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Adebayo, Cain lead Heat over Durant, Simmons and Nets

Oct. 07, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 17 points, undrafted rookie Jamal Cain added 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-80 on Thursday night. Kevin Durant led Brooklyn with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 26 minutes. Ben Simmons had four points and...

Wembanyama's 2-game Las Vegas exhibition stay ends with win

Oct. 06, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Victor Wembanyama blocked a shot Thursday afternoon, ran to the other end of the court, went airborne from just inside the foul line, corralled an alley-oop pass with one hand and slammed home a dunk. The entire sequence lasted eight seconds. ...

Warriors' Draymond Green apologizes for fight with teammate

Oct. 06, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green apologized to the team a day after fighting with teammate Jordan Poole during practice, general manager Bob Myers said. Poole practiced Thursday while Green didn't, and Myers said any potential discipline would be...

Malika Andrews to host ESPN 'NBA Countdown' shows

Oct. 06, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malika Andrews and the crew from “NBA Today” will have a bigger profile this season. Andrews will host the “NBA Countdown” studio show that airs during Wednesday games. Andrews will be joined by analysts Richard Jefferson, Chiney Ogwumike and Kendrick...

LeBron in Vegas? He makes an expansion pitch to Adam Silver

Oct. 06, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LeBron James came to Las Vegas for a preseason game. And a pitch. James, who has spoken in the past about wanting to eventually own an NBA franchise — with Las Vegas on his mind — has sent another crystal-clear message to Commissioner Adam Silver, reminding him...

Wizards' Kispert out 4-6 weeks with sprained left ankle

Oct. 05, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corey Kispert is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a sprained left ankle, the Washington Wizards announced Wednesday. Kispert stepped on an opponent's foot during Sunday's preseason game in Japan against the Golden State Warriors. The...

Simmons, Kawhi, Jamal Murray back among NBA happy returns

Oct. 04, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons streaked behind the defense and caught a pass in transition that he dunked. About a minute later, he fired a cross-court pass to a Brooklyn Nets teammate for a 3-pointer. Those were the types of plays the Philadelphia 76ers had seen many times before. ...

Brown, Tatum, 3-point shooting leads Celtics past Hornets

Oct. 03, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 24 points and Jayson Tatum added 16 on Sunday as the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics opened under new coach Joe Mazzulla with a preseason 134-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Sam Hauser finished with 14 points for Boston,...

Nuggets sign GM Calvin Booth to multiyear extension

Oct. 02, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets agreed to a multiyear contract extension with general manager Calvin Booth on Sunday. Booth, 46, is in his sixth season with the franchise. He started in 2017 as an assistant general manager before being promoted to GM in 2020. ...

Agent: Pelicans, Nance Jr agree to 2-year, $21.6M extension

Oct. 01, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans and forward Larry Nance Jr. have agreed to a two-year extension worth $21.6 million, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Saturday. “Larry has fallen in love with New Orleans and the entire Pelicans organization — front office, coaching,...