Professional basketball

Washington Wizards' Russell Westbrook reacts to a call during the fourth quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)
January 27, 2021 - 2:16 pm
Washington’s second-half schedule might not be as jam-packed as first thought, after the NBA said Wednesday it was rescheduling some Wizards games after a half-dozen of their contests were postponed in recent weeks for virus-related reasons. Portland will now visit Washington on Tuesday, a game...
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, lays the ball up as New York Knicks center Nerlens Noel (3) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
January 26, 2021 - 10:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz leaned on their tough defense to keep their win streak alive. Rudy Gobert had 18 points, 19 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the Jazz beat the New York Knicks 108-94 on Tuesday night for their ninth consecutive victory. “We did a lot of good things that didn’...
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Houston Rockets' John Wall reacts during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)
January 26, 2021 - 9:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — On a minutes restriction because of a sore knee, Houston's John Wall had to wait until the seven-minute mark of the fourth quarter to re-enter Tuesday night's game against his former team. When he finally checked in, it didn't take long for him to put a punctuation mark on a solid...
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January 26, 2021 - 9:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Harthorne Wingo, a fan favorite and reserve on the New York Knicks’ 1973 NBA championship team, has died. He was 73. He died Jan. 20 in a New York City hospital, the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told The Associated Press. The cause was not immediately available...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Dylan Windler (9) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 25, 2021 - 9:05 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Back home, LeBron James kept the Lakers perfect on the road. James went on a scoring tear in the fourth quarter, getting 21 of his 46 points with a variety of dazzling shots and plays only he seems to make, leading Los Angeles to a 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday...
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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) leaves the court after being ejected in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
January 25, 2021 - 7:35 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was ejected after what appeared to be an intentional shot to the groin area of Dallas' Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half of their game Monday night. Murray stumbled backward after the pair collided as Denver was setting up on offense. Murray got up...
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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant shoots as he falls to the floor after being fouled by Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
January 25, 2021 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden and Kevin Durant each scored 20 points despite three relatively quiet quarters, and the Brooklyn Nets broke away with a big run in the fourth to beat the Miami Heat 98-85 on Monday night. Kyrie Irving added 16 points for the Nets, who completed a sweep of the Heat in...
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, center, talks to his players during a time out in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 121-101. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
January 25, 2021 - 6:29 pm
San Antonio’s game in New Orleans was called off Monday night in the latest virus-related postponement for the NBA, one that came when the league determined that neither team would have enough players available. Also Monday: Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the two best players on the Los Angeles...
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (22) takes a shot against center Serge Ibaka, right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
January 24, 2021 - 4:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Oklahoma City 108-101 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive victory and second straight over the Thunder. Serge Ibaka added 17 points. At 13-4, the Clippers are tied with the Lakers for the best record in the NBA...
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Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons players hold a "I Have a Dream" banner in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday before an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
January 24, 2021 - 9:45 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for...
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