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George’s 37 in home debut lead Clippers past Hawks 150-101

Nov. 17, 2019 2:37 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George made history in his Clippers home debut even though he considered it mere practice after missing the first 11 games of the season. George scored 37 points in 20 minutes, becoming the first NBA player to score that many in fewer than 21 minutes, and Los Angeles led all the way...

Doncic scores 26 points, leads Mavs past Raptors 110-102

Nov. 17, 2019 1:25 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic was upset when he missed four of 12 free throws in the first three quarters of Saturday night’s game against Toronto. Then, he went 7 for 7 from the line in the fourth quarter as Dallas built on its one-point lead and the Mavericks went on to beat the Raptors 110-102....

Trail Blazers beat Spurs 121-116 after Popovich’s ejection

Nov. 17, 2019 12:30 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan was back in charge in San Antonio and the Spurs were flourishing under his leadership again. Duncan was directing players on defensive assignments, encouraging them and providing needed leadership. But in the end, he couldn’t provide the same late-game heroics from the...

Hornets edge Knicks on Graham’s 9th 3-pointer

Nov. 16, 2019 11:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Another night, another late 3-pointer to win for the Charlotte Hornets. First, it was Malik Monk heaving a 26-footer to edge Detroit. It was Devonte’ Graham’s turn Saturday. Graham made his ninth 3-pointer of the game with 2.8 seconds remaining, finishing with 29 points to...

Harden scores 49 points, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105

Nov. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undermanned and playing for the second consecutive night, the Houston Rockets still had plenty of reason to be confident. “I would think it would give you confidence,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’re playing with a bazooka out there.” A bazooka...

Heat stay perfect at home, beat Pelicans 109-94

Nov. 16, 2019 11:25 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — There were calls that Miami coach Erik Spoelstra didn’t like. Just not many of them. The Heat set a franchise record by fouling only six times, Jimmy Butler shook off a pregame illness to flirt with a triple-double and Miami remained unbeaten at home by beating the undermanned New...

Girard helps Syracuse jump out early to beat Seattle 89-67

Nov. 16, 2019 11:04 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The first collegiate start for freshman guard Joe Girard III couldn’t have gone much better. Girard made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points in his first collegiate start, and Syracuse came out blistering to beat Seattle 89-67 on Saturday in the first meeting between the...

Antetokounmpo, Bucks rout Pacers 102-83

Nov. 16, 2019 11:01 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo rarely makes three 3-pointers in a game. Even on his way to the MVP award last season, the Milwaukee Bucks’ 6-foot-11 superstar reached that mark only six times. He did it Saturday night in a 102-83 rout of the Indiana Pacers, finishing with 26 points, 13...

Nets beat Bulls 117-111 without Irving

Nov. 16, 2019 10:01 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie isn’t trying to be Kyrie Irving. Still, he gave the Brooklyn Nets the spark they needed Saturday night. Dinwiddie scored 24 points and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-111 without Irving. Irving entered Saturday sixth in the NBA with 28.5 points per game but sat...

Leonard out for Clippers against Hawks with knee contusion

Nov. 16, 2019 9:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard sat out against the Atlanta Hawks because of a left knee contusion, delaying his first game with Los Angeles Clippers teammate Paul George. Coach Doc Rivers described Leonard as day-to-day Saturday night and didn’t seem concerned that it was anything more than that....