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Trae Young leads Hawks past LeBron James, Lakers 117-113

Feb. 12, 2019 11:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young knew he'd have to carry a heavy load, and that was OK with him. The rookie was pumped to face LeBron James. Young had 22 points and 14 assists, John Collins also scored 22 points despite foul trouble, and the Atlanta Hawks defeated James and the Los Angeles Lakers 117-113 on...

Pacers' 3-point flurry buries Lakers in James' worst loss

Feb. 5, 2019 10:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have suddenly found a new winning combination. Not even LeBron James could slow it down Tuesday night. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Pacers tied an NBA franchise-record by making 19 3-pointers in a 136-94 rout over the Los Angeles Lakers — the most...

Thompson returns from illness to lead Warriors past Lakers

Feb. 2, 2019 11:59 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins provided an emphatic dunk that might have been the timeliest play of the night and ignited the fiery big man's new home crowd. Klay Thompson's steady hand did much of the rest in a strange game when it took Stephen Curry more than 3 1/2 quarters to finally make a...

Jazz center Rudy Gobert moved to tears by All-Star snub

Feb. 1, 2019 3:25 PM EST

Utah center and reigning NBA defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert was moved to tears Friday when discussing his disappointment about not being selected for the All-Star Game, saying his omission suggests that excelling on defense isn't valued. Gobert is fourth in the NBA in blocks per game, and fifth in the...

Embiid, 76ers spoil DeMarcus Cousins' home Warriors debut

Feb. 1, 2019 1:33 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr figured it would be a tough challenge for DeMarcus Cousins to keep up with Joel Embiid at this stage, given Cousins has just returned from almost a yearlong absence recovering from a serious Achilles tendon injury. Embiid had 26 points and 20 rebounds to...

Embiid scores 28, leads 76ers to 121-105 victory over Lakers

Jan. 30, 2019 2:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown decided to experiment with his lineup during Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. If one game is any indication, Brown can consider it a success. The Sixers led throughout and were up by 24 in the second quarter as they rolled to a...

Towns powers Timberwolves to 120-105 win over Lakers

Jan. 25, 2019 2:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves needed three players to step up when guard Derrick Rose went down injured. Andrew Wiggins, Jerryd Bayless and Jared Terrell all delivered in the absence of Rose, who didn't play in the second half because of a sore right ankle, and another dominant performance...

NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people,"...

Ball scores 19 as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss

Jan. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers were angry after the NBA's worst team broke a long losing streak on their home floor. They weren't about to let the league's second-worst team do the same thing on Tuesday night. Ball scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the Lakers handed...

Ingram, Ball lead Lakers to 107-97 win over Mavericks

Jan. 8, 2019 12:24 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A challenge from their head coach gave Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball motivation. All they needed was an opening. The cold-shooting Dallas Mavericks provided it. Ingram scored 29 points and Ball added 21 as the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Mavericks a rare home loss, 107-97, on Monday night....