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Karl-Anthony Towns returns but DeRozan’s 38 sparks Spurs to OT win

MINNEAPOLIS — DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat Minnesota 125-122 in overtime on Saturday night and spoil Karl-Anthony Towns‘ return to the Timberwolves. DeRozan, who went 13 for 23 from the floor and 12 of 13 from the line, had 13 points after the third quarter and keyed San […]

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Watch CJ McCollum score 37 as Trail Blazers rout Kings 125-99

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — CJ McCollum scored 37 points, making six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers coasted to a 125-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. The Trail Blazers led by as many as 31 and faced little resistance from a Kings team that gave up 144 points to Toronto just a night […]

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Mavs’ Maxi Kleber enters quarantine; Dallas shuts down practice facility

Dallas already had Jalen Brunson, Josh Richardson, and Dorian Finney-Smith out because of health and safety protocols related to COVID-19 (they had stayed behind after a game in Denver to quarantine). Now another positive test has the Mavericks closing down their practice facility for a day (at least). Maxi Kleber, the Dallas big who had […]

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Celtics to have nine out, minimum eight players active for game vs. Heat

Boston’s All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum was already out, having tested positive for the coronavirus. Now eight teammates are joining him, leaving the Celtics with the minimum of eight available players for their Sunday matchup against the Heat. This may not be only for the game against Miami: Boston travels to Chicago Tuesday, then returns home […]

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Hawks’ Bogdanovic out with avulsion fracture, bone bruise in right knee

It didn’t look good when it happened. In the second quarter Saturday night, Atlanta’s Bogdan Bogdanovic was bringing the ball up court and rookie LaMelo Ball reached in for a steal. LaMelo clipped Bogdanovic’s heel (unintentionally), causing an awkward step that led to Bogdanovic’s knee buckling. Here is a video of the incident where you […]

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Zach LaVine scores 45 but mask-less Kawhi Leonard’s 35 leads Clippers to win

LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 35 points, going over 10,000 in his career, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 130-127 on Sunday. Leonard reached the milestone on one of his five 3-pointers in the third quarter, when he scored 21 points. His points and 3-pointers made were […]

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Kevin Durant returns, scores 36, but Thunder beat Nets 129-116

NEW YORK — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 129-116 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Gilgeous-Alexander was one of six players to finish in double-figure scoring for the Thunder, who won their third straight and beat Brooklyn for the fifth consecutive time. “It’s been a great […]