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Nikolo Jokic scores 28 points, Nuggets beat Grizzlies 104-92

DENVER (AP) — Nikolo Jokic scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and had 13 rebounds and eight assists to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-92 on Friday night. Gary Harris and Jamal Murray added 15 points apiece, and Ken…

Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans’ rout of Suns

PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony Davis had 23 points and nine rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and 10 boards and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the Phoenix Suns ‘115-91 on Friday night. Davis and Cousins sat out the fourth quarter, watching from the bench long after the outcome had been decided

Schroder scores 26, Hawks beat Knicks 116-104

ATLANTA (AP) — Dennis Schroder scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks used a 30-point third quarter to snap a three-game losing streak and beat the New York Knicks 116-104 on Friday night. The Hawks, last in the Eastern Conference with a 4-15 record, w…

Celtics cruise to 118-103 victory over Magic

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 17 of his 30 points in a blistering first half and the Boston Celtics jumped to an early lead and coasted to a 118-103 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. One game after ending their streak of 16 consecutiv…

Warriors fan overcome with emotion after being surprised with tickets

One young fan had his day made when his uncle placed a Warriors jersey, hat and a piece of paper in front of him. The uncle surprised his nephew with tickets to the Warriors-Heat game in Miami on Dec. 3. While the kid didn’t know what was happening at first, when he realized what the gift was, he

Does Derrick Rose still want to play in the NBA?

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick and A.J. Neuharth-Keusch break down just how good the 76ers’ young center has been so far this season. If there’s been one constant throughout Derrick Rose’s NBA career, it’s been his unwavering belief in himself. His belief that he would return

Does Derrick Rose still want to play in the NBA?

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick and A.J. Neuharth-Keusch break down just how good the 76ers’ young center has been so far this season. If there’s been one constant throughout Derrick Rose’s NBA career, it’s been his unwavering belief in himself. His belief that he would return

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle ‘personal matter’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Injured point guard Derrick Rose has been excused from the Cavaliers to handle a personal matter. A team spokesman said Friday that Rose, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury, has not been with the team since Wednesday and there is no timetable on when he’ll return. ESPN is