Jalen Green stays hot, but Rockets outshot by Luke Kennard, Clippers

One night after a much stronger-than-expected performance in Phoenix, the young and road-weary Houston Rockets weren’t able to replicate that showing in Thursday’s 142-111 loss (box score) at Los Angeles. Luke Kennard scored 25 points off the bench and hit a stunning 8-of-9 from 3-point range (88.9%), which fueled an ambush by the Clippers. The … Read more

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Clippers race to early lead, cruise past Rockets 142-111

LOS ANGELES (AP) Marcus Morris Sr. scored 27 points and Luke Kennard added 25 as the Los Angeles Clippers sped to a 17-point lead in the first half and beat the Houston Rockets 142-111 Thursday night in the final game before the NBA’s All-Star break. Terance Mann scored 20 points as the Clippers won for … Read more

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‘I’m loyal to what I believe’

But an accurate assessment, post-deadline, of Lillard’s commitment to the only team he’s played for over his 10 seasons in the league? For those still wondering, or holding out hope that he wants out of Portland? Especially after the organization completely revamped the roster? That we can provide with 100 percent certainty. Because we asked … Read more

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Kyle Lowry moves past James Edwards and more

Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games. Jrue Holiday No. 98 in three-pointers now Moved ahead of David Wesley and Russell Westbrook with 1,125 three-pointers. He’s now 7 away from Gary Payton and Rudy Gay Kyle Lowry No. 145 in points … Read more

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Former Clippers teammate energizes team to big win over Rockets

Houston Rockets guard Dennis Schroder shoots as Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. defends during the first half Thursday at Crypto.com Arena. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press) Wearing a sly smile and an Ivica Zubac jersey over his cream sweatshirt that draped well past his waist, Patrick Beverley walked to his sideline seat Thursday inside … Read more

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Terance Mann with a dunk vs the Houston Rockets

The Associated Press Suns rally without Paul, edging Rockets for 7th straight win PHOENIX (AP) Even without Chris Paul, the Phoenix Suns did what they’ve done pretty much every time they’ve taken the court this year. Depending on the status of Paul’s right hand, the Suns might have to figure out more ways to win … Read more

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Game Recap: Heat 111, Hornets 107

The Heat defeated the Hornets, 111-107, in double-overtime. Kyle Lowry led the Heat with 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Jimmy Butler (15 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists) and Bam Adebayo (15 points, 13 rebounds, five assists) added a combined 30 points in the victory. Miles Bridges paved the way for the Hornets … Read more

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Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey lead Sixers in upset of Bucks

The Philadelphia 76ers had one final game entering the All-Star break before they can officially welcome James Harden to the team and their matchup just happened to be the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. Without Harden, this seemed like this would be a tough night for Philadelphia. However, Joel Embiid had himself another big night and … Read more

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Nets lose final game before All-Star break, 117-103, to Wizards

Nets Seth Curry drives against Wizards black jersey NEW YORK (AP) — Rui Hachimura scored 20 points, Corey Kispert added 16 and the Washington Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 117-103 on Thursday night. Ish Smith had 15 points, and Dani Avdija 13 to help the Wizards win their second straight. Patty Mills scored 22 points, … Read more

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Mavericks vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Dallas Mavericks (34-24) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (35-35) at Smoothie King Center Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Thursday February 17, 2022 Dallas Mavericks 0, New Orleans Pelicans 0 (8:00 pm ET) What’s the buzz on Twitter? Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_LopezIn the last two seasons, Devonte Graham has played 21 games off the … Read more

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