Latest National Basketball Association News

Nets sign Alize Johnson to multiyear contract

Apr. 11, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets signed Alize Johnson to a multiyear contract Sunday after the forward's solid play during his two 10-day contracts. Johnson has appeared in six games, averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in about 13 minutes per game and shooting 65.7%...

Kanter has 30 rebounds and Blazers beat Pistons 118-103

Apr. 11, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With each rebound that Enes Kanter added to his new Portland record, his teammates on the bench wildly cheered. Kanter had 24 points and a franchise-record 30 rebounds, and the Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 118-103 on Saturday night. ...

Stephen Curry scores 38 points, Warriors beat Rockets

Apr. 11, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 38 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors withstood another injury to rookie James Wiseman to beat the Houston Rockets 125-109 on Saturday night. Curry had his sixth straight 30-point game, the...

Jazz beat Kings 128-112, extend home winning streak to 24

Apr. 11, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — NBA games are usually full of chatter on the court. But some of the things the Sacramento Kings said to Joe Ingles made Donovan Mitchell take notice. Ingles can talk trash with the best of them and it gets him going, but Mitchell turned his...

Devin Booker scores 27 points, Suns rout Wizards 134-106

Apr. 11, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 27 points and the Phoenix Suns used a 44-point third quarter to rout the Washington Wizards 134-106 on Saturday night. Deandre Ayton had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Paul added 13 points and 10 assists and Phoenix had only three...

Joel Embiid scores 27 points, 76ers beat Thunder 117-93

Apr. 11, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Joel Embiid had 27 points and nine rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-93 on Saturday night to pull even with Brooklyn for the Eastern Conference lead. On Friday night in a loss at New Orleans, Embiid went just 5...

Irving, Schroder thrown out of Lakers-Nets game

Apr. 11, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder were thrown out in the third quarter Saturday night, taking even more star power from a matchup between the Nets and Lakers that was already missing plenty. Despite missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers led...

Lakers pull away after ejections, rout Nets 126-101

Apr. 11, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Schroder helped send a Lakers team missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis off to a sizzling start. And after Schroder was thrown out along with Kyrie Irving in the third quarter, the defending champions really turned it on. ...

Rodman becomes youngest American NWSL scorer in her debut

Apr. 10, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Trinity Rodman became the youngest American player to score in the National Women's Soccer League with a goal in her professional debut for the Washington Spirit on Saturday. But the Spirit could not overcome the North Carolina Courage, falling 3-2 in...

T-wolves owner: A-Rod, partner in agreement to buy NBA club

Apr. 10, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and e-commerce mogul Marc Lore signed a letter of intent Saturday to buy the Timberwolves and keep the NBA team in Minnesota, owner Glen Taylor said. The agreement, which also includes the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx,...