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Glen Rice Jr. to face court Wednesday after arrest

Nov. 18, 2019 3:00 AM EST

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. will appear in an Auckland court Wednesday to face charges stemming from his arrest days after joining the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian National Basketball League. The New Zealand Breakers have placed Rice on indefinite...

James, Lakers start fast in racing past Hawks 122-101

Nov. 18, 2019 1:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James wasn’t about to send Kobe Bryant home disappointed. With the former Lakers great sitting courtside, the team’s current ranking superstar scored 12 of his 33 points during a breathtaking opening nine minutes for Los Angeles, which raced to a 25-point lead and...

Redick scores 26, Pelicans top reeling Warriors 108-100

Nov. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday looked to find J.J. Redick shot opportunities early and often against Golden State, and Reddick validated Holiday’s approach in short order. “I’m looking for him every time,” said Holiday, who in the first quarter assisted on five Redick jump...

Vucevic, Fournier help Magic hold off Wizards, 125-121

Nov. 17, 2019 10:10 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Markelle Fultz is fitting in nicely with the Orlando Magic. The former No. 1 overall pick had 19 points and the deciding defensive play in a 125-121 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday night. Nikola Vucevic had 30 points and 17 rebounds and Evan Fournier added 25 points and...

Murray scores 39 as Nuggets rout Grizzlies 131-114

Nov. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jamal Murray didn’t take long to erase a bad night against Brooklyn. Murray, who was missed 10 of 11 shots against the Nets last time out, connected on his first four on Sunday en route to a season-high 39 points as the Nuggets dominated the Memphis Grizzlies for a 131-114...

Kings snap Celtics' 10-game win streak with 100-99 Victory

Nov. 17, 2019 8:02 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Boston Celtics were an unlucky bounce away from extending an historic start to their season. Instead, the Sacramento Kings walked away with a huge victory. Buddy Hield scored a season-high 35 points, Richaun Holmes hit two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining to give...

Harris, Embiid lead 76ers to 114-95 rout of Cavaliers

Nov. 17, 2019 7:22 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers made certain there was no late drama against the Cleveland Cavaliers this time. A few days after a one-point victory over the Cavaliers at home, the 76ers jumped ahead early and steadily built the lead for a 114-95 rout Sunday. Cleveland nearly pulled off an upset in...

Former Auburn, NBA player Marquis Daniels in auto accident

Nov. 17, 2019 7:16 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn and NBA player Marquis Daniels was injured in an automobile accident. An Auburn basketball spokesman says Daniels was in the accident Saturday night in Auburn and was transported to a Birmingham hospital for treatment. The spokesman didn’t disclose any further...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s Cup Series championship

Nov. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Kyle Busch has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, giving team owner Joe Gibbs his fifth title. Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut and clinched his second title in five years...

Rice Jr. ordered not to play by Australia’s NBL after arrest

Nov. 17, 2019 9:14 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's National Basketball League has ordered the New Zealand Breakers not to play former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. after his arrest Thursday morning over an altercation in an Auckland bar. Rice traveled with the Breakers to Perth for their league match...