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Paul George has 33, Clippers down the Blazers 113-112

Apr. 21, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Paul George had 33 points, including two free throws with 4.8 seconds left that gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 113-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. George also had 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, playing without Kawhi...

Timberwolves beat Kings for second time this season, 134-120

Apr. 21, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away over the final five minutes and thumped the Sacramento Kings 134-120 on Tuesday night. Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell added 28...

Irving leads short-handed Nets past Pelicans, 134-129

Apr. 21, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kyrie Irving capped a 32-point performance with a tough turnaround jumper, a driving layup through converging defenders and four free throws in the final minute, and the Brooklyn Nets held on for a 134-129 victory over the reeling New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. ...

Knicks beat Hornets 109-97, run winning streak to 7 games

Apr. 20, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett scored 18 of his 24 points in the third quarter and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-97 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory. Barrett’s offense and the Knicks’ defense changed the game after the Hornets...

Young scores 25, Williams 22, Hawks defeat Magic 112-96

Apr. 20, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 25 points, Lou Williams added 22 in his best game since returning to Atlanta and the surging Hawks pulled away in the final period for a 112-96 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. The Hawks began the day clinging to the...

Following verdict in Floyd case, USC football reflects

Apr. 20, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

USC was supposed to take the field on Tuesday for one of its final practices of the spring football season. The Trojans decided football was secondary. A short time after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and...

Many hail verdict in Floyd death, say much work remains

Apr. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

The nation watched as former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin went on trial for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee, and news of his conviction on charges of murder and manslaughter rippled across the globe. Many hailed the outcome as a step toward...

Dogs' Wheeler declares for NBA draft, enters transfer portal

Apr. 20, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

Point guard Sahvir Wheeler, who led Georgia in scoring as a sophomore, said Tuesday he is entering his name in the NCAA's transfer portal while also exploring his NBA options. Wheeler averaged 14.0 points to lead Georgia while also leading the Southeastern Conference with...

Nets: Harden out indefinitely after hamstring setback

Apr. 20, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — James Harden has had a setback with his hamstring injury and will be sidelined “indefinitely,” the club announced on Tuesday evening. “Back to square one," Nets coach Steve Nash. “We'll rehabilitate him and get him back whenever we can. Who...

Texas Tech adds 2nd signee since Mark Adams replaced Beard

Apr. 20, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has added a second signee for new head coach Mark Adams, with Dallas Baptist career scoring leader Chandler Jacobs planning to complete his accounting degree at the NCAA Division II school this semester and then join the Red Raiders as a graduate transfer. ...