Basketball

Clippers hang on to beat Nuggets 109-104 for 6th win in row

Blake Griffin had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Denver Nuggets 109-104 for their season-high sixth win in a row

Houston's Ariza, Green suspended 2 games apiece…

The NBA decides: Rockets players Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green each suspended two games for entering Clippers' locker room

Rockets' Harden back at practice after 2 1/2 weeks

Rockets guard James Harden returned to practice for the first time since he was injured Dec. 31 against the Los Angeles Lakers

Mitchell scores 34 in Utah's 120-105 win over Kings

Donovan Mitchell scored 23 of his 34 points in the second half and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 120-105

Aldridge, Mills lead Spurs over Nets after Leonard shut down

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 points, Patty Mills made seven 3-pointers and the San Antonio Spurs responded to the latest absence of Kawhi Leonard by beating the Brooklyn Nets 100-95

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GCCC women go cold in loss to Butler

Hornets coach Clifford back to work after sleep…

Hornets coach Steve Clifford returned to practice following a 21-game absence due to headaches caused by sleep deprivation.

Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips…

Amid doping scandals, Russians are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago

Hornets hammer Wizards 133-109 in Clifford's return

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 21 points, Dwight Howard had another double-double and the Charlotte Hornets used a record-setting first half to beat the Washington Wizards 133-109 in coach Steve Clifford's return

Evans has 23 points, 10 assists as Grizzlies beat Knicks

Tyreke Evans had 23 points, including three free throws in the closing seconds, along with 10 assists to lift the Memphis Grizzlies over the New York Knicks 105-99

Road Warriors: Durant's 32 leads NBA champions…

Kevin Durant scores 32 to pace Warriors to 13th straight road win, 118-108 over Cavaliers

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in…

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are scoreless in their regular-season pro debut in Lithuania

Oladipo scores 28, hot-shooting Pacers beat Jazz 109-94

Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers shot 54 percent from 3-point range in a 109-94 win over the Utah Jazz

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Warriors beat Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight…

Klay Thompson scores 38 points as Golden State Warriors beat Chicago Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight road win

Westbrook, Anthony help Thunder rally past Kings 95-88

Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists before being ejected, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 95-88

Whiteside leads Heat to 106-101 win over Bucks

Hassan Whiteside had a season-high 27 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Miami Heat to a 106-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks

Brooks scores 19 to lead Grizzlies over Lakers 123-114

Dillon Brooks matched his season best with 19 points and eight Memphis players finished in double figures, helping the Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-114

Anthony, Adams lead Thunder past Lakers 114-90

Anthony, Adams lead Thunder past Lakers 114-90

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Joel Embiid, 76ers barely hold on, edge Raptors 117-111

Joel Embiid had 34 points and 11 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers narrowly avoided blowing another big lead in a 117-111 victory over the cold-shooting Toronto Raptors on Monday

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Valanciunas has double-double as Raptors beat Pistons 96-91

Valanciunas has 17 points and 16 rebounds as Raptors beat Pistons 96-91 to avoid first three-game losing streak of season

Bazemore hits winning shot, Hawks beat Pelicans 94-93

Kent Bazemore hit a jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Hawks rallied from 19 points down to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 94-93 before a sparse crowd on an icy night in Atlanta