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NBA in the 60s: Embry details indignities, little support

Nov. 23, 2021 09:02 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Wayne Embry, a five-time NBA All-Star and the first African American general manager in sports when the Milwaukee Bucks named him to that position in 1972, shares some of his experiences of playing in the league during the 1960s. The demand...

AP WAS THERE: Celtics cap run with 11th title in 13 seasons

Nov. 22, 2021 11:11 AM EST

LOS ANGELES — The Boston Celtics’ dynasty with Bill Russell finally comes to an end but in championship fashion with their 11th title in 13 seasons. Russell served as player-coach. The Celtics pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to seven games and prevent the planned celebration with a 108-106...

Review: Scottie Pippen authors his own 'Last Dance' story

Nov. 15, 2021 11:23 AM EST

“Unguarded,” by Scottie Pippen with Michael Arkush (Atria Books) Scottie Pippen would like you to know that Michael Jordan and the rest of his teammates on the Chicago Bulls don’t win six NBA titles in the '90s without him. The seven-time All-Star, two-time Olympic...

Young scores 42 points, Hawks beat Bucks to snap 6-game skid

Nov. 14, 2021 23:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks have struggled under the weight of increased expectations. Finally, they looked like the team that made a surprising playoff run last season. Young scored a season-best 42 points and the Atlanta Hawks...

Stephen Curry scores 40 points as Warriors beat Bulls 119-93

Nov. 13, 2021 02:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry put on quite a show for his old college coach from Davidson. The reigning NBA scoring champion piled up 40 points with nine 3-pointers, Draymond Green delivered another all-around effort and the Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago...

Biden hails NBA's Bucks for championship and activism

Nov. 08, 2021 18:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden welcomed the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks to the White House on Monday, praising team members not just for their achievements on the court, but also for their efforts to promote coronavirus vaccinations and for speaking out after the 2020 police...

Doncic's buzzer-beating 3 lifts Mavs over Celtics 107-104

Nov. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic did what new Dallas coach Jason Kidd remembers seeing plenty of times a decade ago as the point guard for the Mavericks. Dallas fans are getting used to this from the young superstar who took the mantle from fellow European Dirk Nowitzki. ...

Spurs knock off Bucks 102-93 on road to stop 4-game skid

Oct. 31, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dejounte Murray was ready for his moment in the fourth quarter. San Antonio's point guard scored 16 of his 23 points in the final period and the Spurs pulled away in the last few minutes Saturday night for a 102-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks that...

Dwight, AD downplay confrontation in Lakers' loss to Suns

Oct. 23, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis both say their physical confrontation on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench was a momentary disagreement that has already been resolved. Even if their big men are getting along again, the Lakers have a whole lot more...

Bucks begin title defense with 127-104 victory over Nets

Oct. 19, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks didn't let the celebration of the franchise's first NBA championship in half a century distract them as they opened their title defense. In his first game since scoring 50 points in a title-clinching Game 6...