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The Latest: Spurs' Popovich says he's gotten COVID vaccine

Jan. 28, 2021 11:08 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, going public with that announcement Thursday to encourage others to receive the shot when they have the opportunity. Popovich released the news on his 72nd...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) puts in a layup during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bucks, Antetokounmpo hold off Raptors 115-108

Jan. 28, 2021 2:04 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, and Donte DiVincenzo sparked a five-point sequence in the fourth quarter that helped the Milwaukee Bucks pull away for a 115-108 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. The Bucks (11-6) were leading by just three...

Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (33) dunks against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warriors beat Timberwolves 123-111 to sweep 2-game series

Jan. 28, 2021 1:52 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — James Wiseman hardly felt he had to prove something to the team that didn't draft him. The rookie center came off Golden State's bench to score a career-high 25 points, dazzling opposite No. 1 pick Anthony Edwards in a matchup of last year's top two draft selections, and the Warriors...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) lies on the court in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Grizzlies back to practicing, hope to resume season quickly

Jan. 28, 2021 1:51 AM EST

The Memphis Grizzlies finally are back on a basketball court and hoping to get back to playing games. The Grizzlies returned to practice Wednesday night after having their last five games postponed because of contact tracing within the team and the length of time they were unable to practice. They had been...

Utah State's Rollie Worster (24) shoots against UNLV's Nicquel Blake (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah State, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Worster's near triple-double helps Utah St. beat UNLV 83-74

Jan. 28, 2021 1:14 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rollie Worster had 19 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals to lead all five Utah State starters scoring in double figures and the Aggies beat UNLV 83-74 on Wednesday night. Neemias Queta, Justin Bean and Brock Miller added 13 points apiece and Marco Anthony scored 12 for...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) is fouled as he shoots by New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

Ingram, Williamson each score 32, Pelicans top Beal, Wizards

Jan. 28, 2021 1:11 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each having their highest-scoring games of the season, there was only so much Washington's Bradley Beal could do in response. Ingram and Williamson each scored 32 points and New Orleans beat the depleted Wizards 124-106 on Wednesday night....

Dallas Mavericks' James Johnson, left, and Jalen Brunson (13) defend as Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley, right, shoots in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory

Jan. 28, 2021 12:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell didn't slow down the Utah Jazz. Utah never trailed in a 116-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Jazz overwhelmed the Mavericks on both ends of the court on their way to their 10th straight victory and the NBA...

Roddy scores 27 to carry Colorado St. past Boise St. 78-56

Jan. 28, 2021 12:27 AM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — David Roddy had a career-high 27 points plus 15 rebounds as Colorado State extended its home win streak to seven games, easily beating Boise State 78-56 on Wednesday night. Isaiah Stevens had 12 points and 10 assists for Colorado State (12-3, 9-2 Mountain West Conference). He...

Baylor guard Davion Mitchell (45) shoots a three point shot over Kansas State forward Seryee Lewis (4) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Mitchell 33 for No. 2 Baylor in 107-59 rout over K-State

Jan. 28, 2021 12:18 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Davion Mitchell and No. 2 Baylor again overwhelmed Kansas State in another lopsided game. Mitchell made seven 3-pointers while scoring 31 points, besting his career high of 20 set last month against the Wildcats, and undefeated Baylor matched its second-best start in team history with a...

Wisconsin forward Micah Potter (11) goes to the basket against Maryland guard Aaron Wiggins (2) and forward Donta Scott, back, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

No. 14 Wisconsin weathers Maryland comeback in 61-55 win

Jan. 28, 2021 12:17 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin had blown most of an 18-point halftime lead against Maryland when Micah Potter delivered the counterpunch that flattened the potential comeback. Soon after the Terrapins opened the second half with a 20-5 run to cut it to 43-40, Potter converted his third three-point play...