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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, then-Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah, center, looks to shoot between Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and guard Josh Okogie, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn. The Clippers signed free-agent center Joakim Noah, giving them an aggressive, physical presence with playoff experience. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Clippers sign free-agent center Joakim Noah

Mar. 9, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have signed free-agent center Joakim Noah, giving them an aggressive, physical presence with playoff experience. The 35-year-old two-time All-Star played 42 games with Memphis last season after agreeing to a buyout with the New York Knicks. He averaged 7.1 points, 2.1...

Mavs' Doncic back after missing game with sprained thumb

Mar. 2, 2020 7:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star guard Luka Doncic was back in the Dallas Mavericks' lineup against the Chicago Bulls on Monday after missing a game because of a sprained left thumb. Averaging team highs of 28.6 points and 8.8 assists per game, the 6-foot-7 guard sat out Sunday's win at Minnesota. His thumb...

Kyle Lowry, a former Villanova player and current Toronto Raptors player, waves to the crowd after a ceremony honoring him during an NCAA college basketball game between Villanova and St. John's, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

No. 12 Villanova beats St. John's 71-60 on night for Lowry

Feb. 26, 2020 9:42 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Lowry was as headstrong as any Villanova star to wear the uniform, and nearly wore out his welcome with coach Jay Wright before he ever hit the court. The two have since become extremely tight, and when Lowry returned for a night in his honor, Wright requested a picture with...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center, squeezes between Cleveland Cavaliers' Ante Zizic, left and Matthew Dellavedova in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Sixers' star Embiid sprains shoulder against Cavaliers

Feb. 26, 2020 8:43 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Philadelphia All-Star center Joel Embiid sprained his left shoulder in Wednesday night's game against the Cavaliers, adding another worry for the 76ers, who are already without guard Ben Simmons. Embiid collided with Cavaliers center Ante Zizic while being fouled late in the first quarter....

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 119-98. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bucks first to clinch playoff spot — after just 56 games

Feb. 24, 2020 12:57 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game. The Bucks became the first team in the NBA to clinch a berth Sunday after Washington lost to Chicago. The Wizards are in ninth place in an Eastern Conference that the Bucks have been running away with...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots over Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Mavs All-Star Doncic resting ankle on back-to-back at Hawks

Feb. 22, 2020 2:07 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is skipping the second night of a back-to-back in Atlanta to rest the right ankle he has sprained twice, an injury that sidelined him both times. Doncic was listed as out with right ankle soreness for the visit to the Hawks on Saturday night....

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, passes while under pressure from Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anthony Davis' big 2nd half leads Lakers past Grizz, 117-105

Feb. 22, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers hadn't even been back on the court for three minutes after the All-Star break when Anthony Davis limped off with an injured leg. With their superstar big man in the locker room, the Lakers played an ominous quarter wondering whether their playoff push had just hit...

Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum (0) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Gordon Hayward, Celtics hold off Timberwolves 127-117

Feb. 22, 2020 12:04 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boston's defense looked, well, like it was still on vacation for much of the game. The Celtics still had plenty of firepower on the other end, staying strong out of the All-Star break. Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Daniel Theis had career highs with 25 points and 16 rebounds and the...

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) goes to the basket against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Oladipo leaves with back spasms, Pacers top Knicks 106-98

Feb. 21, 2020 11:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Oladipo didn't have a preseason to get used to the NBA's bumps and bruises again, so Indiana coach Nate McMillan wasn't surprised when his star guard had to end his night early. Back spasms prevented Oladipo from playing the fourth quarter of what was the first game after his minutes...

Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook, right, looks to shoot past Golden State Warriors' Eric Paschall in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

James Harden, Rockets roll to 135-105 rout of young Warriors

Feb. 21, 2020 1:48 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Russell Westbrook vowed to better control his emotions down the stretch of the regular season. They sometimes get the better of him and he realizes he's under the watchful eye of referees because of his reputation, but he won't ever back down. James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists,...