Basketball

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) scores the final basket against the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 129-127. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
December 24, 2018 - 12:37 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night the Los Angeles Clippers set records with their 3-point shooting, Steph Curry won the game for Golden State at the rim. Curry made a layup with 0.5 seconds left and the Warriors outlasted the Clippers 129-127 in an emotionally charged game Sunday night. Curry had...
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Miami Heat's Tyler Johnson (8) passes the ball as he is defended by Orlando Magic's Jerian Grant (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
December 23, 2018 - 10:11 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It was a 500 kind of night for the Miami Heat, who got their record back to .500 and delivered coach Erik Spoelstra his 500th coaching victory. Tyler Johnson scored 20 of his 25 points in the third quarter as Miami defeated the Orlando Magic 115-91 and ran its winning streak to...
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Arizona State forward Zylan Cheatham (45) celebrates with the fans after Arizona State defeated Kansas 80-76 during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
December 23, 2018 - 6:31 am
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Zylan Cheatham bounded down the hallway inside Wells Fargo Arena, half skipping, half jumping as he high-fived family, friends, anyone he could reach. "Let's go! Let's go! Let's gooooo!" the Arizona State forward shouted. Let it be heard: the Sun Devils have arrived. Poised down...
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Saturday Dec. 22, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Oklahoma City won, 107-106. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 23, 2018 - 1:43 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paul George hasn't stopped thinking about last season's playoff exit against the Utah Jazz. "I've owed this to this team. I didn't like the way I finished in this arena last time I was here. That was on my mind," said George, who had 43 points and 14 rebounds to help the...
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Kentucky guard Keldon Johnson jumps as he celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in the fifth annual CBS Sports Classic, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Chicago. Kentucky won 80-72. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 23, 2018 - 12:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — John Calipari sees No. 19 Kentucky rounding into form. Beating North Carolina sure is a good way to drive home that point. Keldon Johnson scored 21 points and Reid Travis added 20 to lead the Wildcats to an 80-72 victory over the ninth-ranked Tar Heels in a matchup between two of...
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Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., front right, hugs Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, after an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 23, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. have matched up often in practice, and Oubre thought he knew what to expect in their reunion. Just one of a few surprises on a wild Saturday night. Beal had 40 points and his first career triple-double while squaring off against his former teammate...
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, dribbles as Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 23, 2018 - 12:12 am
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden took control for the Houston Rockets in the first game of what could be a lengthy period without point guard Chris Paul. Harden played a bruising 41 minutes and had 39 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and two steals as the Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 108-101...
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Air Force Falcons guard Pervis Louder (22) and Michigan Wolverines center Jon Teske (15) chase the loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 22, 2018 - 11:23 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Air Force came out against No. 4 Michigan in what looked like a zone defense. For a few minutes, it was working. "I think it took a while for our guys just to look at the defense and figure out what it was — even the coaches. They had played 4 percent zone defense this year...
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Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet (23) goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Jonah Bolden (43) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 22, 2018 - 10:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers weren't too excited after their latest win. Embiid had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Ben Simmons added 26 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and Philadelphia routed the short-handed Toronto Raptors 126-101 on Saturday night. JJ Redick added...
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December 22, 2018 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are unsure if Markelle Fultz will play again this season. The 20-year-old Fultz was diagnosed this month with thoracic outlet syndrome and is doing physical therapy in Los Angeles. General manager Elton Brand said Saturday prior to a game against Toronto...
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