Booker scores 47, Durant adds 39, Suns beat Nuggets 121-114May 6, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker has carried a massive offensive load for the Phoenix Suns in these playoffs, averaging more than 35 points per game despite defenders draped all over him in most games.
Faced with a nearly must-win game on Friday night, he somehow did even more.
Durant, Suns work to pull out of 2-0 hole against NuggetsMay 4, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant has done just about everything an NBA player can do: He has won two championships, was named league MVP once, made 13 All-Star games and now has a lifetime contract with Nike, joining LeBron James and Michael Jordan.
Durant signs lifetime deal with Nike, joining Jordan, LeBronApril 28, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant and Nike have agreed to a lifetime contract, making him just the third NBA player to receive such a deal, joining Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
The 13-time All-Star has a relationship with Nike that dates back to 2007, releasing 15 different sets of shoes.
Nets swept, but can build quickly after Durant, Irving dealsApril 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets finished the same way without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as they did with them.
The Nets were swept out the playoffs, the first team sent home for the summer for the second straight year.
Ready or not, Durant, Suns prepare for Clippers seriesApril 15, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant's arrival in the desert hasn't gone exactly to plan. Because of injuries, the 13-time All-Star has played just eight games with the Phoenix Suns since he was acquired in a mid-February franchise shakeup.
Nets’ starless roster in NBA playoffs with no Durant, IrvingApril 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When the Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving and then Kevin Durant, the drama that had engulfed the team went with them — along with any realistic title hopes for this season.
Kevin Durant scores 35 points, Suns roll past ThunderApril 3, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 35 points and the Phoenix Suns held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-118 on Sunday night for their fifth straight victory.
Durant — once a hero in Oklahoma City after leading the Thunder to the 2012 NBA Finals, but roundly booed nearly every time he touched the ball Sunday — scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and blocked a shot at the rim by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Durant has 30 points, Suns beat Nuggets for 4th straight winApril 1, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are starting to string together some wins now that Kevin Durant is healthy.
Even so, they're far from a well-oiled machine.
Durant scored 30 points, Devin Booker added 27 and the Suns won their fourth straight game by beating the short-handed Denver Nuggets 100-93 on Friday night.
Booker leads Suns over Timberwolves in Durant’s home debutMarch 30, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant's a 13-time All-Star, a two-time NBA champion, a four-time league leader in scoring and has done just about everything else a player can do in the game of basketball.
But even he can get a little nervous on a night like Wednesday.
Suns’ Durant out with ankle injury, re-evaluated in 3 weeksMarch 10, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns say Kevin Durant has a sprained left ankle after slipping on the floor during pregame warmups Wednesday night and will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
The hope was the 34-year-old star wouldn’t miss much time because of the unlucky mishap, but now it appears he’ll be out until April.
Kevin Durant injures ankle in warmups, Suns rout ThunderMarch 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 44 points, Terrence Ross added 24 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 132-101 on Wednesday night after losing Kevin Durant to an ankle injury during pregame warmups.
Suns’ Kevin Durant out after injuring ankle in pregame slipMarch 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant's home debut with the Phoenix Suns will have to wait a little longer.
The 13-time All-Star slipped on the floor during pregame warmups and was ruled out Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of left ankle soreness.
Booker, Ross help Suns rout Thunder after Durant injuredMarch 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant's expected home debut was over before it started after a pregame mishap.
Devin Booker was more than willing — and able — to pick up the scoring load.
Booker scored 44 points, Terrence Ross added 24 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 132-101 on Wednesday night after losing Durant to an ankle injury during pregame warmups.
Bridges has 30 points, Nets beat Rockets for 3rd straightMarch 8, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Mikal Bridges scored 30 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 and the Brooklyn Nets had a big third quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 118-96 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
Durant hits tiebreaking jumper as Suns beat Irving, MavsMarch 6, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 37 points, including the tiebreaking jumper with 11 seconds to go, to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 130-126 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday in a thrilling showcase of stars for both teams.
Durant tiebreaker lifts Suns over Mavs in showcase of starsMarch 5, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kevin Durant's tiebreaker jumper was like so many before — right on target in the closing seconds.
Luka Doncic's potential tying floater moments later in front of the rim was unlike most of his — spinning around and out.
Bridges scores 38 points, Nets rally to stun Celtics 115-105March 4, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Mikal Bridges scored 38 points and the Brooklyn Nets overcame a 28-point deficit to stun the Boston Celtics 115-105 on Friday night.
Part of the trade that sent Kevin Durant to Phoenix, Bridges has reached 30 or more points in three of Brooklyn’s last six games.
Booker, Durant, Okogie lead Suns to 125-104 romp over BullsMarch 4, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Durant sees a loaded roster and all the possibilities that come with it for the Phoenix Suns.
It's up to them to make it happen. And they're off to a good start with their shiny new star.
Mikal Bridges helps Nets rally to stun Celtics, 115-105March 4, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Mikal Bridges was considered a defensive star and complementary offensive player in Phoenix before abruptly having his five-year run there ended when he was shipped to Brooklyn as part of the trade that sent Kevin Durant to the Suns.
Kevin Durant makes Suns debut in victory over HornetsMarch 2, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting in his Suns debut, helping Phoenix snap the Charlotte Hornets’ five-game winning streak with a wire-to-wire 105-91 victory Wednesday night.
Brunson scores 39, Knicks rout Nets 142-118 for 7th straightMarch 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever Jalen Brunson and Tom Thibodeau were discussing before bumping fists near the end of the game, it wasn't the point guard's brilliant play.
Kevin Durant scores 23 points in Charlotte in Suns debutMarch 2, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant feels a sense of comfort.
Durant scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting in his Suns debut, helping Phoenix snap the Charlotte Hornets’ five-game winning streak with a wire-to-wire 105-91 victory Wednesday night.
‘Nervous’ Kevin Durant excels in Suns debut with 23 pointsMarch 2, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New team, same Kevin Durant.
The Durant era in Phoenix got off to solid start Wednesday night with the 13-time NBA All-Star scoring 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting, adding an explosive offensive element to an already dangerous offense in his Suns debut.
Irving senses Mavs’ urgency in new star pairing with DoncicMarch 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving senses the stress of trying to figure things out with Luka Doncic and the rest of his new Dallas teammates as the Mavericks jostle for playoff positioning in the tightly packed Western Conference.
Durant expected to make Suns debut on Wednesday vs. HornetsFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant is expected to make his Phoenix Suns debut on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets.
The Suns made the announcement on social media Tuesday. The 13-time All-Star came to Phoenix on Feb.
Golden board: Durant, Bird, Azzi helping lead USA BasketballFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
When Kevin Durant was asked about the notion of him and some other Olympic gold medalists potentially getting seats on USA Basketball’s Board of Directors, he liked the idea.
That is, on one condition: He didn’t want the seats to be honorary.
Bucks outlast Suns 104-101 for 14th consecutive victoryFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's absence couldn't prevent the Milwaukee Bucks from extending the longest winning streak in the NBA this season.
Jrue Holiday scored 33 points and produced a critical steal, Brook Lopez made a tiebreaking layup with 24.8 seconds left and the Bucks edged the Phoenix Suns 104-101 on Sunday for their 14th consecutive victory.
Antetokounmpo won’t play against Suns due to bruised quadFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t play in the Milwaukee Bucks' game Sunday against the Phoenix Suns because of what the team is describing as a bruised right quadriceps.
That means neither team will have its MVP available for the afternoon matchup.
Devin Booker scores 25 points, Suns beat Thunder 124-115February 25, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are still looking forward to the debut of recently acquired superstar Kevin Durant.
While they wait, Devin Booker isn't a bad backup plan.
Booker scored 25 points, Chris Paul added 16 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-115 on Friday night.
NBA teams get ready to make 4th-quarter push for playoffsFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
Kevin Durant went to Phoenix. Russell Westbrook moved from Los Angeles to Los Angeles.
Nets give coach Jacque Vaughn multiyear contract extensionFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacque Vaughn, who has coached the Brooklyn Nets into playoff position despite the trades of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving during another turbulent season for the franchise, has agreed to a multiyear contract extension.
Durant cheered by fans, says Suns have ‘all the pieces’February 17, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant watched the Phoenix Suns from afar over the past few years, admiring the budding nucleus of Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton.
Mikal Bridges has career-high 45 points, Nets beat HeatFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Mikal Bridges scored a career-high 45 points, including 15 in a row for Brooklyn to break open a game that had been close for 3 1/2 quarters, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 116-105 on Wednesday night in the final game for both teams before the All-Star break.
Mikal Bridges scores career-high 45, Nets beat Heat 116-105February 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In his third game since arriving in the Kevin Durant trade, Mikal Bridges had an electrifying scoring stretch to rival even the superstar he replaced.
Bridges scored a career-high 45 points, including 15 in a row for Brooklyn to break open a game that had been close for 3 1/2 quarters, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 116-105 on Wednesday night in the final game for both teams before the All-Star break.
Suns top Kings 120-109 with Durant watching from benchFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 32 points, Deandre Ayton had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Sacramento Kings 120-109 on Tuesday night with superstar acquisition Kevin Durant watching from the bench.
Bridges’ consecutive games streak lives despite missing gameFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Mikal Bridges' consecutive games played streak lives on, even after he was forced to miss a game last week for the first time in his NBA career.
Brunson scores 40 as Knicks end 9-game skid vs Nets, 124-106February 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are gone, and so is the Nets' dominance of New York's basketball rivalry.
Jalen Brunson scored 40 points, Josh Hart added a season-high 27 in his second game with his new team and the Knicks snapped a nine-game losing streak against Brooklyn with a 124-106 victory Monday night.
Harden not surprised Durant, Irving fled Nets’ ‘dysfunction’February 12, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden isn't surprised Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving wanted out of Brooklyn, having tired quickly of the “dysfunction” he saw in his brief time with the Nets and asking out.
Embiid leads 76ers over Nets in Harden’s return to BrooklynFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points and 13 rebounds, James Harden scored 29 points in his first game in Brooklyn since being traded a year ago to begin a Big Three breakup, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Nets 101-98 on Saturday night.
Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to 10th straight victoryFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 119-106 on Friday night for their first 10-game winning streak since 2019-20.
Brook Lopez had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday added 19 points for the Bucks, who have won 12 of 13.
Ayton, Booker lead Suns past Pacers a day after Durant tradeFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Deandre Ayton had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Devin Booker scored 21 points and Chris Paul chipped in 19 as the Phoenix Suns cruised past the Indiana Pacers 117-104 on Friday night.
Siakam, Edwards, Fox added to NBA All-Star Game rosterFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto forward Pascal Siakam, Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards and Sacramento guard De'Aaron Fox have been added to the player pool for the All-Star Game as injury replacements.
Commissioner Adam Silver's office announced the picks Friday, after they were first reported by ESPN.
Durant, Irving trades signal end of an empty era for NetsFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden arrived in Brooklyn and predicted his partnership with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving would be “ scary hours.”
Orlando’s subs lead the way in win over West-leading DenverFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Reserves Cole Anthony and Bol Bol each scored 17 points to lead the Orlando Magic to a 115-104 win over the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.
NBA trade deadline sees Irving, Durant bolster West teamsFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
First it was Kyrie Irving to Dallas. Then came Kevin Durant to Phoenix.
Dinwiddie has 25 in Brooklyn return, Nets beat Bulls 116-105February 10, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points in his first game since returning to Brooklyn and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 116-105 on Thursday night, hours after trading superstar Kevin Durant to Phoenix.
Young scores 36 as Hawks beat short-handed Suns 116-107February 10, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Seeing his short-handed team struggle in a loss to Atlanta only made Phoenix coach Monty Williams all the more eager to see Kevin Durant in a Suns uniform.
Trae Young scored 25 of his 36 points in the second half and the Hawks beat the Suns, still awaiting the arrival of the newly acquired Durant, 116-107 on Thursday night.
Nets trade Durant to Suns, get Bridges in 4-team dealFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant is leaving Brooklyn, as Kyrie Irving just did and James Harden before that.
Analysis: After trade deadline, NBA title road got tougherFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
Phoenix now has NBA champion and perennial All-Star Kevin Durant. Dallas now has NBA champion and perennial All-Star Kyrie Irving. In Los Angeles, the Lakers and Clippers have more depth. Memphis and New Orleans just acquired more shooters.
Nets’ Irving drama makes other East contenders look stableFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
Blake Griffin is no stranger to trade drama. He was dealt from the Clippers to the Pistons in 2018, and last season he was playing for the Brooklyn Nets when they sent James Harden to Philadelphia in a February blockbuster.
Phoenix visits Brooklyn after Thomas’ 47-point gameFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
Phoenix Suns (29-26, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (32-21, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nets -4.5; over/under is 226
AP source: Kyrie Irving going to the Dallas MavericksFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving is getting his wish. He’s getting traded.
And Luka Doncic is getting another All-Star to help him in Dallas.
The Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed Sunday on a blockbuster trade: Irving — the super-talented and often-enigmatic eight-time All-Star point guard — heads to Dallas, ending the pairing with Kevin Durant that never really had a chance to click.
Los Angeles visits Brooklyn after Thomas’ 44-point gameFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
Los Angeles Clippers (30-26, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (32-20, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn hosts the Los Angeles Clippers after Cameron Thomas scored 44 points in the Brooklyn Nets' 125-123 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Already short-handed Nets lose Curry, Morris to injuriesFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The short-handed Brooklyn Nets lost guard Seth Curry and forward/center Markieff Morris to injuries during their game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Curry suffered a left adductor injury during the third quarter, and Morris had a sore left knee.
Washington takes road win streak into matchup with BrooklynFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
Washington Wizards (24-27, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (31-20, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nets -2; over/under is 230
Jayson Tatum scores 31 points, NBA-leading Celtics rout NetsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 31 points and nine rebounds and the NBA-leading Boston Celtics rolled to a 139-96 victory over the short-handed Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
Jaylen Brown added 26 points as both of Boston’s stars hit seven 3-pointers in a game the Celtics never trailed and led by 49 points.
Analysis: NBA All-Star reserve voting to lead to some snubsJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
Brace yourself. There’s going to be some angry people in the NBA on Thursday night.
With good reason.
The votes from the coaches are now in, and on Thursday, the NBA will reveal the 14 players — seven from the Eastern Conference, seven more from the Western Conference — who got picked to be reserves for the All-Star Game.
Tatum and Boston host Durant and the NetsJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
Brooklyn Nets (31-19, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (36-15, first in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum and Kevin Durant meet when Boston hosts Brooklyn.
Irving leads Nets past Lakers 121-104 as James, Davis sitJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 121-104 victory Monday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who played without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.