PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Joel Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender James Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. Harden, selected Western Conference player of the week on Monday, finished with 37 points – giving him 20 straight games with at least 30. Philadelphia
WASHINGTON (AP) – Trevor Ariza scored 20 points, Otto Porter Jr. added 19 and the Washington Wizards turned in their best defensive performance this season in beating the Detroit Pistons 101-87 on Monday. The Wizards held the Pistons to 30 percent shooting from the floor in the first half and never let their lead dip
NEW YORK (AP) – Stanford’s Alana Smith picked a great game to have a career day. She scored a career-high 34 points on Sunday in a 21-point win over Washington. More importantly, she helped organize that contest to be the school’s first Human Trafficking Awareness Game. “I didn’t plan to have it on this day,
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle. Ball was injured in the third quarter of the Lakers‘ 138-134 overtime loss at Houston on Saturday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Rose scored 29 of his 31 points in the seconds to help Minnesota overcome an 11-point deficit. Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 of his 30 points in the first
RENO, Nev. (AP) – Eric Musselman hinted at looking into a new offensive approach for No. 10 Nevada despite a 15-point win. Jordan Caroline scored 19 points and the Wolfpack overcame a poor shooting performance to beat Air Force 67-52 on Saturday night. “Our guys got to start making 3s because we’ve tried everything,” the
DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic likes the way the Denver Nuggets have bounced back from their worst loss of the season. Jokic had 19 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in his sixth triple-double this season, and the Nuggets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-102 on Saturday night. Jamal Murray scored 26 points as Denver won
DETROIT (AP) – Buddy Hield made an off-balance, fadeaway 3-pointer just before time expired and scored 35 points in the Sacramento Kings‘ 103-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Detroit outscored the Kings in each of the first three quarters and had a 12-point cushion midway through the fourth. That wasn’t enough. Hield