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Brown, Tatum, 3-point shooting leads Celtics past Hornets

Oct. 03, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 24 points and Jayson Tatum added 16 on Sunday as the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics opened under new coach Joe Mazzulla with a preseason 134-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Sam Hauser finished with 14 points for Boston,...

Nuggets sign GM Calvin Booth to multiyear extension

Oct. 02, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets agreed to a multiyear contract extension with general manager Calvin Booth on Sunday. Booth, 46, is in his sixth season with the franchise. He started in 2017 as an assistant general manager before being promoted to GM in 2020. ...

Agent: Pelicans, Nance Jr agree to 2-year, $21.6M extension

Oct. 01, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans and forward Larry Nance Jr. have agreed to a two-year extension worth $21.6 million, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Saturday. “Larry has fallen in love with New Orleans and the entire Pelicans organization — front office, coaching,...

Grizzlies sign center Steven Adams to multiyear extension

Oct. 01, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies gave center Steven Adams a multiyear contract extension Saturday after the center's strong first season with the team. Adams averaged career highs of 10.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists to go with his 6.9 points per game in 76 games after being...

Rockets and Thunder complete multiplayer trade

Oct. 01, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets traded Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss and David Nwaba to Oklahoma City for Derrick Favors, Maurice Harkless, Ty Jerome, Théo Maledon and a second-round draft pick in 2026. Favors, who was the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, has...

Wiseman stars as Warriors, Wizards open preseason in Tokyo

Oct. 01, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — James Wiseman, who missed all of last season while rehabilitating after a knee injury, scored 20 points Friday as the defending champion Golden State Warriors defeated the Washington Wizards 96-87 to open the NBA preseason. Wiseman played 24 minutes, connecting on...

NBA returning briefly to Seattle; questions of future loom

Sep. 30, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An NBA preseason game may not seem like a benchmark moment, even in a basketball-hungry city like Seattle, but Jamal Crawford believes there's value even in an exhibition. “It reignites a whole new generation of kids who need to see this,” said Crawford, a...

Harden knows he's no longer the man in Philadelphia

Sep. 30, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James Harden and Joel Embiid are beefing over who has been the most unbeatable Sixer during 1-on-1 competition at training camp. The smack talk escalated this week after a recent practice, each one badgering the other over who really is the alpha dog in Philly. ...

Thunder rookie Holmgren learns ways of NBA while on the mend

Sep. 29, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren is experiencing the rehab process for the first time. The No. 2 pick in the 2022 NBA draft suffered a right foot injury during a pro-am game in August while defending as LeBron James drove to the basket on a fast break. He had...

Warriors-Wizards games in Japan to woo NBA fans, sponsors

Sep. 29, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Before Stephen Curry makes a single 3-pointer, before Rui Hachimura gets his first ovation from Japanese fans who came to cheer one of their own, the NBA Japan Games are already a huge win in one regard. The money. Big money is riding on — and getting...