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Leonard leads Clippers past Raptors in 1st game vs old team

Nov. 12, 2019 2:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard wasn't at his best against his former team. His new teammates knocked down big shots and won anyway. Leonard struggled on 2-for-11 shooting and had nine turnovers, but Lou Williams led a big effort from the bench with 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the...

Spurs retire Parkers' jersey in emotional ceremony

Nov. 12, 2019 12:57 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boris Diaw was rightly concerned about the well-being of a scrawny 19-year-old kid moving to a new country and attempting to compete against the game's best in the NBA. One odd Christmas dinner that turned into an impromptu film session helped Diaw realize his friend and French teammate,...

NBA fines Clippers $50,000 for statements about Leonard

Nov. 8, 2019 3:12 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements made by coach Doc Rivers and others that were "inconsistent" about Kawhi Leonard's health. Leonard sat out a 129-124 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the second time he's missed the nationally...

Kemba Walker: MJ will always be "special guy in my life"

Nov. 8, 2019 2:03 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker says he holds no ill feelings toward Michael Jordan, even though the Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion decided not to keep him in Charlotte by paying him a $221 million supermax contract. In fact, Walker only has love for Jordan. "MJ is always going to be a special...

New pieces, but Nets not looking different than last season

Nov. 4, 2019 3:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets' transformation from the shadows to the spotlight happened in just one night. Building a team that can live up to their new expectations is going to take much longer. Even with Kyrie Irving's terrific start, the Nets remain just what they were early last season: good...

Heat take huge early lead, rout Rockets 129-100

Nov. 3, 2019 9:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The game wasn't over after 16 minutes. Forgive Miami and Houston if they felt otherwise. Duncan Robinson scored 23 points, Meyers Leonard added 21 and the Heat — fueled by one of the biggest first-quarter margins in NBA history — ran out to a 59-18 lead on the way to an easy...

Antetokounmpo scores 36, Bucks beat Raptors 115-105

Nov. 3, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo carried a big chip on his broad shoulders against the Toronto Raptors. Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 115-105 victory over the Raptors on Saturday night in the first meeting between the teams...

Curry undergoes hand surgery, to miss at least 3 months

Nov. 1, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry will miss at least three months for the ailing Warriors because of a broken left hand that required surgery, the toughest blow yet early in an already difficult season for struggling Golden State following five straight trips to the NBA Finals. Now, both Splash Brothers...

Warriors lose Stephen Curry to broken hand, look for answers

Oct. 31, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a matter of months, the once-unbeatable Warriors have gone from a starting lineup featuring five All-Stars to a cast of youngsters almost nobody knows. At least to start the season they had staples Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney to lean on for leadership. Now, Curry...

Siakam scores 19 of 30 in 3rd, Raptors beat Pistons 125-113

Oct. 30, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Raptors forward Pascal Siakam scored 30 points five times last season, when he played in 80 games. Thanks to a huge third quarter Wednesday night, Siakam already has an NBA-leading three 30-point performances in five games this season. Siakam finished with 30 points, including 19 in the...