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Philadelphia 76ers' Isaiah Joe, right, blocks the shot by Miami Heat's Tyler Herro, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Milton sparks 76ers past undermanned Heat 125-108

Jan. 14, 2021 10:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons called trade rumors part of the NBA. With another triple-double, he showed why he's coveted around the league — and needed in Philly. Simmons had 10 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds and Shake Milton returned from COVID-related issues and scored 31 points and lead...

James Harden of the Houston Rockets reacts to a basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

Analysis: Nets have pieces, now they need to fit together

Jan. 14, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Having a Big Three is great. That is, if those players want it to be great. And that’s the challenge in Brooklyn now, after agreeing to the trade that landed three-time reigning scoring champion James Harden from Houston: Getting Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, all individually great, to want to be...

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) dribbles next to Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans (42) and center Robin Lopez (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Another 3 NBA games called off amid virus, 16 test positive

Jan. 13, 2021 8:56 PM EST

Contact tracing issues involving the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards forced the NBA to postpone three more games Wednesday, raising the leaguewide total from this week alone to eight. The NBA also revealed Wednesday that 16 players — by far the most in a one-week period since training camps started...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid reacts to the 137-134 overtime win in an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Embiid scores 45, Mathias wins it for 76ers in OT on 3

Jan. 12, 2021 10:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pick a position, Joel Embiid got to the basket at will and continued to stir early-season MVP hype. Dakota Mathias needed only one open look to squeeze his way into Embiid's personal highlight reel. Embiid had 45 points and 16 rebounds, Mathias’ only basket of the game was a...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, right, tap hands during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NBA, union stiffen virus protocols; more games postponed

Jan. 12, 2021 10:00 PM EST

With five games called off this week already and more teams dealing with virus-related issues, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association enacted additional rules Tuesday in the hope of keeping the season going safely. For “at least the next two weeks,” the league and union said,...

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...

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...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives against Washington Wizards' Davis Bertans and center Moritz Wagner (21) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Latest: Celtics list 7 players unavailable vs Heat

Jan. 10, 2021 4:00 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Boston Celtics listed seven players as unavailable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat in accordance with the NBA’s health and safety protocols that were installed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic....

Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant, center, lies injured on the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Wizards lose Thomas Bryant to torn ACL in left knee

Jan. 10, 2021 3:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards likely will be without center Thomas Bryant for the remainder of the season because of a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Bryant is one of only two players who started all 10 games so far this season for the Wizards. He got hurt after...

Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8), of Japan, dribbles the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) and center Bam Adebayo (13), Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Herro's 31 points lead Heat over short-handed Wizards

Jan. 9, 2021 10:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Miami Heat allowed 71 points in the first half to the short-handed Washington Wizards, and that was too much for coach Erik Spoelstra. With Washington playing without its three leading scorers, the Heat picked up its intensity, held the Wizards to 15 points in the third quarter and...