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Davis, Westbrook lead Lakers by Spurs minus James, 125-121

Oct. 26, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Anthony Davis had 35 points and 17 rebounds, Russell Westbrook added 33 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied without LeBron James to beat the San Antonio Spurs 125-121 in overtime Tuesday night. Dejounte Murray had 21 points, 15...

Curry scores 23, Warriors top Thunder to remain unbeaten

Oct. 27, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr's plan to get Stephen Curry some extra rest didn't turn out quite how he'd hoped. Curry scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors remained undefeated, but they had to rally in the second half to beat the Oklahoma...

LeBron James to miss Lakers game vs. Spurs due to sore ankle

Oct. 26, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James will not play in the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Spurs in San Antonio on Tuesday night due to a sore right ankle. James was evaluated by the team's medical staff, and did not participate in the Lakers' shootaround or pre-game...

Kennard has 23, Clippers rout Blazers 116-86 for 1st win

Oct. 26, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Kennard scored 23 points, tying his career high with six 3-pointers, and Los Angeles ran away early to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-86 for the Clippers' first win of the season on Monday night. “If I make two or three in a row, I’m...

Hall of Famer Payton looks to make mark as college coach

Oct. 25, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Way up in the Oakland Hills, Gary Payton is hollering good-naturedly as if he's still on the court during his days as a dynamic point guard with the Seattle SuperSonics, this time instructing his Lincoln University assistant coaches exactly where to stand for a group...

Lakers overcome Morant's 40-points, beat Grizzlies 121-118

Oct. 25, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmelo Anthony got the game ball after the Los Angeles Lakers’ first victory of the season. Anthony had just scored a team-high 28 points, moving into ninth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, and was asked to make a speech. The 37-year-old...

Stephen Curry reaches 5,000 assists, Warriors beat Kings

Oct. 25, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 27 points and became the first player in Warriors franchise history to reach 5,000 assists, helping Golden State improve to 3-0 with a 119-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. Curry had 10 assists and...

McCollum helps Blazers rout Suns for first win of season

Oct. 24, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups was happy to have an extra pair of clothes on Saturday night. He needed them after getting drenched by his players as they celebrated his first career victory as a head coach. CJ McCollum scored 28 points...

Morant scores 28, leads Grizz to 120-114 win over Clippers

Oct. 24, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja Morant led five starters in double figures with 28 points and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 120-114 in their home opener Saturday night. Morant burned Cleveland for 37 points — second-most in franchise history in a...

Dwight, AD downplay confrontation in Lakers' loss to Suns

Oct. 23, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis both say their physical confrontation on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench was a momentary disagreement that has already been resolved. Even if their big men are getting along again, the Lakers have a whole lot more...