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Davis scores 50, powers Lakers to 142-125 win over T-Wolves

Dec. 9, 2019 12:08 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis had a season-high 50 points and the Los Angeles Lakers improved to a league-best 21-3 with a 142-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. Davis hit a floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the fourth time in his career. He was 20 of 29 from the...

Iowa State upends No. 16 Seton Hall 76-66

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 16 Seton Hall lost much more than a game in Ames, as starter Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of a loss at Iowa State. Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 points, George Conditt had a season-high 17 off the bench and the Cyclones knocked off Seton Hall 76-66 on...

Heat beat Bulls 110-105 for 10th straight home victory

Dec. 8, 2019 11:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro scored 27 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38.2 seconds left in overtime, and the Miami Heat held off the Chicago Bulls 110-105 on Sunday night to improve to 10-0 at home this season. Herro made three 3’s in overtime and another with 7.1 seconds left in regulation...

Thunder opens road trip with 108-96 win in Portland

Dec. 8, 2019 11:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Dennis Schroder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each scored 21 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder opened a four-game trip with a 108-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. The Thunder, who led by as many as 18 points in the first half, have won four of their last...

Bjelica scores 30; Kings withstand rally, beat Mavs 110-106

Dec. 8, 2019 11:05 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Nemanja Bjelica could see another game slipping away from the Sacramento Kings with the ball in Luka Doncic’s hands. But Doncic missed a tying attempt in the final seconds as the Kings withstood a furious rally and beat the Mavericks 110-106 on Sunday night. With the memory of an...

Winston scores 23 points, No. 11 Michigan State tops Rutgers

Dec. 8, 2019 10:40 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 11 Michigan State pulled away and beat Rutgers thanks to two staples of Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo's program. Defense and rebounding. Cassius Winston had 23 points and seven assists, helping the Spartans top the Scarlet Knights 77-65 on Sunday night in the Big Ten opener for...

Leonard, Harrell lead Clippers past Wizards 135-119

Dec. 8, 2019 10:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are making progress. The Washington Wizards want the refs to make more calls. Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 11 rebounds as the Clippers bounced back from their worst loss of the season by pulling away for a 135-119 win over the Wizards on Sunday night. Paul...

Texas women hand Lady Vols first loss, 66-60

Dec. 8, 2019 10:26 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lashann Higgs and Sugg Sutton scored 19 points apiece and Texas handed No. 17 Tennessee its first loss of the season 66-60 on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Higgs' basket with 8:56 to play started an 8-0 run capped by a pair of Sutton buckets that had the Longhorns on top for...

No. 9 Gonzaga uses late 3s to beat No. 22 Washington 83-76

Dec. 8, 2019 10:17 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — One glance at the shot clock told Killian Tillie there was no choice. He had to launch the jumper 30 feet from the basket. When the shot left Tillie’s hand, it felt just like a normal 3-point attempt, even if he was almost closer to half-court. And the result? “ “It...

Herro the hero for Heat, who beat Bulls 110-105 in overtime

Dec. 8, 2019 10:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Game on the line, perfect home record on the line, and the Miami Heat turned to their teenager. Tyler Herro came through. The rookie guard scored 27 points — including 16 of Miami's final 18 — and the Heat held off the Chicago Bulls 110-105 on Sunday night. They improved to 10-0...