||Thunder||Free Agent|
G Thabo Sefolosha was a late scratch with a right groin strain.
|Mon Mar 27||02:27||G Jeremy Lin instrumental in helping Nets run off to 22-point le...||Jeremy Lin||SG||Warriors||Free Agent|
G Jeremy Lin was instrumental in helping the Nets run off to a 22-point lead and then take care of it in a 107-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks."We haven't been in that situation a lot," Atkinson said. "Jeremy helped matters a lot, milking the clock, taking a little better care of the ball, knowing when to get in the pick and roll."Lin and C Brook Lopez combined for 42 points to help Brooklyn outlast Atlanta, which was playing without three starters and lost its seventh straight game.Lin scored 19 points, his most since getting a season-high 24 on March 14. Lin added eight assists, two steals and four rebounds for the Nets (16-57).
|Mon Mar 27||02:27||G Lou Williams paced quartet of 20-point scorers for Rockets wit...||Lou Williams||PG||76ers||Free Agent|
G Lou Williams paced a quartet of 20-point scorers for the Rockets with 31 points in 31 minutes, his sixth 30-point game off the bench this season. He tied a career high with seven 3-pointers, finished 11 of 15 from the field and was integral to an offense that produced a 75.9 effective field goal percentage.
|Sun Mar 26||02:36||G Patty Mills added 10 points for San Antonio, which crawled bac...||Patty Mills||PG||Trailblazers||Free Agent|
G Patty Mills added 10 points for San Antonio, which crawled back within two games of idle Golden State for the best record in the NBA and the Western Conference.
|Sun Mar 26||02:36||PG Ricky Rubio and C Karl-Anthony Towns added 16 apiece for Timb...||Ricky Rubio||G||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
PG Ricky Rubio and C Karl-Anthony Towns added 16 apiece for the Timberwolves (28-44), who lost their fifth straight game.