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Devin Booker scores 35 points, Kevin Durant adds 24 to help the Suns beat the Rockets, 110-105

Mar. 01, 2024 00:46 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix All-Star Devin Booker and Houston rookie Cam Whitmore got into a minor scuffle midway through the fourth quarter Thursday night and both players were called for a technical foul. With a couple big blocks on the ensuing possession, Suns center Jusuf Nurkic was...

Wembanyama, Spurs beat Thunder 132-118 to snap 5-game skid

Mar. 01, 2024 00:06 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama punctuated snapping a five-game skid by shouting an explicative into a live house microphone to let Spurs fans know how much he missed playing in front of them. “I think just let him be him,” San Antonio point...

Suspended Heat big man Thomas Bryant receives championship ring from Nuggets, then leaves arena

Feb. 29, 2024 23:43 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Suspended Miami Heat center Thomas Bryant received a group hug from his former Denver teammates and a glittering championship ring before promptly leaving the arena. After all, rules are rules. The NBA made an allowance for Bryant to be on hand before...

Curry has 31 points and 11 rebounds, leads Warriors to 110-99 victory over Knicks

Feb. 29, 2024 23:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A much better start for Stephen Curry led to one of the best in the NBA this season for the Golden State Warriors. Curry had 31 points and 11 rebounds, bouncing back from a scoreless first half in his last game with a double-double by the midpoint of this one, and...

Cam Johnson scores season-high 29 points to help Nets rout Hawks 124-97

Feb. 29, 2024 23:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Johnson scored a season high 29 points, hitting a season-high seven 3-pointers in 11 attempts, to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 124-97 on Thursday night to open a two-game series. Fighting for the last play-in spot in the Eastern Conference, the...

Jalen Suggs and Paolo Banchero lead the Magic to a 115-107 win over the slumping Jazz

Feb. 29, 2024 23:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Suggs hit three 3-pointers in the final three minutes and finished with 15 points as the Orlando Magic beat the Utah Jazz 115-107 on Thursday night. Paolo Banchero, back in the lineup after missing two games due to the flu, had 29 points and nine rebounds...

Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 24 points, Bucks beat Hornets 111-99 to sweep season series

Feb. 29, 2024 22:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks swept the four-game season series with Charlotte, beating the Hornets 111-99 on Thursday night to finish a home-and-home set. Malik Beasley added 19 points — hitting five 3-pointers...

Joel Embiid wants to play again this season, for the Philadelphia 76ers and US Olympic team

Feb. 29, 2024 19:29 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid wants to play again this season — for the Philadelphia 76ers, yes, even as they fade without the injured All-Star in the playoff hunt but also this summer for the U.S. Olympic team. The reigning NBA MVP, Embiid has been sidelined since early...

Atlanta Hawks waive G Patty Mills, convert G Trent Forrest to standard NBA contract

Feb. 29, 2024 16:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks waived 15-year veteran guard Patty Mills on Thursday. The 35-year-old Mills played sparingly for the Hawks after being acquired from Oklahoma City last summer. He averaged 2.7 points and 1.1 rebounds in 19 games with Atlanta. The...

Hornets finalizing deal with Nets' Jeff Peterson as head of basketball operations, AP source says

Feb. 29, 2024 12:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are finalizing a deal to make Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Jeff Peterson their new head of basketball operations, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person said the deal is expected to be completed in the...