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Cavs rookie Dylan Windler has setback with leg injury

Dec. 13, 2019 7:55 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers rookie Dylan Windler has had a setback with a leg injury that has delayed his NBA debut. The No. 26 overall pick in this year's draft, Windler has yet to play for Cleveland after suffering a stress reaction in his lower left leg during workouts just prior to training camp. He...

Huskers' Green to sit out indefinitely for rules violation

Dec. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska guard Jervay Green has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, coach Fred Hoiberg announced Friday. Green started the Cornhuskers' first nine games and is averaging 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Nebraska opened Big Ten play at Indiana on Friday night and...

Memphis, Vols face off again with rivalry's future uncertain

Dec. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The future of the Memphis-Tennessee men’s basketball series faces uncertainty as the in-state rivals prepare to face off in a Top 25 showdown. Saturday’s matchup between the 13th-ranked Tigers and 19th-ranked Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena is the second meeting in...

NBA hosts prison pickup games in social justice effort

Dec. 13, 2019 4:19 PM EST

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — The NBA is sending players and coaches into prisons to host pickup games with inmates as part of a new effort designed to lessen the stigmas around those behind bars. The Sacramento Kings kicked off the first in a nationwide series of contests this week at Folsom State Prison, made...

Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery

Dec. 13, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA Commissioner David Stern had emergency surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage while having lunch not far from league headquarters. The league had no update on his condition Friday. The 77-year-old Stern underwent the operation at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital after he was...

Jokic, Grant lead Nuggets to 114-99 win over Trail Blazers

Dec. 13, 2019 2:59 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — With his team well ahead in the final seconds, Nikola Jokic heaved a shot from the top of the key that swished through the net for a 3-pointer. It was that kind of night for the Denver Nuggets. Jokic and Jerami Grant scored 20 points apiece and Denver overcame a career-high 33 by Hassan...

Love, Cavs rally by Spurs 117-109 in OT to snap 8-game skid

Dec. 13, 2019 12:34 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Cleveland veteran Kevin Love has struggled to find a bright spot during a gloomy season for the Cavaliers, so he created his own. Love hit a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and finished with 30 points and 17 rebounds as the Cavs rallied past the San Antonio Spurs...

Doncic's triple-double lifts Mavs past Pistons in Mexico

Dec. 13, 2019 12:13 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic’s Spanish was flawless. His game was pretty good, too. Doncic scored 41 points and posted his eighth triple-double of the season, Seth Curry added a season-high 30 points off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Detroit Pistons 122-111 on Thursday night in the...

Portland State cruises to 101-48 win over Portland Bible

Dec. 13, 2019 12:03 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ian Burke made five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points — both career highs — and Portland State beat Portland Bible 101-48 on Thursday night. Freshman Ryan Greely had a season-high 17 points, Matt Hauser scored 14, and Lamar Hamrick and Markus Golder each added 10...

Embiid has 38 points, 13 boards, Sixers beat Celtics 115-109

Dec. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid answered the criticism from a couple of Hall of Famers in the most productive way possible. After Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley said Embiid wasn't playing up to his potential, the 76ers center conceded that they were probably right. Then he produced one of his best games...