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Julius Randle scores 36 as Knicks rout Pistons 140-110

Nov. 29, 2022 22:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Julius Randle scored a season-high 36 points on his 28th birthday, and the New York Knicks extended their win streak against the Detroit Pistons to 11 games with a 140-110 victory on Tuesday night. Randle was 14 for 24 from the field. He also had seven rebounds and...

Mavs unclear on timeline for Walker as 4-time All-Star signs

Nov. 29, 2022 18:53 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The timeline for Kemba Walker to contribute for the Dallas Mavericks is uncertain as the four-time All-Star joins a roster in need of playmaking help behind superstar Luka Doncic. Walker went unsigned the first six weeks of the season before the 32-year-old guard was...

Rookie Nembhard hits 3 at buzzer, Pacers stun Lakers 116-115

Nov. 29, 2022 02:09 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a stunning 116-115 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Tyrese Haliburton scored 24 points and hit a tying layup...

DeRozan scores 26, Bulls hand Jazz fifth straight loss

Nov. 29, 2022 00:38 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and six assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 114-107 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Zach LaVine added 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists for the Bulls. Nikola Vucevic finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. ...

Siakam scores 18 in return, Raptors beat Cavaliers 100-88

Nov. 28, 2022 23:09 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 11 rebounds in his return from injury, O.G. Anunoby scored 20 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-88 on Monday night. Gary Trent Jr. added 14 points, Fred VanVleet had 13 and Scottie Barnes 11 as the Raptors...

Smart dishes 15, scores 22, Celtics crush Hornets 140-105

Nov. 28, 2022 23:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year showed he can do it on offense, too. Celtics point guard Marcus Smart had a career-high 15 assists on Monday night, adding 22 points to help Boston beat the Charlotte Hornets 140-105 and give the defending Eastern...

Durant scores 45, carries Nets to 109-102 win over Magic

Nov. 28, 2022 23:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored a season-high 45 points, carrying the Brooklyn Nets to a 109-102 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night that got them back to .500. Durant shot 19 of 24 from the field and added seven rebounds and five assists, playing 39 minutes on the...

Porzingis scores 41, Wizards beat Wolves after Towns hurt

Nov. 28, 2022 22:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 41 points, including 29 in the first half, and the Washington Wizards beat Minnesota 142-127 on Monday night after Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony-Towns was helped off the court in the third quarter with a right leg injury. ...

Embiid returns from injury, powers 76ers past Hawks 104-101

Nov. 28, 2022 22:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid won one for the 76ers in 60 seconds. Embiid scored seven of his 30 points in the final minute, including go-ahead 14-footer with 18.6 seconds left, and led Philadelphia past the Atlanta Hawks 104-101 in his return from a sprained left foot on Monday...

AP source: Mavs close to deal with 4-time All-Star Walker

Nov. 28, 2022 13:42 PM EST

The Dallas Mavericks are close to a deal with four-time All-Star guard Kemba Walker, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Monday. Walker's career has been on hold because of knee injuries, but the 32-year-old could give superstar Luka Doncic some...