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Hornets use balanced scoring to beat Bulls 83-73

Dec. 14, 2019 1:44 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets weren’t sharp offensively, yet a couple of timely scoring bursts and solid defense helped them to win again. Devonte’ Graham scored 16 points, Miles Bridges and P.J. Washington each had 13 and the Hornets bounced back after squandering an early 15-point...

George, Leonard top 40 as Clippers beat T-Wolves 124-117

Dec. 14, 2019 1:42 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's hard to stop Paul George. It's hard to stop Kawhi Leonard. It's really hard to stop both at the same time. George and Leonard showed what the Los Angeles Clippers had in mind when they teamed up the superstar duo Friday night. George scored 46 points, Kawhi Leonard had 42 and the...

Knicks come back from 16 down to beat Kings 103-101

Dec. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly eight weeks into the season, the New York Knicks finally have back-to-back wins. They did it after falling behind by 16 points, too, 48 hours after taking Golden State to overtime and winning. Elfrid Payton had seven of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, Marcus Morris...

Bogdanovic, Mitchell rally Jazz to 114-106 win over Warriors

Dec. 14, 2019 1:10 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic hit eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points and Donovan Mitchell added 28 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Golden State Warriors 114-106 on Friday night. Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Jazz. Joe Ingles chipped in 13 points and eight assists, and...

Antetokounmpo has 37 in Memphis, Bucks run win streak to 17

Dec. 14, 2019 12:19 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After sitting out Milwaukee’s previous game with right quad tendon soreness, Giannis Antetokounmpo had plenty of energy to lead a fourth-quarter burst that kept the Bucks’ winning streak alive. Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his 37 points in the final period to help...

Davis, James lead Lakers to a 113-110 win over Heat

Dec. 13, 2019 11:55 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 33 points, LeBron James had 28 while coming within a rebound of a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Miami Heat 113-110 on Friday night. James had 12 assists and nine rebounds and Davis grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lakers. They improved to 23-3, extended...

Brogdon, Sabonis spark Pacers' win over Hawks

Dec. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon wasn't about to let Trae Young score at will, not after the Indiana Pacers almost lost to the Hawks and their star point guard two weeks ago. “He's a great shooter, a great player," Brogdon said. “He has the ball in hands the whole game, so you have to be alert...

Harris scores 31, 76ers hold off Pelicans 116-109

Dec. 13, 2019 11:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris seems to have found a comfort zone with his offensive game, providing another concern for opponents of the Philadelphia 76ers. Harris scored 31 points, Ben Simmons had 24 points and 11 assists, and the 76ers survived a late scare to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 116-109 on...

Lakers snap Heat's home winning streak, top Miami 113-110

Dec. 13, 2019 10:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James compared the game to a heavyweight fight. If so, then the final punch was thrown by the Miami Heat — and it missed. Anthony Davis scored 33 points, James had 28 while coming within a rebound of a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Heat 113-110 on Friday...

James Harden scores 54 points, Rockets rout Magic 130-107

Dec. 13, 2019 10:35 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — James Harden found his 3-point shooting touch — again. Harden scored 54 points, matching the team record of 10 3-pointers he set in Houston's last game in the Rockets' 130-107 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. “I just want to win,” Harden said simply....