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Barrett was warned about life in the NBA and Knicks deliver

Dec. 10, 2019 3:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett was asked to explain something that would have been unusual to a 10-year veteran, let alone someone who had played 21 NBA games. Was it strange to have a coach run practice, only to fire him after it ended? “I mean, I have no idea. I just got here," Barrett said. “I...

Morant scores 26 in return to lead Grizzlies past Warriors

Dec. 10, 2019 2:44 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ja Morant squashed the Golden State Warriors’ hopes for their first winning streak of the season. The rookie guard returned to Memphis’ lineup and scored 26 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 110-102 victory Monday night. Morant added seven assists, two rebounds and a...

Schroder scores 27 off bench, Thunder dominate Jazz 104-90

Dec. 10, 2019 1:17 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dennis Schroder's basketball identity is built on being aggressive at both ends of the court. Schroder is flourishing in his sixth man role because he goes into attack mode and never stops. That paid off again for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 104-90 victory over the Utah Jazz on...

Booker, Oubre carry Suns past Timberwolves 125-109

Dec. 10, 2019 12:54 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. was ready for a low-key night on the town with friends and family to celebrate his birthday, dressed head to toe in black with a jacket, shirt, pants and shoes. His work was already done and the results were exactly what he wanted. The new 24-year-old had just poured in 24...

Rose caps big 4th with winning jumper, Pistons edge Pelicans

Dec. 10, 2019 12:47 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derrick Rose is 31 and his body has taken a beating, but the 2011 NBA MVP showed once again he can still take over a game and knock down the decisive shot. Rose hit a 14-foot jumper in the lane with 0.3 seconds left and scored 17 of his team-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to lift...

Siakam scores 22, Raptors beat Bulls 93-92 to stop slide

Dec. 10, 2019 12:07 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Raptors held off the Chicago Bulls and then turned their attention toward the superstar who led them to their first championship in his lone season with Toronto. It figures to be quite a night on Wednesday when Kawhi Leonard visits Toronto for the first time since signing with the Los...

Bjelica's 3 at buzzer lifts Kings over Rockets 119-118

Dec. 9, 2019 11:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — When Luke Walton took over as coach of the Sacramento Kings, he thought Nemanja Bjelica was just a big man he could use to create space. As he's gotten to know Bjelica, Walton has started to see that the 6-foot-10 forward is much more than that, which was clear on Monday night against the...

Walker scores 22, Celts beat Cavs 110-88 in Hayward's return

Dec. 9, 2019 11:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gordon Hayward got back in the lineup and helped the Boston Celtics build a big lead. Kemba Walker made sure it didn’t completely disappear. Walker led Boston’s balanced scoring with 22 points, Hayward had 14 points in his return from a broken hand and the Celtics remained...

Bucks top Magic for 15th straight win; Antetokounmpo gets 32

Dec. 9, 2019 11:32 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After outscoring opponents by an average of 34 points in their previous four games, the Milwaukee Bucks found out right away things would be tougher Monday when their first two shots were blocked. That slowed the Bucks down, but they still can’t be stopped. Giannis Antetokounmpo had...

Hayward scores 14 in return, Celtics beat Cavaliers 110-88

Dec. 9, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker led Boston’s balanced scoring with 22 points, Gordon Hayward had 14 points in his return from a broken hand and the Celtics remained unbeaten at home with a 110-88 victory over the sinking Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Jaylen Brown had 20 points and seven rebounds,...