NBA Week in Photos: Jan. 18-24
Randy Foye takes a tumble
After colliding with San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard for a loose ball, Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye (bottom center) careens into a waiter serving drinks to fans in courtside seats, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Denver.
Brandon Jennings' 20-20 game paces Pistons
Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) handles the ball during the Pistons' 128-118 win over the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Jennings finished the game with 24 points and a career-high 21 assists.
Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant push Thunder past Wizards
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a layup to send the game to overtime, with Washington Wizards' forward Nene (left) and center Steven Adams (12) watching, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Washington. The Thunder won 105-103 in overtime behind Kevin Durant's 34 and Westbrook's 32.
Kobe Bryant to miss the rest of the season
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant uses his left hand as he makes a shot during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Bryant tore his right rotator cuff when he drove the baseline for a two-handed dunk. Bryant returned briefly to the game after the injury, and made this jumper. The club announced later in the week that Bryant will miss the remainder of the season.
Evan Turner's three-pointer gives Boston the victory
Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner runs around the court flashing three fingers after sinking a 3-point shot with one second left in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Turner scored 10 points, including the game-winner, in the Celtics' 90-89 win.
LeBron James, Cavaliers finding stride
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James goes in for a dunk during Cleveland's blowout victory over the Charlotte Hornets 129-90, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won all three of its games this week and is currently riding a five-game winning streak.
Jeff Teague helps Hawks to 15th straight
Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (center) attacks the basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in Atlanta. The Hawks won the game 103-93 to extend its winning streak to 15 games, a franchise record.
Harden carries Rockets in Phoenix
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) celebrates with Patrick Beverley (rear) after his game-winning shot against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Phoenix. The Rockets defeated the Suns 113-111 as Harden scored a team-high 33 points.
Klay Thompson's third quarter sets NBA mark
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (center) celebrates with teammates Stephen Curry (left) and Draymond Green (23) after scoring during the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Oakland. Thompson had 52 points on the night and set an NBA record for the most points in a quarter, with 37 points in the third quarter. The Warriors won 126-101.
Healthy Kawhi Leonard gets Spurs back in groove
San Antonio Spurs’ forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 99-85. Since Leonard returned from a hand injury the Spurs have won four of five.
LaMarcus Aldridge's surprise return powers Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (left) drives against Washington Wizards center Nene during the first half in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Aldridge made a surprise start, deciding earlier in the day to delay surgery on his injured thumb. Aldridge led all scorers with 26 points.
Reeling Nets loss second straight by 35+
From left to right, Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson and Jarrett Jack sit on the bench late in the fourth quarter during the Nets' 108-73 loss to the Jazz, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Salt Lake City. It is the second time in as many games that the Nets have lost by 35 or more points.