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Paul posts 21 points, 10 assists, Suns beat Spurs 108-104

Dec. 07, 2021 00:39 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul's learned to pace himself over the years, paying attention to his 36-year-old body as he navigates the 30-35 minutes per night he usually spends on the floor for the Phoenix Suns. There's a disclaimer, though: That pacing doesn't apply to the final...

Embiid scores 43, 76ers hold off pesky Hornets 127-124 in OT

Dec. 06, 2021 23:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joel Embiid had a season-high 43 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the short-handed Charlotte Hornets 127-124 in overtime on Monday night. Tobias Harris returned from a one-game absence due to illness and had 21 points...

Bane, Brooks lead Grizzlies to fifth straight win

Dec. 06, 2021 23:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane scored 21 points each, and the surging Memphis Grizzlies beat the Miami Heat 105-90 Monday night. Memphis has won five straight without leading scorer Ja Morant, who hurt his left knee against Atlanta on Nov. 26. The Grizzlies have not...

Short-handed Hornets lean on 3-pointers, top Hawks 130-127

Dec. 06, 2021 11:10 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 32 points and the Charlotte Hornets, without four players, leaned on their 3-point shooting and beat the Atlanta Hawks 130-127 on Sunday night. Bridges made each of his four shots in the fourth quarter, when he scored 13 points. ...

Gordon, Wood guide Rockets past Pelicans for 6th win in row

Dec. 05, 2021 23:04 PM EST

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Eric Gordon and Christian Wood both scored 23 points, and the Houston Rockets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-108 on Sunday night for their sixth straight win. The Rockets have pieced together the run after losing 15 straight games. ...

Spurs withstand Warriors' rally for 112-107 victory

Dec. 05, 2021 00:22 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Derrick White scored 25 points, Dejounte Murray had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held off a furious rally to beat the Golden State Warriors 112-107 on Saturday night. The Spurs closed the game with an 8-1 run to win their...

Grizzlies hang on to beat Mavericks 97-90 after 73-point win

Dec. 05, 2021 00:18 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The next time the Memphis Grizzlies trail in what is expected to be about two weeks without Ja Morant will be the first. Desmond Bane scored a career-high 29 points, and the Grizzlies held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-90 on Saturday night in their...

Mavs star Doncic out against Grizzlies with ankle soreness

Dec. 04, 2021 20:11 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will miss Saturday night's game against Memphis, the second night of a back-to-back, with what the team says is left ankle soreness. Coach Jason Kidd said the soreness was a residual effect from the left ankle sprain that...

Ball, 3 other Hornets in NBA's health and safety protocols

Dec. 04, 2021 10:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four Charlotte Hornets players, including last year’s Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball, have been placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Saturday, an indicator they have tested positive of the coronavirus. Along with Ball, guard...

Curry bounces back, Warriors end Suns' 18-game streak 118-96

Dec. 04, 2021 01:35 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr spent a good chunk of his postgame press conference reiterating his belief that the Suns are the best team in the West. Funny, because Phoenix coach Monty Williams said pretty much the same thing about Golden State. ...