NBA Week in Photos: Feb. 1-7
Hawks edged by Pelicans, ending streak at 19
New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter (20) blocks a shot by Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. The Pelicans won 115-100 to stop Atlanta's winning-streak at 19 games. Atlanta had not loss since Dec. 26, 2014.
Stephen Curry goes off for 51 as Warriors beat Mavericks
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after making a 3-point basket against the Dallas Mavericks, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Curry scored a season-high 51 points as Golden State won 128-114.
Magic fire Jacque Vaughn after 2 and a half seasons as coach
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, the Orlando Magic announced the firing of head coach Jacque Vaughn. Through 52 games this season Vaughn had led Orlando to a 17-35 record. Over his two and a half seasons with the Magic Vaughn compiled a 58-158 record.
LaMarcus Aldridge posts franchise-record 220th double-double
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge shoots over Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Aldridge scored 19 points and pulled in 13 rebounds as the Trail Blazers won 108-87. With the performance, Aldridge passes Sidney Wicks for the most double-doubles in franchise history.
Cavaliers dominate Clippers for 12th straight win
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) goes up for a dunk against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Cleveland. James scored 23 points and contributed 9 assists as Cleveland won 105-94 for its 12th straight victory.
Nets beat Knicks in battle of New York
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) drives past New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42), Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Brooklyn. The Nets won 92-88 to clinch the season series with the Knicks for the first time since 2006-07.
Hawks top Warriors, win battle of league's best
Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) drives against Golden State Warriors Andrew Bogut (12), Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Atlanta. Altanta won 124-116 in a matchup of the NBA's top two teams.
Timberwolves stun Grizzlies, ending Memphis' eight-game winning streak
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (left) drives as Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley defends, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 90-89 to stop the Grizzlies winning streak at eight.
Anthony Davis leads Pelicans past Thunder with walk-off three-pointer
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) goes up for a dunk against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in Oklahoma City. The Pelicans won 116-113 courtsey of Davis' 3-pointer as time expired. Davis posted a team-high 41 points and 10 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook scores 45+ in two straight, 40+ in three of four
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after scoring against the New Orleans Pelicans in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. The Thunder loss to the Pelicans 116-113 despite a career-high 48 points from Westbrook along with 11 assists, 9 rebounds and 4 steals. Westbrook has scored 40 or more in three of his last four games, including 45 points in his previous game.
Rockets hit 15 three-pointers in victory against Bucks
Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) shoots against the Milwaukee Bucks, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Houston. Ariza scored 24 points and shot 6-10 from three-point range as the Rockets made 15 three-pointers as a team. Houston leads the league with 11.8 three-pointers made per game.
Anthony Davis exits game with shoulder injury as Bulls rout Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol (16), Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in New Orleans. Davis later sparined his right shoulder on an alley-oop and was forced to leave the game, which the Pelicans lost 107-72. Davis is listed as day-to-day.