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Murray fined $25K for groin punch

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NEW YORK (AP) Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for a shot to the groin area of Dallas' Tim Hardaway Jr.

Murray was ejected after the apparently intentional act in the third quarter of a game Monday night. The Nuggets won 117-113.

Murray stumbled backward after colliding with Hardaway as Denver was setting up on offense. Murray got up and reached between Hardaway's legs with his right arm, prompting Hardaway to double over.


NBA reschedules some games ppd. by COVID

Washington's second-half schedule might not be as jam-packed as first thought, after the NBA said Wednesday it was rescheduling some Wizards games after a half-dozen of their contests were postponed in recent weeks for virus-related reasons.

Portland will now visit Washington on Tuesday, a game that was originally set for the second half. Washington will play at Charlotte on Feb. 7, a game that was rescheduled from Jan. 20. And that means the Blazers, who were scheduled to visit the Hornets that day, will now go to Charlotte in the second half of the schedule.


Healthier Mavs try to end Jazz's streak

The Dallas Mavericks are set to take on the Utah Jazz twice in three nights at Salt Lake City, and while the Jazz have won nine consecutive games, the visitors might finally have some help on the way.

The Mavericks are close to getting a good chunk of their roster back, perhaps even in time to suit up against the Jazz on Wednesday.


Lakers' road streak on line vs. 76ers

The Los Angeles Lakers put their unbeaten road record on the line Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

The Lakers improved to 10-0 away from home on Monday at Cleveland, 115-108, as LeBron James celebrated his homecoming with a season-high 46 points on 19-of-26 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and six assists.


Nuggets top depleted Heat, push run to 5

MIAMI (AP) The Denver Nuggets might not want this road trip to end.

The Miami Heat cannot get Jimmy Butler back quickly enough.


Sabonis has 22-11-10, Pacers top Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Doug McDermott had 28 points, Damontas Sabonis had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-106 on Wednesday night.

Sabonis, who was questionable coming into the game with a bruised knee, started and finished 9 of 10 from the field.


Hield has 29 as rested Kings beat Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Buddy Hield scored a season-best 29 points, hitting hit seven 3-pointers, and the well-rested Sacramento Kings beat the Orlando Magic 121-107 on Wednesday night.

Sacramento was playing for the first time since Friday after two games were canceled because of COVID-19 protocols with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Kings proved themselves to be rested and ready in taking apart the Magic for their second road victory of the season.


Sexton, Drummond lead Cavs past Pistons

CLEVELAND (AP) Collin Sexton scored 29 points and Andre Drummond had 23 points, 16 rebounds and five steals against his former team, powering the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 122-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Taurean Prince added 16 points and rookie Isaac Okoro had 10 points and a season-high six assists to help the Cavaliers snap a two-game losing streak and improve to 9-9.


Suns' Paul set for Oklahoma City return

Fighting to emerge from a rocky stretch, the Phoenix Suns will look for even more progress when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.

While the Suns are close to pushing through, the Thunder enter the finale of a five-game trip with a little momentum after halting a three-game slide with a 125-122 victory Monday over the Portland Trail Blazers.


LeVert has surgery for cancer on kidney

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to treat a cancerous growth on his left kidney.

Team officials made the announcement Tuesday and said the 26-year-old LeVert is expected to make a full recovery. The Pacers said no additional treatment is needed.

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