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Warriors' Durant to rest ankle vs. Nets

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NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Durant is missing Golden State's game against Brooklyn on Sunday night because of a sprained left ankle.

Durant scored 27 points Saturday night as the Warriors rallied for a 124-116 victory at Philadelphia.

The NBA Finals MVP leads the Warriors with 24.9 points per game. Their next game after Sunday is on Wednesday at Oklahoma City, where Durant played before joining Golden State last season.


Wall sits out as Wizards fall to Raptors

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors had a tough night from 3-point range against the Washington Wizards.

Fortunately for Toronto, DeMar DeRozan had no problems inside the arc.


Pacers dominate second half to beat Heat

MIAMI (AP) Myles Turner made almost every shot he took in Indiana's biggest win of the season, and even got a chance for a brief postgame chat with actor Matthew McConaughey.

Everything went great for the Pacers.


76ers G Fultz out at least 2 more weeks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz will miss another two to three weeks as he recovers from soreness in his right shoulder.

The Sixers said Fultz's return to action will be determined by how the shoulder responds to progressive basketball training and practices in the interim.


Magic won't host summer league in 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic has decided to end their annual summer league.

Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said Sunday the trend of NBA teams playing in the Las Vegas Summer League led to the decision end Orlando Pro Summer League. Orlando's Summer League, which showcased rookies and young players, began in 2002.


Celtics rally by Hawks as run reaches 15

ATLANTA (AP) Kyrie Irving appreciates what he calls "the innocence of the game" during Boston's 15-game winning streak.

In his first season with the Celtics after demanding a trade from Cleveland, Irving is enjoying the torrid start because everything feels so new.


Down 22 at half, Warriors rally by 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A 22-point halftime deficit was no big deal for the defending NBA champions.

Stephen Curry scored 35 points, Kevin Durant had 27 and the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 124-116 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.


Hornets snap skid, extend Clippers' to 8

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker exhaled loudly as he pulled up a chair and sat down in front of his locker.

"We really needed that win," Walker said.


Rockets beat Grizzlies behind 18 3s

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Chris Paul is back, and the Houston Rockets are rolling.

James Harden scored 29 points, Clint Capela had 17 points and 13 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 on Saturday night for their eighth win in nine games.


Hood has 31, Jazz rip Magic to end slide

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Rodney Hood doesn't care whether he starts or comes off the bench.

He just wants to play.

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