Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) comes down after a dunk over Memphis Grizzlies' Anthony Tolliver (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 03, 2020 - 10:19 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson said he felt “alive again” after getting a chance to help his team close out a game. Brandon Ingram scored 24 points, Williamson added 23 points and matched his career high with five assists in his most extensive playing time since the NBA restart, and...
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Miami Heat's Goran Dragic (7) greets Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet (23) after an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Raptors won 107-103. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 03, 2020 - 5:55 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet made another case for a big payday later this year VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points and made seven 3-pointers, and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors added to their strong restart with a 107-103 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday...
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Members of the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets kneel around a Black Lives Matter logo during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 03, 2020 - 1:42 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — So far, so good. The NBA’s bubble remains intact. The extraordinary health protocols put into place to try and save this season seem to be working. The mission shared by coaches and players to use their platform and continue the conversation about racial injustice is...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to move the ball against the Houston Rockets during an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)
August 02, 2020 - 11:32 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets used strong defense down the stretch for a 120-116 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night. It was the 36th straight game with at least 20 points for Westbrook, who led Houston's offense on a night...
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Iowa's Luka Garza (55) dunks as Penn State's Myles Dread (2) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Iowa City, Iowa. Big Ten player of the year Garza says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to Iowa for his senior season. Garza says his heart is in Iowa City and that it would have been hard to close the book on his college career without a last chapter. (AP Photo/Cliff Jette, File)
August 02, 2020 - 6:35 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Big Ten player of the year Luka Garza announced Sunday he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to Iowa for his senior season. “My heart is in Iowa City,” Garza said. “I love this place too much to leave it. I love my teammates, coaches, community, fans and...
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Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers' Mario Hezonja (44) during an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)
August 02, 2020 - 6:22 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big lead early before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Tatum rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) dribbles against Washington Wizards forward Isaac Bonga (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 02, 2020 - 5:56 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 14 of his 34 points in the final seven minutes to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Washington Wizards 118-110 on Sunday and move closer to a playoff berth. “That was my favorite show to watch — watching Caris LeVert go to work, seeing how far he’s...
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Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler dribbles up court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 02, 2020 - 1:15 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler was not with the Miami Heat for practice Sunday, and one of his teammates suggested that he was quarantining away from the team. The Heat said only that Butler, who scored 22 points in Miami’s restart-opening win over Denver on Saturday, had “an excused...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle (22) fouls Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren, who grabs a rebound during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 10:57 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Warren scored a career-high 53 points, Victor Oladipo added 15 after reversing course on opting out of the NBA restart and the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 127-121 on Saturday night. A sixth-year player acquired from Phoenix in an offseason trade,...
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New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson, left, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 8:56 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla (AP) — Paul George made three straight 3-pointers in the opening minutes and had eight overall for 28 points for the Los Angeles Clippers, who rode a team-record barrage of long-range shots to beat the faltering New Orleans Pelicans 126-103 Saturday. The Clippers broke the...
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