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Klay Thompson scores 25, Stephen Curry blanked in first half as Warriors beat Wizards 123-112

Feb. 27, 2024 23:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Klay Thompson was asked, again, how it feels to be coming off the bench after the Golden State Warriors improved to 6-1 over the past month in games he's entered as a reserve. “Tell ’em it don’t matter, Klay! Starter or not! It don't matter!” teammate Gary...

The wild, wild Western Conference: Tight race to the finish awaits with slim separation among teams

Feb. 27, 2024 08:27 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — It's almost hard to picture a postseason without both LeBron James and Stephen Curry. And yet it very well could happen. They're both on the bubble. That's just the strength of the Western Conference this season. As it currently stands, James and his...

Grayson Allen leads balanced effort for Suns, who pull away late for 123-113 win over Lakers

Feb. 25, 2024 19:06 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — It's no surprise that the Phoenix Suns were led by a Big Three on Sunday. The twist is that those three players were Grayson Allen, Royce O'Neale and Jusuf Nurkic. Allen scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 22 and the Suns pulled away late in the...

LeBron scores 30 points, Davis handles Wembanyama's 5x5 effort in Lakers' 123-118 win over Spurs

Feb. 24, 2024 02:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Victor Wembanyama's historic “5x5” statistical performance for their seventh victory in nine games, 123-118 over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Wembanyama...

Stephen Curry scores 32 points as Warriors beat Lakers team missing LeBron James, 128-110

Feb. 23, 2024 01:12 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry started hitting big shots from the start and the Golden State Warriors dominated the Lakers without LeBron James, helping take at least some of the sting out of a double-overtime collapse when the California rivals met last month. Curry scored 32...

LeBron James out for Lakers against Warriors because of left ankle injury

Feb. 22, 2024 21:57 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is sitting out against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night with a left ankle injury. Coach Darvin Ham called it a “day-to-day thing.” “When we wake up in the morning we'll figure it out,” Ham...

The stretch run of the NBA season has arrived. It's time for the playoff push

Feb. 21, 2024 23:09 PM EST

There’s no NBA player who is a bigger fan of harness racing than Denver’s Nikola Jokic. He owns horses, goes to tracks whenever he can and even accepted one of his MVP awards while riding around at his farm in Serbia. He knows the stretch run often decides races. ...

The NBA's scoring boom is still going strong, and some wonder if that's a good thing

Feb. 19, 2024 12:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was a week in January unlike almost any other in NBA history. Joel Embiid scored 70 and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 62 one night, followed four days later by Luka Doncic scoring 73 and Devin Booker scoring 62. That’s four 60-point games in five days —...

LeBron James still committed to Paris Olympics, but health remains the big key

Feb. 18, 2024 22:02 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James still wants to participate in the Paris Olympics this summer, sure sounds like extending his NBA career for at least a couple more seasons is an option and said he would like to see his playing days end as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Of...

Second gentleman Douglas Emhoff speaks to basketball clinic, meets All-Stars, takes in HBCU game

Feb. 17, 2024 18:06 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Second gentleman Douglas Emhoff was in the first row on Saturday. The husband of Vice President Kamala Harris was courtside for the HBCU Classic at the NBA's All-Star weekend in Indianapolis, taking in a college game between Virginia Union and Winston-Salem...