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Randle sends Knicks past Hawks 137-127 in OT for 8th in row

Apr. 22, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle had 40 points and 10 rebounds to lead New York to a 137-127 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, the Knicks' NBA-best eighth straight win. Randle’s driving layup with eight seconds left in regulation gave New York a...

Suns survive heave from Embiid in 116-113 win over 76ers

Apr. 22, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid grabbed a two-handed rebound, turned and heaved an 85-foot, right-handed strike with a throw ripped from Bryce Harper's playbook that banked off the glass and rattled off the front and back of the rim and out. The Philadelphia center was...

Hield's late 3 lifts Kings past Timberwolves 128-125

Apr. 22, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 29 points, including a 3-pointer with 8.8 seconds remaining, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 128-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Moments after Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell missed from above...

Clippers recover after poor start, beat Grizzlies 117-105

Apr. 22, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Kennard scored a season-high 28 points and the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers rallied from an 18-point, first-quarter deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 117-105 on Wednesday night. Marcus Morris added 25 points and Terance Mann had 19...

Jokic scores 25, Denver beats Portland for 4th straight win

Apr. 22, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and made three key free throws down the stretch to give the Denver Nuggets a 106-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Michael Porter Jr. added 17 points, all in the opening quarter, and the...

Adebayo, Butler lead Heat by Spurs for third straight win

Apr. 22, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Miami got to rest Bam Adebayo in one game and inspire him in the next. Adebayo scored 23 points while Jimmy Butler had 18 points and 11 assists to help the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-87 on Wednesday night for their third straight...

Doncic, Mavs beat Pistons 127-117 to stop 4-game home skid

Apr. 21, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 10 rebounds, Kristaps Porzingis added 19 points and seven boards and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 127-117 on Wednesday night to stop a four-game home losing streak. Jalen Brunson scored 18 of his 20 points in...

Wizards rookie Avdija wheeled off court with ankle injury

Apr. 21, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards rookie Deni Avdija suffered a serious-looking injury to his right ankle and was taken from the court in a wheelchair during Washington's 118-114 victory over Golden State on Wednesday night. Avdija landed awkwardly after missing a layup late in...

Curry finally goes cold, Beal rallies Wizards past Warriors

Apr. 21, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-point first half that was shocking by his recent standards, Stephen Curry faked out Alex Len and tried a wide-open floater from the lane that clanked off the rim. He slapped his hands in frustration as he ran down the court. A minute...

Clarkson scores 22 points, NBA-leading Jazz beat Rockets

Apr. 21, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points, Joe Ingles had 21 and the NBA-leading Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 112-89 on Wednesday night. The Jazz have won four of their last five games. The 23-point margin was Utah’s most-lopsided victory over Houston...