SAN FRANCISCO — Draymond Green had a triple-double and the Golden State Warriors earned their first three-game win streak of the season in Friday’s 130-121 win over the Charlotte Hornets at Chase Center. With 11 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds, Green earned a franchise-record 25th triple-double of his career and set the tone on a night when the Warriors assisted on 38 of their 48 made field ...

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LOS ANGELES — Finally there was some good news. Dennis Schroder, the Los Angeles Lakers’ starting point guard, returned as did some of the Lakers’ mojo, the team snapping out of a losing streak thanks to a dominant defensive performance in a 102-93 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. It was the Lakers’ first win against a team currently in the top eight of its conference since Feb. 4. ...

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Jo Adell made some offseason tweaks to his setup and swing to quiet his lower half, flatten his bat path and optimize his lightning-quick hands, but what the Angels outfielder felt he needed most after his rocky rookie debut was an attitude adjustment. “My goal is to bring my swagger back,” Adell said on a video call after Friday’s workout in Tempe, Ariz. “I didn’t have that last year. That ...

The Hawks (14-19) fell behind in the second quarter and could never make up ground in their 118-109 loss to the Thunder (14-19) in Oklahoma City Friday. Next up, the Hawks play in Miami Sunday and Tuesday. ——— Below are some takeaways from the loss: 1. Facing an Oklahoma City team that’s in rebuilding mode and was missing Al Horford, the Hawks trailed by eight at halftime after a rough second ...

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LOS ANGELES — Here’s some friendly advice for those grumbling about UCLA’s NCAA tournament projections: Hold on a minute. Alone atop the Pac-12 Conference but predicted as a middling No. 8 seed by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm, the two most prominent analysts who forecast NCAA tournament brackets, the Bruins could considerably boost their standing thanks to a schedule that ...

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The honorary captain, George “Petey” Thornton, was a member of the 1971-72 team that averaged 101 points per game that season.

Louisiana Tech scored just that on Friday night, blowing out Rice with a final score of 101-57 inside the Thomas Assembly Center on Karl Malone Court.

DETROIT — Dennis Smith Jr. tied the game at 71 midway through the third quarter, confidently stepping into a 3-pointer. It got downgraded to a 2-pointer not long after, however. His foot was on the line. Smith made up for it in style during the Detroit Pistons’ next offensive possession, dribbling across the 3-point line and launching when he had enough space. It gave the Pistons their first ...

CHICAGO — Regardless of result, Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan has maintained the same demeanor after each game this season. He has been tasked with teaching his young team how to be successful, and while the Bulls have enjoyed highs they have not reached in recent years, growing pains are usually right around the corner. That was the case Friday night as turnovers and a dud of a fourth ...

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Matt Dumba fell in love with hockey playing outdoors, and he's giving others the chance to do the same. The Wild defenseman is launching the inaugural Matt Dumba Hockey Without Limits Camp on Saturday at the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL as part of Hockey Day Minnesota 2021. Youth players from the Herb Brooks Foundation, the Hendrickson Foundation and New Directions Youth ...

Two weeks ago the Miami Heat were stumbling to a 16-point road loss to the Utah Jazz at the start of a three-game losing streak. Friday night at AmericanAirlines Arena the Heat were going toe to toe with the league-best Jazz, in a 124-116 victory that extended their winning streak to five and made it nine victories in their last 12 games. Moving into high-octane mode on offense, an effort that ...

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Clippers coach Tyronn Lue can deal with a loss, just so long as his team prepares well and plays with purpose. When his team did neither Thursday in a 28-point loss at Memphis, it ate at Lue, who said he was frustrated until he arrived at FedEx Forum on Friday. The team’s middling defensive rankings, he said before tipoff, showed “that we’re not very good.” “We have the guys to do it, we have ...

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Someone's win streak had to come to an end. It wasn't the Wild's. In a seamless return home from a successful road trip, the Wild powered past the Kings, 3-1, Friday at Xcel Energy Center to extend their season-long win streak to five games while halting Los Angeles' at six. Goalie Cam Talbot was almost unbeatable in his first start since Feb.2 following an absence on the ...

From the unfulfilling conclusion of last season all the way up until the first practice of the new year Monday, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh spent the 10 weeks in between tearing apart his staff, building it back up and reconfiguring it. “We’re now set,” he said cheerfully Thursday. Like a marathoner crossing the finish line, he seemed ready to exhale a deep breath of relief. It has ...

NEW YORK — It had been 51 weeks since the Rangers fans had seen their Blueshirts in person at Madison Square Garden, and when the fans returned to the World’s Most Famous Arena, their team put on a show for them. Playing their second game since their leading scorer and best offensive player, Artemi Panarin, took a leave of absence, the Rangers rewarded their faithful with a spirited 6-2 ...

The NBA G League is opening an investigation into guard Jeremy Lin’s claim that he has been called “coronavirus” on the court, according to the Athletic. As the number of violent attacks against Asian Americans escalates across the country, Lin, an Asian American currently playing for the Warriors’ G League affiliate, detailed in a Facebook post Thursday the racism he has experienced over the ...

SEATTLE — The Russell Wilson Dissatisfaction Tour keeps careening down the highway, with new revelations at every turn. But as the depth and scope of the Seahawks quarterback's grievances continue to emerge, the giant, overarching questions remains: What is the end game here? There are three possible answers to where this all leads. And to borrow from the famous quote by former Ohio State ...