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Hield sets franchise season record for 3s, Kings beat Suns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield wasn’t even supposed to be in Sacramento’s lineup at the beginning of the season. Now he’s one of the top 3-point shooters in the NBA, with a spot in the Kings‘ record book, as well. Hield had 25 points and set the franchise season record for 3-pointers, and Sacramento beat the Phoenix Suns 112-103 ...

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Lillard, Blazers beat Detroit 117-112 for 3rd straight win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The play of Damian Lillard has been a constant for Portland. It’s the contributions by his teammates that have coincided with the Trail Blazers‘ rise in the standings. Lillard had 28 points, nine assists and six rebounds Saturday as the Trail Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 117-112 for their third straight win. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 22 ...

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Timberwolves: Rose has surgery to remove elbow bone chips

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. The Timberwolves announced Saturday that Rose had the procedure done at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Wolves previously said Rose was unlikely to play again this season. They’re already eliminated from playoff contention. Rose signed a one-year contract ...

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Harden ties career best with 61, Rockets beat Spurs 111-105

HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden scored 61 more points Friday night to match his career high, Mike D’Antoni was asked the question just about everyone in the NBA is wondering this season. Who can defend the league’s most unstoppable scorer? “Me. I can sit him on the bench,” D’Antoni said. “That’s about it.” Harden scored 27 points in the ...

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Harden has 61 to tie career best, lead Rockets over Spurs

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden matched his career high with 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Harden hit three straight 3-pointers to give the Rockets a 103-100 lead and scored all of Houston’s points in a 13-2 run late in the ...

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Antetokounmpo scores 27, Bucks beat Heat 116-87

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks won the game. Dwyane Wade countered with a classy move as the Miami Heat trudged off the court. Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, had eight rebounds and seven assists after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and helped the NBA-leading Bucks to an easy 116-87 victory over the Heat on ...

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Surging Nets eliminate Lakers from playoff picture, 111-106

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Harris scored 26 points, D’Angelo Russell added 21 points and 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers from playoff contention with a 111-106 victory Friday night. Spencer Dinwiddie added 19 points in his hometown as the Nets (38-36) bolstered their playoff chances with their second straight win ...

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Kings bounce back after tough loss to beat Mavs 116-100

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III didn’t think it was a big deal when he missed Sacramento’s first game against Dallas and Luka Doncic three months ago because of a sore left knee. Bagley had the same feeling after the two rookie stars finally crossed paths on an NBA court, too. Bagley III had 22 points and 12 rebounds ...

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Durant helps lead Warriors past Pacers after friend’s death

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant established Golden State’s defensive energy by swatting away shots early. Eventually, the Warriors got going on the other end as they almost always do. Durant had 15 points, six assists and three blocks after losing a close friend earlier in the day, and the Warriors ran away from the Indiana Pacers 112-89 on Thursday ...

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Ellington, Drummond lead Pistons past Suns, 118-98

PHOENIX (AP) — The Detroit Pistons turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and turned away the Phoenix Suns. Wayne Ellington scored 23 points and the Pistons made 17 3-pointers in a 118-98 victory on Thursday night. Detroit held the Suns to 38 second-half points and limited Suns star Devin Booker to six points in the final 24 ...

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