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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...

LaMelo Ball nearing return to action for the Hornets

Apr. 19, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been cleared to return to individual basketball activity by doctors after having a cast removed from his right wrist. It's unclear at this point when he'll be ready to play in a game. Ball...

Nets' Durant ruled out for Tuesday with thigh contusion

Apr. 19, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn forward Kevin Durant will not play Tuesday when the Nets visit the New Orleans Pelicans because of a left thigh contusion. It will be Durant's 34th missed game this season. He has appeared in 24, the latest of those being Sunday in Miami. He had...

Rozier, Hornets snap 4-game skid, beat Blazers 109-101

Apr. 18, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier told coach James Borrego before Sunday night's game that the Charlotte Hornets needed a win over Portland, and that he was available to play extra minutes, if needed. Rozier broke loose 34 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in 39...

Knicks rally late, top Pelicans in OT for 6th win in row

Apr. 18, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Knicks' longest winning streak in seven years was seconds away from ending and the New Orleans Pelicans were told what to do to stop it. They didn't follow instructions, and a few minutes later the Knicks were still rolling right along. ...

Durant, Harris lead Nets to 130-115 win over Hornets

Apr. 16, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant had 25 points and 11 assists, Joe Harris scored 26 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 130-115 on Friday night. Landry Shamet added 20 points for the Nets. Kyrie Irving had 12 on the day after LaMarcus Aldridge retired...

Westbrook lifts Wiz past Pels at line after Zion foul in OT

Apr. 16, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook took over the game in overtime for the Washington Wizards, scoring 10 of their 12 points in the extra period and providing a pass that Bradley Beal turned into the other basket. If the Wizards are going to continue their turnaround...

Randle nets 32 as Knicks limit Zion, beat Pelicans 116-106

Apr. 14, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julius Randle hit contested mid-range shots, at times while fading away from the basket, as the fourth quarter wound down. When Zion Williamson tried to answer, he ran into a wall of defenders in front of the rim, and his Pelicans teammates couldn't...

Allen scores 15 in return, Cavaliers beat Hornets 103-90

Apr. 14, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jarrett Allen felt better than he expected in his first game since March 26. “I thought I'd be sluggish and a step behind everybody,” Allen said. “But I scored the first basket on a dunk and it just went from there.” ...