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Serge Ibaka, Raptors cruise past Clippers 123-99

Dec. 12, 2018 12:55 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Lowry added 21 points, making four of the Raptors' 14 3-pointers. Leonard sat out with a bruised right hip that he hurt...

Raptors hand Clippers worst loss of season, 123-99

Dec. 12, 2018 12:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Lowry added 21 points, making four of the Raptors' 14 3-pointers. Leonard sat out with a bruised right hip that he hurt...

Forbes' double-double fuels Spurs by Suns 111-86

Dec. 12, 2018 12:25 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bryn Forbes was happy to finally earn the first double-double of his basketball career, and even happier that it came in another San Antonio Spurs victory grounded in defense. Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111-86 on...

Harden scores 29 to lead Rockets past Blazers 111-103

Dec. 11, 2018 11:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets' bench came to the rescue twice Tuesday night, and the second time made the difference. James Harden had 29 points and seven Rockets scored in double-figures as Houston used a big second-half run and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 111-103 victory over the...

Raptors coach Nick Nurse's 94-year-old mother dies

Dec. 11, 2018 10:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has rejoined his team in Los Angeles after the death of his 94-year-old mother. Nurse says his mother, Marcella Nurse, died Monday in Iowa, where he was born in the city of Carroll. He plans to coach Tuesday night against the Clippers and Wednesday at...

Toronto's Leonard out against Clippers with right hip bruise

Dec. 11, 2018 9:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto's Kawhi Leonard won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers because a bruised right hip. Raptors coach Nick Nurse announced the injury shortly before Tuesday night's game at Staples Center. He says Leonard got hurt in a loss against Milwaukee on Sunday and the forward is listed...

Cavaliers' Thompson could miss month with sprained left foot

Dec. 11, 2018 4:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson's strong season has stalled. Cleveland's starting center could miss a month after spraining his left foot in Monday night's 108-92 loss at Milwaukee. Thompson has been playing at an All-Star level and has been one of the few bright spots for the struggling Cavaliers, who...

Vanderbilt hires G League President Malcolm Turner as new AD

Dec. 11, 2018 1:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university. Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said...

Wade, James embrace final chance to compete on court

Dec. 11, 2018 4:54 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife's acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood. LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and he's...

Golden State G League team in Santa Cruz is key developer

Dec. 11, 2018 3:23 AM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — As the Santa Cruz Warriors huddled after practice, Darius Morris provided a quick recap of his adventure to the Arizona desert a day earlier to interview with the Suns. Phoenix needed a point guard given Devin Booker's hamstring injury, and Morris was at least in the mix. Santa...