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George’s late 3 helps Clippers edge Thunder 90-88

Nov. 19, 2019 2:55 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers’ offense wasn’t doing much through three quarters, so they buckled down on defense and narrowly avoided getting beat by a couple of former teammates. Paul George hit a go-ahead 3-pointer against his old team with 25 seconds left, lifting Los Angeles over the...

Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers

Nov. 19, 2019 2:29 AM EST

Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston. There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two...

Towns hits 7 3-pointers, Wolves beat Jazz without Wiggins

Nov. 19, 2019 1:25 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Early in the second half, Karl-Anthony Towns went to the hoop and was rejected by Rudy Gobert. After that, Towns didn't even try to shoot inside the 3-point arc. Worked out pretty well. Towns tied a career high with seven 3s and scored 29 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves hand...

Doncic scores 42 in triple-double, Mavs top Spurs 117-110

Nov. 19, 2019 12:55 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic grew up idolizing LeBron James, and now the young NBA prodigy has joined James in the record book. The Dallas Mavericks needed everything Doncic delivered in a sensational performance Monday night. Doncic scored a career-high 42 points to go with 12 assists and 11 rebounds as the...

Tatum scores 26 to lead Celtics over Suns 99-85

Nov. 19, 2019 12:26 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Boston’s Kemba Walker took his time during the final seconds of the first half before accelerating around one defender and splitting two more while scooping a layup off the glass for the buzzer-beating basket. One night after their 10-game winning streak was snapped, the Celtics were...

Holiday, Sabonis lead Pacers to easy win over Nets

Nov. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pacers relied on the Holiday brothers to overcome some injuries in their backcourt. Aaron Holiday finished with career highs of 24 points and 13 assists, Justin Holiday scored 20 points and the Pacers cruised to a 115-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night....

Antetokounmpo scores 33 as Bucks beat Bulls 115-101

Nov. 18, 2019 11:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off a couple of scratches on his hands and arms. The leader of the Milwaukee Bucks was whistled for five offensive fouls, but finished the game on the floor. The Chicago Bulls tried everything against the NBA MVP. Nothing worked. Antetokounmpo had 33 points and...

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets rout Trail Blazers 132-108

Nov. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has been scoring at such a prolific rate this season that his 36-point effort in Houston’s rout of Portland on Monday night actually caused his average to dip. “For him he had a subpar night,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said with a slight laugh. Russell...

Anonoby scores career-high 24, Raptors beat Hornets 132-96

Nov. 18, 2019 11:31 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Raptors forward OG Anunoby put up an eye-catching line before catching an elbow to his right eye. After escaping serious injury for the second time in four games, Anunoby said he’s considering playing with more protection moving forward. Anunoby scored a career-high 24 points before...

Randle, Morris guide Knicks over Cavs 123-105

Nov. 18, 2019 10:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A week made a big difference for the New York Knicks. Julius Randle scored 30 points, Marcus Morris Sr. added 23 and the Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-105 Monday night to avenge a 21-point home loss eight days prior. R.J. Barrett added 15 points and Damyean Dotson had 11 for New...