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Finney-Smith's late 3 helps Mavs to 116-115 win over Nuggets

Dec. 07, 2022 01:43 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Dorian Finney-Smith had someone in his ear after missing a late 3-pointer. It was Luka Doncic and his message was straightforward: Shoot it again if the opportunity arises. He followed Doncic's directions. He wouldn't miss. Finney-Smith...

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....

Rockets outlast 76ers in 2 OTs; Harden 4 for 19 in return

Dec. 06, 2022 00:16 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jalen Green scored 27 points and Kevin Porter Jr. added 24 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 132-123 double-overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night as James Harden struggled through his return from injury. Harden had 21 points but shot 4 for 19...

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...

Jones' career-high 28 points lead Grizzlies past Heat 101-93

Dec. 05, 2022 23:55 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyus Jones had a career-high 28 points and 10 assists to lead the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies to a 101-93 victory over Miami Heat on Monday night. Santi Aldama added 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Dillon Brooks finished with 17 for Memphis, which played...

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 35 as Thunder rally past Hawks

Dec. 05, 2022 23:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 35 points, Josh Giddey had 12 of his 17 points in the final period, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 121-114 on Monday night. Dejounte Murray finished with 24...

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...