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Durant moves into NBA's top 25, Nets beat Celtics 123-104

Nov. 25, 2021 00:54 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant grew up in the Washington, D.C., area looking up to Allen Iverson as he led Georgetown to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Sweet 16. Now the Nets forward is looking down at the Hall of Famer from the top 25 of the NBA's all-time scoring list. ...

Timeline of NBA in 1960s as league celebrates 75th season

Nov. 22, 2021 11:12 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1960s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 1, 1960: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and...

Denver's Jokić learning how to stand up, not get tossed out

Nov. 16, 2021 02:46 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokić is steadily learning what all great big men have had to figure out when it comes to physical play: how to show enough is enough without hurting the team. The Denver Nuggets' center — nicknamed “Joker” — has been known...

Jokic's triple-double leads Nuggets past Hawks 105-96

Nov. 13, 2021 01:38 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists in his return from a one-game suspension, posting his second triple-double of the season to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 105-96 win over the struggling Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Jokic, the...

Harden ties Bird with 59 triple-doubles as Nets rout Detroit

Oct. 31, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists to power the Brooklyn Nets to a 117-91 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Harden is Brooklyn’s all-time leader with 13 triple-doubles, and joined Larry Bird for second on the NBA’s...

Jokic posts 32 points, 16 boards; Nuggets top Spurs 102-96

Oct. 23, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Not everyone thought Nikola Jokic should have won the MVP award last season. His Denver teammates did, and one, in fact, predicted he would repeat. “I’ve never seen nobody play his pace. The slow Euro-step is unstoppable,” JaMychal Green said. “A...

The top 75 — plus 1 — players in NBA history are revealed

Oct. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

For the NBA’s 75th anniversary team, 75 players weren’t enough. The league needed 76 instead. The top 75 players in NBA history — and one more because of a tie in the voting — have been revealed, a group that has combined to win 158 NBA...

Carlisle's approach brings welcome change to Indiana Pacers

Sep. 30, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers needed a respite after last season. COVID-19 precautions tested everyone's patience, a rash of injuries thinned their bench, tempers flared and sometimes the discord even spilled openly into public view. They traded a two-time...

Larry Bird museum planners assembling memorabilia collection

Sep. 19, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains...