SAN ANTONIO - Marco Belinelli had 20 points to lead eight San Antonio players in double figures, and the Spurs worked through a lethargic start to beat the Detroit Pistons 120-110 on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22, and the Dallas Mavericks beat undermanned Philadelphia 124-112 Friday night, handing the 76ers their 10th straight loss.
HOUSTON (AP) - Dwight Howard scored 23 points, Terrence Jones had 21, and the Houston Rockets held on for a 97-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Courtney Lee scored 19 points, Zach Randolph added 15 and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Houston Rockets for an 88-87 win on Friday night.
DALLAS - Monta Ellis scored 21 points Monday night and the Dallas Mavericks upended the Orlando Magic, 107-88, at American Airlines Center.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden is heating up for the Houston Rockets.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Houston Rockets rally for a 100-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Danny Green didn't miss a shot in scoring 22 points, Tim Duncan had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs took advantage of the Dallas Mavericks' weakened frontcourt for a 116-109 victory Thursday night.
Dwight Howard says he is signing with the Houston Rockets.
There is always a loser in baseball. Occasionally, the margin of defeat is larger than anyone might prefer.
The Victoria Generals were looking for a catcher, and Eric Weiss was looking for a place to catch..
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies believe they finally played their grinding, bruising style of basketball in the playoffs.
The Garden is overrun by tall weeds, a blight in the middle of midtown Manhattan. Madison Square Garden likes to call itself "the world's most famous arena," but suffice to say that isn't any credit to anything the New York Knicks have done there lately.
EDITORS: Here are the budget lines for the top SportsPlus and diversity feature offerings from the McClatchy-Tribune News Service for the past week. All of the SportsPlus stories have art elements and are suitable for weekend use.