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Trail Blazers beat Spurs 121-116 after Popovich’s ejection

Nov. 17, 2019 12:30 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan was back in charge in San Antonio and the Spurs were flourishing under his leadership again. Duncan was directing players on defensive assignments, encouraging them and providing needed leadership. But in the end, he couldn’t provide the same late-game heroics from the...

Harden scores 49 points, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105

Nov. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undermanned and playing for the second consecutive night, the Houston Rockets still had plenty of reason to be confident. “I would think it would give you confidence,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’re playing with a bazooka out there.” A bazooka...

White throws 5 TD passes, No. 18 Memphis beats Houston

Nov. 16, 2019 8:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Down early against Houston, there was no panic on the Memphis sideline. The Tigers remained poised because they knew they would respond. Brady White threw for 341 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score and No. 18 Memphis overcame a 10-point first-quarter deficit to beat Houston...

Felon to remain on ballot for Houston City Council seat

Nov. 16, 2019 2:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A felon will remain on the ballot in the runoff for a seat on the Houston City Council. The Houston Chronicle reports that a Harris County judge on Friday refused to remove Cynthia Bailey from the Dec. 14 runoff election. Bailey finished second in the Nov. 5 election to Tarsha Jackson in the...

Beal scores 44 again as Wizards beat Timberwolves 137-116

Nov. 16, 2019 12:16 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As coach Scott Brooks rattled off the things he was happy about in Washington’s 137-116 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night — Moritz Wagner’s best game in the NBA, improved defense in the second half — he didn’t even mention Bradley...

Haws beats buzzer, BYU beats Houston 72-71

Nov. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — T.J. Haws hit a contested jump shot as time ran out to give BYU a 72-71 win over Houston on Friday night. Haws received an inbounds pass in the back court with 5.1 seconds left and as he neared the top of the key angled right and then shot a contested, fadeaway jumper over Quentin Grimes....

Coleman, Jones lead Texas past Prairie View A&M 70-56

Nov. 15, 2019 11:46 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart says he has the components of a good offensive team. Until they are assembled and working properly, the Longhorns will rely more on defense. On Friday night, Texas forced 21 Prairie View A&M turnovers and limited Chancellor Ellis, a dangerous shooter, to two...

Harden’s 44 points lead Rockets over Pacers 111-102

Nov. 15, 2019 11:35 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets got another huge offensive game from James Harden. But it was the team’s defense against the Indiana Pacers that the Rockets thought was the most impressive part of their win. Harden scored 44 points and the Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to pull away and...

Rapper Kanye West performs for Texas jail inmates

Nov. 15, 2019 8:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Kanye West has followed the Johnny Cash route and performed for inmates at a Houston jail. In secret from the public, the star rapper-turned-gospel singer performed songs Friday from his new gospel album “Jesus is King.” He and his choir performed for more than 200 male inmates...

Texas archdiocese challenges LGBT anti-discrimination rights

Nov. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas archdiocese wants to become a foster care provider, but only if it can be exempt from adhering to federal safeguards against anti-LGBT discrimination. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is joining the Texas Attorney General’s office and the Department of Family and...