Americans top Antetokounmpo, Greece at World Cup 69-53
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The MVP was good. The USA was better.
And the Antetokounmpo getting talked about most by the Americans when this much-anticipated World Cup matchup was over wasn't...
Bagley withdraws from consideration for US World Cup team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sacramento forward Marvin Bagley III has told USA Basketball that he is withdrawing from consideration for the roster that will be sent to China this month for the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball's national team roster under consideration for the FIBA World Cup lost another name Saturday when New York's Julius Randle pulled out, citing a family...
Barnes has best game with Kings in 115-108 win over Knicks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes' best game with Sacramento helped the Kings keep pace in a crowded Western Conference as they attempt to end the NBA's longest active playoff...
Mavericks waive Zach Randolph, acquired in trade with Kings
DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks have waived Zach Randolph two days after acquiring the forward while sending Harrison Barnes to Sacramento in a trade designed to give Dallas salary-cap relief.
Randolph and young forward Justin Jackson were sent to the Mavericks in a deal that came together while Barnes was playing for Dallas in a 99-93 win over Charlotte on Wednesday. Jackson was active for Friday night's game against Milwaukee.
NBA trade deadline: The winners, and the losers
The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, with more than 20 teams swinging deals and more than 20 draft picks changing hands in the days leading up to the closing of the window at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Mavs deal Barnes to Kings, LeBron blasts timing of trade
DALLAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento.
The seventh-year player lingered on the floor a few extra moments after the game to chat up some Charlotte opponents, then walked through a throng of fans who seemed to want to say goodbye after seeing all the social media activity on their phones during the second half.
Davis remains in trade limbo; Barnes to Sacramento
MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.
By 3 p.m. Thursday, that may change.
Davis remained in place Wednesday, though the run-up to the NBA's annual trade deadline picked up steam in plenty of other locales around the league — including Dallas, where Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes didn't play in the fourth quarter of a win over Charlotte because of a trade with Sacramento.
"I got word of it during the game," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said.
Wednesday’s Sports in Brief
MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.
By 3 p.m. Thursday, that may change.
Davis remained in place, though the run-up to the NBA's annual trade deadline picked up steam in plenty of other locales around the league — including Dallas, where the Mavericks took Harrison Barnes out of their win over Charlotte in the third quarter because he's about to get moved to Sacramento, according to two people familiar with the negotiations there.
The Latest: AP source: Markieff Morris to New Orleans
The Latest on NBA trades (all times Eastern):
A person familiar with the negotiations said late Wednesday that Washington has agreed to trade Markieff Morris to the New Orleans Pelicans for Wesley Johnson.
There will be draft considerations in the deal as well, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the NBA trade call was pending.
Rookie Doncic scores 35 as Mavericks top Cavaliers 111-98
CLEVELAND (AP) — During his 21-year NBA career, Dirk Nowitzki has seen plenty of talented young offensive players.
Never one like Luka Doncic.
The Dallas rookie sensation matched his season high with 35 points and did a little bit of everything, and Harrison Barnes scored 13 in the fourth quarter to lead the undermanned Mavericks to a 111-98 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Dirk, Doncic help Mavs rout Knicks; Kanter gets some minutes
NEW YORK (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki has been coming to Madison Square Garden for about two decades, scoring better there than at any road arena.
If this was the last visit, he ended with a good one.
Nowitzki scored a season-high 14 points, Luka Doncic warmed up after an airball on his first shot in the arena to score 16, and the Dallas Mavericks routed the New York Knicks 114-90 on Wednesday night.
Doncic leads Mavs past Timberwolves in Saunders’ home debut
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic nearly recorded a triple-double, falling just two rebounds short. The final score was the only set of numbers he was focused on.
Doncic scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to lead the Dallas Mavericks over the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-115 on Friday night, spoiling rookie coach Ryan Saunders' home debut.
Doncic, who helped secure the win by scoring seven of Dallas' final nine points, also finished with 12 assists and eight rebounds.
Early shooting barrage lifts Mavs to rare road victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks finally found friendly rims on the road.
Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr. fueled an early long-range shooting blitz and the Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-84 on Wednesday night to end a nine-game road skid.
"We were certainly due," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "But these things don't just happen. You have to make them happen. Guys were ready to play tonight. You could sense it in the locker room beforehand."
Davis scores 48, Pelicans edge Doncic, Mavs 114-112
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.
Lillard scores 33, Trail Blazers top Mavericks 121-118 in OT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Dallas rookie sensation Luka Doncic to send the game into overtime could have rattled the Portland Trail Blazers.
Instead, they made the most of the additional five minutes.
"I mean, people make shots. It's the NBA," Jusuf Nurkic said about Doncic's big 3. "You can't get down (because of) one shot."
Portland recovered in overtime to hand the Mavericks their sixth straight loss, 121-118 on Sunday night.
Durant scores 29 points, Warriors hold off Mavericks 120-116
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 29 points with a key 3-pointer with 15 seconds left, and added 12 rebounds and eight assists, as the Golden State Warriors held off a fourth-quarter rally and beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-116 on Saturday night.
Durant and Andre Iguodala made consecutive 3s for the Warriors late in the third for a 94-87 lead entering the final 12 minutes, then the Warriors extended the lead to double digits before the Mavericks made a game of it in the closing minutes.
Mavs extend home streak, end skid vs. Hawks in 114-107 win
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic can call himself even with Trae Young for now.
The Dallas Mavericks can finally say their puzzling losing streak against the Atlanta Hawks is over.
Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, Doncic added 24 and the Mavericks extended their home winning streak to 11 games while ending a 10-game skid against Atlanta in a 114-107 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night.
Barnes, Jordan star in Mavericks’ 114-110 win over Clippers
DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan said he didn't have any extra incentive Sunday night in his first meeting against his former team. His 23 rebounds might indicate otherwise.
Jordan scored 16 points to go with his season-high rebound total, and Harrison Barnes had 30 points to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 114-110.
Dorian Finney-Smith tipped in a rebound with 35 seconds remaining to give Dallas the lead for good.
Barea, Mavs pull away in 4th for 113-104 win over Celtics
DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Barea held the shooter's pose for several seconds before big center DeAndre Jordan picked him up and carried him to the bench , the diminutive Dallas guard high-fiving everybody along the way.
It just felt like a big 3-pointer in the Mavericks' sixth straight home victory.
Barnes scores season-high 28 as Mavericks beat Nets 119-113
DALLAS (AP) — Devin Harris didn't return to the game when the Dallas guard was replaced shortly after scoring eight straight points to break a fourth-quarter tie.
It might have had something to do with him getting two of his game-high four steals in the same span.
Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 28 points, Harris did the same with 18 — sparked by his energetic surge — and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 119-113 on Wednesday night.
Mavericks hold Jazz to 22 in 2nd half, win 118-68 loss
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas and Utah made history. The Jazz weren't pleased with their share.
Harrison Barnes scored 19 points in 26 minutes and the Mavericks handed the Jazz their worst loss since moving to Utah, 118-68 on Wednesday night.
While in New Orleans, the Jazz lost to Milwaukee by 56, 158-102 on March 14, 1979.
"There was a point where we stopped competing," Utah coach Quin Snyder said. "We all have to own that and obviously the scoreboard reflected that.
Barnes scores 23, leads Mavericks past Bulls 103-98
CHICAGO (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks didn't need a big contribution from Luka Doncic to beat the Chicago Bulls. Harrison Barnes and J.J. Barea took care of that.
Barnes scored a season-high 23 points and the Mavericks overcame a sluggish performance by their prized rookie to beat the Bulls 103-98 Monday night.
Doncic, Smith lead Mavs past Wizards 119-100 to stop skid
DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks have had the Washington Wizards' number in recent years, and Dallas' young backcourt ensured that remained the case Tuesday night.
Luka Doncic scored 23 points and Dennis Smith Jr. made three key plays down the stretch as the Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak by beating Washington 119-100.
It was the Mavericks' 16th win in their last 17 meetings with the Wizards. In the first half, when Dallas built a 24-point lead, it looked like a foregone conclusion.
Mavs’ DeAndre Jordan misses China trip for personal reasons
DALLAS (AP) — New Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan missed the team's trip to China for two exhibition games for unspecified personal reasons.
Jordan and fellow starter Harrison Barnes stayed behind when the team left for China this week. Barnes injured a hamstring in practice and could miss all the preseason games.
Redick has 18 points, 76ers beat Mavs for 14th straight win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.J. Redick scored 18 points, and the surging Philadelphia 76ers matched a franchise record with their 14th consecutive victory, 109-97 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
Amid protests outside arena, Mavericks beat Kings 103-97
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes didn't see the group of protesters making their way to Golden1 Center for a second round of protests Tuesday. He only heard they were coming — and he was perfectly fine with it.
Raptor top Mavericks 122-115 for 11th straight win
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan made the game-winning basket in overtime and the Toronto Raptors rallied to match the longest winning streak in franchise history, topping the Dallas Mavericks 122-115 on Friday night for their 11th consecutive win.