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Nuggets beat Raptors 95-86 in matchup of conference leaders

Dec. 16, 2018 10:37 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 26 points, Jamal Murray had 15 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and the banged-up Denver Nuggets rallied past the equally banged-up Toronto Raptors 95-86 on Sunday night in a contest between conference leaders. Trailing 70-57 in the third quarter, the Nuggets went on a 23-2...

Palmer scores 29 to help Nebraska beat Oklahoma State 79-56

Dec. 16, 2018 10:23 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Nebraska got 29 points from James Palmer Jr. and the Huskers pulled away in the second half to defeat Oklahoma State 79-56 on Sunday night at the Sanford Pentagon. Palmer came in averaging 18.7 points per game but blew by that number early in the second half. He scored a...

Late steal and layup lifts Pacific over CSU Northridge 79-77

Dec. 16, 2018 10:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon McGhee stole it from Darius Brown II with 5 seconds left and passed it ahead to Roberto Gallinat for the winning layup to help Pacific beat CSU Northridge 79-77 on Sunday. Brown missed a half-court attempt at the buzzer for CSU Northridge (3-7) and the Tigers (9-4) held on for...

Turner, Oladipo lead Pacers over Knicks for 7th straight win

Dec. 16, 2018 9:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo is getting close. Oladipo had his best outing since returning from a nagging right knee injury that kept him out of the lineup for 11 games, scoring 26 points Sunday as the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 110-99 for their seventh straight victory. The winner of...

Casimir, Day lead Florida Gulf Coast to 76-53 win over UMBC

Dec. 16, 2018 9:53 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Schadrac Casimir and Decardo Day scored 14 points apiece to help Florida Gulf Coast beat UMBC 76-53 Sunday night. Day hit 4 of 6, and Casimir — a graduate transfer who scored 1,112 points at Iona — made 3 of 5, from 3-point range as the Eagles, who snapped a six-game skid...

Wall's 40, 14 lead Wiz past Lakers 128-110; LBJ scores 13

Dec. 16, 2018 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall was at his attacking best: 40 points and 14 assists; one no-look, through-the-legs assist; one buzzer-beating rainbow step-back jumper. LeBron James was at his sluggish worst: a season-low 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting. So it made sense that Wall's reeling and undermanned...

Richardson's 22, Wade's 19, lead Heat past Pelicans 102-96

Dec. 16, 2018 9:44 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Josh Richardson scored 22 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 in what was likely his final game in New Orleans, and the Miami Heat beat the Pelicans 102-96 on Sunday night. Hassan Whiteside had 17 points and 12 rebounds in his matchup with Anthony Davis. Davis had 27 points, 12 rebounds, three...

Hield, Fox help Kings end Mavs' home winning streak, 120-113

Dec. 16, 2018 9:40 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Buddy Hield and De'Aaron Fox each scored 28 points and the Sacramento Kings ended the Dallas Mavericks' 11-game home winning streak with a 120-113 victory on Sunday night. The Kings also spoiled the return of Dirk Nowitzki to the American Airlines Center. The 21-year veteran played his first...

McDonald leads Northern Kentucky over Miami (Ohio) 72-66

Dec. 16, 2018 9:33 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 21 points and 10 rebounds and made four free throws in the final minute to help Northern Kentucky hold off Miami (Ohio) 72-66 on Sunday. McDonald's pair of free throws with 41 seconds left gave the Norse (9-3) a 68-64 lead and McDonald grabbed the rebound when...

Sue Bird enjoying time in Nuggets role, still wants to play

Dec. 16, 2018 8:59 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Sue Bird, basketball operations associate for the Denver Nuggets. The title has a nice ring to it. Sue Bird, point guard for the Seattle Storm. Now that's a title she's not quite ready to give up. Bird has spent the last month with the Nuggets, hitting the road to help out with some scouting....