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Jokic scores 27 points, Nuggets beat Suns 110-98

Oct. 21, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nikola Jokic was up to his old tricks Wednesday night, scoring on a crafty array of hook shots, 3-pointers and flat-footed jumpers. In short, the reigning MVP still looks a lot like an MVP. The 6-foot-11 Serbian poured in 27 points...

Bucks begin title defense with 127-104 victory over Nets

Oct. 19, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks didn't let the celebration of the franchise's first NBA championship in half a century distract them as they opened their title defense. In his first game since scoring 50 points in a title-clinching Game 6...

Pistons rule out Cade Cunningham for opener against Bulls

Oct. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham has been ruled out of the team's season-opening game against the Chicago Bulls due to a sprained right ankle. Detroit will host the Bulls on Wednesday night without Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft....

Holiday leaves Bucks' season opener with bruised right heel

Oct. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday left the defending champions’ season opener Tuesday night with a bruised right heel. Holiday had scored 12 points before leaving in the second quarter of Milwaukee’s game with the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks announced...

Staying a Sixer: Simmons' fate looms large in Philadelphia

Oct. 19, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and the team he led to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season put their hands together in the middle of a huddle at the end of practice and counted off, “1-2-3! Together!” Lingering outside the...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

NBA preview: Silver says he hopes Irving gets vaccinated

Oct. 18, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

Adam Silver, the basketball fan, would prefer to see Kyrie Irving on the court again with the Brooklyn Nets as soon as possible. Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would prefer to see Irving vaccinated. Silver said Monday he hopes Irving — one of...

Timeline of NBA from its start as the BAA through 1950s

Oct. 18, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

Timeline of the National Basketball Association from its founding as the Basketball Association of America through the 1950s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: June 6, 1946: Boston Garden owner Walter...

Mikan, Cousy headline AP's 1950s all-decade NBA team

Oct. 18, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

The 1950s All-Decade Team for the NBA as voted on by AP Sports staffers directly engaged with the season-long NBA At 75 series. The team members are: PAUL ARIZIN A pioneer of the jump shot known as “Pitchin’ Paul,” Arizin won scoring titles in...

Giannis vows to get better, no telling how good he can be

Oct. 18, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo sometimes looks like he might dunk from the foul line. Other times, the Milwaukee Bucks forward struggles just to reach the rim with a shot from it. Even with holes to fill in his game, Antetokounmpo is already among the best...