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New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) handles the ball against Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith (14) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Holiday scores 28; Pelicans top Wizards without Williamson

Aug. 7, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 28 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Washington Wizards 118-107 without star rookie Zion Williamson on Friday night, improving their chances of earning a Western Conference playoff spot. Williamson, the top pick in the 2019 NBA draft,...

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards guard Jerome Robinson (12) in the first half an NBA basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Friday, July 31, 2020. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Booker scores 27 points, Suns beat Wizards 125-112 in return

Jul. 31, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 27 points, Deandre Ayton added 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns beat the Washington Wizards 125-112 on Friday in their first game of the restart. Booker made all nine of his free throws and Phoenix hit 30 of 32 from the line. The Suns pulled...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal drives during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Washington. The Wizards won’t have Beal, John Wall or Davis Bertans when the NBA returns amid the coronavirus pandemic. When the league stopped play in March because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Wizards were 24-40 and ninth in the Eastern Conference.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

No Beal, Wall or Bertans for long-shot Wizards in NBA return

Jul. 23, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

The Washington Wizards won’t have Bradley Beal, John Wall or Davis Bertans when the NBA returns amid the coronavirus pandemic -- and so the assumption is they won’t have much chance of making the playoffs, either. And even if general manager Tommy Sheppard made clear back in September he was more...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is closed in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Splash Mountain ride at Disney parks in California and Florida is being recast. Disney officials said the ride would no longer be tied to the 1946 movie,

The NBA is coming back, and here's 10 things to know

Jun. 27, 2020 2:47 AM EDT

The deals are done. The NBA is coming back. The season will resume on July 30 at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida. Here are 10 things to know about the restarted season: THE RACE FOR 8 There are six teams in the race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference — Memphis, Portland, New...