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Harden scores 57, but Grizzlies top Rockets 126-125 in OT

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:31pm

James Harden scored 57 points but the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston 126-125 in overtime Wednesday night, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games.

Markkanen, Dunn lead Bulls over Wizards 126-120 in OT

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:59pm

The fading Washington Wizards were going against a struggling team missing two of its top players. It's fair to say their latest loss had a little extra sting.

Oklahoma City Thunder retire Nick Collison's No. 4 jersey

Murray Evans, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:49pm

Nick Collison's No. 4 jersey was retired by the Oklahoma City Thunder during a ceremony before their game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Embiid gets 37 and 22 to lead 76ers past Celtics 118-115

Aaron Bracy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:09pm

Boston's recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally had enough.

Sexton's 25 leads Cavs over bruised, Giannis-less Bucks

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:44pm

Collin Sexton has left a sluggish, sometimes painful start to his pro career, behind him.

Fournier, Gordon lead Magic to 119-96 rout over Pelicans

Bill Fay, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:37pm

The Orlando Magic showed no mercy on an undermanned New Orleans team, routing the punchless Pelicans.

Bulls, Blackhawks to install high-def scoreboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:38pm

The NBA's Chicago Bulls and NHL's Blackhawks are giving their home a high-definition upgrade with a new scoreboard and sound system.

Rui Hachimura's popularity continuing to rise at Gonzaga

John Marshall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:23pm

Rui Hachimura leaned against a wall inside Las Vegas' Orleans Arena, towering above the boom microphones and cameras being held by the reporters below.

Giannis out again as banged-up Bucks try to clinch division

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:11pm

The Bucks are staggering to the finish line of a special regular season.

Star guards Howard and Morant headline Marquette-Murray St

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:44pm

Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette's Markus Howard have much in common: Point guards, prolific scorers, conference players of the year, All-America contenders. And, apparently, promptness.

Bucks' Nikola Mirotic out with left thumb injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:37pm

Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic is out indefinitely an examination of his left thumb revealed a sprain and a fracture.

Grizzlies' Bradley to miss at least a week with bruised shin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:43am

Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week because of a bruised shin.

Pistons send Thomas, Mykhailiuk to G League

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:13am

The Detroit Pistons have assigned Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk to Grand Rapids, the team's G League affiliate.

4 years after Tyus, Tre Jones looks to lead a Duke title run

Joedy McCreary, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:04am

Tre Jones considers himself the classic tagalong little brother, always wanting a piece of whatever his big brother had.

Chinese, Croatian national teams joining NBA Summer League

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:53am

NBA Summer League is going international this year.

Clippers edge Pacers 115-109 at home for 1st time since 2014

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:04pm

Off to an 8-1 start in March, the Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward the playoffs, something critics figured they were giving up on after trading leading scorer Tobias Harris and making other moves in February.

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.