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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finish

Feb. 17, 2020 10:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — And now, they rest. Until Thursday, anyway. That’s when the NBA comes back for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs is filled and set. The...

Duke center Vernon Carey Jr. (1) shoots while Notre Dame forward Nate Laszewski (14) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

No. 7 Duke downs Notre Dame 94-60 behind 21 points by Carey

Feb. 15, 2020 7:41 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke used a strong shooting second half to cruise to an easy win and move into first place in the ACC standings. Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points, Tre Jones had 19 and the seventh-ranked Blue Devils beat Notre Dame 94-60 on Saturday. With Zion Williamson sitting behind the bench and a...

U.S. forward Miles Bridges, of the Charlotte Hornets, holds the MVP trophy after the NBA Rising Stars basketball game in Chicago, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bridges, Zion lead U.S. over World in Rising Stars Challenge

Feb. 15, 2020 8:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Miles Bridges soared like his boss in Chicago. Zion Williamson delivered his share of punishing dunks, even damaging the rim. It all added up to a high-flying start to the All-Star weekend. Bridges scored 20 points and took MVP honors, Eric Paschall added 23 more and the U.S. beat the World...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change in Chicago. Obama made an unannounced appearance at an NBA Cares event during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Chicago with several of the league’s top rookies, second-year players and coaches. The event Friday, Feb. 14, 2020,  was for volunteers to fill several backpacks with school supplies, and that work predictably stopped when Obama walked into the room.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

The First Fan: Obama appears at All-Star NBA Cares event

Feb. 14, 2020 5:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson and Trae Young are used to meeting fans who are typically a bit nervous during those interactions. This was different. This time, they were nervous to meet the fan. Former President Barack Obama — a huge basketball fan, officially the game’s First Fan during his...

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...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) dunks the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Williamson's 31 points pushes Pelicans past Blazers, 138-117

Feb. 12, 2020 12:40 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson has recorded his first 30-point performance just nine games into his NBA career. Williamson scored 31 points in barely 28 minutes on the court, and the New Orleans Pelicans used a dominant second half to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 138-117 on Tuesday night. ...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday celebrates a 3-point basket late in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The Pelicans won 124-117. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Holiday's 31 lead Pelicans to 124-117 win over Pacers

Feb. 8, 2020 11:15 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Not known for being expressive, Jrue Holiday couldn’t help himself when he got hot at the ideal time on Saturday night. Holiday scored 14 of his 31 points in the final 2:26, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans beat the Indiana Pacers 124-117....

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) is defended by Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Raptors pull away from Pacers 115-106 for 13th straight win

Feb. 8, 2020 12:04 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto coach Nick Nurse keeps imploring the defending NBA champions to fix their flaws. The bigger challenge, right now, might be identifying those errors. Two days after rallying from a 19-point deficit to extend their franchise-record winning streak, the short-handed Raptors used...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Williamson scores 21, Pelicans hold off Bulls 125-119

Feb. 6, 2020 11:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson saw the championship banners and could only imagine what the atmosphere was like when Michael Jordan was leading the Bulls to a pair of championship three-peats in the 1990s. Fair to say, it was a little louder. Williamson scored 21, JJ Redick added 18 points and the New...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket between Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and center Brook Lopez (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Giannis has 34 points, 17 rebounds as Bucks top Pelicans

Feb. 5, 2020 2:25 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had the strength and savvy to outshine rookie sensation Zion Williamson in the latest double-digit triumph for the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 17 rebounds, and the Bucks defeated New Orleans 120-108 on Tuesday night....