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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...

Hornets pull away, beat Nets 111-95 for first 3-0 start

Oct. 24, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a good first three quarters in Brooklyn, then decided it was best if he watched the fourth. Ish Smith was rolling so well that the Rookie of the Year told Charlotte coach James Borrego to stick with this backup. ...

Durant's triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109

Oct. 22, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wasn't there. Joel Embiid conceded he should not have played. With Philadelphia's All-Star cornerstones absent or injured, Kevin Durant and Brooklyn had the opening they needed to spoil the 76ers' opener with a rally down the stretch. ...

Bucks begin title defense with 127-104 victory over Nets

Oct. 19, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks didn't let the celebration of the franchise's first NBA championship in half a century distract them as they opened their title defense. In his first game since scoring 50 points in a title-clinching Game 6...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

East preview: Bucks have the title, 76ers, Nets have drama

Oct. 13, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

The Brooklyn Nets look like such a title favorite that James Harden felt the need for a reminder they aren't a title team. “We’re not the target. The defending champions are the targets,” Harden said. “They won last year. We’re trying to catch them.” ...

Kyrie Irving skips COVID jab and benches himself - for now

Oct. 13, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

It’s hard to know where Kyrie Irving is getting his vaccination information. Hope it’s not the same sources that had him convinced for a while the Earth was flat. True story. So maybe it wasn’t much of...

Youth is served: Rockets to rely on 4 teen 1st round picks

Oct. 12, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — If this Houston Rockets season was a movie, it would likely be called: Young and Younger. With James Harden and P.J. Tucker both long gone, the Rockets are rebuilding from the ground up with an extraordinarily young roster. After...

Nets won't play Irving until he meets vaccine requirement

Oct. 12, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving can keep refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He just won't play for the Brooklyn Nets until he does. The Nets announced Tuesday that Irving would not play or practice with them until he could be a full participant,...

With Durant on top of his game, Nets could be on top of NBA

Oct. 12, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant was a superstar on his own — Kyrie Irving was out and James Harden probably should have been — and he was almost enough for the Brooklyn Nets. Durant couldn’t get the injury-weakened Nets past the Milwaukee Bucks in last season’s...