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Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

By GREG BEACHAM | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a packed memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.Speaking...

The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the...

Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter operator for deaths

By BRIAN MELLEY | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month as she publicly mourned their deaths Monday in an emotional public ceremony.The...

Holiday, Williamson keep Pelicans rolling in 115-101 win

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN | February 24, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zion Williamson has been a dominant force on the court for New Orleans since making his NBA debut a month ago. Against Golden State, the heralded rookie made his biggest impact in the locker room with a halftime speech that provided...

Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs

By CLIFF BRUNT | February 23, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surly, even by his standards, during his postgame media session.It was easy to see why.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 rebounds...

Millsap has 25 points as Nuggets beat Timberwolves, 128-116

By MICHAEL KELLY | February 23, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Paul Millsap followed one of his worst games of the season with his best, thanks to extra film sessions.Millsap scored a season-high 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting, and the Nuggets bounced back from their first loss in the Northwest Division...

LeBron’s clutch jumper sends Lakers past Celtics 114-112

By GREG BEACHAM | February 23, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although LeBron James is still relatively new to the Los Angeles Lakers' rivalry with the Boston Celtics, he relishes the chance to participate in the history and passion behind this series.When James had the chance Sunday to make...

Raptors roll to biggest win of season, beat Pacers 127-81

By IAN HARRISON | February 23, 2020

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 11 assists, extending his career-best streak of double-doubles to six, and the Toronto Raptors hammered Indiana 127-81 on Sunday, their 13th straight home win over the Pacers.Pascal Siakam scored 21 points...

Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

By MATTHEW COLES | February 23, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Team are trying to get creative in guarding the Houston Rockets.Russell Westbrook doesn’t think the ploys are effective.James Harden shrugged off traps to score 38 points, Westbrook faced two-time Defensive Player of the Year...

Antetokounmpo’s 31 points lead Bucks past 76ers, 119-98

By RICH ROVITO | February 23, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks turned a tight game with the Philadelphia 76ers into a mismatch immediately in the second half, led by the reigning league MVP.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 25 points...

Heat rout Cavs 124-105 as Wade is honored at halftime

By STEVEN WINE | February 22, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat played so well early they didn't need a halftime meeting, which was exactly the plan.In a worthy warmup for Dwyane Wade's jersey retirement ceremony, the Heat broke a 23-year-old franchise record for points in the first half...

Collins, Hawks get hot late, rally past Mavericks 111-107

By GEORGE HENRY | February 22, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins was in no mood to feel sorry for the Dallas Mavericks and their short-handed roster.“I feel like I definitely took advantage of the mismatches I had tonight," Collins said. “As you guys know, I can crash the basket pretty...