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Nikola Jokic has 21 points, 16 assists, Nuggets hold off Suns 119-111

Dec. 02, 2023 01:52 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Nikola Jokic looked content to spend most of his Friday night facilitating, setting up baskets with passes left and right as the Denver Nuggets built a big first-half lead. By late in the fourth quarter, that advantage had nearly vanished. That's when the two-time...

Kevin Durant becomes No. 10 scorer in NBA history, passing Moses Malone

Dec. 02, 2023 01:50 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant sometimes spends idle time surfing YouTube, checking out old clips of NBA greats. The 35-year-old continues to earn his spot among them. Durant moved into 10th place on the NBA's career scoring list Friday night, passing Moses Malone in...

With Jayson Tatum ejected late in 3rd quarter, Celtics beat 76ers 125-119

Dec. 01, 2023 23:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum insists he didn't lose swear or lose his temper. He still wound up watching the end of the game from Boston's locker room. Tatum scored 21 points before he was ejected for arguing a foul call near the end of the third quarter, and the Celtics went on...

With Wembanyama out for San Antonio, Pelicans extend Spurs' skid to 14 games

Dec. 01, 2023 23:41 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Jonas Valanciunas asserting himself near the basket and Trey Murphy hitting timely 3-pointers in his first appearance of the season, the New Orleans Pelicans didn't need big games from usual top scorers Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. It also helped that...

Brunson scores 22 points as Knicks beat Raptors 119-106 to win 3rd straight

Dec. 01, 2023 23:08 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Jalen Brunson had 22 points, Josh Hart scored 15 of his 17 in the third quarter and the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Raptors 119-106 on Friday night to match a season high with their third straight win. Julius Randle had 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as...

Wagner, Banchero lead Magic to win over Wizards for ninth straight victory

Dec. 01, 2023 23:05 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Franz Wagner scored 31 points, Paolo Banchero had 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and the Orlando Magic beat the Washington Wizards 130-125 Friday night to tie a franchise record with their ninth straight victory. It was the third straight 30-point...

Bane scores 30 points, depleted Grizzlies beat Mavs 108-94 with Doncic out for personal reasons

Dec. 01, 2023 22:57 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Desmond Bane scored 30 points and the depleted Memphis Grizzlies won consecutive games for the first time this season, beating Dallas 108-94 on Friday night with Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic out for personal reasons. Kyrie Irving struggled early in the absence of...

Celtics' Jayson Tatum ejected for arguing foul call vs. Sixers

Dec. 01, 2023 21:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum was ejected from Friday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers for arguing a call at the end of the third quarter. Tatum had also picked up a technical in the first quarter. The four-time All-Star had 21 points,...

Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey out for Sixers vs. Celtics

Dec. 01, 2023 20:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers were without reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid and guard Tyrese Maxey, their top two scorers, for Friday night’s game against the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics. Both players were listed as having an illness. Nicolas Batum (finger),...

Victor Wembanyama will miss Spurs' game Friday in New Orleans with hip tightness

Dec. 01, 2023 15:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Victor Wembanyama has been ruled out of San Antonio's game against New Orleans on Friday because of right hip tightness, the first time that the highly touted rookie will sit for a contest this season. The No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft averaged 19.3 points and 9.7...