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Adebayo has 24, Heat pull away to beat Nets 106-93

Oct. 27, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bam Adebayo had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 106-93 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Jimmy Butler added 17 points for Miami (3-1). P.J. Tucker finished with 15, and Tyler Herro and Dewayne Dedmon each...

Montrezl Harrell helps Wizards beat Celtics, 116-107

Oct. 27, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Montrezl Harrell scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and had 11 rebounds in the Washington Wizards' 116-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Spencer Dinwiddie added 22 points, and Bradley Beal had 17 for the Wizards. They have opened...

Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder rally from 26 down to top Lakers

Oct. 27, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 27 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 26 points down to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-115 on Wednesday night for their first win of the season. Darius Bazley added 20 points and rookie Josh Giddey had...

Bridges, Hayward lead Hornets past Magic 120-111

Oct. 27, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 31 points, Gordon Hayward added 24 and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Orlando Magic 120-111 on Wednesday night for their fourth win in five games. Bridges, who scored 30 or more points for the third time in four games, hit a...

Russell, Towns lead T'Wolves to rare win at Milwaukee

Oct. 27, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 29 points, Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards each added 25, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks 113-108 on Wednesday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 16 rebounds for the...

Young's 31 points lift Hawks past Pelicans, 102-99

Oct. 27, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trae Young scored 31 points and the Atlanta Hawks capitalized on 21 offensive rebounds to hold off the New Orleans Pelicans 102-99 on Wednesday night. The teams were tied at 98 when the Pelicans' Brandon Ingram, who had 20 points, attempted a...

VanVleet scores 26, Raptors beat Pacers for 1st home win

Oct. 27, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet had a season-high 26 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, OG Anunoby scored a season-high 25 points, and the Toronto Raptors won at home for the first time in 20 months, beating the Indiana Pacers 118-100 on Wednesday night. Scottie Barnes...

Wizards center Gafford leaves with right quad injury

Oct. 27, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Washington center Daniel Gafford had to be helped off the court and was brought straight to the locker room Wednesday night in the Wizards' game against the Boston Celtics. The 6-foot-10 Gafford collided with Celtics forward Jaylen Brown and went to the...

Home of Avs, Nuggets to require COVID-19 proof from fans

Oct. 27, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Kroenke Sports & Entertainment announced Wednesday that beginning Nov. 10, Ball Arena will require fans 12 and older to show proof they're fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event for admission. ...

Lakers' LeBron James out vs. Thunder with sore right ankle

Oct. 27, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James will miss the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night because of a sore right ankle. James was injured Sunday night in a victory over Memphis and missed the Lakers’ 125-121 overtime win at San...