Porzingis returns, Mavs lose 110-107 to Clippers

DALLAS (AP) – Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, Landry Shamet hit two clutch 3-pointers late and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Dallas ended a four-game winning streak, and more importantly, lost a key piece in center Dwight Powell just as

Spurs cough up big lead, recover for 120-118 win over Suns

PHOENIX (AP) – Derrick White scored a season-high 25 points, Bryn Forbes added 24 and the San Antonio Spurs coughed up a 20-point lead in the second half before rallying to beat the Phoenix Suns 120-118 on Monday night. San Antonio led 78-58 midway through the third quarter and 96-83 going

Baylor jumps Zags to give AP poll record-tying seventh No. 1

Baylor and Gonzaga were the only two teams in the top five that took care of business last week. That doesn’t mean they didn’t move around, too. The Bears (15-1) leaped over the Bulldogs and into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll on Monday, using wins

Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs escape to beat Heat 107-102

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Patty Mills celebrated his heritage Sunday with a performance that typified his career. Mills provided a late spark, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Miami Heat 107-102 Sunday. The win came as San Antonio became the first NBA team to hold

Paul’s 30 lead Thunder past short-handed Portland 119-106

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Chris Paul had become annoyed with Oklahoma City’s recent slow starts, so he did something about it. He scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 119-106 on Saturday night. Forward Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City’s

Stephen Johns Returns, Stars Shut Out by Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota’s practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday’s morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars. The lack of a warmup on Saturday worried the coach.

Doncic, Hardaway lead Mavericks over Trail Blazers, 120-112

DALLAS (AP) – Luka Doncic’s pursuit of Jason Kidd’s triple-double record in Dallas will have to wait. This night was about the 20-year-old sensation’s 3-point shooting. Doncic drained a career-best eight 3s on his way to 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday

Danilo Gallinari has 27, OKC loses 115-108 to Heat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Kendrick Nunn continues to make good things happen for the Miami Heat. The rookie guard scored 22 points to help the Heat top the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-108 on Friday night. Nunn, the two-time Eastern Conference rookie of the month, was coming off a 33-point effort Wednesday in