Basketball

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 24, 2020 - 10:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Kawhi Leonard got his first career triple-double and scored 33 points, Landry Shamet added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers shrugged off an early 15-point deficit before hanging on to beat the Miami Heat 122-117 Friday night. Leonard finished with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He was...
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, reaches for a rebound past Golden State Warriors' Willie Cauley-Stein (2) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 24, 2020 - 9:49 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks didn’t take long to settle on a plan to fill a big void created by a season-ending injury to center Dwight Powell. The Mavericks are set to acquire Willie Cauley-Stein from the Golden State Warriors for a second-round pick in this year’s draft, three people with...
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Paris St Germain's players Kylian Mbappe, left, and Neymar attend the NBA basketball match Milwaukee Bucks against Charlotte Hornets, in Paris, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 24, 2020 - 6:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — With the world’s two most expensive soccer players cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain them. The Greek star found his rhythm late in the game and had 30 points and 12 rebounds to help the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the...
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Oregon's Chris Duarte, right, steals the ball from Southern California's Daniel Utomi, back, and Elijah Weaver during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
January 24, 2020 - 1:54 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Paying close attention paid off for Oregon's Chris Duarte. The junior guard had 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals, and the No. 12 Ducks outlasted Southern California 79-70 in double overtime Thursday night. “I was watching the point guard's eyes. I was watching everybody's...
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Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
January 24, 2020 - 1:09 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had another big performance, scoring a game-high 47 points. But a tough loss and issues with the officiating had the Portland Trail Blazers star in a foul mood. Luka Doncic scored 27 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks made...
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Indiana forward Race Thompson (25) blocks the shot of Michigan State forward Malik Hall (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
January 23, 2020 - 11:56 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Joey Brunk made an immediate impact from the moment he arrived on Indiana's campus. Jerome Hunter needed to be more patient. On Thursday night, the graduate transfer from Butler and the redshirt freshman teamed up for the Hoosiers' final flurry. Brunk scored 14 points...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, left, talks with Tennessee head coach Kellie Harper before of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 23, 2020 - 9:46 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The latest chapter in the UConn-Tennessee rivalry was different for Geno Auriemma. Pat Summitt was no longer on the sideline for the Lady Vols. “It wasn't the same. I miss having her there," an emotional Auriemma said after UConn's 60-45 victory Thursday night. “I miss...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures after scoring and drawing a foul during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 23, 2020 - 9:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for the NBA All-Star Game, just as they were last season. They earned the captaincies by being the top overall...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James talks to teammates during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 23, 2020 - 9:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his 10th triple-double of the season and the Los Angeles Lakers made a season-high 19 3-pointers to pull away and beat the Brooklyn Nets 128-113 on Thursday night. James closed within 17 points of Kobe Bryant for third place...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket against San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Spurs won 121-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 23, 2020 - 3:09 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans' pro sports lore — even if the final score won't. For the Pelicans, a narrow loss to a well-coached, savvy San Antonio Spurs team carried far less...
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