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Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks against New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes (10) in the second half an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 133-130

Jan. 18, 2020 8:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As disappointed as Clippers coach Doc Rivers was to see his team give up 80 first-half points, he now has evidence that his team can do that and still find a way to win — on the road. Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points and the Clippers rallied to beat the recently resurgent New...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) reacts after making a basket with .2 seconds remaining in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The Pelicans won 138-132 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Ingram scores 49, Pelicans end Jazz's 10-game winning streak

Jan. 17, 2020 1:19 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans wildly celebrated Brandon Ingram's off-balance jumper in the final seconds of regulation, believing it had won the game. Turns out it didn't. Fans were angry with an unusual foul call that allowed Utah to force overtime with .2 seconds left, but the way the...

From left, Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee, Charlotte Hornets center Willy Hernangomez and Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. look for a rebound ruing the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Porter, Dozier lead Nuggets to 100-86 win over Hornets

Jan. 16, 2020 12:58 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — After being told to get ready for his Denver debut, P.J. Dozier was quickly asked how many plays he remembered. “I'm like, ‘Oh, shoot,’” he said. So that's exactly what he did — and made quite a splash. Rookie reserve Michael Porter Jr. scored 19 points,...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Williamson is not scheduled to play. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Griffin: Pelicans project Zion Williamson debut for Jan. 22

Jan. 15, 2020 6:10 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson, the top choice in last summer’s NBA draft, is scheduled to make his regular season debut for the Pelicans on Jan. 22 when New Orleans hosts the the San Antonio Spurs, Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Wednesday. “Everything's moving...

North Carolina guard Cole Anthony (2) reacts from the sidelines with an injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Yale in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Injured NBA prospects deal with shut-it-down conversations

Jan. 15, 2020 4:10 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — When college stars like Cole Anthony are injured, they are faced with the question of whether they should they return or just sit out the season to protect their looming draft prospects. Like Anthony, who has said he plans to return to action with North Carolina, most want to...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots with Brooklyn Nets guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (9) defending during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Jazz run winning streak to 10 with 118-107 victory over Nets

Jan. 14, 2020 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Gobert is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, as good a stopper as there is in the league. Even he wouldn't want to mess with the Utah Jazz right now. “I wouldn’t like to guard ourselves," he said. The Brooklyn Nets didn't enjoy it, either. Joe Ingles matched...

Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham, left, shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Lillard has 30 and Portland beats Charlotte 115-112

Jan. 14, 2020 1:50 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard just knew. His shot to end the third quarter against Charlotte was listed at 47 feet in the official statistics. “I was like, man, that's going to have a chance,” Lillard said. "It was a good shot." The rest of the game wasn't nearly as certain for the...

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, right, reaches in as New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor grabs a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Ball leads Pelicans past Pistons in overtime, 117-100

Jan. 13, 2020 11:12 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A makeshift New Orleans Pelicans lineup blew a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter on Monday. Lonzo Ball helped his teammates salvage the night. Ball scored five of his 17 points in overtime and the Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 117-110. “That was a tough game,” Ball said....

Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo dunks over Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Oubre steps up as Booker struggles, Suns beat Hornets 100-92

Jan. 12, 2020 11:28 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — When their offense misfired early and the Phoenix Suns trailed by 14 points in the second quarter, they turned up the heat on defense. It spurred the Suns to 100-92 victory over the Charlotte Hornets, and the first sweep of a season series with them since the 2013-2014 season. Kelly Oubre...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum goes to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Jayson Tatum scores 41, Celtics cruise past Pelicans 140-105

Jan. 11, 2020 10:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens said giving his team a day off following its worst losing streak of the season felt like the right thing to do. It certainly re-energized Jayson Tatum. The third-year forward made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 41 points as Boston cruised past the...