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San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills celebrates a 3-point basket during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 118-105. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Spurs' Mills aims to raise awareness of Indigenous cultures

Jan. 18, 2020 2:09 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Patty Mills stood in the corner of the court, looking at the rest of his San Antonio Spurs wrapping up a recent practice. Different races, different countries, different cultures were all represented. The significance was not lost on Mills, who has been in San Antonio longer than any player on...

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...

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic celebrates during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 120-112. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

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

Jan. 18, 2020 1:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic's pursuit of Jason Kidd's triple-double record in Dallas will have to wait. This night was about the 20-year-old sensation's 3-point shooting. Doncic drained a career-best eight 3s on his way to 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday...

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...

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) scores over San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, second from right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs 121-120

Jan. 18, 2020 12:31 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Vince Carter knows how difficult it is to win in San Antonio because he has experienced it for 22 seasons. Competing against the championship pedigree of the franchise, trying to tune out the frenzy of the sellout crowds at the AT&T Center and struggling to overcome the defensive...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) looks to pass the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Brooks has 26 points as Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 113-109

Jan. 18, 2020 12:15 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies kept the NBA’s longest winning streak alive with a fourth-quarter burst and defensive stops in the final seconds. Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Grizzlies survived a late rally by Cleveland to defeat the...

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...

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...