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Irving has first practice with Mavericks, preps for debut

Feb. 07, 2023 18:25 PM EST

Kyrie Irving had his first practice with Dallas on Tuesday, and was asked if he envisioned any problems playing alongside Mavericks star Luka Doncic. Irving’s answer: “No.” The Mavs clearly see it the same way. Irving’s Dallas chapter has...

Mat Ishbia to AP: Suns 'will be one of best places to work'

Feb. 07, 2023 16:37 PM EST

Mat Ishbia said his first major project as owner of the Phoenix Suns will be to listen to employees and figure out what problems they’ve faced. After that, he’ll start fixing. The tenure of embattled Robert Sarver as owner of the NBA’s Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix...

Heat trade Dewayne Dedmon, 2nd-round pick to Spurs

Feb. 07, 2023 15:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have acquired Dewayne Dedmon and a second-round draft from the Miami Heat, with the teams finalizing that deal Tuesday. The Spurs will receive Miami's second-round selection in 2028. The Heat got cash considerations, plus more importantly, some...

Heat say Kyle Lowry out at least 3 games with knee issue

Feb. 07, 2023 14:08 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for the Miami Heat's next three games with a left knee issue, and he could be sidelined even longer. Lowry is averaging 12.0 points and 5.3 assists on 39.6% shooting this season, numbers all down from a year ago when Miami went into the...

Ticket demand, anticipation grows as LeBron nears Kareem

Feb. 07, 2023 05:43 AM EST

Courtside seats 166 and 167 at the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers play their home games are pretty much as good as it gets. The people occupying those chairs when LeBron James breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA scoring record will have an up-close view, with their feet on the...

Nets' Irving drama makes other East contenders look stable

Feb. 07, 2023 04:43 AM EST

Blake Griffin is no stranger to trade drama. He was dealt from the Clippers to the Pistons in 2018, and last season he was playing for the Brooklyn Nets when they sent James Harden to Philadelphia in a February blockbuster. These days, Griffin is with the Boston Celtics, who seem...

Bucks beat Trail Blazers 127-108 for 8th straight win

Feb. 07, 2023 01:38 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 127-108 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Bucks led the whole way,...

Thompson scores 42 points with 12 3s, Warriors beat Thunder

Feb. 07, 2023 00:56 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With star teammate Stephen Curry sidelined, Klay Thompson kept shooting and took care of the offensive load the Golden State Warriors were missing without their reigning NBA Finals MVP. Thompson scored 42 points with a season-high 12 3-pointers, Jordan Poole...

Green, Hardy help Mavs surprise Jazz 124-111 without Doncic

Feb. 07, 2023 00:41 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kyrie Irving hadn’t arrived yet and Luka Doncic was out, so it was time for the Dallas youngsters to shine. Josh Green and Jaden Hardy each scored career highs of 29 points and the short-handed Mavericks stunned the Utah Jazz 124-111 on Monday night after...

Vucevic, Drummond come up big, Bulls beat Spurs 128-104

Feb. 07, 2023 00:17 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic could be playing for another team by the end of the week. The same goes for Andre Drummond as the NBA's trade deadline approaches. Despite big questions about their futures, the big men delivered in a big way for the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. ...