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Curry scores 32 points as Warriors top Trail Blazers 118-103

Nov. 27, 2021 01:45 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry took a few minutes after another spectacular performance to return to the court and cheer up emotional teammate Klay Thompson when his Splash Brother needed some moral support. The Golden State Warriors are counting the days until the...

Timeline of NBA in 1960s as league celebrates 75th season

Nov. 22, 2021 11:12 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1960s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 1, 1960: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and...

NBA laid key foundation during 1960s amid off-court chaos

Nov. 22, 2021 09:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sam Jones remembers the NBA landscape in the 1960s being only marginally different from what he had experienced growing up in America’s segregated South. “There was a quota for Blacks when I came in 1957. There were only two players on each team that...

Chamberlain, Russell headline AP's 1960s all-decade NBA team

Nov. 22, 2021 02:33 AM EST

The 1960s All-Decade Team for the NBA as voted on by AP Sports staffers directly engaged with the season-long NBA At 75 series. The team members are: ELGIN BAYLOR Baylor was the game’s first high flyer, known for his dunks and his hanging jump...

Curry scores 37, Durant season-low 19 as Warriors rout Nets

Nov. 17, 2021 01:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry exited the court to one last chorus of “MVP! MVP!” chants, a sound that even he thought was weird. It is, after all, Kevin Durant's home arena. It was Curry's night, though. Curry had 37...

Young, Collins each score 23 as Hawks beat Magic 129-111

Nov. 15, 2021 23:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young and John Collins each scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 129-111 on Monday night for their second straight win. Clint Capela finished with 20 points and 16 rebounds and Bogdan Bogdanovich added 20 points for Atlanta,...

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...

Kevin Durant scores 33 points, Nets beat Thunder 120-96

Nov. 14, 2021 22:39 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant made himself at home again in Oklahoma City. The former Thunder star scored 33 points to help the Brooklyn Nets beat Oklahoma City 120-96 on Sunday night. Durant played eight seasons for the Thunder, winning four...

With Giannis scratched, Celtics beat Bucks 122-113 in OT

Nov. 12, 2021 23:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — When the Milwaukee Bucks scratched Giannis Antetokounmpo 90 minutes before the tipoff, Boston coach Ime Udoka worried that his team would expect an easy night against the rest of the defending NBA champions. It took the Celtics a while to snap out of it. ...