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DeRozan, LaVine lead Bulls to 128-109 win over Magic

Jan. 28, 2023 21:41 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine each scored 32 points, Nikola Vucevic added 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls turned back a late rally and beat the Orlando Magic 128-109 on Saturday night. Mo Wagner led the Magic with 27 points, combining with Cole...

Irving has 32 points, Nets beat Knicks for 9th straight time

Jan. 28, 2023 21:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving grew up in New York and New Jersey, so he knows better than most whether the Knicks against the Nets is a real rivalry. “If the NBA calls it rivalry week, then it’s a rivalry,” Irving said. Only a one-sided one. ...

Embiid scores 47 as 76ers beat Jokic, Nuggets 126-119

Jan. 28, 2023 19:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid won the battle of MVP candidates with 47 points and 18 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 126-119 win over Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Jokic and Embiid have finished first and...

Curry's 35 points send Warriors past Raptors, 129-117

Jan. 28, 2023 01:52 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry had 35 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 129-117 on Friday night. The high-scoring affair was close until the Warriors pulled away with a 31-point fourth quarter, securing a sweep in the season series. ...

Timberwolves top Memphis after moment of silence for Nichols

Jan. 27, 2023 23:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 13 of his 25 points in the third quarter as Minnesota extended its lead, D’Angelo Russell added 19 points and the Timberwolves topped the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies 111-100 on Friday night. The Grizzlies took the court minutes after v...

Gilgeous-Alexander has 35, leads Thunder past Cavs 112-100

Jan. 27, 2023 23:30 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 35 points, his fourth consecutive game with at least 30, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-100 on Friday night. Gilgeous-Alexander made 12 of 21 shots and added eight assists and five rebounds. Jalen...

Heat rally again, top Magic 110-105 to close 3-0 homestand

Jan. 27, 2023 23:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo has a theory. All these close games that the Miami Heat are playing now, in his mind, are providing valuable lessons to draw upon later this season. And the fact that they're winning a lot of those games right now is an added bonus. Jimmy...

Grizzlies, other NBA teams speak out on Tyre Nichols' death

Jan. 27, 2023 23:06 PM EST

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins watched a televised interview on Friday of Tyre Nichols’ mother speaking about the loss of her son, and lost control of his emotions. “I cried,” Jenkins said. The outrage, frustration, sadness and anger was evident around...

Antetokounmpo scores 41 points, Bucks beat Pacers 141-131

Jan. 27, 2023 22:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the Milwaukee Bucks needed a steadying presence Friday night at Indiana, Giannis Antetokounmpo provided it — even from the free-throw line. The Eastern Conference All-Star captain finished with 41 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and made five of eight...

Curry, Embiid fined $25,000 by NBA for actions on court

Jan. 27, 2023 20:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined Stephen Curry and Joel Embiid $25,000 apiece Friday for actions on the court. Curry was penalized for throwing his mouthpiece into the crowd late in Golden State's 122-120 home victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. The All-Star guard...