Latest NBA Eastern Conference News

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...

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...

Thunder rally, beat sliding Pistons to end 8-game skid

Dec. 06, 2021 22:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Shea Gilgeous-Alexander had 30 points and 13 assists, Luguentz Dort scored 28 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied past the Detroit Pistons 114-103 Monday night in a battle of teams that entered with eight-game losing streaks. “I thought our team showed a...

Pacers pull away early, hold off Wizards for 116-110 win

Dec. 06, 2021 22:19 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis was ready to do whatever it took to snap a four-game losing streak. Especially against the team that eliminated the Indiana Pacers from the play-in round in May. So on Monday night, Sabonis did it all. He...

Antetokounmpo back in Bucks' lineup for his 27th birthday

Dec. 06, 2021 19:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is celebrating his 27th birthday by returning to the Milwaukee Bucks’ lineup after a two-game absence. The two-time MVP is listed among the Bucks’ five starters for their game Monday night with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo had...

Bulls' DeRozan enters NBA's health and safety protocols

Dec. 06, 2021 19:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls leading scorer DeMar DeRozan entered the NBA's health and safety protocols on Monday, a major blow for a team with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. DeRozan participated in the morning shootaround prior to the game against the Denver...