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Doncic scores 28 in 26 minutes, Mavs rout Pelicans 130-84

Dec. 7, 2019 6:33 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — With Kristaps Porzingis joining Luka Doncic in the Dallas lineup this season, the Mavericks expected to be better. But Boban Marjanovic? Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes, Porzingis had 13 points and the 1,500th rebound of his career and Marjanovic had season highs of 15 points and 16...

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...

A new role for Steve Kerr: He gets to teach this season

Dec. 3, 2019 2:20 AM EST

Steve Kerr is teaching. And learning. That is his silver lining from this season. After five consecutive years of being No. 1 in the Western Conference — and ending up as NBA champions in three of those seasons — the Warriors are at the bottom of the league. Everyone knows why: Kevin Durant left,...

Draws take place for Olympic basketball qualifying tourneys

Nov. 27, 2019 9:45 AM EST

If Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to compete in the Olympics next summer, Greece will have to win a few games in Canada first. The draws to see which countries will grab the remaining basketball berths in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — four men’s spots and 10 women’s spots in the 12-team fields...

James leads Lakers past struggling Spurs, 114-104

Nov. 26, 2019 12:21 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs were struggling to contain LeBron James in the fourth quarter and DeMar DeRozan knew firsthand San Antonio’s best chance against King James is to hope he misses. Keep hoping. James had 33 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers won in San Antonio for the second...

Doncic has 33 first-half points, Mavs hammer Warriors 142-94

Nov. 20, 2019 11:19 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The front of their jerseys said “San Francisco” and the names on the back weren’t the same Golden State Warriors that reached the past five NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks took full advantage. Luka Doncic scored 33 of his 35 points in the first half and had yet another...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s Cup Series championship

Nov. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Kyle Busch has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, giving team owner Joe Gibbs his fifth title. Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut and clinched his second title in five years...

Bill Russell finally accepts Basketball Hall of Fame ring

Nov. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Bill Russell finally accepted his Basketball Hall of Fame ring. The 11-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champ said on Twitter on Friday that he was presented with his Hall of Fame ring in a private ceremony. The 85-year-old Boston Celtics...

Ayesha Curry Thanksgiving recipe debuts on Google Assistant

Nov. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ayesha Curry is used to a holiday on the road with lots of people, but with three-time NBA champion Steph Curry sidelined due to injury, the family is planning to have a much more intimate celebration at home — and she’s looking forward to it. “This is the first...

Lakers beat Warriors 120-94, improve to 9-2

Nov. 14, 2019 5:09 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No Anthony Davis for the first time this season, no problem for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists in three quarters, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee dominated the middle, and the Lakers rolled past the hobbled Golden State Warriors 120-94 on Wednesday night....