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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Analysis: USA Basketball may face roster challenges for 2021

Mar. 31, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

Knowing when the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be solves one problem for USA Basketball. And it creates a few others. Let’s assume that the 2020-21 NBA season is over by next July, a premise that also assumes some sort of normalcy returns to the sports world and that the global coronavirus pandemic slows...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, pedestrians walk past the Barclays Center, which is home to the Brooklyn Nets, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Nets announced on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, that four players have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Durant among 4 Nets to test positive for new coronavirus

Mar. 17, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. The Nets did not name the players Tuesday, but Durant told The Athletic he was one of them, saying: “Everyone be careful, take care...

Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie (26) lobbies for a call to go in his team's favor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Davis misses 3 at buzzer, Nets hold off Lakers 104-102

Mar. 11, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his second game as Brooklyn's interim coach, Jacque Vaughn watched his Nets fight and scrap for 47 1/2 minutes to carve out a two-point lead over the powerhouse Lakers.. Then Vaughn had to watch from the sideline while Anthony Davis launched a last-second 3-pointer that would have...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson, second from left, tries to pass while under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green, left, and forward Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron & Co. snap Clippers' streak at 6 with 112-103 victory

Mar. 8, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James closed out a weekend to remember. First, he outdueled Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in a match-up of NBA conference leaders. Then he kept the Los Angeles Lakers rolling with a victory over the streaking Clippers. James had 28 points, seven rebounds and nine...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' James Johnson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Holiday has 37 points help Pelicans top Timberwolves 120-107

Mar. 8, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have perked up since the debut of Zion Williamson. The presence of Jrue Holiday, though, can't be discounted in their improvement. Holiday just missed his second triple-double against Minnesota in less than a week, putting up a season-high 37 points and adding...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, tries to get past Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBrilliant: James' 37 points lead Lakers past Bucks 113-103

Mar. 7, 2020 2:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has repeatedly insisted he doesn't care about winning another MVP award. He knows almost nobody outside the Los Angeles Lakers' locker room thinks he'll beat Giannis Antetokounmpo for the honor. When the reigning MVP brought his Milwaukee Bucks to Staples Center on Friday...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis celebrates after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anthony Davis scores 37, leads Lakers past Sixers 120-107

Mar. 4, 2020 1:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shortly before halftime, 6-foot-10 Anthony Davis coolly dropped a crossover dribble and a Eurostep layup on the 76ers. And then shortly after halftime, 35-year-old LeBron James walked the ball upcourt and casually drilled a 3-pointer from the “R” inside the Lakers'...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reaches for the ball as New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

James' triple-double lifts Lakers past Pelicans, 122-114

Mar. 2, 2020 12:26 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James keeps finding ways to assert his supremacy over the upstart New Orleans Pelicans and rookie sensation Zion Williamson — with or without the help of fellow Lakers All-Star Anthony Davis. James had 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and Los Angeles overcame both...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, celebrates with Anthony Davis (3) and Jared Dudley during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Lakers' Davis, Caruso out against Pelicans

Mar. 1, 2020 7:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Lakers have ruled out forward Anthony Davis and guard Alex Caruso for their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night. The Lakers said Davis, who played his first seven seasons in New Orleans, has a sore right knee. Caruso has a sore right hamstring. Both players started...