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 - 1:27 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was seething over what he perceived as a lackadaisical effort in the first half Friday night and unloaded on his team at halftime. Message delivered. Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each added 23 points...
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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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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 - 11:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyreke Evans came off the bench and provided the spark that Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan knew he was capable of. Evans hit five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 23 points in leading the Pacers to a 99-91 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. "When I come in with...
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Louisiana Lafayette forward JaKeenan Gant, left, tries to rebound against Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
November 16, 2018 - 10:56 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lagerald Vick had declared for the NBA draft and Kansas had moved on without him, recruiting a trio of backcourt players to take his place and planning for the upcoming season. Then Vick changed his mind and returned for his senior year. Good thing for the Jayhawks. Vick hit...
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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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The Golden Gate Bridge is obscured by smoke and haze from wildfires Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 16, 2018 - 9:19 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The annual Big Game between Stanford and California scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north. Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 with a noon kickoff...
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