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Hawks lose All-Star point guard Trae Young for at least 4 weeks with a torn ligament in left pinkie

Feb. 25, 2024 17:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have lost All-Star point guard Trae Young for at least four weeks with a torn ligament in his left pinkie finger. The Hawks announced the injury Sunday. Young was hurt during Friday night's loss to Toronto and will have surgery Tuesday at the...

Bucks beat 76ers 119-98 in Doc Rivers' return to Philadelphia

Feb. 25, 2024 16:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the 76ers 119-98 on Sunday in Doc Rivers’ return to Philadelphia. Rivers was fired by Philadelphia after last season. He coached the 76ers from 2020-23, never getting...

Jimmy Butler, Naji Marshall are among 5 players suspended after Heat-Pelicans incident

Feb. 25, 2024 15:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami's Jimmy Butler and New Orleans' Naji Marshall have been suspended for one game apiece for instigating an on-court altercation, the NBA announced Sunday. The incident happened during the Heat-Pelicans game Friday night. Miami's Thomas Bryant and...

NBA-leading Celtics cruise to 8th straight win with 116-102 victory over Knicks

Feb. 25, 2024 00:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 30 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 22 and the NBA-leading Boston Celtics easily handled the New York Knicks 116-102 on Saturday night for their eighth consecutive victory. Brown shot 13-for-24 from the field and had eight rebounds for the Celtics,...

Edwards scores 29, Towns adds 28 as Wolves pull away for 101-86 win over Nets

Feb. 25, 2024 00:30 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, punctuated by a dunk in the final minute, as the Minnesota Timberwolves took sole possession of first place in the Western Conference with a 101-86 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. ...

Paolo Banchero has 3-point play in final second to lift Magic past Pistons, 112-109

Feb. 24, 2024 23:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Paolo Banchero broke a tie on a three-point play with 0.8 seconds left and finished with 15 points in the Orlando Magic's 112-109 victory over the NBA-worst Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. “We wanted to get the last shot,” Banchero said. “When I got the...

Gobert out Saturday for Timberwolves with sprained ankle

Feb. 24, 2024 20:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert was ruled out for Saturday's home game against the Brooklyn Nets with a left ankle sprain. Gobert injured his ankle in the third quarter of Friday's 112-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Saturday marks just the second...

76ers are set for familiar faces Doc Rivers and Patrick Beverley to return to Philly with the Bucks

Feb. 24, 2024 10:59 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daryl Morey had video of an attempted moon landing on mute on his laptop as he explained the role of data analytics in the NBA when, suddenly, a crowd of people clapping popped up on the screen. Morey paused the conversation as Intuitive Machines employees...

LeBron scores 30 points, Davis handles Wembanyama's 5x5 effort in Lakers' 123-118 win over Spurs

Feb. 24, 2024 02:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Victor Wembanyama's historic “5x5” statistical performance for their seventh victory in nine games, 123-118 over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Wembanyama...

Bucks overtake Timberwolves 112-107 behind 33 points from Antetokounmpo

Feb. 24, 2024 01:54 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks surge out of the All-Star break with a 112-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Minnesota dropped into a tie with Oklahoma City for the Western Conference lead...