>>Bulls Cruise Past Heat
(Miami, FL) -- Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points while going 4-of-5 from three-point range to lead the Bulls to a 93-75 win over the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. Jimmy Butler tallied 17 points and seven rebounds, and Taj Gibson added 15 points and nine boards. The victory gives Chicago its third straight. Luol Deng recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, which has dropped six of its last eight. Dwyane Wade also scored 17 in the loss.
Golden State Warriors 128, New Orleans Pelicans 122 (OT)
Washington Wizards 93, Utah Jazz 84
Los Angeles Lakers 100, Minnesota Timberwolves 94
Oklahoma City Thunder 112, Phoenix Suns 88
Toronto Raptors 95, New York Knicks 90 (OT)
San Antonio Spurs 99, Denver Nuggets 91
>>McDermott Sidelined After Knee Surgery
(Chicago, IL) -- Bulls rookie Doug McDermott will be out of action for four-to-six weeks after having arthroscopic knee surgery on Saturday. McDermott has averaged only 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 17 games this season.
>>Bryant Passes Jordan On All-Time Scoring List
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list during Sunday's 100-94 win over the Timberwolves in Minnesota. Bryant entered the game needing nine points to pass Jordan's career mark of 32,292. He finished with night with 26 points on 7-of-20 shooting. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabar and Karl Malone are ahead of Bryant on the all-time list.
>>Hornets Looking To Dump Stephenson
(Undated) -- The Charlotte Hornets are looking to dump swingman Lance Stephenson. ESPN reports the team will try to trade him when he becomes eligible to deal on Monday. Stephenson is off to an underwhelming start with his new team this season. He signed a three-year, 27-million-dollar deal this past offseason after a solid year with the Indiana Pacers. He's averaging 10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and five assists per game this season and is shooting under 40-percent from the floor.
>>Report: Kings Fire Head Coach Mike Malone
(Sacramento, CA) -- The first head coach of the NBA season has been fired. According to Yahoo! Sports, the Kings fired Mike Malone due to not meeting "win-loss expectations of ownership." Assistant Tyrone Corbin will take over as the interim head coach. The Kings fell to 11-and-13 on Saturday losing to the Pistons at home. They've been without DeMarcus Cousins for their past nine games going 2-and-7. They were 9-and-6 through the first 15 games when Cousins was in the lineup.