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Clippers rally to beat Raptors 105-100, end 3-game skid

May. 05, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George and Marcus Morris scored 22 points each, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 105-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid. Reggie Jackson added 18 points and Kawhi Leonard had 13 points while...

Ball bounces back with 33, Pelicans top Warriors 108-103

May. 05, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Lonzo Ball's step-back jumper for the lead went down in the final 30 seconds, the Pelicans guard briefly turned toward the stands with his chest bowed out. The scene stood in stark contrast to a night earlier, when Ball missed 15 of 18 shots in a...

Hield's 18 points, 11 rebounds help Kings top Thunder 103-99

May. 04, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Buddy Hield had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-99 on Tuesday night for their third straight win. It was the seventh double-double of Hield’s five-year career. He made just 5 of 16 shots,...

Bucks rally in 4th to beat Nets 124-118, clinch playoff spot

May. 04, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's late-season schedule has given the Bucks plenty of opportunities to measure themselves against the two teams they’re chasing in the Eastern Conference standings. The results have been encouraging. Giannis Antetokounmpo...

Hardaway Jr. makes 10 3's, Mavs roll past Heat 127-113

May. 04, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. spent many nights as a kid shooting on the Miami Heat court, a perk that came with his father being a star guard for the team. Clearly, it still feels like home. Hardaway Jr. made 10 3-pointers and scored 36 points,...

Booker scores 31, Suns dominate OT to beat Cavs 134-118

May. 04, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Not themselves for long stretches and struggling with a team going nowhere, the Suns finally showed up in overtime. Did they ever. “We stayed the course,” Chris Paul said. “We came out and put the game away.” ...

Hornets hold on for crucial 102-99 win over Pistons

May. 04, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — LaMelo Ball scored 23 points, including two free throws with 5.8 seconds left, and the Charlotte Hornets took another step toward the postseason with a 102-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Detroit trailed by two when rookie Killian...

National champ Baylor adds 2nd transfer guard in Bonner

May. 04, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor is adding another transfer guard. Coach Scott Drew said Tuesday night that Dale Bonner has signed with the Bears after leading Division II Fairmont State in scoring, assists and steals in each of his past two seasons at the...

Longtime Bucks broadcaster Jim Paschke announces retirement

May. 04, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jim Paschke, the Milwaukee Bucks’ television play-by-play announcer for the last 35 years, plans to retire at the end of the season. Paschke announced his decision during an interview with two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo before the...

Varejão returns to Cavs to finish season, celebrate career

May. 04, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Anderson Varejão and his healthy head of hair left Cleveland for a while. His heart remained. “It's home,” he said. “I love the city. I love the fans.” Varejão, who was traded five years ago by the Cavaliers and missed out...