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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, moves around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

LeBron James scores 26 points, Lakers roll past Thunder

Jan. 13, 2021 11:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-99 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record seventh straight road victory to start the season. “We just have a bunker mentality on the road — just us," James said. "But...

Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham shoots over Kansas' Christian Braun during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Mitch Alcala)

Cunningham scores 18; Oklahoma St. tops No. 6 Kansas 75-70

Jan. 12, 2021 11:59 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State's talented young squad is growing up. Cade Cunningham scored 18 points, and the Cowboys held off a late rally to beat No. 6 Kansas 75-70 on Tuesday night. Kansas trailed by three in the closing seconds and had possession, but Oklahoma State's Bryce Williams stole the...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo, center, goes to the basket between San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl, left, and guard Devin Vassell (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Spurs finish strong road trip with 112-102 win over Thunder

Jan. 12, 2021 10:59 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lonnie Walker IV scored 24 points and San Antonio beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-102 on Tuesday night, allowing the Spurs to finish a five-game trip with four wins. Keldon Johnson added 18 points for the Spurs, who won their 2,200th game since joining the NBA in 1976. The Spurs...

TCU's Taryn Todd (11) drives against Oklahoma's Rick Issanza (20) and Elijah Harkless (24) while TCU's Kevin Samuel (21) runs into position during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Harmon scores 22 points; Oklahoma cruises past TCU 82-46

Jan. 12, 2021 10:09 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — De’Vion Harmon made four 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Oklahoma to an 82-46 rout over TCU on Tuesday night. Oklahoma (7-4, 3-3), which beat TCU 82-78 on Dec. 6 in a Big 12 Conference opener, ended a two-game losing skid. The Horned Frogs (9-5, 2-4) have lost three...

Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash talks to Nets' Joe Harris (12), Jeff Green, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (9) and Caris LeVert (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in New York. The Thunder defeated the Nets 129-116. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Analysis: Amid pandemic, NBA blowout epidemic also happening

Jan. 12, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is also seeing a blowout epidemic. One can only wonder if the two are related. Games are turning into runaways far more than usual throughout the first three weeks of this NBA season. Maybe it’s because there are no fans in most arenas, maybe it’s because teams...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2001 file photo, as rescue efforts continue in the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York, President Bush stands with firefighter Bob Beckwith on a burnt fire truck in front of the World Trade Center during a tour of the devastation. In moments of crisis, American presidents have sought to summon words to match the moment in the hope that the power of oratory can bring order to chaos and despair.(AP Photo/Doug Mills, file)

The power of words in crisis: Who hits mark, and who misses?

Jan. 12, 2021 10:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In moments of crisis, of war and terror, of loss and mourning, American leaders have sought to utter words to match the moment in hope that the power of oratory can bring order to chaos and despair. Lincoln at Gettysburg. Franklin Roosevelt during the Depression and World War II. Reagan...

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and Josh Richardson (0) argue with referees after Richardson was called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

'Uncharted waters': More NBA games off as virus issues grow

Jan. 11, 2021 7:07 PM EST

The NBA called off two more games because of COVID-related and contact-tracing issues on Monday, and the Miami Heat were preparing to be without eight players — including All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo — for several days because of possible exposure to the coronavirus. Monday’s game...

FILE - USC quarterback Carson Palmer, right, smiles at the Heisman Trophy after being named the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner at The Yale Club in New York, in this Dec. 14, 2002, file photo. Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class.  The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. This class will be inducted in December. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

Carson Palmer, Bob Stoops lead college Hall of Fame class

Jan. 11, 2021 2:50 PM EST

Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class. The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday. This class will be inducted in December. Joining...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo (6) watches as Thunder center Al Horford (42) dunks with no opposition as Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert, far left, looks on during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 31 as Thunder beat Nets 129-116

Jan. 10, 2021 9:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 129-116 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Gilgeous-Alexander was one of six players to finish in double-figure scoring for the Thunder, who won their third straight and beat Brooklyn for the fifth...

Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) dunks the ball over Miami Heat guards Avery Bradley (11) and Andre Iguodala (28) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Heat-Celtics game postponed by NBA due to virus protocols

Jan. 10, 2021 8:47 PM EST

The NBA is continuing its season as planned even after concerns about COVID-19 exposure forced the postponement of Miami’s game at Boston on Sunday, a day where no fewer than 15 players around the league were officially declared unable to play for virus-related reasons. The Celtics had seven of those...