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Banchero, Magic win as Hornets struggle from foul line

Feb. 05, 2023 15:44 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paolo Banchero had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Wendell Carter Jr. added 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic took advantage of Charlotte's poor foul shooting to beat the Hornets 119-113 Sunday. The Hornets made just one of nine free throws in the...

AP source: Kyrie Irving going to the Dallas Mavericks

Feb. 05, 2023 15:37 PM EST

All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is getting his wish and being traded by the Brooklyn Nets to the Dallas Mavericks, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. The Mavericks will trade Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and a package of draft...

Nuggets beat Hawks 128-108, tie Boston for NBA's best record

Feb. 05, 2023 01:17 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored a season-high 41 points, Nikola Jokic had his 18th triple-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets won their third straight game, beating the Atlanta Hawks 128-108 on Saturday night. Jokic finished with 14 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists and...

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 42 as Thunder blow out Rockets

Feb. 04, 2023 23:58 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder took what coach Mark Daigneault called a "bloodthirsty mentality" into Saturday's rematch with the Houston Rockets. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 42 points to help the Thunder blow out Houston 153-121. They were...

Antetokounmpo has triple-double; Bucks win 7th straight

Feb. 04, 2023 23:55 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double with 35 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Miami Heat 123-115 on Saturday night for their seventh straight victory. “You kind of know what to expect from the Miami team,"...

Curry injures left leg leading Warriors over Mavs 119-113

Feb. 04, 2023 23:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry went down and the Golden Warriors once again had to fight like crazy to close out a game. Curry had 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds before injuring his left leg defending a drive late in the third quarter, and the defending NBA champions...

Thomas helps Nets rally from 23 down to beat Wizards 125-123

Feb. 04, 2023 23:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Thomas scored a career-high 44 points off the bench and the short-handed Brooklyn Nets rallied from a 23-point deficit to stun the Washington Wizards 125-123 on Saturday night. Edmond Sumner also set a personal best with 29 points and Nic Claxton had 15 points...

James closes on NBA scoring record, Lakers fall to Pelicans

Feb. 04, 2023 23:35 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When LeBron James was pulling up his dribble to float an alley-oop pass to Anthony Davis, or diving into the stands in an attempt to regain the ball for the Lakers, he appeared far more concerned with immediate team goals than making NBA history. Yet, after...

Zach LaVine scores 36 as Bulls beat Trail Blazers 129-121

Feb. 04, 2023 23:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls tried all sorts of defensive coverages on Damian Lillard. He kept scoring anyway. Just not enough to hold down Zach LaVine and company. LaVine scored 36 points, DeMar DeRozan had 27 and the Bulls topped Lillard and the Portland Trail...

Leonard has 35 points, Clippers outlast Knicks 134-128 in OT

Feb. 04, 2023 22:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points, Paul George added 30 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New York Knicks 134-128 in overtime Saturday night. After the Clippers lost a 17-point fourth quarter lead, Nicolas Batum’s 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer tied it at...