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Celtics overcome Doncic's triple-double to beat Mavericks 138-110 for 10th straight win

Mar. 01, 2024 22:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum made five 3-pointers and scored 32 points and the Boston Celtics overcame Luka Doncic's second straight triple-double to beat the Dallas Mavericks 138-110 on Friday night and extend their season-best winning streak to 10 games. Jaylen Brown added 25...

At Duke, basketball provides the perfect backdrop to salute 'kid captains' facing medical battles

Mar. 01, 2024 12:54 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The action had stopped in Duke’s rowdy Cameron Indoor Stadium for a timeout. For 10-year-old Samantha DiMartino, the most exciting part of the night had arrived. She smiled while walking to midcourt alongside Marcelle Scheyer, wife of Blue Devils coach Jon...

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference continues to make strides in data acceptance

Mar. 01, 2024 11:01 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jessica Gelman sharpened her basketball skills in pickup games at YMCAs growing up in suburban Chicago, rocking her black sneakers just like Michael Jordan and the rest of the Bulls. Sure, the future co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference wanted to play like...

Illinois AP names Class 3A-4A All-State girls’ basketball teams

Mar. 01, 2024 08:12 AM EST

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Here are the Illinois Media Class 3A-4A All-State girls’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of newspaper writers/editors, TV/radio broadcasters, and internet-site operators. All media members covering high school basketball in the state were eligible to...

Porter scores 30 points, Nuggets hold off Heat's 4th-quarter rally in 103-97 victory

Mar. 01, 2024 02:50 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. had 30 points to help pick up the scoring load after Jamal Murray left because of a sprained ankle, and the Denver Nuggets staved off Miami's fourth-quarter rally to beat the Heat 103-97 on Thursday night. Porter was 12 of 23 from the floor,...

No. 19 Washington State rallies from 12-point deficit to top Southern California 75-72

Mar. 01, 2024 02:03 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Isaiah Watts and Andrej Jakimovski scored 18 points each and Myles Rice added 16 to help No. 19 Washington State rally past Southern California 75-72 on Thursday night. The Cougars (22-7, 13-5 Pac-12) trailed by 12 points late in the first half and didn’t...

Cameron Brink's 23 rebounds, 25 points power No. 4 Stanford past No. 11 Oregon State 67-63

Mar. 01, 2024 00:55 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Cameron Brink had a career-high 23 rebounds and 25 points as No 4 Stanford claimed the Pac-12 regular-season title with a 67-63 victory over No. 11 Oregon State on Thursday night. Brink, a 6-foot-4 senior forward who leads the nation in blocked shots, was 11...

Wembanyama, Spurs beat Thunder 132-118 to snap 5-game skid

Mar. 01, 2024 00:06 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama punctuated snapping a five-game skid by shouting an explicative into a live house microphone to let Spurs fans know how much he missed playing in front of them. “I think just let him be him,” San Antonio point...

Angel Reese has 17 points, 15 rebounds as No. 9 LSU overwhelms Georgia, 80-54

Feb. 29, 2024 23:45 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Angel Reese added another double-double to her season-long list with 17 points and 15 rebounds and No. 9 Louisiana State beat Georgia 80-54 on Thursday night for its seventh straight win. LSU (25-4, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) was dominant in the matchup of the...

Padilla hits big 3s, No. 7 USC outlasts Arizona 95-93 in double overtime

Feb. 29, 2024 23:39 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Seventh-ranked Southern California lost its star player, but not its composure. Kayla Padilla hit a tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation, made another key 3 in the second overtime and No. 7 Southern California rallied after freshman JuJu Watkins...