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Perry, Carter lead Mississippi State over Georgia 91-59

Jan. 18, 2020 11:51 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Reggie Perry and Tyson Carter combined for 40 points to lead Mississippi State to an easy 91-59 victory over Georgia on Saturday night. It was the largest margin of victory over Georgia in Mississippi State's program history. Perry collected 22 points, 12 rebounds and six assists...

Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz, left, shoots past Golden State Warriors' Omari Spellman, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

D'Angelo Russell shines, Warriors end 10-game losing streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With wins so hard to come by for the injury-plagued Warriors, every one means a little more now to coach Steve Kerr. The Golden State of old just expected to pile up victories — and now things are completely the opposite with Kevin Durant having departed for Brooklyn and Splash...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry loses the ball as he falls while teammate Marc Gasol (33) and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) look on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

VanVleet scores 29 in return as Raptors beat Wolves 122-112

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fred VanVleet knew he was on a minutes restriction as he made his return from a hamstring injury after missing five games. The Raptors guard tried not to think much about it while on the court. Instead, he made the most of the minutes he did play. VanVleet led Toronto with 29 points as...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) dunks between Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside (21) and guard Anfernee Simons (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul's 30 lead Thunder past short-handed Portland 119-106

Jan. 18, 2020 11:43 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul matched a season high with 30 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 119-106 on Saturday night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 22 points and Dennis Schroder and Nerlens Noel each added 15 for Oklahoma City. Portland had just eight...

Virginia snaps 3-game skid with 63-58 win over Georgia Tech

Jan. 18, 2020 11:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Still a far cry from its national championship form, Virginia showed it hasn't forgotten how to grind out a tough victory. Mamadi Diakite and Jay Huff scored 17 points apiece as the defending champs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-58 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday night. The...

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Gobert nets 28, Jazz race to early lead, beat Kings 123-101

Jan. 18, 2020 11:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert had a season-high 28 points and 15 rebounds and the Utah Jazz raced to a 16-point lead in the first quarter and routed the Sacramento Kings 123-101 on Saturday night. Gobert got most of his points on dunks, while Bojan Bogdanovic had six 3-pointers on his way to 30 points....

Braxton leads St. Francis (Pa.) over Sacred Heart 72-65

Jan. 18, 2020 11:38 PM EST

LORETTA, Pa. (AP) — Keith Braxton had 24 points and 10 rebounds as St. Francis (Pa.) defeated Sacred Heart 72-65 on Saturday night. Isaiah Blackmon had 18 points for St. Francis (12-5, 5-1 Northeast Conference), which earned its fifth straight win. Tyler Stewart added 11 points. Aaron Clarke had 13 points...

San Diego State forward Yanni Wetzell, right, drives past the defense of Nevada forward Johncarlos Reyes (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Wetzell, No. 7 SDSU beat Nevada 68-55 to remain undefeated

Jan. 18, 2020 11:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State home basketball games are starting to feel like they did back in the Kawhi Leonard era, when a packed Viejas Arena rocked and the Aztecs reached the Sweet 16 for the first time. This time, it's a trio of transfers leading the No. 7 Aztecs back into national prominence. New...

Abilene Christian cruises past Southeastern Louisiana 76-55

Jan. 18, 2020 11:29 PM EST

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Joe Pleasant registered 12 points and seven rebounds as Abilene Christian easily beat Southeastern Louisiana 76-55 on Saturday night. Mahki Morris had 11 points for Abilene Christian (10-7, 5-1 Southland Conference). Payten Ricks added 10 points. Byron Smith and Maxim Romano each had...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) bumps Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 124-115

Jan. 18, 2020 11:27 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — LeBron James had 31 points and 12 assists and the Los Angeles Lakers rode a big third quarter to a a 124-115 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. The Lakers bounced back after a loss to Orlando on Wednesday night that snapped their nine-game winning streak. The loss was the third...