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Achiuwa leads Raptors to 123-105 win over Trail Blazers

Jan. 29, 2023 01:49 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Precious Achiuwa scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in place of the injured OG Anunoby to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 123-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and Gary Trent Jr. added 19 against...

Brown forces OT, Celtics snap skid by beating LA 125-121

Jan. 29, 2023 00:51 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lakers guard Patrick Beverly grabbed a courtside camera in an effort to show referee Eric Lewis what everyone who'd watched the replay already knew: LeBron James was fouled on his missed layup at the end of regulation. Instead of getting the call, Beverly drew a...

Jazz hold off late rally, beat Doncic-less Mavericks 108-100

Jan. 29, 2023 00:47 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points, Malik Beasley added 19 and the Utah Jazz took advantage of Dallas star Luka Doncic’s absence to beat the Mavericks 108-100 on Saturday night. Doncic sat out because of a sprained left ankle. Jordan Clarkson...

Gafford double-double leads Wizards past Pelicans 113-103

Jan. 29, 2023 00:26 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Daniel Gafford had a season-high 21 points to go with 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Washington Wizards beat the reeling New Orleans Pelicans 113-103 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. “No matter what, I just kept playing," said...

Edwards scores 34, Timberwolves beat Kings 117-110

Jan. 29, 2023 00:12 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards had 16 of his 34 points in the pivotal third quarter, D’Angelo Russell scored 25 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 117-110 win against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 14 rebounds for...

Paul, Bridges help Suns escape Spurs in overtime, 121-116

Jan. 28, 2023 23:40 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Chris Paul scored 31 points, Mikal Bridges had 25 and the Phoenix Suns escaped with a 128-118 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. San Antonio never led and trailed by 13 early in the fourth quarter, but forced overtime with an 18-7 run...

Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James' pursuit of NBA record

Jan. 28, 2023 23:32 PM EST

A look at LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984: Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387. James points: 38,271. Difference: 116 points. James’ latest game:...

Leonard scores 32, Clippers beat Hawks for 5th straight win

Jan. 28, 2023 23:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers, Paul George added 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers won their fifth straight game, a 120-113 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. “We limited them to 25% from 3 tonight,...

DeRozan, LaVine lead Bulls to 128-109 win over Magic

Jan. 28, 2023 22:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine each scored 32 points, Nikola Vucevic added 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls turned back a late rally and beat the Orlando Magic 128-109 on Saturday night. Mo Wagner led the Magic with 27 points, combining with Cole...

Rockets beat Pistons 117-114 in matchup of NBA's worst teams

Jan. 28, 2023 22:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Kenyon Martin Jr. had a four-point possession with 31 seconds left to help the Houston Rockets beat the Detroit Pistons 117-114 on Saturday night in a matchup of the NBA's worst teams. The Rockets had a 16-8 advantage in offensive rebounds, a 21-4 edge in...