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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 …


NBA roundup: James Harden scores 49 points in Houston win

James Harden scored 49 points on a whopping 41 shots from the field and the undermanned Houston Rockets won their seventh straight gamer, 125-105 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

NBA roundup: James Harden scores 44 points as Rockets beat Pacers

James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to beat the Indiana Pacers 111-102 on Friday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

AP Source: Carmelo Anthony to return to NBA with Blazers

A person familiar with the details says Carmelo Anthony is returning to the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Celtics F Gordon Hayward: Latest injury ‘frustrating’

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward said he considers it “relatively good news” that his latest injury is only expected to keep him out for six weeks, even though it struck …


Nets sign veteran guard Iman Shumpert

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Iman Shumpert, adding the veteran guard to their roster with Wilson Chandler on the NBA’s suspended list.


Kristaps Porzingis returns as Knicks show signs of chaos he escaped

When Kristaps Porzingis crashed to the Madison Square Garden floor in pain on Feb. 6, 2018, it was soon clear that would be his final play of the season. Much …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Q&A: Former Gonzaga, rookie Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura on growing up in Japan – and dunking on LeBron James

Rui Hachimura, 21, is a forward for the Washington Wizards. He became the first Japanese player selected in the first round of the NBA draft when the team chose him …


Houston’s Eric Gordon expected to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss about six weeks.


Top 25 roundup: Evansville gets historic road win over No. 1 Kentucky

Sam Cunliffe scored 17 points, including two free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining, and Evansville silenced Rupp Arena with an improbable 67-64 victory over No. 1 Kentucky on Tuesday night


NBA roundup: Raptors rally to end Lakers’ winning streak

Pascal Siakam had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Fred VanVleet finished with 23 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Los Angeles Lakers’ seven-game winning streak with …


Heat suspend guard Dion Waiters for 10 games

Miami suspends Dion Waiters for 10 games, his second team-ordered banishment of the season


Celtics’ Gordon Hayward breaks hand, out at least a month

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will miss at least a month with a broken left hand after colliding with San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

NBA roundup: Despite Rui Hachimura’s 21 points, Wizards fall to Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 boards, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 113-100 to end a three-game skid.


Pelicans’ Zion Williamson projects return before mid-season

Zion Williamson says he expects his absence from New Orleans Pelicans because of his knee injury to be less than half of the regular season but is offering no specific …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

NBA fines Clippers $50,000 for statements about Kawhi Leonard

The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements made by coach Doc Rivers and others that were “inconsistent” about Kawhi Leonard’s heath status.


76ers guard Ben Simmons out 1 game with shoulder injury

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss Friday’s game at Denver because of sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.


Blake Griffin cleared for basketball-related activities

Blake Griffin has been cleared by the Detroit Pistons’ medical staff for basketball-related activities, and the team says his progress will be monitored daily.


Tacko two-way: Fall is a headliner as G League season opens

The NBA has the one-name stars: LeBron, Kawhi, Giannis. When talking about them, adding the surnames James, Leonard and Antetokounmpo to the sentence is rarely necessary. The G League now …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

NBA roundup: James Harden has 36 points and 13 assists, Rockets rout Warriors

James Harden had 36 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets routed Golden State 129-112 on Wednesday night, sending the short-handed Warriors to their sixth loss in eight games …


NBA: Kawhi Leonard not healthy so Clippers allowed to rest him

Kawhi Leonard isn’t healthy three weeks into the season, according to the NBA, which says that as a result the Los Angeles Clippers can rest their new superstar.


Warriors center Kevon Looney out at least another 2 weeks

Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney has been examined by specialists and went through a variety of tests for a nerve condition that has kept him out the last six …


Tyrese Maxey, No. 2 Kentucky topple top-ranked Michigan State

Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky’s latest freshman star, scored 26 points and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory against No. 1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the …