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NBA roundup: Brandon Ingram helps Pelicans stop Jazz’s 10-game win streak

Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 49 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans stopped the Utah Jazz’s 10-game win streak with a 138-132 victory Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

NBA roundup: Markelle Fultz records 2nd triple-double, Magic beat Lakers 119-118

Markelle Fultz hit two big layups in the final minute while scoring 21 points during his second career triple-double, and the Orlando Magic snapped the Los Angeles Lakers’ nine-game winning …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

NBA roundup: Ja Morant leads Grizzlies past Rockets 121-110 for 6th straight

Rookie guard Ja Morant had 26 points and eight assists, Dillon Brooks scored 24 and the Memphis Grizzlies won their sixth straight game by defeating the Houston Rockets 121-110 on …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Former Washington State standout Robert Franks buzzing with confidence in first G League season

Just 92 miles separates the G League’s Swarm and the Charlotte Hornets, which affords Franks ample opportunities to practice with the NBA team and to immerse himself in what life …



Johnathan Williams was baking cookies and ‘chilling’ at his aunt’s when Wizards called

Johnathan Williams suddenly had time on his hands. On Jan. 4, he made his fifth consecutive start with the Washington Wizards and after the game, Williams went to see general …



UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams returns to Wizards on two-way contract

The Wizards on Sunday announced the signing of Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

NBA roundup: Thunder spoil Russell Westbrook’s return to OKC, routing Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder spoiled Russell Westbrook’s return to Oklahoma City. Westbrook scored 34 points, but the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 113-92 on Thursday night.


NBA roundup: James Harden, Trae Young post triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks 122-115

James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

NBA roundup: Anthony Davis bruises lower back in Lakers’ 117-87 win over Knicks

Anthony Davis left in the third quarter after bruising his lower back on a painful fall during the Los Angeles Lakers’ sixth straight victory, 117-87 over the New York Knicks …


Pelicans’ Zion Williamson now in full-court, 5-on-5 drills

When Zion Williamson finished his first full-court, five-on-five work since returning to practice last week, he spent extra one-on-one time with assistant coach Fred Vinson on the free throw line.


Warriors waive forward Marquese Chriss

Forward Marquese Chriss was waived by the Warriors on Tuesday, providing room for Golden State to sign Damion Lee for the remainder of the season.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Pistons’ Blake Griffin out indefinitely after knee surgery

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is out indefinitely after having surgery on his left knee. The Pistons announced Tuesday that Griffin will have an extended rehabilitation period with no timetable …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Cavs’ Kevin Love regrets recent ‘childish’ outbursts during games

Kevin Love knows he should have better handled his recent frustrations. He was childish. “I wasn’t acting like a 31-year-old, I was acting like a 13-year-old,“ Love said. “That was …


Around the NBA: Russell Westbrook set to return to face a Thunder team that is OK

Once Russell Westbrook headed to Houston, the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to be headed toward a rebuild. The team Westbrook returns to face this week doesn’t look like a …




Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura underwent groin procedure

Washington Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura will be re-evaluated in two weeks while he continues to recover from a minor procedure associated with a groin injury he sustained on Dec. …


NBA roundup: James Harden scores 44 in triple-double, Rockets beat 76ers

James Harden had 44 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the Houston Rockets’ 118-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.


NBA roundup: Heat rely on defense to beat Raptors 84-76

Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Miami Heat put together their best defensive performance of the season in an 84-76 victory over the Toronto Raptors on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Larry Stone: David Stern’s legacy in Seattle is simple: There are no Sonics

The death of David Stern on Wednesday elicited the expected tributes to his far-reaching legacy as the 30-year commissioner of the NBA. No less an eminence than Michael Jordan extolled …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77

David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA’s longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died on New Year’s Day. He was 77.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Rui Hachimura expected to miss ‘a couple’ of more weeks with groin soreness

Rui Hachimura, the Washington Wizards forward and former Gonzaga standout, was off to a promising rookie season before taking a kick to the groin on Dec. 16.




The King reigns: LeBron James is AP’s male athlete of decade

He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the …


NBA roundup: Luka Doncic has 9th triple-double of season, Mavs rout Warriors

Luka Doncic had 31 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds in his ninth triple-double of the season and the Dallas Mavericks routed the Golden State Warriors 141-121 on Saturday night.