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Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Anunoby's hot hand helps short-handed Raptors beat Pacers

Jan. 24, 2021 4:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto coach Nick Nurse knew needed somebody to replace the scoring void left by two missing All-Stars. OG Anunoby delivered with jab after jab Sunday. He scored a season-high 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds, defended well and made three of four free throws in the final minute to...

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Heat to use COVID-19-sniffing dogs to screen fans at games

Jan. 24, 2021 1:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for some...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the basket as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz rout Warriors for 8th straight; Curry now 2nd in 3s

Jan. 24, 2021 1:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Utah Jazz routed the Golden State Warriors 127-108 on Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. Stephen Curry made five 3-pointers for the Warriors to give him 2,562 in his career — passing Reggie...

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray shoots over Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Jokic, Murray push Nuggets to 120-112 win over Suns in 2 OTs

Jan. 24, 2021 1:03 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — There was extra basketball played in Phoenix for a second straight night and it was all Jamal Murray's fault. The fifth-year Nuggets guard has done some of the finest work in his NBA career against the Suns and the good times lasted deep into Saturday evening largely because of his clutch...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Davis scores season-high 37 as Lakers beat Bulls 101-90

Jan. 24, 2021 12:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis missed seeing his family members in the stands. They would have witnessed quite a performance had they been allowed in the arena. Davis dominated with a season-high 37 points against his hometown team, LeBron James added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Lakers beat the Chicago...

Miami Heat's Gabe Vincent (2) defends against Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Durant, Irving help Nets hold off Adebayo, Heat 128-124

Jan. 24, 2021 12:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's three superstars were just enough to overcome Bam Adebayo's brilliant individual effort. Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving took over late and had 28 and the Nets overcame Adebayo's career-high 41 points to beat the Miami Heat 128-124 on Saturday night. James Harden...

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) is defended by Dallas Mavericks' Boban Marjanovic (51) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Gordon, Cousins help Rockets cruise past Mavericks, 133-108

Jan. 23, 2021 11:55 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Eric Gordon scored a season-high 33 points, DeMarcus Cousins had his best game for Houston with 28 points and 17 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-108 on Saturday night. John Wall had seven points and eight assists after missing five straight games with right knee...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) grimaces after Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) ran into him while chasing guard Ben Simmons (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Embiid hits late free throws, 76ers beat Pistons 114-110

Jan. 23, 2021 11:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers seal a 114-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Ben Simmons added 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers, and he made a couple big free...

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jarred Vanderbilt (8) defends against New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Balanced attack leads Timberwolves past Pelicans 120-110

Jan. 23, 2021 11:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Naz Reid scored 20 points to lead a balanced offensive effort and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Pelicans 120-110 on Saturday night. Anthony Edwards scored 18 points and Jared Vanderbilt set career highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota, which snapped a...

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives between Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray and Monte Morris (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

All-Star Booker out against Nuggets with hamstring injury

Jan. 23, 2021 7:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker sat out Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets because of a left hamstring injury he suffered in overtime Friday night. Booker was hurt with about two minutes left in overtime when he landed awkwardly while going for a rebound. He slowly walked to...