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Hawks' Tony Snell to miss at least 2 games with ankle injury

Apr. 10, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Tony Snell is expected to miss at least two games, including Sunday's game at Charlotte, with a right ankle sprain. Snell left Friday night's 120-108 win over Chicago in the third quarter with the injury and did not return. ...

Vandy's Scotty Pippen Jr. declares for draft with no agent

Apr. 10, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. has declared for the NBA draft without signing with an agent to keep his options open. Pippen announced his intentions Saturday morning with a social media post. He said he was blessed to come to Vanderbilt. ...

Beal's late heroics lift Wizards past Warriors 110-107

Apr. 10, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bradley Beal shook off a sluggish performance — and a sore back — and scored six points in the final 6.1 seconds, lifting the Washington Wizards past the Golden State Warriors 110-107 on Friday night. Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 14 assists...

Leonard scores 31 as Clippers extend winning streak to 4

Apr. 10, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, Reggie Jackson added 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers used a dominating second quarter Friday night to defeat the Houston Rockets 126-109 and extend their winning streak to four games. The short handed Clippers, who were...

Jokic leads Nuggets to 8th straight win by beating Spurs

Apr. 10, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets watched not one, not two but three close-in shots miss in the closing seconds. Things are definitely bouncing their way at the moment. Jokic had 26 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds to help the...

Thorns down KC 2-1 as fans return to the stands in Oregon

Apr. 10, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rocky Rodriquez and Tyler Lussi scored and the Portland Thorns welcomed their fans to Providence Park for the the first time in 545 days with a 2-1 victory over Kansas City on Friday night. It was the first professional sporting event in Oregon to...

Hubert Davis connects generations at UNC

Apr. 10, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — From his place in what amounted to the North Carolina basketball alumni section, George Lynch became transported back to 1989, back to college and his freshman season, while he looked with pride Tuesday afternoon during Hubert Davis’s formal introduction as new...

Bridges leads Hornets to 127-119 win over short-handed Bucks

Apr. 10, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 26 points to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 127-119 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, who were playing Friday night without all five of their usual starters. The Hornets (27-24) are three games above .500 for the first time since...

Tatum's career-high 53 help Celtics top T-Wolves 145-136

Apr. 09, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The only regret Jayson Tatum had about his first career 50-point game was that his 2-year-old son wasn't there to see it. But the All-Star has a solution for that. “It just means I’ll have to do it again someday," Tatum said....

Knicks rally late, snap Grizzlies' 4-game win streak in OT

Apr. 09, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Knicks were down and almost out. They had trailed nearly the entire game that was minutes from ending. Turns out, there was just enough time left for an out-of-nowhere comeback. “We needed it bad,” All-Star Julius Randle...