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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, right, meets with Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) after an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Middleton leads Bucks past pesky Wizards 137-134 in OT

Feb. 25, 2020 8:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Khris Middleton suddenly went cold down the stretch against the Washington Wizards. Fortunately for the Milwaukee Bucks, he kept shooting. With Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out, Middleton bounced back from five straight misses and scored Milwaukee's final nine points and the Bucks beat...

Minnesota Timberwolves' Jordan McLaughlin (6) drives the ball around Los Angeles Clippers' Landry Shamet in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

McLaughlin, Beasley, new-look Wolves rout Clippers 142-115

Feb. 8, 2020 11:50 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Even without D'Angelo Russell, the new era of the Minnesota Timberwolves is off to a flying start. Malik Beasley made his Minnesota debut with his first career double-double, Jordan McLaughlin scored a career-high 24 points, and the new-look Timberwolves snapped a 13-game losing streak...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) goes to the basket next to Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein (33), guard Tim Hardaway Jr., center, and guard Jalen Brunson (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Beal's last-second layup helps Wizards beat Mavericks

Feb. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal's last-second layup handed the Dallas Mavericks another loss without Luka Doncic. They felt as though things slipped away well before that. Beal made a layup with 0.2 seconds left to finish with 29 points and give the Washington Wizards a 119-118 victory Friday night over...

Nuggets trade for McRae, send Napier to Wizards

Feb. 6, 2020 11:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have picked up guard Jordan McRae in a trade with Washington that became official Thursday night. In exchange, the Nuggets sent recently acquired guard Shabazz Napier to the Wizards. McRae averaged 12.9 points and 2.8 assists in 29 games for the Wizards this season. The...

Golden State Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell (0) drives next to Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Hectic end to the NBA's trade window, but some teams sat out

Feb. 6, 2020 8:46 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Most of the top NBA playoff contenders stayed out of the down-to-the-wire frenzy at the trade deadline. Miami and the Los Angeles Clippers beefed up instead. And a slew of other teams — including the Golden State Warriors — made moves with short-term finances and long-term...

Atlanta Hawks' John Collins, center left, goes up for a shot as Minnesota Timberwolves' Josh Okogie of Nigeria defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Hawks won 127-120. Collins scored 27 points and had 12 rebounds. Okogie scored 23 points for the Timberwolves. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Hawks beat Wolves 127-120 as teams brace for roster shifts

Feb. 6, 2020 1:07 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a dizzying 24 hours, the Atlanta Hawks gave Clint Capela and the rest of their new teammates a glimpse of their young core’s potential. The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, struggled to find energy in their 13th straight loss, with their best defensive player, Robert...

Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) and Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) battle for a loose ball in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jokic leads short-handed Nuggets past Jazz 98-95

Feb. 6, 2020 12:52 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Denver Nuggets had seven healthy players to face the Utah Jazz and believed they had nothing to lose. Thanks to a noteworthy performance by Nikola Jokic, the tired Nuggets overcame significant obstacles and recorded an improbable 98-95 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday...

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington, right, checks the scoreboard in the final seconds of overtime against the Sacramento Kings as Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, left, and Timberwolves center Naz Reid, center look on during an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Kings won 133-129 in overtime. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Covington to Rockets, Capela to Hawks in 4-team trade

Feb. 6, 2020 12:13 AM EST

Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is headed to the Atlanta Hawks as the headline moves in a complicated four-team trade that was approved by the NBA late Wednesday night. All told, it included 12 players and three draft picks. The Rockets got Covington and Jordan Bell from...

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, left, drives to the basket against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kelan Martin, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The Kings won 113-109. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Fox scores 31, Kings send Timberwolves to 12th straight loss

Feb. 4, 2020 2:23 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic feels a lot more comfortable in Sacramento's starting lineup than he did coming off the bench. Kings coach Luke Walton is certainly happy with the results, although he would prefer Bogdanovic get a little more greedy with his shooting. Bogdanovic scored 23 points...

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins sets the ball down in tribute to NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant in their first position against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The result was a violation and a loss of position then the Sacramento Kings did the same. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Hield rallies Kings to 133-129 OT win over Timberwolves

Jan. 28, 2020 12:21 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On a night full of tributes to Kobe Bryant, Buddy Hield's stole the show. Channeling the memories of his childhood hero, Hield poured in a career-high 42 points to rally the Sacramento Kings from a 27-point deficit to a 133-129 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday...