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NBA roundup: Heat score first 16 points in OT, beat Hawks 135-121

Duncan Robinson tied a franchise record with 10 3-pointers, Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler each had triple-doubles and the Miami Heat scored 22 unanswered points down the stretch to beat …


Louisville becomes latest No. 1 to lose, falls to Texas Tech

Davide Moretti scored 18 points and hit successive 3-pointers that helped Texas Tech knock off undefeated No. 1 Louisville 70-57 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden


Mamadi Diakite, defense lead No. 5 Virginia past No. 7 UNC

Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points, and No. 5 Virginia pulled away from No. 7 North Carolina in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Knicks fire David Fizdale, make Mike Miller interim coach

The New York Knicks have made another coaching change, firing David Fizdale after barely 100 games on the job. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale on Friday after two straight …


Blazers give Carmelo Anthony a guaranteed contract

The Portland Trail Blazers have given forward Carmelo Anthony a fully guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season.


Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura growing with each game in NBA

In what could best be described as a veteran move, Rui Hachimura tried to duck out of doing a postgame media session by pleading that he was worried about missing …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

NBA roundup: Rockets rebound to beat Raptors 119-109

Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, James Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 119-109 …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Woman seeks dismissal of lawsuit against Luke Walton

Former sportscaster Kelli Tennant is seeking dismissal of her sexual assault lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, a court document shows.


On Basketball: The Lakers are rolling, but don’t forget the Bucks

No team in the NBA has a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers, who are off to a 19-3 start. LeBron James looks very much like an MVP candidate. …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

NBA roundup: Jimmy Butler, Heat down Raptors in OT

Jimmy Butler had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, Duncan Robinson scored 22 points and the Miami Heat spoiled Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto’s lineup by beating the Raptors …


Grizzlies’ Brandon Clarke week to week with muscle injury

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke has aggravated a sore left oblique muscle and now is week to week


Cameron Parker sets NCAA assists record in Sacred Heart victory

Cameron Parker set an NCAA record with 24 assists and Koreem Ozier had a career-high 30 points as Sacred Heart routed Division III-member Pine Manor 101-57


DaShawn Bedford receives $5,000 grant to tell the story of Bobby Jack Sumler

DaShawn Bedford, now 39, was just a kid when he first saw local Spokane basketball legend Bobby Jack Sumler walk into an open gym in West Central Spokane. The 9-year-old …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Top 25 roundup: Top-ranked Duke bounces back from stunning loss to beat Winthrop

Freshman Matthew Hurt scored a season-high 20 points, Joey Baker added a career-high 16 and Duke beat Winthrop to bounce back from its stunning loss to Stephen F. Austin.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

NBA roundup: Paul George, Clippers stop Luka Doncic, Mavs 114-99 for 6th straight

Paul George scored 17 of his 26 points in the first quarter, Kawhi Leonard finished with 28 and the Los Angeles Clippers took control early in a meeting of teams …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

NBA roundup: Luka Doncic scores 41 points, Mavericks rout Rockets

Luka Doncic scored 41 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added a season-high 31 and the Dallas Mavericks never trailed in a 137-123 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday


NBA roundup: Donovan Mitchell’s 37 points lead Jazz past Pelicans

Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 37 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 28 to help Utah overcome the absence of Rudy Gobert and outlast New Orleans 128-120 in Salt Lake City …


Area basketball: Whitworth bounces back, beats Coe College

Garrett Paxton notched 17 points, Ben College added 16, and Whitworth beat Coe College 73-59 Saturday in the consolation game of the Lopata Classic in St. Louis.


AP source: NBA, teams, union discuss shortening season

Person with knowledge of negotiations to AP: NBA, union, teams working on plan to shorten season


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

NBA roundup: Anthony Davis has big second half, Lakers beat Thunder

Anthony Davis scored 24 of his 33 points in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-127 on Friday night.


NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo has triple-double in Bucks’ victory

Giannis Antetokounmpo had his second triple-double of the season and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Carmelo Anthony and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 137-129 on Thursday night.


Gregg Popovich, Spurs on 7-game losing streak; worst since 1996-97

Forgive Gregg Popovich for not being in much of a mood to discuss the current state of the San Antonio Spurs. Fact is, he’s just not used to losing like …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

NBA roundup: With Kawhi Leonard, Paul George playing, Clippers edge Celtics in OT

Lou Williams scored 27 points, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 42 points in their first game together for the Clippers, and Los Angeles rallied to edge the Boston …


Pau Gasol waived by Blazers but may have new role with team

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived center Pau Gasol but his career with the team may not be over.


Charles Barkley apologizes for comment about hitting a woman

Charles Barkley issues apology on Twitter for comment he made about hitting a female political reporter, says it was “inappropriate and unacceptable.”


Carmelo Anthony takes a new outlook to his new team

New Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony says it feels great to return to the NBA with a franchise that believes in him and what he can bring to the table.


NBA roundup: Blazers fall in New Orleans as Carmelo Anthony has 10 in debut

Jrue Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists, Brandon Ingram added 21 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans spoiled Carmelo Anthony’s Portland debut with a 115-104 victory over the Trail …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Top 25 roundup: Kansas weathers East Tennessee’s second-half rally in 75-63 win

Udoka Azubuike pounded home 21 points, Devon Dotson added 19 and fourth-ranked Kansas weathered East Tennessee State’s second-half charge to escape with a 75-63 victory in Lawrence, Kansas, on Tuesday …


Around the NBA: Carmelo Anthony aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers

Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game.


NBA roundup: Kings snap Celtics’ 10-game winning streak

Buddy Hield scored a season-high 35 points, Richaun Holmes hit two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining to give Sacramento the lead, and the Kings snapped the Boston Celtics’ 10-game …