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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....

Bucks, Antetokounmpo hold off Magic 109-102

Dec. 06, 2022 00:29 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored five of his 34 points in the final two minutes Monday night to help the Milwaukee Bucks hold off a late Orlando rally in a 109-102 win over the Magic. Bobby Portis added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, and Jrue Holiday...

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...

Tatum has 31, Celtics beat Raptors 116-110 for 7th win in 8

Dec. 05, 2022 23:30 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Jaylen Brown scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics won for the seventh time in eight games, beating the Toronto Raptors 116-110 on Monday night. Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart scored 18 points for Boston after...

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...

Giannis' 10-second (and more) FT routine draws more scrutiny

Dec. 05, 2022 23:15 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is having issues at the foul line again. Not with his accuracy — but his timing. For the second time in his team's last three games, the Milwaukee Bucks’ star had a free throw taken away because he didn’t shoot it...

Phils' Gregg wins Fishel Award for MLB PR excellence

Dec. 05, 2022 23:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies executive Kevin Gregg has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence. Major League Baseball made the announcement Monday at the winter meetings. Gregg is the vice president of baseball communications for the...

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...