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Lakers lose star Davis with flu-like symptoms, fall to Cavs

Dec. 06, 2022 23:37 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The flu shut down Anthony Davis. That's the only thing that has stopped him lately. Davis was forced to leave Los Angeles' game against the Cleveland Cavaliers after the first quarter on Tuesday night and the Lakers struggled without their All-Star center in a...

Mitchell upstages LeBron at home, Cavs down Lakers 116-102

Dec. 06, 2022 23:15 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — As a kid growing up in New York, Donovan Mitchell idolized LeBron James. On Tuesday night, he upstaged him. Mitchell scored a season-high 43 points and Jarrett Allen returned from injury to add 24, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 116-102 victory over the Los...

FACT FOCUS: 5 full-court shots a stretch even for Curry

Dec. 06, 2022 12:58 PM EST

Stephen Curry is known for hitting deep 3-point shots and buzzer-beaters from half-court — but even the celebrated Warriors guard didn't sink five consecutive full-court baskets, despite a convincingly edited video that swept social media this week. The clip of the 34-year-old NBA...

Rookie Nembhard has 31, leads Pacers past Warriors, 112-104

Dec. 06, 2022 01:12 AM EST

SAN FRANCSICO (AP) — Rookie Andrew Nembhard outshined the Splash Brothers on their home court. Nembhard scored a season-high 31 points and added 13 assists and eight rebounds to lead the undermanned Indiana Pacers to a 112-104 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night....

Doncic, Mavericks preserve big lead, roll past Suns 130-111

Dec. 05, 2022 23:59 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks got the most important victory over Phoenix in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals last season. Now they can say goodbye to that pesky 10-game, regular-season losing streak. Doncic scored 33 points, Spencer...

Leonard returns, hits game-winner as Clippers beat Hornets

Dec. 05, 2022 22:31 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard couldn't have drawn up a better return. The five-time All-Star had 16 points, including an 18-foot jumper with 1.4 seconds to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 119-117 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night in his return from a...

With 99 points in 2 games, Lakers' Anthony Davis on big roll

Dec. 05, 2022 09:24 AM EST

Anthony Davis is healthy. His numbers have never been healthier. And, not coincidentally, the Los Angeles Lakers are playing like the team they expected to be. With 99 points in his last two games — his most ever in a span of two regular-season contests — Davis is...

Trail Blazers beat Pacers in Lillard's return from injury

Dec. 05, 2022 00:42 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jerami Grant scored 28 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers over the Indiana Pacers 116-100 on Sunday night. Blazers star Damian Lillard scored 21 points and had six assists in his first game since returning from a calf strain he suffered on Nov. 19....

Davis scores 55 points, leads Lakers over Wizards 130-119

Dec. 04, 2022 21:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Davis dazzled so much, he heard fans chanting “MVP!” And that came while playing on the road. Davis scored 55 points on sizzling 22-of-30 shooting and added 17 rebounds, leading the Los Angeles Lakers over the Washington Wizards 130-119 Sunday night. ...

Monk, Sabonis, Kings overcome LaVine's 41 points, beat Bulls

Dec. 04, 2022 21:20 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Malik Monk scored 20 points off the bench and the Sacramento Kings overcame Zach LaVine's 41 points to beat the Chicago Bulls 110-101 on Sunday. Domantas Sabonis had 11 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists for the Kings. Sabonis recorded the first Kings...