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Lakers debut their new 'Big 3' in 111-99 loss to Warriors

Oct. 13, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr is a curious as any NBA observer to see how former league MVP Russell Westbrook blends with incumbent Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis as part of the latest “Big Three” to chase a championship together in Los Angeles. ...

Celtics guard Jaylen Brown tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 08, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and will miss the team's exhibition game against the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics said he was asymptomatic and entering isolation. The third overall pick in the...

What to watch in the NBA, as training camps are set to open

Sep. 28, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

The first practices of the season in the NBA are here, with teams set to hit the floor on Tuesday to formally begin getting ready for the 2021-22 campaign. A six-pack of things to watch as things get started: THE CHAMPS Milwaukee...

Lowry begins anew in Miami, ready for 1st practice with Heat

Sep. 27, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry posed for pictures with new Miami Heat teammates Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler. He chatted up some new teammates for the first time. And he struggled a bit trying to remember the names of various people he was meeting, a task that proved challenging since most were...

Bulls sign former Raptors F Stanley Johnson, 4 more players

Sep. 08, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls signed former Toronto Raptors forward Stanley Johnson on Wednesday. They also announced deals with free agent forwards Tyler Cook and Alize Johnson and guards Matt Thomas and Ethan Thompson. Stanley Johnson averaged...

NBA schedule for 75th anniversary season has nods to history

Aug. 20, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

The full schedule for the NBA’s 75th anniversary season was released Friday, highlighted in part by what will be a yearlong tribute to some of the key moments in league history. Opening night is Oct. 19. It’s back to a normal schedule for the NBA, with all teams...

Mays has 26 points, Hawks finish strong to beat Heat 94-90

Aug. 15, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Skylar Mays had 26 points and nine assists and the Atlanta Hawks closed with a 13-2 run for a 94-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night in the NBA Summer League. Jalen Johnson, the Hawks’ first-round pick, had 25 points and seven rebounds....

Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul move quickly in NBA free agency

Aug. 03, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

Point guards got big money to open the NBA's free agency period. Kyle Lowry is headed to the Miami Heat, Lonzo Ball is on his way to the Chicago Bulls, while Phoenix's Chris Paul and Utah's Mike Conley landed lucrative deals to remain with their current teams. The...

Raptors take Florida State's Scottie Barnes with 4th pick

Jul. 30, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Scottie Barnes hopes to achieve greatness in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors believe he’s got it in him. The Raptors selected the 6-foot-9 Florida State forward with the fourth pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. Boasting a nearly...