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LeBron, Giannis chosen as captains for NBA All-Star Game

Jan. 26, 2023 19:39 PM EST

LeBron James is closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA career scoring record. And now, he has caught Abdul-Jabbar on another page of the All-Star record book. James was announced Thursday as an NBA All-Star for the 19th time, the Los Angeles Lakers’ star tying Abdul-Jabbar for...

Warriors' Green, others sacrifice minutes to boost backups

Jan. 26, 2023 18:48 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green dribbles the ball up court and takes charge of Golden State’s backups, directing two-way teammate Anthony Lamb on the wing, dishing the ball to Donte DiVincenzo or finding Jonathan Kuminga down low. The move Warriors coach Steve Kerr made with...

Lillard has season-high 60 points, Blazers beat Jazz 134-124

Jan. 26, 2023 18:44 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — No offense to the Utah Jazz, but Damian Lillard said scoring 60 points against them was fairly simple. Not easy, just simple. Lillard had a season-high 60 points, hitting nine 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Jazz 134-124 on Wednesday night....

Poole beats buzzer with layup, lifts Warriors past Grizzlies

Jan. 26, 2023 02:55 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry threw his mouthpiece into the seats in frustration and got tossed himself for the surprising episode late in the game. And the Golden State Warriors still pulled off a wild one against the nemesis Memphis Grizzlies. Jordan Poole...

Davis scores 21 points in return as Lakers defeat Spurs

Jan. 26, 2023 02:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are starting to get key pieces of their lineup back as he makes his push toward becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer. Anthony Davis scored 21 points in his return from a right foot injury and Rui Hachimura added 12 in...

Pelicans' Ingram rusty in return from 2-month absence

Jan. 26, 2023 01:22 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram dribbled with his back to the basket near the baseline, then suddenly rose from the court in a spinning motion as he let fly a turnaround fade. Twice, Ingram made shots like that in what was his first game in two months. In between, however, there...

Pascal Siakam scores 26, Raptors top Pacific-leading Kings

Jan. 26, 2023 00:58 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Pacific Division-leading Sacramento Kings 113-95 on Wednesday night. “I like him shooting all those perimeter shots,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Siakam. “He just got...

Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James' pursuit of NBA record

Jan. 26, 2023 00:55 AM EST

A look at LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984: Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387. James points: 38,230. Difference: 157 points. James’ latest game:...

Timberwolves spoil Ingram's return, top Pelicans 111-102

Jan. 26, 2023 00:24 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves looked unfazed by the long-awaited return of one New Orleans' star players or the Pelicans' mounting urgency to win. Anthony Edwards scored 37 points, Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the Timberwolves spoiled Brandon...

Young's 33 points, 11 assists lead Hawks past Thunder

Jan. 25, 2023 23:52 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Trae Young felt right at home in Oklahoma City against the Thunder. The high-scoring Atlanta Hawks guard grew up in nearby Norman, Oklahoma, and played his one season of college ball at the University of Oklahoma. Thunder fans cheered when Young was introduced...