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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket against San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Spurs won 121-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zion Williamson's exceptional debut provides Pelicans hope

Jan. 23, 2020 4:10 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans' pro sports lore — even if the final score won't. For the Pelicans, a narrow loss to a well-coached, savvy San Antonio Spurs team carried far less...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after making a 3-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Spurs won 121-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Williamson's 22 in debut not enough for Pelicans vs. Spurs

Jan. 23, 2020 2:07 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson scored the final point of his first NBA regular season game as a packed and standing crowd belted out chants of “M-V-P!” Then the NBA's No. 1 overall draft pick went to the bench — as mandated by medical staff — and watched the game slip away...

Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway, right, and guard Kent Bazemore chase the loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Rose, Jackson lead Pistons to 127-106 rout of reeling Kings

Jan. 23, 2020 1:37 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — One Detroit point guard has been carrying the scoring load. Another joined him Wednesday night, with his back now healthy enough to pitch in. Derrick Rose scored 22 points and Reggie Jackson also had 22 in his return to lineup as the Pistons beat Sacramento 127-106 to hand the Kings their...

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, reaches for a rebound past Golden State Warriors' Willie Cauley-Stein (2) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rudy Gobert does it all as Jazz rout young Warriors, 129-96

Jan. 23, 2020 12:52 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Utah Jazz thrive on making that one extra pass to pile up assists, even if it means they run right up against the shot clock on many possessions. It sure helps to have the steady hand of Rudy Gobert in the post to finish. Gobert had 22 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots,...

Alabama guard John Petty Jr. (23) shoots against Vanderbilt forward Dylan Disu (1) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama won 77-62. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Petty scores 23 as Tide rolls over Vanderbilt 77-62

Jan. 23, 2020 12:36 AM EST

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — When John Petty Jr. gets his shot going, he’s almost impossible to stop. Wednesday was one of those nights as the junior guard scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Crimson Tide to a 77-62 win at Vanderbilt. “He just catches...

Minnesota Wild's Jordan Greenway, left, checks Detroit Red Wings' Robby Fabbri in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Staal, Zuccarello lead Wild past Red Wings 4-2

Jan. 23, 2020 12:25 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With their chances of a playoff appearance slipping by the day, the Minnesota Wild returned home for a stretch of games before the All-Star break knowing there was little room for error. They have taken advantage of the homestand and head into the break believing they are ready to...

Winnipeg Jets' Laurent Brossoit, left, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Bjorkstrand leads Blue Jackets past Jets for 6th straight

Jan. 23, 2020 12:11 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets roll into their long winter break after six weeks of solid play and a season-high six-game win streak. Columbus went back and forth with the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night before Oliver Bjorkstrand's second goal of the game with 5:38 left gave the Blue...

Providence's Kalif Young (13) and A.J. Reeves (10) react as Seton Hall's Romaro Gill (35) dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

No. 10 Seton Hall wins 9th in a row, edging Providence 73-64

Jan. 22, 2020 11:57 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — There is more to No. 10 Seton Hall than Myles Powell — a lot more. Romaro Gill had 17 points, eight blocks and six rebound in making up for a rare sub-par game by Powell and the Pirates outlasted Providence 73-64 on Wednesday night for their ninth straight victory. Seton Hall...

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) passes the ball as Denver Nuggets' Malik Beasley (25) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Houston. The Rockets won 121-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Westbrook, Harden lead Rockets past Nuggets, 121-105

Jan. 22, 2020 11:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston saw what potential it could achieve when Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Eric Gordon play well on the same night. Westbrook had 28 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists, Harden added 27 points and the Rockets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 121-105 victory over the...

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) reacts after hitting a three-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

VanVleet scores 22 as Raptors top 76ers for 5th straight win

Jan. 22, 2020 11:16 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Already without star center Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers couldn’t overcome losing another starter to injury. Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 22 and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed 76ers 107-95 on Wednesday night, extending their...