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NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook ties for 3rd in triple-doubles, Thunder beat Cavs

Russell Westbrook moved into a tie for third place on the NBA list for triple-doubles with 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder completed a …


NBA capsules: Nuggets win 117-85, their biggest rout ever of Lakers

Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley scored 20 points apiece, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to their biggest victory ever over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 117-85 rout on …


NBA capsules: John Wall, Wizards beat Rockets 135-131 in OT despite James Harden’s 54

John Wall scored a season-high 36 points, including six in overtime, and the Washington Wizards overcame James Harden’s season-best 54 points to outlast the Houston Rockets 135-131 on Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Rob Curley: What happens when your two hometown teams lead the nation?

On Monday, the Associated Press named the Zags the No. 1 team in the nation, jumping over Kansas. That meant the Curley family’s favorite team was No. 2. It also …


NBA capsules: Kevin Durant’s 44, Klay Thompson’s follow shot help Warriors edge Kings

Klay Thompson put back his own miss with 5 seconds left, Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points, and the Golden State Warriors barely held off the Sacramento Kings 117-116 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Area roundup: Idaho advances to Big Sky Conference volleyball championship match

Roundup of Friday’s college volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball from across the region.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

NBA capsules: L.A. Clippers beat Memphis Grizzlies in matchup of early season surprises

Danilo Gallinari hit three free throws with 3 seconds left to tie it in regulation and finished with 20 points, Montrezl Harrell had 22 points and the Los Angeles Clippers …


Steve Christilaw: Spokane has rich history as basketball incubator

I’m trying to remember just exactly when Spokane turned itself into a hoops city.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Noah Dickerson leads Washington to win over Texas A&M at TCL Vancouver Showcase

Jalen Nowell added 14 points for the Huskies (4-1), who trailed 38-33 at halftime.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Maui Invitational roundup: Top-ranked Duke knocks off No. 8 Auburn 78-72 in semifinals

Top-ranked Duke withstood its toughest test of the season, outlasting No. 8 Auburn 78-72 in the Maui Invitational semifinals. The Blue Devils move on to play in the title game …


NBA capsules: Wall, Beal, Green help Wizards rally past Clippers 125-118

John Wall scored 30, Bradley Beal had 27 and Jeff Green added 20 as the Washington Wizards rallied from 24 points down to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 125-118 on …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Area basketball: Ben College scores 29 points as Whitworth’s men turn back Poets

Ben College scored a game-high 29 points, including a crucial three-point play and 3-pointer in the second half, and Whitworth (2-0) defeated Whittier 90-76 on Saturday to complete its stay …


Nuggets add Sue Bird to front office staff

WNBA champion Sue Bird is joining the Denver Nuggets’ front office while continuing her own professional basketball playing career. Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly says Bird’s new title …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Gonzaga ‘felt like home’ to Anton Watson as Gonzaga Prep standout makes official decision to join Bulldogs

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson officially signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Gonzaga men’s basketball program next season on Wednesday after orally committing last June.


NBA capsules: Kevin Durant, Quinn Cook help Curry-less Warriors beat Nets

Kevin Durant had 28 points and 11 assists, Quinn Cook scored a season-high 27 in place of injured Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors used another big run in …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:46 p.m.

AP Source: Jimmy Butler going to 76ers from Minnesota

Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia, ending the weeks-long saga of him wanting out of Minnesota. A person with knowledge of the situation says Butler is being traded to the …


NBA capsules: Joel Embiid has 42 points, 18 rebounds in 76ers’ OT win

Joel Embiid scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets 133-132 in overtime Friday night.


NBA roundup: Anthony Davis has 32 points, 15 rebounds; Pelicans end skid

Anthony Davis had 32 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in his best game since spraining his right elbow nearly two weeks ago, and the New Orleans Pelicans ended a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11 p.m.

Eyassu Worku leads UC Irvine to season-opening win against Idaho

Eyassu Worku scored 18 points and UC Irvine used a second-half spurt to top Idaho 86-68 in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

NBA capsules: Kemba Walker’s 29 leads Hornets to 113-102 win over Hawks

Kemba Walker had 29 points and seven assists, extending his strong start to the season as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-102 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Area roundup: Morgan Weaver nets hat trick as WSU women’s soccer team tops UW 3-1

Morgan Weaver scored three goals as the Washington State women’s soccer team defeated rival Washington 3-1 Friday night in the regular-season finale in Pullman. The Cougars (12-5-1, 5-5-1 Pac-12) extended …


NBA capsules: Cavaliers beat Hawks to get first win after firing Tyronn Lue

Rodney Hood scored a season-high 26 points, Cedi Osman added 20 and Cleveland ended its six-game losing streak to start the season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 136-114 on Tuesday night …


Couch Slouch: Baseball games shouldn’t end at dawn’s early light

Couch Slouch: My occasional friend, Poker Hall of Famer Eric Drache, recently texted me a trivia question: What is the least number of pitches that a pitcher can throw and …


NBA capsules: Ricky Rubio and Jazz beat Anthony Davis-less Pelicans, 132-111

Ricky Rubio had 28 points and 12 assists, Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz became the first team this season to beat the New …


NBA Capsules: LeBron James has triple-double, Lakers hand Nuggets first loss

LeBron James had 28 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds while leading the Los Angeles Lakers’ late rally for his first home victory at Staples Center, 128-111 over the previously …


NBA Capsules: Stephen Curry hits 11 3s, nets 51 as Warriors top Wizards 144-122

Stephen Curry just shrugged and grinned as he kept lighting up the floor, scoring 51 points and finishing with 11 3-pointers in only three quarters of the Golden State Warriors’ …


NBA Capsules: Blake Griffin has career-best 50 points in Pistons’ win over 76ers

Blake Griffin scored a career-high 50 points and had the game-winner after he was fouled on a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left as Detroit topped Philadelphia 133-132 in a …


Tim Reynolds: Raptors, Spurs can both claim trade victory

The early returns are in, and we now have a winner from the summer blockbuster trade between San Antonio and Toronto. Both sides look victorious.


NBA Capsules: Fight breaks out as Rockets spoil LeBron James’ L.A. home debut

LeBron James scored 24 points for the Lakers in his wild home debut, which included three players getting ejected for fighting late in the fourth quarter, as the Rockets won …


NBA roundup: Kawhi Leonard has 31 points to lead Raptors past Celtics

Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup between …