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Lee, Porzingis lead Knicks past Grizzlies, 99-88 (Dec 06, 2017)

NEW YORK (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. is still out and Kristaps Porzingis couldn’t find a rhythm coming back, so the Knicks needed to find offense somewhere. Courtney Lee provided it. Lee scored 24 points, Porzingis had 18 after a slow start in his return to the lineup, and New York beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-88 on Wednesday night. Article continues ...

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Orlando Magic 110, Atlanta Hawks 106

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 27 points but injured his right ankle as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-106 in overtime Wednesday night. Aaron Gordon had 24 points and 15 rebounds and Nikola Vucevic added 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Magic, and Jonathon Simmons scored 15 points. Fournier, the team’s second-leading scorer, ...

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Arizona hangs on to beat No. 7 Texas A&M 67-64

PHOENIX (AP) Deandre Ayton had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Arizona held on to beat No. 7 Texas A&M 67-64 on Tuesday night. Arizona (6-3) picked up a big win against UNLV on Saturday and notched an even bigger one in front of a pro-Wildcats crowd that made Talking Stick Arena feel like McKale Center west. It wasn’t easy. ...

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Beal has career-high 51, Wizards down Trail Blazers 106-92 (Dec 05, 2017)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Bradley Beal had a career night, and in the process, he gave the Washington Wizards a morale-boosting rebound victory. ”I’ve been thinking way too much,” Beal said after scoring a career-high 51 points in a 106-92 victory Tuesday night over the Portland Trail Blazers. ”Tonight I was just playing freely and having fun.” The Wizards bounced back ...

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Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Jazz 100-94

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With all the excitement about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s new Big Three this season, Steven Adams had become a bit of an afterthought. Not anymore. The 7-foot center had 20 points and nine rebounds to support Russell Westbrook’s triple-double, and the Thunder defeated the Utah Jazz 100-94 on Tuesday night. The Thunder have won three straight, ...

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UCLA coach Alford surprised by LiAngelo Ball leaving school

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA coach Steve Alford said he was caught by surprise when he learned through media reports that suspended freshman guard LiAngelo Ball was leaving the basketball team and withdrawing from school. ”I’m not angry. I try not to get angry,” Alford said Tuesday. ”This is a tough business … It’s about what I can control. LiAngelo has ...

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