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Donovan Mitchell leads Jazz past Pelicans, 127-105

Nov. 28, 2021 00:57 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 127-105 on Saturday night. Mike Conley and Jordan Clarkson had 20 points apiece for the Jazz and Joe Ingles added 15 while making...

Bradley Beal scores 26 points, Wizards beat Mavs 120-114

Nov. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 26 points, Kyle Kuzma had 10 of his 22 in the fourth quarter and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored the clinching four points in the closing seconds in the Washington Wizards’ 120-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. ...

Suns extend win streak to 16 with 113-107 victory over Nets

Nov. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A chance to match franchise history and take a spot atop the NBA is waiting for the Phoenix Suns. They have loftier aspirations than those, but want them anyway. “Obviously, everybody knows the ultimate goal is to win a...

Rockets beat Hornets in OT for 2nd straight win after skid

Nov. 28, 2021 00:11 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Wood scored a career-high 33 points and had 16 rebounds to help the Houston Rockets beat the Charlotte Hornets 146-143 in overtime on Saturday night. The Rockets have won two straight after a 15-game losing streak. “It...

Kyle Lowry scores 19 points, Heat beat Bulls 107-104

Nov. 27, 2021 23:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 19 points, Jimmy Butler added 18 and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 107-104 on Saturday night. Gabe Vincent made four three-pointers and had 20 off the bench, 16 in the fourth quarter, and Bam Adebayo added nine points, six...

Darius Garland scores 26 points, Cavaliers beat Magic 105-92

Nov. 27, 2021 23:15 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland scored a season-high 26 points, rookie Evan Mobley had 13 points in his return from a sprained right elbow and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 105-92 on Saturday night. Mobley missed four games after getting entangled with...

Timberwolves spoil Embiid's 76ers return with 2OT victory

Nov. 27, 2021 23:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 35 points and had a decisive steal and assist in the final seconds of the second overtime in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 121-120 victory over Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Embiid had 42 points...

Alec Burks, Evan Fournier spark Knicks past Hawks, 99-90

Nov. 27, 2021 22:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Alec Burks scored 23 points, Evan Fournier added 20 and the New York Knicks beat the Hawks 99-90 on Saturday night, snapping Atlanta’s seven-game winning streak. Burks, starting with Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose nursing injuries, hit three of his four...

76ers' Joel Embiid returns after 9-game COVID-19 absence

Nov. 27, 2021 18:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid returned Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing nine games because of COVID-19 protocols. The four-time All-Star hadn’t played since Nov. 6, with the 76ers going 2-7 without him. Embiid...

Fox, Hield lead Kings over Lakers 141-137 in triple OT

Nov. 27, 2021 02:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alvin Gentry said when he became Sacramento's interim coach that it was going to take everyone if the Kings were going to stop their season from spiraling out of control. On Friday night, they got plenty of contributions up and down the roster. Seven...