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Powell scores 32 as Clippers rally past Blazers 118-112

Nov. 30, 2022 01:50 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Norman Powell scored 22 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Anfernee Simons and the Portland Trail Blazers 118-112 on Tuesday night. Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 12 assists, helping the Clippers to their second...

Doncic, Mavs edge Curry, Warriors in West finals replay

Nov. 29, 2022 22:33 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 41 points in his NBA-leading fifth triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 116-113 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of last season's Western Conference finalists. The fourth quarter had plenty of playoff intensity...

Mavs unclear on timeline for Walker as 4-time All-Star signs

Nov. 29, 2022 18:53 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The timeline for Kemba Walker to contribute for the Dallas Mavericks is uncertain as the four-time All-Star joins a roster in need of playmaking help behind superstar Luka Doncic. Walker went unsigned the first six weeks of the season before the 32-year-old guard was...

Towns out multiple weeks for Timberwolves with calf strain

Nov. 29, 2022 17:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns will miss multiple weeks with a strained right calf muscle that occurred in the team's most recent game. Towns was hurt midway through the third quarter Monday night in Minnesota's 142-127 loss at Washington. He was...

Analysis: Early NBA MVP race has crowded field of candidates

Nov. 29, 2022 08:11 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic may just be putting together his best season. It still may not be enough to get the Denver Nuggets' big man a third straight NBA MVP. Chalk that up to MVP fatigue. Or to the glaringly good numbers of a crowded field of early candidates,...

Rookie Nembhard hits 3 at buzzer, Pacers stun Lakers 116-115

Nov. 29, 2022 02:09 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a stunning 116-115 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Tyrese Haliburton scored 24 points and hit a tying layup...

Booker scores 44, Suns top Kings 122-117 for 5th straight

Nov. 29, 2022 01:20 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Devin Booker had 44 points, eight rebounds and six steals, and the Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to five with a 122-117 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. “That's kind of what I get paid to do,” Booker said. “I was...

Jokic, Murray lead Nuggets to 129-113 win over Rockets

Nov. 29, 2022 01:14 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray scored a season-high 31 and the Denver Nuggets defeated the Houston Rockets 129-113 on Monday night. The win was the Nuggets’ third in a row following a home loss last Tuesday against lowly Detroit. ...

DeRozan scores 26, Bulls hand Jazz fifth straight loss

Nov. 29, 2022 00:38 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and six assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 114-107 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Zach LaVine added 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists for the Bulls. Nikola Vucevic finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. ...

Williamson powers short-handed Pelicans past Thunder 105-101

Nov. 29, 2022 00:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson scored 23 points, matched his career high with eight assists and converted a go-ahead three-point play with 44 seconds left to lift the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans to a 105-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. With the...