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Doc Rivers baffled by continued criticism of Ben Simmons

May. 25, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers can’t fathom criticism of Ben Simmons, especially after the three-time All-Star became just the sixth player in NBA history to have at least 15 rebounds and 15 assists in a playoff game. “Only in Philadelphia,” Rivers said Tuesday...

Yes: Marv Albert, NBA’s ‘soundtrack,’ retiring before Finals

May. 17, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From Michael Jordan soaring through the air to Willis Reed simply walking onto the court, Marv Albert supplied the sound that went with the sights. Albert has called numerous sports during a Hall of Fame career that spans nearly 60 years, though he is...

Randle, Knicks beat Celtics to clinch No. 4 seed in East

May. 16, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Usually at home when the playoffs start, the New York Knicks will be on their home court this time. Julius Randle capped his All-Star season with 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 96-92 on Sunday to...

NBA ref diagnosed with cancer, will miss rest of season

May. 10, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran referee Tony Brown, who worked his first NBA Finals last season, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will miss the rest of the season. The NBA announced Monday that the 54-year-old has been undergoing treatment since his diagnosis last...

Jordan Clarkson scores 30 points, Jazz rout Spurs 126-94

May. 06, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jordan Clarkson and Bojan Bogdanovic are rounding into form at the right time. Clarkson scored 30 points, Bogdanovic added 24 and the Utah Jazz routed the San Antonio Spurs 126-94 on Wednesday night. Bogdanovic helped stake the...

Bulls beat Cavs 106-96 to snap five-game skid

Apr. 17, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points, Lauri Markkanen added 16 off the bench and the Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-96 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Denzel Valentine had 13 points off the bench as the Chicago reserves...

Giannis returns, Bucks cool off surging Hawks 120-109

Apr. 15, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109 Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had missed six games with an ailing left knee...

Allen helps lead Grizzlies past short-handed 76ers

Apr. 04, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Grayson Allen had 11 of his 15 points during a game-changing third quarter, lifting the Memphis Grizzlies to a 116-100 victory Sunday night over the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers, who were without All-Star center Joel Embiid. Dillon Brooks scored...

Lakers add center Andre Drummond for postseason push

Mar. 29, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Drummond is joining the Los Angeles Lakers for the playoff push. The Lakers announced the signing of the two-time All-Star center less than an hour before Sunday night's game against the Orlando Magic. Drummond announced his decision with a post...

Westbrook, Wizards beat Pistons 106-92 despite Beal injury

Mar. 27, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Washington Wizards completed a 106-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night after All-Star guard Bradley Beal's injury-shortened outing. Beal had 17 points in 21 minutes...