Basketball

Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem…

Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.

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Gibson, Butler lead Timberwolves rally past Lakers, 119-111

Gibson, Butler lead Timberwolves in rally past Lakers for 119-111 victory entering All-Star break

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Nuggets make 24 3-pointers, beat Bucks 134-123

Nikola Jokic recorded a triple-double in the first half, and Denver matched a franchise record for made 3-pointers with 24 in win over Bucks

Jazz win 11th straight, beating Suns 107-97

Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Royce O'Neale had a career-high 19 and the Utah Jazz won their 11th straight game, beating the Phoenix Suns 107-97

Davis leads Pelicans' rout of Lakers

Davis goes for 42 points, 15 rebounds as New Orleans Pelicans beat Los Angeles Lakers 139-117

The Akron Beacon Journal, Marla Ridenour column

George, Westbrook's triple-double lead OKC past Grizzlies

Paul George scored 28 points, Russell Westbrook registered another triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder survived a late Memphis rally to defeat the Grizzlies 121-114

Celtics have plenty on their plates after All-Star break

Pacers win 3rd straight, hand Nets 7th straight loss

Victor Oladipo scored 25 points, Corey Joseph added 15 points and 11 assists, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-103

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Lady Warriors advance to Division IV quarters

Jordan has 30 points and 13 rebounds, Clippers beat Celtics

DeAndre Jordan had 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 129-119 night for their fourth victory in five games

Celtics midseason report card

Lowry leads Raptors to 7th win in row, 122-98 over Bulls

Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 10 assists, Serge Ibaka also scored 20 points and the Toronto Raptors cruised into the All-Star break with their seventh straight victory, 122-98 over the Chicago Bulls

Harden helps Rockets to 10th straight win, 100-91 over Kings

James Harden had 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as the Houston Rockets fought off a late rally to get their 10th straight win, 100-91, over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night

Beal, Wizards rally from 27 points down to beat Knicks

Bradley Beal scored 36 points, and the Washington Wizards overcame a 27-point deficit to beat the slumping New York Knicks 118-113

Philly.com Bob Ford column

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Howard shines as Hornets top Magic 104-102

Dwight Howard had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets stopped a four-game slide with a 104-102 victory over the Orlando Magic

Smith, Griffin help Pistons beat Hawks to end 3-game skid

Ish Smith had 22 points and nine assists, Blake Griffin narrowly missed a triple-double and the Detroit Pistons ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Hawks 104-98