News: Lakers forward Ryan Kelly was recalled from the NBA Developmental League Friday night and will travel to New York with the team Saturday, the team announced.
Kelly was sent to the D-League earlier Friday in order to participate in the D-Fenders' game against Bakersfield. He scored 30 points on 8 of 18 shooting while grabbing four rebounds in the team's 136-126 win.
News: Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe scored a team-high 23 points on 8 of 16 shooting, including 2 of 3 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 99-93 win over the Bulls Friday.
Gordon had scored just 25 points in his previous two games combined after posting point totals of 33 and 25 in his prior two performances, but he managed to get back to high-scoring territory against the Bulls. He also tallied six assists, four rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes. The Suns will match up with the Warriors Saturday.
News: Suns power forward Markieff Morris scored 12 points on 5 of 16 shooting while hauling in a season-high 14 rebounds in his team's 99-93 win over the Bulls Friday.
Morris turned in his seventh double-double of the season Friday, helping to record the team's second straight home win against an Eastern Conference opponent. He also kicked in three assists and one block in 32 minutes of action. The Suns will square off with the Warriors Saturday.
News: Bulls point guard Aaron Brooks scored 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting, including 3 of 5 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 99-93 loss to the Suns Friday.
It was Brooks' highest scoring total since racking up 26 points against the Celtics on Nov. 8. His 32 minutes off the bench represented the third time this season he's played at least 30 minutes in a game. Brooks also kicked in two rebounds, two assists and two steals in the loss. He'll match up with the Rockets Wednesday.
News: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol scored 10 points on 5 of 14 shooting while hauling in 19 rebounds in his team's 99-93 loss to the Suns Friday.
Gasol has racked up nine straight double-doubles, but his 19 rebounds Friday were his highest total since grabbing 20 against the Warriors on Dec. 6. He also kicked in three assists and one block in 36 minutes. The Bulls will look to bounce back Wednesday against the Rockets.
News: Bulls point guard Derrick Rose scored a team-high 23 points on 8 of 23 shooting in his team's 99-93 loss to the Suns Friday.
Rose missed all six of his three-point attempts Friday but was able to sink seven of his nine free throws to help boost his point total. He also tallied five rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes in the loss, the third in the last four games for the Bulls. They'll square off with the Rockets Wednesday.
News: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named by commissioner Adam Silver as the injury replacement for Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on the 2015 Western Conference All-Star team Friday.
"I’m extremely excited to play in my first All-Star game," said Cousins, per the team's website. "I appreciate the recognition and want to also thank my teammates and the fans for their support throughout the season. Representing the Kings and the city of Sacramento is a great honor."
Cousins will be the first player to represent the Kings in an All-Star game since Peja Stojakovic and Brad Miller did so in 2004.
"This honor is a result of the hard work and determination DeMarcus has shown throughout the season," Kings head coach Tyrone Corbin said. "He dedicated himself to improving those talents that make him a special player and he is demonstrating every night how unique an athlete he is in this league."
Cousins entered play Friday averaging 23.8 points and 12.3 rebounds in 32 games.
The Nets, per the report, have refused the Nuggets offer for Lopez, who scored a season-high 35 points on 15 of 28 shooting Friday while hauling in 12 rebounds. The team should have plenty of interested parties looking to add Lopez and his upside before the deadline.
News: Jazz center Rudy Gobert scored 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting while hauling in 10 rebounds in his team's 110-100 win over the Warriors Friday.
The double-double was the sixth of the month for Gobert, who played 25 minutes off the bench in the win. He also blocked two shots but made just two of his six free-throw attempts after entering the game with a 67 percent success rate on free throws. The Jazz will square off with the Blazers Tuesday.
News: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored a team-high 26 points on 9 of 20 shooting while hauling in a career-high 15 rebounds in his team's 110-100 win over the Warriors Friday.
"It was good to see (Hayward) get energized and get some of his juice back," coach Quin Snyder said after the game, per the Assoicated Press. "I think he's always risen to a challenge in a matchup. He played really well and played really hard. ... The biggest thing is his rebounding."
Hayward turned in his 10th career game with double digits in rebounds, but his previous had been a 13-rebound game last season. He also racked up six assists and three steals in 38 minutes in the win. Hayward and the Jazz are set to face the Blazers Tuesday.
News: Warriors point guard Stephen Curry scored a team-high 32 points on 10 of 22 shooting, including 5 of 9 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 110-100 loss to the Jazz Friday.
Curry matched his highest scoring total for the month of January Friday but it wasn't enough to avoid a second straight loss for the Warriors, who are 11-3 this month. He tallied seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in 34 minutes Friday. The Warriors will look to bounce back Saturday against the Suns.
News: Heat center Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting while grabbing a career-high 24 rebounds in his team's 93-72 loss to the Mavericks Friday.
Whiteside set a franchise record by racking up 14 rebounds in the first quarter, despite playing just eight minutes before being sent to the bench with two fouls. He was unable to keep up the monstrous pace but did deliver his first career performance with at least 20 rebounds while chipping in one steal and one block in 29 minutes. The Heat will square off with the Celtics Sunday.
News: Mavericks power forward Charlie Villanueva scored a season-high 20 points on 7 of 15 shooting, including 6 of 11 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 93-72 win over the Heat Friday.
Villanueva played just a total of 17 minutes in the team's last seven games but managed to excel in 23 minutes of action Friday, knocking down at least six three-pointers for just the fifth time in his career. He also grabbed five rebounds and blocked one shot in the win, which ended a four-game losing streak for the Mavericks. They'll square off with the Magic Saturday.
News: Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon scored a season-high 28 points on 10 of 20 shooting, including 5 of 7 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 108-103 win over the Clippers Friday.
"I had it going good when I first hit those couple 3s early in the game and then I attacked the rim," Gordon said after the game, per the Associated Press. "As long as I keep mixing it up like that, it's going to be hard for a team to predict what I'm going to do."
Gordon set several season highs while leading the Pelicans in scoring Friday, including in shots made, shots attempts and three-pointers made. He also racked up seven assists, two rebounds and one steal in 38 minutes of action. The Pelicans will square off with the Hawks Monday.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan scored 12 points on 6 of 7 shooting while hauling in 15 rebounds in his team's 108-103 loss to the Pelicans Friday.
Jordan managed his ninth double-double of the month Friday but just his first in the last three games. He also blocked three shots in his 34 minutes of action. Jordan and the Clippers will head to San Antonio to face the Spurs Saturday.
News: Clippers point guard Chris Paul scored a team-high 24 points on 10 of 20 shooting, including 3 of 9 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 108-103 loss to the Pelicans Friday.
Paul matched his best scoring performance of the month Friday while shooting at least 50 percent from the field for the fourth straight game. He racked up eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 38 minutes, but it wasn't enough to prevent the end of the team's six-game winning streak. The Clippers will look to bounce back Saturday against the Spurs in San Antonio.