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Magic beat Clippers 116-111 in OT, snap 9-game losing streak

Dec. 07, 2022 23:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Pablo Banchero scored 10 of his 23 points in overtime and the Orlando Magic snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 116-111 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Banchero, the top overall pick in the NBA draft, made all six of his free...

Paolo's Diary: Magic rookie says he's doing much learning

Dec. 07, 2022 08:01 AM EST

(EDITOR’S NOTE — Orlando Magic rookie and No. 1 overall draft pick Paolo Banchero is doing a periodic diary with The Associated Press this season to chronicle his first year in the NBA. This is his second installment, the first since the regular season started. The Magic are an NBA-worst 5-20...

Kings beat Pistons 137-129, extend winning streak to 6 games

Nov. 20, 2022 21:28 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox had 33 points and seven assists and the Sacramento Kings extended their winning streak to six games with a 137-129 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. “This is the best basketball he’s played in his career," Harrison Barnes...

Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane fined $15K for kicking ball

Nov. 10, 2022 15:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane $15,000 on Thursday for kicking a ball into the stands. Joe Dumars, the league's executive vice president and head of basketball operations, announced the fine. Bane kicked the ball into the stands...

Green, Johnson lead No. 15 Auburn past George Mason, 70-52

Nov. 07, 2022 23:39 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn's outside shots weren't falling in its season opener but that didn't matter much because the defense was on point. Wendell Green Jr. scored 16 points while K.D. Johnson and Johni Broome each had 12 to lead the 15th-ranked Tigers to a 70-52 victory over...

TIPOFF: No. 7 Duke's class heads list of impact freshmen

Nov. 04, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

While NBA teams are looking ahead to the upcoming draft with much anticipation, that doesn’t necessarily mean the incoming freshman class of college basketball players is any better than usual. The fact of the matter is that the top 2023 draft prospects aren’t playing college...

In NIL era, business is good for college hoops returnees

Nov. 03, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

Armando Bacot didn’t bolt early from North Carolina after a memorable run to the NCAA championship game to chase a professional playing career. Neither did Gonzaga’s Drew Timme, an All-American star of one of the nation’s top programs. No, business is already good for men’s...

G League preview: Top prospect Scoot Henderson leads Ignite

Nov. 03, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

Jason Hart has been making the comparison for about a year now. When the coach of the G League Ignite sees Scoot Henderson, a certain NBA player comes into his mind. “He’s like a young Derrick Rose,” Hart said. That’s high praise. And a high standard. Rose was...

NIL money a magnet for college basketball players

Nov. 03, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

The NCAA's name, likeness and image policy has opened the doors for college basketball players to earn a little — and sometimes a lot — of money while they are still in school. There are players who have NIL deals with Gatorade, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dollar Shave Club, even...

76ers stripped of 2nd-round picks next 2 years for tampering

Oct. 31, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NBA stripped the Philadelphia 76ers of second-round draft picks in 2023 and 2024 on Monday after an investigation into tampering during offseason free-agency moves. The league said the Sixers engaged in discussions involving free agents P.J. Tucker and...