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Tatum has 26 points and Celtics withstand late rally to beat Heat 110-106

Feb. 11, 2024 18:14 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Boston Celtics withstood a late rally to beat the Miami Heat 110-106 on Sunday. Kristaps Porzingis had 25 points, Jaylen Brown had 20 points and Jrue Holiday scored 15 for Boston, which hit 16 of 39...

76ers team president Daryl Morey 'hopeful' that Embiid can return for a possible postseason run

Feb. 09, 2024 19:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers team president Daryl Morey expressed optimism on Friday that reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid would return from a knee injury in time for a possible postseason run. “We're hopeful,” Morey said before the 76ers hosted the Atlanta Hawks and...

Hawks hold onto Dejounte Murray, make no deal as GM Landry protects long-term interests

Feb. 09, 2024 15:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks, allowing the most points per game in the NBA and struggling to remain above the cutoff line for the play-in tournament, surprised many by not making a move before Thursday's trade deadline. There was much speculation the Hawks would consider a...

Mavs bolster frontcourt in trades for Hornets' P.J. Washington, Wizards' Daniel Gafford

Feb. 08, 2024 20:46 PM EST

The Dallas Mavericks made two moves to bolster their frontcourt just as star guards Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are healthy and playing together again in a push for the playoffs. The Mavericks agreed on trades with the Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards just hours before the...

Ricky Rubio rejoins Barcelona on a contract through the end of this season

Feb. 06, 2024 16:25 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ricky Rubio signed a short-term contract with Barcelona on Tuesday, a month after he announced that his 12-year NBA career was over. The 33-year-old Rubio, who had stepped away from playing to address mental health issues, agreed to a deal through the rest...

Tatum scores 26 points, Celtics embarrass Heat in East finals rematch, 143-110

Jan. 25, 2024 22:28 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Boston coach Joe Mazzulla is a movie buff who made big news last season when revealing that he watches “The Town” several times a week. And he recently watched the 1993 crime drama “A Bronx Tale,” another movie that earned his two-thumbs-up rating. One of the...

West-leading Timberwolves beat Grizzlies 118-103 to reach midpoint with 30-11 record

Jan. 19, 2024 01:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half and the West-leading Minnesota Timberwolves beat the injury-ravaged Memphis Grizzlies 118-103 on Thursday night. Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 10 rebounds and tied his season high with six blocks, Naz...

Celtics beat Magic 128-111, remain unbeaten in Boston for the season

Dec. 15, 2023 23:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep winning at home. And this time they did it without their top three big men. Jayson Tatum scored 30 points, Payton Pritchard added 21 off the bench and the Celtics remained unbeaten in Boston this season with a 128-111 victory...

LeBron James leads Lakers to the In-Season Tournament semifinals with a 106-103 win over Suns

Dec. 06, 2023 02:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the last semifinal spot in the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament with a 106-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Anthony Davis had 27 points and 15...

Antetokounmpo, Bucks breeze past Knicks 146-122, into semifinals of In-Season Tournament

Dec. 05, 2023 23:10 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points and 10 assists, Damian Lillard added 28 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 146-122 on Tuesday night to reach the semifinals of the NBA's inaugural In-Season Tournament. The Bucks posted a season high in...