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Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) celebrates with guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 13, 2018 - 2:02 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Minus their top player and with their coach still mourning his mother's death two days earlier, the Toronto Raptors put an emphatic stamp on a season sweep of Golden State. They did it with the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors nearly at full strength, too, a very...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard huddles with teammates before an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Leonard sat out Toronto’s showdown against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Dec. 12, because of a bruised right hip. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
December 13, 2018 - 1:40 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard sat out Toronto's showdown against the Golden State Warriors because of a bruised right hip. The star forward was inactive for the second straight game Wednesday night, but the Raptors cruised to a 113-93 win at Golden State. Earlier in the day, Leonard was...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis dunks in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
December 12, 2018 - 11:42 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis smiled slightly and joked about his relative youth when the topic of his heavy workload came up. His nearly 40 minutes on the court against Oklahoma City was hardly an anomaly this season, but Davis isn't ready to plead for more rest yet. Davis scored 44 points and...
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Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lamb, jumping right, celebrates with teammates Malik Monk, left, Willy Hernangomez, center and Devonte' Graham, front, as Kemba Walker (15) celebrates in background after Lamb's go-ahead and eventual game-winning basket against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Charlotte won 108-107. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
December 12, 2018 - 10:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren't sure if they'd be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players. Jeremy Lamb's first NBA buzzer-beater was no ordinary game-winning shot. Lamb knocked down a 22-foot jumper from the...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots between Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3), forward Markieff Morris (5), and guard John Wall (2) during the overtime period of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Washington. The Celtics won 130-125. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 12, 2018 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving's pair of 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime — the first from in front of his team's bench; the second from straightaway, 31 feet out — were "amazing." To the man contesting both of those key shots, Washington Wizards...
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Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) and forward Domantas Sabonis (11) trap Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
December 12, 2018 - 9:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For three weeks, Indiana found ways to fill the void left by Victor Oladipo's absence. When the All-Star guard returned from a sore right knee Wednesday, the Pacers proved they could plug holes in other ways, too. Thaddeus Young scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed 11...
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Chicago Bulls Jabari Parker, from left, Cristiano Felicio, Kris Dunn and Shaquille Harrison, warm up at the start of a basketball practice at the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The Bulls will face Orlando Magic Thursday in the first of two 2018 regular-season NBA games to be played in the high-altitude Mexican capital. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
December 12, 2018 - 8:12 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican fans have waited a lifetime for the opportunity to watch their favorite team, the Chicago Bulls, in their homeland. But hardly anyone envisioned that they'd get to see the current version of the team that will face the Orlando Magic on Thursday night amid reports of...
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Morehead State forward Jaleesa Avery (10) works to block a shot by Baylor center Kalani Brown (21) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 12, 2018 - 4:12 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor can focus on the big names and long break now that most of the overmatched nonconference opponents are out of the way. Kalani Brown scored 21 points, Juicy Landrum added 14 and the Lady Bears prepped for No. 11 Stanford by rolling to a 96-58 victory over Morehead State on...
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December 12, 2018 - 9:18 am
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State scored 90 points at halftime and the Jackrabbits ran up a school-record 139-72 win against Savannah State. Mike Daum had a double-double in the first half and finished with 37 points and 17 rebounds on Tuesday night. The Jackrabbits set single-game school...
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Virginia guard Ty Jerome (11) drives downcourt during an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Commonwealth, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
December 12, 2018 - 2:58 am
Just more than a month after the season started, there are only nine unbeaten teams left in Division I men's college basketball. And it's a similar story at the other end of the spectrum: Only five teams have yet to win a game. Getting this far without a loss is no small feat. Just ask Gonzaga,...
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