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Lillard out at least 10 days with abdominal pain

Dec. 01, 2021 18:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is out for at least 10 days because of lower abdominal tendinopathy. Lillard missed Tuesday night's victory over the Detroit Pistons with the condition. An MRI confirmed the diagnosis, the Blazers...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Dec. 01, 2021 18:18 PM EST

New York Post. November 29, 2021. Editorial: New Yorkers shouldn’t have to pay SEVEN TIMES the cost for their schools as other cities As New Yorkers know better than anyone, everything costs more here. But seven times more? Alas, yes — at least...

Heat center Bam Adebayo needs thumb surgery, will miss weeks

Dec. 01, 2021 17:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and is likely out until at least mid-January. It's the first major injury of Adebayo's five pro seasons. He is averaging a career-best 18.7 points for Miami this season,...

Trail Blazers snap 3-game skid with 110-92 win over Detroit

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ben McLemore found out when he came to the Moda Center on Tuesday afternoon that he'd likely be seeing playing time for the Trail Blazers. With Portland missing several players, McLemore had 17 points off the bench and the Blazers handed the...

Suns win 17th straight by beating Warriors 104-96

Dec. 01, 2021 01:29 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton were all smiles at the postgame podium, reminiscing about a four-year turnaround for the Phoenix Suns that's in some ways still hard to believe. The Suns won just 19 games during their rookie seasons. Now, they've tied a...

Lakers overcome James' absence to beat Kings 117-92

Dec. 01, 2021 01:16 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absence of LeBron James to beat the Sacramento Kings 117-92 on Tuesday night. The Lakers sent James home earlier in the day after he was placed...

Celtics' Freedom calls becoming US citizen 'unforgettable'

Dec. 01, 2021 00:25 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Enes Freedom will now be linked forever to a word he says he fought for his entire life. The Boston Celtics center changed his name from Enes Kanter to Enes Kanter Freedom in celebration of him officially becoming a United States citizen on Monday. ...

Suns' Devin Booker leaves game with hamstring injury

Nov. 30, 2021 23:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns' All-Star guard Devin Booker injured his left hamstring on Tuesday night and the team says he won't return to the game against the Golden State Warriors. The 25-year-old Booker has appeared in every game this season, averaging nearly 24...

Nets edge Knicks 112-110 on James Johnson's free throws

Nov. 30, 2021 23:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and James Harden took turns putting on a show in front of the largest crowd ever to see a Nets game in Brooklyn, one that was split between fans of New York's two teams. In the end, the Nets were celebrating and the Knicks were fuming. ...

Grizzlies win 2nd straight without Morant, top Raptors 98-91

Nov. 30, 2021 23:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 25 points, Desmond Bane had 23 and Dillon Brooks 17 as the Memphis Grizzlies won back-to-back games, beating the struggling Toronto Raptors 98-91 Tuesday night. After beating Sacramento Sunday, Memphis won again without leading...