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Memphis' Ja Morant wins NBA's Most Improved Player award

Apr. 25, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

Ja Morant was rookie of the year in 2020, vowing he would get better from there. And he’s done exactly that. The Memphis Grizzlies guard picked up his second major award in three seasons Monday, getting announced as the NBA’s Most Improved Player. He is the first...

Jokic, Embiid, Antetokounmpo finalists for NBA MVP honors

Apr. 17, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikola Jokic is a finalist to win a second straight NBA MVP award, along with two-time winner Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid. The NBA unveiled the top-three finishers in voting for its individual awards Sunday, with the expected names in the running for the...

Clippers looking to eke out playoff berth vs Pelicans

Apr. 14, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From their first-ever Western Conference Finals appearance to a last-gasp play-in game, the Los Angeles Clippers have been a surprisingly resilient bunch. They finished two games above .500 despite not having superstar Kawhi Leonard all season and losing Paul...

CJ McCollum leads Pelicans past Spurs in play-in game

Apr. 14, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — CJ McCollum got New Orleans going early and Brandon Ingram took over late to send the Pelicans to Los Angeles for a chance at the final playoff spot. McCollum scored 27 of his 32 points in the first half to carry the young Pelicans to a 113-103 win over the San...

Pelicans-Spurs play-in matchup a study in resilience

Apr. 12, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans first-year coach Willie Green could have been forgiven for wondering what he had gotten himself into early this season. Star forward Zion Williamson was injured with no clear timeline for recovery, and the Pelicans started 1-12. Rather...

Doncic injury puts playoff status in doubt as Mavs top Spurs

Apr. 11, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic wouldn't have even played in what turned out to be a meaningless regular-season finale for the playoff-bound Dallas Mavericks without a reprieve from the NBA. The superstar was minutes away from being finished for the night against San Antonio when he...

Warriors hold off Spurs and maintain hold on third seed

Apr. 10, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jonathan Kuminga and Jordan Poole each had 18 points and the Golden State Warriors won their fourth straight, beating the San Antonio Spurs 100-94 on Saturday night to strengthen their hopes for a top-three seed despite being without Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. ...

Edwards scores 49 as Timberwolves hold off Spurs, 127-121

Apr. 07, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards set a career high with 49 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 13 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves hung on for a 127-121 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Edwards’ big output came on 16-of-28 shooting and 6 of 14...

Spurs beat Nuggets 116-97, earn spot in play-in tournament

Apr. 06, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Devin Vassell and Keldon Johnson each scored 20 points to help the San Antonio Spurs secure a spot in the play-in tournament Tuesday night following a 116-97 victory over the Denver Nuggets. A little while after San Antonio won, the Spurs locked up at least the 10th...

Spurs top short-handed Blazers to strengthen play-in hopes

Apr. 03, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Keldon Johnson scored 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 113-92 on Sunday night to strengthen their bid for a play-in berth. Coupled with the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to Denver, San Antonio’s magic number for...