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Golden State Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein, right, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Mavs complete trade to acquire Cauley-Stein from Warriors

Jan. 25, 2020 2:27 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks completed a trade Saturday to acquire 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein from Golden State for a second-round draft pick this year. The Mavericks needed help on their front line after starting center Dwight Powell tore his right Achilles tendon, ending his season. The...

Indiana Pacers forward Doug McDermott (20) reacts after shooting a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warren scores 33 to help Pacers hold off Warriors 129-118

Jan. 25, 2020 2:23 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State's plan to double-team Domantas Sabonis in the post allowed Indiana's big man to show off his passing skills and gave the Pacers plenty of open looks from the perimeter. Sabonis nearly got his second triple-double in six days, too. Sabonis had 16 points, 10 rebounds and...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Jokic, Nuggets, control boards in 113-106 win over Pelicans

Jan. 25, 2020 2:02 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Nikola Jokic and Jerami Grant aggressively crashing the offensive glass, the Denver Nuggets were able to overcome an off night shooting on the road for an unusual but gratifying victory. Jokic had 27 points and grabbed seven of his 12 rebounds on the offensive end and the Nuggets...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Leonard's 1st triple-double sends Clippers past Heat 122-117

Jan. 25, 2020 12:24 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, four All-Star selections and a string of other accolades. And now, one triple-double. Unbelievable as it sounds — and really, the Miami Heat could not believe it — Leonard got a triple-double for the first time...

Phoenix Suns' Dario Saric, left, and Kelly Oubre, Jr. (3) fight for possession against San Antonio Spurs' Derrick White during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Suns snap 11-game skid in San Antonio, topple Spurs 103-99

Jan. 25, 2020 12:17 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Devin Booker let his teammates and coaches know just how tired he was of losing to San Antonio. When the Phoenix guard wasn’t jawing at the opposition, Booker was encouraging his teammates to fight and imploring his coaches to protest every call that went against the Suns. Booker...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes behind his back to center Clint Capela, right, as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32), forward Andrew Wiggins (22) and guard Shabazz Napier (13) look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Westbrook scores season-high 45, Rockets beat Wolves 131-124

Jan. 25, 2020 12:13 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When James Harden went through shooting slumps in the past, the Houston Rockets would be hard-pressed to survive lackluster production from their star guard. With Russell Westbrook, Houston has another player who can shoulder a huge scoring burden. Westbrook scored a season-high 45...

Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph, left, celebrates with guard Buddy Hield after scoring basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Kings won 98-81.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Hield scores 21, Kings beat Bulls 98-81 to snap 6-game skid

Jan. 25, 2020 12:07 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After being pulled from the starting lineup, Buddy Hield proved his value to the Sacramento Kings. Hield scored 21 points, Harrison Barnes added 19 and Sacramento beat the Chicago Bulls 98-81 on Friday night to snap a six-game losing streak. In 23 minutes off the bench, Hield was 7 for 12...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) grabs a pass in front of Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

Gallinari scores 25, leads Thunder past Hawks 140-111

Jan. 24, 2020 11:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's all coming together for Oklahoma City. Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and the Thunder beat the Atlanta Hawks 140-111 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points and Dennis Schroder added 21 for the Thunder, who shot 58% from the field...

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) drives past New York Knicks' Reggie Bullock during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Lowry, Siakam lead Raptors past Knicks for 6th straight win

Jan. 24, 2020 11:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On “Star Wars” night at Madison Square Garden, the Toronto Raptors showed why they remain a galaxy far, far away from the New York Knicks. With All-Star players and big-game experience, the NBA champions have too many assets the Knicks simply lack. “We’re just a...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) shoots as he gets between Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) and forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Celtics erase big 1st-half deficit, rally past Magic 109-98

Jan. 24, 2020 10:57 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics were missing a lot of starters. They still had the two they needed: Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward Walker scored 37 points and Hayward added 22 to help the Celtics rally from a 16-point first-half deficit and defeat the Orlando Magic 109-98 on Friday night. Walker...