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Chris Bosh ready to see his jersey retired by Miami Heat

Mar. 22, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh is making a lot of music these days. He drinks beer and thinks about making more beer. He sketches. He paints. He plays with his kids. He has even learned how to use a wrench. He is also happy and healthy. And finally, he's made peace with the devastating way that blood clots ended...

Ellington, Drummond lead Pistons past Suns, 118-98

Mar. 22, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Detroit Pistons turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and turned away the Phoenix Suns. Wayne Ellington scored 23 points and the Pistons made 17 3-pointers in a 118-98 victory on Thursday night. Detroit held the Suns to 38 second-half points and limited Suns star Devin...

Kings bounce back after tough loss to beat Mavs 116-100

Mar. 22, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III didn't think it was a big deal when he missed Sacramento's first game against Dallas and Luka Doncic three months ago because of a sore left knee. Bagley had the same feeling after the two rookie stars finally crossed paths on an NBA court, too. Bagley III had 22...

Durant helps lead Warriors past Pacers after friend's death

Mar. 22, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant established Golden State's defensive energy by swatting away shots early. Eventually, the Warriors got going on the other end as they almost always do. Durant had 15 points, six assists and three blocks after losing a close friend earlier in the day, and the Warriors ran...

Young has 23 points as Hawks stop streaking Jazz 117-114

Mar. 21, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is a four-way tie for fifth place in the Western Conference. Utah can blame a fourth-quarter fade against Atlanta for being part of the logjam. Trae Young scored 23 points, including a go-ahead three-point play, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Utah 117-114 on Thursday night to end the...

Walker, Bridges lead Hornets past Timberwolves, 113-106

Mar. 21, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges had plenty of reasons to party. He turned 21 years old, his college team, Michigan State, won its first-round game in the NCAA Tournament and he recorded his first career NBA double-double. So what was the rookie going to do to celebrate? "Go to bed," Bridges said with...

Jokic leads balanced Nuggets effort in 113-108 win over Wiz

Mar. 21, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone didn't know how his team would respond to clinching its first playoff berth in six years. So far, so good. Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 11 assists, and the Nuggets used a balanced offense to edge the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 on Thursday night...

Marcus Smart fined $50,000 by NBA for shoving Embiid

Mar. 21, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for forcefully shoving Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to the floor. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, noted Smart's repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during games this season...

Court reverses nearly $1.5M oil spill award to ex-NBA star

Mar. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NBA star David West is not entitled to a nearly $1.5 million award stemming from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court has ruled. Court records show West submitted a claim under the terms of a settlement BP entered after the spill to avoid prolonged...

Raptors to be without injured G Kyle Lowry for Thunder

Mar. 21, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say all-star guard Kyle Lowry will miss a second straight game with a sprained right ankle when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit Soctiabank Arena on Friday night. The team made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. Lowry was injured in Toronto's 128-92 win over the Knicks...