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Nets hold off Nuggets 105-102 for 3rd straight victory

Dec. 8, 2019 5:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Denver Nuggets 105-102 on Sunday for their third straight victory. Denver had a chance to force overtime, but Jamal Murray missed a 3-pointer from the wing as time expired. Jarrett Allen added 19 points and 11 rebounds...

Mitchell scores 22, Jazz beat Grizzlies 126-112

Dec. 8, 2019 2:17 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Defense is a work in progress for Utah, and the Jazz are starting to put more pieces of the puzzle together. Utah used a strong defensive performance in the second quarter to power its way to a 126-112 victory over Memphis on Saturday night. The Jazz smothered the Grizzlies during the...

Pacers deal Knicks 9th straight loss, 104-103

Dec. 8, 2019 12:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle missed a free throw with 0.1 seconds left, sending New York to a 104-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night in the Knicks' first game since firing coach David Fizdale. The Knicks were much more competitive under interim coach Mike Miller than they had been in recent...

Harden has big 4th quarter, Rockets beat Suns 115-109

Dec. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — On a night where James Harden's shots weren't falling for three quarters, the Houston Rockets got big performances from those in supporting roles until the star stepped up late to close out the victory. Harden scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Ben McLemore added 27 points...

Knicks lose on missed FT in 1st game since firing Fizdale

Dec. 7, 2019 11:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks didn't have any close games in David Fizdale's final days, then got one right away under interim coach Mike Miller. Julius Randle's missed free throw ended their chance to win it, but just being competitive again was a good start after a rough couple of days. “You...

Simmons hits 3, scores 34 points to lead 76ers past Cavs

Dec. 7, 2019 10:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons hit another 3-pointer, and his coach wants him to keep on firing. Simmons hit his second career 3 and scored a career-high 34 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t need Joel Embiid’s help to rout the Cleveland Cavaliers 141-94 Saturday night. Simmons made...

Doncic scores 28 in 26 minutes, Mavs rout Pelicans 130-84

Dec. 7, 2019 6:33 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — With Kristaps Porzingis joining Luka Doncic in the Dallas lineup this season, the Mavericks expected to be better. But Boban Marjanovic? Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes, Porzingis had 13 points and the 1,500th rebound of his career and Marjanovic had season highs of 15 points and 16...

Cavaliers defend rookie coach John Beilein amid skid

Dec. 7, 2019 2:44 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson battled Orlando's big men and then defended his rookie coach. At least some of the Cavaliers have John Beilein's back. Following a 93-87 loss to the Magic — Cleveland's 11th loss in 12 games — Thompson said he was disappointed to learn that...

Anthony Davis has 39 and Lakers rout the Blazers 136-113.

Dec. 7, 2019 2:18 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While Anthony Davis may have been feeling a bit under the weather recently, it certainly didn't show against Portland. Davis scored 39 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Blazers 136-113 on Friday night. “You see what he did on this road trip being sick? And...

Giannis scores 27 on 25th birthday, Bucks rout Clips 119-91

Dec. 7, 2019 12:47 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had plenty of time to relax and enjoy his 25th birthday Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds before exiting the game with 8:56 to play and his Milwaukee Bucks ahead by 36. The Bucks went on to win 119-91 and...