MADISON, Wis. (AP) Standout forward Sam Dekker will be in the lineup for No. 3 Wisconsin on Friday for the Badgers' nonconference opener against Northern Kentucky.
MILWAUKEE (AP) O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and Brandon Knight added 16 as the Milwaukee Bucks held off a late Oklahoma City rally to beat the Thunder 85-78 on Tuesday night. Reggie Jackson had 29 points, nine above his season average, for Oklahoma City.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Rookie Aaron Gordon had six of his 17 points in overtime, and the Orlando Magic beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-103 on Friday night for their first home win of the season.Evan Fournier led the Magic (2-4) with 20 points, and Tobias Harris had 17 points and 16 rebounds.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 points and Brandon Jennings added 15 against his former team as the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 98-95 Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) Derrick Rose returned from his latest injury and helped the Chicago Bulls continue to make themselves at home in Milwaukee with a 95-86 win over the Bucks on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The NBA has fined Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin $15,000 for what the league called an "obscene gesture" during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jimmy Butler made a surprise return to the starting lineup and hit two free throws with 0.2 seconds left to help the Chicago Bulls weather another absence from star guard Derrick Rose in a 106-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Junior guard Zach Lofton has been dismissed from the Minnesota basketball program. Coach Richard Pitino said Wednesday that Lofton was dismissed for ''failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team.'' The dismissal is effective immediately.