NBA basketball

Houston Rockets' James Harden, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. The Clippers won 120-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 05, 2020 - 9:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled over the Houston Rockets 120-105 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory. The Rockets were done in by their shooting woes in a game that was billed as a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) watch play during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
March 05, 2020 - 12:30 am
DALLAS (AP) — Just five days after his 21st birthday, Luka Doncic continued to etch his name in the Dallas Mavericks' record book. And in his first matchup against fellow young star Zion Williamson, Doncic got the last word — and the win. The second-year star scored 30 points and broke Jason Kidd's...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) celebrates with center DeAndre Jordan (6) late in overtime of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
March 03, 2020 - 9:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 37 of his career-high 51 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to help the Brooklyn Nets erase a 21-point, second-half deficit and beat the Boston Celtics 129-120 on Tuesday night. It was a stunning end to a four-game losing streak for Brooklyn, which is trying...
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San Antonio Spurs acting head coach Tim Duncan, left, talks to San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
March 03, 2020 - 9:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tim Duncan won more than 1,000 games as an NBA player. He got his first victory as an acting head coach on Tuesday night. Dejounte Murray scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-103 without longtime head coach Gregg Popovich, who missed the...
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Men work at a construction site with the Olympic rings in the background Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Tokyo's Odaiba district. The spreading virus from China has put the Tokyo Olympics at risk. The Olympics are to open on July 24 - less than five months away. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 03, 2020 - 4:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — As the new coronavirus continues spreading, people are being asked to stop hoarding masks and athletes are being advised to refrain from high-fives. These are some of the latest developments Tuesday: MASK HOARDERS REBUKED Mask hoarders, take note. The head of the World Health...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving grabs his leg after he was injured during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 03, 2020 - 12:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the injured right shoulder that ended his first season with the Brooklyn Nets after just 20 games. The Nets said the procedure to relieve the impingement was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The...
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Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) high-fives a fan after shooting the game-winning three point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
March 03, 2020 - 1:35 am
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, the league’s latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet. The league, in a memo sent to teams on Sunday and...
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Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo celebrates after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, March 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 02, 2020 - 11:24 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat stand alone, the first team to beat the Milwaukee Bucks twice this season. Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler each scored 18 points, Goran Dragic added 15 and the Heat beat the Bucks 105-89 on Wednesday night — moving to 2-0 against the NBA’s best team. Bam Adebayo had 14...
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Chicago Bulls' Coby White (0) attempts to dunk against Dallas Mavericks' Maxi Kleber (42), of Germany, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 2, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 02, 2020 - 11:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White scored 19 points, Otto Porter Jr. added 18 in his return from a broken left foot and the Chicago Bulls hung on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-107 Monday night when Luka Doncic's desperation heave bounced off the rim. Denzel Valentine added a season-high 17 points and the...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, pressures New York Knicks guard Elfrid Payton (6) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in New York, Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 02, 2020 - 9:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The small-ball Rockets had big problems in New York. The Knicks bullied them on the backboards and pummeled them in the paint, making an impressive first impression on their new team president. Rookie guard RJ Barrett tied his season high with 27 points and the Knicks held on for a...
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