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Analysis: It may be time to re-think NBA All-Star voting

Jan. 27, 2023 10:51 AM EST

It’s reasonable to think Chet Holmgren will be an NBA All-Star one day. He was a highly recruited high school player whose one year at Gonzaga was stellar enough for Oklahoma City to make him the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft. He's an obvious talent, an enormous talent. And...

Clippers extend win streak to 4 with 138-100 rout of Spurs

Jan. 27, 2023 02:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If anyone needed any proof of how confident Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers are feeling, it came late in the second quarter of their game against the San Antonio Spurs. George stole the ball from Zach Collins after a bad pass by Stanley Johnson, dribbled...

Dinwiddie scores 36, Mavs top Suns 99-95 after Doncic hurt

Jan. 27, 2023 00:52 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-high 36 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 99-95 on Thursday night despite losing All-Star guard Luka Doncic to a sprained ankle early in the game. Dinwiddie's...

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...

Pistons beat Nets, first win in Brooklyn in almost 5 years

Jan. 26, 2023 23:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Saddiq Bey scored 25 points and the Detroit Pistons won in Brooklyn for the first time in nearly five years, beating the Nets 130-122 on Thursday night. Alec Burks added 20 for the Pistons, who snapped a four-game losing streak. They were playing for the first time...

Garland scores 26 as Cavaliers race past Rockets 113-95

Jan. 26, 2023 22:58 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Darius Garland scored 26 points and Evan Mobley added 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers routed the short-handed Houston Rockets 113-95 Thursday night despite missing Donovan Mitchell. Garland, the fifth overall pick in the 2019 draft who turned 23 on Thursday, also had...

Rozier, Plumlee lead Hornets past Bulls 111-96

Jan. 26, 2023 22:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 28 points, Mason Plumlee added yet another strong performance with 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Chicago Bulls 111-96 on Thursday night. Gordon Hayward scored 17 points, and LaMelo Ball returned from a...

Mavericks All-Star Doncic leaves game with ankle injury

Jan. 26, 2023 22:52 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Luka Doncic left the Dallas Mavericks' game against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night with a sprained left ankle. The Mavericks said he would not return to the game. Doncic played just three minutes before limping to the locker room during a timeout....

LeBron, Giannis chosen as captains for NBA All-Star Game

Jan. 26, 2023 19:39 PM EST

LeBron James is closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA career scoring record. And now, he has caught Abdul-Jabbar on another page of the All-Star record book. James was announced Thursday as an NBA All-Star for the 19th time, the Los Angeles Lakers’ star tying Abdul-Jabbar for...

Warriors' Green, others sacrifice minutes to boost backups

Jan. 26, 2023 18:48 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green dribbles the ball up court and takes charge of Golden State’s backups, directing two-way teammate Anthony Lamb on the wing, dishing the ball to Donte DiVincenzo or finding Jonathan Kuminga down low. The move Warriors coach Steve Kerr made with...