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'Big Baby' Davis arrested on drug charge

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ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) Police say former NBA player Glen "Big Baby" Davis was arrested in a Maryland hotel last month on drug possession and distribution charges.

WMAR-TV in Baltimore reports that Davis was arrested Feb. 7 at a Hampton Inn in Aberdeen.

According to court records, the hotel owner smelled marijuana coming from Davis' room.


Suns' Chriss, Dudley fined $25K apiece

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA has fined Phoenix Suns forwards Marquese Chriss and Jared Dudley $25,000 apiece for their roles in an altercation during a game against the Utah Jazz.

The punishment handed down Saturday stem from the Suns' game Thursday night in Salt Lake City.


Durant out 2 weeks with rib fracture

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Kevin Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on his right side, joining fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the injury list for the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

An MRI exam Friday for the NBA Finals MVP revealed the incomplete fracture, and the Warriors said Durant would be re-evaluated in two weeks. Durant said he got hit in the ribs at Minnesota last Sunday and initially thought it was just a bruise, but he was sore the next couple of days. He played Wednesday night against the Lakers and felt it again when he hustled to close out on the wing and "felt something stretch and pull."


Raptors top Mavs in OT, win 11th in row

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors are on top of the Eastern Conference and learning how to deal with the view.

DeMar DeRozan made the game-winning basket in overtime and the Raptors rallied to match the longest winning streak in franchise history, topping the Dallas Mavericks 122-115 on Friday for their 11th consecutive win.


Westbrook has 16-10-11, OKC's run now 5

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Five starts, five wins for Corey Brewer with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The recent addition scored 22 points and matched a career high with six steals to help the Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 121-113 on Friday night.


Dragic's late hoop gets Heat by Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) One little floater for Goran Dragic lifted the Miami Heat to a big win.

Dragic scored 30 points, including a go-ahead jumper in the final seconds, and the Heat snapped a nine-game road losing streak with a 92-91 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.


Embiid has 24-19 on birthday, 76ers win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A sellout crowd of nearly 21,000 serenaded Joel Embiid for his birthday, and Embiid showed his gratitude by powering Philadelphia to another win.

Embiid had 24 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and Robert Covington hit a key 3-pointer to lead the 76ers to a 120-116 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.


Hield helps Kings top depleted Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With April approaching, the beat-up, undermanned Golden State Warriors are prioritizing health over everything else - even the No. 1 seed in the West.

"It's a harrowing experience," coach Steve Kerr joked before the game. "I'm just trying to process it all."


Cold-shooting Celtics get past Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Boston Celtics relied on their tough defense to get a sorely needed victory on the road.

Terry Rozier and Greg Monroe each scored 17 points, helping the Celtics hold off the Orlando Magic 92-83 on Friday night.


Doc Rivers fined for criticizing refs

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for criticizing the officiating after the Clippers' loss to the Houston Rockets.

The fine was announced Friday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations.

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