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  • Bucks center Larry Sanders suspended for 1 game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee center Larry Sanders was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for pushing Portland forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket. The fourth-quarter incident in the Bucks’ 104-97 loss at Portland on Wednesday night was upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2.…

  • Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins set to return vs. Bucks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins appears ready to return from a serious bout with viral meningitis when the Sacramento Kings host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The Kings upgraded Cousins’ status from questionable to probable. He has been able to participate in portions of practice the past few days and his minutes will…

  • Little-known coach has Memphis off to record start

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Dave Joerger is constantly thinking of new plays for his Grizzlies or tweaking something he saw another team that might benefit his squad. He just needs a better way of remembering that nugget of information. “I’m not very smart,” Joerger said with a laugh. “I don’t write stuff down…

  • Harden scores 41, Rockets beat Nuggets in OT

    DENVER (AP) — James Harden couldn’t quite fight his way through traffic and just barely missed getting his hand in the face of Arron Afflalo as the Nuggets swingman knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end regulation. No big deal, though. Harden more than atoned in overtime. Harden scored eight of his 41 points in…

  • Clippers edge Pacers for 102-100 win

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense, and DeAndre Jordan’s unyielding effort on the glass at both ends of the court, ultimately was the deciding factor for the Los Angeles Clippers in a grueling victory over the struggling Indiana Pacers. Blake Griffin had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Jordan added 23 rebounds and 15 points, and the…

  • Aldridge, Trail Blazers rally to beat Bucks 104-97

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thomas Robinson was rewarded with a standing ovation during his very first NBA start. Robinson had 15 points and 16 rebounds while starting in place of injured center Robin Lopez, sparking the Portland Trail Blazers to a 104-97 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. “I was a little nervous,”…

  • Rockets-Nuggets, Box

    HOUSTON (115) Ariza 4-15 2-3 13, Motiejunas 7-13 1-3 18, Howard 7-16 10-15 24, Beverley 3-9 6-6 12, Harden 11-21 18-21 41, Black 1-3 0-0 2, Canaan 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 2-6 0-0 5, Dorsey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 37-48 115. DENVER (111) Chandler 8-17 2-2 23, Faried 5-12 1-2 11, Mozgov 0-3 1-2…

  • Rockets-Nuggets, Box

    HOUSTON (115) Ariza 4-15 2-3 13, Motiejunas 7-13 1-3 18, Howard 7-16 10-15 24, Beverley 3-9 6-6 12, Harden 11-21 18-21 41, Black 1-3 0-0 2, Canaan 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 2-6 0-0 5, Dorsey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 37-48 115. DENVER (111) Chandler 8-17 2-2 23, Faried 5-12 1-2 11, Mozgov 0-3 1-2…

  • Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies ended years of frustration in San Antonio, and had to play late into the night to do it. Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and Memphis overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the Spurs on Wednesday. The…

  • Mack leads surging Hawks to blowout in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers’ largest loss of the season didn’t sit well with coach David Blatt. “That was embarrassing, how we played,” he said after the Atlanta Hawks routed Cleveland 127-98 on Wednesday night. “I apologize to all the good fans who came out here. Really, just a poor, poor performance.” Shelvin Mack scored…

  • Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

    BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Boston Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Brandon Bass scored 18 points, and Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger each finished with 16. Kelly Olynyk added 15 points for Boston,…

  • Parsons scores 32, Mavs beat Pistons 117-106

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 32 points and Monta Ellis added 25 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 117-106 Wednesday night. Parsons fell two points short of a career high as he helped the Mavericks win a second road game in two nights. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 18 points…

  • Magic-Celtics, Box

    ORLANDO (92) Harris 5-9 7-8 17, Frye 4-9 2-2 13, Vucevic 9-19 0-0 18, Fournier 6-14 1-2 13, Oladipo 3-12 0-0 7, B.Gordon 2-7 0-0 4, Payton 3-5 0-0 6, O’Quinn 4-6 3-3 11, Harkless 1-3 0-0 3, Nicholson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-85 13-15 92. BOSTON (109) J.Green 6-14 2-3 16, Sullinger 7-13 0-0…

  • Magic-Celtics, Box

    ORLANDO (92) Harris 5-9 7-8 17, Frye 4-9 2-2 13, Vucevic 9-19 0-0 18, Fournier 6-14 1-2 13, Oladipo 3-12 0-0 7, B.Gordon 2-7 0-0 4, Payton 3-5 0-0 6, O’Quinn 4-6 3-3 11, Harkless 1-3 0-0 3, Nicholson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-85 13-15 92. BOSTON (109) J.Green 6-14 2-3 16, Sullinger 7-13 0-0…

  • Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

    BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Boston Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Brandon Bass scored 18 points, and Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger each finished with 16. Kelly Olynyk added 15 points for Boston,…