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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, David Stern, a member of the 2014 class of inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame, listens to a question during a news conference in Springfield, Mass. A tribute to late NBA Commissioner Stern is to be held at New York's Radio City on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Stern's life, career to be celebrated at memorial service

Jan. 21, 2020 9:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern's life and career will be celebrated Tuesday at a memorial service, three weeks after the former NBA commissioner's death. Friends, family and colleagues from around the basketball world will gather for the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, just a couple blocks from Stern's...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) practices before an NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Clippers in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Williamson is expected to return to play Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

As wait for Zion ends, 76ers' Brown recalls challenges await

Jan. 21, 2020 3:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson is set to make his NBA debut, which will bring plenty of excitement to New Orleans. It will also bring some challenges to coach Alvin Gentry. That's what Philadelphia coach Brett Brown learned from his experiences when the wait for a franchise star was finally over....

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Lillard scores 61 and Blazers beat Warriors 129-124 in OT

Jan. 21, 2020 2:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After setting a Portland record with 61 points, Damian Lillard knew exactly who held the old mark. He did. Lillard topped his own franchise scoring high Monday night in the Trail Blazers' 129-124 overtime victory against the Golden State Warriors. He also established a team best with...

San Diego State forward Yanni Wetzell (5) celebrates after scoring during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nevada Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

San Diego State lone unbeaten as No. 4 Aztecs press on

Jan. 21, 2020 2:38 AM EST

San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher knew that the fourth- and fifth-ranked teams in the Top 25 lost twice last week, but he evidently forgot that the same fate befell then-No. 3 Duke in a brutal week for the nation's top team teams. That's why he doesn't put much stock into climbing to No. 4 in this week's poll....

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) drives around Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (9) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Mitchell, Gobert help Jazz dominate Pacers in 118-88 victory

Jan. 21, 2020 1:40 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When the Utah Jazz find a rhythm around the basket, few teams can do anything to stop them from dominating on both ends of the court. That certainly was the case during a 118-88 victory Monday night over the Indiana Pacers. For the bulk of 48 minutes, Utah attacked the rim with...

San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Spurs cough up big lead, recover for 120-118 win over Suns

Jan. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Bryn Forbes lived a shooter's dream during the first half on Monday night, making seven 3-pointers as the San Antonio Spurs built a big early lead. The second half wasn't nearly as fun. But Forbes made one more from long distance and it was huge for the Spurs, who coughed up a 20-point...

Armstrong leads Texas Southern over Grambling 68-61

Jan. 21, 2020 12:59 AM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Tyrik Armstrong scored 17 points, Bryson Etienne added 13 and made four assists and Texas Southern beat Grambling 68-61 on Monday night to win its third straight. Justin Hopkins scored nine points and Chris Baldwin grabbed eight rebounds for Texas Southern (7-11, 4-1 Southwestern...

Oklahoma forward Jalen Hill (1) Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) and Oklahoma forward Kristian Doolittle (21) reach for the loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP photo/ Jerry Larson)

Baylor up to No. 1, beats Oklahoma 61-57 for 15th win in row

Jan. 21, 2020 12:37 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Freddie Gillespie and the Baylor Bears can now say they have been No. 1 during the season. “Outside of that, guys have bigger goals," Gillespie said. “That's nice, thank God for it, but now just move forward.” MaCio Teague had 16 points, fellow transfer Davion...

Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is fouled by Denver Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Porter helps Nuggets overtake struggling T-wolves 107-100

Jan. 21, 2020 12:07 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hit hard recently by injuries, the Denver Nuggets have managed to remain on track in the top-heavy Western Conference race. Michael Porter Jr. has been one of the main reasons. Porter posted his second double-double in three games with 20 points and 14 rebounds, helping the short-handed...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James puts on a warm-up shirt as he goes to the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

James heads to Springfield to see son before playing Celtics

Jan. 21, 2020 12:06 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lakers star LeBron James took in his son's high school game in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon before returning to Boston to face the Celtics. “It's truly a blessing, and I didn't mind going down to Springfield to check the game out,” James said after the...