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The Latest: 2 Madison Square Garden boxing cards called off

Mar. 12, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday they are off...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Jazz stars Mitchell, Gobert test positive; Gobert apologizes

Mar. 12, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz confirmed Thursday that he tested positive for the coronavirus, saying that he is personally dealing with the pandemic that has temporarily shut down the NBA and other major sports leagues. Later, Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert — the first NBA player to test positive, which...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) directs his team in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Ibaka helps Raptors edge Jazz 101-92

Mar. 10, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another injury was no big deal for the Toronto Raptors. Serge Ibaka and company just keep rolling along. Ibaka and Pascal Siakam each scored 27 points, and the Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 101-92 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Kyle Lowry added 21 points and seven...

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...

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after shooting a 3-point basket against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Curry scores 23 in return, but Raptors clinch playoff spot

Mar. 6, 2020 2:29 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry seemed every bit himself after a four-month layoff, save for a little long-range rust. “He looks exactly the same to me,” coach Steve Kerr said. Curry scored 23 points for Golden State in his anticipated return from a broken left hand, but the Toronto...

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, recovering from a fractured left hand, works out with Adi Vase, the Warriors' assistant performance coach, Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Santa Cruz Warriors G League facility in Santa Cruz, Calif., in preparation for his return. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)

Stephen Curry set to return for Warriors against Raptors

Mar. 5, 2020 3:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry is confident he has put his left hand through every possible test aside from actually getting into an NBA game. He will get that chance Thursday night, when the two-time MVP is set to return following a more than four-month absence with a broken left hand to play for...

Golden State Warriors Andrew Wiggins (22) looks to make a pass as Denver Nuggets Will Baton lll (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Denver (AP Photo/John Leyba)

Paschall helps Warriors rally to stun Nuggets 116-100

Mar. 4, 2020 12:30 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Eric Paschall scored nine of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, Andrew Wiggins turned in a double-double and the Golden State Warriors rallied to stun the Denver Nuggets 116-100 on Tuesday night. A 16-point underdog, the Warriors were down 77-65 with 5:08 left in the third quarter. They...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Matt York)

Raptors rally, snap three-game skid by beating Suns 123-114

Mar. 4, 2020 12:29 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 33 points, Kyle Lowry added 28 and the Toronto Raptors rallied in the second half for a 123-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak, which was tied for its longest of the season. Norman Powell added 26 points while...

Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges, left, and forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) react to a foul called on Oubre in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Suns' Oubre has surgery on knee, out at least 4 weeks

Mar. 3, 2020 8:30 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss at least four weeks. The 6-foot-7 Oubre has missed the past three games because of the injury and the Suns lost all of them. Oubre ranks third on the team with 18.7 points per...

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, center, recovers the ball between Toronto Raptors guard Matt Thomas, left, and forward Patrick McCaw in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Jokic's triple-double leads Nuggets over Raptors, 133-118

Mar. 1, 2020 10:14 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A lackluster effort in Los Angeles prompted Will Barton to challenge his Denver teammates after their worst loss of the season. The veteran's words hit home and the Nuggets responded with one of their best outings. Nikola Jokic had 23 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists for his 12th...