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Morris leads Knicks past Warriors in OT to snap 10-game skid

Dec. 12, 2019 3:07 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr liked the comeback attempt he saw Wednesday night from his young Golden State team. That sort of effort just isn’t paying off in the win column. Marcus Morris scored a season-high 36 points and the New York Knicks held off Golden State 124-122 in...

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...

Kings storm back in 4th quarter to stun Thunder, 94-93

Dec. 12, 2019 2:00 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield was upset about not getting a foul call when Oklahoma City double-teamed him in the final seconds while he was attempting to get free for a shot. When no whistle blew, Hield calmed down and passed the ball to Sacramento teammate Bogdan Bogdanovic. "I found the best...

Bucks win 16th straight despite missing Antetokounmpo

Dec. 12, 2019 1:21 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — No Giannis was no problem for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out but the Bucks kept on rolling, getting 29 points from Eric Bledsoe and 24 from Khris Middleton in a 127-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans that extended their...

Harden scores 55, Rockets withstand scare from Cavaliers

Dec. 12, 2019 1:03 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — James Harden dropped another one of those demoralizing step-back 3-pointers that have made him famous, causing Cavaliers rookie Kevin Porter Jr. to look at Cleveland's bench for help. Nothing could be done. “He made a lot of shots you can't do anything about,” Porter said. A...

Brooks, Jackson lead Grizzlies over Suns 115-108

Dec. 12, 2019 12:43 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Ja Morant had a quiet game by his standards but found himself on the perimeter with 45 seconds remaining, ball in hand and his Grizzlies clinging to a four-point lead. The 6-foot-3 guard dribbled a few times and then blew past Phoenix's 6-foot-10 forward Aron Baynes, who desperately...

LaVine scores 35 in three quarters, Bulls rout Hawks 136-102

Dec. 11, 2019 11:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine believes he needs to be a dependable fourth-quarter scorer for the Chicago Bulls to have success. Against Atlanta on Wednesday night, though, he was happy being a spectator. LaVine scored 35 points in three quarters, Lauri Markkanen added 22 and Chicago snapped a three-game...

Mitchell, Jazz hand Wolves 6th straight loss, 127-116

Dec. 11, 2019 11:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With energy on defense and ample shot sharing on the other end, the Utah Jazz discovered the pick-me-up they needed in Minnesota. The Timberwolves would be wise to take notes. Donovan Mitchell had 30 points and six assists, Joe Ingles pitched in a season-high 23 points and the Jazz won...

Leonard scores 24 points as Clippers beat Raptors 112-92

Dec. 11, 2019 11:32 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard got his ring, and the Los Angeles Clippers got another win. 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...

Graham scores 40, Hornets rally to beat Nets 113-108

Dec. 11, 2019 11:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Devonte' Graham was having the best night of his career, making it easy for his coach to call plays. "That's just good coaching, right? Brilliant, right? Find Devonte' Graham," Hornets coach James Borrego joked. “I learned from Pop (Gregg Popovich) that's a good move. He was...