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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) passes the ball against the defense of Toronto Raptors forwards Pascal Siakam (43) and Serge Ibaka (9) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Boston. Irving scored 43 points to lead the Celtics to a 123-116 victory in overtime. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 17, 2018 - 3:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 11 straight Boston points down the stretch and scored 17 in all in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter. Then in overtime, he really turned it on. The Celtics guard made or assisted on every basket in the extra period, finishing with 11 assists and a season-high 43...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled by Chicago Bulls' Robin Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
November 17, 2018 - 1:22 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each added 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks erased a 22-point deficit and beat the Chicago Bulls 123-104 on Friday night. Down 63-45 at the half, the Bucks outscored the Bulls 46-17 in the third quarter...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) slam dunks in front of New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 17, 2018 - 12:19 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If not for Anthony Davis' determination to dominate inside for most of his 40 minutes on the court, the New Orleans Pelicans could have been blown out by the New York Knicks. Davis scored a season-high 43 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and New Orleans overcame an 11-point,...
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Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol (33) looks to pass while guarded by Sacramento Kings' Harry Giles lll during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
November 17, 2018 - 12:10 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On a night that veteran Marc Gasol became Memphis' career rebound leader, it was the Grizzlies' youngster who showed off his offensive skills. Rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a season-high 27 points, Gasol added 19 points and 15 rebounds and the Grizzlies defeated the...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives around Portland Trail Blazers' Jake Layman during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 17, 2018 - 12:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn't the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night. In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference's top teams. Andrew Wiggins scored 23...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, drives to the basket against Utah Jazz's Royce O'Neale, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
November 16, 2018 - 10:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler had the sellout crowd chanting his name and singing his favorite theme song. Butler scored 28 points in his home debut, Joel Embiid had 23 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 113-107 on Friday night. Butler, the four-time All-Star acquired Monday from...
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Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard (21) fouls Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) as Carroll shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 16, 2018 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson thinks the Nets can succeed without Caris LeVert. They took the first step toward proving it Friday night. Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-best 25 points, D'Angelo Russell had 23 and the Nets beat the Washington Wizards 115-104 for their first win...
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Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) goes to the basket in front of Miami Heat forward Rodney McGruder (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
November 16, 2018 - 9:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyreke Evans hit five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 23 points off the bench, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 99-91 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Bojan Bogdanovic had 16 points and six rebounds and Domantas Sabonis added 15 points and 12 rebounds off the...
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, shoots past San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The Clippers won 116-111. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
November 16, 2018 - 2:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams did it again. He hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-111 on Thursday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season. "We feel like we're a good basketball team despite what...
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Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez, left, drives to the rim past Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 138-93. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 16, 2018 - 1:00 am
DENVER (AP) — Criticized by their coach for slow, stagnant play, the Denver Nuggets reverted to a fast-break style that carried their offense to new highs. Juancho Hernangomez scored a season-high 25 points to lead seven Nuggets in double figures and Denver set the tone for a runaway victory with a...
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