Warriors Suffer Costly Loss in D.C.; Bogut to Cavs; Pelicans Suspended
(AP) — The Golden State Warriors lost a game and one of their superstars in the nation's capital. The Washington Wizards beat the Warriors 112-108 and Kevin Durant suffered a hyperextended knee after playing just 93 seconds. He is scheduled for an MRI exam today.
The 2014 NBA MVP for the Oklahoma City Thunder and a four-time NBA scoring champion was averaging Warriors team highs of 25.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, along with 4.9 assists.
Bradley Beal scored 25 points and Markieff Morris added 22, including a pair of free throws after Stephen Curry's 3 was off-target in the final 10 seconds. John Wall dished out a career-high 19 assists for Washington.
Curry scored 25 points but made only 2 of 9 tries from behind the arc. He started 0 for 3, making him 0 for 14 after missing all 11 tries in a win at the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
In other NBA:
— Russell Westbrook scored 12 of his 43 points in the final 2:05 to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 109-106. Westbrook also had 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his 30th triple-double of the season and 67th of his career. Westbrook has four straight triple-doubles.
— Mike Conley scored 29 points and Marc Gasol added 28 while making all five of his 3-point shots to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Phoenix Suns, 130-112.
— Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third triple-double of the season, and the Denver Nuggets rode a second-half surge to a 125-107 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
— Detroit outscored Portland 120-113 in overtime. Marcus Morris scored a career-high 37 points, including Detroit's first seven in OT.
__ Charlotte posted a 109-104 win over the L.A. Lakers. Kemba Walker paced the Hornets with 30. The Lakers have lost five straight and 16 of 20.
Agent confirms Bogut going to Cavs for stretch run
(AP) — Veteran center Andrew Bogut has chosen to join the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Bogut's agent, David Bauman of ISE, tells The Associated Press that Bogut plans to sign with the Cavaliers as soon as he clears waivers. Bauman anticipates that Bogut will join the defending NBA champions by this weekend.
Bogut was traded at the deadline from Dallas to Philadelphia in a deal that brought Nerlens Noel to the Mavericks. He and the 76ers agreed to part ways so Bogut could join a contender, and he had several teams lining up to add the defensive-minded center.
Cousins get suspension for another technical
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay for drawing his 18th technical foul of the season in Sunday's loss to Oklahoma City. He will miss tonight's home game against the Detroit Pistons.
New Orleans acquired Cousins from Sacramento last week and is notorious for his technical fouls.
Under NBA rules, a player or coach is suspended without pay for one game once he receives his 16th technical during the regular season. For every two additional technical fouls received during the season, there is an additional suspension of one game.