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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:27 a.m.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man walking on an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say.


At All-Star Game, Anthony Davis finds himself in spotlight

Anthony Davis isn’t completely sure if he’s going to play in Sunday’s All-Star game. Or how much he’s going to play the rest of this season. Or where he’ll play …


Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Paul Westphal, Jack Sikma, Marques Johnson and Ben Wallace are first-time finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The rest of the 13 finalists have been considered before, including Chris …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout

The Pelicans have fired ninth-year general manager Dell Demps. The decision comes after six-time All-Star Anthony Davis said in late January that he would not sign an extension with New …


NBA roundup: Anthony Davis leaves with shoulder injury, Pelicans beat Thunder

Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite …


NBA roundup: T-Wolves overcome James Harden’s 42 to top Houston 121-111

Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame James Harden’s 42 points to beat the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Blazers sign center Enes Kanter

Center Enes Kanter has joined the Portland Trail Blazers. Kanter was waived by the New York Knicks along with Wesley Matthews following the trade deadline last week. He was once …


NBA roundup: Gordon Hayward leads Celtics to 3rd straight win over 76ers

Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday night.


All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan

No one could have envisioned Michael Jordan hosting the NBA All-Star Game as an NBA owner. Jordan’s former college teammate at North Carolina, Buzz Peterson, never imagined Jordan winning six …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:44 a.m.

Michael Jordan: 6 NBA titles tougher than James Harden, Russell Westbrook streaks

Michael Jordan says James Harden’s streak of 30 straight games with at least 30 points and Russell Westbrook’s 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish. But the …


NBA roundup: New-look Philadelphia 76ers beat Denver Nuggets 117-110

JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the new-look Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Paul Newberry: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around

There’s no better reality show than the NBA’s off-the-court drama, which was at its peak leading up to the trade deadline and returns again this summer as soon as the …


NBA’s East contenders make their moves; Pelicans’ Anthony Davis waiting for his

Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to …


NBA roundup: Lakers edge Celtics 129-128 on Rajon Rondo’s jumper at the buzzer

Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Anthony Davis remains in trade limbo; Harrison Barnes to Sacramento

Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. That may change before the NBA’s 3 p.m. Thursday trade deadline. Davis remained in place Wednesday, though the run-up …


NBA roundup: Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry help Raptors beat Joel Embiid, 76ers 119-107

Kyle Lowry had 20 points amid reports that Toronto has offered him in a trade, and the Raptors held off the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107 on Tuesday night in a matchup …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Wizards’ John Wall needs Achilles surgery; out another year

The Washington Wizards say point guard John Wall will be sidelined for at least another year because he ruptured his left Achilles tendon while falling at home. The rupture was …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

NBA capsules: Celtics snap Thunder’s winning streak at 7

Kyrie Irving had 30 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris scored 19 points and the Boston Celtics beat Oklahoma City 134-129 on Sunday to snap the Thunder’s seven-game winning streak.


Boys basketball: Tru Allen scores 24 points as Clarkston clinches Great Northern league title

Recap of Friday’s boys basketball action from around the region


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Girls basketball: Davenport and Northwest Christian win to share NE 2B title

Recap of Friday’s girls basketball action from around the region


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

NBA adds Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki to All-Star player pool

Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki are going to the All-Star Game one more time, added to the player pool by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Wade and Nowitzki will be drafted …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

NBA roundup: League-leading Bucks end Raptors’ home winning streak at 10

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points, Khris Middleton had 18 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Toronto 105-92 on Thursday night, ending the Raptors’ season-best home winning streak at 10 games.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Knicks deal Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas, say he requested a trade

The New York Knicks have traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks, parting with the young All-Star forward as he recovers from a torn knee ligament. The Knicks acquired Dennis …


NBA roundup: Celtics overcome Kyrie Irving’s absence to rout Hornets

Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jayson Tatum scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics rolled over the Charlotte Hornets 126-94 on Wednesday night despite Kyrie Irving’s absence.


NBA roundup: Bucks top Pistons 115-105, improve to 13-0 after a loss

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 115-105 Tuesday night, keeping the distinction of being the league’s only …


Boys basketball: Javon Williams and Tristan Cox score 16 points, Lakeside top Freeman

Recap of Saturday’s boys basketball action from around the region


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Girls basketball: Macy Luhr’s 12 points helps Freeman defeat Lakeside on Reese Court at EWU

Recap of Saturday’s girls basketball action from around the region


NBA roundup: James Harden scores 35 points, Rockets beat Raptors 121-119

James Harden scored 35 points for his 22nd straight game with 30 or more and the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 121-119 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

NBA roundup: Warriors win 9th straight behind Steph Curry’s 38 points

Stephen Curry scored 38 points, local product Kevin Durant had 21 and the Golden State Warriors hammered the ball inside to beat the Washington Wizards 126-118 Thursday night for their …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo picked as All-Star captains

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the captains for this year’s NBA All-Star Game. James and Antetokounmpo will pick their teams on Feb. 7, in advance of the Feb. 17 …