Carroll scores 26, leads Nets past Heat, 101-95

DeMarre Carroll scored 26 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat 101-95

Lowry scores 24 points as Raptors beat Spurs 86-83

Lowry comes up big in fourth quarter as Raptors beat Spurs 86-83

Brooks, McLemore lead Grizzlies past Kings 106-88

Dillon Brooks scored a career-best 22 points, Ben McLemore had a season-high 21 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the skidding Sacramento Kings 106-88 for their third consecutive win

Not-household-name players get All-Star votes…

Some players many fans may not recognize got All-Star starter votes from their NBA peers _ or maybe themselves

Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pacers 100-86

Damian Lillard scored 26 points and eight assists and Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points and a season-high 17 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers won their fifth consecutive home game by beating the Indiana Pacers 100-86

Gordon scores 30 as Rockets beat Timberwolves 116-98

Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves

LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star…

LeBron James and Stephen Curry will be the captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game

Embiid scores 26, Sixers beat Celtics 89-80

Joel Embiid celebrates All-Star selection with 26 points, Philadelphia 76ers beat Boston Celtics 89-80

Clippers hang on to beat Nuggets 109-104 for 6th win in row

Blake Griffin had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Denver Nuggets 109-104 for their season-high sixth win in a row