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Undermanned Pacers stun Curry, Warriors 121-117 in overtime

Jan. 21, 2022 02:21 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors were frenzied, rushing shots and being careless with the basketball. It led to perhaps their worst loss this season to an Indiana team with a handful of injured stars watching in street clothes. Keifer Sykes hit a go-ahead 3-pointer...

Valanciunas, Hart lead Pelicans past Knicks, 102-91

Jan. 20, 2022 23:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Alvarado felt right at home back in New York, where the Knicks had another rough night in front of their fans. Alvarado had a big game not far from his Brooklyn home and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Knicks 102-91 on Thursday night. ...

Suns rally late to beat Mavs 109-101, sweep 5-game road trip

Jan. 20, 2022 23:20 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Devin Booker scored 28 points, Chris Paul had 20 points and 11 assists with no turnovers, and the Phoenix Suns rallied late to beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-101 on Thursday night. In a matchup of two of the NBA’s hottest teams, Phoenix (35-9) finished a sweep of its...

Nets assistant fined for interfering with play vs Wizards

Jan. 20, 2022 20:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn assistant coach David Vanterpool was fined $10,000 and the Nets were penalized $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday after he interfered with play in a victory at Washington. Vanterpool reached across the sideline and deflected a pass with 5:42 remaining in the...

Irving fined $25,000 by NBA for cursing at fan in Cleveland

Jan. 20, 2022 15:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for cursing at a fan in Cleveland. Irving's comments to the fan during the second quarter of Brooklyn's 114-107 loss on Monday were captured on video. Irving used profanity in reminding the...

Bulls G Ball to have knee surgery, sidelined 6-8 weeks

Jan. 20, 2022 15:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be out six to eight weeks, the team announced Thursday. Ball has missed three games since a 42-point loss to Golden State last week. Coach Billy Donovan said Wednesday...

Jokic has 49, triple-double as Nuggets edge Clippers in OT

Jan. 20, 2022 02:29 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 49 points, 14 rebounds and fed Aaron Gordon for a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in overtime for his 10th assist, giving the Denver Nuggets a 130-128 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Jokic drew a double-team,...

Pacers roll past Lakers in 4th quarter for skid-stopping win

Jan. 20, 2022 01:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caris LeVert scored a franchise-record 22 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Malcolm Brogdon added 19 and the Indiana Pacers increased the pressure on Lakers coach Frank Vogel with a 111-104 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Domantas Sabonis had...

Joseph hits winner, Pistons rally late to stun Kings 133-131

Jan. 20, 2022 01:35 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cory Joseph made a 14-foot jumper with 25.9 seconds remaining to cap a game-ending 11-0 run that rallied the Detroit Pistons past the Sacramento Kings 133-131 on Wednesday night. Saddiq Bey had 30 points and seven rebounds to help the Pistons (11-33) win...

Mathews scores 23, Rockets rally past scuffling Jazz 116-111

Jan. 20, 2022 01:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Garrison Mathews scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to send the Houston Rockets to a 116-111 victory over the scuffling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Jae’sean Tate chipped in with 18 points and Eric Gordon scored 16. Kevin Porter Jr. had 15 points...