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The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery. General manager Gar Forman said the star point guard will miss 4-6 weeks after Friday's operation to fix a medial meniscus…ANDREW SELIGMAN (AP Sports Writer)
CHICAGO (AP) -- All-Star forward Pau Gasol is out for Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of an illness, leaving the Chicago Bulls without two of their top players.
The NBA will begin revealing whether it determined referees' crunch-time calls to be right or wrong. The league opened an instant replay center this season and posts online video of the replays used by officials during their reviews.BRIAN MAHONEY (AP Basketball Writer)
Earl Lloyd was a player and coach, an NBA champion and later a Hall of Famer. Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday at 86. West Virginia State, his alma mater, confirmed the death but did not provide details. ''The NBA…The Associated Press
Point guard matchups don't get much better than the one Thursday night in Phoenix. Russell Westbrook got the triple-double, Eric Bledsoe got the victory. Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been…BOB BAUM (AP Sports Writer)