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Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Davis scores season-high 37 as Lakers beat Bulls 101-90

Jan. 24, 2021 12:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis missed seeing his family members in the stands. They would have witnessed quite a performance had they been allowed in the arena. Davis dominated with a season-high 37 points against his hometown team, LeBron James added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Lakers beat the Chicago...

Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Caseym], right, talks with guard Derrick Rose (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Pistons come into Miami and roll past reeling Heat, 120-100

Jan. 16, 2021 11:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Detroit Pistons had their most dominant quarter in nearly two years. And last season’s NBA Finals trip for the Miami Heat suddenly seems long ago. Jerami Grant scored 24 points, Derrick Rose had 23 off the bench and the Pistons — the team with the NBA’s worst record...

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden, center, shoots past Orlando Magic forward Dwayne Bacon, left, and center Nikola Vucevic, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Harden debuts with triple-double, Durant scores 42, Nets win

Jan. 16, 2021 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden and Kevin Durant needed a little while to remember how to play together again. Once they did, the Brooklyn Nets really got rolling — and they might still get to another gear when Kyrie Irving rejoins them. “The sooner we can be on the court together, it's going to...

Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroeder, right, defends against New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

LeBron, Davis lead Lakers' 112-95 dismantling of Pelicans

Jan. 16, 2021 1:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Anthony Davis added 17 points against his former team in the Los Angeles Lakers' fifth consecutive victory, 112-95 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit four 3-pointers while scoring 16...

James Harden of the Houston Rockets reacts to a basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

Analysis: Nets have pieces, now they need to fit together

Jan. 14, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Having a Big Three is great. That is, if those players want it to be great. And that’s the challenge in Brooklyn now, after agreeing to the trade that landed three-time reigning scoring champion James Harden from Houston: Getting Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, all individually great, to want to be...

Houston Rockets' James Harden leaves the court following a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

James Harden headed to Nets in blockbuster multiteam deal

Jan. 14, 2021 9:55 AM EST

James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio featuring some of the NBA's highest scorers. The Nets acquired the three-time scoring champion from the Houston Rockets in a deal that became official on Thursday, a move Harden has sought for...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guards Austin Rivers (8) and RJ Barrett (9) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in New York. (Brad Penner/Pool Photo via AP)

Durant, Nets win while short-handed with Harden deal pending

Jan. 13, 2021 11:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden might soon be in Brooklyn and Kyrie Irving could soon be back, giving the Nets a potentially tantalizing trio. Kevin Durant's focus was on something else Wednesday. "We really wanted this game tonight and everybody played like that," Durant said. Especially the solo superstar...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, moves around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

LeBron James scores 26 points, Lakers roll past Thunder

Jan. 13, 2021 11:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-99 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record seventh straight road victory to start the season. “We just have a bunker mentality on the road — just us," James said. "But...

AP source: Brooklyn Nets agree to 4-team deal for James Harden, acquiring 3-time scoring champion from Houston Rockets

Jan. 13, 2021 4:48 PM EST
HOUSTON (AP) — AP source: Brooklyn Nets agree to 4-team deal for James Harden, acquiring 3-time scoring champion from Houston Rockets.
Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall (7) celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Raptors with guard Stephen Curry during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warriors hold off Raptors 106-105 on off night by Curry

Jan. 11, 2021 12:04 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Damion Lee converted the tying and go-ahead free throws with 3.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors withstood a rough fourth quarter to hold off the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Sunday night despite uncharacteristic struggles by Stephen Curry. Curry shot 2 of 16 and missed nine...