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Stephen Curry scores 45, Warriors hold off Clippers 115-113

Oct. 22, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry raised his arms, waved to acknowledge the adoring fans as shot after shot dropped through the net and screamed in celebration — no trash about it. Curry hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds remaining to follow up a 30-footer...

Herro scores 27 points, Heat rout Bucks 137-95 in opener

Oct. 21, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Only one thing went wrong for the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Udonis Haslem voted no. The rest went as well as anyone could have expected. Tyler Herro scored 27 points in 24 minutes off the bench, Jimmy Butler added 21 and the Miami...

The top 75 — plus 1 — players in NBA history are revealed

Oct. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

For the NBA’s 75th anniversary team, 75 players weren’t enough. The league needed 76 instead. The top 75 players in NBA history — and one more because of a tie in the voting — have been revealed, a group that has combined to win 158 NBA...

Jokic scores 27 points, Nuggets beat Suns 110-98

Oct. 21, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nikola Jokic was up to his old tricks Wednesday night, scoring on a crafty array of hook shots, 3-pointers and flat-footed jumpers. In short, the reigning MVP still looks a lot like an MVP. The 6-foot-11 Serbian poured in 27 points...

Bucks begin title defense with 127-104 victory over Nets

Oct. 19, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks didn't let the celebration of the franchise's first NBA championship in half a century distract them as they opened their title defense. In his first game since scoring 50 points in a title-clinching Game 6...

Pistons rule out Cade Cunningham for opener against Bulls

Oct. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham has been ruled out of the team's season-opening game against the Chicago Bulls due to a sprained right ankle. Detroit will host the Bulls on Wednesday night without Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft....

Holiday leaves Bucks' season opener with bruised right heel

Oct. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday left the defending champions’ season opener Tuesday night with a bruised right heel. Holiday had scored 12 points before leaving in the second quarter of Milwaukee’s game with the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks announced...

Staying a Sixer: Simmons' fate looms large in Philadelphia

Oct. 19, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and the team he led to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season put their hands together in the middle of a huddle at the end of practice and counted off, “1-2-3! Together!” Lingering outside the...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

NBA preview: Silver says he hopes Irving gets vaccinated

Oct. 18, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

Adam Silver, the basketball fan, would prefer to see Kyrie Irving on the court again with the Brooklyn Nets as soon as possible. Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would prefer to see Irving vaccinated. Silver said Monday he hopes Irving — one of...