Paul has another stellar fourth, Suns blow past Mavs 129-109
The Mavs led 60-58 at halftime but the Suns quickly recaptured the lead after Devin Booker hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the third. The Suns took an 89-83 advantage going into the final quarter and it looked like a tough fight was coming. Booker hit a pair of 3-pointers midway through the fourth to give the Suns a 114-95 lead. The Suns jumped out to a 9-0 lead for a second straight game, but the Mavericks had a better response than in Game 1. ... Jae Crowder picked up a technical foul in the second quarter.wftv.com
Mitchell, Jazz win opener 99-93 as Mavs play without Doncic
Jazz Mavericks Basketball Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock (25) defends as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) works to the basket in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Dallas. Mitchell, who always seems to step up in the postseason, came alive after the break. Jalen Brunson, the starting point guard with Doncic out, had 24 points on 9-of-24 shooting with seven rebounds. After Mitchell missed, the Mavs had the chance to take their first lead in the second half, but Kleber missed badly on another long-range shot. Mavericks: Guard Frank Ntilikina rejoined the team after undergoing a tonsillectomy, and will make a gradual return to basketball activities.wftv.com
Curry, Green ruled out for Warriors vs. Pelicans
Warriors Mavericks Basketball Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) chases the ball in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (LM Otero)NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — Stephen Curry and Golden State rebounding leader Draymond Green have been ruled out of the the Warriors' game Thursday night against New Orleans Pelicans. Curry injured his left quad muscle when he banged legs with Dallas forward Dorian Finney-Smith during a loss at Dallas on Wednesday night. The Warriors also ruled out reserve wing player Juan Toscano-Anderson because of a left ankle injury as Golden State completes a two-game trip. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Short-handed Lakers lose Anthony Davis to ankle injury
Lakers Mavericks Basketball Dallas Mavericks' Reggie Bullock, left, and Dwight Powell (7) defend as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) attempts to make a pass in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Tony Gutierrez)MINNEAPOLIS — (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis departed the game at Minnesota on Friday night after injuring his right ankle in the first quarter. Davis landed on the leg of Timberwolves center Naz Reid and fell to the floor in obvious pain, clutching his right ankle. They had six players in the NBA's health and safety protocols, and Trevor Ariza also remained unavailable due to injury. ___More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_NBACopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Nets beat Mavs 102-99, hand Dallas 5th consecutive home loss
Nets Mavericks Basketball Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock, left, defends as Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) works for a shot in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 24 points, James Harden had 23 points and 12 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Dallas 102-99 on Tuesday night, handing the Mavericks their fifth consecutive home loss. Luka Doncic scored 28 points but had another rough night from 3-point range except for the 30-footer he banked in just before the first-half buzzer. Nic Claxton missed two free throws with Brooklyn leading by three with 20 seconds remaining, but Doncic missed from beyond the arc before Hardaway's miss. Mavericks: Doncic was called for a technical foul after he shoved Claxton in front of an official in the third quarter.wftv.com
Young scores 36 points, Hawks finish off Knicks in Game 5
Hawks Knicks Basketball Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots a 3-pointer as New York Knicks forward Reggie Bullock (25) defends during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in New York. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP) (Wendell Cruz)NEW YORK — (AP) — Trae Young put the finishing touches on his impressive first playoff series with 36 points and nine assists, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the New York Knicks 103-89 on Wednesday night in Game 5. Young was never rattled by the fans, one of whom was banned after spitting on Young in Game 2. Julius Randle had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks to finish his disappointing first postseason. Albert began calling Knicks games on the radio in 1967 and began doing their games on TV for MSG Network in 1986 until he and the organization parted in 2004.wftv.com
Young leads Hawks to 113-96 win over Knicks, 3-1 series lead
Knicks Hawks Basketball Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young, right, dribbles against New York Knicks' Reggie Bullock (25) during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Atlanta. The Hawks will look to wrap up their first playoff series victory since 2016 when they travel to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday night. Young scored nine points, Collins added seven and Bogdan Bogdanovic closed out the third with a 3-pointer that had the big crowd bouncing in their seats. The Hawks romped to the biggest blowout of the series, befuddling New York's defense with their dazzling array of shooters. Hawks: C Clint Capela reached double figures in rebounds (15) for the fourth straight time in the series and 30th time in his postseason career.wftv.com
Randle’s third triple-double lifts Knicks over Magic
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle shoots over Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, Pool)NEW YORK – Julius Randle recorded his third triple-double of the season with 18 points, 17 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 94-93 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. Evan Fournier scored 23 points but Reggie Bullock stole his pass on Orlando's final possession as the Magic dropped their ninth straight. ...Instead of reading the play, I starting the play (thinking) ahead and I was anticipating (the Knicks double-teaming on a pick-and-roll). “I was going to find my teammates.”The Knicks held Orlando to 42.7% shooting from the field and 29.4% from 3.
Leonard, Clippers pull away from Knicks for 129-115 win
Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points and the Clippers rang up the highest point total of the season against the New York Knicks on Sunday, winning 129-115 for their 10th victory in 11 games. The Clippers shredded the NBA leaders in fewest points per game allowed to break away after leading by one at halftime. The game's start time was moved up four hours by the NBA to 1 p.m., though neither that nor the Knicks' good early shooting seemed to bother the Clippers. Leonard and Jackson each scored 10 points in the period, when the Clippers made five 3-pointers and scored 35 points, taking a 101-91 lead to the fourth. Knicks: The Knicks' previous high for points allowed was 121 to Indiana in their season opener.
Irving leads rout of Celtics in return to Boston Garden
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Boston. Irving scored 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting and had seven rebounds, five assists and two steals helping the Nets rout the Celtics 113-89 Friday night in the final preseason game for both teams. There were no fans in the new Boston Garden on Friday night, and his introduction was greeted with a faint, fake cheer. Precious Achiuwa scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Heat, while Bam Adebayo scored 13 points and Tyler Herro scored 10. McCollum led the Blazers with 26 points on 8-of-20 shooting and Gary Trent Jr. added 18 points in the loss.