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Russell scores career-best 44, Nets rally past Kings

Michael Wagaman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:49pm

Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson tried just about everything to kick the Nets into gear. There were quick timeouts, angry, animated discussions with his players and even switching from man to zone defense.

Nets erase 28-point deficit in 2nd-half, top Kings 123-121

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:01pm

D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 on Tuesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.

Bucks beat Lakers 115-101; Antetokounmpo, James sit out

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:49pm

Billed as a battle of All-Star captains, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers instead took the court Tuesday night without their respective franchise players.

Curry leads Warriors past Wolves 117-107, into 1st in West

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:39pm

Golden State's most recent homestand included a 33-point loss to Boston and a startling defeat to last-place Phoenix, reminding the Warriors of the work that's ahead of them to win a fourth NBA championship in five years.

Harden, Capela lead Rockets to easy win over Hawks

George Henry, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:11pm

Chris Paul wasn't concerned that Houston would keep struggling to hit shots.

Redick just misses triple-double; 76ers beat Hornets 118-114

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:53pm

JJ Redick's last triple-double came in high school.

Injured Collison to miss 1st game after 71 starts for Pacers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:39pm

Darren Collision will miss his first game of the season for the Indiana Pacers because of a right quad contusion.

Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumors

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:23pm

Doc Rivers denied rumors on Tuesday night that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers.

Antetokounmpo, James sit out Bucks-Lakers matchup

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 6:07pm

Giannis Antetokoumpo and LeBron James, who served as competing All-Star captains, both will miss Tuesday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Arkansas' Gafford declares for NBA draft, won't play in NIT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:44pm

Arkansas forward Daniel Gafford has declared for the NBA draft and will not play in the NIT, where the Razorbacks faced Providence on Tuesday night.

Stanley Cup champion Capitals to visit Trump at White House

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:43pm

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend.

Ex-Auburn assistant basketball coach pleads guilty

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:11am

Former Auburn University assistant coach and 13-year NBA veteran Chuck Person pleaded guilty Tuesday to a bribery conspiracy charge in the widespread college basketball bribery scandal, ensuring that none of the four coaches charged in the probe will go to trial.

Grizzlies' C.J. Miles likely out for remainder of season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:56am

Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward C.J. Miles is expected to miss the remainder of the season after injuring his left foot over the weekend.

Bucks sign guard Tim Frazier with Brogdon out

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:51am

The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard Tim Frazier on Tuesday as they try to shore up their backcourt with Malcolm Brogdon out indefinitely with a plantar fascia tear in his right foot.

Blazers prevent Pacers from clinching with 106-98 win

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:21pm

Damian Lillard plans to take a bit more control over games in the absence of backcourt mate CJ McCollum.

Lopez helps Bulls end losing streak, beat Suns 116-101

Jose M. Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:39pm

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.

Nowitzki passes Wilt but Pelicans top Mavs 129-125 in OT

Dave Jackson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:51pm

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.

Dragic, Wade lead Heat past Westbrook-less Thunder, 116-107

Murray Evans, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:47pm

The Thunder were foundering without their star point guard, and the Miami Heat — like Oklahoma City trying to improve their playoff position — took advantage.

McCollum out with a popliteus strain

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:44pm

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs.