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Doncic scores 28 in 26 minutes, Mavs rout Pelicans 130-84

Dec. 7, 2019 6:33 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — With Kristaps Porzingis joining Luka Doncic in the Dallas lineup this season, the Mavericks expected to be better. But Boban Marjanovic? Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes, Porzingis had 13 points and the 1,500th rebound of his career and Marjanovic had season highs of 15 points and 16...

Cavaliers defend rookie coach John Beilein amid skid

Dec. 7, 2019 2:44 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson battled Orlando's big men and then defended his rookie coach. At least some of the Cavaliers have John Beilein's back. Following a 93-87 loss to the Magic — Cleveland's 11th loss in 12 games — Thompson said he was disappointed to learn that...

Anthony Davis has 39 and Lakers rout the Blazers 136-113.

Dec. 7, 2019 2:18 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While Anthony Davis may have been feeling a bit under the weather recently, it certainly didn't show against Portland. Davis scored 39 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Blazers 136-113 on Friday night. “You see what he did on this road trip being sick? And...

Giannis scores 27 on 25th birthday, Bucks rout Clips 119-91

Dec. 7, 2019 12:47 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had plenty of time to relax and enjoy his 25th birthday Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds before exiting the game with 8:56 to play and his Milwaukee Bucks ahead by 36. The Bucks went on to win 119-91 and...

Butler's triple-double helps Heat past Wizards, 112-103

Dec. 7, 2019 12:38 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and had his second triple-double of the week, Bam Adebayo had a career-high 24 points and the Miami Heat beat the Washington Wizards 112-103 on Friday night. Butler finished with 11 assists and 11 rebounds for Miami, which is 9-0 at home for the first time in...

Thunder hit buzzer-beater to force OT, then top Timberwolves

Dec. 7, 2019 12:34 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder had found multiple ways to lose close games this season. Not this time. Chris Paul scored a season-high 30 points and Oklahoma City pulled off an improbable 139-127 overtime victory over the Timberwolves on Friday night. With Minnesota ahead 121-119 and 1.1 seconds...

Aldridge, Spurs rally late to beat Kings 105-104 in OT

Dec. 7, 2019 12:32 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Enduring a dismal start to the season allowed the Spurs to see the beauty in an ugly victory. LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds in his return from an injury and San Antonio rallied from nine points down in the final 1:50 of regulation before beating the Sacramento Kings...

Tatum (26 pts), Brown (21) help Celtics beat Denver 108-95

Dec. 6, 2019 11:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — It's been a long time since Boston fans went home unhappy. The Celtics remained perfect at home for the season, getting 26 points from Jayson Tatum and 21 from Jaylen Brown to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-95 on Friday night. Boston is 9-0 at the TD Garden, prolonging a city-wide streak in...

Harris, Jordan lead Nets past Hornets, 111-104

Dec. 6, 2019 11:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven months ago, Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris won the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-point contest at the Spectrum Center. On Friday night, Harris was at it again by scoring 22 points and hitting six 3-pointers as the Nets continued their recent strong play in road games with a...

Harris, Jordan lead Nets past Hornets, 111-104

Dec. 6, 2019 11:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven months ago, Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris won the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-point contest at the Spectrum Center. On Friday night, Harris was at it again by scoring 22 points and hitting six 3-pointers as the Nets continued their recent strong play in road games with a...