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FACT FOCUS: 5 full-court shots a stretch even for Curry

Dec. 06, 2022 12:58 PM EST

Stephen Curry is known for hitting deep 3-point shots and buzzer-beaters from half-court — but even the celebrated Warriors guard didn't sink five consecutive full-court baskets, despite a convincingly edited video that swept social media this week. The clip of the 34-year-old NBA...

AP source: Celtics extend Horford for 2 years, $20 million

Dec. 01, 2022 17:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics aren't letting Al Horford go anywhere this time. The team announced Thursday that the 36-year-old veteran big man has signed an extension to remain in Boston. The deal is for two years and $20 million, according to a person with knowledge...

Celtics have NBA's best record despite offseason strife

Nov. 22, 2022 18:23 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics entered the season with a built-in reason to underachieve. Ime Udoka, the man who had changed so much about their culture and led them to the NBA Finals as a first-year coach last season, was given a yearlong suspension prior to training camp for having...

Analysis: As NBA's first quarter ends, the contenders emerge

Nov. 22, 2022 04:59 AM EST

Miami Heat President Pat Riley has a longstanding belief: After 20 games, a team knows its identity. He’s right. And after 20 games, title contenders are usually known as well. Think of this as the end of the season’s first quarter. That’s basically where the NBA...

76ers C Embiid out at least 2 games with sprained left foot

Nov. 21, 2022 12:47 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid has a sprained left foot and will miss at least the next two games, joining teammates James Harden and Tyrese Maxey as Philadelphia 76ers stars sidelined by injuries. The trio will miss the expected return of former Sixers guard Ben Simmons when...

Timberwolves hang on, top undermanned 76ers 112-109

Nov. 19, 2022 23:23 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Against another short-handed team, the Timberwolves again came up big on the road. Anthony Edwards scored 25 points, D’Angelo Russell had 19 and the Minnesota Timberwolves survived a late scare and won their third straight game, 112-109 over the undermanned...

Analysis: Warriors' Steph Curry shines spotlight on women

Nov. 08, 2022 06:15 AM EST

Stephen Curry is grateful for the women in his life. He celebrates them every chance he gets. Whether they want that treatment or not. This is the story of Nanea McGuigan. Only the most ardent NBA fans likely know who she is, but millions saw her on their televisions...

Durant scores 27, leads Nets past Hornets 98-94

Nov. 05, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Brooklyn Nets erased a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the short-handed Charlotte Hornets 98-94 on Saturday night, improving to 2-0 since Kyrie Irving’s suspension. Cam Thomas added 21 points for the...

Warriors 0-6 on road, fall to Pelicans with 4 starters out

Nov. 05, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr foreshadowed a plan to adjust playing time across his roster in the coming week. Something needs to change if the Warriors intend to defend their NBA title. The Warriors fell to 0-6 on the road, losing 114-105 to...

Suggs, Magic hand Warriors fourth straight loss, 130-129

Nov. 04, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Suggs scored nine of his 26 points in the final two minutes, and the Orlando Magic rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Golden State Warriors 130-129 on Thursday night, handing the defending NBA champions their fourth straight loss. ...