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Gobert goes for 25 and 14 as Jazz beat frustrated Warriors

Nov. 12, 2019 2:58 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz showed they can be a dangerous team from beyond the arc. Mitchell and Mike Conley each hit five 3-pointers as the Jazz shot 56 percent (15 for 27) from deep over the first three quarters to take command in a 122-108 victory over the Golden State...

Leonard leads Clippers past Raptors in 1st game vs old team

Nov. 12, 2019 2:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard wasn't at his best against his former team. His new teammates knocked down big shots and won anyway. Leonard struggled on 2-for-11 shooting and had nine turnovers, but Lou Williams led a big effort from the bench with 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the...

Analysis: Waiters' future in Miami is very unclear

Nov. 12, 2019 1:32 AM EST

Dion Waiters leads the Miami Heat in suspensions and headlines this season. And his future is very unclear. Waiters won't be with the Heat for at least nine more games — his 10-game suspension for repeated conduct deemed detrimental to the team started Friday when Miami visited the Los Angeles Lakers...

Spurs retire Parkers' jersey in emotional ceremony

Nov. 12, 2019 12:57 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boris Diaw was rightly concerned about the well-being of a scrawny 19-year-old kid moving to a new country and attempting to compete against the game's best in the NBA. One odd Christmas dinner that turned into an impromptu film session helped Diaw realize his friend and French teammate,...

Harden scores 39 points as Rockets beat Pelicans 122-116

Nov. 12, 2019 12:21 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As usual, scoring comes in concentrated bursts for James Harden. Harden scored 19 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 Monday night. The NBA's leading scorer has averaged 40.6 points in his last eight games, but...

Curry hopes to return from broken hand 'in early spring'

Nov. 12, 2019 12:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry "definitely" plans to return this season from his broken left hand and is hoping to be back on the court at "some point in early spring." When exactly the two-time NBA MVP will be able to play again remains uncertain. Curry addressed the media...

Walker gets hot late, scores 29 as Celtics beat Mavs 116-106

Nov. 11, 2019 11:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker took on some extra responsibility at the offensive end in Boston's first game since Gordon Hayward broke his left hand. Walker made a trio of key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 29 points, Jaylen Brown added 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Celtics beat the...

Timberwolves beat Pistons 120-114, spoiling Griffin's return

Nov. 11, 2019 11:26 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves shot an abysmal 6 of 45 from 3-point range in a loss to Denver over the weekend. That evened out in a hurry against Detroit. Andrew Wiggins scored 33 points, and Minnesota spoiled Blake Griffin's return Monday night, beating the Pistons 120-114. The Timberwolves...

Jackson, Grizzlies spoil Parker's night, beat Spurs 113-109

Nov. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr.'s inconsistency has mirrored that of the Memphis Grizzlies. Jackson put together his best all-around performance Monday night and it resulted in Memphis' most satisfying victory and first road win. Jackson had 24 points and the Grizzlies put a damper on Tony Parker's...

Bucks F Middleton to miss 3-4 weeks with thigh contusion

Nov. 11, 2019 8:32 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton is expected to be sidelined for up to a month after suffering a left thigh contusion. Middleton was hurt during Sunday night's 121-119 win at Oklahoma City. He underwent an MRI and examination Monday by team physician Dr. William Raasch that...