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Analysis: Dwight Howard thriving in his smallest role yet

Dec. 12, 2019 2:46 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There were still a few boos when Dwight Howard checked into the game in Orlando for the first time, a few reminders of how every Magic fan still hasn’t forgotten or forgiven him for the way his stint with his first team ended. He doesn’t mind anymore. There was a time...

James leads Lakers past Magic 96-87

Dec. 11, 2019 10:52 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James has made a career out of carrying his team through tough stretches, and in his 17th season, he hasn’t lost a step. James had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his sixth triple-double this season, helping the Los Angeles Lakers to a 96-87 win over the Orlando...

Leonard back in Toronto, leads Clippers past Raptors 112-92

Dec. 11, 2019 10:41 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in his return to Toronto, Lou Williams had 18 and the Clippers won their third straight game Wednesday, beating the slumping Raptors 112-92. Maurice Harkless scored 14 points and Paul George had 13 as the Clippers evened their road record at 6-6. Before the...

Lizzo claps back with gratitude after twerking controversy

Dec. 10, 2019 1:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo is going to keep doing Lizzo after social media exploded with fat shaming over her exposed, thong-covered backside as she danced at a Los Angeles Lakers game while the team's cheerleaders performed to her hit “Juice.” The singer-rapper got up and twerked, revealing a cut...

Barrett was warned about life in the NBA and Knicks deliver

Dec. 10, 2019 3:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett was asked to explain something that would have been unusual to a 10-year veteran, let alone someone who had played 21 NBA games. Was it strange to have a coach run practice, only to fire him after it ended? “I mean, I have no idea. I just got here," Barrett said. “I...

Bucks top Magic for 15th straight win; Antetokounmpo gets 32

Dec. 9, 2019 11:32 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After outscoring opponents by an average of 34 points in their previous four games, the Milwaukee Bucks found out right away things would be tougher Monday when their first two shots were blocked. That slowed the Bucks down, but they still can’t be stopped. Giannis Antetokounmpo had...

Davis scores 50, powers Lakers to 142-125 win over T-Wolves

Dec. 9, 2019 2:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a long floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the first time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The shot that got him to the half-century mark was hardly representative of the work that preceded it. Davis had a relentless series of fast-break points, second-chance...

Anthony Davis has 39 and Lakers rout the Blazers 136-113.

Dec. 7, 2019 2:18 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While Anthony Davis may have been feeling a bit under the weather recently, it certainly didn't show against Portland. Davis scored 39 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Blazers 136-113 on Friday night. “You see what he did on this road trip being sick? And...

Woman seeks dismissal of lawsuit against Luke Walton

Dec. 5, 2019 6:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former sportscaster Kelli Tennant is seeking dismissal of her sexual assault lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, a court document shows. The request for dismissal of the civil case was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The dismissal form did not include...

Analysis: The Lakers are rolling, but don't forget the Bucks

Dec. 5, 2019 2:43 PM EST

No team in the NBA has a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers, who are off to a 19-3 start. LeBron James looks very much like an MVP candidate. They are grabbing headlines almost every night. There is a buzz around them again. The Lakers have been so good, in fact, that they've manage to cast a shadow over...