LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lance Stephenson stepped on Jeff Green's foot and then stepped back, releasing a perfect 20-foot jumper while the Washington defender stumbled and nearly fell.
Giannis, Bucks drop 148 points on Wizards for 40th win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
The Bucks shot 60 percent (56 for 93) from the field and placed six players in double figures while becoming the first NBA team with 40 victories. Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points, and Khris Middleton finished with 16.
Beal, Green lead Wizards past reeling Pacers 107-89
WASHINGTON (AP) — Although consistency continues to elude them, the Washington Wizards have been playing winning basketball for a solid month and have a reasonable chance of sneaking into the playoffs.
The Indiana Pacers are quickly heading in the opposite direction.
Bradley Beal scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 23 to lead another productive night from Washington's bench, and the Wizards beat the reeling Pacers 107-89 on Wednesday night.
Green’s late basket lifts Wizards past Magic 95-91
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Green and the Washington Wizards used their 3-point game to beat the Orlando Magic.
Green shot 6 for 9 from 3-point range and finished with 24 points as the Wizards defeated the Magic 95-91 Friday night.
Green, who made less than 28 percent of his threes in 69 games with the Magic two years ago, finished with a season high in points.
Beal scores 24 points in Wizards’ 114-98 win over Hawks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because All-Star point guard John Wall is out for the season, that doesn't mean the Washington Wizards think they're finished.
Bradley Beal had 24 points, Jeff Green added 22 and Thomas Bryant scored 16 to go with a career-high 15 rebounds as Washington beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-98 on Wednesday night.
Wall, scheduled for surgery on his left heel Jan. 8, hasn't played in any of the past three games but the Wizards have won the last two.
Wall, Beal, Green help Wizards rally past Clippers 125-118
WASHINGTON (AP) — There has been a lot of negativity around the struggling Washington Wizards in recent days. When they fell behind the Los Angeles Clippers by 24 points midway in the second quarter, the Wizards didn't fall apart again. Instead, they rallied for their biggest win of the season.
John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal had 27 and Jeff Green added 20 as Washington wore down the Clippers 125-118 on Tuesday night.
Wall, Beal, Green help Wizards rally past Clippers 125-118
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 30, Bradley Beal had 27 and Jeff Green added 20 as the Washington Wizards rallied from 24 points down to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 125-118 on Tuesday night.
Wall, Beal and Green each scored 10 in the fourth quarter as Washington outscored Los Angeles 39-23 to pull out the win.
The Clippers led by 24 midway through the second quarter, but the Wizards cut the lead to 95-86 after three quarters and took a 115-113 lead on Wall's layup with 2:33 to play.
Wall, Beal lead Wizards to 117-109 victory over Magic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just maybe, the Washington Wizards are figuring things out.
John Wall had 25 points and 10 assists, Bradley Beal added 21 points and the Wizards won consecutive games for the first time this season, beating the Orlando Magic 117-109 on Monday night.
Wizards run away in the fourth, top Heat 116-110
MIAMI (AP) — John Wall and Austin Rivers have seen more than enough losing lately.
So they decided to do something about it.
Wall scored 28 points, he and Rivers each scored 10 in the pivotal fourth quarter and the Washington Wizards got a much-needed win by topping the Miami Heat 116-110 on Saturday night. The Wizards opened the fourth on a 31-12 run, with Wall and Rivers fueling most of that effort.
For those seeking the trend in NBA free agency this year, it's this: Most players are either staying put, or taking short-term deals that allow them to hit the market again next summer.
Peoria man killed in auto race in Canada
BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (AP) — The president of two Peoria automobile dealerships is dead after he lost control of his race car and crashed during a race at a track in Canada.
Durham Regional Police say the crash happened during a Formula 5000 race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont., on Saturday afternoon.
Police say 61-year-old Jeff Green was racing at the track outside Toronto when he lost control of his 1972 Lola T300 race car while turning a corner and smashed into a wall.
Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals
A position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers:
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love remains in concussion protocol and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals is still unclear.
Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue gave an update Tuesday before the team flew to San Francisco for Thursday's opener. The Cavs are playing the Golden State Warriors in the finals for the fourth straight year.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will miss the remainder of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals after banging heads with Boston's Jayson Tatum.
Love and Tatum inadvertently collided midway through the quarter and both dropped to the floor. Love, who missed a March 28 game at Charlotte with a concussion, immediately raised his left arm as if to signal he needed help.
TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James had 43 points and 14 assists, Kevin Love added 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 128-110 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.
TORONTO (AP) — This time, LeBron James didn't have to do it all by himself.
James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.
Cavs shuffle starting lineup for Game 2 against Pacers
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has tweaked his starting lineup for Game 2 against Indiana.
Lue will start forwards J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver over Jeff Green and Rodney Hood as the Cavs try to even their Eastern Conference series on Wednesday night.
Green went 0 for 7 from the field and missed his three free throws in the opener. Hood scored nine points, but he was excused from shootaround Wednesday as his wife gave birth to twins.
Cavs get 3 players back from injuries
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are closer to being at full strength.
Forwards Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson, and Rodney Hood all returned from injuries on Friday night as Cleveland, which has been riddled with injuries all season, hosted the Phoenix Suns. Acting coach Larry Drew said none of the players will start and all will be on minutes' restrictions.
LeBron gets 33 points in triple-double, Cavs beat Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James scored 33 points as part of a triple-double, Jordan Clarkson had a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:27 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 114-109 on Saturday night.
James had 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his 15th triple-double of the season, and Jeff Green added 21 points. Clarkson finished with 19 points to help the Cavaliers salvage a six-game split on their season-high six-game trip.
LeBron gets 33 points in triple-double, Cavs beat Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — As he exited the court, LeBron James brought a young fan to tears.
The Cavaliers' superstar made the boy's night by tossing him his sweat-soaked arm sleeve on the way to the locker room. As for the Bulls? All he gave them was more misery.
James scored 33 points as part of a triple-double, Jordan Clarkson had a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:27 left and Cleveland beat Chicago 114-109 on Saturday night.
James scores 39 as Cavs beat Nuggets 113-108
DENVER (AP) — LeBron James was knocking down shots no matter the angle, the degree of difficulty, the distance or the number of hands in his face.
Closing time just brings the best out in him. Still, as teammate Larry Nance Jr. aptly said of all James' off-balanced makes: "It was ridiculous."
James scored 39 points, including nine down the stretch, and dished out 10 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 113-108 on Wednesday night after squandering a 16-point, first-half lead.
LeBron, Nance power Cavaliers past Pistons 112-90
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 31 points before taking a seat on the bench, Larry Nance Jr. reached career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds in his first start for Cleveland, and the Cavaliers closed a disappointing five-game homestand on a positive note with a 112-90 win Monday night over the Detroit Pistons, who haven't won on the road in nearly two months.
The Cleveland Cavaliers entered Wednesday having lost three of its past four games, including recent blowout losses to Houston Rockets and the Orlando Magic.
LeBron James got his team back on track against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 37-point night and a game-winning shot at the buzzer in overtime.
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Big shot: LeBron’s jumper at buzzer gives Cavs 140-138 win
CLEVELAND (AP) — One second. One shot. One player.
For one night, LeBron James made all of Cleveland's problems disappear.
James dropped in a fade-away jumper over Jimmy Butler's outstretched hand as the buzzer sounded in overtime, giving the Cavaliers a cleansing 140-138 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
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AP Source: Cavaliers agree to terms with Cedi Osman
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to terms with Turkish forward Cedi Osman, a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press.
The Cavaliers drafted Osman in the second round in 2015 and their deal was confirmed by a person who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. ESPN reported that it is a three-year contract worth $8.3 million.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.3 million contract with free agent forward Jeff Green.
Green's deal is worth the veteran's minimum, said the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Green hasn't signed the contract.
Magic’s Aaron Gordon day-to-day with bruised foot
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — MRI test show Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon had suffered no serious damage but does have a bone bruise to his right foot.
Magic coach Frank Vogel said Thursday morning that Gordon is listed as day-to-day and will miss Thursday night's home game against Philadelphia. Gordon's return to the lineup will depend on how he responds to treatment.
Vucevic helps Magic edge Raptors 114-113 in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) — Two nights after being "truly embarrassed," the Orlando Magic bounced back against the reeling Toronto Raptors.
Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 10 rebounds, D.J. Augustin added 21 points off the bench and the Magic won for just the second time in eight games, beating the Raptors 114-113 on Sunday.
The Magic (19-30) lost 128-98 in Boston on Friday night.
Magic pull away for convincing win over Milwaukee
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Green not only challenged his Orlando Magic teammates, he challenged himself to play with more urgency and passion following a loss to New Orleans that capped a frustrating six-game road trip.
Payton has career highs in points and assists in Magic win
ATLANTA (AP) — Elfrid Payton had the best night of his career.
Even better, he did it on a night when the entire Orlando roster met coach Frank Vogel's mandate.
"Coach has been on us over the past month or so about making the extra pass, making plays for others," Payton said. "We did a good job of that."
Though it hasn’t gone smoothly, Orlando Magic management has attempted to sell its post-Dwight Howard fan base on youth.
Young players Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier and the since-traded Victor Oladipo were held up as models of how this team wanted to build, and the crowd bought in. But Frank Vogel, in his first year coaching the Magic, has been forced to juggle lineups. Payton has been pushed back to second-string point guard behind well-traveled veteran D.J. Augustin.
Gordon powers Magic past slumping Sixers, 105-88
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel had a simple trick to help his team get over a brutal loss in Memphis the previous night.
"I let them sleep in," Vogel said.
Aaron Gordon scored a season-high 20 points, Nikola Vucevic had 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and the Magic awoke from its slumber to cruise by the Philadelphia 76ers 105-88 in a matchup of slumping Eastern Conference teams Friday night.