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Tatum scores 41 points as Celtics beat Hornets 140-129 in OT

Oct. 25, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored a season-high 41 points, Jaylen Brown added 30, including an emphatic dunk in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat Charlotte 140-129 on Monday night, handing the Hornets their first loss of the season. Dennis Schroder had nine...

Young, Collins power Hawks past Pistons 122-104

Oct. 25, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had 32 points and nine assists, John Collins scored 22 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 122-104 on Monday night. The Hawks have won 24 of their last 30 home games, including playoff games, dating to Feb. 21. ...

Durant scores 25, Nets hand Wizards 1st loss, 104-90

Oct. 25, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 25 points and the Brooklyn Nets bounced back from a poor finish a day earlier with a blistering start that sent them to a 104-90 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Patty Mills made five 3-pointers and added 21 points...

Butler scores 36, Heat pull away to top Magic 107-90

Oct. 25, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler kept getting to the rim, and predictably, scoring suddenly became pretty easy. Butler scored 36 points on 15-for-21 shooting, Bam Adebayo added 16 points and 13 rebounds and the Miami Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando...

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. ...

Brissett helps Pacers pull away from Heat in overtime

Oct. 23, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After not playing much defense in the season's first two games, the Indiana Pacers were far more stingy against the Miami Heat. The Pacers outscored the Heat 16-5 in overtime for a 102-91 victory on Saturday night to avoid losing a third consecutive...

Mobley has double-double, Cavs beat Hawks 101-95 for 1st win

Oct. 23, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Evan Mobley collected 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers rally for their first win of the season, 101-95 over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. Ricky Rubio had 23 points and eight assists, and...

Dinwiddie leads Wizards to 135-134 OT win over Pacers

Oct. 22, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal's absence put Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyle Kuzma on the spot — and those two made quite a first impression on their new fans in Washington. Dinwiddie scored 34 points — including a tying 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter — and Kuzma...

Raptors beat Celtics 115-83, spoil Udoka's home opener

Oct. 22, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Raptors coach Nick Nurse didn't think Scottie Barnes played that badly in his first NBA game. Just in case, though, he had a chat with the rookie. “I did talk to him a couple of times in between the games. But I just said ‘You did...