Men's basketball

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, tries to get past, Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
March 19, 2019 - 2:26 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard plans to take a bit more control over games in the absence of backcourt mate CJ McCollum. Lillard had 30 points and 15 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 106-98 on Monday night in their first game since McCollum injured his left knee...
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Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez looks to shoot over Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender (35) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 18, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 19, 2019 - 1:41 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Robin Lopez used his veteran guile to gain an advantage over the Phoenix Suns' young big men, and had major success at the expense of his former team. Lopez scored 24 points on 11-for-14 shooting to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns 116-101 on Monday night, snapping a five...
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San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 19, 2019 - 1:24 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonia Spurs aren't concerned with making statements. They just want to pile up as many victories as they can late in the season. DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and nine rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points and 13 rebounds and Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 111...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots as New Orleans Pelicans’ Kenrich Williams (3) defends and Pelicans’ Julius Randle (30) and Anthony Davis (23) watch in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, March 18, 2019. With the basket, Nowitzki became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 19, 2019 - 1:06 am
DALLAS (AP) — For the 7-footer who has built a Hall of Fame career shooting from the outside, it was the perfect way to reach his latest milestone. Dirk Nowitzki swished a 20-foot jumper with 8:35 left in the first quarter Monday night, passing Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA's career...
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Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) defends against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 18, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ken Blaze)
March 18, 2019 - 11:56 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers squeaked by without Kevin Love. The Detroit Pistons, playing without Blake Griffin, weren't as fortunate. The Cavaliers made clutch shots down the stretch for a 126-119 win Monday night in a game that featured six ties and five lead changes in the fourth...
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Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic, right, drives past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game against Miami Heat, Monday, March 18, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)
March 18, 2019 - 11:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder were foundering without their star point guard, and the Miami Heat — like Oklahoma City trying to improve their playoff position — took advantage. Goran Dragic had 26 points and 11 assists, and Dwyane Wade added 25 points in the Heat's 116-107 win Monday night over...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, March 18, 2019. Jokic scored 21 points as the Nuggets defeated the Celtics 114-105. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 18, 2019 - 11:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are headed back to the postseason after a six-year drought. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night and clinched their first playoff berth since 2012-13. Will Barton...
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Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang (31) celebrates his basket near Washington Wizards forward Troy Brown Jr. (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 18, 2019 - 11:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Utah beginning a four-game trip while jockeying for position in the tight Western Conference playoff race, the objective in its first game was clear — contain Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal. Beal had posted back-to-back 40-point games for the Wizards, who are clinging to...
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) drives to the net as New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson (21) defends during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, March 18, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 18, 2019 - 11:08 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will likely have to wait a little longer to get their entire lineup healthy at the same time. Jeremy Lin scored 20 points, Fred VanVleet had 13 points and 12 assists for his first career double-double, and the Raptors beat the New York Knicks 128-92 on Monday...
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Dallas Mavericks' Tim Hardaway Jr., left, and Luka Doncic (77) celebrate with Dirk Nowitzki (41) after Nowitzki scored a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Dallas, Monday, March 18, 2019. The basket placed Nowitzki as the sixth all-time league leading scorer surpassing Wilt Chamberlain. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 18, 2019 - 9:54 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers. Nowitzki took Luka Doncic's handoff and backed down New Orleans' Kenrich Williams before hitting a turnaround from the top of the free-throw...
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