DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki scrambled to replace Tyson Chandler with the Dallas center sidelined by back spasms, then he found himself with five fouls early in the fourth quarter.SCHUYLER DIXON (AP Sports Writer)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Wesley Matthews had 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the short-handed New York Knicks 101-79 on Sunday night.ANNE M. PETERSON (AP Sports Writer)
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs needed a lift after a succession of injuries to key players and a series of deflating losses.RAUL DOMINGUEZ (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup Sunday night against Phoenix after taking three games off to rest.GREG BEACHAM (AP Sports Writer)
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.