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Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Pistons

Jan. 19, 2022 01:55 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson found his shooting stroke and Warriors fans roared at every chance. Just like the old days. Thompson had 21 points, reigning scoring champ Stephen Curry added 18 and Golden State returned from a tough trip to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-86 on...

Towns' three-point play helps Wolves edge Knicks 112-110

Jan. 18, 2022 23:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This was always Jacqueline Cruz-Towns' favorite game, when her family could gather to watch her son play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. She died of complications related to COVID-19 in April 2020, but Karl-Anthony Towns' father, sister and other...

Women's basketball pioneer Lusia Harris dies at 66

Jan. 18, 2022 21:24 PM EST

Lusia Harris, who became the only woman to be officially drafted by an NBA team and scored the first points in women's basketball history at the Olympics, died Tuesday, her family announced. She was 66. “We are deeply saddened to share the news that our angel, matriarch, sister,...

Becky Hammon: 'Right time' to leave NBA, return to WNBA

Jan. 18, 2022 20:17 PM EST

Becky Hammon said she has always followed her heart and not worried about what other people think of her career decisions. There were concerns when she chose to play at Colorado State instead of a bigger school. There was backlash about her playing for Russia in the Olympics and now...

Walker (knee) back in Knicks' starting lineup vs Wolves

Jan. 18, 2022 19:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kemba Walker was back in the starting lineup for the New York Knicks against Minnesota after missing nine games with a sore left knee. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Walker would warm up before the game Tuesday to see if he was ready to play, and the Knicks announced...

Expectations skyrocket in Grizzlies' Ja Morant's 3rd season

Jan. 18, 2022 18:21 PM EST

A season that started with All-Star goals for Memphis guard Ja Morant have grown far beyond that. The third-year point guard has emerged as a legitimate MVP candidate. Opposing coaches use words like “special,” a “true All-Star” and “one of the NBA's best...

Pacers lose Turner for at least two weeks with injured foot

Jan. 18, 2022 16:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers expect center Myles Turner to miss at least the next two weeks with an injured left foot. Team officials announced Tuesday that the 6-foot-11 Turner was examined by multiple specialists who diagnosed him with a “stress reaction.” Turner...

Warriors minority owner under fire for comments on Uyghurs

Jan. 18, 2022 15:31 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Golden State Warriors minority owner who said “nobody cares" about the Uyghurs in China is under fire and the team is distancing itself from him. On the latest edition of his All-In Podcast, billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya dismissed the situation in...

Chan, Zuckerberg fighting Native American vaccine hesitancy

Jan. 18, 2022 15:15 PM EST

Dallas Goldtooth, known for his role in the hit FX television series “Reservation Dogs,” slowly swivels in his chair to face the camera in a recent TikTok video. As he looks at the audience, a voice-over announcer says, “When people refuse to get vaccinated but also talk about protecting...

MLS Crew names Bernert as senior business executive

Jan. 18, 2022 13:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew have hired Kristin Bernert as president of business operations, the latest woman to move into a prominent executive role in Major League Soccer. Haslam Sports Group announced Bernert's addition on Tuesday. She previously spent 10 years with...