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Philadelphia 76ers' Furkan Korkmaz goes up to shoot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Korkmaz gets hot, scores 24 to lift 76ers over Bulls 100-89

Jan. 18, 2020 1:04 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Furkan Korkmaz asked the Philadelphia 76ers 14 months ago to trade him somewhere he could play amid frequent shuttles back and forth to the club’s G-League team in Delaware. On Friday night, he was a lifeline for a team that may have found an answer to its desperate need for...

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) drives as Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Doncic, Hardaway lead Mavericks over Trail Blazers, 120-112

Jan. 18, 2020 12:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday night to avoid getting swept at home by the Trail Blazers. Doncic, who drained a career-high eight 3-pointers, had eight rebounds and seven assists in the 20-year-old's first...

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Nunn's 22 points lead Heat past Thunder, 115-108

Jan. 17, 2020 11:58 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kendrick Nunn continues to make good things happen for the Miami Heat. The rookie guard scored 22 points to help the Heat top the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-108 on Friday night. Nunn, the two-time Eastern Conference rookie of the month, was coming off a 33-point effort Wednesday in a...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) scores the winning goal against Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) as Filip Hronek (17) defends as in overtime of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins beat Red Wings 2-1

Jan. 17, 2020 11:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin needed only 21 seconds to take advantage of an overtime penalty. Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. Crosby scored by redirecting a slap pass from Malkin past goalie...

Anaheim Ducks center Sam Steel (34) celebrates his overtime goal against Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) in an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Anaheim won 2-1. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Sam Steel's OT goal lifts Ducks over Hurricanes 2-1

Jan. 17, 2020 11:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks don't have another game for nine days. After a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night, Ducks coach Dallas Eakins would like to change the schedule. "I wish we were playing the day after tomorrow," Eakins said. “I don't quite understand...

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) shoots in front of Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Brogdon's tiebreaking basket sends Pacers past Timberwolves

Jan. 17, 2020 11:07 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon just wanted one more chance to make things right. When the opportunity came, Brogdon delivered. He drove toward the basket, flicked the ball on the run and made a tiebreaking 16-footer with 18 seconds left to give the Pacers a 116-114 victory over...

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) drives as Washington Wizards guard Gary Payton II (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gasol makes six 3-pointers, Raptors beat Wizards 140-111

Jan. 17, 2020 11:02 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Feeling fresh after a lengthy injury layoff, Marc Gasol helped the Toronto Raptors pile up the points Friday night. Gasol scored a season-high 20 and matched his career high with six 3-pointers, Norman Powell added 28 and the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 140-111, matching the...

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, middle, drives to the basket between Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (17) and guard Ben McLemore, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Blazers' McCollum sprains ankle at Mavs, ruled out for game

Jan. 17, 2020 11:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum sprained his left ankle in the first half at Dallas on Friday and was ruled out for the rest of the game. McCollum was injured in the second quarter when he drove to the basket and his foot landed on Dallas forward Maxi Kleber's foot as McCollum missed...

New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson, above, consoles Knicks guard RJ Barrett, left, as a Knicks employee helps Barrett off the court after Barrett sprained his ankle during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in New York, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The Suns defeated the Knicks 121-98. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Knicks' Barrett out at least a week with right ankle sprain

Jan. 17, 2020 8:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks rookie RJ Barrett will miss at least a week with a sprained right ankle. Barrett was hurt during the Knicks' loss to Phoenix on Thursday. On Friday, he had X-rays, which were negative. The Knicks announced afterward that Barrett will be re-evaluated in a week. The No. 3 pick...

Lubick replaces Walters as Nebraska's offensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2020 8:09 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has hired Matt Lubick to replace Troy Walters as offensive coordinator. The addition of Lubick was announced Friday, hours after coach Scott Frost said Walters was leaving the program by mutual agreement. Lubick worked as an Oregon assistant with Frost from 2013-16, and he was...