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Former NBA player's ex-wife won't face death if convicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:43am

The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright won't face the death penalty if convicted of killing him more than seven years ago in Tennessee.

Harden scores 34 as Rockets hold off Timberwolves 129-120

Andres Ybarra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 9:36pm

For the Houston Rockets, finally facing a challenge from Minnesota and a hostile crowd on the road was a good test to prepare for the postseason.

Butler targeting return to Timberwolves before end of season

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 9:06pm

Jimmy Butler could return to the court for the Minnesota Timberwolves before the end of the regular season, if he continues to stay on track with his rehabilitation from surgery on his right knee.

Davis leads Pelicans past Celtics 108-89

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:12pm

Anthony Davis picked up his dribble along the baseline and pulled up for a tough, 14-foot fallaway as he was fouled by Celtics rookie Abdel Nader.

NBA fines Pelicans coach Gentry for criticizing officiating

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 4:28pm

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the league's officiating following New Orleans' 107-101 loss to Houston on Saturday night.

Pelicans activate Hill for first time this season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 4:02pm

The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Solomon Hill is available to play for the first time this season against the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

Westbrook, Thunder end Raptors' 11-game win streak

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 3:39pm

Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan praised his team's poise following a hard-fought road win over the streaking Raptors.

Portland wins 12th straight with 100-87 victory over Detroit

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:58pm

Damian Lillard says Portland's current streak is more about the Blazers than their opponents.

Cook, Green lead depleted Warriors past Suns 124-109

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:31pm

Even with Golden State's Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson on the sidelines, the Phoenix Suns couldn't beat the Warriors.

Grizzlies snap 19-game skid with 101-94 win vs Nuggets

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:14pm

The Denver Nuggets did something no NBA team has done in almost seven weeks — lost to the Memphis Grizzlies.

LeBron gets 33 points in triple-double, Cavs beat Bulls

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:04pm

As he exited the court, LeBron James brought a young fan to tears.

Nets blow double-digit lead, still beat Mavs 114-106

Adry Torres, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:46pm

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson tinkered with his starting lineup, hoping to cure his young team's recent defensive lapses.

Knicks end 9-game slide with win over Hornets

Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:36pm

The New York Knicks stopped their slide with an impressive performance on both sides of the court.

Harden ignites Houston as Pelicans' Gentry enraged by foul

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:36pm

James Harden's craftiness in the clutch ignited Houston's offense — as well as Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry's temper.

Beal helps Wizards knock off Pacers 109-102

Harvey Valentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:52pm

Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards delivered in a big game in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Giannis' double-double helps Bucks hold on to beat Hawks

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:36pm

The Milwaukee Bucks pushed the pace and kept their composure late in the fourth quarter. The Atlanta Hawks struggled to regain their footing in the closing minutes after their best ball-handler fouled out.

Cavs' Lue stays in locker room after half because of illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:58pm

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue remained in the locker room to start the second half of their game against the Chicago Bulls because of an illness.

Bulls' Markkanen, LaVine, Dunn sitting out against Cavaliers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 5:42pm

The Chicago Bulls are holding injured core players Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn out of Saturday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

UMBC's 16-over-1 upset highlights shifts in college hoops

Luke Meredith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:52pm

that this could be the year for a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament.