Jesse Puljujarvi powers Oilers past Canucks in return from bye

Jesse Puljujarvi’s decision to spend his time off playing with Edmonton kids on an outdoor rink seems to have paid off. Puljujarvi had a career best three points with a goal and two assists and Patrick Maroon scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers had a strong showing in their return from a week-long break, defeating […]


Harden rusty in return, Rockets easily defeat Timberwolves

1:35 James Harden returns for his first game of the New Year after missing seven games with a left hamstring strain and Eric Gordon shines dropping 30 points off the bench to lead the Rockets to a 116-98 victory. HOUSTON — James Harden is back. His game will be soon, the Houston Rockets are quite […]


Houston Rockets guard James Harden to return Thursday, barring setback

The Houston Rockets expect All-Star guard James Harden to return from a hamstring strain Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, barring any setbacks during Wednesday’s practice, coach Mike D’Antoni confirmed. Harden, who has missed the past seven games, is officially listed as questionable for Thursday’s home game. If he does play, he will be limited to […]


Lakers’ Lonzo Ball out, Brandon Ingram to return vs. Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball will miss his second straight game due to a sore left knee Wednesday night when his Los Angeles Lakers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ball did not participate in Tuesday’s light practice or Wednesday morning’s shootaround as he continues to receive treatment on his knee, which […]