Mavericks overcome 19-point deficit to beat Kings 114-113
Kings Mavericks Basketball Dallas Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie (26) has his shot attempt blocked by Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, March, 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — (AP) — Dorian Finney-Smith hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 3.3 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks, playing without All-Star guard Luka Doncic, overcame a 19-point deficit for the second time this week to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-113 on Saturday. Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-high 36 points in his first start for Dallas since being acquired from Washington on Feb. 10. De’Aaron Fox matched a career high with 44 points, and Domantas Sabonis added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings. Mavericks: Finney-Smith had 17 points, hitting 5 of 11 from 3-point range.wftv.com
Mavericks overcome 19-point deficit to beat Kings 114-113
Dorian Finney-Smith hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 3.3 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks, playing without All-Star guard Luka Doncic, overcame a 19-point deficit for the second time this week to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-113 on Saturday.
All-Star Swap: 76ers send Simmons to Brooklyn for Harden
(AP Photo/José Luis Villegas) (José Luis Villegas)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Ben Simmons got his wish, a trade out of Philadelphia. The 76ers got their second superstar, with James Harden coming over in a blockbuster multiplayer trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers also will get Paul Millsap and the Nets get a 2022 first-round pick and a 2027 first-round pick. The move came just five days after coach Steve Nash said the Nets wouldn't trade Harden and only 13 months after they acquired the 2018 NBA MVP to play with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Harden can become a free agent after the season, though he could pick up his $47.3 million player option.wftv.com
AP sources: Nets send Harden to 76ers for Simmons
(AP Photo/José Luis Villegas) (José Luis Villegas)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Ben Simmons got his wish, a trade out of Philadelphia. The 76ers got their second superstar, with James Harden coming over in a blockbuster multiplayer trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers sent Simmons, their disgruntled All-Star guard, guard Seth Curry and center Andre Drummond to the Brooklyn Nets in a deal for Harden. The Sixers will also get Paul Millsap and the Nets get draft picks, according to people with direct knowledge of the decision. This is the second straight season Harden was traded during the season.wftv.com
Kings make 22 3s, Holmes star in 140-110 win over Hornets
Hornets Kings Basketball Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) drives to the basket against he Sacramento Kings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Randall Benton) (Randall Benton)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (AP) — Richaun Holmes had 23 points and a career-best 20 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in a 140-110 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. We were able to get it done.”Buddy Hield made eight 3s and had 26 points, and De’Aaron Fox added 21 points and nine assists for the Kings. The Kings led by double digits early in the first quarter and never let up while handing the Hornets their fourth loss in five games. Kings: Holmes scored 11 points in the third quarter.wftv.com
The Latest: Astros to allow 50% capacity for games in April
Houston hosts 14 games in April -- Oakland and Detroit visit for three each, the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle play four times. ___The Charlotte Hornets will allow approximately 5,000 fans to attend NBA home games beginning March 26 against Miami, or about 25% percent of the Spectrum Center’s seating capacity. That’s a 10% increase from the 3,000 fans that were allowed to attend home games beginning March 13. ___The Preakness will be run in front of a limited capacity of 10,000 fans at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 15. AdSince the pandemic was declared in March 2020, the Ad Council has mobilized the industry to launch a multi-pronged communications effort to combat COVID-19.
Rested Kings get 29 points from Hield, defeat Magic 121-107
Hield scored a season-best 29 points by making 10 of 17 shots and 7 of 12 3-pointers as the well-rested Kings beat the Magic 121-107. “I thought it was his most consistent game this year, for sure, and maybe since I’ve been (with the Kings),” Walton said. The Kings proved themselves to be rested and ready in taking apart the Magic for their second road victory of the season. His 29 points points topped the 26 he had on Jan. 13 in Portland — a game where he made eight 3s. Rookie guard Cole Anthony, who scored a career-best 21 points in Monday’s defeat of Charlotte, made just 2 of 9 shots and scored seven points on Wednesday.
Magic build big lead, stay on roll in 132-116 win over Kings
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The Orlando Magic got a big win and a big loss Sunday. Gordon scored seven of the first nine points for the Magic, who shot 63% in the first half while building a 24-point halftime lead. Orlando shot 52% for the game and matched a season high with 18 3 pointers while shooting 47% from long range. ... Vucevic scored 12 points in the third quarter, when the Magic surged to their biggest lead. Magic: Play Indiana on Tuesday.
LeBron James speaks out: 'Nothing is normal in 2020'
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. LeBron James keeps hearing the same questions. The NBA is a few weeks from playoff mode, and James -- just like normal has himself and the Los Angeles Lakers squarely in the mix to compete for championship. Kobe Bryant, who was the third-leading scorer in NBA history until James passed him on Jan. 25, died in a helicopter crash the following day. They are a part of this family.Lakers coach Frank Vogel has seen playoff-season James three times before never liking how those experiences went. This time, Vogel is genuinely and understandably eager to see James at playoff time.