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Warriors top Timberwolves 117-107, regain 1st in conference

Mar. 19, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in with 28 points, giving the Golden State Warriors more than enough production to beat the fading Minnesota Timberwolves 117-107 on Tuesday and regain first place in the Western Conference. Jonas...

Bucks beat Lakers 115-101; Antetokounmpo, James sit out

Mar. 19, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 30 points and Brook Lopez added 28 as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-101 on Tuesday night. Milwaukee played without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is nursing an injured ankle, while LeBron James sat out for Los Angeles due to a sore groin. Nikola...

Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumors

Mar. 19, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers denied rumors on Tuesday night that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers. The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy. Fueling the speculation involving Rivers is that...

Pitino, Minnesota seek more progress in 6th year at program

Mar. 19, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has had no bigger fan over the last six seasons than coach Richard Pitino's father, with Rick Pitino taking plenty of opportunities along the way to support his son, advise the players and just plain root for the Gophers . That was before they were paired against Louisville in...

Antetokounmpo, James sit out Bucks-Lakers matchup

Mar. 19, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokoumpo and LeBron James, who served as competing All-Star captains, both will miss Tuesday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. Antetokounmpo, an MVP front-runner, turned his right ankle during the Bucks' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday....

Nowitzki passes Wilt but Pelicans top Mavs 129-125 in OT

Mar. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — For the 7-footer who has built a Hall of Fame career shooting from the outside, it was the perfect way to reach his latest milestone. Dirk Nowitzki swished a 20-foot jumper with 8:35 left in the first quarter Monday night, passing Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA's career scoring...

Lin leads Raptors to rout of Knicks; Lowry injured

Mar. 18, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will likely have to wait a little longer to get their entire lineup healthy at the same time. Jeremy Lin scored 20 points, Fred VanVleet had 13 points and 12 assists for his first career double-double, and the Raptors beat the New York Knicks 128-92 on Monday night. The...

76ers' Embiid hates the Celtics, now he needs to beat them

Mar. 18, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

In this era of players wanting to join up with other players, or even just being friendlier with some opponents than guys on their own teams, it's nice to know there is still some good, old-fashioned hatred in the NBA. Yes, Joel Embiid hates the Celtics. He hates Boston so much that he got fined $25,000 last time...

Knicks block LeBron at the finish, rally to beat Lakers

Mar. 17, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James drove left, the No. 4 scorer in NBA history needing a basket to beat the worst team in the league. Defending him was a journeyman who hadn't even gotten off the Knicks' bench in a month. James' shot didn't go in. Didn't even get to the rim. Mario Hezonja blocked James' shot...

Pistons handle LeBron-less Lakers 111-97

Mar. 15, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — After beating the Lakers while LeBron James sat out, Detroit coach Dwane Casey was asked if he wished his Pistons had been able to face a Los Angeles team that was closer to full strength. Please. "I wish we could play G League teams or high school teams," Casey said. "We've got to play...