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Column: US dignitaries shun Olympics. What about sponsors?

Dec. 07, 2021 04:15 AM EST

Refusing to send an official U.S. delegation while U.S. athletes compete at the Beijing Olympics is like dropping off dessert at a party you plan to protest by staying away. Your absence might cause a stir at the start, but it will be pretty much ignored by the time people tuck into their pie. ...

Analysis: Steph still must-see TV, anytime cameras are near

Dec. 07, 2021 02:29 AM EST

The shot has been replayed millions of times already on video and social platforms. And considering it was from the stands before a game, it obviously didn’t even count. Such is the lure of Stephen Curry. When he does something, everyone tunes in. For...

Curry, Wiggins lead Warriors to 126-95 victory over Magic

Dec. 07, 2021 01:48 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry keeps letting it fly from any spot on the floor, and he's suddenly within striking distance of overtaking Ray Allen as the NBA's all-time leader in made 3-pointers. Curry had seven more 3s on the way to 31 points and eight assists, Andrew Wiggins...

George scores 21 as Clippers down shorthanded Blazers 102-90

Dec. 07, 2021 01:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Paul George had 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers their third straight loss with a 102-90 victory Monday night. Marcus Morris Jr. added 17 points and Luke Kennard, making his...

Paul posts 21 points, 10 assists, Suns beat Spurs 108-104

Dec. 07, 2021 00:39 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul's learned to pace himself over the years, paying attention to his 36-year-old body as he navigates the 30-35 minutes per night he usually spends on the floor for the Phoenix Suns. There's a disclaimer, though: That pacing doesn't apply to the final...

LaVine nets 32, Bulls overcome DeRozan's absence, top Denver

Dec. 06, 2021 23:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls found out they had to get by without DeMar DeRozan, then showed they have enough to keep winning, even when they're missing one of their best players. It sure is a welcomed change for Zach LaVine after years of losing. “No idea,...

Antetokounmpo scores 27 on 27th birthday, Bucks win 112-104

Dec. 06, 2021 23:47 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo came back from a two-game absence and scored 27 points on his 27th birthday to help the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Monday night. The two-time MVP made all three of his 3-point attempts and also had 12 rebounds in...

Embiid scores 43, 76ers hold off pesky Hornets 127-124 in OT

Dec. 06, 2021 23:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joel Embiid had a season-high 43 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the short-handed Charlotte Hornets 127-124 in overtime on Monday night. Tobias Harris returned from a one-game absence due to illness and had 21 points...

Hawks use season-high 3s to beat Timberwolves 121-110

Dec. 06, 2021 23:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trae Young had 29 points and 11 assists, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 23 points and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-110 Monday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points off the bench for Atlanta, which was without injured wings...

Bane, Brooks lead Grizzlies to fifth straight win

Dec. 06, 2021 23:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane scored 21 points each, and the surging Memphis Grizzlies beat the Miami Heat 105-90 Monday night. Memphis has won five straight without leading scorer Ja Morant, who hurt his left knee against Atlanta on Nov. 26. The Grizzlies have not...