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Cavs All-Star Mitchell calls Grizzlies' Brooks dirty player

Feb. 02, 2023 23:39 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donovan Mitchell took his most vicious shots at Dillon Brooks after the game. Accusing Brooks of being a dirty player, Mitchell said the NBA needs to do something about the Memphis guard's unruly bad behavior after he smashed Cleveland's All-Star guard in the groin...

Barrett scores 30, helps Knicks hold off Heat 106-104

Feb. 02, 2023 23:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett never gave his coach a chance to sit him for long Thursday night. Barrett rebounded from a late-game benching with 30 points, Isaiah Hartenstein made big plays on both ends of the floor in the final minute and the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat...

Murray, Jokic lead charge as Nuggets beat Warriors 134-117

Feb. 02, 2023 23:32 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray had 33 points and Nikola Jokic recorded his 17th triple-double of the season, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 134-117 win over the short-handed Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Jokic finished with 22 points, 16 assists and 14 rebounds. He had a...

Mavs hang on after Doncic hurt, hand Pels 10th straight loss

Feb. 02, 2023 23:12 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 31 points before leaving with a right heel injury, and the Dallas Mavericks held on without their All-Star for a 111-106 victory over New Orleans on Thursday night, handing the travel-weary Pelicans their 10th consecutive loss. Doncic stayed in the...

James closes in on scoring record, Lakers rally past Pacers

Feb. 02, 2023 22:53 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James just put his head down and repeatedly drove to the basket Thursday night. It was his vintage move. The same late-game philosophy that led to four NBA championships and has him on the precipice of becoming the NBA's new career scoring...

Dosunmu, White lead way as Bulls beat Hornets 114-98

Feb. 02, 2023 22:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu matched a season high with 22 points, Coby White scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame shaky outings by DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine to beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-98 on Thursday night. Dosunmu made 9 of 10 shots, and White hit three...

Mavs star Doncic injures heel on fall, out against Pelicans

Feb. 02, 2023 22:29 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has been ruled out of a game against New Orleans after exiting in the third quarter with a right heel injury. Doncic stayed in the game after taking a hard fall Thursday night when he was winding up for a one-handed dunk on a drive...

Cavs All-Star Mitchell ejected after tussle with Grizzlies

Feb. 02, 2023 21:44 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell was ejected in the third quarter Thursday night against Memphis for throwing the ball at Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks after the players tangled under the basket. Brooks was called for a flagrant-2 foul and was...

Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James' pursuit of NBA record

Feb. 02, 2023 21:33 PM EST

A look at LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984: Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387. James points: 38,325. Difference: 62 points. James’ latest game:...

As James nears record, Tuesday's Lakers game moved to TNT

Feb. 02, 2023 20:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has further adjusted the schedule of nationally televised games with LeBron James closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the league’s scoring record. James is on pace to break the record Tuesday at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder. That game will now...