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Iafallo scores in OT, Kings rally for 3-2 win over Red Wings

Nov. 15, 2019 3:16 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young forwards Alex Iafallo and Adrian Kempe did enough to help the Los Angeles Kings to consecutive wins. Iafallo scored 23 seconds into overtime and the Kings beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Thursday night. Kempe scored with 1:48 remaining in the third period to tie the game at...

Plumlee, bench help Nuggets rally past Nets 101-93

Nov. 15, 2019 2:43 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had plenty of postgame jokes — about the bench and especially about Paul Millsap. The Denver big man was simply in a playful mood after another come-from-behind win. Jokic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Mason Plumlee provided a boost off the bench and the Nuggets wore down...

Pelicans spoil Paul George’s return, beat Clippers 132-127

Nov. 15, 2019 1:34 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. George was playing for the first time since...

Oubre Jr. scores season-high 30, Suns beat Hawks 128-112

Nov. 15, 2019 12:47 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. followed his worst game of the season with his best and it’s a huge reason the Phoenix Suns kept rolling through their early season schedule. Oubre scored a season-high 30 points, Devin Booker added 27 and the Suns beat the Atlanta Hawks 128-112 on Thursday night....

AP Source: Carmelo Anthony to return to NBA with Blazers

Nov. 15, 2019 12:47 AM EST

Carmelo Anthony is getting another shot in the NBA. The 10-time All-Star is returning to the league with the Portland Trail Blazers, a person with knowledge of the details said Thursday. Anthony hasn’t played since a short stint with the Houston Rockets ended a little more than a year ago after just 10...

Giannis drops 30-plus again to lead Bucks past Bulls 124-115

Nov. 15, 2019 12:33 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ensured the Milwaukee Bucks’ dominance over the Chicago Bulls didn’t end Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 15 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added a season-high 31 points and eight assists, and the Bucks withstood another historic effort by Chicago...

Holiday’s 36 points push Pelicans past Clippers 132-127

Nov. 15, 2019 12:23 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul George expected to shoot well in his Clippers’ debut because his surgically repaired shoulders felt great. It was the rest of his game — from ball handling to defense — that concerned him. Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from George three times...

Knicks spoil Porzingis’ return to New York, win 106-103

Nov. 15, 2019 12:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis couldn’t even hide from the taunts during the national anthem. He’s an enemy now to Knicks fans, and they treated him as rudely as any foe that has played at Madison Square Garden in recent years. “I get it around this league,” Knicks forward...

Nunn, Adebayo lead Heat past Cavaliers 108-97

Nov. 14, 2019 10:19 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Miami Heat didn't let a night of dominant play slip away in the fourth quarter. Rookie Kendrick Nunn scored 23 points, Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Miami, which led the entire game, held off a late Cleveland run and defeated the Cavaliers 108-97 on Thursday night....

Huddled in locker room after shooting, team relied on texts

Nov. 14, 2019 10:02 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When gunfire rang out Thursday morning at his high school, basketball player Noah Sanchez was working on his outside shot in the gym before class, listening to pop music playing in his headphones. He didn’t hear the shots in the nearby quad, but word traveled fast,...