Latest Men's basketball News

Randle scores 44 in hometown, Knicks beat Mavs 117-109

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Julius Randle scored 44 points in his best game in his hometown, leading the New York Knicks to a 117-109 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night for a five-game winning streak, their longest in seven years. RJ Barrett had 24 points and eight...

McCollum, Trail Blazers escape with 107-106 win over Spurs

Apr. 16, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers escaped with a 107-106 victory Friday night over the San Antonio Spurs, who missed three shots on their final possession. Portland overcame a 16-point deficit in the second half despite not...

Jokic, Porter help Nuggets cruise by Rockets, 128-99

Apr. 16, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 29 points, Michael Porter Jr. added 21 and the Denver Nuggets cruised to a 128-99 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Jokic dominated in the paint, hitting 10 of 12 field goals and adding 16 rebounds. Jokic fell three...

Towns scores 24, helps Timberwolves beat Heat 119-111

Apr. 16, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points, including eight in the fourth quarter before fouling out, to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-111 win against the Miami Heat on Friday night. Ricky Rubio added 17 points and Naz Reid scored 16 off the bench...

Brooks scores 32, Grizzlies pull away to beat Bulls 126-115

Apr. 16, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored a season-high 32 points and the Memphis Grizzlies took control in the second half to beat the Chicago Bulls 126-115 on Friday night. Brooks had 15 points in the third quarter to lead Memphis’ charge. The game was tied at the end of...

Watson, Watanabe lead Raptors past Magic, 113-102

Apr. 16, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Paul Watson Jr. scored 20 of his career-high 30 points in the third quarter Friday night and the Toronto Raptors pulled away to a 113-102 victory over the Orlando Magic. Playing in only his second game after missing 11 games due to the NBA's COVID-19...

Embiid, 76ers snap Clippers' 7-game winning streak

Apr. 16, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 36 points and 14 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Clippers 106-103 on Friday night, snapping Los Angeles’ seven-game winning streak. Furkan Korkmaz added 18 points and Ben Simmons had 12 points and nine rebounds for the...

Durant, Harris lead Nets to 130-115 win over Hornets

Apr. 16, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant had 25 points and 11 assists, Joe Harris scored 26 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 130-115 on Friday night. Landry Shamet added 20 points for the Nets. Kyrie Irving had 12 on the day after LaMarcus Aldridge retired...

Westbrook lifts Wiz past Pels at line after Zion foul in OT

Apr. 16, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook took over the game in overtime for the Washington Wizards, scoring 10 of their 12 points in the extra period and providing a pass that Bradley Beal turned into the other basket. If the Wizards are going to continue their turnaround...

USC's Evan Mobley declares for NBA draft in unique way

Apr. 16, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Mobley is leaving Southern California after one season to enter the NBA draft. The 7-footer revealed his long-expected decision in a unique way. He posted a 21-second NFT (nonfungible token) on Twitter on Friday that he autographed and is...