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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.


NBA Capsules: Serge Ibaka, Raptors cruise past Clippers 123-99

Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard.


Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson could miss month with sprained left foot

Tristan Thompson’s strong season has stalled.



NBA Capsules: Malcolm Brogdon’s 3-pointers lift Bucks past Raptors 104-99

Malcolm Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Milwaukee Bucks held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night.


NBA roundup: Jazz overcome Gobert’s quick ejection, rout Rockets 118-91

Derrick Favors had 24 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to help the Utah Jazz overcome Rudy Gobert’s quick ejection and coast to a 118-91 victory over the Houston …


NBA roundup: Luka Doncic, Wesley Matthews lead Mavericks past Trail Blazers 111-102

Luka Doncic scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102 Tuesday night.



UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Chicago Bulls fire coach Fred Hoiberg; Jim Boylen takes over

The skidding Chicago Bulls fired coach Fred Hoiberg on Monday and promoted associate head coach Jim Boylen in hopes of lifting the team from the bottom of the standings.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

NBA Capsules: Lakers rout Suns 120-96 for 3rd straight victory

Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and LeBron James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ third home victory in four days, 120-96 over …


NBA roundup: Kwahi Leonard, Raptors withstand Kevin Durant’s 51, beat Warriors in OT

Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 37 points, Pascal Siakam added a career-high 26 and the Toronto Raptors overcame a 51-point performance from Kevin Durant to beat the Golden State Warriors …


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: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

NBA capsules: Jimmy Butler hits another winning 3 as Sixers rally past Nets

Jimmy Butler made a 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Butler’s shot from the right wing, similar …


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, 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 …


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 …


Cavaliers, J.R. Smith parting ways amid stormy season

J.R. Smith’s bumpy-but-never-boring stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over


NBA Capsules: Kemba Walker stays hot, scores 43 as Hornets upend Celtics 117-112

Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night.


NBA Capsules: LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers beat Heat

LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 113-97 on Sunday night. James had 19 points in the first quarter …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Washington State will have a Warrior pulling for them from afar: Klay Thompson

Prior to a recent road game in Dallas, the first thing Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson wanted to discuss was the Apple Cup game against Washington in Pullman on …


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 …


NBA Capsules: Rockets get back to .500, rout Warriors in Green’s return

James Harden scored 27 points and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 107-86 on Thursday night in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.


Rockets “parting ways” with 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement Thursday saying the team is “parting ways” with Anthony and “working toward a resolution.”



It’s done: Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia completed

All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the …


NBA Capsules: LeBron James nets 26, dunks for winner as Lakers edge Hawks 107-106

LeBron James scored 26 points and dunked for the winning basket in the final seconds, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday …


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 …