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What LeBron passing Kareem means to NBA, greatest debate

Feb. 06, 2023 10:57 AM EST

It's about to happen. LeBron James is finally on the brink of passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA's career scoring record, the torch getting passed from one member of the Los Angeles Lakers to another. James is 35 points away from Abdul-Jabbar's total of 38,387. The...

New this week: 'Your Place or Mine' and 'All That Breathes'

Feb. 06, 2023 10:07 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — Shaunak Sen’s “All That Breathes,” one of the more transfixing and beautiful...

Bridges scores 25, leads Suns to 106-94 win over Celtics

Feb. 03, 2023 23:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker wore a hockey toque to deal with the sub-zero temperatures in Boston and pulled out a baseball metaphor to describe his possible return to the basketball court. “Rounding third,” Booker said after watching from the bench as his Phoenix Suns teammates...

Bucks have regained peak form now that they're healthier

Feb. 03, 2023 17:32 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is scoring at an unprecedented rate in his extraordinary career, and he also has most of his top teammates playing alongside him again. That combination has helped the Milwaukee Bucks regain their title-contending form. The...

Bennett earns 500th win as No. 18 Saint Mary's beats USF

Feb. 03, 2023 01:59 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Randy Bennett earned his 500th win as Saint Mary's coach when the 18th-ranked Gaels beat San Francisco 68-59 on Thursday night for their 11th straight victory. Alex Ducas had 18 points and Aidan Mahaney scored 13 of his 17 in the second half to lead the Gaels...

Tatum scores 31, Celtics sizzle in 139-96 rout of Nets

Feb. 01, 2023 23:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 31 points and had nine rebounds and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 139-96 win over the short-handed Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Jaylen Brown added 26 points as both of Boston’s stars knocked down seven 3-pointers in a game the Celtics...

Joe Mazzulla, Celtics staff will coach at NBA All-Star Game

Jan. 30, 2023 22:12 PM EST

Joe Mazzulla started the season as an assistant coach. He then became interim head coach of the Boston Celtics, in a most unexpected way. And now, the NBA's youngest head coach is headed to the All-Star Game. The 34-year-old Mazzulla and his Celtics staff of assistants...

Referees' union says James was fouled on controversial play

Jan. 29, 2023 17:42 PM EST

The National Basketball Referees Association said Sunday that LeBron James was fouled on the last play of regulation in the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Boston Celtics. The NBA office also confirmed for the second time that a foul should have been called. ...

Brown forces OT, Celtics snap skid by beating LA 125-121

Jan. 29, 2023 09:17 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lakers guard Patrick Beverley grabbed a courtside camera in an effort to show referee Eric Lewis what everyone who'd watched the replay already knew: LeBron James was fouled on his missed layup at the end of regulation. Instead of getting the call, Beverley drew a...

Randle scores 37, Knicks rally to beat Celtics 120-117 in OT

Jan. 26, 2023 23:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Knicks are a young team that's still learning how to string together victories. They're hoping to bottle several lessons from their latest outing. Julius Randle had 37 points and nine rebounds, and hit the free throws that gave New York the lead for...