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Nets' Irving out versus Wizards, one day after trade request

Feb. 04, 2023 18:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving will not play for the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night, a day after he told the team he would like to be traded. The Nets said Irving's absence was due to right calf soreness, adding him to the injury report for their game against Washington. Irving had...

Young scores 27 to lead Hawks past Jazz, 115-108

Feb. 04, 2023 00:43 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Trae Young had 27 points and six assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 115-108 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. De’Andre Hunter scored 26 points for the Hawks. Onyeka Okongwu had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Dejounte Murray added 13 points and...

Fight between Magic, Timberwolves leads to 5 players ejected

Feb. 03, 2023 22:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fight broke out and punches were thrown during the game between the Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Five players were ejected following the brawl, which started in front of the Orlando bench late in the third quarter. Minnesota guard...

Embiid's double-double keys 76ers as Spurs drop 8th straight

Feb. 03, 2023 23:22 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers beat San Antonio 137-125 on Friday night, sending the scuffling Spurs to their eighth straight loss. Tyrese Maxey had 25 points and James Harden added 16 for Philadelphia, which has the...

VanVleet has 32 as Raptors get 117-111 win over Rockets

Feb. 03, 2023 23:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 32 points, Gary Trent Jr. added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a two-game skid with a 117-111 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. The Raptors took a commanding lead in the third quarter and were up by double-digits for most of the...

Bridges scores 25, leads Suns to 106-94 win over Celtics

Feb. 03, 2023 23:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker wore a hockey toque to deal with the sub-zero temperatures in Boston and pulled out a baseball metaphor to describe his possible return to the basketball court. “Rounding third,” Booker said after watching from the bench as his Phoenix Suns teammates...

Hield helps Pacers top Kings

Feb. 03, 2023 22:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 21 points against his former team and the Indiana Pacers beat the Sacramento Kings 107-104 on Friday night to stop a four-game losing streak. Hield shot 5 of 9 from 3-point range and grabbed 10 rebounds. Aaron Nesmith added 17 points for the...

Blazers rally from 20 down to end Wizards' win streak

Feb. 03, 2023 22:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anfernee Simons scored 20 of his 33 points in the third quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers erased a 20-point deficit, snapping Washington's six-game winning streak Friday night with a 124-116 victory over the Wizards. Simons made six of Portland's nine...

Bey hits late 3-pointer to help Pistons beat Hornets 118-112

Feb. 03, 2023 22:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Saddiq Bey scored 22 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 32.1 seconds left, and the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-112 on Friday night. The Pistons were playing for the first time since a 111-105 loss in Dallas on Monday. The...

NBA suspends Brooks, fines Mitchell for Grizz-Cavs scuffle

Feb. 03, 2023 20:16 PM EST

Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell fined $20,000 for their roles in an on-court incident on Thursday night. The league announced the punishments on Friday. Brooks...