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James back at MSG as he, Davis available to play for Lakers

Jan. 31, 2023 19:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is back in the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers for their game against the New York Knicks, his first game at Madison Square Garden in three years. James moved well during a pregame workout Tuesday and the Lakers upgraded him from questionable to...

Banchero headlines field for All-Star Rising Stars event

Jan. 31, 2023 14:31 PM EST

Paolo Banchero's rookie season will include a trip to NBA All-Star weekend. The Orlando Magic forward and No. 1 pick in last year's draft was announced Tuesday as a participant in this year's Rising Stars Game, to be held in Salt Lake City on Feb. 17, two nights before the All-Star...

Analysis: NBA All-Star reserve voting to lead to some snubs

Jan. 31, 2023 13:35 PM EST

Brace yourself. There’s going to be some angry people in the NBA on Thursday night. With good reason. The votes from the coaches are now in, and on Thursday, the NBA will reveal the 14 players — seven from the Eastern Conference, seven more from the Western...

Lillard scores 42 as Trail Blazers hold off Hawks 129-125

Jan. 31, 2023 02:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 42 points, Anfernee Simons hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 34 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Atlanta Hawks 129-125 on Monday night. Dejounte Murray had 40 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Hawks,...

Bridges scores 29, Suns pull away late, beat Raptors 114-106

Jan. 31, 2023 00:38 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton had to do a double-take in the final minutes as his Phoenix Suns pulled away for another win. His eyes weren't playing tricks. That was Mikal Bridges getting big mid-range buckets during crucial possessions in the fourth quarter, not injured All-Star...

Doncic scores 53 in return, Mavericks beat Pistons 111-105

Jan. 31, 2023 00:18 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 53 points in his return to the lineup and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 of his 12 in the fourth quarter as the Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 111-105 on Monday night. Four of Doncic’s five career 50-point games have come this...

Fox, Lyles help Kings outlast Timberwolves 118-111 in OT

Jan. 31, 2023 00:07 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — De'Aaron Fox scored 32 points and Trey Lyles had eight of his 11 points in overtime for the Sacramento Kings, who outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-111 on Monday night. Malik Monk scored 19 points, Domantas Sabonis had 17 points and 13 rebounds before...

Wizards end 22-game skid in San Antonio, beat Spurs 127-106

Jan. 30, 2023 23:48 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Deni Avdija had a career-high 25 points, Bradley Beal had 21 points and the Washington Wizards ended a 22-game losing streak to the Spurs in San Antonio with a 127-106 victory Monday night. Washington, which last won in San Antonio on Dec. 11, 1999, has won six...

Irving has 26, Nets beat Lakers 121-104 as James, Davis sit

Jan. 30, 2023 23:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 121-104 victory Monday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who played without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Irving had scored 30 or more in a career-best six straight games...

Banchero, Magic rally from early hole, beat 76ers 119-109

Jan. 30, 2023 23:03 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Paolo Banchero had 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Orlando Magic stormed back from a 21-point first-quarter deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-109 on Monday night. Mo Wagner scored 22 points and his younger brother Franz Wagner scored 19 for the Magic,...