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Zubac scores 31, pulls down 29 boards; Clippers beat Pacers

Nov. 27, 2022 20:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivica Zubac had the best game of his six-year NBA career on Sunday afternoon. Yet, the Los Angeles Clippers center was frustrated after picking up his sixth foul late in the fourth quarter. It's understandable, considering Zubac was one rebound away from having...

Kriisa has triple-double, No. 17 Arizona tops Southern 95-78

Nov. 12, 2022 00:36 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kerr Kriisa had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists for his second career triple-double, leading No. 17 Arizona to a 95-78 win over Southern on Friday night in a game that featured 57 fouls, including three technicals. Kriisa, the Wildcats' junior point...

LeBron hurt late in Clippers' 114-101 win over Lakers

Nov. 10, 2022 01:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 30 points before leaving the court with pain in his left leg late in the Los Angeles Lakers' 114-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. James felt discomfort in his leg and groin shortly after he backed down Paul George to...

James, Davis help Lakers win for first time this season

Oct. 31, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and Anthony Davis added 23 to help the Los Angeles Lakers to their first win of the season with a 121-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. Russell Westbrook had 18 points for the Lakers (1-5), who had lost their first...

Analysis: Lakers are going to have to look for some help

Oct. 27, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

The season isn’t even two weeks old. Only 5% of the games have been played. Drawing any conclusions at this point would be ridiculous. Except, perhaps, this one: The Los Angeles Lakers are in trouble. The Lakers are taking an 0-4 record into Friday’s game at...

Lillard, Grant lead Blazers' late rally past Lakers, 106-104

Oct. 23, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 41 points, Jerami Grant made a driving layup with three seconds left, and the unbeaten Portland Trail Blazers kept the Los Angeles Lakers winless under new coach Darvin Ham with a 106-104 victory Sunday. Portland trailed 102-95 with 1:56 to...

Bogdanovic shines in Detroit debut, helps Pistons beat Magic

Oct. 19, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are excited about their future thanks to some young, dynamic players. Bojan Bogdanovic provides a reason to hope the present is promising, too. Bogdanovic scored 24 points in his debut with the Pistons, helping them beat the Orlando...

Playoff loss drives Antetokounmpo as he aims to regain title

Oct. 19, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is motivated by winning. In his mind, he didn’t do enough of that last season. The Milwaukee Bucks forward spent the NBA offseason working on his game and body – while also representing his country – as he makes a run at another...

NBA '22-23: 10 things to know about the upcoming season

Oct. 18, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

Nikola Jokic is about to start his chase toward something that hasn’t been done in nearly 40 years. A player winning back-to-back NBA MVP awards is rare, something that’s happened only 13 times in league history. And having done that last season, Jokic — the cornerstone of the...

NBA '22-23: Warriors out to defend, amid tons of contenders

Oct. 17, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

Golden State coach Steve Kerr went into last season uncertain if his club would be good enough to contend for another NBA championship. He got his answer. He’s getting another ring. And now, the Warriors will try to do it all again. The NBA’s 77th...