NBA Week in Photos: Mar. 1-7
Jarrett Jack lifts Nets over Warriors with late jumper
Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (second left) celebrates with center Brook Lopez (11), guard Deron Williams (second right) and Alan Anderson (right) after beating the Golden State Warriors at the Barclays Center, Monday, March 2, 2015, in New York. Jack hit a jumper with 1.1 seconds on the clock to hand the Nets a 110-108 victory.
Spiraling Nuggets fire head coach Brian Shaw
On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, the Denver Nuggets announced the firing of head coach Brian Shaw. Shaw posted a 56-85 record in less than two full seasons with the Nuggets, including a 20-39 record this season.
Anthony Davis puts up huge game in return from injury
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver (43), Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 88-85 behind Davis' 39 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals and 8 blocks. It was Davis' first game back after missing five due to a right shoulder sprain.
Russel Westbrook notches 4th straight triple-double as Thunder top 76ers
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook reacts after a basket in overtime against the Philadelphia 76ers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Oklahoma City won 123-118 as Westbrook posted his fourth consecutive triple-double with 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Westbrook is the first player to post four straight triple-doubles since Michael Jorgan did so in 1989.
Hawks rally from 18 points down to beat Rockets
Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague shoots a go-ahead jumper in the 4th quarter against the Houston Rockets, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 104-96 after coming back from an 18-point deficit.
Craig Sager returns to sideline after battle with leukemia
Craig Sager acknowledges the crowd during a timeout of a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Chicago. Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after an 11-month battle with leukemia.
E'Twaun Moore has career night in Bulls win over Thunder
Chicago Bulls guard E'Twaun Moore (55) watches his game winning three-pointer go in as does Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in Chicago, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Moore had a career-high 19 points as the Bulls won 108-105.
Trail Blazers beat Mavericks, but loss Wesley Matthews for the season
Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews after injuring his left achilles against the Dallas Mavericks in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 5, 2015. The Trail Blazers beat the Mavericks 94-75. After the game, Portland announced Matthews ruptured his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season.
Atlanta's balanced attack too much for LeBron, Cavs
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts during a stoppage in play against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Atlanta. James posted 18 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists, but committed 9 turnovers as the Hawks won 106-97. Atlanta finished with six players in double figures led by Al Hordford with 19 points.
James Harden's triple-double leads Rockets past Pistons
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles past Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Houston. Harden logged a triple-double with 38 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds in the Rockets 103-93 win. Harden ranks second in the league with three triple-doubles this season.
Ricky Rubio dishes 15 assists as Timberwolves run past Trail Blazers
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio makes a pass against the Portland Trail Blazers, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Minneapolis. Rubio notched 15 assists as the Timberwolves beat Portland 121-113.
Tyreke Evans leads Pelicans' comeback against Grizzlies
New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans (1) goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green (right) and guard Nick Calathes (left), Saturday, March. 7, 2015, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 95-89. Evans posted 26 points and 7 assists on the night, including 15 points and 5 assists in the second half as New Orleans overcame an 18-point deficit.