Latest NBA basketball News

Jaylen Brown scores 40, Celtics beat Lakers 121-113

Apr. 16, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored four of his 40 points in the final minute, and the Boston Celtics blew most of a 27-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on for their fifth straight victory, 121-113 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Brown...

Ayton scores 26, Suns beat Kings for 10th straight home win

Apr. 16, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Devin Booker added 23 points and the Phoenix Suns won their 10th straight home game by beating the Sacramento Kings 122-114 on Thursday night. The Suns haven't lost in their home arena for nearly a month, but...

Curry scores 33, Warriors roll to 119-101 win over Cavaliers

Apr. 15, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 33 points — topping 30 for a career-best ninth consecutive game — and the Golden State Warriors pulled away for a 119-101 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Curry, who made an NBA-record 29 3-pointers over...

Giannis returns, Bucks cool off surging Hawks 120-109

Apr. 15, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109 Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had missed six games with an ailing left knee...

Allen from LA is 1st addition for new Texas Tech coach

Apr. 15, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech got its first addition for new coach Mark Adams on Thursday with transfer forward Kaelen “KJ” Allen signing to play for the Red Raiders following the potential departures of several key players. Allen will have three seasons of...

Creighton 3-point sharpshooter Ballock 5th starter to leave

Apr. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mitch Ballock, one of the top 3-point shooters in Creighton history, will not return to the Bluejays in 2021-22. The school confirmed Thursday night that Ballock had signed with an agent and will pursue pro opportunities. Ballock,...

Giannis returns to Bucks after missing 6 games with knee

Apr. 15, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the Milwaukee Bucks' lineup Thursday night after missing six games with an ailing left knee. Antetokounmpo rejoined the Bucks as they visited Atlanta to take on the surging Hawks, who have won 16 of 21 games...

Livers not returning for extra year with Michigan

Apr. 15, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan senior Isaiah Livers is not returning for an extra year of eligibility. A team spokesman confirmed Livers' decision Thursday. At this point, guard Eli Brooks is the only Michigan player who has decided to take advantage of the extra year...

Nets' Aldridge retires at 35 due to irregular heartbeat

Apr. 15, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge retired from the NBA on Thursday after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets. Aldridge, 35, posted a statement on social media saying the heart concerns he had during and after...

Jokic, Nuggets regroup after losing Murray to knee injury

Apr. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Already a triple-double threat on the floor, Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is prepared to raise his game in yet another category — leadership. Anything to help out after losing point guard and vocal leader Jamal Murray for the season due to a torn...