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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...

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...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) passes between Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25), center Deandre Ayton (22) and forward Jae Crowder (99) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Thunder rally for 102-97 win over Suns, ruining Paul's night

Jan. 28, 2021 12:03 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul reminded the Oklahoma City Thunder what they were missing after trading him during the offseason. Then the Thunder turned around and reminded the Phoenix Suns and Paul why they're a team that appears on the rise. Al Horford had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander...

San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) scores past Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

DeRozan helps Spurs hold on to beat Celtics, 110-106

Jan. 27, 2021 11:41 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Keldon Johnson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Boston Celtics 110-106 on Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points, Dejounte Murray had 11 points and 11 rebounds and San Antonio won its second straight...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Dwight Howard (39), Matisse Thybulle (22), Shake Milton (18) and Furkan Korkmaz (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Harris shot in final seconds leads 76ers past Lakers 107-106

Jan. 27, 2021 11:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid tried to dunk on LeBron James and instead his back slammed on the court. James’ push of the 76ers big man got him hit with a flagrant 1 and Embiid cried foul. He wanted the King tossed. “That’s a very dangerous play,” Embiid said. “I...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) shoots next to Atlanta Hawks' Solomon Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Durant's 32 points lead Nets past Young, Hawks 132-128 in OT

Jan. 27, 2021 11:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points and James Harden had 31 to lead a productive effort for Brooklyn's big three scorers, and the Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 132-128 in overtime on Wednesday night. Harden added 15 assists and eight rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for Brooklyn. Harden,...

Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, left, talks to guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rested Kings get 29 points from Hield, defeat Magic 121-107

Jan. 27, 2021 10:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield mixed up his game beautifully on Wednesday night, calmly hitting spot-up 3-pointers, sinking midrange jumpers and dishing the ball when the Orlando Magic blitzed him with double teams. Kings’ coach Luke Walton insisted that it was just the kind...