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Mavs star Doncic won't play at Bucks because of ankle injury

Dec. 15, 2019 9:56 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic didn't make the trip to Milwaukee and will miss the game against the Bucks after spraining his right ankle against Miami. The club listed the 20-year-old as not with the team on the preliminary injury report for the visit to the Bucks on Monday night....

James' caps busy weekend with 32 as Lakers beat Hawks 101-96

Dec. 15, 2019 9:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James finished off a whirlwind weekend with another dazzling performance. Not looking the least bit tired, James scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven with a 101-96 victory over the pesky Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. The Lakers pulled...

Dinwiddie scores 24 points, Nets end Sixers' 5-game streak

Dec. 15, 2019 8:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points including an explosive one-handed dunk, Joe Harris had 16 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-89 on Sunday night. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Garrett Temple finished with 13 points for the Nets, who ended a...

Pacers beat Hornets 107-85 for 3rd straight victory

Dec. 15, 2019 8:30 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Holiday didn’t offer much of an explanation for his recent scoring surge that has helped the Indiana Pacers win three consecutive games. But there’s no denying the second-year reserve guard has had a hot hand lately. On a Sunday when the Pacers relied heavily on...

Mavs may have to face East beasts minus injured star Doncic

Dec. 15, 2019 3:39 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The timing couldn't be much worse for the Dallas Mavericks to be without star guard Luka Doncic. The reigning rookie of the year sprained his right ankle in the opening minutes of a 122-118 overtime loss to Miami, the first of five straight games for the Mavericks against the teams that...

Jokic has triple-double, Nuggets beat Thunder 110-102

Dec. 15, 2019 1:38 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Breaking out of a mini-slump, Nikola Jokic is reasserting himself as the centerpiece of the Denver Nuggets’ offense. Jokic had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season, leading the Nuggets past the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-102 on Saturday night....

Doncic injures ankle, Mavs rally, fall to Heat 122-118 in OT

Dec. 15, 2019 12:44 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas crowd stunned by Luka Doncic's ankle injury and the big deficit that followed was standing with the Mavericks in position to win late. Still, a huge comeback without the young phenom came up short. Doncic left in the opening minutes with a sprained ankle and the Mavericks rallied...

Siakam scores 30 points, Raptors beat Nets to snap home skid

Dec. 15, 2019 12:35 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — One huge quarter from 3-point range helped the Toronto Raptors halt a rare home losing streak. Pascal Siakam scored 30 points, Marc Gasol set season highs with 17 points and 15 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-102 on Saturday night to snap a three-game slump on their home...

Antetokounmpo, Middleton lead Bucks to 18th straight win

Dec. 15, 2019 12:32 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo displayed his remarkable skills early and often as the Milwaukee Bucks continued their quest to break a franchise record that has stood for nearly half a century. The reigning MVP sank a 3-pointer for his first points of the game, then followed with a spinning layup,...

Kennard and Rose help Pistons over Rockets 115-107

Dec. 15, 2019 12:15 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Detroit Pistons had a comfortable lead entering the fourth quarter Saturday night, coach Dwane Casey knew the Houston Rockets would make a run late and he'd need someone to step up to hold them off. He got that boost from Derrick Rose, who came off the bench to score 10 of his 20...