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Bulls outlast Wolves in OT; Devin Booker replaces Anthony Davis in...

ZACH LAVINE scored 35 points on 14-for-21 shooting, and the Chicago Bulls held on for a 133-126 overtime (OT) win against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

76ers snap Raptors’ 4-game streak

TOBIAS Harris had 12 his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Philadelphia 76ers held on to defeat the Toronto Raptors 109-102 Tuesday night at Tampa.

Wizards take down Lakers in overtime for 5th straight win

BRADLEY Beal scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook added 32 on Monday as the visiting Washington Wizards rallied for a 127-124 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers for their first five-game winning streak in three years.

Brooklyn Nets topple Los Angeles Clippers to end perfect West Coast...

JAMES Harden had 37 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Brooklyn Nets won their sixth consecutive contest with a 112-108 victory over the host Los Angeles (LA) Clippers on Sunday.

Utah Jazz cruise past LA Clippers, run win streak to nine

DONOVAN Mitchell had 24 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals, and the Utah Jazz captured their ninth consecutive victory, a 114-96 decision over the host Los Angeles (LA) Clippers on Wednesday.

LeBron James leads LA Lakers past Minnesota Timberwolves

LEBRON James totaled 30 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Los Angeles (LA) Lakers to a 112-104 road victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

Clarkson, Utah Jazz take down Philadelphia for eighth straight win

JORDAN Clarkson helped the Utah Jazz overcome big nights by Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris while leading the NBA’s hottest team to a 134-123 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Salt Lake City on Monday night.

Nikola Jokić triple-double helps Denver Nuggets past LA Lakers

NIKOLA Jokić had 23 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, Jamal Murray scored 25, and the host Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles (LA) Lakers (122-105) on Sunday night.

Jimmy Butler helps Miami Heat knock off New York Knicks

JIMMY Butler scored eight points in the fourth quarter and hit the tie-breaking jumper with 4:18 left Sunday afternoon as the visiting Miami Heat held off the New York Knicks in a 109-103 win.

Brooklyn Nets barely beat LA Clippers, 124-120

KYRIE Irving scored a season-high 39 points, but the Brooklyn Nets nearly collapsed again down the stretch before outlasting the Los Angeles (LA) Clippers 124-120 on Tuesday night in New York.

LeBron James, LA Lakers stifle Atlanta Hawks late for 107-99 win

LEBRON James scored 21 points, including the final nine points of the game for the Lakers, and made a crucial defensive play to help visiting Los Angeles (LA) hold off the Atlanta Hawks 107-99 on Monday.

Russell Westbrook lifts Washington Wizards to wild win over Brooklyn Nets,...

RUSSELL Westbrook hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds remaining as the host Washington Wizards posted an unlikely 149-146 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.

Jordan Clarkson nets season-high 31 to lead Jazz to 10th win...

RUDY Gobert amassed 29 points, 20 rebounds, three blocks and three steals, and Jordan Clarkson scored 31 points as the Utah Jazz cruised past the Dallas Mavericks 116-104 Wednesday in Salt Lake City for their 10th consecutive win.

Royce O’Neale gives Jazz a boost in win over Knicks

ROYCE O’Neale scored a career-high 20 points and Rudy Gobert dominated the interior as the Utah Jazz defeated the New York Knicks 108-94 on Tuesday in Salt Lake City for their ninth straight victory.

Clippers down Thunder for seventh win in a row

KAWHI Leonard had 34 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Los Angeles (LA) Clippers earned their seventh victory in a row with a 108-100 win over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

Curry adds three-point milestone, but Warriors fall to Jazz, 127-108

STEPH Curry moved up to No. 2 on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers list, but that was about the only thing that went the Golden State Warriors’ way Saturday night in a 127-108 blowout loss against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.

Sexton, Cavs’ OT win spoils debut of Nets’ Big Three

COLLIN Sexton hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 1.2 second left in the first overtime (OT) and scored 15 of his career-high 42 points in the second overtime as the host Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Brooklyn Nets for a 147-135 victory on Wednesday night.

Mitchell pours in 28 as Jazz top Pelicans

DONOVAN Mitchell scored 28 points and the Utah Jazz blew open a close game in the third quarter to cruise to their sixth win in a row, 118-102 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday in Salt Lake City.

Harden, Durant lead Nets over Bucks in thriller

JAMES Harden collected 34 points and 12 assists, Kevin Durant added 30, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36.8 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks for a 125-123 victory on Monday night in New York.

New-look Brooklyn Nets beat undermanned Orlando Magic

KEVIN Durant scored a season-high 42 points and James Harden added a 32-point triple-double in his debut for the Brooklyn Nets, who recorded a 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night in New York.

Houston Rockets trade star guard James Harden to Brooklyn Nets in...

THE James Harden saga ended on Wednesday when the Houston Rockets traded the star guard to the Brooklyn Nets as part of a four-team trade, according to multiple reports.

Nets handle Knicks, with short roster following Harden trade

NO James Harden, at least for one more game? No Kyrie Irving, for who knows how long? It was no problem on Wednesday night for the Brooklyn Nets.

NBA tightens health protocols as COVID-19 affects season

NBA players should stay at their residences when they are at home and in their hotels when on the road for at least the next two weeks, the league said on Tuesday in a list of new health protocols designed to limit COVID-19’s impact on the season.

Los Angeles Lakers ground Houston Rockets again 117-100

LEBRON James scored 22 of his game-high 26 points in the first half and the Los Angeles Lakers posted their second runaway victory over the Houston Rockets in as many games, rolling to a 117-100 victory on Tuesday at Toyota Center in Houston.

Bucks ease past Magic

GIANNIS Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half to lift the Bucks to a 121-99 victory over the host Orlando Magic on Monday, Milwaukee’s fifth win in six games.

Clarkson looks to repay confidence given to him by Jazz

AWARDED by the Utah Jazz with a fresh four-year contract extension in the offseason, Filipino-American player Jordan Clarkson looks to repay the confidence given to him, setting solid personal goals and for the team.

Anthony Davis helps LA Lakers trounce Houston Rockets

ANTHONY Davis scored 27 points and blocked three shots in his return from a one-game injury hiatus as the Los Angeles Lakers remained unbeaten on the road with a 120-102 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.

Bradley Beal’s 60 not enough as Wizards fall to Sixers

JOEL Embiid scored 38 points and hit all 13 of his free throws to lift the host Philadelphia 76ers past the Washington Wizards 141-136 on Wednesday.

Stephen Curry tallies another 30 as Golden State routs Sacramento

STEPHEN Curry followed up a career-best 62-point effort with 30 more in just 31 minutes on Monday night, propelling the Golden State Warriors to a second straight run-away win, 137-106 over the Sacramento Kings in San Francisco.

Curry hits career-high 62 as Warriors blast Blazers

STEPHEN Curry exploded for 21 of his career-high 62 points in the first quarter Sunday night, helping the Golden State Warriors take a lead they never relinquished in a 137-122 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in San Francisco.

NY Knicks squeak out a win over Indiana Pacers, 106-102

AUSTIN Rivers hit a 3-pointer that gave the New York Knicks the lead for good late in the fourth quarter Saturday night and added the clinching layup with 35.3 seconds remaining as the Knicks surprised the host Indiana Pacers, 106-102.

NBA aims to build on digital lessons from bubble

WITH the tournament bubble it had in Orlando proving to be a learning experience for it in its digital push, the National Basketball Association (NBA) aims to build on the lessons it got as it moves forward in how it presents the brand.

Mavs set NBA record while blasting Clippers; Lakers roll without Davis

LUKA Doncic had 24 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Dallas Mavericks set an National Basketball Association (NBA) record for the largest halftime lead in the shot-clock era in a 124-73 win at the Los Angeles (LA) Clippers on Sunday afternoon.

Tatum: NBA sees players like Sotto further shoring up league’s growth

ALREADY one of the biggest sports brands in the world, the National Basketball Association (NBA) knows there is always room for growth and it was happy to share that it is going in that direction, aided, among others, by the growing number of international talent joining its family.

Russell, Timberwolves hang on to spoil Jazz’ home opener

D’ANGELO Russell scored 25 points, including three key free throws in the final seconds, to lead the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-111 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night in Salt Lake City.

Nash among new head coaches as 2020-21 NBA season unfurls

AS a player, Steve Nash built himself a Hall-of-Fame career, punctuated by two National Basketball Association (NBA) most valuable player awards. It is the same success he wants to achieve as he begins a new basketball journey — this time as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

NBA’s 72-game season unfolds; playoff play-in tourney in effect

A BRAND-NEW season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) is upon us; a modified version to adapt to the prevailing conditions with the coronavirus pandemic.

Silver admits potential NBA expansion has been addressed

NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the topic of expansion on Monday, something that he has dismissed in previous years.

NBA navigates path forward with most fans — and their money...

LUCRATIVE TV deals and overwhelming popularity will be critical to the National Basketball Association (NBA) as it navigates a new season with few fans able to attend games — and spend their money inside arenas.

Five storylines for the 2020-2021 NBA season

LOS ANGELES — Five storylines to track during the 2020-2021 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, which kicks off on Dec. 22.

Harden speaks, sheds little light on future with Rockets

AFTER reportedly looking for a way out of Houston and skipping the start of Rockets training camp, James Harden finally took questions from the media on Wednesday, while hardly clearing up what has become a sticky situation.

Giannis Antetokounmpo signs 5-year, $228-M extension with Bucks

TWO-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo agreed to a five-year, $228.2-million supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Kevin Durant scores 15 in first game in 18 months

KEVIN Durant returned to the court for the first time in 18 months on Sunday night and was pleased to get that step out of the way.

James Harden still wants out of Houston Rockets

THE Houston Rockets tried to convince James Harden to stay by importing John Wall from the Washington Wizards.

Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant: Wasting no time on (James) Harden thoughts

BEYOND the physical acclimation of returning to the court on a daily basis, Kevin Durant plans to invest his time getting to know his role with the Brooklyn Nets.