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Former NBA player Michael Jordan cries while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: T-Wolves' Towns donating $100K to Mayo Clinic

Mar. 15, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has announced he’ll donate $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for testing for the COVID-19 virus. The Minnesota-based medical system said it expects the money...

Pelicans-Kings game postponed out of caution for coronavirus

Mar. 11, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The last scheduled NBA game before the league planned to suspend the season because a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the new coronavirus was postponed at the last minute because one of the officials worked a game with the infected player. Officials announced that the game...

Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham (4) drives to the basket past Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) and forward Derrick Jones Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Hornets top Heat 109-98, as NBA shutdown looms

Mar. 11, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Charlotte coach James Borrego thought it would be a rallying cry of sorts for the Hornets to not let the Miami Heat clinch a playoff spot on their watch. He was apparently right. And by night’s end, that hardly seemed to matter. Devonte’ Graham scored 30 points, Caleb Martin...

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) shoots as Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Young has 31 as Hawks outlast Hornets 143-138 in double-OT

Mar. 9, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — De'Andre Hunter broke a tie by sinking three free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining in the second overtime, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 143-138 on Monday night following a controversial finish to the first extra period. Trae Young had 31 points and 16 assists for...

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol, left, tries to drive around Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Siakam, Lowry come up big to lead Raptors past Kings 118-113

Mar. 9, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Raptors coach Nick Nurse made a risky call to keep Kyle Lowry in the game after the Toronto guard picked up his fifth foul 13 seconds into the fourth quarter. Nurse's decision to get the ball to Pascal Siakam late was equally critical, a move that paid off well for the defending...

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) attempts to drive around Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Augustin scores 24 as Magic rout slumping Rockets 126-106

Mar. 8, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 24 points off the bench, Aaron Gordon added 19 and the Orlando Magic got a 126-106 win over slumping Houston on Sunday night to hand the Rockets their fourth straight loss. “We didn't worry about what the Rockets were doing," Augustin said. “We just wanted...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' James Johnson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Holiday has 37 points help Pelicans top Timberwolves 120-107

Mar. 8, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have perked up since the debut of Zion Williamson. The presence of Jrue Holiday, though, can't be discounted in their improvement. Holiday just missed his second triple-double against Minnesota in less than a week, putting up a season-high 37 points and adding...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden sits on the court after being fouled during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Terry Rozier scores 24 points, Hornets beat Rockets 108-99

Mar. 7, 2020 8:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets entered a four-game homestand to open the week on a two-game winning streak that included a road victory at the defending NBA champion Toronto. After losses to Milwaukee, San Antonio and Denver, a meeting with the Houston Rockets didn't seem a recipe for...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) dribbles as Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Ingram ovecomes shooting woes, helps Pelicans beat Heat

Mar. 7, 2020 12:17 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram overcame a poor shooting performance that included missing 15 of his first 17 shots by scoring five points in the final 62 seconds to help the New Orleans Pelicans hold off the Miami Heat 110-104 on Friday night. Mired in perhaps the worst shooting night of his career,...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, drives into Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Jamal Murray hits late jumper to lift Nuggets past Hornets

Mar. 5, 2020 10:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray took to Twitter after a 16-point loss to Golden State on Tuesday night, vowing to be better. “Put that game on me...,” Murray tweeted. “I gotta be better on both ends. Nuggets fans, we’ll be alright!!” And they...