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Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, right, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Clarkson helps Jazz to 5th straight, beat Nuggets 109-105

Jan. 17, 2021 11:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The game had a certain intensity — not necessarily playoff intensity, Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic cautioned, but definitely a tension. They always do when these two fierce Northwest Division rivals take the court. Reserve Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points, Donovan Mitchell added 18 and...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, moves around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

LeBron James scores 26 points, Lakers roll past Thunder

Jan. 13, 2021 11:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-99 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record seventh straight road victory to start the season. “We just have a bunker mentality on the road — just us," James said. "But...

Porzingis set to return from knee injury vs. Hornets

Jan. 13, 2021 5:50 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis is set to return for the Dallas Mavericks. The 7-foot-3 Latvian center will start Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets for the first time since having surgery last October to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said...

FILE - New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, right, defends against Minnesota Timberwolves' Michael Beasley in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis, in this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, file photo. Beasley and Lin  are two of the former NBA players who have signed with the G League this season, with games to be played inside a bubble at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Back to the bubble: G League season will be played at Disney

Jan. 8, 2021 2:47 PM EST

The G League will crown its 2021 champion in a bubble, just as the NBA did last season. Plans were announced Friday for the G League season, which will be condensed and played at the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Teams have been given a preliminary plan calling for games to begin around...

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts after his team turns the ball over during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. Duke won 75-65. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

The Latest: Duke-Florida State basketball game postponed

Jan. 1, 2021 11:54 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Hours after No. 20 Duke said coach Mike Krzyzewski would sit out Saturday against No. 18 Florida State on Saturday after coming into close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. the game was postponed because of...

FILE - In this Monday, March 24, 2008 file photo, Donnie Walsh, President and CEO of the Indiana Pacers, announces he will be leaving the team at a press conference held in Indianapolis. Longtime Indiana Pacers executive Donnie Walsh, the architect of the franchise's turnaround, announced Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 he is retiring.(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Longtime Pacers executive Donnie Walsh announces retirement

Dec. 30, 2020 5:43 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Indiana Pacers executive Donnie Walsh, the architect of the franchise's turnaround, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 79-year-old Walsh first told The Indianapolis Star of his intention to retire. “Over my 30-year relationship with Donnie, I have been amazed to...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1988, file photo, former Boston Celtics teammates Bill Russell, Sacramento Kings coach, left, and K.C. Jones, Celtics coach, meet before the start of the Kings-Celtics NBA basketball game at the Boston Garden in Boston. Basketball Hall of Famer K.C. Jones, who won eight NBA championships as a Celtics player in the 1960s and two more as the coach of the Bostons team that took the titles in 1984 and '86, has died. He was 88. (AP Photo/Mike Kullen, File)

Boston Celtics Hall of Famer K.C. Jones dies at 88

Dec. 25, 2020 5:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer K.C. Jones, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champion who won eight straight NBA titles during the Celtics' Bill Russell era and then coached the Boston teams with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish to two more championships in the 1980s, has died....

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

George scores 33, Clippers beat Lakers 116-109 on ring night

Dec. 23, 2020 1:53 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Los Angeles Lakers got their championship rings, the Los Angeles Clippers gave a performance that showed this retooled team is determined to contend for its own jewelry several months from now. Paul George scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half, Kawhi Leonard added 26...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after receiving his NBA championship ring before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Lakers get championship rings with empty arena, full hearts

Dec. 22, 2020 10:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers received their NBA championship rings Tuesday night in an empty arena that still felt filled with warmth from their families, friends and millions of fans worldwide. And while they put the blindingly brilliant jewelry on their fingers, the Lakers promised to hold a...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) calls a play against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Welcome back, NBA: Here's 10 things to know about the season

Dec. 22, 2020 2:21 AM EST

And ... it’s back. The NBA’s new season starts Tuesday with a pair of games; Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets welcoming Durant’s former team in Golden State, while the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers open with the Los Angeles Clippers in the renewal of rivals who share a building. For...