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Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky warms up wearing a shirt that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., before an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Analysis: In tough NBA times, games not the top priority

Jan. 19, 2021 2:45 AM EST

The foremost priority in the NBA right now is health, keeping everyone in the league and around the game as safe as possible while playing as the coronavirus pandemic still rages. The next priority for players: shining light on issues where they feel true equality doesn’t exist. Basketball is a clear...

FILE - Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in Washington, in this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo. Villanova coach Jay Wright was set to return to practice Tuesday following his bout with COVID-19. Those plans are on hold after two players tested positive Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and the Wildcats were forced to postpone their next three games. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

No. 3 Villanova gets back on the floor after COVID-19 pauses

Jan. 19, 2021 2:43 AM EST

Welcome back to the floor, Villanova. The third-ranked Wildcats have not played a game since Dec. 23 because of positive COVID-19 tests that ensnared coach Jay Wright and several other Tier 1 program members. But after having six games postponed following its win over Marquette, Villanova is set to play twice...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, top, goes up for a basket as Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Warriors rally from 14 down in 4th, beat Lakers 115-113

Jan. 19, 2021 2:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are starting to make a habit of fourth-quarter rallies against teams from Los Angeles. Curry scored 26 points on Monday night as the Warriors rallied from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-113. “We...

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) shoots a three-point basket past Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Butler scores 30, unbeaten No. 2 Baylor tops No. 9 Kansas

Jan. 19, 2021 12:38 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler hit a 3-pointer on the first shot of the game and No. 2 Baylor jumped out to a big lead. The standout guard kept scoring points — and making plays when No. 9 Kansas tried to get close late. Butler had a season-high 30 points and eight assists as the Bears remained...

Defense shines as UNLV beats New Mexico 53-46

Jan. 19, 2021 12:15 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryce Hamilton recorded 14 points as UNLV topped New Mexico 53-46 on Monday night. Nicquel Blake added 10 points and Cheikh Mbacke Diong had 10 rebounds for UNLV (4-6, 2-2 Mountain West Conference), which forced a season-high 20 turnovers. Saquan Singleton had 11 points, six rebounds and...

Mack leads Prairie View past Grambling St. 59-50

Jan. 19, 2021 12:01 AM EST

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Cam Mack had 15 points and six assists as Prairie View defeated Grambling State 59-50 on Monday night. Jawaun Daniels had 11 points and nine rebounds for Prairie View (3-4, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). DeWayne Cox added nine rebounds and Jerroda Briscoe had four blocks....

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (0) blocks the ball against Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo (7) and forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Bulls beat Rockets 125-120; Oladipo solid in Houston debut

Jan. 18, 2021 11:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 33 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a strong effort by Victor Oladipo in his Houston debut, beating the Rockets 125-120 on Monday night. LaVine led seven Bulls players in double figures and added seven assists. He scored nine points in the closing minutes of the...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Harden, Durant star as Nets edge Bucks 125-123

Jan. 18, 2021 11:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden missed a jumper with a chance for the lead, tracked down the rebound and fired it out to a wide-open Kevin Durant. Plays like that are why the Brooklyn Nets will be such tough opponents after reuniting the multi-time scoring champions. Even when teams stop one superstar,...

DuSell scores 19 to carry Wyoming past Air Force 77-58

Jan. 18, 2021 11:37 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Xavier DuSell had 19 points off the bench to carry Wyoming to a 77-58 win over Air Force on Monday night. Kenny Foster had 13 points for Wyoming (8-5, 2-4 Mountain West Conference), which snapped its four-game losing streak. Drake Jeffries added 12 points, and Hunter...

Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) drives top the basket over Detroit Pistons guard Svi Mykhailiuk (19) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Heat rally from 19 down, top Pistons 113-107 to end slide

Jan. 18, 2021 11:32 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat eventually showed up to a game already behind schedule. Bam Adebayo had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the short-handed Heat got their biggest comeback win of the season, rallying from 19 down to beat the Detroit Pistons 113-107 on Monday night to snap a three-game slide....