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Motivated by late father's words, Baker chases elusive crown

Oct. 25, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father. Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn’t mince words. ...

Lakers overcome Morant's 40-points, beat Grizzlies 121-118

Oct. 25, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmelo Anthony got the game ball after the Los Angeles Lakers’ first victory of the season. Anthony had just scored a team-high 28 points, moving into ninth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, and was asked to make a speech. The 37-year-old...

Stephen Curry reaches 5,000 assists, Warriors beat Kings

Oct. 25, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 27 points and became the first player in Warriors franchise history to reach 5,000 assists, helping Golden State improve to 3-0 with a 119-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. Curry had 10 assists and...

Tatum scores 31, Celtics get first win, 107-97 over Houston

Oct. 24, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 31 points and nine rebounds and the Boston Celtics avoided their first 0-3 start since the 2013-14 season with a 107-97 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Tatum, had 20 points in the first half on 8 of 13 shooting. Al Horford...

Ross' 22-point 4th quarter leads Magic over Knicks 110-104

Oct. 24, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence Ross scored all 22 of his points in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 110-104 on Sunday night. Ross was one of six Orlando players to score in double figures as the Magic snapped a season-opening two—game...

Hornets pull away, beat Nets 111-95 for first 3-0 start

Oct. 24, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a good first three quarters in Brooklyn, then decided it was best if he watched the fourth. Ish Smith was rolling so well that the Rookie of the Year told Charlotte coach James Borrego to stick with this backup. ...

Demonstrators support Irving vs vaccine mandate at Nets game

Oct. 24, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators supporting Nets guard Kyrie Irving and protesting New York's vaccine mandate gathered outside Barclays Center on Sunday before Brooklyn's home opener. A few dozen people were in the plaza outside the arena, some chanting “Let Kyrie play!...

Ivey, Notre Dame relish role as women's basketball underdog

Oct. 24, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The competitiveness inside Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Niele Ivey was put there by the woman she succeeded, Hall of Famer Muffet McGraw. The 44-year-old Ivey would like nothing better than to put the Fighting Irish back into the NCAA...

Doncic has 27 points, 12 assists as Mavs beat Raptors 103-95

Oct. 24, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks shook off the disappointment of a season-opening defeat with an impressive comeback win in Toronto. Doncic had 27 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, narrowly missing his 37th career triple-double, Kristaps Porzingis...

McCollum helps Blazers rout Suns for first win of season

Oct. 24, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups was happy to have an extra pair of clothes on Saturday night. He needed them after getting drenched by his players as they celebrated his first career victory as a head coach. CJ McCollum scored 28 points...