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Baylor forward NaLyssa Smith, left, scores over Oklahoma State guard Clitan de Sousa, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

No. 6 Baylor women beat Oklahoma State 94-48 after UConn win

Jan. 12, 2020 7:08 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — NaLyssa Smith and No. 6 Baylor followed up that streak-busting win at top-ranked UConn with another big victory at home. Smith had 30 points and 15 rebounds, both career highs, and the Lady Bears beat Oklahoma State 94-48 in their Big 12 home opener Sunday. That extended what is now the...

Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside (21) and Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) talk after an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Trail Blazers 122-111. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Whiteside's return to Miami doesn't go exactly as planned

Jan. 6, 2020 2:55 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside had a big game and the Miami Heat won. That wouldn’t have seemed so conflicting a year ago. Whiteside is having perhaps the best season of his career now, in his first year with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Heat, at 26-10, are off to their best start since the final...

Cal State Fullerton upsets UCLA 77-74

Dec. 28, 2019 8:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin made no secret of his distaste for his team’s defense or disposition following a shocking 77-74 upset loss to Cal State Fullerton. The Bruins (7-6) fell behind by 14 points in the second half to a team that had won just three games all season and rallied...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Bucks rout Hornets, 137-96; Giannis’ double-double run ends

Nov. 30, 2019 11:47 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo couldn’t keep his double-double streak going, though it’s hard even for the NBA’s MVP to put up big numbers in only 20 minutes. Antetokounmpo scored 26 points but his streak ended at 19 games when he grabbed nine rebounds in his shortest outing of...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Alfonzo McKinnie, top, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Antetokounmpo scores 33 points, Bucks win 10th straight

Nov. 29, 2019 11:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with a resounding dunk and took over in the fourth quarter when Milwaukee's big lead was slipping away. Just another night for the Bucks' superstar. Antetokounmpo scored 11 of his 33 points in the fourth, and Milwaukee held off the Cleveland Cavaliers...

Atlanta Hawks' Jabari Parker (5) gets his shot blocked as he shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Bucks beat Hawks 111-102 in Middleton's return

Nov. 27, 2019 11:59 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Without Khris Middleton’s productive return, the Milwaukee Bucks might not have outlasted the Atlanta Hawks. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 10 rebounds, Middleton scored 16 points in his return from injury and the Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-102 for their ninth...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a 3-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Antetokounmpo scores 50, Bucks beat Jazz 122-118

Nov. 25, 2019 11:56 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had one of the most dominant games of his career and the Milwaukee Bucks needed every bit of it. Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 50 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his 17th consecutive double-double to help the Bucks rally in the second half for their eighth...