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Smart dishes 15, scores 22, Celtics crush Hornets 140-105

Nov. 28, 2022 23:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year showed he can do it on offense, too. Celtics point guard Marcus Smart had a career-high 15 assists on Monday night, adding 22 points to help Boston beat the Charlotte Hornets 140-105 and give the defending Eastern...

76ers star Embiid sits Friday because of sore right knee

Oct. 28, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid sat out Friday night at Toronto because of a sore right knee. A five-time All Star and the reigning NBA scoring champion, Embiid is averaging 27.6 points and 10 rebounds in five games. The 76ers are 1-4, putting pressure on coach...

Column: Brady may join top 10 who should've stayed retired

Oct. 28, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

An athlete's decision to retire has long been a perplexing one, especially for those who've been at the top of the game. The passion and relentlessness that pushes someone to succeed at the highest levels can make the real world feel so unfulfilling. Even if one does muster the...

Grant rallies Blazers past Kings 113-108 in opener

Oct. 20, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerami Grant converted a three-point play with 50.4 seconds to play to give Portland the lead and the Trail Blazers spoiled Mike Brown's coaching debut in Sacramento with a 113-108 win over the Kings on Wednesday night. Grant scored 23 points to lead...

Playoff loss drives Antetokounmpo as he aims to regain title

Oct. 19, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is motivated by winning. In his mind, he didn’t do enough of that last season. The Milwaukee Bucks forward spent the NBA offseason working on his game and body – while also representing his country – as he makes a run at another...

Stephen Curry, Warriors celebrate championship, beat Lakers

Oct. 19, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After all those thrilling NBA Finals battles of last decade, Stephen Curry and LeBron James can still put on a spectacular show well into their 30s. Opening night between these two greats showed why Curry's team is on top these days. Curry began...

Hawks commit to Hunter with $95 million, 4-year extension

Oct. 17, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have committed to De'Andre Hunter as one of the key players on a team looking to return to championship contention, signing the small forward to a $95 million, four-year extension. The new deal begins with the 2023-24 season. Hunter could have...

Poole ready to chase another championship alongside Green

Oct. 16, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Calling it a “long” couple of weeks, Golden State guard Jordan Poole is ready to chase a repeat championship alongside Draymond Green after the fourth-year pro took a punch to the face from Green at practice. Poole wasn’t injured by the violent punch Oct....

Forward Andrew Wiggins signs 4-year extension with Warriors

Oct. 15, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Forward Andrew Wiggins signed a four-year contract extension with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, keeping a key starter for the defending champions around. The team announced his signing. A first-time All-Star last season, the 27-year-old...

LeBron closing in on Abdul-Jabbar's NBA scoring record

Oct. 14, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

It was Oct. 29, 2003. LeBron James played his first NBA game. The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Sacramento Kings, and James scored 25 points. That night, there were 2,708 names ahead of him on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He’s caught 2,707 of them. ...