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NBA Capsules: Blake Griffin scores 44 points against former team

Blake Griffin scored 44 points in his return to Staples Center for the first time against his old team and the Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-104 on …


NBA capsules: Nikola Jokic has triple-double, Nuggets beat Clippers

Nikola Jokic had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his 21st career triple-double and the Denver Nuggets extended their home winning streak to 11 with a 121-100 victory …


NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks beat James Harden, Rockets 116-109

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and a season-high 21 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks withstand a 42-point performance from James Harden and beat the Houston Rockets 116-109 on Wednesday …


NBA roundup: Nikola Jokic’s 4th triple-double leads Nuggets past Heat 103-99

Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season, and his basket with 2.4 seconds left put the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets …



NBA Capsules: Timberwolves fire coach Tom Thibodeau after routing Lakers

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Timberwolves fire coach, president Tom Thibodeau

The Minnesota Timberwolves fired head coach Tom Thibodeau on Sunday, halfway into his third season with the team that began with the turmoil surrounding the eventual trade of All-Star Jimmy …


NBA Capsules: Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam lead Raptors past Bucks, 123-116

Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 on Saturday night in a matchup …


NBA Capsules: Mike Budenholzer faces former Atlanta team, Bucks rout Hawks

Mike Budenholzer’s first game against the team he coached for five seasons was no contest.



NBA Capsules: Karl-Anthony Towns scores 34 points, leads Timberwolves past Heat 113-104

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading six Minnesota players in double figures as the Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 113-104 on Sunday night, at Miami. Towns …


NBA Capsules: Anthony Davis scores 48, Pelicans edge Luka Doncic, Mavs 114-112

Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

NBA roundup: James Harden scores 45 in Rockets’ win over Celtics

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He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s top male athlete of 2018

LeBron James has been selected as The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the third time. In 2018, he continued to excel on the court, opened the “I …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 8:03 p.m.

LeBron James’ MRI shows groin strain, Lakers say he’s day to day

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has a strained left groin muscle, and the team says he’s not going to Sacramento for their game Thursday. James got hurt in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

NBA Capsules: Lakers lose LeBron James to groin injury, rout Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting …


It’s no Christmas miracle: Giannis Antetokounmpo has arrived

The year was 1977. That was the last time the Milwaukee Bucks appeared on Christmas Day.


NBA Capsules: Steph Curry lifts Warriors past Clippers with last-second layup

Steph Curry made a layup with 0.5 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers 129-127 in an emotionally charged game Sunday night, at Oakland, Calif. …


NBA roundup: Bradley Beal gets 1st triple-double, Wizards beat Suns 149-146, 3OT

Bradley Beal had 40 points and his first career triple-double to lift the Washington Wizards over the Phoenix Suns 149-146 in triple-overtime Saturday night.


NBA Capsules: Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Cavaliers 126-110

Kawhi Leonard matched his season high with 37 points, helping the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-110 on Friday night.


NBA Capsules: Heat snap Rockets’ five-game win streak after Chris Paul injured

Josh Richardson scored 22 points, Tyler Johnson added 19 and the Miami Heat held off the Houston Rockets 101-99 on Thursday night for their first three-game winning streak of the …


NBA roundup: Resurgent Suns turn back Celtics on road

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Celtics’ Aron Baynes breaks bone in left hand

Celtics center Aron Baynes will be out indefinitely after breaking a bone in his left hand against the Phoenix Suns. Baynes blocked a pass, shook his hand in visible pain …


NBA Capsules: D’Angelo Russell helps Nets hold off Lakers for 6-game winning streak

D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA’s longest winning streak to six games by beating …



NBA Capsules: Ben Simmons has triple-double, 76ers rout Cavaliers 128-105

Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers won in Jimmy Butler’s …


NBA roundup: LeBron James, Lonzo Ball have triple-doubles, Lakers beat Hornets 128-100

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball gave the Lakers multiple triple-doubles in a game for just the second time, and Los Angeles routed the Charlotte Hornets 128-100 on Saturday night for …


NBA roundup: Celtics rout Hawks 129-108 for 8th straight victory

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in three quarters and the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 129-108 on Friday night for their eighth straight victory.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

NBA capsules: Kyrie Irving helps Celtics past Wizards 130-125 in overtime

Kyrie Irving scored Boston’s last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Who is Rui? How an uncatchable fastball turned Gonzaga’s Hachimura from baseball prodigy to potential NBA lottery pick

Looking back, Rui Hachimura is grateful he stayed at Gonzaga through a stressful first year in Spokane.