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Ingram leads Pelicans past Suns 124-121

Nov. 22, 2019 2:22 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Saddled with four fouls and struggling with his shot, Brandon Ingram stayed aggressive. It worked out quite well. Ingram scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and JJ Redick had 26 points, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 124-121 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night....

Antetokounmpo has triple-double, Bucks beat Trail Blazers

Nov. 22, 2019 12:35 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee crowd greeted Carmelo Anthony with a loud ovation when the 10-time All-Star was introduced before the game. It cheered louder after the Bucks extended their winning streak to six straight. Giannis Antetokounmpo had his second triple-double of the season and Milwaukee beat...

Krzyzewski wins 217th game with Duke ranked No. 1 in romp

Nov. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is about to become No. 1 at winning at No. 1. He has to share that milestone for at least one more game with the Wizard of Westwood. Krzyzewski coached a No. 1-ranked Duke team to victory for the 217th time, matching John Wooden for that career record in the Blue Devils'...

Ewing wins big again at MSG, Hoyas knock off No. 22 Texas

Nov. 21, 2019 9:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing walked onto the Madison Square Garden court waving his arms and exhorting the crowd to cheer louder. Some chanted for the Hoyas. But as the final seconds ticked off the clock, those booming chants turned to ones for the coach: “Patrick Ewing! Patrick Ewing! Patrick...

Trailblazing basketball player of Japanese descent dies

Nov. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wataru "Wat" Misaka, the first player of Japanese descent to play in the league that was the predecessor to the NBA, has died. He was 95. The University of Utah athletic department said in a news release Thursday that Misaka died Wednesday in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Ogden, Utah....

Bucks star Antetokounmpo suing home remodeling contractor

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is suing a home remodeling contractor he says failed to perform the work for which he was hired. The lawsuit says Antetokounmpo hired David Gonzalez, of Cedarburg, to do some remodeling work at his suburban Milwaukee home. The work included...

Clippers edge Celtics 107-104 in OT with Leonard and George

Nov. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Lou Williams on the court, the Boston Celtics had to pick someone to leave unguarded. They chose Patrick Beverley and he made them pay. Beverley shined on both ends, playing his usual ornery defense while scoring 14 points and grabbing a career-high 16...

Popovich, Spurs on 7-game losing streak; worst since 1996-97

Nov. 21, 2019 2:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forgive Gregg Popovich for not being in much of a mood to discuss the current state of the San Antonio Spurs. Fact is, he’s just not used to losing like this. Here’s how long it’s been since the Spurs dropped seven games in a row, the way they now have after DeMar...

Jokic, Nuggets bottle up Harden and Rockets in 105-95 win

Nov. 21, 2019 12:52 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Rule No. 1 in defending James Harden: Throw different looks at him. Rule No. 2: See above. At least, that was Denver’s highly effective blueprint. Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Denver played smothering defense on Harden and the Nuggets beat Houston 105-95 on Wednesday...

Markkanen scores 24, Bulls beat Pistons 109-89

Nov. 20, 2019 11:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling with his shot for weeks, Lauri Markkanen said busting out of a slump Wednesday night was as simple as seeing the ball go through the basket. “The shot’s been feeling good the whole time,” he said. “That’s why it was frustrating to see it...