Durant tiebreaker lifts Suns over Mavs in showcase of stars
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. The first meeting between Durant and Dallas' Kyrie Irving since they were traded by Brooklyn before the deadline last month was even when Durant pulled up over Tim Hardaway Jr. and Irving for the lead. Luka Doncic had 34 points for Dallas, but his point-blank shot for a tie rimmed out before he fouled Durant after the rebound with 3.5 seconds remaining.news.yahoo.com
Davis leads rally from 27 down as Lakers beat Mavs 111-108
Anthony Davis had 30 points and 15 rebounds, including a put-back dunk for the late lead, and the Los Angeles Lakers erased a 27-point deficit in a 111-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. LeBron James scored 26 points as the Lakers won their fourth in five games by turning a showcase of stars from a laugher into a thriller that featured 13 lead changes in the fourth quarter. Luka Doncic scored 26 points for the Mavs, but the youngest of the four superstars was limited and frustrated after a 14-point first quarter that sent Dallas on its way to the huge lead.news.yahoo.com
Doncic, Irving get 1st tandem win as Mavs rout hapless Spurs
Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving have their first win together in Dallas — on the highest-scoring and best shooting night from 3-point range this season for the Mavericks. Doncic had 28 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds and Irving scored 23 points in a 142-116 victory over the woeful San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. The Mavericks stopped a three-game losing streak in the return from the All-Star break, while the Spurs extended their franchise-record skid to 15 games with their 20th loss in 21 games.news.yahoo.com
Nike says Kyrie Irving is no longer one of its athletes
Kyrie Irving’s relationship with Nike is officially over, the shoe and athletic apparel maker said Monday, a move that came a month after the company suspended the Brooklyn guard as part of the fallout over his tweeting a link to a film containing antisemitic material.
Kanye West Storms Out of Interview After Tim Pool Lightly Defends Jews
YouTubeKanye West’s first extended sit-down interview since his meeting with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago last week lasted about 20 minutes.The artist now known as Ye stormed out of a sit down with the reactionary social-media performer Tim Pool, after the host lightly pushed back on Ye’s meandering, paranoid and yet largely uninterrupted antisemitic rant that opened the show.During that 20-minute stretch, West offered a sprawling, aggrieved commentary railing against those he belnews.yahoo.com
Durant, Nets pound Knicks 112-85 after promoting Vaughn
Kevin Durant had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, becoming the first player since Michael Jordan to score at least 25 points in his team’s first 12 games, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the New York Knicks 112-85 after making Jacque Vaughn their head coach.