Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard, 88, Pacers Hall of Fame coach, dies

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Bobby ''Slick'' Leonard was selected as the ABA's greatest coach. Hall of Fame player George McGinnis considered him a genius. On Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers announced that the man who led them to three ABA championships during a Hall of Fame coaching career and was selected a 1963 NBA All-Star had died.

Zion Williamson on a tear as Pelicans host Knicks

The New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks each have won three games in a row as they prepare to meet twice in five days, beginning with a Wednesday night matchup in New Orleans. Zion Williamson has averaged 35 points during the Pelicans' three-game streak. In Monday's a 117-110 victory over Sacramento, Williams scored 30 points and Brandon Ingram had 34.

Jonas Valanciunas, Grizzlies meet Mavericks in key matchup

Jonas Valanciunas is riding the best double-double streak in Memphis Grizzlies history and he looks to add another to the total Wednesday night when the Memphis Grizzlies host the Dallas Mavericks. Valanciunas' stretch of 15 consecutive double-doubles is one better than the team mark Zach Randolph set in January of 2011. The big man was superb while surpassing Randolph as he recorded 26 points on 12-of-15 shooting and collected 14 rebounds in Monday's 101-90 home victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Wizards look to clinch winning trip vs. Kings

The Washington Wizards will attempt to complete one of the most successful trips in their recent history when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Coming off a stunning 125-121 win at Utah on Monday, the Wizards have gone 3-2 on their 10-day, coast-to-coast venture and have a chance to record four victories on the same trip for the first time since March of 2017. Beal is now supported by the more well-rounded Russell Westbrook, who has recorded triple-doubles in all five games of the trip so far, including a 25-point, 14-rebound, 14-assist effort against the Jazz.

Magic try to stop skid at six, visit slumping Bulls

The Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls meet Wednesday in Chicago with both looking to end losing streaks. Chicago dropped its third straight on Monday in a 101-90 decision at Memphis, following a 121-117 loss in the first leg of a back-to-back against Minnesota. The Bulls remain in the No. 10 spot in the Eastern Conference, the last seed to qualify for the NBA Playoffs play-in tournament, just 1.5 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors through Monday's games.