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LeBron James’ Lakers might just be unstoppable

So now we know, at least, what needs to happen for the Los Angeles Lakers to lose. Unless you’re a title favorite with an outrageously gifted superstar catching fire, a defending champion using all your guile, or unless you have perhaps one of the future greats playing lights-out, don’t bother applying. Cracking the Lakers code has proven difficult enough that ...

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Powell, Brunson hit season highs, Mavs top Wolves 121-114

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks showed Wednesday night they are much more than Luka Doncic. Dwight Powell scored 24 points on 9-for-9 shooting from the field, Jalen Brunson ignited a fourth-quarter rally with 14 of his 16 points in the period and the Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-114. Powell and Brunson both had season highs as the Mavericks ...

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Wizards F CJ Miles out indefinitely after left wrist surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward C.J. Miles is out indefinitely after having surgery on his left wrist. Miles had an operation Wednesday to repair ligament damage. He was hurt in Washington’s 117-104 loss at the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 26. The Wizards say there is no timeline for his return. Miles is averaging 6.4 points in 10 games this ...

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Butler, Heat win in OT to hand Raptors first home loss

TORONTO (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, Duncan Robinson scored 22 points and the Miami Heat spoiled Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto’s lineup by beating the Raptors 121-110 in overtime Tuesday. Butler scored eight consecutive points in 55 seconds to begin the extra session as the Heat recovered after blowing a seven-point lead in ...

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Spurs rally for 2OT win after Harden’s disputed non-dunk

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — James Harden had a slam dunk waved off by officials, the first sign that it might not be the Houston Rockets’ night. Lonnie Walker IV helped make sure of that. Walker had a career-high 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame Harden’s 50 points by rallying from a late 10-point deficit to beat Houston 135-133 ...

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James, Davis each score 25, Lakers beat Nuggets 105-96

DENVER (AP) — LeBron James has been compared to Michael Jordan for his entire career, though on Tuesday night it was Anthony Davis who emulated the Hall of Famer. Davis, ailing from flu-like symptoms, took an IV at halftime and then scored 13 of his 25 points in the third quarter to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 105-96 ...

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Harrell, George lead Clippers past Blazers, 117-97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Montrezl Harrell scored 26 points, Paul George added 25 and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the second half to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 117-97 on Tuesday night. Kawhi Leonard added 11 points in helping extend the Clippers’ franchise-best start at home to 13-1. The game was tied 10 times in the first half ...

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Hawks top Warriors in matchup of teams with worst records

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 24 points, rookie De’Andre Hunter added 18 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 104-79 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night in a matchup of teams with the worst records in the NBA. The Warriors (4-18) finished with a season low in points (4-18). It was the ...

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