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Irving fined $25,000 by NBA for cursing at fan in Cleveland

Jan. 20, 2022 15:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for cursing at a fan in Cleveland. Irving's comments to the fan during the second quarter of Brooklyn's 114-107 loss on Monday were captured on video. Irving used profanity in reminding the...

Bulls G Ball to have knee surgery, sidelined 6-8 weeks

Jan. 20, 2022 15:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be out six to eight weeks, the team announced Thursday. Ball has missed three games since a 42-point loss to Golden State last week. Coach Billy Donovan said Wednesday...

Jokic has 49, triple-double as Nuggets edge Clippers in OT

Jan. 20, 2022 02:29 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 49 points, 14 rebounds and fed Aaron Gordon for a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in overtime for his 10th assist, giving the Denver Nuggets a 130-128 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Jokic drew a double-team,...

Pacers roll past Lakers in 4th quarter for skid-stopping win

Jan. 20, 2022 01:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caris LeVert scored a franchise-record 22 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Malcolm Brogdon added 19 and the Indiana Pacers increased the pressure on Lakers coach Frank Vogel with a 111-104 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Domantas Sabonis had...

Joseph hits winner, Pistons rally late to stun Kings 133-131

Jan. 20, 2022 01:35 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cory Joseph made a 14-foot jumper with 25.9 seconds remaining to cap a game-ending 11-0 run that rallied the Detroit Pistons past the Sacramento Kings 133-131 on Wednesday night. Saddiq Bey had 30 points and seven rebounds to help the Pistons (11-33) win...

Mathews scores 23, Rockets rally past scuffling Jazz 116-111

Jan. 20, 2022 01:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Garrison Mathews scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to send the Houston Rockets to a 116-111 victory over the scuffling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Jae’sean Tate chipped in with 18 points and Eric Gordon scored 16. Kevin Porter Jr. had 15 points...

Doncic leads streaking Mavericks to 102-98 win over Raptors

Jan. 20, 2022 00:18 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored a season-high 41 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 to play, and tied his season best with 14 rebounds as the surging Dallas Mavericks held off the Toronto Raptors 102-98 on Wednesday night. Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points and seven...

Giannis leads Bucks past short-handed Grizzlies, 126-114

Jan. 20, 2022 00:07 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 15 rebounds, and Khris Middleton scored 27 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 126-114 victory over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Memphis, which had won 12 of 13, was without two of its leading scorers...

DeRozan, Vucevic lead way as Bulls hold off Cavs 117-104

Jan. 20, 2022 00:05 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan understood the Chicago Bulls needed a win in a big way. A huge run to end the game made it happen. DeRozan scored 30 points, Nikola Vucevic added 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the struggling Bulls finished with a 14-2 charge to hold off the surging...

Murray has triple-double as Spurs roll past Thunder, 118-96

Jan. 19, 2022 23:46 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dejounte Murray had 23 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs made 15 3-pointers as they rolled past the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-96 on Wednesday night. It was Murray’s eighth triple-double of the season and 12th of his career. ...