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Murray, Jokic help Nuggets hold off Pelicans 122-113

Feb. 01, 2023 02:05 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray is locked in right now — with his shot, with his swagger and especially with his confidence in his team. “It’s fun to play basketball," the Denver point guard said. “But we still have room to improve. We’re not satisfied with where we’re...

Griner's return, free agency raises charter flight concerns

Feb. 01, 2023 00:10 AM EST

Brittney Griner's return to the WNBA this summer after being traded in a dramatic prisoner swap in December with Russia has collided with free agency, creating potential travel complications for the league out of safety concerns for her. If Griner, who is a free agent but has said...

Bucks beat Hornets 124-115 for 5th consecutive victory

Feb. 01, 2023 00:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton is making the most of his limited minutes as he works his way back from injuries that kept him from playing for much of the season. Middleton scored 18 points and sparked a third-quarter run that put the Milwaukee Bucks ahead for good as they beat...

James has triple-double, leads Lakers past Knicks in OT

Jan. 31, 2023 23:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will soon be the NBA's top scorer, though that was never his focus. He's also one of the game's leading passers, and combining the two — possibly better than anyone ever — is what really makes him proud. “I didn’t get to this...

James climbs to fourth place on NBA's career assists list

Jan. 31, 2023 23:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James has climbed into fourth place on the NBA's assists list as he closes in on becoming the league's career scoring leader. James passed both Mark Jackson (10,334) and Steve Nash (10,335) in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 129-123 overtime victory over...

Leonard, Powell lead Clippers past Bulls, 108-103

Jan. 31, 2023 23:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points and Norman Powell added 27 to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Chicago Bulls 108-103 on Tuesday night. Paul George added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who’ve won six of seven. Nikola Vucevic had 23...

Jimmy Butler scores 23 as Heat hold off Cavaliers 100-97

Jan. 31, 2023 22:41 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Bam Adebayo added 18 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat showed their experience down the stretch in a 100-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Caleb Martin scored 18 points and matched his career high with 10...

Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James' pursuit of NBA record

Jan. 31, 2023 22:28 PM EST

A look at LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984: Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387. James points: 38,299. Difference: 88 points. James’ latest game:...

Banchero headlines field for All-Star Rising Stars event

Jan. 31, 2023 14:31 PM EST

Paolo Banchero's rookie season will include a trip to NBA All-Star weekend. The Orlando Magic forward and No. 1 pick in last year's draft was announced Tuesday as a participant in this year's Rising Stars Game, to be held in Salt Lake City on Feb. 17, two nights before the All-Star...

Analysis: NBA All-Star reserve voting to lead to some snubs

Jan. 31, 2023 13:35 PM EST

Brace yourself. There’s going to be some angry people in the NBA on Thursday night. With good reason. The votes from the coaches are now in, and on Thursday, the NBA will reveal the 14 players — seven from the Eastern Conference, seven more from the Western...