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Analysis: Pop's still coaching because he's still having fun

Oct. 26, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

The final buzzer sounded at the Tokyo Olympics, the gold medal for the U.S. was won and Gregg Popovich held his emotions in check for at least a couple of minutes. He shook hands with France coach Vincent Collet. He consoled some of the French players who had to settle...

'Home' race just like Formula One season for Haas: A clunker

Oct. 26, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As home races go, the U.S. Grand Prix was just like the rest of the season for Haas F1. A clunker. The only Formula One team owned by an American finished last again. Its two cars, driven by rookies Mick Schumacher and Nikita...

Kennard has 23, Clippers rout Blazers 116-86 for 1st win

Oct. 26, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Kennard scored 23 points, tying his career high with six 3-pointers, and Los Angeles ran away early to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-86 for the Clippers' first win of the season on Monday night. “If I make two or three in a row, I’m...

Love, Allen guide Cavaliers to 99-87 win over Nuggets

Oct. 26, 2021 00:47 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The tempers briefly flared between feisty guards Ricky Rubio and Facundo Campazzo as both got in each other's face late in the third quarter. Nothing happened besides a stare down. All it did was help ignite Cleveland's big win. Kevin...

Pelicans snap 3-game skid with 107-98 win over Timberwolves

Oct. 26, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 27 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and a career-high 23 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a season-opening three-game losing streak with a 107-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. ...

Tatum scores 41 points as Celtics beat Hornets 140-129 in OT

Oct. 25, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored a season-high 41 points, Jaylen Brown added 30, including an emphatic dunk in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat Charlotte 140-129 on Monday night, handing the Hornets their first loss of the season. Dennis Schroder had nine...

Young, Collins power Hawks past Pistons 122-104

Oct. 25, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had 32 points and nine assists, John Collins scored 22 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 122-104 on Monday night. The Hawks have won 24 of their last 30 home games, including playoff games, dating to Feb. 21. ...

DeRozan has 26, Bulls beat Raptors for 4th straight win

Oct. 25, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan took control in the fourth quarter, something he's done plenty of times in Toronto. DeRozan scored 26 points against his former team, including 11 in the final period, Zach LaVine had 22 points and the Chicago Bulls opened a season with four...

Durant scores 25, Nets hand Wizards 1st loss, 104-90

Oct. 25, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 25 points and the Brooklyn Nets bounced back from a poor finish a day earlier with a blistering start that sent them to a 104-90 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Patty Mills made five 3-pointers and added 21 points...

Short-handed Bucks still on point in 119-109 win at Indiana

Oct. 25, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo went into attack mode with the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks playing short-handed Monday night. He carried them to another victory. Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine...