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Ewing wins big again at MSG, Hoyas knock off No. 22 Texas

Nov. 21, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mac McClung scored 19 points to help give coach Patrick Ewing another signature moment at Madison Square Garden, leading Georgetown to an 82-66 victory over No. 22 Texas on Thursday night. The Hoyas (4-1) used a 12-0 run early in the second half that rallied the crowd and had "Let's go...

Trailblazing basketball player of Japanese descent dies

Nov. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wataru "Wat" Misaka, the first player of Japanese descent to play in the league that was the predecessor to the NBA, has died. He was 95. The University of Utah athletic department said in a news release Thursday that Misaka died Wednesday in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Ogden, Utah....

Johnson’s 22 leads Florida to 70-62 win over Hawks

Nov. 21, 2019 5:17 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Keyontae Johnson saw Florida’s big lead shrink to almost nothing in the final minute. He made sure his teammates didn’t let this one get away from the Gators. Johnson had a career-high 22 points to lead the Gators to a 70-62 victory over Saint Joseph’s at the...

Bucks star Antetokounmpo suing home remodeling contractor

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is suing a home remodeling contractor he says failed to perform the work for which he was hired. The lawsuit says Antetokounmpo hired David Gonzalez, of Cedarburg, to do some remodeling work at his suburban Milwaukee home. The work included...

Clippers edge Celtics 107-104 in OT with Leonard and George

Nov. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Lou Williams on the court, the Boston Celtics had to pick someone to leave unguarded. They chose Patrick Beverley and he made them pay. Beverley shined on both ends, playing his usual ornery defense while scoring 14 points and grabbing a career-high 16...

Popovich, Spurs on 7-game losing streak; worst since 1996-97

Nov. 21, 2019 2:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forgive Gregg Popovich for not being in much of a mood to discuss the current state of the San Antonio Spurs. Fact is, he’s just not used to losing like this. Here’s how long it’s been since the Spurs dropped seven games in a row, the way they now have after DeMar...

Jokic, Nuggets bottle up Harden and Rockets in 105-95 win

Nov. 21, 2019 12:52 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Rule No. 1 in defending James Harden: Throw different looks at him. Rule No. 2: See above. At least, that was Denver’s highly effective blueprint. Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Denver played smothering defense on Harden and the Nuggets beat Houston 105-95 on Wednesday...

Markkanen scores 24, Bulls beat Pistons 109-89

Nov. 20, 2019 11:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling with his shot for weeks, Lauri Markkanen said busting out of a slump Wednesday night was as simple as seeing the ball go through the basket. “The shot’s been feeling good the whole time,” he said. “That’s why it was frustrating to see it...

Antetokounmpo, Bledsoe spark Bucks to win over Hawks

Nov. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t concerned that the Milwaukee Bucks let the Atlanta Hawks back in the game late in the fourth quarter. What mattered to Antetokounmpo was another road win for his streaking team. “If you want to be a really good team in this league, you’ve got...

Bogdanovic scores 30 points, Jazz beat T-Wolves 103-95

Nov. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the second time in three nights, the Utah Jazz watched the Minnesota Timberwolves fire away from 3-point range. The result was different this time. With the Wolves misfiring on 31 of their 45 attempts from the perimeter Wednesday night, Bojan Bogdanovic and Donovan Mitchell led a...