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Osman ties career high with 29 points, Cavs rout Clippers

Jan. 29, 2023 21:43 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cedi Osman tied his career high with 29 points while making all seven of his shots from behind the arc and the Cleveland Cavaliers built a 40-point lead on their way to a 122-99 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. All-Star starter Donovan Mitchell had...

Grizzlies use Morant's triple-double, rally to beat Pacers

Jan. 29, 2023 20:54 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 27 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 28 points and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a lackluster first half to defeat the Indiana Pacers 112-100 on Sunday. Brandon Clarke had 13 points, hitting all five of his shots as...

Turner agrees to stay with Pacers on 2-year extension

Jan. 29, 2023 19:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Myles Turner is staying with the Indiana Pacers a while longer. The two-time NBA blocks champion has agreed to a two-year contract extension, keeping Indiana's starting five intact through next season. Terms of the deal have not been released but The Athletic...

Referees' union says James was fouled on controversial play

Jan. 29, 2023 17:42 PM EST

The National Basketball Referees Association said Sunday that LeBron James was fouled on the last play of regulation in the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Boston Celtics. The NBA office also confirmed for the second time that a foul should have been called. ...

Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James' pursuit of NBA record

Jan. 29, 2023 17:35 PM EST

A look at LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984: Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387. James points: 38,271. Difference: 116 points. James’ latest game:...

Rozier, Washington help Hornets rally past Heat 122-117

Jan. 29, 2023 16:40 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 31 points, P.J. Washington had 27 and the Charlotte Hornets stopped Miami's three-game win streak with a 122-117 victory over the Heat on Sunday. LaMelo Ball scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Charlotte improved to 7-16 at...

Brown forces OT, Celtics snap skid by beating LA 125-121

Jan. 29, 2023 09:17 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lakers guard Patrick Beverley grabbed a courtside camera in an effort to show referee Eric Lewis what everyone who'd watched the replay already knew: LeBron James was fouled on his missed layup at the end of regulation. Instead of getting the call, Beverley drew a...

Achiuwa leads Raptors to 123-105 win over Trail Blazers

Jan. 29, 2023 01:49 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Precious Achiuwa scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in place of the injured OG Anunoby to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 123-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and Gary Trent Jr. added 19 against...

Jazz hold off late rally, beat Doncic-less Mavericks 108-100

Jan. 29, 2023 00:47 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points, Malik Beasley added 19 and the Utah Jazz took advantage of Dallas star Luka Doncic’s absence to beat the Mavericks 108-100 on Saturday night. Doncic sat out because of a sprained left ankle. Jordan Clarkson...

Gafford double-double leads Wizards past Pelicans 113-103

Jan. 29, 2023 00:26 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Daniel Gafford had a season-high 21 points to go with 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Washington Wizards beat the reeling New Orleans Pelicans 113-103 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. “No matter what, I just kept playing," said...