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Bucks beat Hornets on Antetokounmpo's final-seconds layup

Dec. 02, 2021 00:07 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored on a driving layup with two seconds left to give Milwaukee a 127-125 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, the Bucks’ eighth consecutive victory. Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 12 rebounds and Khris...

Tate scores 32, rallies short-handed Rockets past Thunder

Dec. 01, 2021 23:36 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jae’Sean Tate scored a career-high 32 points and added 10 rebounds, seven assists and five blocked shots, sparking a fourth-quarter rally to lead the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 114-110 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. ...

Doncic, Mavericks start hot-handed to beat Pelicans 139-107

Dec. 01, 2021 23:36 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 18 of his team-high 28 points in the first quarter and dished out 14 assists in 27 minutes to power the Dallas Mavericks to a 139-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Dallas set a franchise record by shooting 57 of 83...

Grizzlies win 2nd straight without Morant, top Raptors 98-91

Nov. 30, 2021 23:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 25 points, Desmond Bane had 23 and Dillon Brooks 17 as the Memphis Grizzlies won back-to-back games, beating the struggling Toronto Raptors 98-91 Tuesday night. After beating Sacramento Sunday, Memphis won again without leading...

Bucks sign DeMarcus Cousins to help with frontcourt depth

Nov. 30, 2021 17:02 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is relishing the opportunity to try helping the Milwaukee Bucks win a second straight title, no matter what role he fills. “I’m extremely grateful and excited to be here,” the four-time All-Star said Tuesday after signing with the...

Valanciunas scores career-high 39, Pelicans top Clips again

Nov. 30, 2021 02:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonas Valančiūnas scored 29 of his career-high 39 points in a spectacular first half, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Clippers for the second time this month, 123-104 on Monday night. New Orleans rolled to a 21-point lead in the...

Allen and Markkanen lead Cavaliers past Mavericks 114-96

Nov. 29, 2021 22:56 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jarrett Allen and Lauri Markkanen notched season highs with 28 and 24 points respectively, and the Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the Dallas Mavericks for a 114-96 win on Monday night — their most lopsided win of the season. Allen also had 14 rebounds,...

Spurs defeat Wizards, 116-99, for season's first win streak

Nov. 29, 2021 23:10 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Derrick White had 24 points, Dejounte Murray had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Washington Wizards 116-99 to win consecutive games for the first time this season. Murray also had eight assists for San Antonio, which...

Lonzo Ball helps Bulls beat LaMelo Ball's Hornets, 133-119

Nov. 29, 2021 23:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Lonzo Ball has faced his brother LaMelo three times in the NBA, winning twice. That's the only thing that matters to him. “I play to win. I'm still the big brother at the end of the day," Lonzo Ball said, “and I got to stack my wins.” ...

Wood's big night leads Rockets over Thunder 102-89

Nov. 29, 2021 23:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Wood had 24 points and a career-high 21 rebounds as the Houston Rockets won their third straight game with a 102-89 victory over the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. Kevin Porter Jr. contributed the first triple-double of his...