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LA star Davis returns as Mavs lose Porzingis in 115-110 win

Apr. 23, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Anthony Davis is back for the Los Angeles Lakers. Now the Dallas Mavericks have to see how long they might without their big man, Kristaps Porzingis. Luka Doncic scored 30 points, leading the Mavericks to a 115-110 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night...

Therapy bunny at ballpark brings smiles and is instant hit

Apr. 23, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A handsome, golden-colored therapy bunny named Alex came to the ballpark and stole the hearts of San Francisco Giants fans Thursday night, attending the series opener against Miami with owners Kei Kato and Josh Row. Sporting a dark bow tie with...

Vucevic dominates as Bulls pound Hornets 108-91

Apr. 23, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points and matched a season high with 16 rebounds, Coby White and Thaddeus Young scored 18 apiece, and the Chicago Bulls beat the struggling Charlotte Hornets 108-91 on Thursday night. The Bulls built a 14-point halftime lead and...

Former Kentucky guard Terrence Clarke dies in LA car crash

Apr. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 19. The university announced Clarke’s death in a release Thursday night, but did not include any more details. Coach John Calipari said he was...

Spurs beat Pistons 106-91 to snap 5-game home skid

Apr. 22, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Derrick White had 26 points, Jakob Poeltl added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 106-91 on Thursday night to snap a five-game home losing streak. Detroit’s bench closed to 84-81 with 7:20 remaining but San...

Lakers star Davis rusty in return, scores 4 in half vs. Mavs

Apr. 22, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Anthony Davis was rusty in the return from the longest absence of the eight-time All-Star's NBA career, scoring four points while missing eight of 10 shots in the first half against the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers star missed the previous 30 games with...

Bucks start out strong, defeat 76ers 124-117

Apr. 22, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and Khris Middleton had 24 as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 124-117 on Thursday night in a matchup of two of the Eastern Conference's top teams. Bobby Portis added a season-high 23 points as...

Walker ties season high with 32 points, Celtics beat Suns

Apr. 22, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A few days off went a long way for Kemba Walker. Walker matched his season high with 32 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 99-86 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Walker was 11 of 17 from the field, hitting five...

Wizards rookie Avdija done for season with broken right leg

Apr. 22, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards rookie forward Deni Avdija will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right leg. The Wizards said that an MRI exam Thursday showed Avdija has a hairline fracture of his right fibula. The team said the...

Williamson scores 23, helps Pelicans rout Magic 135-100

Apr. 22, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson scored 23 points in 23 minutes in his first game against Orlando, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Magic 135-100 on Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Brandon Ingram added 29 points and the Pelicans got...