Curry scores 30 after career night, Warriors beat Kings
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, shoots against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO – Stephen Curry followed up his career-high 62 points a night earlier with another 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to lead the suddenly clicking Golden State Warriors past the Sacramento Kings 137-106 on Monday. The Kings, coached by former Warriors top assistant and Kerr close friend Luke Walton, dropped their third straight. Warriors: Golden State activated rookie Nico Mannion for his first career game, but fellow two-way player Juan Toscano-Anderson wasn't available. Warriors: Host the Clippers on Wednesday night in the first of two straight home games over three days vs. Los Angeles.
Champ speaks out on racial injustice with shoes and words
Then, with powerful words about a desire to find a solution to racial injustice. Champ is one of four players of Black heritage on the PGA Tour, and one of only two -- the other is Tiger Woods -- who reached the second of three events in the FedEx Cup postseason. When people say all lives matter, yes, all lives matter, but so do Black lives, Champ said. He had a gallery Thursday at an event with no specators, including PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan for the last few holes of his opening nine holes. The PGA Tour supports them and any of our own members standing up for issues they believe in, the statement said.
Into the unknown: NBA teams face concerns outside of bubble
The other six clubs exit World Disney World the same way as tourists who normally pack the place. Now its back to the real world, and the real world in 2020 is an unsettling place. Uncertainty awaits at the end of every season for teams that miss the playoffs. The coronavirus pandemic forces teams to wonder whether they will be safe, and when or where they might be back together again. NBA teams have been shielded for a little while, but the Pelicans, Kings and Wizards, and soon more teams, have lost that now.
Kings' Barnes isn't at NBA restart, says he has coronavirus
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings became the latest NBA player to reveal that he has the coronavirus, making the announcement Tuesday and saying he has hopes to join his team for the leagues restart later this summer. Barnes is the only player who has started all 64 of the Kings games this season. Prior to the team leaving last week, I tested positive for Covid-19, Barnes wrote on social media. The league said Monday that 19 players tested positive during in-market testing after July 1, those tests being done before teams began arriving at Disney on July 7. Houstons Russell Westbrook said Monday that he has tested positive and has yet to join the Rockets at Disney.
AP source: Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. tests positive for virus
Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. dunks the ball against Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI A person with knowledge of the situation says Miami forward Derrick Jones Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus, a result that came in shortly after the Heat and other NBA teams began mandatory testing in preparation for next month's resumption of the season. A small number of NBA players publicly revealed Wednesday that they had tested positive, including Sacramento teammates Jabari Parker and Alex Len and Indiana's Malcolm Brogdon. All-Star Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has also tested positive, a person with knowledge of that situation told AP on Tuesday. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Nikola Jokic, Buddy Hield among NBA players who tested positive for COVID-19
ORLANDO, Fla. As a part of the NBAs plan to get the season started this summer at Walt Disney World In Orlando, Fla., players are required to complete coronavirus (COVID-19) testing before they are allowed to participate in training camp. As testing rolls out, positives are beginning to show up with some big name players in the mix. The list includes:As cases grow in the state of Florida and positive tests continues to show up within the NBA, fans are wondering if it is worth the trouble with cancel the season trending on Twitter. The NBA season is set to fully resume on July 31.
Pistons Drop Home Opener To Trae Young And Hawks
DETROIT (AP) Trae Young feels like a veteran as he enters his second NBA season. Young had 38 points and nine assists and the Atlanta Hawks opened the season with a 117-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Drummond had 32 points and 23 rebounds in Detroits season-opening victory on Wednesday in Indiana, but the Hawks scored 60 points in the paint. Detroit scored the next four points before the game was delayed for several minutes because of the clock failure. The Pistons narrowed the lead to 98-92, but a pair of Rose turnovers helped the Hawks scored the next seven points and take a 13-point lead with 4:47 to play.detroit.cbslocal.com
Trae Young has 38 points, Hawks beat Pistons 117-110
DETROIT - Trae Young had 38 points and nine assists and the Atlanta Hawks opened the season with a 117-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. John Collins added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Jabari Parker had 18 points. Derrick Rose led Detroit with 27 points, and Andre Drummond had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Detroit scored the next four points before the game was delayed for several minutes because of the clock failure. The Pistons narrowed the lead to 98-92, but the Hawks scored the next seven points to take a 13-point lead with 4:47 to play.