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Tatum scores 32, Celtics edge Trail Blazers for 4th straight

Apr. 14, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 32 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final moments, and the Boston Celtics held off the Portland Trail Blazers 116-115 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to four games. Jaylen Brown added 24 points and Kemba...

Suns get big night from bench, cruise past Heat 106-86

Apr. 14, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Cam Payne was the man who got the curtain call on Tuesday night. The backup guard sheepishly grinned and waved to the screaming Phoenix Suns' fans as he trotted off the court postgame. Usually, those cheers are reserved for All-Stars like Devin Booker or...

NBA-leading Jazz deal Thunder seventh straight loss, 106-96

Apr. 14, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic knew the Jazz would look to him to take a leading role with three of Utah's primary players out. Bogdanovic scored 23 points and Donovan Mitchell added 22 as the Utah Jazz beat the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder 106-96 on Tuesday...

Kuzma nets 24, lifts Lakers past short-handed Hornets 101-93

Apr. 13, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Frank Vogel isn't complaining about the Los Angeles Lakers finishing a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 record. “I think all of our guys are really fatigued right now,” the Lakers' second-year head coach said. “We are stretched really thin...

George dominates Pacers, leads Clippers to 6th straight win

Apr. 13, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George continued to dominate his former team by scoring 36 points on Tuesday night and leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 126-115 victory at Indiana. The Clippers have won six straight. George also had seven rebounds and...

Bogdanovic, Capela lead Hawks past Raptors 107-103

Apr. 13, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 23 points, Clint Capela added 19 points and 21 rebounds, and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors 107-103 on Tuesday night for their seventh win in eight games. “Our depth is something we talked about when...

Durant, Nets top Wolves 127-97 in makeup game after shooting

Apr. 13, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The show in Minnesota went on, the day after raw emotion from a fatal police shooting of a local Black man was too strong to play. Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets made quick work of the Timberwolves, even if focus was harder to come by than usual....

Warriors promote Brandon Schneider to president and COO

Apr. 13, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the past decade, Brandon Schneider watched every leader among the Golden State Warriors to see how they all operated. From the small organizational staff meetings to the big decisions, he soaked in everything he could. The Warriors promoted the...

Thunder sign forward Gabriel Deck

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Gabriel Deck to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Deck, a 6-foot-8 forward who played for Argentina at the 2016 Olympics, spent the last three...

Ex-UNC athletes join program to profit from college careers

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More than 100 former North Carolina men's basketball and women's soccer players are joining a group-licensing program allowing them to profit from their playing days with the Tar Heels. The school announced an agreement Tuesday with marketing...