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Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley (11) and forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107

Jan. 20, 2020 11:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season. Walker ended a career-long losing streak against James, scoring 20 points to beat him for the first time in 29 tries and lead the Celtics past...

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. 19, 2020 12:35 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers were determined to start the second half of their season on a high note following a loss that snapped a nine-game winning streak. They were able to do that by riding a big third quarter to a 124-115 win over the Houston Rockets. LeBron James had 31 points and 12...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Going primetime: "The Jump" serving as pregame for ABC games

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 AM EST

ESPN has gone through many pairings and approaches trying to build a pregame show during its 18 seasons broadcasting the NBA. This time it's using a successful daily show. The Rachel Nichols-led “The Jump” has been a daytime hit since debuting four years ago and is going primetime. It will lead off...

Denver Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr., right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Eric Paschall (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases

Jan. 17, 2020 3:26 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. often reminded himself to remain patient as the Denver Nuggets gradually eased him back onto the court. Being patient, though, hasn't always been his forte. He's a 21-year-old highly touted rookie eager to show how he can contribute. He's feeling good these days, too,...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Alfonzo McKinnie defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 128-99. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James, Lakers lead NBA jersey, merchandise sales rankings

Jan. 17, 2020 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Dallas’ Luka Doncic are seeing their jerseys sell more briskly than ever, the NBA said Friday when announcing its latest list of most popular merchandise. LeBron James still has the most popular jersey, part...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, drives around Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The Clippers won 122-95. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Leonard scores 32 as Clippers beat Magic 122-95

Jan. 17, 2020 2:34 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adept at operating at whatever gear his team needs, Kawhi Leonard has been in selfish mode of late, and the Los Angeles Clippers are better for it. Leonard scored 32 points, Montrezl Harrell had 21 and the Clippers beat the Orlando Magic 122-95 on Thursday night. Leonard also had five...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Magic snap Lakers' 9-game winning streak in 119-118 thriller

Jan. 16, 2020 2:15 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Markelle Fultz faked LeBron James off his hip, weaved through traffic in the waning seconds and scored the final bucket of his phenomenal triple-double performance. Fultz then dropped to the court with a cramp. The Orlando Magic rushed to their valuable teammate's aid, with Nikola...

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard hangs on the basket as he dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron's 31 put Lakers past Cavs 128-99 for 9th straight win

Jan. 14, 2020 2:34 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Love and LeBron James hadn't played against each other since before they got together on the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 for a memorable four-year partnership. After their first meeting since James moved to the West Coast ended in a blowout win for the Lakers, they got together on...

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) defends Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Gordon's late magic lifts Orlando past Sacramento, 114-112

Jan. 14, 2020 1:28 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Orlando Magic made a pair of costly defensive mistakes in the final 80 seconds. Evan Fournier's quick change of mind and a big shot by Aaron Gordon more than made up for it. Gordon made a three-point play with 1.1 seconds remaining, and the Magic beat the Sacramento Kings...

Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott (1) blocks a shot by Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) as 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Doncic, Powell lead Mavericks past Embiid-less 76ers, 109-91

Jan. 12, 2020 12:16 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic was out for an impressive Dallas win in Philadelphia and didn't have European sidekick Kristaps Porzingis for the rematch in Texas. Dwight Powell was the big man around the basket and left the 76ers feeling like they'd had enough of Texas for now in their second straight game...