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Jokic gets 32 points in just 27 minutes, Nuggets rout Knicks

Dec. 04, 2021 15:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 32 points and had 11 rebounds in just 27 minutes, leading the Denver Nuggets over the New York Knicks 113-99 Saturday. Denver never trailed in winning for only the third time in 10 games. Zeke Nnaji added 21...

Ball, 3 other Hornets in NBA's health and safety protocols

Dec. 04, 2021 10:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four Charlotte Hornets players, including last year’s Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball, have been placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Saturday, an indicator they have tested positive of the coronavirus. Along with Ball, guard...

Jazz owner taking break from day job to caddie for Finau

Dec. 04, 2021 03:34 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The tanned, stubbled face behind the dark sunglasses and a black T-shirt underneath a white bib made Ryan Smith look the part of a PGA Tour caddie in the Hero World Challenge. Looping for Tony Finau is a break from his day job, and Smith only...

Mitchell scores 34, leads Jazz past Celtics 137-130

Dec. 04, 2021 01:29 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 34 points and six assists to lead the Utah Jazz over the Boston Celtics 137-130 Friday night. Mike Conley added 29 points and seven assists for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds. Utah...

Gordon's late shot lifts Rockets over Magic 118-116

Dec. 03, 2021 23:29 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Eric Gordon scored 24 points and his short jumper with 1.6 seconds left lifted the Houston Rockets to their fifth consecutive win, 118-116 over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. Houston had dropped 15 straight before its winning streak. ...

Embiid's late jumper caps 76ers' rally past Hawks, 98-96

Dec. 03, 2021 23:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After playing only .500 ball through 22 games, the Philadelphia 76ers finally produced a win capable of turning around their season. Joel Embiid scored 28 points, including a jumper with 42 seconds remaining that gave Philadelphia its first lead of the...

Nets escape Timberwolves 110-105 behind Durant's 30

Dec. 03, 2021 23:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 30 points, including the clinching jumper with 11 seconds left, and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-105 on Friday night. Durant was 12 of 13 on free throws and Patty Mills added 23 points for the Nets, who...

Lowry leads 3-point barrage in Heat win over Pacers

Dec. 03, 2021 22:44 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Miami Heat were coming off back-to-back losses and missing four regulars including their leading scorer, so Kyle Lowry sensed a need to score more. “I haven't been scoring as much this year as I can, but this was one of those games where you...

Cavs extend winning streak to 4 with 116-101 rout of Wizards

Dec. 03, 2021 22:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Darius Garland had 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers went on a 19-0 run spanning part of each half in a 116-101 rout of the Washington Wizards on Friday night. Cleveland won its fourth straight game, and this streak...

Grizzlies throttle Thunder by NBA-record 73-point margin

Dec. 03, 2021 01:29 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The game was long decided and the Memphis starters were relegated to cheerleaders on the bench when John Konchar got a steal and headed to the basket. His right-handed dunk gave the Grizzlies a 145-67 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder with 3:02...