NBA basketball

Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket past Texas Tech forward Tariq Owens (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 20, 2018 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson was the must-see player to watch on an NBA stage. The Duke star was heckled when he missed a dunk in warmups and had Blue Devils diehards — and casual hoops fans and NBA stars — roaring each time he touched the ball. He felt at home as a guest inside the New York...
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December 20, 2018 - 7:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler was approached two months ago with a special request. A longtime season-ticket holder asked team president Gillian Zucker if he could call a game on television with Lawler and honor his 40 seasons with the club. Lawler apprehensively...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates after hitting a 3-point basket against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
December 19, 2018 - 11:02 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan thought his team spent too much time shooting 3-pointers in two losses earlier this season to the Sacramento Kings. But on Wednesday night, the Thunder focused on their inside game and came away with a win. Paul George scored 43 points,...
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics during the second half of a basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Suns defeated the Celtics 111-103. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 19, 2018 - 8:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — It appears the Phoenix Suns have finally figured things out. Devin Booker had 25 points and eight assists, and rookie Deandre Ayton added 23 points and 18 rebounds to lead the suddenly resurgent Suns past the Boston Celtics 111-103 on Wednesday night. "We had multiple conversations...
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Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr., left, dunks against Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Chicago. The Nets won 96-93. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 19, 2018 - 8:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points off the bench and made a critical defensive play in the final seconds, lifting the Brooklyn Nets over the Chicago Bulls 96-93 on Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory. Jarrett Allen had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the resurgent...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, right. passes the ball over Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 19, 2018 - 7:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 35 points as the Houston Rockets set an NBA record with 26 3-pointers and won their fifth straight game, 136-118, over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. A 3 by Gary Clark tied the record with 2:42 left and fans began chanting: "Three, three, three," every...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes look at friend and “Inside the NBA” colleague Charles Barkley in the latest PodcastOne Sports Now episode. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 19, 2018 - 9:42 am
Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes look at friend and "Inside the NBA" colleague Charles Barkley in the latest PodcastOne Sports Now episode. Johnson joins hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg to discuss a story that went viral on the internet: the friendship...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives past Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
December 18, 2018 - 8:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were rallying, trying to send themselves home on a winning note. The hottest team in the NBA wouldn't allow it. The Brooklyn Nets ran their longest winning streak in nearly four years to six games with a 115-110 victory Tuesday night,...
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FILE - In this April 9, 1984 file photo, actress Penny Marshall arrives for the 56th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 18, 2018 - 4:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences on the death of actress-director Penny Marshall, who died Monday at 75. ___ "I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 17, 2018 - 10:33 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry missed his first three tries from deep, got a little frustrated and forgot about the 10 points he needed for another major milestone. Curry had 20 points and seven rebounds while adding another accomplishment to his long list, leading the Golden State Warriors...
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