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Bam back, Butler gets triple-double, Heat top Raptors 104-99

Jan. 17, 2022 22:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The final rebound of the game fell into Jimmy Butler's hands just a moment or two before the final buzzer, and Bam Adebayo started celebrating for two reasons. One, he knew Butler had just gotten a triple-double. Two, the Miami Heat had just won his...

McCollum returns, scores 16 points in Blazers' 98-88 win

Jan. 17, 2022 22:41 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 16 points in his first game back from a collapsed lung, Jusuf Nurkic added 21 points and a season-best 22 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 98-88 Monday night. McCollum missed 17 games over six weeks after being...

Hawks rally to beat Bucks 121-114, snap 10-game home skid

Jan. 17, 2022 22:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 30 points for the struggling Atlanta Hawks, who trailed for much of the game before rallying for a 121-114 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night to snap a 10-game home losing streak. Winning at State Farm Arena for the first time since...

Nets' star Irving steadfast on vaccine despite Durant injury

Jan. 17, 2022 20:37 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving insists an injury to teammate Kevin Durant won't change his stance on not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Irving, who only recently returned to action after a drawn-out stalemate over getting vaccinated, said Monday following a loss...

Bane, Morant score 25 apiece to lead Grizzlies past Bulls

Jan. 17, 2022 19:44 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Desmond Bane and Ja Morant scored 25 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the short-handed Chicago Bulls 119-106 on Monday afternoon for their 12th win in 13 games. Brandon Clarke added 15 points and seven rebounds, missing only one of his eight...

Nets drop first game without Durant, fall to Cavs 114-107

Jan. 17, 2022 18:53 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Durant wasn't there to make the big shot, snatch the key rebound or take over like he's done countless times. The Brooklyn Nets knew life would be challenging without their superstar. On Monday, that became reality — and their foreseeable...

Batum scores season-high 32, Clippers beat Pacers 139-133

Jan. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum scored all of his season-high 32 points in the second half, Reggie Jackson added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Indiana Pacers 139-133 on Monday in a matchup of sub-.500 teams. Marcus Morris had 21 points for the Clippers, who...

Kuzma, Beal lead Wizards to 117-98 rout of 76ers

Jan. 17, 2022 18:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joseph Blair was next in Washington's line of succession. With coach Wes Unseld Jr. and assistant Pat Delany in health and safety protocols, it would be his job to run the team. Blair's players made that task a little easier. “Some feelings, words...

Bridges scores 38, Hornets beat Knicks without Ball

Jan. 17, 2022 16:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Miles Bridges made sure LaMelo Ball wasn't missed. Bridges scored a career-high 38 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading the Charlotte Hornets to a 97-87 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday. Terry Rozier added 22 points. He and Bridges...

Tatum scores 27, Celtics rally past Pelicans 104-92

Jan. 17, 2022 16:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 27 points and the Boston Celtics erased an 18-point first-half deficit with a 104-92 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Tatum scored 21 in the second half to help Boston rally for its fifth win in six games. Dennis...