Basketball

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

Journal Star, Peoria, Ill., Nick Vlahos column

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

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

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

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

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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

Spurs' Leonard out indefinitely to continue…

The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a right quadriceps injury

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

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

15 years ago: Little could stop LeBron James in Greensboro

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

Chillin': LeBron, Cavs trying to thaw from…

LeBron, Cavaliers trying to fight through mid-season funk

Anthony, Adams lead Thunder past Lakers 114-90

Anthony, Adams lead Thunder past Lakers 114-90

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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

Rodman checks into rehab after DUI arrest

The agent for former NBA star Dennis Rodman says the Hall of Famer has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after a weekend DUI arrest

Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White dies at 71

Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White has died at 71 years old

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

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

Magic end Timberwolves' five-game win streak, 108…

Evan Fournier scored a season-high 32 points and D.J. Augustin added 11 points and three assists in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to help the Orlando Magic break a seven-game losing streak with a 108-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

Davis scores 45, Pelicans beat Celtics 116-113 in…

Anthony Davis had 45 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime victory over Boston, ending the Celtics' seven-game winning streak

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Jokic's big night helps Nuggets hold off Mavericks 105-102

Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds, Gary Harris hit two big free throws and the Denver Nuggets led by as many as 23 points before holding on for a 105-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night

Lillard scores 31, Blazers beat Suns 118-111

Damian Lillard had 31 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 118-111 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night