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Hield, Fox help Kings end Mavs' home winning streak, 120-113

Dec. 16, 2018 10:44 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Sacramento Kings ended the Dallas Mavericks' home winning streak and spoiled Dirk Nowitzki's return to the American Airlines Center. More importantly for them, they found a way to close the deal after a stinging home loss. Buddy Hield and De'Aaron Fox each scored 28 points Sunday night in...

Nuggets beat Raptors 95-86 in matchup of conference leaders

Dec. 16, 2018 10:37 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 26 points, Jamal Murray had 15 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and the banged-up Denver Nuggets rallied past the equally banged-up Toronto Raptors 95-86 on Sunday night in a contest between conference leaders. Trailing 70-57 in the third quarter, the Nuggets went on a 23-2...

Turner, Oladipo lead Pacers over Knicks for 7th straight win

Dec. 16, 2018 9:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo is getting close. Oladipo had his best outing since returning from a nagging right knee injury that kept him out of the lineup for 11 games, scoring 26 points Sunday as the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 110-99 for their seventh straight victory. The winner of...

Wall's 40, 14 lead Wiz past Lakers 128-110; LBJ scores 13

Dec. 16, 2018 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall was at his attacking best: 40 points and 14 assists; one no-look, through-the-legs assist; one buzzer-beating rainbow step-back jumper. LeBron James was at his sluggish worst: a season-low 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting. So it made sense that Wall's reeling and undermanned...

Richardson's 22, Wade's 19, lead Heat past Pelicans 102-96

Dec. 16, 2018 9:44 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Josh Richardson scored 22 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 in what was likely his final game in New Orleans, and the Miami Heat beat the Pelicans 102-96 on Sunday night. Hassan Whiteside had 17 points and 12 rebounds in his matchup with Anthony Davis. Davis had 27 points, 12 rebounds, three...

Sue Bird enjoying time in Nuggets role, still wants to play

Dec. 16, 2018 8:59 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Sue Bird, basketball operations associate for the Denver Nuggets. The title has a nice ring to it. Sue Bird, point guard for the Seattle Storm. Now that's a title she's not quite ready to give up. Bird has spent the last month with the Nuggets, hitting the road to help out with some scouting....

Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler's return

Dec. 16, 2018 7:20 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler's return brought out the best in his Philadelphia teammates. Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the 76ers routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105 on Sunday. Butler scored 19 points...

Russell scores 32, Nets beat Hawks 144-127 for 5th straight

Dec. 16, 2018 7:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson watched the Nets let a 21-point lead slip to two and was reminded of the offensive flaws that sent the team spiraling on an eight-game skid a few weeks ago. Needing a spark on the offensive end, Atkinson made sure D'Angelo Russell led the way. Russell scored 32...

Moore returns for Pelicans against Heat

Dec. 16, 2018 5:52 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guard E'Twaun Moore is ready to return from a lower leg strain that sidelined him for two games and is expected to play Sunday night against Miami. Gentry says forward Nikola Mirotic is missing his second straight game with a right ankle injury. Moore,...

Sixers' Butler returns from strained groin against Cavs

Dec. 16, 2018 3:56 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler returned for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Cleveland Cavaliers after missing two games because of a strained groin. Sixers coach Brett Brown said before Sunday's matchup that Butler would be a game-time decision. The four-time All-Star went through warmups and was in the...