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Celtics seek 11-0 home start, face 76ers

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The Boston Celtics will look to improve to 11-0 at home when they face the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.

Boston is one of three NBA teams still undefeated at home, a list that includes the 76ers (13-0), who are 5-7 on the road, however. The Miami Heat are 11-0 at home.

Philadelphia hosted the Celtics in both teams' season opener on Oct. 23, with the Sixers winning 107-93.


Ex-NBA F Davis avoids jail for attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former NBA player Ronald Glen Davis avoided jail time after pleading no contest to a charge that he attacked a man outside a Los Angeles-area nightclub last year, prosecutors said Thursday.

Davis, 33, was accused of throwing the victim into a wall during an altercation in West Hollywood on April 8, 2018.


Bucks win 16th straight as Giannis sits

MILWAUKEE (AP) No Giannis was no problem for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

Reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out but the Bucks kept on rolling, getting 29 points from Eric Bledsoe and 24 from Khris Middleton in a 127-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans that extended their winning streak to 16 games.


Harden scores 55, Rockets fend off Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) James Harden dropped another one of those demoralizing step-back 3-pointers that have made him famous, causing Cavaliers rookie Kevin Porter Jr. to look at Cleveland's bench for help.

Nothing could be done.


Leonard has 23 in Toronto, Clippers win

TORONTO (AP) Kawhi Leonard got his ring, and the Los Angeles Clippers got another win.

Leonard scored 23 points in his return to Toronto, Lou Williams had 18 and the Clippers won their third straight game Wednesday, beating the slumping Raptors 112-92.


James has 25-11-10, Lakers' road run 12

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) LeBron James has made a career out of carrying his team through tough stretches, and in his 17th season, he hasn’t lost a step.

James had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his sixth triple-double this season, helping the Los Angeles Lakers to a 96-87 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.


Graham scores 40, Hornets rally by Nets

NEW YORK (AP) Devonte' Graham was having the best night of his career, making it easy for his coach to call plays.

"That's just good coaching, right? Brilliant, right? Find Devonte' Graham," Hornets coach James Borrego joked. "I learned from Pop (Gregg Popovich) that's a good move. He was rolling."


Jazz send Wolves to 6th straight loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With energy on defense and ample shot sharing on the other end, the Utah Jazz discovered the pick-me-up they needed in Minnesota.

The Timberwolves would be wise to take notes.


LaVine's 35 in 3 quarters power Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Zach LaVine believes he needs to be a dependable fourth-quarter scorer for the Chicago Bulls to have success.

Against Atlanta on Wednesday night, though, he was happy being a spectator.


Down 11 in 4th, Kings rally past Thunder

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Buddy Hield was upset about not getting a foul call when Oklahoma City double-teamed him in the final seconds while he was attempting to get free for a shot. When no whistle blew, Hield calmed down and passed the ball to Sacramento teammate Bogdan Bogdanovic.

"I found the best shooter in the gym, so it’s cool," Hield said.

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