Anthony Davis Headlines

  • Hornets’ Kemba Walker scores 60 but 76ers win in OT

    JJ Redick jokingly bet new 76ers teammate Jimmy Butler on the bench that he wouldn't call "game" on the final shot. Butler responded with "bet." Butler, in his third game with his new team, drained a three-pointer as time expired in overtime and visiting Philadelphia overcame an NBA season-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-119 on Saturday. "As much as I wanted the shot to go in to win the game, I also wanted it to go in because I didn't want Kemba to give me 70,"...

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  • Kyrie Irving scores 43 points to lead Celtics past Raptors

    Boston's Kyrie Irving scored 17 in all in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter. Then, in overtime, he turned it on. The Celtics guard made or assisted on every basket in the extra period, finishing with 11 assists and 43 points Friday to lead host Boston past the Toronto Raptors 123-116. "Man, he made some shots tonight where you're just like, 'Wow,'" Celtics forward Gordon Hayward said. "You catch yourself being a fan. When he gets into that mode, the whole arena knew where we were going, and so...

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  • LeBron James scores season-high 44 to lead Lakers over Trail Blazers

    LeBron James had a season-high 44 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA's career scoring list and leading the Lakers to a 126-117 victory over Portland in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. James scored 28 points in the second half and vaulted past Chamberlain on a three-point play with 3:55 to go, finishing the night with 31,425 career points. James also fell just short of the 75th triple-double of his career during his most impressive...

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  • What's giving the Pelicans confidence in their basketball future

    After enduring a rash of injuries and a six-game losing streak, there's never been more optimism about this team's potential.

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  • Pelicans hand Raptors their second loss of the season

    E'Twaun Moore doesn't need much to get on a roll. "I hit one and I feel like I'm on fire," he joked. Then he helped cool off the Raptors. Anthony Davis had 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds, Moore scored a season-high 30 points and the Pelicans won in Toronto 126-110 on Monday night, snapping the Raptors' winning streak at six games. Moore connected on 13 of 18 attempts, going 3-for-5 from three-point range. "Without his performance, we don't win this game," Davis said. "Once he...

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  • DeMarcus Cousins gives tour of his opulent home on Animal Planet show

    The show, which creates opulent fish tanks for celebrity clients, visited Cousins at his Las Vegas residence to fit him with a custom tank. Before getting down to business, Boogie gives them a quick house tour.

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  • Grizzlies deal Nuggets second loss

    In a season when NBA teams are scoring more and playing faster on offense, the Memphis Grizzlies are taking the opposite approach: relying on their defense. That proved successful Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets. Marc Gasol scored 20 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining, and host Memphis won 89-87 to end the Nuggets' five-game winning streak. The Nuggets (9-2) had a chance after Gasol's foul shots, but Nikola Jokic's three-point attempt bounced off...

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  • Thunder win fifth straight, lose Westbrook to sprained ankle

    The Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight game by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 on Monday night, but they lost star point guard Russell Westbrook with a sprained left ankle. After coming down hard on the side of his foot, Westbrook pounded the ground in frustration...

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  • Davis hopeful Cousins can return to Pels

    The Pelicans' Anthony Davis told ESPN's The Undefeated that he's hopeful that DeMarcus Cousins can return to the Pelicans as a free agent after this season.

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  • Draymond Green sets the tone in Warriors’ win over Pelicans

    A basketball savant, Draymond Green can anticipate plays before they unfold, name almost every NBA player's weaknesses and detail all five positions' responsibilities at any given moment. The problem: Because Green's on-court IQ is unmatched, he sometimes gets bored when not challenged. In the Warriors' 131-121 win Wednesday night over the Pelicans at Oracle Arena, Green was plenty occupied, which is usually good news for Golden State. With Green giving him little room to operate, New Orleans...

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  • Bucks win matchup of unbeatens over Raptors even without Giannis Antetokounmpo

    With the way they're shooting from beyond the three-point arc, the Bucks look like they can beat just about anybody. Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 19 points and Milwaukee cruised without injured Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the visiting Raptors 124-109 on Monday night in a matchup of the NBA's last undefeated teams. Milwaukee improved to 7-0 in a marquee game that lost some luster with Antetokounmpo in concussion protocol and the Raptors' Kawhi Leonard sitting out to rest. The Bucks'...

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  • DeMar DeRozan has big game as Spurs edge Lakers

    The San Antonio Spurs are still working to develop a comfort and chemistry, but have already discovered they can count on DeMar DeRozan to come through late. DeRozan had 30 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and the Spurs rallied in the fourth quarter, overcoming 35 points and 11 rebounds from LeBron James to beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 110-106 on Saturday night. DeRozan had 14 points in the second half, including eight in the fourth quarter, for his second double-double in five...

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  • Clippers rout Rockets 133-113

    Montrezl Harrell scored 30 points off the bench to help the Los Angeles Clippers rout the host Houston Rockets 133-113 Friday night. It was the Clippers' second win this season over the Rockets, who played without All-Star guard James Harden (hamstring injury) and dropped to 1-4. Harrell, who was drafted by the Rockets in 2015, was one of six Clippers who scored in double figures. Lou Williams, another former Rocket, had 23 points for Los Angeles off the bench, and Danilo Gallinari scored 16....

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  • Holiday's late jumper lifts Pelicans past Nets, 117-115

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis demonstrated what a decisive, composed and efficient tandem they can be when an opponent suffers a last-minute lapse. Holiday highlighted a 26-point performance with a pull-up jumper near the foul line with 2 seconds left, Davis stole Brooklyn's last-gasp inbound pass, ...

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  • What the NBA is buzzing about: Next summer’s big moves, CP3’s fine

    NBA GMs are paid to think ahead, but why are so many of them laser-focused on the summer of 2019 already?

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  • Davis scores 34, Pelicans top Clippers 116-109

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis highlighted a 34-point and 13-rebound performance with a clutch left-wing 3 with less than two minutes remaining, and the New Orleans Pelicans remained unbeaten through three games with a 116-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. New Orleans won for the ...

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  • Leonard leads Raptors past Irving and Celtics

    Kawhi Leonard isn't quite back up to speed after missing most of last season. That's just fine with the Raptors. They are plenty happy with the way Leonard is playing right now. Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and host Toronto beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup of Eastern Conference contenders. Leonard, who was limited to nine games last season with San Antonio mostly because of a quadriceps injury, posted his second straight...

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