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Towns has 33 points, 23 boards to lift Wolves over Memphis

Mar. 23, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A night after they were eliminated from playoff contention, the Minnesota Timberwolves at least ended a difficult skid. Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 23 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-99 on Saturday night, ending a five-game slide that matched...

Gobert leads Jazz to 114-83 romp over Bulls

Mar. 23, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Jazz got a slap in the face a couple nights earlier and answered with quite a punch. Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Utah rolled to one of its most lopsided wins of the season, beating the Chicago Bulls 114-83 Saturday night. The 31-point margin of victory was just three...

Young's last-second jumper lifts Hawks past 76ers 129-127

Mar. 23, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young wants to be known as a player his Atlanta teammates can look to when the game is on the line. The rookie made the most of his chance to be that go-to player. Young scored 32 points, including a last-second, go-ahead floater, to give the Hawks a 129-127 win over Philadelphia on...

Doncic records triple-double, Mavericks beat Warriors 126-91

Mar. 23, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luka Doncic had a triple-double, Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-best 21 points in a rare start and the Dallas Mavericks capitalized on Stephen Curry's absence to beat the Golden State Warriors 126-91 on Saturday night. Golden State dropped out of the top seed in the Western Conference...

With Curry resting, Doncic and Dirk lift Mavs over Warriors

Mar. 23, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luka Doncic had a triple-double, Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-best 21 points in a rare start and the Dallas Mavericks capitalized on Stephen Curry's absence to beat the Golden State Warriors 126-91 on Saturday night. Golden State dropped out of the top seed in the Western Conference...

Dwyane Wade scores 20 points, Heat beat Wizards 113-108

Mar. 23, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Miami Heat nearing the end of a grueling but successful stretch, they turned to their closer yet again. Dwyane Wade scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Heat remain alone in eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 113-108 win over the Washington Wizards...

Walker sparks late rally, Hornets beat Boston 124-117

Mar. 23, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte had three veterans out of action and three first- or second-year players in the lineup down the stretch. The Hornets hardly looked like a team capable of rallying from an 18-point deficit against the Boston Celtics. But that is exactly what the Hornets did. Kemba Walker...

Bulls shut down Carter Jr., Hutchison for rest of season

Mar. 23, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have ruled out injured rookies Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison for the remainder of the season, and might soon do the same with Otto Porter Jr. Executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson says the Bulls have "run out of time" on Carter (left...

Joshua Kushner purchases minority stake in Memphis Grizzlies

Mar. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joshua Kushner, the brother of President Trump's son-in-law, has purchased a minority stake in the Memphis Grizzlies. A Grizzlies team spokesman has confirmed that Kushner and Brandon Arrindell "recently, in their respective individual capacities" purchased minority stakes in the...

Timberwolves: Rose has surgery to remove elbow bone chips

Mar. 23, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. The Timberwolves announced Saturday that Rose had the procedure done at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Wolves previously said Rose was unlikely to play...