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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant shoots as he falls to the floor after being fouled by Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Harden, Durant help Nets break away late, beat Heat 98-85

Jan. 25, 2021 10:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden and Kevin Durant each scored 20 points despite three relatively quiet quarters, and the Brooklyn Nets broke away with a big run in the fourth to beat the Miami Heat 98-85 on Monday night. Kyrie Irving added 16 points for the Nets, who completed a sweep of the Heat in two games...

Miami Heat's Gabe Vincent (2) defends against Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Durant, Irving help Nets hold off Adebayo, Heat 128-124

Jan. 24, 2021 12:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's three superstars were just enough to overcome Bam Adebayo's brilliant individual effort. Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving took over late and had 28 and the Nets overcame Adebayo's career-high 41 points to beat the Miami Heat 128-124 on Saturday night. James Harden...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond (3) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets' James Harden (13) and DeAndre Jordan (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Sexton scores 25, Cavaliers beat Durant-less Nets 125-113

Jan. 22, 2021 11:10 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton had 25 points and nine assists, Andre Drummond added 19 points and 16 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets for the second time in three days, 125-113 on Friday night. The Nets played without superstar forward Kevin Durant, who was held out as a...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton, right, knocks the ball loose from Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Kevin Durant out for Nets' second straight game with Cavs

Jan. 22, 2021 7:09 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant sat out Friday night against the Cavaliers as the team continues to take a cautious approach with his surgically repaired Achilles tendon. Durant played a season-high 50 minutes in the Nets’ 147-135 double-overtime loss to the Cavaliers on...

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Porter Jr. drives against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, in this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, file photo. The Cavaliers are moving on from troubled and talented forward Kevin Porter Jr., a person familiar with his standing with the team told the Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Cavs will either trade or release Porter, who has not played for them this season, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

AP source: Cavs trading Porter to Rockets for future pick

Jan. 21, 2021 11:47 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Porter Jr. is no longer a problem for the Cavaliers. Cleveland has agreed to trade the troubled forward to the Houston Rockets for a future draft pick, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday night. The Cavs will send Porter, the 2019 first-round draft...

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) shoots past Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) as forward Cameron Johnson, left, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Ayton has season-high 26 points, Suns beat Rockets 109-103

Jan. 21, 2021 1:18 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deandre Ayton had season highs with 26 points and 17 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 109-103 on Wednesday night to end a two-game skid. “He was a monster for us tonight," Phoenix coach Monty Williams said. The Suns won for the first time since Jan. 9. Between...

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) goes for a layup as Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and guard Jamal Murray (27) defend during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

LeVert, Pacers await test results before plotting next move

Jan. 19, 2021 6:07 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caris LeVert arrived in Indianapolis last week feeling perfectly fine. He was eager to meet his new teammates, join the starting lineup and make his Pacers debut. Then came the shocking news from Indiana's team doctors: They found a small mass on LeVert's left kidney. Suddenly...

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (0) blocks the ball against Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo (7) and forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Bulls beat Rockets 125-120; Oladipo solid in Houston debut

Jan. 18, 2021 11:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 33 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a strong effort by Victor Oladipo in his Houston debut, beating the Rockets 125-120 on Monday night. LaVine led seven Bulls players in double figures and added seven assists. He scored nine points in the closing minutes of the...

Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rockets look to future after trading Harden to Brooklyn

Jan. 17, 2021 4:27 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden forced his way out of Houston without bringing the Rockets an NBA title. Now that he’s in Brooklyn, the Rockets hope the huge haul of draft picks they received in the trade will allow them to chase championships in the future. “Our goal remains unchanged,”...

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden, center, shoots past Orlando Magic forward Dwayne Bacon, left, and center Nikola Vucevic, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Harden debuts with triple-double, Durant scores 42, Nets win

Jan. 16, 2021 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden and Kevin Durant needed a little while to remember how to play together again. Once they did, the Brooklyn Nets really got rolling — and they might still get to another gear when Kyrie Irving rejoins them. “The sooner we can be on the court together, it's going to...