Basketball

Blazers beat Nuggets to take 1-game lead for 8th…

Jusuf Nurkic had a career-high 33 points with 16 rebounds against his former team, CJ McCollum had 39 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 122-113 to take hold of the eighth seed in the Western Conference

Wizards beat Lakers 119-108 to clinch division…

John Wall scored 34 points and Washington rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-108, clinching the Southeast Division title for its first division crown in 38 years

Reports: Kings Pursuing Ex-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie…

The Kings have publicly denied reports that they are interested in hiring former Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie or demoting current GM Vlade Divac.

Curry's 32 lead Warriors over Rockets 113-106

Stephen Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and the Golden State Warriors built a big lead early and held on for a 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets

Whiteside's buzzer-beating tip-in lifts Heat past…

Hassan Whiteside tipped in a shot at the buzzer to lift the Miami Heat over the Detroit Pistons 97-96

Suspended Noah: Using supplement to aid injuries…

Joakim Noah says he is sorry for taking an over-the-counter supplement that led to a 20-game suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy

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Saric, Covington lift 76ers over Nets 106-101

Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-101

Rubio's late free throws help Minnesota end skid at Indiana

Ricky Rubio made three free throws with 3.4 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-114 victory over the Indiana Pacers

Snell scores 26 points, Bucks beat Hornets 118-108

Tony Snell scored a season-high 26 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points and eight rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks handed the Charlotte Hornets' playoff hopes a potentially devastating blow with a 118-108 victory

Jazz sink Pelicans 108-100 behind Gobert, hot shooting

Rudy Gobert had 20 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Utah Jazz over the New Orleans Pelicans 108-100

Collison leads Kings to 91-90 win over slumping Grizzlies

Darren Collison scored 23 points and made two crucial free throws in the closing seconds to help the Sacramento Kings hand the slumping Memphis Grizzlies their fourth consecutive loss, 91-90

Knicks hand Pistons 4th straight loss, 109-95

Derrick Rose scored 27 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 25 and the New York Knicks handed the Detroit Pistons another damaging defeat with a 109-95 victory

Thomas scores 30, Celtics beat Heat 112-108 for 4th straight

Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 112-108 for their fourth straight victory

Turner leads Pacers to 107-94 victory over 76ers

Myles Turner had 17 points and 16 rebounds, Paul George scored 21 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-94