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Memorable LeBron James moments as he closes in on NBA record

Feb. 02, 2023 10:19 AM EST

As LeBron James closes in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and is about to become the NBA's career scoring leader the journey has included several memorable moments. And there have been many. Many. Through 20 seasons and four NBA championships, the list of James' unforgettable...

Murray scores 21 points, Hawks roll past Suns 132-100

Feb. 02, 2023 01:11 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Trae Young rose up for a 3-pointer in the second half that left his hands way too hard, hurtling toward the basket before slamming off the backboard and through the hoop. Atlanta's star guard shrugged and ran back down the court with a sheepish grin. ...

Markkanen, Conley power Jazz to 131-128 win over Raptors

Feb. 02, 2023 00:52 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 28 points and 13 rebounds and Mike Conley added a three-point play and two clutch free throws in the closing minutes to lift the Utah Jazz to a 131-128 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. “Taking my time, having a little more...

Russell, Edwards help Timberwolves beat Warriors in OT

Feb. 01, 2023 23:52 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Edwards took over in overtime after Russell fouled out and the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the Golden State Warriors 119-114 on Wednesday night. Russell fouled out after two quick...

Gordon, rookie Eason help Rockets defeat Thunder 112-106

Feb. 01, 2023 23:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Eric Gordon had a season-high 25 points and rookie Tari Eason added career-high 20 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 112-106 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. The Rockets (13-38), who have the worst record in the Western Conference, have won...

Sabonis' double-double helps Kings power past Spurs 119-109

Feb. 01, 2023 23:21 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Domantas Sabonis scored a season-high 34 points and had 11 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings beat San Antonio 119-109 on Wednesday night, handing the beleaguered Spurs their seventh straight loss. “If they are going to be down there trying to guard him...

Tatum scores 31, Celtics sizzle in 139-96 rout of Nets

Feb. 01, 2023 23:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 31 points and had nine rebounds and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 139-96 win over the short-handed Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Jaylen Brown added 26 points as both of Boston’s stars knocked down seven 3-pointers in a game the Celtics...

Lillard, Simons lead Trail Blazers past Grizzlies, 122-112

Feb. 01, 2023 22:57 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 42 points and 10 assists, Anfernee Simons added 26 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 122-112 on Wednesday night. Jerami Grant had 18 points in the first half, before leaving because of concussion...

Embiid, Harden double-doubles lift 76ers past Magic 105-94

Feb. 01, 2023 22:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden refused to stump for an all All-Star bid. After another standout game in a Philadelphia 76ers win in which he fell one rebound shy of a triple-double, Harden can let his statistics sell his candidacy. Joel Embiid had 28 points and 11 rebounds,...

Denver's Michael Malone gets All-Star Game coaching nod

Feb. 01, 2023 22:06 PM EST

Michael Malone might coach Nikola Jokic in the All-Star Game. He might get the rare chance to coach against him, too. Malone and the staff of the Denver Nuggets have clinched their trip to Salt Lake City for All-Star weekend. Malone will coach Team LeBron — the team that will be...