Bam Adebayo has 24 points and 9 rebounds, Heat beat Nets


NEW YORK (AP)Bam Adebayo had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 106-93 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Jimmy Butler added 17 points for Miami (3-1). P.J. Tucker finished with 15, and Tyler Herro and Dewayne Dedmon each contributed 14.

A preseason favorite to win the NBA championship, Brooklyn has alternated losses and wins through the first five games of the season and dropped to 2-3. Kevin Durant finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Joe Harris contributed 15 points on 5-for-15 shooting, including 5 for 11 from 3-point range. With his third 3-pointer of the game, Harris passed Jason Kidd as the franchise’s career leader in made 3-pointers.

James Harden had 14 points and Bruce Brown chipped in with 12.


MILWAUKEE (AP) – D’Angelo Russell scored 29 points, Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards each added 25 and Minnesota held off the short-handed Milwaukee.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 16 rebounds for the Bucks. They were without point guard Jrue Holiday and center Brook Lopez.

Jarred Vanderbilt, making his first start of the season, had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Khris Middleton scored 16 points.


TORONTO (AP) – Fred VanVleet had a season-high 26 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, OG Anunoby scored a season-high 25 points and Toronto won at home for the first time in 20 months, beating Indiana.

Scottie Barnes had 18 points and seven assists, and fellow rookie Dalano Banton came off the bench to score 10 points to help the Raptors win in Toronto for the first time in four tries this season. VanVleet shot 6 for 7 from 3-point range and had six assists.

Indiana’s Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points in 22 minutes but injured his left hamstring early in the third quarter and did not return.


BOSTON (AP) – Montrezl Harrell scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and had 11 rebounds in Washington’s victory over Boston.

Spencer Dinwiddie added 22 points, and Bradley Beal had 17 for the Wizards. They have opened the season 3-1.

Jayson Tatum had 23 points for Boston, Dennis Schroder added 22, and Robert Williams III had 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Celtics has won back-to-back road games.

Washington center Daniel Gafford had to be helped off the court and was brought straight to the locker room midway into the second quarter and didn’t return. The team he had a right quadriceps contusion. The 6-foot-10 Gafford collided with Boston forward Jaylen Brown and went to the floor, grabbing his right leg.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Trae Young scored 31 points and Atlanta had 21 offensive rebounds to hold off New Orleans.

John Collins had 16 points and 12 rebounds to help the Hawks improve to 3-1. De’Andre Hunter scored 13 points, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 12.

Devonte’ Graham hit five 3s and led New Orleans with 21 points. Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 15 rebounds, The Pelicans are 1-4.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Miles Bridges scored 31 points, Gordon Hayward added 24 and Charlotte beat Orlando for its fourth victory in five games.

Bridges, who scored 30 or more points for the third time in four games, hit a 3-pointer with 1:02 remaining to put the game away. The Hornets’ only loss came in overtime against Boston on Monday night.

Cole Anthony led Orlando with 24 points and six assists. Wendell Carter Jr. added 20 points and 10 rebounds. Jalen McDaniels had 16 points for Charlotte.

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