>>Lakers Edge Bulls In Double-OT
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Jordan Hill racked up 26 points and 12 rebounds as the Lakers edged the Bulls 123-118 in double-overtime at STAPLES Center. Wayne Ellington added 23 points for the Lakers, who put an end to their nine-game losing streak. Jordan Clarkson chipped in with 18 points and Carlos Boozer had 16 points and eight boards off the bench in the victory. All-Star Jimmy Butler dropped in a game-high 35 points for Chicago, which has lost two of three. Fellow All-Star and former Laker Pau Gasol posted 20 points, 10 boards, six assists and four blocks in his return to LA. Gasol spent the previous six-plus seasons with the Lakers.
Milwaukee Bucks 115, Orlando Magic 100
Indiana Pacers 103, New York Knicks 82
Memphis Grizzlies 99, Denver Nuggets 69
>>NBA All-Star Reserves Announced
(Undated) -- The NBA is announcing the reserves for the 2015 All-Star Game. The Eastern Conference features three Hawks with guard Jeff Teague, forward Paul Millsap and center Al Horford all earning the honor. They will be joined by Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Heat big man Chris Bosh and Heat guard Dwyane Wade. A replacement will be needed for the injured Wade and it's expected to be either Bucks guard Brandon Knight or Hawks forward Kyle Korver. The Western Conference is headlined by Thunder teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Also playing for the West will be Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Spurs big man Tim Duncan. The West still needs a replacement for Kobe Bryant, who was voted in by the fans. The 2015 All-Star Game is Sunday, February 15th at Madison Square Garden.