San Antonio Spurs guard Demar Derozan announced the death of his father, Frank, on Instagram Friday.
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are continuing to claw their way back from a brutal start to the season. Butler scored 27 points, 14 of them in the final quarter, and the Heat won their fourth consecutive game by topping the Toronto Raptors 116-108 on Wednesday night.
Fred VanVleet is keeping the NBA all-star game in perspective after not being voted to the team as a reserve by coaches.
Minnesota hired former Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as head coach on Monday just hours after the Timberwolves fired Ryan Saunders following Sunday night's loss to the New York Knicks.