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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 121-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 09, 2018 - 1:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade showed he still has his scoring touch. Wade scored 25 points in his 1,000th career game, leading the Miami Heat to a 121-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. The veteran guard was 8 for 21 from the field and 5 for 10 from 3-point range en route...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) backs down Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
December 08, 2018 - 7:42 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic shrugged off a rough shooting night with 11 straight points to erase an eight-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks went on to their ninth consecutive home victory, 107-104 over the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Doncic was 3 of 13 before hitting...
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Kentucky forward PJ Washington (25) watches Seton Hall guard Myles Cale (22) makes a 3-point shot in the closing seconds of the overtime period of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. Seton Hall won 84-83 in overtime. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
December 08, 2018 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Keldon Johnson caught the ball near center court and heaved in a prayer of a shot at the regulation buzzer that sent Kentucky players and fans into a pulsating frenzy. Surely now, with all that momentum, the ninth-ranked Wildcats would finally take control in overtime and escape...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) goes up for a shot and is fouled by Seton Hall's Shadeen Samuels (24) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. UConn won 99-61. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)
December 08, 2018 - 3:37 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson says she's been working on becoming a more complete player, which really means improving her rebounding. The 6-foot-3 senior pulled down 16 boards Saturday to go with her 26 points and led UConn to an easy 99-61 win over former Big East rival Seton...
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Michigan State forward Kyle Ahrens (0) dunks at the end of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. Michigan State defeated Florida 63-59. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)
December 08, 2018 - 2:51 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Izzo called Michigan State's last six games "one of the more incredible stretches" of his coaching career. He believes no one — "not even my mother" — would have expected the 10th-ranked Spartans to go 5-1 in those games, with the lone loss coming at Louisville in...
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Nevada forward Jordan Caroline, right, shoots as Arizona State forward Taeshon Cherry defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 08, 2018 - 2:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixth-ranked Nevada played what might be its only ranked opponent of the regular season. The Wolf Pack knew a win could help bolster their case come March. Yet coach Eric Musselman couldn't believe how his team responded to start the game. "Coach mentioned at halftime, 'You...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Matthew Dellavedova, middle, is, fouled between Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway (9) and Bruce Brown (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
December 07, 2018 - 10:53 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Matthew Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers. He won't recognize them. Cleveland re-acquired the popular, scrappy guard on Friday in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards. The Cavaliers also received forward John Henson and 2021 first- and second...
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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) fouls Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 07, 2018 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's short shot went in and out. Fred VanVleet's 3-pointer went around the rim and spun out. For 3 1/2 years, the Toronto Raptors had always found a way to beat the Brooklyn Nets. This time, not one, but two chances just wouldn't fall. "Just how the game goes sometimes,"...
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Denver Nuggets' Mason Plumlee (24) dunks against Charlotte Hornets' Marvin Williams (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
December 07, 2018 - 9:43 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nic Batum knew exactly what was coming when fellow Frenchman Tony Parker raced down the court with a head of steam on a fast break. Parker stopped momentarily planting his right foot, then spun 360 degrees to avoid a defender and scored on a layup on the other side of the rim...
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San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, right, tries to pass as Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 06, 2018 - 1:45 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had no idea why he was so tired. He slept 11 hours overnight, missing his company Christmas party in the process, and then had a 2½-hour nap before the Los Angeles Lakers' game against San Antonio. Perhaps his body just knew he would need all that stored-up energy to...
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