NBA Eastern Conference

Oubre, Booker help Suns stun Bucks

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have had a dreadful season, one of growing pains, long losing streaks and blowout losses. However, on Monday night they put together a performance that was far from that of the team that came in with the NBA’s worst record. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, … Continue reading Oubre, Booker help Suns stun Bucks

Curry scores 28, carries Warriors to 120-117 win over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry has done it all in the NBA, so when he shook off foul trouble to score the decisive points down the stretch to again rally Golden State, the feat was met with not much more than a shrug. It’s what Curry does. But maybe that greatness is sometimes taken for … Continue reading Curry scores 28, carries Warriors to 120-117 win over 76ers

Bucks, Kings collaborate to address social injustice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly a year after police fatally shot an unarmed black man in Sacramento and a series of protests ensued in California’s capital, the Kings and Milwaukee Bucks collaborated on a daylong summit Wednesday to address social injustice and encourage engagement and thoughtful discussions to try to bring about change. The event held … Continue reading Bucks, Kings collaborate to address social injustice

Suns snap 17-game slide, top reeling Heat 124-121

MIAMI (AP) — Devin Booker scored 20 points to lead seven Phoenix players in double figures, and the Suns snapped a club-record 17-game losing streak by beating the reeling Miami Heat 124-121 on Monday night. Former Heat guard Tyler Johnson scored 18 points for Phoenix. Jamal Crawford and Kelly Oubre Jr. each had 16 and … Continue reading Suns snap 17-game slide, top reeling Heat 124-121

NEW YORK | Knicks beat Spurs to end 18-game home losing streak

NEW YORK (AP) — This Broadway smash even made news on Hollywood’s big night. Hey, when the Knicks win a home game, Spike Lee needs to know. Even if he’s across the country at the Academy Awards, busy getting his own big victory. So when the Knicks snapped their franchise-record losing streak at Madison Square … Continue reading NEW YORK | Knicks beat Spurs to end 18-game home losing streak

MILWAUKEE | Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ball with Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo tipped the jump to … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid’s absence to beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. Ben Simmons added 21 points, Boban Marjanovic had 19 — including three free throws in … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102