Professional basketball

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) reacts after making a basket with .2 seconds remaining in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The Pelicans won 138-132 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 17, 2020 - 12:18 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans wildly celebrated Brandon Ingram's off-balance jumper in the final seconds of regulation, believing it had won the game. Turns out it didn't. Fans were angry with an unusual foul call that allowed Utah to force overtime with .2 seconds left, but the way...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 16, 2020 - 1:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Markelle Fultz faked LeBron James off his hip, weaved through traffic in the waning seconds and scored the final bucket of his phenomenal triple-double performance. Fultz then dropped to the court with a cramp. The Orlando Magic rushed to their valuable teammate's aid, with...
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant reacts while the Grizzlies run out the clock in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
January 14, 2020 - 11:38 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Early this season, the young Memphis Grizzlies were still learning how to close out games — a shortfall the team has overcome during its longest winning streak in more than three years. The Grizzlies outscored the Houston Rockets 36-27 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks at a news conference in Washington. The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation for players will surpass six figures for the first time. I call it historic," WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a phone interview. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 14, 2020 - 7:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation will surpass six figures for the first time. The contract, which begins this season and runs through 2027, will pay...
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Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier reacts after hitting a 3-pointer against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Toronto won 112-110 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
January 14, 2020 - 12:44 am
It’s halftime. The midway point of the NBA regular season arrives this week -- there are 1,230 games between October and April, and after Thursday night’s slate goes into the books 618 games will have been played with 612 left to go. Making statistical judgments after a few games, or even a few...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson, center, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 11, 2020 - 9:30 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 36 points and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled past the Oklahoma City Thunder 125-110 on Saturday night without stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James had a chest cold. James is averaging 25.4 points, a league-...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks to pass the ball under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
January 11, 2020 - 7:36 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden didn't have much to say after he surpassed 20,000 points on Saturday in Houston's blowout win over Minnesota. “It's a great accomplishment obviously," he said. “I have a bigger picture and bigger goals but it's pretty cool." Teammate and longtime friend Russell Westbrook...
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January 11, 2020 - 7:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James and Anthony Davis missed the Lakers' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James has a chest cold. Officially, the team said he has flu-like symptoms. James is averaging 25.4 points, a league-leading 10.7 assists and 8.7...
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January 11, 2020 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving could return to the Brooklyn Nets' lineup Sunday after missing two months with a right shoulder injury. The Nets listed Irving as probable on the injury report Saturday for their game against Atlanta. Irving has missed 26 games with what the Nets said was an impingement...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, left, passes the ball as Golden State Warriors guard Ky Bowman defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 11, 2020 - 1:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After having four days off, the Los Angeles Clippers looked more rusty than rested during the first three quarters of their game Friday night against the Golden State Warriors. Then, they were able to get things in gear just in time. Kawhi Leonard scored 10 of his 36 points over...
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