LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers claimed center Tarik Black off waivers from the Houston Rockets on Sunday, waiving injured guard Xavier Henry to make room on their roster.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have stepped up their play since releasing veteran forward Josh Smith last week. The Cleveland Cavaliers are searching for consistency.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Hornets announced Sunday they have assigned small forward Jeffery Taylor and rookie power forward Noah Vonleh to the NBA D-League.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Josh Smith is set to make his first start with the Houston Rockets on Sunday in their game against the injury-depleted San Antonio Spurs.
DALLAS (AP) -- Kevin Durant is out again for Oklahoma City with a sprained right ankle, and Dallas center Tyson Chandler is a late scratch due to back spasms.