DeRozan’s Clutch Jumper, 37 Points Lead Raptors Past Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) DeMar DeRozan made a turnaround jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining, finishing with 37 points and leading the Toronto Raptors to a 92-91 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night. The Raptors won their fourth in a row, doing it with DeRozan and defense after learning …

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LeBron returns from strep-throat to lead Cavs past Bucks

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James returned from a bout with strep throat and scored 24 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 on Monday night. James missed Saturday’s loss to Chicago – the Cavs fell to 0-4 this season without their superstar – …

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Grizzlies claw past Nuggets thanks to 31 from Conley

DENVER (AP) Mike Conley scored 31 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzles held off the Denver Nuggets 105-98 on Sunday. Zach Randolph finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis, which snapped a two-game skid. Marc Gasol chipped in 23 points and found his …

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Spurs breeze by Lakers behind Kawhi’s 25

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs routed the Lakers 119-98 on Sunday in Los Angeles’ first home game since Magic Johnson took over the franchise’s basketball operations. LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points for the Spurs, who have won four straight and nine of …

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Shane Doan wasn’t pleased with the Martin Hanzal trade

Shane Doan has in the past been critical about some of the trades the Arizona Coyotes have made. He did so again on Sunday, seemingly in disbelief that the Coyotes traded Martin Hanzal to the Minnesota Wild. In March of 2015, the now 40-year-old forward, who has played his entire …

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Rockets use 22 3-pointers to take down Wolves in a shootout

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 24 points and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 142-130 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves as both teams set season scoring highs in a Saturday night shootout. Houston won for the sixth time in seven games, handing the Timberwolves their first road …

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Barnes, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Pelicans

DALLAS (AP) Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and nine rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks ended a three-game losing streak by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 96-83 on Saturday night. The Pelicans fell to 0-2 since trading for DeMarcus Cousins and pairing him with Anthony …

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