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Doncic scores 34, Mavs get defensive in 115-90 win over Heat

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks turned up the defensive intensity in a 115-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. The Mavericks were without No. 2 scorer Christian Wood, who missed the first of what will be multiple games with a ...

Without Curry, Warriors make 23 3-pointers and beat Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — The shots splashed through the net like they almost always do for the Golden State Warriors. However, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson didn't launch any. Jordan Poole scored 32 points, Ty Jerome added 22 and the Warriors dropped 23 3-pointers while Curry and three other ...

Warriors’ Kerr favors shorter season to fix NBA ‘rest’ issue

CLEVELAND (AP) — Steve Kerr doesn't like being the bad guy, and empathizes with fans who get upset when NBA teams rest star players. Golden State's coach has a solution — less games. Following the Warriors' overtime loss in Boston on Thursday night, Kerr sat superstar Steph Curry along ...

Wagner, Anthony lead Magic over Pelicans 123-110

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Franz Wagner had 30 points and nine assists, Cole Anthony scored 22 off the bench and the Orlando Magic beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 on Friday night. CJ McCollum led New Orleans with 23 points. Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Trey Murphy III ...

Leonard has season-high 36 to send Clippers past Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 36 points against his former team, and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a two-game skid by beating the San Antonio Spurs 131-126 on Friday night. The Clippers had lost nine of 11, but coach Tyronn Lue believed this game could mark the ...

Brink, Jones lead No. 4 Stanford women past No. 8 Utah 74-62

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — When freshman point guard Talana Lepolo went down in the first quarter with an ankle injury, Stanford had to adjust in a hurry against a top conference opponent. Indya Nivar, another reliable freshman, took over running the offense and the Cardinal's veteran post ...

Chasing Kareem: Tracking LeBron James’ pursuit of NBA record

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. At his current rate of 29.6 points per game, with 261 points needed to pass Abdul-Jabbar, it would take James nine more games to become the NBA's scoring ...

Murray gets 1st career triple-double, Nuggets rout Pacers

DENVER (AP) — The peach-colored coordination between Jamal Murray (shoes) and Nikola Jokic (suit) was purely by accident. This wasn't: Murray turning in his best Jokic imitation. Murray got his first career triple-double and the Denver Nuggets extended their winning streak to nine games by ...

Irving scores 48, Nets beat Jazz for 1st win without Durant

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 48 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter for a second straight night, to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 117-106 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday. Brooklyn won for the first time since Kevin Durant's knee injury behind Irving's memorable finish. ...

Murray scores 29, Sabonis has triple-double, Kings beat OKC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Keegan Murray had season highs of 29 points and 14 rebounds, Domantas Sabonis added his fifth triple-double of the season and the Sacramento Kings beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-113 on Friday night for their sixth consecutive win. "Overall, I feel like ...

Rantanen leads Avalanche to 4-1 win over Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Andrew Cogliano, Valeri Nichushkin and Brad Hunt also scored for Colorado, and Nathan MacKinnon had two ...

Lakers rally to snap Grizzlies’ winning streak at 11 games

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers coach Darvin Ham had seen his squad on the wrong end of close losses for the past week. On Friday night, Ham saw his team's mettle and resolve pay off. Dennis Schröder completed a three-point play with 7.6 seconds after a steal, and Los Angeles rallied past ...

Column: Lawrence and the Jags finally have things covered

We can't give credit to the scattered and covered hash browns, because Trevor Lawrence didn't place his order until he was done with one of the greatest comebacks in NFL playoff history. Still, a late-night trip to Waffle House after an improbable victory is a striking metaphor of just how far ...

Carry’s 18 lead Kent State over Ball State 86-65

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Sincere Carry had 18 points and Kent State beat Ball State 86-65 on Friday night. Carry was 6 of 15 shooting, including 3 for 8 from distance, and went 3 for 4 from the line for the Golden Flashes (16-3, 6-0 Mid-American Conference). Chris Payton added 16 points while ...

2021 WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones excited to be in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — After spending her entire career in Connecticut, Jonquel Jones was ready for a change. So she looked around and decided that New York would be the right place for her to continue her WNBA career. "I'm excited to be here. pleasure to be part of this organization," Jones said. ...

Taylor, Wagner defeat Central Connecticut State 72-50

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Taylor II scored 17 points as Wagner beat Cent. Conn. St. 72-50 on Friday night. Taylor was 7 of 11 shooting and 3 of 5 from the free throw line for the Seahawks (10-7, 3-3 Northeast Conference). Darrius Hughes shot 4 of 5 from the field to add 10 points. Zaire Williams ...

Breanna Stewart headlines WNBA free agency list

Breanna Stewart is the biggest WNBA free agent on the market this offseason and the former MVP has a host of teams courting her, including the Seattle Storm where she's spent her entire career. She's one of five former league MVPs who are unrestricted free agents this year. Candace Parker, ...

Cozens scores in overtime as Sabres beat Islanders 3-2

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dylan Cozens scored 12 seconds into overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. Alex Tuch and Victor Olofsson also scored for Buffalo, which had dropped five of six. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 24 stops after former Sabres goalie ...

Loyola Marymount ends No. 6 Gonzaga’s 75-game home streak

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cam Shelton banked in a go-ahead runner with 13 seconds left and Loyola Marymount snapped No. 6 Gonzaga's 75-game home winning streak with a 68-67 victory on Thursday night. The home streak for the Bulldogs (16-4, 5-1 West Coast Conference) was tied with Long Beach ...

Embiid has 32, 76ers top Blazers 105-95 for 4th straight win

PORTLAND (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 32 points and the Philadelphia 76ers stretched their winning streak to four games, all on the road, with a 105-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. James Harden added 16 points and 14 assists for the Sixers, who led by as many as 26 ...