Brunson carries Knicks into No. 2 seed in Eastern Conference, scores 40 points in OT win over Bulls

[ad_1] Jalen Brunson capped one of the best regular seasons in franchise history with his 11th 40-point game, carrying the New York Knicks into the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 120-119 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday NEW YORK — Jalen Brunson capped one of the best regular seasons … Read more

Wemby’s rookie year is winding down, and the numbers he put up are historic

[ad_1] Victor Wembanyama figured he might be getting into trouble. It was a rare moment of celebration for the San Antonio Spurs in this long season, a win over the New York Knicks last month that had another sold-out crowd stirred into a frenzy. He had just intercepted the game’s final pass as time expired. … Read more

Murray and Jokic score 28 each as the Nuggets run past shorthanded Jazz 111-95

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY — Jamal Murray scored 28 points, Nikola Jokic tallied 28 points and 13 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets pushed past the shorthanded Utah Jazz 111-95 on Tuesday night. Murray missed seven games with a knee injury but is working his way back into game shape the last two contests. After being … Read more

Luka Doncic scores 39 in triple-double, Mavericks beat Hornets 130-104 for 15th win in 17 games

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Luka Doncic had 39 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks continued their surge heading into the postseason, beating the Charlotte Hornets 130-104 on Tuesday night for their 15th win in 17 games. The NBA’s leading scorer had 21 points and made five 3-pointers in the first quarter … Read more

Reid gets 31, Timberwolves jump on Lakers 127-117 in the absence of LeBron James, Anthony Davis

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Naz Reid hit six 3-pointers while scoring 31 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves capitalized on LeBron James‘ absence and Anthony Davis’ early exit with an eye injury for a 127-117 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Anthony Edwards added 26 points for the Timberwolves, who moved even with … Read more

Sabonis’ 61st straight double-double sparks Kings’ 107-77 rout of Nets

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and 20 rebounds to extend his streak of double-doubles to 61 games, and the Sacramento Kings routed the Brooklyn Nets 107-77 on Sunday night. De’Aaron Fox scored 20 points for the Kings, who improved to 45-33 and stopped a two-game slide that had dropped them into … Read more

Embiid has 30 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes to lead the 76ers past the Grizzlies, 116-96

[ad_1] MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Joel Embiid had 30 points and 12 rebounds in just 23 minutes, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 points and the Philadelphia 76ers pulled within a half-game of seventh place in the Eastern Conference by beating the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies 116-96 on Saturday night. Embiid was 9 of 13 from the floor, … Read more

Vince Carter, Chauncey Billups headline 13-member class for Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

[ad_1] GLENDALE, Ariz. — Vince Carter wowed the basketball world with his high-flying dunks for more than two decades. Chauncey Billups was a clutch guard and Finals MVP for the Detroit Pistons. Two icons from the 2000s era of basketball are headed to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The 13-member class inducted Saturday includes … Read more

Mann leads 8 Clippers with double figures in 131-102 rout of Jazz. Utah loses its 11th in a row

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Terance Mann scored 19 points to lead eight players in double figures and the Los Angeles Clippers routed Utah 131-102 on Friday night, sending the Jazz to their 11th consecutive loss. Kawhi Leonard sat out his third straight game with a sore right knee for the Clippers, but they never needed … Read more

Butler scores 22 to lead the Heat to a 119-104 victory over the Rockets

[ad_1] HOUSTON — Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, and Bam Adebayo had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the Miami Heat to a 119-104 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. The Heat, who are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, won for the fourth time in five games and extended their … Read more