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Curry, Harris help 76ers hold off 4-win Magic 101-96

Nov. 29, 2021 22:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers gave a pep talk to Jamahl Mosley shortly after the Orlando Magic hired the rookie head coach in July. The 76ers coach's advice was simple: “Just trust the process of things,” Mosley said. Trust the process is still...

Nets swingman Joe Harris has arthroscopic ankle surgery

Nov. 29, 2021 20:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Harris had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Monday, leaving the Brooklyn Nets without one of the NBA's best 3-point shooters. Harris was hurt Nov. 14 at Oklahoma City and has missed the past six games. The procedure in New York was to remove a...

Celtics beat short-handed Raptors for 4th win in 6 games

Nov. 28, 2021 21:42 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Smart scored 21 points, Al Horford had 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors 109-97 on Sunday night to snap a two-game losing streak. Josh Richardson scored 18 of Boston’s 32 bench points. Jaylen...

Hawks' Bogdanovic to miss at least 2 weeks with ankle sprain

Nov. 28, 2021 20:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic is expected to miss at least two weeks after tests Sunday confirmed he sprained his right ankle against the New York Knicks. Bogdanovic had to be helped off the floor midway through the second period of Saturday...

Goran Dragic leaves Raptors because of personal matter

Nov. 28, 2021 17:19 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Goran Dragic has left the Toronto Raptors because of a personal matter. The Raptors said Sunday before their game against Boston Celtics that the 35-year-old guard — acquired along with Precious Achiuwa in the offseason deal that sent Kyle Lowry to...

New country, new name for US citizen 'Enes Kanter Freedom'

Nov. 28, 2021 15:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is changing his name to “Enes Kanter Freedom” to celebrate becoming a United States citizen. Kanter's manager, Hank Fetic, told The Associated Press that Kanter will have his citizenship oath ceremony on Monday...

Suns extend win streak to 16 with 113-107 victory over Nets

Nov. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A chance to match franchise history and take a spot atop the NBA is waiting for the Phoenix Suns. They have loftier aspirations than those, but want them anyway. “Obviously, everybody knows the ultimate goal is to win a...

Timberwolves spoil Embiid's 76ers return with 2OT victory

Nov. 27, 2021 23:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 35 points and had a decisive steal and assist in the final seconds of the second overtime in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 121-120 victory over Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Embiid had 42 points...

Alec Burks, Evan Fournier spark Knicks past Hawks, 99-90

Nov. 27, 2021 22:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Alec Burks scored 23 points, Evan Fournier added 20 and the New York Knicks beat the Hawks 99-90 on Saturday night, snapping Atlanta’s seven-game winning streak. Burks, starting with Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose nursing injuries, hit three of his four...

76ers' Joel Embiid returns after 9-game COVID-19 absence

Nov. 27, 2021 18:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid returned Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing nine games because of COVID-19 protocols. The four-time All-Star hadn’t played since Nov. 6, with the 76ers going 2-7 without him. Embiid...