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Spurs outlast Suns in Mexico City in record 4th straight OT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Patty Milly made a jumper from the free throw line with 0.3 seconds left in the San Antonio Spurs’ record-setting fourth consecutive overtime game, and they outlasted the Phoenix Suns 121-119 on Saturday. The NBA record...

Antetokounmpo, Middleton lead Bucks to 18th straight win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and Khris Middleton had 24 on Saturday night to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 18th consecutive victory, 125-108 over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bucks have won 22 of their last 23...

Brooks, Clarke lead Grizzlies to 128-111 win over Wizards

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 27 points, rookie Brandon Clarke added 25 and the Memphis Grizzlies sent Washington to its fourth straight loss, beating the Wizards 128-111 on Saturday night. Ja Morant added 18 points and Jaren Jackson...

Clippers-Bulls, Box

L.A. CLIPPERS (106) Shamet 4-5 0-0 11, Harkless 1-4 1-2 3, Zubac 2-6 0-2 4, Mann 2-3 1-2 5, George 9-20 6-7 27, Harrell 9-24 12-14 30, Patterson 3-4 3-6 11, Walton Jr. 2-5 0-0 5, Robinson 2-5 1-1 6,...

LeBron’s worlds collide as son’s team, alma mater meet

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — They crowded into Nationwide Arena, 13,000 strong, cheering every shot, roaring with every basket. Many were not there to see the game. They came to see LeBron. Both of them. Bronny James made his Ohio debut Saturday, and...

Mavs star Doncic won’t return vs Heat after injuring ankle

1 of 2 Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) reacts after injuring himself against the Miami Heat during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) 1 of 2 Dallas Mavericks forward Luka...

Siakam scores 30 points, Raptors beat Nets to snap home skid

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 30 points, Marc Gasol set season highs with 17 points and 15 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-102 on Saturday night to snap a three-game home losing streak. Norman Powell...

Rockets vs. Pistons game thread

Location: Toyota Center — Houston, Texas TV: AT&T Sports Southwest Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App Online: Rockets App Pistons SB Nation Blog: Detroit Bad Boys The Rockets are on the second night of a back-to-back set,...

Los Angeles takes on Chicago following George’s 46-point performance

Los Angeles Clippers (20-7, second in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (9-18, 11th in the Eastern Conference) Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles visits the Chicago Bulls after Paul George scored 46 points in the Clippers’ 124-117...

Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons game preview

Full disclosure: I’m writing this before Houston takes on the Orlando Magic, so if anything wild happened in that game I won’t be mentioning it. The Rockets return to Houston for the second night of a back-to-back against the Detroit...

Charlotte plays Indiana on 3-game win streak

Charlotte Hornets (12-16, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (17-9, sixth in the Eastern Conference) Indianapolis; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte will attempt to keep its three-game win streak intact when the Hornets take on Indiana. The Pacers...

Memphis hosts Washington after Jackson Jr.’s 43-point game

Washington Wizards (7-16, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8-17, 13th in the Western Conference) Memphis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Memphis hosts the Washington Wizards after Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 43 points in the Grizzlies’ 127-114 loss...

Detroit visits Houston after Harden’s 54-point game

Detroit Pistons (10-15, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (17-8, fourth in the Western Conference) Houston; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Houston takes on the Detroit Pistons after James Harden scored 54 points in the Rockets’ 130-107 victory...

Bogdanovic, Mitchell rally Jazz to 114-106 win over Warriors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic hit eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points and Donovan Mitchell added 28 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Golden State Warriors 114-106 on Friday night. Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 15...

Antetokounmpo has 37 in Memphis, Bucks run win streak to 17

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After sitting out Milwaukee’s previous game with right quad tendon soreness, Giannis Antetokounmpo had plenty of energy to lead a fourth-quarter burst that kept the Bucks’ winning streak alive. Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his 37 points...

Hornets use balanced scoring to beat Bulls 83-73

CHICAGO (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets weren’t sharp offensively, yet a couple of timely scoring bursts and solid defense helped them to win again. Devonte’ Graham scored 16 points, Miles Bridges and P.J. Washington each had 13 and the Hornets...

Davis, James lead Lakers to a 113-110 win over Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 33 points, LeBron James had 28 while coming within a rebound of a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Miami Heat 113-110 on Friday night. James had 12 assists and nine...

Rockets launch 22 threes in 130-107 rout over Magic

The Rockets are leaving Central Florida all smiles after a 130-107 win over the Magic. In the contest, the Rockets splashed 22-39 threes, good for 56.4 percent, which is a season-high for the squad. The headliner comes from James Harden, who...

Shaquille O’Neal jokingly suggests Stevie Wonder is not really blind

Shaquille O'Neal jokingly suggests Stevie Wonder is not really blind after the singer greeted him in an elevator saying 'What's up, Shaq?' O'Neal made the remark on Thursday night while co-hosting Inside The NBA Said Stevie Wonder casually greeted him on an...

Cavs rookie Dylan Windler has setback with leg injury

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers rookie Dylan Windler has had a setback with a leg injury that has delayed his NBA debut. The No. 26 overall pick in this year’s draft, Windler has yet to play for Cleveland after suffering a...

NBA hosts prison pickup games in social justice effort

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — The NBA is sending players and coaches into prisons to host pickup games with inmates as part of a new effort designed to lessen the stigmas around those behind bars. The Sacramento Kings kicked off the...