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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant holds his daughter, Kaari Jaidyn Morant, before the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Surprise! Raptors, Heat, Grizzlies and Thunder in good place

Feb. 18, 2020 2:03 AM EST

The oddsmakers in Las Vegas usually know what they’re talking about. But even they get things wrong from time to time, and this season in the NBA there have been a few notable misses from all those preseason prognostications — specifically, ones made in relation to the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma...

Oklahoma City Thunder's head coach Billy Donovan directs his team against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Thunder won 117-104. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Tearful Donovan back at Florida for court-naming celebration

Feb. 15, 2020 11:29 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida coach Billy Donovan wiped tears from his eyes when he first saw the court that will forever bear his name. Donovan returned to the place he put on the college basketball map for the first time in nearly five years to see the O’Connell Center floor named after...

Florida honors Billy Donovan, hammers Vanderbilt 84-66

Feb. 15, 2020 11:27 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida opened and closed the first half with 3-pointers, a fitting tribute on a night the program honored former coach Billy Donovan. Noah Locke scored 19 points thanks mostly to a season-high six treys, Kerry Blackshear Jr. added 15 and the Gators hammered Vanderbilt 84-66 on...

Spear scores 20 to carry Bucknell past American 72-68

Feb. 15, 2020 5:05 PM EST

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Kahliel Spear scored a career-high 20 points and Bucknell hung on to beat American 72-68 on Saturday, a day the Bison retired the jersey of former star Mike Muscala. John Meeks added 11 points and eight rebounds for Bucknell (10-17, 6-8 Patriot League), which snapped its five-game...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) can't grab a pass at the basket, next to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

Feb. 14, 2020 12:19 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The veteran savvy of Danilo Gallinari and Chris Paul helped Oklahoma City withstand the latest stirring performance by Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. Gallinari scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Thunder beat New Orleans 123-118...

San Antonio Spurs' Derrick White (4) drives the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Spurs stop 5-game slide with 114-106 victory over Thunder

Feb. 12, 2020 12:12 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs headed into the All-Star break with a win. It was a welcome change after a tough stretch. Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs stopped a five-game slide by topping the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-106 on Tuesday night....

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort (5) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

Celtics edge Thunder 112-111 for 7th straight win

Feb. 9, 2020 7:40 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With most of their lead gone, the Boston Celtics needed someone to make a stop in the final seconds. As usual, Marcus Smart took it upon himself. Smart o stole the ball from Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 5.8 seconds le,fhelping the Celtics hold on for a 112-111...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) reaches for a pass in front of Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul, Gilgeous-Alexander lead Thunder past Pistons 108-101

Feb. 8, 2020 12:21 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nothing changed for the Oklahoma City Thunder before the trade deadline. As a result, nothing appears to have changed after — in their first game since, they won again with balanced scoring and solid defense. Chris Paul scored 22 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 21 to...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroeder (17) shoots in front of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Schroder scores 30, leads Thunder past Cavaliers 109-103

Feb. 6, 2020 12:09 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul told Dennis Schroder to take over, and his backcourt mate listened. Schroder scored 30 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-103 on Wednesday night. Schroder had six points in a critical 43-second span late in the game that helped the...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort (5) shouts after being fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., left, as Thunder center Nerlens Noel, right, holds the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Thunder rally in final minutes, push past Suns 111-107

Feb. 1, 2020 12:50 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — One day after Oklahoma City's Chris Paul earned his first All-Star selection in four years, the veteran point guard gave a good reminder of why he's still one of the NBA's best players. Paul ripped a steal away from Phoenix's Kelly Oubre Jr. and then made the go-ahead jumper with 1:03 left,...